These images were done be artist Juan Osborne using only text to form these amazing portraits. You really need to click on the image to enlarge them to get a true grasp of the detail and look at how many individual words go into each portrait. Osborne doesn’t just throw in any old word either. Each portrait has specific words that describe or characterize each image. For some portraits he even incorporates word finding games, for instance having to find ten movies that specific star acted in. I would have put more images but each portrait file size is so huge I was limited. You can check out more awesome portraits at his website found here.
Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and original member of the Beat Generation, an anarchic group of young men and women who combined poetry, song, sex, wine and illicit drugs with passionate political ideas that championed personal freedoms. If you have never read On The Road by Jack Kerouac, or Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs then get to the book store and pick up a copy. It will wish you were in your mid 20s during the 1950s. Ginsberg is best known for his poem Howl, but his photographs have also helped shape the Beat Generation.
Ginsberg took snapshots of his famous friends and wrote captions on them. Now, these snaps and scribbles are exhibited as academic documents of the all but forgotten Beat era, of an exterminated phase of New York and a time we all wish we had lived for even a day. These are pretty good pictures and pretty interesting notes.
“W. S. Burroughs at rest in the sideyard of his house looking at the sky, empty timeless Lawrence Kansas May 28, 1991. But “the car dates it” he noticed when he saw this snapshot.”
Since it’s Friday and everyone’s brains are probably winding down for the weekend. Thought it would be a good idea to keep on the photo kick of this morning and keep it simple. Here are some pretty cool photos of gigantic beach art, made in the sand with rakes and sticks. This looks relaxing to try, at least cooler than digging a hole next to your beach chair to pee in or put your beer, that’s how jersey beach art is done.
If you want to create some amusing shots then reach into your wallet, take out a crisp note, fold it and give you friends George Washington’s hair or Edward Elgar’s chin. Here is a selection of pictures of people who have done just that, I hope you enjoy.
David MacDowell is a self-taught artist living in Virginia. He incorporates media culture, and social themes into brilliant and controversial satirical paintings. Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, David is not afraid of tapping into the dark side of American media worship. He tops off celebrity renderings sprinkled with crying babies, candy colored nightmares, and a hilariously acidic sense of humor. Some have called his work a virtual “Disneyland on acid”. By bravely peeling away the veneer of pop culture, he validates the abused underbelly of society with x-ray glasses. With an ever-expanding list of international clientele, David’s work can be found in Atlanta, California, Florida and New York. You can check more of his awesome art at his website found here.
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The skeleton bones you see in these pictures are real human bones, believe it or not. Francois Robert purchased some old metal lockers several years ago at an auction, and one of the lockers contained real human bones, so he figured out that he had to use them in some way.
We have seen Hitler in a few recent ad campaigns that range from warning against cigarette smoking, promoting World AIDS Day, and selling condoms. Now, der Führer is the star of a poster and video campaign to warn Brits against the erosion of civil liberties in the UK, home of the most invasive government CCTV surveillance program in the world. England has more surveillance cameras than any other country in the world, and the citizens arent exactly thrilled about it. The work, timed to coincide with the general election next Thursday, is by the Creative Orchestra for Citizen Control TV. While the whole Hitler ad thing is running thin on originality at this point, I still dig the camera mustach and the idea that this campaign hold.
Primarily from REUTERS photographer Lucas Jackson. These are captivating pictures of the Volcano.
Street signs are usually informational to the common traffic goer, but they really do get boring. Here are some awesome subverted street signs, as well as some billboards and other public entities that have been overthrown by the graffiti world, for the rest of the communities humor.
Now as you know zoot loves tattoos, especially hot chicks with tattoos, they rule. Foot tattoos is something you don’t really see often though, and if you do it’s usually a simple rosary or some Chinese lettering, which is cool and we approve, sort of. That is just too old plain jane to do a post on though, so we had to spice it up and give you some awesome foot tats found around the net. The cool thing about getting a foot tattoo is really who is ever going to see it, especially in the job world, so why not get Mario and Luigi posted up on the bottom of your feet, nothing like walking on old Italian plumbers for the rest of your life right?