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I wish I could have a T-shirt of every one of these rad designs by Charlie Layton. On his Tumblr, Freezer Friday, he spoils us with a new, brilliant image that he sketches on his trusty Kenmore icebox with a “pterrific” pterodactyl magnet. In just 25 minutes, the Philadelphia based freelance designer transforms his refrigerator into art. The fridge and freezer have a dry erase surface and with his black expo markers and clever mind he brings a little life to his kitchen. I’m obsessed with the lead here: Bob Ross painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of himself, painting a picture of a penis. Why has this never been done before? [Read more...]
Los Angeles is perhaps most famous for two things: its prolific creation of movies, and its massive urban sprawl. The city is unique for having almost no geographic center, instead being spread between districts like Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley (which are city sized in their own right). Now Los Angeles’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum is asking the question “What if?” What if the area’s many proposed architectural projects from the past had been realized? Never Built explores ideas that were never to be, looking at futuristic projects ranging from ideas for massive public institutions, to cantilevered outdoor recreation spaces and extensive rail-based public transportation. It’s an exciting look at the future that could have been… one that is daring the City of Angels to dream big again. [Read more...]
I’m in love with these little bearded gnome creatures by Kang San. I would love to hop on the little beard ladder and climb my way up to the fantasy land behind the whiskers. Each little guy is so joyful to share the space inside of his head with anyone who would like to inhabit it. The Korean artist, who is a freelance concept designer, states the purpose behind his work: “I had a desire to overcome a stereotype of mine. So I enjoyed new challenges which made me what I am. Also it has become the motive of my works.” See more of his drawings and projects on Jamsan.com. [Read more...]
When you look at the work of Estonian illustrator, graphic designer and art director Eiko Ojala, it’s hard to imagine it’s just flat pieces of paper. Even in printed form his works seem to spring from the page, bringing a surprising extra layer of dynamic detail to his otherwise wonderful illustrative style. As you can see, this is far beyond typical arts & crafts time. [Read more...]
Maybe it’s a stretch, but something about the linear and technological elements in Lars Henkel’s excellent collages reminds me of Marcel Duchamp’s famous The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even. Perhaps it’s the fact that the technical elements in his work don’t quite make sense (many aren’t even connected to anything), or that there is a distinct lean towards early 20th century imagery and a beige color palette. The many levels of detail certainly lead us to believe that there is more going on than meets the eye. [Read more...]
No matter what you’re going through, there’s always someone out there who has been there before. For every pop culture icon with a problem, Chris Gerringer finds the perfect friend for them to lean on. The series, called I Know That Feel, Bro, shows us that even superheroes have bad days, but you’re never alone. If Beaker gets sad that he’s the only unintelligible Muppet, he can hug it out with Chewbacca, for he really does “know that feel, bro.” Maybe if Kermit the Frog had befriended The Incredible Hulk sooner, the classic song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” would have been a duet. Check out more illustrations by Chris Gerringer on DeviantART.
There’s something quietly contemplative about the works of Brooklyn-based illustrator Rebecca Mock. In the romantic animated image we see above, we are almost transported to the room, the level of realism – however cartoonish – easily gives us the imagined sound of ceiling fans in summer. Many of her illustrations have the clean, colorful style of the now classic Japanese animations from Studio Ghibli… it’s a place we definitely want to visit. [Read more...]