Tag Archives: Art

Thumbs Up!

These made me laugh out loud!

brilliant!  all images  and so many more via ditology

 

Marc Johns

Marc’s illustrations are constantly floating around the internet (particularly Tumblr) and whenever I am feeling a little uninspired I like to just scroll through his blog. I love that he can take the most mundane and nonsensical things and twist them just enough to make me smile (or smirk as the case may be). It reminds me to take life a little less seriously. This is a big problem for me lately since I have a big life change coming up- which of course I will make you sweat out and detail in another post 🙂

Apparently its extremely popular for people to get his work tattooed on themselves! I would love to have a Marc Johns illustration inked on me for life, I have no clue how I could ever decide which one.

For the love of Pop Up books

Attended Ghostly International : Of Art and Artifice series this past weekend in NYC.  The event was inspiring – so full of passionate and creative individuals.  Saw some incredible art but left especially enamored with the Art of Matthew Shlian.   Seriously beautiful and you better bet I’m saving up my pennies to get my hands on one of his pieces.

photos and video via ghostly and you can purchase here

How does this happen?

Oreo Cameo from the From Scratch series by artist Judith G. Klausner 

I just eat my oreos.

Bill Wearing Socks

Illustrator Niege Borges created a Murray paper doll with a collection of outfits and accessories from Murray’s leading roles.  Each outfit is put on the paper Murray doll for the video, masterfully edited byVinicius Perez.

I have been on a bit of a Wes Anderson kick lately (blame it on Moonrise Kingdom?) so this was a magnificent start to my morning.

Borges’ poster is available for purchase on Society6. Obviously this will soon be hanging on my wall.

[via Chicagoist]

 

Bike-less

Chinese artist Zhao Huasen has taken the bike out of biking. His project aptly titled “Floating” depicts cyclists going about their daily lives and he then digitally removed the bicycles from the images. Makes an ordinary activity interesting enough to stop and have a second look. Remains me of Rachel Huilin‘s “Flying Series” J talked about here.

Beth Hoeckel

I’m a sucker for a sweet collage. Beth Hoeckel lives in Baltimore and dabbles in several mediums, but I am most moved by her collage work. Check out her other projects on her website, and awesome studio tour on Brwn Paper Bag.

Also I am thinking  I need to just start cutting stuff out and hanging it up on my bedroom wall.

Beth Hoeckel studio visit - Wall/Desk

[images Beth Hoeckel | last image Brwn Paper Bag]

April Deacon

I love a nice vintage photograph, but I love a punch of color even more. April Deacon is a high school art teacher in Ohio who uses gouache to add some color to found photographs (and sometimes vintage textiles). She also has an Etsy shop so you can get your hands on some of her neon magic.

[April Deacon via the Jealous Curator]

Playing with light

I’m enamored with Picasso’s “light drawings” made with a small electric light in collaboration with Gjon Mili in 1949.  I love that some of the photos catch his rapid movements.

[photos via LIFE]

Video Game Art

Checked out “The Art of Video Games” exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum this weekend.  It was an interesting exhibit and is highly interactive.  It takes you through some of the first and (still) most popular games and gaming systems.  As someone that doesn’t really play video games, it was interesting to peek into the world that video games have created for millions of people and see how it has evolved.  It was opening weekend and the exhibit was packed -with  both young and old – and full of activities for everyone to be a part of.  Worth checking out – especially with that one person who would almost always rather be playing video games.