What were these people thinking? I mean, since when is having a hug zipper down your back a sign of beng attractive? These photos of acrylic paint on flesh are the brain child of 19-year-old Chooo-san. Disturbing as they are, they’re strangely impressive. Absolutely no photoshop involved.
Have a hankering for Hawaii? Check out these gorgeous illustrated landscapes by Asakura Kouhei. They are so colourful and exotic, and just in time for summer in the US, too.
Brett Williams’s chalk pastel portraits celebrate the vulnerable, broken side of being human. These intimate pieces show us a side of the subjects that is normally hidden. The South African artist spares no details no matter how unflattering. The nudes are honestly scared and creased. His self-portrait feels tired and bruised. And that’s the beauty [...]
Meet the queen of breakfast. I’ll admit to being a breakfast enthusiast. I never skip the chance to eat it. But Ida Frosk takes the early morning meal to a whole new level. The culinary creative from Norway re-creates famous pieces of art on her toast. Imagine eating Edvard Munch’s The Scream at 7am?
I really liked Japanese artist Yuki Matsueka’s 3D art series, Be Ready To Run, from the moment I saw it. The pieces are literally jumping out of their frame, only to be held back by Plexiglass. It seems like he magically froze time and put it in a frame.
I’ve been creating illustration for a wide variety of media for many years now. I studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, with the legendary children’s book illustrator Tony Ross as my tutor. After University I moved to live and work in Munich, working exclusively in 3D for clients such as MTV, Swatch [...]
There is a lot of great collage artwork out there at the moment with artists like Sonya Roy and Julian Pacaud creating wonderful artwork, but there is one guy whose work I really admire and that’s Mario Wagner. The way he composes his artworks using retro images of happily married couples or office drones sitting [...]
I discovered David Shillinglaw’s awesome paintings by chance the other day as I walked past a cafe near my house: I glanced in the window and was immediately spellbound. I went inside and fell in love with with his rough lettering, bold paint, abstract forms and use of wood. It seems he does a lot [...]
You can spot a Petting Zoo poster a mile off: fine forms and tasty shapes, delightful restarint and hefty usage of animals. I love the angles and how they maximise the inherent roughness that screenprinting has if you let it. They’ve made countless gig posters for all kinds of bands that really stand out from [...]
If you’re looking for natural born talent, then look no further than Ceri Amphlett. Her drawings and sketchbook work, along with all the music industry artwork, is a creative force to be reckoned with. Amphlett also combines 3D into her artwork, creating masks directly from her sketches.
Ever since I first saw some of ROA’s impressive pieces of art all over east London, I just can’t get enough of him. ROA has now designed three limited-edition skateboards for the Sk8room, which are available via their website. And if that wasn’t enough yet, the generous people from Sk8room will donate 20% of profits to Skateistan.
Imagine getting this VIP ticket holder package in the mail. It has your ticket and poster. But the poster is a mask and a graffiti stencil. The info booklet is also a stencil and totally interactive. And the grenade shaped box even comes complete with a surprise ”jumping-snack-in-a-can prank” to get you in the right mood. With this package, the [...]
With the release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s graphic novel, we get four ideas of the iconic Lisbeth Salander: the one we imagined while reading the novel, the Noomi Rapace version, the Rooney Mara version, and now the graphic novels. How I wish Stieg Larsson was still alive so I can thank him [...]