Fine Arts

Terrific

by Dan on February 25, 2014

Extrapolation junction.

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Cheeming Boey

by Dan on June 11, 2013

Coffee cup drawings by Cheeming Boey. Designs that could be seriously cool tattoos. Simple non recycleable objects elevated to new heights with creativity.

Coffee cup illustrations by Cheeming Boey
Coffee cup illustrations by Cheeming Boey
Coffee cup illustrations by Cheeming Boey

h/t: @booooooom

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La Jetée

by Dan on June 9, 2013

La Jetée 1962 France
Director Chris Marker
Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux
Japan 1990 (1st Japanese release)

Rolled poster 20×28 $450

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Defying Gravity

by Dan on June 6, 2013

Tokyo Photographer ‘Levitates’

Natsumi Hayashi makes flying look easy. But these defying gravity self-portraits that seem to show the Toyko photographer levitating above the ground are actually the result of a lot of hard work.

“Sometimes I need to jump more than 300 times to get the perfect shot,” Hayashi told MSNBC.com on June 8. [Photo of Hayashi levitating]

Hayashi blogs a levitating picture-of-the-day each day on her website, http://yowayowacamera.com/. Either working with an assistant or using a self-timer, she uses photography to freeze herself hanging in the air in diners, phone booths and on Tokyo sidewalks.

Hayashi makes no bones about her levitation being an illusion,

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Summer Garden Invite

by Dan on May 22, 2013

Smiling at this one. Props @ffffound

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Yosemite Odessa Lake

by Dan on May 9, 2013

Liking this sketch. Reminded us of those now famous pen and ink shots from the beloved Lake District artist, Alfred Wainwright.

Yosemite Odessa Lake

It looks to be a great day in New York City for venturing out into the wilds. Follow these great explorers (consider climbing).

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Clients You’d Love

by Dan on May 1, 2013

We think she’s great, but would hate to be quoted in this print. Click to enlarge.

HT @shyama golden

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Jazzzz

by Dan on July 30, 2012

Guimarães jazzzzz poster

Beautiful Guimarães Jazz Posters featuring uniquely playful typography.

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Type

by Dan on July 12, 2012

Beautiful palette choices of swiss type reflecting heritage and elegance.

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Homeland

by Dan on January 20, 2012

Homeland

 

Wicked Homeland jazz album covers HT @tymattson

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Michael Bosanko’s light graffiti

by Dan on December 28, 2011

First covered by the Guardian who ran this story back in 2009.

Invasion: ‘What I feel I am trying to convey is a sense of an aesthetically pleasing shape that clearly does not belong in that particular place or area,’ says Bosanko. Based in Cardiff, most of the light art is drawn either in the empty urban night spaces of cities like Newport and the artist’s home town, or in the more desolate landscapes of the Breacon Beacons.

He spent the past five years developing his technique. These images were taken with a long exposure on a digital Canon camera. Thirty-nine-year-old photographic artist Michael Bosanko has made these pictures, which have not been Photoshopped, using colored torches at night in the same way that an artist uses a paintbrush. His digital camera stays on a long exposure, ranging from 10 seconds to one hour to create the images against the backdrop of Cardiff, Newport and the Brecon Beacons in south Wales

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Angel of the North

by Dan on December 17, 2011

Snow and sculpture, hand in hand today following snow in Gateshead, Newcastle.

HT via @guardian

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David Lynch

by Dan on December 10, 2011

Great slideshow in today’s Guardian featuring David Lynch sketches. Gorgeous artifacts of visual thinking.

This year the acclaimed director of Mulholland Drive turned to publisher Steidl to collate his new book, ‘Works on Paper’, featuring more than 500 of his drawings dating from the 1960s onwards.

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Poof

by Dan on September 1, 2011

You are looking at a snapshot of what haunted my own 9/11 experience in New York. For many nights after that terrible day downtown I endured the worse kind of feelings/dreams about mutually assured destruction.

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Street Art

by Dan on August 21, 2011


HT @streetart via @decheza

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The earth without art

by Dan on August 19, 2011

HT  @theinksociety.etsy.com

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Payne’s Grey

by Dan on May 28, 2011

Stunning palette:

Payne’s grey is a dark blue-grey colour used in painting. It can be used as a mixer in place of black. Being less intense than black, it is easier to get the right shade when using it as a mixer.

Payne’s grey is a mixture of ultramarine and black or of ultramarine and Sienna.

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Wouter Mijland

by Dan on January 27, 2011

Artist: Wouter Mijland
HT@trendbeheer

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Inakadate

by Dan on July 28, 2010

Great article from NYTimes about Inakadate.

Every spring in the rice paddies of the small town of Inakadate, Japan, locals work together to painstakingly plant and groom different hues of rice to create massive, intricate works of art before harvesting the rice in September.

This year’s masterpiece, a depiction of a samurai fighting a warrior monk, is in its full splendor. A tradition since 1993, the rice art attracts thousands of visitors every year. Amazing sight I would imagine.

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Anthro

by Dan on July 5, 2010

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