We have worked with Stephen Brown now on multiple projects over the past number of years, it is easy to say there is never a dull moment when he is visiting- if its not fire walking, its glass walking, there has even been a lego walk!
We were lucky enough to be selected by him again to put together his "manifesto" in graphical format -we are so chuffed with how it turned out!
He had been working on the manifesto for a while and although was going to hold off on sharing it until his ebook and website were ready he just felt the need to get it out there!
I am sure you will agree this would look great on any office or home wall...watch this space! Go SB!
Available to purchase:
Artist Jason Ratliff has created Super Shadows, a fantastic illustrations of imaginative children’s shadows that reveal their inner comic book superhero. Prints are available to purchase online from Curioos.
Curioos also conducted an interview with Ratliff that focuses on his Super Shadows project:
How did your shadows series get started? What was your first source of inspiration?
This series of “Super Shadows” comes after my original series “Walking Shadows”, which illustrates various peoples’, animals’, and objects’ shadows with an abstract, low-poly feel. The series first started after flipping through an old sketchbook of unfinished ideas. I came across an old drawing of an unassuming elderly woman. The only thing I had yet to draw was the shadow. The drawing was at least 5 or 6 years old. I remember not finishing it because I didn’t know where to take it. But after all that time, once I saw it again everything clicked. I instantly knew how I wanted to finish that one and I instantly knew what I was going to do for the next 3 pieces. It all grew from there. Unlike the first shadows, which explore everything from people to animals to objects, this new series of “Super Shadows” is wholeheartedly focused on the inherent power of a child’s potential and imagination. (read more)
Via Laughing Squid
Brazilian illustrator Mr. Peruca has created a fun set of illustrations that shows iconic characters' bald heads. From television and movie characters to a real-life leader, these men aren't just known for their lack of hair, they're famous for their distinct personalities. The series is called Notorious Baldies.
Mr Peruca website
We love the amazing work of Mike Mitchell, his series of Movie character portraits are simply awesome. Be sure to check them all out at this link: Mike Mitchell
9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach recently to Commemorate Peace Day- a powerful, poignant reminder of the real human loss from all sides on the beaches, D-Day 1944.
British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.
ixxi is the brainchild of Holland-based designers Eric Sloot, Paulien Berendsen and Roel Vaessen, who bring a touch of the Dutch Masters to the home. In collaboration with the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam, they re-interpret the works of Van Gogh, Vermeer and Rembrandt as wall art, with so much success that they were nominated for the Dutch Design Award in 2009.
Their style has been also used on many well known icons and even everyday objects.
We love their stuff, you can visit their site here. You can also commission your own pixel inspired wall hanging- so, time to get creative!
Soaring over the seine river in Paris now sits a life-size tyrannosaurus-rex sculpture, conceived and constructed by French artist philippe pasqua. 350 chrome moulded bones create the framework for the 3 by 6 meter (12' by 21') contemporary artwork. the t-rex, a fixture in popular culture, is characterized by its massive skull, long powerful tail, and treacherous teeth, all which are exemplified in pasqua's skeletal construction. the towering silver structure surprises passers-by, synthesizing the relationship between artistry and shock value. public installations have recently become a popular arena for artists following florentijn hofman's giant inflatable rubber duck, which floated across harbours around the world.
images © anthony gelot
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