Monday, January 31, 2011

Image Inspiration

Another round of creative images in this edition.

pixel pour 2.0

From the 24-hour shot project.

Adding a bit more cheer to your drive.

Story: This coyote hadn't been there long and moving the carcass off the road revealed the salty silhouette from passing cars on a winter highway.



sailing to brooklyn

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Color of Light - Born to Paint

Color of Light - Born to Paint is the work of an artist using nothing but fluorescent paint. Reminds me of that Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode of that frat party where they paint each other, but this is done with a little more artistic expression that blend eccentric color schemes for a colorful realization.

Color of light from Boris Ponomarev on Vimeo.

Via Olybop

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Meat America - Where's the Beef?

Raw cuts of red meat fashioned to look like everything from Elvis and Abraham Lincoln to Texas and New Jersey, Dominic Episcopo channeled his inner butcher and created Meat America - a colelction of photographed meat.

Get the grill prepped!

Meat America is not just a photo story, art print bonanza and upcoming book by renowned photographer Dominic Episcopo. Meat America is a state of mind, an eye-opening and artery-closing tour of America’s spirit of entrepreneurship, rebellion and positivity. Meat America celebrates our appetite for insurmountable odds, limitless aspiration, and immeasurable success.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Video Games in the Real World

I am one of those 8-bit guys that would gladly plug in my old Nintendo or Sega game system. I do not own an Xbox, Wii, or a Playstation, so when I came across the series Video Games vs. Real Life by Aled Lewis on Flickr. I got a bit of nostalgic to see some of my favorite characters from my childhood in the real world.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pop-Up Book Covers

Similar to the concept of Sleeveface. This installment uses novels to augment parts of the book covers into 3D details of interactions of characters.

Artist Thomas Allen creates these impressive images cutting out the people and creatures on the covers and photographing them.

Chopstick Tree

When an agency and a Chinese environmental group collaborate you can visualize environmental impact of just about anything. In this installation a clever representation of disposable wooden chopsticks on the streets of downtown Shanghai in the shape of a tree.

According to the China Environmental Protection Foundation, every year the Chinese consumes 45 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks which equal around 25 million trees.

To raise awareness about the problem, the foundation went around Shanghai and gathered 30,000 pairs of used disposable chopsticks from the city's restaurants. They built a tree in a busy district of the city – and chopped it down.

Via Ads of the World.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TV Test Pattern and the Rain Times

Everyday items made into unique product designs.

TV Test Pattern Cover

Hosting a party and feel like that flat screen is distracting to keep your guests entertained? Stitch together a few patterns and you just added a talking point in your den.

As seen on Apartment Therapy.

Rain Times - Newspaper Bag

Caught in the rain with only today's newspaper? Well if it's a water resistant canvas bag in the shape of newspaper, then you'll stay just as dry as someone with an umbrella.

Perfect for those rainy days!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Illegal Rainbows

Rainbows have reflected on this blog previously, however didn't reoccur as often as this street artist has been improving dull building facades.

In an ongoing series titled Illegal Rainbows, an unknown artist dubbed the Rainbow Warrior is using spilled paint to pour rainbows off the tops of buildings in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In an interview with the street artist, the rainbows are a way to cope with depression. However, city officials don't see anything socially good about defacing buildings. You be the judge.

Here's to your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Capture the World in a Bubble

Seeing the world from a fresh perspective. That is what Tom Storm does with The World in a Bubble Project, a community-oriented photographic journey. Can you name the famous landmarks?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

One Day Poem Pavilion

Jiyeon Song’s One Day Poem Pavilion uses light and shadow to reveal poems. What is termed Experiential Typography. "Experience" has become one of the important keywords for many areas such as marketing, interaction, design, brand management, architecture, service design, and even in art. Designers, architects and branding companies are focusing their efforts toward creating memorable and engaging experiences.

The poem in the park consists of 5 lines with each line lasting about an hour.

The results of an extensive exploration with shadows, the One Day Poem Pavilion demonstrates the poetic, transitory, site-sensitive and time-based nature of light and shadow.Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilion’s surface allows light to pass through creating shifting patterns, which – during specific times of the year – transform into the legible text of a poem.

View the timelapse video of the whole poem.

Via My Modern Met.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Playing with the Sky

When I drive home from the office in Yellow Springs, one of the greatest creative backdrops is the sun setting. The warm, vibrant colors are the perfect canvas, and when you add vintage elements, it makes for an interesting scenery. Valeria Prieto adds these elements including musical notes and birds on electric wires to create picturesque illustrations.

Via Best Bookmarks.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Creative Image Inspiration

A new series for the new year. Something to give you creative inspiration and ignite your imagination. The winter edition!

13th January - windmill snowglobe

O' Christmas Tree
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