Sunday, October 31, 2010

dru blair

an airbrush painter, created a photo realistic painting of a lady.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

cell phones and mircoscopes

Listener - Ozark Empire


Music videos aren't usually "artistic" but this one was. This is an excerpt from Kanye West's 35 minutes mini-movie (music video) he premiered over the weekend. I was blown away at the beauty he mixed with hip-hop. He said he wanted every shot to be a "beautiful still" and a piece of art. So at any moment, if the screen was frozen, it would be a beautiful view. The ballet dancers had to freeze and hold poses for long amounts of time and it's just beautifully put together. The entire 35 minutes video is on youtube as well. Check it out. It's amazing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Need Crits

design comparison

Here is an example of original designs versus movie re-designs. Sometimes it feels that re-designs for movies can be so overconceptualized that they lose their original design strength.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Is todays education really working for a better tomorrow?

Scrap Metal Art: Just look it up if you want to find more people who do this. But for now I'm just going to post a link to a site. SITE

"Art From Steel - foundered in 2005, seeks to bridge the language barrier which has made it difficult to acquire our statues internationally before. We have bilingual staff who are able to effectively communicate with the artists and to translate even the most abstract of ideas.

Art From Steel is part of The True Potential Group Inc., an American corporation with head office in Nevada. It is run by the company director Mr. Martin Pavion and his wife Tik Pavion from Bangkok, Thailand a few hours from our main workshop."


I just wanted to share these... I guess. P=

This is just cute:

Found them on this site:

That site also has a lot of awesome stuff on there. P= I don't know who made them though. I thought they were cute, so I decided to share.

Please do not steal this artist

Singer ISinger IThis is Carol Wax
This is Too
Writers Block
Writers Block
Incredible and MINE MINE MINE

Mezzo print artist and author of
"The Mezzotint: History and Technique", published by Abrams in 1990
Soon to be the chosen artist in the upcoming 3+ page essay by Scott Starbuck
Appearing soon in the Blackboard nearest you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


weidmans work has an authentic 60s soul with the out of the lines print making style that i really like! silkscreened

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Don Kenn was Born in Denmark in1978, and during his free time he likes to draw monsters, ghost, and ghouls on post-it notes, and compile it in his blog.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An intriguing aspect of combining music and art

Got to love the way the music produces those awesome abstract lines. Reminded me of the bfk blind embossing when I saw it the first time. Bent studio's new Director Nando Costa created the band’s new music video in a dark and expressive piece of film-making. Heavily rooted in live-action, the impressive six-minute video includes intense moments of stop motion, visual effects, and motion graphics techniques, all brought to life within the studio’s walls.
The variety and execution of the VFX portions of the video - from yarn reeling into complex patterns to a guitar that plays with no musician attached - strongly evoke the confused and surreal patterns of one’s warped memories. Additional creative touches such as animated and intricate photographic collages and giant CG snails sliding across the band’s stage - add variety and depth to the Bent world. What is your interpretation?

If in case you are interested in more. Modest Mouse collaborated with the late Heath Ledger to make a video about the illegal poaching of whales. All the concepts were created by Heath but, unfortunately because of his death in 2008 the very end of the video was completed by members of the Los Angeles art collective/producing company. as shown here.

Surrealist Artist Max Ernst, popular in the 20s and 30s used a technique called frottage to create surrealist landscapes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Green Graffiti


Internationally renowned Detroit Artist

 I saw and met this artist at the La convention center last year and he was a really funny dorky but cool artsy fartsy guy.. in a good way =) his name is Glenn Barr. I was drawn to his art because he kind of spoke to me through his art. some of his art can be grotesque and whimsical at the same time i guess u can say.. and alot of them look like they can come to life.

Gene Guynn

is amazing!!!

this is a 10 layer water based silkscreen on Rives BFK paper
edition of 13

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Use to work in a Mental Hospital for criminals

Looks like art to me
However I was not on the receiving end.

Materials: Wood strip; five large razor blades glued into one side; six small razor blades glued into other and wrapped with boxing tape, rubylith and clear tape; handle wrapped with boxing tape.
Backstory: Lifted from the facility’s metal sign shop, this shiv is wrapped in “rubylith” — a red, masking tape classically used in signmaking (and, before the digital revolution, commonly employed by graphic designers in the production of “mechanicals”). Eleven disposable razor blades, available for purchase from Rahway’s commissary back in the 1980s, are carefully inserted down the sides.

Between 1972 and 2008 I was a Psychiatric Technician at Patton State Hospital.
A big part of my job was protecting the patients from each other, and from hurting or killing the staff.
This was an example of just what a patient could make given the common objects found at the hospital.
We had metal spoons like this until 1998.
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I remember taking something like this from one of my patients and he was so surprised when I found it under his matress. I asked him why he had it and he said: "There a a lot of really crazy people here . I have to protect my self."