Generally I would never support the revamp of anything Quentin Tarantino. His movies are pretty much all instant classics thanks to his brilliant monologues, unique camera angles, and insanely catchy marketing campaigns. These movie posters have grown beyond the promotion of the movie, and turned into a cultural fashion staple. Im sure you all know at least one person with a Reservoir Dogs movie posted framed in their living room. These revamped simplistic movie posters from some of Tarantinos classics show great use of lines and blues colors, all while projecting the basic point of the movie clearly and successfully.
It is no secret a lot of celebrities have drug problems. American artist Jason Mecier decided to address this problem in his own way. He created a few well known celebrity pill abusers using only prescription drugs. His mosaic portraits are extremely realistic when looked at from afar, but every pill is easily seen when zoomed in. He claims that there’s not any ‘fooling’ about his artworks, and that he is not using any trick shots or studio touch ups to create his artworks. You can check out his other work which is awesome as well. He uses other items like beans, yarn, makeup, candy, and other junk to make realistic mosaic portraits, check his website here.
I once had an art teacher who told me there was nothing wrong with taking someones designs, ideas, concepts, and transforming them into your own. We even saw a quote from our favorite street artist, Banksy. “Good Artists borrow, great artists steal”. Its true if you think about. All ideas are based on someone elses concept or creatition. This quote really sums it all up.
Nick Gentry is an artist from London who paints on floppy disks and other obsolete media formats. It is really interesting and resourceful when an artist uses an object that was so mass produced during one point, and is now completely extinct. It makes you wonder where all those floppy discs went, and where are they today. Well I guess Gentry found a huge supply because he is using them all over his art. Best said in his own words Gentry explains his vision come to life.
Since graduating from Central St Martins in 2006, the focus has been to explore how technological advancement is affecting society. Throughout history, information has always been recorded on physical objects. Important documents, favourite songs, videos and more were stored on mountains of tapes, polaroids, cassettes and disks. As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web the rich variety of formats of the past are becoming obsolete.
Atticus Finch, Tupac, and Biggie?! Whoaa, we Love it.
The painting is by Dave MacDowell, whose new show “The Sins of Atticus Finch” opened last week at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. MacDowell said of the show:
As a kid, I always loved “To Kill A Mockingbird”, and wished Atticus Finch was my dad. To be guided by such ethical wisdom would have made me a better person, I imagine. But nobody’s perfect, and our imperfections dictate the core of this new series, working on both superficial and deeper levels. On the surface is a colorful, humorous romp where we poke fun at celebrity culture and media. Yet the undercurrent is all about how society is bent on correcting wrongs by repressing everyone. It’s always fun to explore how we’re repressed by our parents, “The Man” and the method’s used to repress ourselves.
When most of us think about leaves the first thought that comes to mind is “damn it! yard work all day on a Saturday”. I for one, usually put off doing the leaves for as long as possible, in the hopes that maybe it will just snow and it will be out of site, out of mind until spring. When that time does finally roll around, my lawn looks like the Sahara and my house might as well be a trailer because I have officially entered the realm of white trash. Assuming your not a lazy bum, or white trash, leaves actually serve as a great canvas for your ever growing art needs.
Natural leaf carving is actual manual cutting and removal of a leaf’s surface to produce an art work on a leaf. The process of carving is performed by artists using tools to carefully remove the surface without cutting or removing the veins. The veins add detail into the subject matter of the carving. This process is clearly tedious, but the outcome sure is worth it.
Meet Mark Evans, a leather artist. He uses knives and scalpels instead of a brush. And his work is estimated at several hundred thousand pounds. Ironically, Mark accidentally discovered his talent at a Christmas party where his grandmother’s leather vest was damaged and he tried to patch it, eventually, he learned to draw with a knife on the leather.
Evans jokingly explains on his website that he is a caveman who was frozen and was found by archeologist. he is now alive and well and adjusting to the 21st century. He spends hours removing the leather with knives and scalpels to reveal the suede below. Evans is truly doing something no one has done before, in true caveman fashion. Check out his website for more information and awesome artwork, found here.
Kevin Cyr is an artist from Brooklyn New York who uses old beat up vans and delivery trucks as subjects for one of his collections. Cyr sees the past character in each vehicle with every dent, piece of rust, and graffiti tag incorporated on it. When each vehicle is put in the spotlight on it’s own, it really does show the timeless work that was performed by each truck. Cyr’s vision is best described in his own words…..
Artist Scott Campbell has effectively displayed us that with dozens of one dollar bills and some precise cutting you can create some amazing “One Dollar Art”, which is a series of laser-cut etchings, each on a stack of $1 bills. Personally I want Campbell to throw down some Benjamin Franklin’s and really get this series popping off.
Critically acclaimed tattoo artist, Scott Campbell, recently showed his work at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery in Miami, FL. The highlight of the evening was a series of laser-cut etchings, each on a stack of $1 bills. The collection is entitled “Make It Rain” and shows a sampling of the artist’s dark and beautiful undertones. Scott Campbell was born in rural Louisiana and began his career illustrating before mastering the art of tattoo. In 2004, he opened Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn where he perfected his signature style. If you are interested to see more artwork from this artist or buy some of his fine artwork visit his website found here. Campbell is also a tattoo artist so if you like his style you can schedule an appointment, the rate is $300 an hour.
When you think of art and design, pretty much anything can be used as your canvas, but the floors we walk on are generally not the first things that come to mind. Some of these following creations really need to be commended for the insight that the designers had. I mean really, to make a floor design out of salami? Now that deserves a little bit of respect, or maybe a session in food addiction anonymous.
Do you have money burning a hole in your pocket? Then you may want to consider creating your floor out of change. However, in reality, creating this floor really wouldn’t cost as much as you would think. It is constructed from nothing more than pennies. If you live in New York City or are visiting anytime soon, check out the Standard Hotel’s penny floor. If you are looking for a novel home remodeling project, this one is definitely a possibility.
While there may be tall buildings popping up all over the world these days, few still have the presence of the Sears Tower in Chicago. One of the reasons that this great Chicago skyline landmark has remained a popular destination is thanks to its glass floor. There aren’t too many places around the world where one can get a glimpse of a major world city from one hundred floors up while looking down!