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Attention LA: The Kickstarter Filmfest is Coming Your Way!

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Kickstarter has helped raise funds for the production of many animations, films, and documentaries, and you can get a taste of some of the most popular ones at The Kickstarter Filmfest in Los Angeles on September 12th. The event will be held at The Autry in Griffith Park from 6-11pm. Aside from the film screenings there will be lots of art, music, and tech to enjoy. Check out the stars through the mobile astronomical observatory, see the “world’s fastest hot tub”, and taste a gourmet reuben- all of which were LA based projects supported by Kickstarter. [Read more…]

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Temple of Art: The Documentary

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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Devoting a life to art can be one of the most fulfilling, as well as challenging, ways to live. While we often get to see the amazing art that comes from those who have taken the leap, diving into their passion, we don’t always get to hear their survival stories. Portrait Photographer Allan Amato has been travelling the world for the past two years capturing portraits of some of the most popular independent artists and asking them to reinterpret their portraits in their signature styles. He has compiled the portraits into a book called Temple of Art, which will be available this October and he wants to take his vision a step further and turn the stories into a documentary. [Read more…]

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round…Thanks to These Fine London Bus Drivers

Sunday 08.10.2014 , Posted by
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In the daily hustle and bustle, many people rely on public transportation, but do we ever pause from our busy lives to look at the people taking us from place to place? London-based photographer Joel Devlin offers a glimpse into the front window of the bus at the drivers who help make the city move. Aside from capturing their lovely portraits, many of the pictures also show a reflection of the architecture of London surrounding the driver in the reflection of the window. [Read more…]

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Amazing New Contemporary Art by DCastro

Saturday 08.09.2014 , Posted by
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Attracted to art at a young age, Dcastro was born in Coromandel, Brazil and expressed himself through drawings, paintings, and sculptures throughout his childhood. By the time he reached adolescence, he was displaying his works in the cultural centers and galleries of Uberlândia, Brazil. But when he reached 18, he began working as a banker, which kept him from focusing entirely on his art. While he spent nearly 18 years in this profession, he still managed to create one mixed media series. In 2008, he went back to his artistic passions full time and left his banking career to devote his life to art. He now lives in Venice Beach, CA and his paintings have been showcased at the gallery of Brazilian Consulate in Los Angeles as well as permanent pieces on the set of Showtime’s Californication and House of Lies. His art is like a peek into another reality; the more you look at each piece, the more details you discover. [Read more…]

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The Most Dapper Animals You’ve Ever Seen

Wednesday 08.06.2014 , Posted by
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You don’t have to be rich or even human to have good style. Just look at these classy animals in vintage gentleman’s wear. These classy pieces are the work of LA-based artist Alexander Houlton. He combines Photoshop with woodworking with the goal of “making people smile uncontrollably.” For this series “Animals in an Animal World” Houlton used Photoshop to replace human heads from vintage photos, which he found online in public domain libraries, with the heads of various animals. He then adhered each print onto wood, which he cut with a powered handheld jigsaw, and burned it with a torch to give it the vintage feel. He did an amazing job sizing the heads and matching them with the perfect outfit and pose. [Read more…]

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Humongous Turtle Made Out of Old Scrap Metal

Tuesday 08.05.2014 , Posted by
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Indonesian artist Ono Gaf creates large scale sculptures by welding together thousands of pieces of metal scraps from bicycles, cars, and machines. With his signature steampunk style, his most recent piece is this gigantic turtle. The 64 year old artist lives a very modest life in a tiny kampong with his wife, but is rich with happiness living out his dreams as an artist. He has held 11 exhibitions so far. [Read more…]

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Globe Trotting Couple Takes Simultaneous Pictures of Themselves Taking Pictures of Each Other

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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As cameras get better and more and more people are traveling the world, we have seen an abundance of travel photography, but this set from creative directors Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova offers a different perspective. The couple takes snapshots of each other at the exact same time so that we can see each of their unique viewpoints. She uses a Nikon and he uses a Canon and they place their images side by side, diptych style, to show the contrasting vistas at any given location. They have been to Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, and now Australia, where they have decided to stay for awhile. [Read more…]

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Photoshop Wiz Dad Places His Adorable Daughters Into Crazy Adventures

Sunday 08.03.2014 , Posted by
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IT director by day, Photographer/Photoshop Wizard Extraordinaire by night, John Wilhelm brings his imagination to life with the help of his 3 adorable daughters. At 5.5 years old, Lou is the big sister to toddler Mia (2.8 years old) and infant Yuna (6 months) and all 3 have been excellent participants in helping their daddy realize his wildest ideas. From a giant octopus attack during a scuba diving adventure in the bathtub to wild crocodiles stealing a camera, these girls have survived it all. Playing different roles, like an ancient spaghetti charmer, auto mechanics pumping up Mom’s belly, and Little Red Riding Hood seems to be a blast for these little ones. [Read more…]

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This is How Math Geeks Eat Their Bagels

Friday 08.01.2014 , Posted by
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Much like a Reeses cup, there is no wrong way to eat a bagel, unless you’re gluten intolerant. But there is a more mathematically sensible way to create more surface area for your cream cheese, unless you’re lactose intolerant. Although I suppose this math nerd fun would also work on Gluten-free bagels with dairy-free cream cheese. So geek out with Stony Brook University research professor George W. Hart as he shares a mathematically correct bagel cutting guide that would make your geometry and trigonometry teachers proud. [Read more…]

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Infinity Boxes Are Going On Tour and We Need Your Help!

Thursday 07.31.2014 , Posted by
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Earlier this year, we introduced you to one of our favorite installations on Earth, Matt Elson’s incredible infinity boxes, which we first discovered at Burning Man. The socially interactive mirror boxes require 2 participants to activate their magic so they are a great way to turn strangers into friends. Videos can’t do justice for the live experience of an infinity box, but you can get an idea in the link above or the video below. Now Elson and his crew have been invited to take their Infinity Boxes beyond The Playa in Black Rock City, Nevada and other festivals in California so that more people can enjoy them, but he needs your help! [Read more…]

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