Full of neon colors and high level detail, the work of Columbian designer-illustrator Andrés Ariza seems to capture a series of moments from the same lucid dream. Clearly inspired by video games as much as geometry, his characters are chaotic – assembling and disassembling themselves at will.
If there’s one thing other than art that I can appreciate, it’s classic pro wrestling. I’m not talking about the drama queens they call ‘superstars’ these days, but classic characters like Andre the Giant, Bret Hart, Texas Tornado and more. Apparently I’m not the only one. Thanks to UK-based design studio ilovedust, there’s an entire online gallery full of artwork dedicated to these departed legends.
A visual poet, Japanese digital artist HR-FM seeks to create scenes called “the future past” that combine elements of pop culture in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Bordering on modern cubism, each piece demonstrates the ravages of time on buildings, people, and material possessions.
Before the new millennium brought us the Hollywood trend of cannibalizing classic (and not so classic) films to rehash them for a new audience, the film industry relied on sequels to keep a franchise alive – especially horror movies. Not every film became a box office franchise, though, even if they really deserved it. Strange [...]
Toronto-based artist Amy Swartz’s Pests series began in 2011 and has expanded to include thousands of miniature sculptures that fuse insects and toys into one darkly fascinating collection. There’s something meticulously beautiful about the project, especially more monstrous creations like the werewolf butterfly, which the Swartz says ‘explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death’.
I always have great respect for people who seem incapable of turning off their creativity, people like Kazuki Yamamoto who has seemingly mastered the art of illustrating various characters (mostly anime) in the foam of a latte. Aside from anime, Yamamoto has also illustrated the likes of Popeye, TinTin, Link (Legend of Zelda), Charlie Brown and The Beatles – each with an impressive level of detail and made even more inspiring when you consider the patience it takes to complete each one.
Montreal film-maker and stop motion wizard Patrick Boivin has an impressive array of short films to his credit. Most recently, he added this charming spoof on Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon starring pint-sized kung-fu master (and his own son), Elvis Bulte Boivin. A behind-the-scenes featurette reveals how Boivin was able to pull off the ridiculously [...]