Art

  • 50s Pro-Wrestling Calendar
    January 14, 2009
    Reprints from a 50s pro-wrestling calendar at plan59....
  • Calma
    June 18, 2008
    Stephan Doitschinoff's graffiti alias is Calma. This book with the same name presents the emblematic and spiritual paintings and murals that the Brazilian painter has emblazoned on houses, churches and walls in rural villages in his South American homeland....
  • Illustrative
    June 17, 2008
    Illustrator between 20 and 40 years old? Eva wants you to take part in Illustrative's 2008 Young Illustrator Award. Entries to her by 31st August. (Oh, you could win the chance to design a Swatch! Wuy!)...
  • Denis Darzacq's Hyper
    June 17, 2008
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  • Star Wars Concept Art
    June 17, 2008
  • bios [bible]
    February 04, 2008
    bios [bible]. An industrial robot reproduces all 66 books of the bible in calligraphic script. The process takes seven months, non-stop....
  • Nootzuiger
    October 05, 2007
    Dennis de Bel's Nootzuiger, Dutch for "note sucker" - a cross between a vacuum cleaner and a keyboard. See his objects and installations here, and read an interview with him at "we make money not art"....
  • Inky Bacon
    October 02, 2007
    Louise (now sadly deceased and taxidermied) was raised, fed and tattooed at Wim Delvoye's Art Farm in China (where animal welfare regulations turn a blind eye to tattooing - sidethought: is branding still allowed in the west?) Other pigs...
  • My kid could paint that...
    September 13, 2007
    "My kid could paint that" from Sony Pictures and Amir Bar-Lev. In the span of only a few months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity into international renown – and sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings. She...
  • Meat Hair
    September 12, 2007
    Yikes! Berlin artist Julia Kissina's Fleischfrisuren (from '96-'97)....
  • Däumerlings Wanderschaft
    June 11, 2007
    "Däumerlings Wanderschaft - an old fairytale with new woodcuts by Erika Meier-Albert". Great retro-teutonic typography. Däumerling (aka Tom Thumb) - the eponymous hero. Not looking too happy. Friendly neighbourhood butcher. Chickens. Great stuff. (found in my mother-in-law's cellar, photos...
  • Ciao Fusto!
    February 14, 2007
    An interesting post on printer's "setup sheets". Occasionally, printers will run disposable sheets of paper through the press several times in order to fine-tune the press, or to clean the rollers. The resulting “setup sheets” often display random overlays...
  • Wireframe Sculptures
    February 14, 2007
    Thomas Raschke's wireframe sculptures. Just a little bit nerdy. [via]...
  • Overshadowed
    January 17, 2007
    Overshadowed urban photography. Seen at the excellent BLDGBLOG....
  • Jill Greenberg shoots Gwen Stefani
    December 19, 2006
    Jill. Gwen. See the photos here....
  • Lucha Loco
    November 13, 2006
    Malcom Venville's photo book "Lucha Loco" is a homage to the colourful wrestlers ("Luchador") of Mexico City. "Lucha libre" - Mexican wrestling on wikipedia....
  • Peter Beard from Taschen
    November 13, 2006
    "Peter Beard, Art Edition" from Taschen Photographer, collector, diarist, and writer of books Peter Beard has fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as...
  • Feral Robotic Dogs
    November 07, 2006
    Old news, but news to me: reprogrammed toys. Out there, in happy family homes, in the offices of corporate executives, in toy stores through out the globe, is an army of robotic dogs. These semi-autonomous robotic creatures, though currently...
  • Knitta
    October 10, 2006
    Knitting meets street art....
  • Carsten Höller's Slides
    October 10, 2006
    Looks like fun. Carsten Höller's slides in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern....
  • Artvertising (apparently)
    October 07, 2006
    The Million Dollar Building....
  • opera78 illustrations
    September 18, 2006
    Nice illustration style from Fiodor Sumkin. [via the v. good and munich-based Nerdcore (working knowledge of German required).]...
  • Banksy vs. Paris
    September 08, 2006
    Banksy has doctored 500 copies of Paris Hilton's debut album, replacing both the CD and the booklet, and has reintroduced them to the shelves of 48 stores around the UK, to be purchased by unwitting customers. Video here. Whatever....
  • Jazz on Bones
    September 01, 2006
    Images of soviet-era x-rays used in place of vinyl for illicit copies of western jazz recordings. In the USSR and Eastern Europe in the 1950s underground night spots would play music pirated from the west. The only media they...
  • Jill Greenberg Studio
    August 07, 2006
    Jill Greenberg's wonderful hyper-realistic portrait photography. I especially like the angry kids section. (See above. It's all too familiar.) Nicely put together flash site too, made by Belgium's finest....
  • clipart - the movie
    August 02, 2006
    787 cliparts back-to-back. All that's missing is the appropriate soundtrack....
  • Population: One
    July 19, 2006
    A website layout with 6.5 billion pixels, one for each person alive today. Can't quite fathom why this website is "beta". Seems to have all the functionality it needs. Hmmm....
  • flickr: Camera Toss
    June 27, 2006
    I came across the cameratoss group on flickr. This is a "technique" group, and the technique here is regarded by some as insanity. For we are the reckless folks on flickr that enjoy the abstract, chance, generative, physical photography...
  • Babysuit
    May 17, 2006
    Phillip Toledano's Babysuit from the kaleidoscope photographic exhibition....
  • Miles Aldridge
    May 16, 2006
    A hi-res site. I like the sound....
  • Dan Flavin Retrospective
    February 02, 2006
    The Hayward Gallery is putting on a retrospective of Dan Flavin's work spanning from the 60s to the 90s. Flavin's sculptures are made only from flourescent tubes. Straight lines, adaptive colour, geometric forms - should appeal to any web...
  • Playing Flickr
    September 27, 2005
    A great installation in Amsterdam. I quote: The diners in bar/restaurant/club 11 will be subjected to the wrath of fellow visitors SMSing whatever keyword they want to the installation that pulls photos from the online community flickr and projects them...
  • Gigantic Pink Alpine Bunny
    September 26, 2005
    It might just be worth a trip through Austria to hike up to this. Reminds me suspiciously of the Flying Bunny crew (see above) we knocked up for Lee......
  • The Peckham Rock Painting
    August 03, 2005
    Good work from banksy. My favorite: the cave painting he snuck into the British Museum, showing a pre-historic hunter with a shopping trolley, with an accompanying note describing the scene as showing early man venturing towards his out-of-town hunting...
  • Intolerable Beauty — Portraits of American Mass Consumption
    July 27, 2005
    Chris Jordan has some great large-scale photos from junk and industrial yards around the usa....
  • Graffiti Sucks!
    July 19, 2005
    I think it's fairly safe to say that 99% of graffiti is utter bollocks that in no way deserves the hype it's been given recently. Of course, you can pretty much say that about all art forms, music, writing,...