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Puffy Paint is Not Just for 80’s T-Shirts. Check Out These Designer Sunglasses by Puffdotty.

Thursday 07.24.2014 , Posted by
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A few days ago I was on the beach in Santa Monica and I saw a guy wearing the most amazing sunglasses. I had to know more about them so I started talking to him and learned that he made them himself there are plenty more where those came from. Puffdotty makes festival shades by layering awesome puffy paint designs onto plastic frames. Future forward and functional, these sunglasses are the perfect topping to any outfit. [Read more…]

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Swept Away: The Stunning, Temporary Sand Paintings of Joe Mangrum

Thursday 02.06.2014 , Posted by
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There’s a new sandman in town, and this one doesn’t sprinkle magical sand in children’s eyes as they sleep. Joe Mangrum creates beautiful murals on the ground, painting with the ephemeral medium of colored sand. He has sprinkled his masterpieces on the streets of Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and even Sesame Street. Creating vibrant, kaleidoscopic images as sand falls from his hand, Mangrum improvises the designs as he goes, never fully knowing what the final product will look like until it’s finished. After the jump, check out the time lapse video below of Mangrum creating a piece for the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. [Read more…]

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Twisted High Speed Photography: Tools & Toys Spinning In Colorful Paint

Thursday 08.01.2013 , Posted by

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Using a custom-built machine called the Spinster that he created, photographer Peter Schafrick creates epic images of centrifugal force at its finest. By placing toys and tools on the Spinster and squirting paint on them with turkey basters, he creates swirly, colorful fun that he captures at just the right moment with a high speed camera. From doll heads to wrenches, Schafrick and his equipment add a new level of excitement to normally mundane objects. [Read more…]

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ENTER TO WIN A UTRECHT ACRYLIC PAINT SET

Tuesday 05.28.2013 , Posted by

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We have teamed up with our friends from the art blogs Sick Of The Radio and Scene 360 to offer you this awesome giveaway! Everything in this set comes in a hand oiled wooden box with a leather handle for easy travel. Grab and go- to class, to the park, to the cafe, and set up on site with its useful tilt-out canvas board holder. It comes with a set of four Utrecht series 300 Taklon brushes you can lay out on it’s aluminum lined brush trays. It also comes with a 8 x 10 canvas board, a plastic palette, a trowel shaped palette knife, and a double aluminum palette cup. Last, but not least, it’s equipped with 12 different 2 oz. tubes of Utrecht acrylics. Valued at $119, it’s the perfect prize for any artist. Whether you already love to paint, have been wanting to start, or want to avoid spending money on the perfect gift for any artist friends, this giveaway is just too good to pass up. [Read more…]

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Black Hole: Paint in Motion by Fabian Oefner

Thursday 03.14.2013 , Posted by

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Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner’s latest project is sure to impress with its vibrant and colorful paints in motion. Titled “Black Hole,” Fabian added acrylic paints to a metal rod which he then connected to a drill. He got his camera ready, turned the drill on and voilà! He captured the images of the paint in its initial motion before flying all over the place. While a simple technique overall, the results are stunning and visually enjoyable. [Read more…]

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Painted Wood Chips Become Pixelated Sculptures

Thursday 03.07.2013 , Posted by

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HD television has gotten so crisp that sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are just looking at pixelated light. When we are watching NatGeo it really feels like we are looking at a real animal in nature. Shawn Smith uses this fine line between reality and the digital world as the primary investigation for his art work. By cutting sheets of plywood or particle board into 1/2″ wide strips of varying lengths, then dying them different colors with hand-mixed dyes of ink and acrylic paint, he transforms an image into a 3-dimensional pixelated sculpture. Smith states, “Through the process of pixelation, color is distilled, some bits of information are lost, and the form is abstracted. Making the intangible tangible, I view my building process as an experiment in alchemy, using man-made composite and recycled materials to represent natural forms.” [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #325> New Imaginative Photography

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Visual Bits #247> Write It On The Wall

Tuesday 08.07.2012 , Posted by



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Visual Bits #215> Stencil Me In For Monday

Monday 06.18.2012 , Posted by



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Visual Bits #206> Watercolor Me Purple

Tuesday 06.05.2012 , Posted by



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