By Ry Padarath in New Eco on Tuesday 23 June 2015
In their relatively short life spans, it’s fair to say that drones have attracted a pretty negative reputation. At the milder end of the spectrum, they are annoying disturbances to our privacy that could singlehandedly lead to the death of topless sunbaking and nude beaches. At the other end of the scale, the Reaper and Predator drones used by the US military rain death from sky and often result in terrible consequences for innocent civilians in the same area as their targets.
This project called TypoSpective is a collection of daily-used words designed in minimalistic and expressive forms. It gives words a space to perform and to interact with the audience, while avoiding visual distractions and complications.
Sculpture is a form of art that shows what can be physically done with our ideas about the world. They can leaves us in awe or disgust, given us something to hold on to when we’re lost, caught into the threads of our busy mind.
Meet the Artistic Chicks. An idea by Irish artist Paul Broughall. The concept is that five little yellow fluffy chicks paint celebrities as chicks. Each portrait features a celebrity with yellow skin and a beak as a mouth, placed on a tiny easel.
Much like cancer, a viral idea can really spread when it’s left to its own devices. And that was the plan with this incognito message for testicular cancer, aimed at young Aussie men in the vulnerable age group of 20-39. With 70% of them watching adult movies online, it was the perfect time to reach them: when they already had their pants down.
An independent documentary company from Australia, PLGRM, has made a short piece looking into the lives of Trauma Cleaners – people who have to clean up the absolute naaastiest of messes.
Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis turns his comic-style sketches into large paintings that reveal many wry truths about his life. His sarcastic sensibilities shine through as he pokes fun at the way he lived when sex, drugs and rock-n-roll were his anthem.
20,000 sheets of poppy red paper and 4 tonnes of stone drawn from the river bed are all that environmental artist Steve Messam is using to create PaperBridge, a stunning intervention into one of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes. This remarkable, weight-bearing paper bridge, resplendent in red, has straddled a flowing waterway in the beautiful Lake District as part of Lakes Ignite since early May.
In today’s youth-obsessed culture, it’s refreshing to see a man proudly sporting a full head of white hair. The white-haired gentleman is a rare species indeed. Like the majestic white wolf, these men are bold, dignified and impressive to behold. They shun the temptations of Grecian 2000 and wear their whiteness like a badge of honour.
Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius creates lamps out of coconuts that not only look like a piece of jewelry, but also shine amazing light art on the surrounding walls.
Inspired by the bicycle freewheel, the wheel on this 3D-printed piece moves ‘forward’ when the hand crank is turned ‘forward’ and the wheel continues to rotate when the hand crank stops. Although it may seem simple, developing a design to print all of the moving parts in place proved to be a technical challenge.
It’s not the first time that Manchester has been made into a crumbling future dystopia, but it is the first time it will be made into a full-on PC and console game, called Beyond Flesh and Blood.Pixelbomb Games is an indie studio based in Manchester, UK which is being quite lazy – or quite inspired […]
Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.