The Best of Lost At E Minor
The Lost At E Minor posts creating the most waves right now.
The Lost At E Minor posts creating the most waves right now.
David Bussell is a writer, performer, and stand-up comedian who has travelled to many places and stayed in plenty of hotels. In these hotels, he leaves what he calls hotel graffiti in places hard to find, such as behind picture frames, underneath toilet bowls, and so on. We interviewed him to pick his brain about his famous brand of street art. [read our original post about this hotel graffiti and a Facebook Q&A our readers recently did with him]
John Bitmead, a 48-year old mechanic from Oxfordshire, UK, may just have redefined the meaning of Throwback, albeit with an adult twist. He, his brother, Geoff, and their buddy, Nigel Douglas, did five months work converting a Daewoo Matiz into an adult-sized, street-legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe.
When French painter and illustrator DZO said on his website that he doesn’t like constraint when it comes to art, we assumed he meant his choice of canvas. So probably after mastering traditional art on boring pieces of paper – which you can check out on his Instagram – he moved on to more challenging surfaces: stones and skulls. He uses river stones and a found skull and covered them with intricate illustrations. Kudos to his steady hand and patience, because from the look of these pieces, it must have took him a long time to finish each one.
UPDATE: We interviewed DZO about his peculiar choice of canvas and also asked about his intricate art style. Here’s a preview of our exclusive interview!
You use a paper, as well as stones and skulls, for your art. Which type of canvas do you like drawing on best and why?
My favourite canvas is paper! Any paper. But the skull was incredibly interesting due to surfaces variations.
What was the most challenging part of drawing on stones and bone? What was the best part about it?
Those surface are still ‘living’ materials: rough, bold, smooth, cracked, absorbent. Taming the variety of surfaces on a volume is a real adventure! That was the challenge for me.
Best part? The part where I finish it and watch the impact of this kind of artwork.
Italian firm Pininfarina known for their craftsmanship in designing Ferraris and other drool-worthy cars, has just created a pen that will write on and on and on and on… Introduced at Paperworld, a trade fair for stationeries and writing materials in Frankfurt, the ‘4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano’ is like the Ferrari of pens with its sleek look and innovative materials, aluminum and wood.
There’s something about the power of music: it transforms you to a whole different place from where you physically are. Then there are the actual places that the tunes are composed for, or make mention of. The Tom Waits Map, made by Swedish Waits fan Jonas Nordström, takes that idea and runs with it right across the world map with a pin on every geographic location that Waits has sung about. Obviously, we love it.
If you really want a unique tattoo, you’re going to have to head on over to St. Petersburg and find tattoo artist Sasha Unisex. The artist creates beautiful and unique artworks that look more like paintings than tattoos. What sets her apart from other tattoo artists is her style, in which she draws in shapes, contrasts, and shades, rather than the popular bold outlines you see in many of today’s tats.
Apple celebrated three decades of the Mac anniversary last January with a crazy icon font made with every Macintosh model since 1984. It is available for download here.
‘Cinismo Ilustrado’ which translates to ‘Cynicism Illustrated’, is a cynical but witty series of illustrations by illustrator and designer Eduardo Sales, in which he expresses his thoughts on technology, pop culture, the economy, religion, politics, and trends. The hilarious and thought-provoking series of posters contain viewpoints and sarcastic jabs that make us re-think about everyday […]
Photographer Niccoló Bonfadini, who is based in Monza, Italy, was in the Lapland when he chanced across these trees being seized by ice in sub-zero temperatures of -40°C to -15°C. Us? We’re simply blown away by the shots he ended up taking of these trees held captive by the unyielding winter.
Designer Chris Dimino astounded us all with his ability to turn useless old items into wacky, re-purposed inventions. We got to talk to Chris and pick his thoughts on his design process, where he gets inspiration, and new designs from his drawing board. [read our original post on the Waffle Iron Typewriter]
While most of us would wish bad karma on drivers who do sloppy parking jobs, we all know that ill will is not the answer. But sending them humiliating and insulting magnets is! Do Your Park is a set of magnets that contain insults and illustrations geared towards moronic drivers with bad parking skills. A $12 pack contains 10 magnets, each with a different set of insults and quips.
Chris Holmes, aka Mr. Cake, used to work as an immigration officer until he decided he wanted to focus on his newly-born child and his cake business. Fittingly, his resignation letter came in the form of a cake. Icing, in fact. We asked him some questions about this rather novel way of quitting a job. [Read our previous post about this cake resignation note here]
True, we’ve featured Escif before, but clearly the Spanish street artist has created even more unbeatable murals since. Just look at that giant light switch he did in southwestern Poland and the one of the giant door lock in Montreal, Canada.
If you’re tired of plain, old massage techniques like, Shiatsu, Swedish, Thai, and Deep Tissue, perhaps you should try something new: Snake therapy. Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia includes pythons in their massage therapy services. They place the snakes on your back while you lie down on the massage bed.
Would you believe these owls aren’t real? They are actually hyper-realistic illustrations by New Zealand-based artist and professor John Pusateri. He uses charcoal, pencils, and pastels to draw the nitty gritty details of these birds.
Buzzfeed illustrator and writer Jen Lewis posted this wicked batch of pictures, imagining what Disney princesses would look like without the help of that ubiquitous digital doctoring technology that’s going on all the time. They’re so outlandish, they’re funny. Obviously, Nicolas Cage makes a surprise appearance.
One man’s trash is another artist’s treasure, or I think that’s how it goes. Sydney-based artist Freya Jobbins makes bizarre sculptures of human faces and chiselled physiques, as well as famous characters like The Terminator, Darth Vader, and Batman. What’s more amazing is her choice of material: hundreds of discarded doll body parts.
Remember how adults used to say how reading makes you smarter? Now you’ll definitely want to go to the bookstore and buy a novel, because science! 21 students were used as guinea pigs in an experiment to see if reading a novel – in this case, Pompeii by Robert Harris – can boost brain function. […]
New York-based illustrator Karla Mialynne creates hyper realistic artworks that make you have internal debates whether you’re looking at a photo or a painting. Her subjects usually involve different animals like colourful birds, a goldfish, a mouse, and a husky wearing a Native American headdress. She uses coloured markers, watercolour pencils, and acrylic paint to illustrate the realistic images, then sets all the tools down beside it, and takes a photo.
With this cleverly-designed kitchen tool, you’ll never again have to use the messy ‘Hand Method’ or the ‘Shell Transfer Method’ when trying to separate the yolk from the egg white. Tel Aviv-based design firm Peleg Design has created the Yolkfish, a little plastic fish that gulps up egg yolks to in a clean and efficient […]