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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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Crochet Mermaids Swimming With Whale Sharks? Olek’s Beautiful Underwater Project Highlights Ocean Health

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Olek, yarn bomber extraordinaire, is at it again. But this time the New York-based artist is taking her work into the depths. She recently traveled to the Caribbean for a series of underwater installations off the coast Cancun, Mexico, at Isla Mujeres. [Read more...]

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Unbelievably Delicate Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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It’s simply incredible that artist Maude White creates the illustrations you see here with just a sheet of white paper. Using just a craft knife, she makes images that would be difficult for most of us to draw – from delicately feathered birds to a woman’s wind-blown hair. Her works make exceptional use of negative space – a secret best revealed when they cast a shadow on the wall. [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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Prepare to Smile: A Projection Mapped Music Video, Shot in Just One Take

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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There are feel good videos and then there is this. I’d liken it to something between Pharrell’s addictive Happy and Jamiroquai’s classic Virtual Insanity – with some downright stunning projection mapping to kick it up a notch. The surprising thing: the entire video was shot in just one take. [Read more...]

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3 Breathtaking Works by Sculptor Isamu Noguchi

Wednesday 08.13.2014 , Posted by
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Isamu Noguchi is one of the most important and underrated sculptors of the twentieth century. He was the product of two separate worlds, spending his life trying to reconcile his Japanese and Western heritage and influences. Much of his life was spent traveling around the world while creating public artworks that redefined sculpture and what it could do in a very real sense. [Read more...]

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Stunningly Intricate Illustrations Of Animals And People Made Of Hundreds Of Wires

Wednesday 08.13.2014 , Posted by
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Charis Tsevis has done it again with a wonderful ‘wired’ series to symbolize the relationship between the network and the human body and spirit. Fascinated by the wired world we all live in, Tsevis created large scale illustrations of people, animals and brains, and if you look closely, they’re composed entirely of individual wires. [Read more...]

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Spirograph Pancakes? Yes Please!

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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Nathan Shields, pancake aficionado and all around awesome dad, has done it again with his incredibly awesome Pangraph. What’s that, you say? A ‘pangraph’ is his hand-made pancake drawing spirograph that sits atop a frying pan. With just a spin of the gear and a squeeze of the batter bottle, he creates some incredible, edible, syrup drizzled geometry for all to enjoy. [Read more...]

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Ghost Estates: Unoccupied Reminders of Ireland’s Housing Boom

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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For a few months in 2005, I lived in Ireland. At the time, the country was bustling with a property boom – and large 4 bedroom houses were springing up in remote towns far from centers that could provide employment for any new population. They were often called ‘holiday homes’ because nobody expected the future inhabitants to find, or even want, jobs.

From the mid-1990s to 2006 house prices in the Republic of Ireland increased, a prosperous time referred to as the Celtic Tiger. Then, in 2008 with the start of the global financial crisis, all that came to a halt.

Irish-born photographer Valérie Anex (who grew up in Switzerland) traveled the northern and western regions of the country documenting the developments that have never been occupied. The eerie places are called ‘Ghost Estates’. [Read more...]

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Serene Desolation: Hyper-Realistic Paintings of Small Town America

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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Sometimes the most simple of scenes can make the most poignant of paintings. Artistic interpretations of small town America have documented the journey of the country through the years, recording societal changes in the familiar landscape as it transitioned into the modern era. Artist Rod Penner continues this tradition by painting small towns in the great state of Texas. It’s part photojournalism, part photorealism. [Read more...]

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