The words ‘forensic science’ don’t immediately inspire thoughts even relating to art — what we think of is CSI, bloody crime scenes, traces of hair and semen, fingerprints, and criminal profiling. Believe it or not, art can play a huge part in solving a crime. Forensic science artists are not only responsible for delivering accurate, detailed portraits of a suspect based only on eye witness accounts. They can also help investigators recreate a person’s entire face based only on skeletal structure — sometimes working with mere parts of the skull to do so. [Read more...]
These quickly morphing GIF’s are completely captivating in their fast and fluid transition between images. Especially striking are the examples which follow a common theme, like famous paintings or iconic celebrities, morphing between many visually similar images. Micaël Reynaud of Montpellier, France, has been creating the animations in his spare time and has a treasure trove of well made examples over at his Google Plus account. You can also find him on Twitter.
Note: You may need to wait a little bit for this page to load. It’s image heavy. [Read more...]
Carving gourds is an old and beautiful art form that I’ve seen many times before, but I’ve never seen anything like the lighted gourds of Polish artist Przemek. His dried creations are carefully perforated and carved, then lighted from inside to cast intricate and flowing patterns on the walls surrounding. Each lamp, because it was originally created by nature, is unique. Find out more about his work, and how to get one at calabarte.com, then get social on Facebook, Deviantart or Flickr. [Read more...]
What started out as a fun and simple idea to give a 4 year old child a toy based on his own drawing, has now become a very interesting business. That company, Child’s Own Studio, is now creating one-off plush toys based on your child’s own drawing, cleverly re-imagining their often unique sense of style. So far over 200 original toys have been created.
How much do these great toys cost? Prices are quote based, but the $100 Canadian gift certificate should give a rough figure. For such a memorable keepsake, it seems more than worth it. [Read more...]
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Penguins appear to use smell to determine if they are related to a potential mate, which suggests birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers previously thought. [Read more...]
Oh my god, what does it mean?! Facebook recently released their updated double news feed, designed to keep you even better connected to your gaggle of online friends. In overwhelmed celebration, motion graphic extraordinaire Jason King put together this downright amazing tribute to an internet meme. Words can’t describe the joy this brings me. [Read more...]
What happens when you take the patterns of nature, small or large, then filter them through the lens of technology? If you’re artist Kane Cali, you create incredibly beautiful translucent sculptures reminiscent of the rippling patterns in water. His works are created using a unique process of computer modeling, female mold building and a final casting of colored resin. The results filter light much like fluid, creating an illusion of water frozen in motion. Swing by his website kanecali.com for a detailed explanation of his process and further inspiring work. [Read more...]
Creating figures with a distinctly pen drawn appearance, self taught artist Gavin Worth has an amazing eye for the human form. Most of his pieces rely on a minimum of lines to convey their flowing forms, which do much to bring life to such a minimalist medium. Make sure to stop by Worth’s website gavinworth.com, which includes his diverse selection of work from paintings to cut paper, design and more. See the video at the bottom of the page for a special look at one of his more complex pieces. [Read more...]
Called, “Americas largest invention factory,” Davison’s Inventionland is quite possibly the most eccentric office building in the world. With treehouses, giant shoes, boat’s and more in place of cubicles, it all makes sense for a firm that boasts production of 2,000-2,400 new inventions each year. The 61,000 square foot home to this “wonderland specifically designed to spark imagination and foster creative thinking” is in Pittsburg, PA. It has a state of the art production studio, new product development factory, and is packed with talented designers and creatives. [Read more...]