Wow, we haven’t been this excited by shelves in a while. Did Salvador Dali rise from his grave to pull these shelves slump into the ground with him? Nope, you can thank London-based designers Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay, the partners-in-crime behind these Hole In The Ground shelves that will make any ground they sit on seem like quicksand.
As an illustrator and graphic designer, I find that whether it’s through their art or music, there are some personalities that simply change the way you look at the world. In an attempt to pay homage to their talent, I’m working on a series of illustrations featuring the likes of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. My work tries to capture the essence of their work, and at times imagines what they’d do in our current technology-savvy age. Warhol on Facebook? But, of course.
The use of layers to create 3D images is a long praised technique. Salvador Dali was, in fact, inspired by the use of layering to create three-dimensional atmospheres in the theater. But Riusuke Fukahori’s might be the most advanced, and arguably prettiest, application of the technique.
Describing the work of my friend, Melbourne artist Gervaise Netherway, it’s hard not to notice the impalpable resemblence to the likes of Basquiat and Salvador Dali. Whether deliberate or not, he constructs that same surreal neo-impressionism. I can’t wait to hang one on my wall.
Finnish graphic designer and illustrator Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen is kept busy helping Nike, Nokia and T-Mobile sell things. He’s also happy making art just for the sake of it. Commercial or otherwise, his work would make Salvador Dali proud, and possibly even hang up his lobster-shaped paintbrush.
Just when we thought the whole cupcake craze was starting to fizzle, along comes high-end shoe designer Patrick Cox with a rad new take on the scrumptious little treats. While soccer moms and sorority sisters might flock to New York’s pastel-hued Magnolia Bakery to satisfy their cupcake cravings, Cox Cookies & Cakes in London’s chicer-than-thou Soho District is the destination of choice for hipsters, fashionistas and film industry types.
In 1946, Spanish surrealist icon, Salvador Dali, formed an unlikely friendship with American animation legend, Walt Disney, and they spent a short time collaborating on a short film called Destino. Unfortunately, only eighteen seconds of Destino were ever shot, the project was postponed because of financial reasons, as well as word of it being too [...]
Taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll, Dr Seuss, and Salvador Dali, Rose Skinner creates vibrant installation art from candy, plastic, and toys. Of her work, she says: ‘my intricate compositions of eclectic materials play tantalizing games on your senses; you are bombarded with colors and textures sounds and smells, metaphors and iconography that are used often in ironic ways’.
Californian painter Mark Ryden creates fantastic storybook artworks which are technically brilliant and disturbingly – yet beautifully – surrealistic. ‘I often find archetypes in old children’s books and toys, so these things make up a large part of my collection. I am attracted to things that evoke memories from childhood’. [more about Mark Ryden]