Mixed media artist Tang Chiew Ling draws the heads and arms of glamorous ladies in ink and then completes each character’s wardrobe with a fashionable gown made of leaves…
Last year superstar graphic designer (yes, those exist), Aaron Draplin, went to Portland’s Creative Mornings to serve up this 50-point plan to “ruin yer career.” The result is this hilarious, brash video filled with colorful language and more than a few surprises…
It’s well worth the hour, but in case you’re in a hurry, I went ahead and typed out the 50 points below. They’re Tweetable and Facebookable…so you know what to do.
- Enjoy the G–damned moment.
- Love where you’re from.
- Move somewhere wild.
- Frequent eateries that use decimal points in their menu.
- Know your f—ing condiments.
- Get out there and get dirty.
- And then, share what you find.
- Work with yer friends.
- Know yer tools and be thankful they exist.
- Go wherever they’ll send you.
- Shed any G–damned sense of entitlement.
- Provide proof of a bonafide graphic art existence.
- Fight for the long dogs.
- Lose the crutch.
- Exhibit a little humility.
- Quit spending yer money on bulls—.
- Be wary of certain business professionals.
- Pay off those f—ing school loans already.
- Laugh at stuff.
- Turn yer back on organized sports.
- Dream up a plan.
- Get cosmic.
- Take color theory seriously.
- Make some room for magic.
- Say what you mean.
- Get it on vinyl.
- Be ready for when they call you up to the big leagues.
- Learn an instrument.
- Be the client.
- Go by car.
- Know what really matters in the end.
- Buy things made in America.
- Question stuff constantly.
- Know who’s got the power.
- Collect cool s—.
- Grab yer social media by the throat.
- Savor the little stuff.
- Support yer local rock bands.
- Know all the shades of being “professional”.
- Don’t worry about awards.
- Quit saying the word “dude”.
- Make big-ass posters.
- Go pantless.
- Get free.
- Treat the UPS guy, mail lady, and printing pressman like they are gold.
- Know what you love.
- And don’t forget about the things you hate.
- Learn to roll with the good, the bad, and the ugly.
- Work hard and love this s—.
- Be thankful for everything.
Actor and rapper Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, commissioned Sam Spratt to do the art for his 2012 mixtape “Royalty.” However, the project took on a life of its own and Spratt created ten limited edition prints inspired by Norman Rockwell.
What began as cover art for his mixtape “Royalty” evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from.
The collection of 10 illustrations covers a wide-spectrum of the little moments – the struggles, the simple pleasures, the risks, the irony, the humor, the hopes, and the realities of the American life that maybe isn’t quite so cookie cutter.
The folks at Austrian Domino Art set out to create the world’s largest domino structure (and then, of course, enjoy the fruits of their labor in a four-minute display of all the pieces collectively falling in order).
The intensity in the room only builds as each piece that topples brings this legendary display of domino art one step closer to the grand finale — the destruction of the tallest domino tower ever.
Graffiti artist paints major brands’ logos around town using the brands’ products as her paint [18 pics]
For a series of street art she entitled “Pro Bono Promo,” artist Dorota Pankowska snuck around Brampton, Ontario’s downtown at night, painting the names of various major brands on walls, flower boxes, and concrete barriers. For each piece, she used that brand’s most popular product as her medium…
When most of us think of being “fit,” we tend to picture a pretty narrow range of body type. But New York-based photographer Howard Schatz wants to blow those stereotypes up by showing how many types of (very fit) bodies are required for the numerous sports that we humans take part in.
From figure skater to sumo wrestler, Schatz has photographed all kinds of Olympic and pro athletes with the goal of displaying “the astonishing array of physical perfection required for their particular sports.”
The photographs are published in his book Athlete…
If you pull Leonardo da Vinci’s muse out of the Italian Renaissance and set her back down in the outdoor seating area of a modern restaurant, here’s what you might end up with…
(by Memaxx at b3ta)
James Mollison’s book Where Children Sleep features remarkable photos of kids from many countries around the globe and then a second picture to pair with each portrait of the space where that child spends the night. It is an extraordinary glimpse into the different way people live across this diverse planet.
The book is meant as a fine art book for adults, but is also intended to capture the interest of children, too, as they grow up and learn that the world is full of all sorts of different people — people like…
Kaya in Tokyo, whose proud mother spends $1,000 a month on her dresses; Bilal the Bedouin shepherd boy, who sleeps outdoors with his father’s herd of goats; the Nepali girl Indira, who has worked in a granite quarry since she was three; and Ankhohxet, the Kraho boy who sleeps on the floor of a hut deep in the Amazon jungle.
Here are just a few…