Layered – Earth Friendly Sculptures by Haroshi

By on March 28, 2014, in Sculpture

Haroshi is a self taught sculptor and skateboarder currently based in Japan. One of his more recent series combine both of his passions: skateboards and sculptures.The unusual appearance of his sculptures are because of the composition of skateboards he uses. The layers of wood create a colorfully variegated design. Most of the skateboards he uses are his own, but he wouldn’t say no to a few donations as well. According to his website: “His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece.”

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Ordinary, Everyday Awesomeness – Photographs by Brock Davis

By on March 8, 2014, in Photography

Brock Davis is an art director, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. He has numerous accolades and awards under his belt and his list of clients include big industry names such as Porsche, Harley-Davidson, Esquire, and the New York Times. In this series, he showcases the artistic potential of ordinary, everyday objects. No fancy cameras, lighting, or digital manipulation – just oodles of creativity. Brock also started his very own “Make Something Cool Every Day” project where he makes one piece of art a day, everyday, for a whole year. He is currently based in Minneapolis where his lives with his wife, his two wonderful kids, and his dog Zelda.

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Circles – Environmental Sculptures and Photographs by Martin Hill

By on February 15, 2014, in Photography

Martin Hill is an environmental artist with a passion for photography. He became involved with the problem of sustainability in the early 90s. His specific concern centers on the unsustainable design of consumer products. Martin’s award-winning work has been featured in galleries across the world. He said: “By creating and publishing environmental art my message of sustainability by design now reaches millions of people each year.”

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Sweet Selections – Illustrations by Georgi Dimitrov

By on January 20, 2014, in Illustrations

These toothsome illustrations are just some of the works of Bulgarian illustrator Georgi Dimitrov. It seems to me that these high-calorie snacks were deconstructed into their basic elements with rather drippy results. Oddly enough, the cartoonish aspect of the drawings gives the viewer a new perspective on these so-called ‘junk’ food. Georgi is also known as Erase in artistic circles. When not drawing food, he dabbles in street art and character design.

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Rebranded by Ilya Kalimulin

By on January 11, 2014, in Concept Art

Ilya Kalimuli is a Moscow-based designer who decided to redesign a couple of famous brands. His work is clever, funny, and practically oozing with creativity. A McDonald’s laptop, M&M bullets, Adobe beauty products, Dropbox specimen cups, Heinz blood products (still in 57 varieties), Tic Tac time bombs, a holey Crocs umbrella, and my personal favorite: Kinder Surprise condoms. Ilya was an engineer before devoting his time to design. He currently lives and works in Russia.

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The Rider on the Pale Horse – Photography by Patrick Gries

By on January 9, 2014, in Photography

“Evolution” is an extraordinary series of photographs by Patrick Gries. It was created in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History. It’s a collection of over three hundred black and white photos of fully articulated skeletons. The stark images are made more striking by their life-like poses. The animals are posed as if they were poised to pounce, run, jump, swim, walk, and gallop. Born in Luxembourg, Patrick studied at the École Normale and moved to New York where he developed an interest in contemporary American photography. According to one website: “(Patrick’s) technical ability to capture complex environments and convey a subject’s context has made his work muck sought-after by cultural institutions.”

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Creative Car Crash – Gymnastic Automobile Installations by Chris LaBrooy

By on January 3, 2014, in Concept Art

Chris LaBrooy is the artist behind these amazing automobile-inspired installations. The series, called Auto Aerobics is set in an unused basketball court. It features a classic cars gracefully interlocked with each other. Some of them seem to float in midair or are firmly planted with all four wheels on the ground. Chris is currently based in the UK where he specializes in 3D design.

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I See You – Insect Macrophotography by Alexandr Svetlovskiy

By on December 20, 2013, in Photography

Alexander’s last name has two spelling alternatives. One is Svetlovsky, while the other is Svetlovskiy. Given his name, it’s not altogether surpising to find out that he’s from Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. He’s a prolific photographer whose expertise is not limited to insect macrophotography. He also has extensive portfolios featuring jewelry, food, and interior design. If you’re interested in knowing more about this uber-talented artist, you can check out his website in the link below. Unfortunately, it’s in Russian but if you can always have Google Chrome translate it for you.

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A Glimpse of Plot – Douglas Smith

By on December 18, 2013, in Illustrations

Douglas Smith is a true blue New Yorker who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. His freelance career blossomed in Boston where he worked for local magazines such as New England Monthly, Boston Magazine, and Boston Globe. Smith’s style is reminiscent of the illustrated woodcuts found in ancient texts. Each piece tells an interesting story which any viewer with a modicum of imagination would have no trouble figuring out. Douglas is also a staunch advocate of Greenpeace. He has drawn numerous projects for them including a famous anti-seal pup hunting T-shirt design. He also illustrated an anti-whaling children’s book. He currently lives off the coast of Maine in a house full of odd stuff, art, and three friendly felines.

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Awesome Hand Drawn Designs by Si Scott

By on November 28, 2013, in Illustrations

Si Scott is a talented artist who creates unique, hand-drawn designs. A lot of his work is in minimalistic black and white which only serves to heighten the flowing lines and calculated precision of his work. His studio, Si Scott Studio, has a solid reputaion for creating one-of-a-kind concepts and imagery. Because of this, his list of prestigious clients are growing. His work has been featured in ads, brands, published media, interior design, and even album covers. He has recently delved into the world of tattooing and paper cutting. Si Scott currently lives and works in the United Kingdom.

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