The crafty people at Column Five now have offices in California and New York, so what better way to announce their country spanning convergence on SXSW this week than this stellar paper craft animation? Whether you prefer mustard covered hot dogs, fresh zesty tacos or a juicy rack of ribs, the short animation will keep your eyes well pleased and your stomach… well… fiber filled. It’s paper after all. [Read more...]
What you’re looking at here may seem like food – and it is – but it’s not what you think. Tokyo-born artist Hikaru Cho is using her deft skill with a paintbrush to transform one food into another. Imagine picking up a tiny eggplant and suddenly breaking it like an egg, spilling its yolk all over the floor. That’s the reality she’s creating here. [Read more...]
What would you daydream about if you were sitting in an office cubicle? I would hope it’s at least half as cool as riding on a robotic dinosaur with an eyepatch, six-pack abs, a laser sword, and a beautiful woman in your arms. This is the magical scene Chris Danger created in the image above, called Daydreamer. A graduate of School of Visual Arts in NYC, currently living outside of Washington D.C, Chris danger is a freelance illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. The longer you stare at each picture, the more amazing details you will see. [Read more...]
Filmakers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are to showing a view of Yosemite National Park that millions of visitors don’t get to see. Two years ago they collaborated to make another time-lapse film of Yosemite … but this time around they’ve outdone themselves, creating what is aptly titled “Yosemite HD 2.” [Read more...]
If you thought sharing a small apartment was difficult, imagine being these two artists sharing a gigantic hamster wheel. Taking the challenges of co-habitation to a new level, Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder have taken up residence for 10 days on a giant 25 foot wheel furnished mostly with orange and red Ikea furniture… that matches their hip orange and red jumpsuits. Shelley is living inside at the bottom, because he’s afraid of heights, and Schweder is living outside on the top, some 30 feet off the ground. The piece is called In Orbit. [Read more...]
Although this new digital generation may not know what it’s like to get back film that was accidentally double exposed, there have been some phenomenal examples of photographers intentionally layering 2 shots together. Filmmaker Paul Trillo brings the double exposure technique to life in this unique music video for “Be Around” by the LA band The Peach Kings. Based in NYC, Trillo has worked with The Peach Kings on 2 other music videos and was excited to do this one for their upcoming EP Mojo Thunder. [Read more...]
Nick Pedersen has a vision of the future, and he’s revealing it to us through vast landscapes of a world after the “peak” of human civilization. His stunningly detailed works see humans in a not so distant time, surrounded by the ruins of society as we know it.
Here is a world filled with nuclear power plants long dormant; the rusting hulks of cruise ships that no longer sail; and even the remnant scribbles of street art no longer speaking. It’s not all bleak however – because despite the cold, nature has come back with abundance. [Read more...]
Based in Shanghai,China, Wang 2mu (二木 王) is pretty handy with a ballpoint pen. The illustrator works mostly with blue and red ink to create intricately detailed designs that look as though they could be digital. His themes revolve around technology, childhood nostalgia, and domestic culture. The level of saturation and three dimensionality that he achieves with simple ballpoint pens is unbelievable. [Read more...]
Although perceptions are changing, there are still many people who respond to your ache for a tattoo with “You’ll never get a job” or “no one will ever take you seriously!”
Just tell that to the beautiful, powerful people in tattoo artist Cheynne Randall’s series Shopped Tattoos, like a royally purple-haired Kate Middleton.