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“The New America”: Nando Costa’s Laser-Cut Stop-Motion on 800 Blocks of Wood is Epic

Thursday 10.31.2013 , Posted by

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It’s been a while since we heard from Nando Costa and his Kickstarter launched project to laser engrave a stop motion film. After a long two years, and a ton of work on Costa’s part, the project is finally complete… and it was well worth the wait. The animation features a series of modernist psychedelic vignettes that flow in hypnotically smooth motion as changing wood grain flickers across the rectangular background. [Read more...]

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Fat & Furious Burger: Sharing Wild Burger Recipes in Mouth Watering Photographs

Tuesday 10.29.2013 , Posted by

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On Facebook their site is listed as a “Health and Wellness Website”, and we’re not even going to argue with that. Hamburgers make you happy, and that’s got to count for something! French duo Thomas and Quentin have been whipping up some fantastic new burger recipes in equally fantastic themes. From the “Excalibur ger” shown above, to the shocking, all white burger below – they’ve created a mouth watering and eye pleasing collection. Thank goodness they’re sharing it all on their website, Fat & Furious Burger. [Read more...]

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Faded Memories: Diane Meyer Pixelates Family Portraits with Meticulous Embroidery

Monday 10.28.2013 , Posted by

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Last week I mentioned artist Johan Rosenmunthe’s pixelated photographs exploring the fuzzy nature of self-representation online – well, here’s an artist that is showing the equally fuzzy nature of memory. Los Angeles-based artist Diane Meyer has been using old family photographs showing her childhood in rural New Jersey, and meticulously embroidering them with chunky pixel-like cross stitch that both enhances and obscures the images of the past. [Read more...]

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‘Nice Cup Bro!’ Makes Tea Time Rock: Unique Mugs From Around The World

Friday 10.25.2013 , Posted by

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The coffee mug: the silent accessory to your morning addiction. Mugs become so ingrained in our daily routine that we become simultaneously desensitized and emotionally attached to the ancient vehicle for liquid fuel. Do you have a favorite cup? I do. It brings stability to my life. We all get close to cups. I mean, we pretty much make out with them everyday. So, if you carefully select your significant other than maybe you should carefully select your coffee cup too. After all, there is nothing worse than a jealous, argumentative, ugly cup. Is this really what you want to spend the rest of your life with? Don’t get discouraged, there are a ton of amazing mugs perfectly compatible with your personality. To explore a staggering variety of unique handmade mugs by hundreds of artists head over to the beautifully niche ‘Nice Cup Bro!‘ blog. [Read more...]

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How Creatives Work: The Emotional Performance Art of Marina Abramović

Friday 10.25.2013 , Posted by

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It is 2010 and a woman sits in the atrium of The Museum of Modern Art. She wears a white robe and across from her sits someone else, a museum patron, or more generally a human being. The woman sits motionless, staring straight into the face of the person facing her, not looking away or breaking eye contact for any reason. When the patron in front of her feels like they have had the experience they wanted, they get up and walk away. The woman looks down with eyes shut, preparing herself for the next person. [Read more...]

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Fantastic Sculptures Made from Common 2 by 4 Lumber

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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Unless you think your home is a work of art, you probably weren’t thinking about sculpting the last time you hit the lumber yard. Artist Morgan Herrin is doing something like that, taking common 2×4 lumber and using it for the most uncommon of purposes: creating fantastically perfect surreal sculptures. His creations are just as bizarre as his material, and equally beautiful too. In one example the bust of a woman is enveloped by sea life; in two others, medieval knights are seemingly dissolving into cave-like stalactites. [Read more...]

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Leanne Shapton Recreates Iconic Film Moments with Watercolor in “Sunday Night Movies”

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes learning the back story of a piece of art can be disappointing to the viewer, but Leanne Shapton’s explanation behind her new book “Sunday Night Movies” is completely satisfying.

“Sunday Night Movies” is a compilation of watercolor paintings Shapton created as part of a larger series “A Month of…” back in 2011. In a piece for the New Yorker, Shapton explained how the series only made sense to her really after she stepped back and viewed it after. [Read more...]

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Pixelated People in the Real World: A Series on Fuzzy Self-Representation in the Digital Era

Tuesday 10.22.2013 , Posted by

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With modern interactive tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even online dating, our concept of what constitutes reality is increasingly plastic, especially when it comes to individuals. People put up representations of themselves that often have little to do with their actually personality, or at best equal some idealized notion of what they want us to see. Meanwhile, others are voyeuristically absorbing these offerings at ever increasing rates. It’s all leading to a very fuzzy image of who we are as individuals. Copenhagen-based artist Johan Rosenmunthe has been exploring these themes of the modern era in his series two part series Off, creating photographically sharp environments filled with individuals blurred out in pixelated 8-bit form. As he puts it: “Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.” [Read more...]

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Bob: A Dreamy New Music Video from LSD ABC Animator Laura Sicouri

Tuesday 10.22.2013 , Posted by

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This music video is so seriously cool it hurts. The latest installment from Laura Sicouri, it’s the tale of a young boy on the road of introspective adventure and exploration… or so it seems with all the stylish car driving and distant places he’s headed. It’s the video for french band Saint Michel and the track Bob off their recently released album, Making Love & Climbing. [Read more...]

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Painted Wheels: Alexa Meade Creates a Real-Life Painting on a Mini… and People

Monday 10.21.2013 , Posted by

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The alluring Alexa Meade has a serious talent for transforming the real world into a painting, and her latest work sees her doing just that with an entire car in Shibuya, Tokyo. The project, part of a campaign with Mini, sees Meade painting the iconic car in her signature brightly hued style in the studio, then rolling it out on the street for gawking pedestrians to enjoy. She finishes the project by painting volunteers off the street, giving them a paint covered 15 Minutes of Fame (hey, didn’t Andy Warhol paint a car??). [Read more...]

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