Coca Cola logos are very dominant in the Philippine landscape. I chose to photograph them because they’re very distinctive, and while I know other countries also have Coke ads, I don’t think they’re anywhere as pervasive as the Coke banners, streamers, metal signs, tarps, posters, logo placements beside store names that I see in the […]
These rolls of sushi are just too beautiful to eat. Created by master sushi chef Takayo Kiyota, each tiny masterpiece is invisible until sliced. Once cut in half, each roll reveals an image created with the help of coloured rice, vegetables and a lot of detailed planning. I suppose this is what you resort to […]
I’m not usually one for animal art, but these digital illustrations by French artist Yo Az blew me away. They seem to fit seamlessly into a dup-step music haze. Each animal is cleverly composed of tiny, robotic details. The vector illustrations only become more interesting as you dissect each color and line segment.
Watch out. According to Sami Petman’s collage poster, finding a wolf in sheep’s clothing is about a 50/50 chance. I love the combinations brought about in each of these mish-mashed collage posters from the Collagerie show in Norwich, UK. They combine so many different cultural, historic, and art references and mix them together to make pieces that are […]
This week will mark the 50th anniversary of the X-Men. No, the X-Men won’t be kicking evil mutant butt, or repelling the impending Skrull invasion. Instead, they will dominate the cat walk! Wada, a San Francisco-based illustrator, has reimagined their costumes. Stripping them of their traditional spandex attires, he put a trendy twist on the […]
With tainted sculptures, artist Aaron Demetz presents a series of contradictions: pureness, smoothness against roughness and decay. They look menacingly calm and immovable. I appreciate the way he achieves the jagged structure. The fact all of that extreme effects were reached in one piece of wood is fascinating.
For the person who has everything, Sydney-based illustrator Patti Anne Andrews will ask you for a list of your favourite things and then interpret them into a map. She says they are for kids, but I am pretty sure we all want our own island. Super cute.
After living abroad for several years, Shannon Davis had a bit of a culture shock when she returned to the US. There were American flags everywhere. In her series, Random acts of pride, Davis sheds a little light on the glaring, patriotic spirit found across the nation. Taken New York, California, Georgia, and West Virginia, the photos capture […]
Walking into Katharina Grosse’s spray painted soil installation feels like entering the aftermath of a paint factory explosion. It beckons visitors to wonder through it all, dig around, and interact with the strange phenomenon. The installation, ‘Wunderblock’, is literally made of piles and piles of dirt that she attack with a giant spray paint gun. […]
Aiden Glynn just wants to bring a little fun into your life. The canadian artist has a real knack for converting boring, every-day objects into silly characters from classic video games. Just be a little more careful while grocery shopping from now on. Those mushrooms you pick up in the produce section may actually be a […]
Ruslan Khasanov was busy making wok for dinner when he fell down a rabbit hole of psychedelic art. Blame it on the soy sauce that fell into his oil while cooking. The stuff would form dark beads and refuse to mix with oil. Five hours later, Khasanov had added a rainbow of inks to create stunning […]
Sleeping Bags is a project bent on breathing new life into retired hotel linens. Each tote features a cool print from an up-and-coming creative and boasts a sturdy, practical design. This company is all about keeping junk from ending up in a landfill somewhere.
Now that’s what we call guerrilla gardening. These gardens can be found floating above the streets of Melbourne, just hanging out and growing up there on recycled bicycle wheels and wire thanks to the genius of artist Lloyd Godman. The rotating air gardens are the result of City of Melbourne’s 2013 Arts Grant Program and conveniently don’t require any upkeep. The […]
Ronald Ventura’s work is layered with different emotions, media, art styles, and cultures. With a range of anything from graffiti to hyper-realism, the Philippine-based painter and sculpture has learned to effectively speak many visual languages. I love the raw, emotional feel of his pieces. It’s as if Ventura welcomes his audience into the deep interior of his mind to […]
Since this project began in early January, I’ve had the pleasure of placing original art in over 200 homes for free around the world. Locations include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Scotland and the United States.