‘Give me a few more years and I’ll be painting fluffy puppies or something,’ so observed longtime Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood of just how sentimental his recent exhibition in London is: there, he showcased twenty-something new-ish drawings, such as a ‘pen and ink drawing that was so painstaking and took so fucking long that the […]
Here’s another spectacular example of a successful yarn-bombing incident. Thanks to the folks of HOT TEA, the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC was draped in bright stripes and saturated hues. The Minneapolis-based yarn connoisseurs just wanted to add a little color to the repetitious commute over the bridge into Manhattan. And this rainbow gate-way is just the trick!
There’s no shortage of photos of objects laid out in neat columns online, but I feel Jim Golden’s work still deserves a special mention. I love the one with all the cassette tapes the best. According to PDN, only one of the photos was commissioned, everything else was a labor of love. Neatness-obsessed pack rats of the world, this post is for you.
Marcy Chevali is an artist who can make fascinating use of everything and anything. Her Lint Animal series fabricated curious figures knit with sewing thread stuffed with simple dryer fiber waste. Chevali will often incorporate ordinary household materials including thread, tea, sugar, turmeric, even wrapping cinnamon in paper to create layered juxtapositions which alter common […]
These cool posters from the Concrete Huggers project are a unique twist on the old-school destination posters of the WPA era. Instead of highlighting typical destinations, such as national parks or stunning beaches, the posters draw attention to dated urban architecture. These structures are the type our parent’s generation call ‘eye-sores’, yet here they are […]
The team at Autcards found a clever way to use greeting cards to support artists with autism. The micro-enterprise sells small prints of art made by autistic artists. The pieces are chosen through a juried process of selection. A maximum of four cards are chosen per quarter and often feature seasonal subject matter. I especially love their […]
Newark-based fine arts graduate Rachel Kozlowski is inspired by travel and nature, so it makes sense that she’s hit upon the genius idea of painting intricate portraits of flighty birds — falcons, vultures, owls, macaws and such — on actual feathers.
This innovative invitation design blew me away with its snazzy colours and clever function. What better way to invite someone to visit an eco-friendly community known for its large Koi Fish population then with a letter that resembles the fish but also functions as fish food?
Dabbling in the dark art of illustrating the unseen monsters and sprits among us, Dr. Lukas Brezak has taken it upon himself to heal humanity through the power of digital illustration, 3D art, and surreal photography. His macabre works are unnerving and dark, yet strangely beautiful and up-lifting. Weird, huh?!
This rosy-cheeked little maid with her trusty watering can is the stuff of legends and fairytales. Her massive scale adds a little whimsy to the street of Białystok, Poland as she attempts to water a full grown tree as if it were a delicate flower. Painted by Natalii Rak at Folk on the Street, the sheer size of the mural required Rak to use a hydraulic lift platform. This is some serious art that isn’t for the faint of heart!
Sebastian Schramm knows that people are weird. So instead of hiding his subjects’ true nature, he picks very specific objects to enhance and showcase the weirdness. His portrait series is bizarre yet elegant and thoughtful. Though you might expect each piece to be loudly odd, like some sort of old-fashioned freak show, somehow Schramm creates a […]
A giant rubber duck visited Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Standing a full 18 meters tall, the ducky is pretty hard to miss: he confidently holds the title of second largest rubber duck in the world. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the little yellow friend is expected to attract three million visitors and plans to spend a full […]
Snow globes may be cheesy mementos of the eighties, but there’s something about seeing a complete little world enclosed in a little bubble that elevates it beyond mere kitsch. Designed by Thomas Doyle, the little dioramas in this series are leagues beyond snow globes. But the sense of child-like wonder their intricate construction evokes is […]
I came across this collection of ‘tooth signs’ of dental clinics when the site owner wrote me to request for permission to post one of my ‘tooth sign’ photos. His collection is really diverse, showcasing tooth signs from all around the world. I like how universal dental clinics signs are, no matter where you go.
Even though he was born and raised in the United States, artist Ala Ebtekar always kept a close connection to the home country of his parents – Iran. And this Sufis heritage has influenced his work. Their beliefs are defined by the inner, mystical dimensions of Islam and Ebtekar’s work is based on concepts around […]