” My art today, is the convergence of beauty and emotion through the elegance of line and form. In my work, the themes and arrangements are uncomplicated, but invites the viewer to plunge in and bring their own opinion, speculation and interpretation to the forefront. ” – Gerrel Saunders
These are just some of the many fantastic illustrations you’ll find over at the website of Rafahu. Check it out.
Realistic sugar skull and bones designed by Snow Violent, to remind people not to eat too much sugar. Link here.
‘ Hello Beautiful is a photo series that’s part of The six week Beauty Project that was launched by Selfridges at the start of May. Images of these real-life models were captured by Norbert Shoerner, a German photographer and filmmaker, and these images will be used as part of promotions for The Beauty Project campaign, which will run until June 12th.’
” I live in Hong Kong and am a self-taught artist. This city gives me much inspiration in creating my artwork. My current works include a line of handbags printed with lovely pet faces and the simple modern pillow and cushion covers. ” – Ben Tsang
One of a kind big ugly monster face mugs by artist JD Cotton. A great gift if you are looking for something different. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lead free glazes. Holds aprox. 16 oz. Buy here.
Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his MFA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His works have also been featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, New American Paintings, and HGTV Magazine. Vargas has received many awards including the 2012 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best Visual Artist. Vargas is currently a member of the full time Art Faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a member of adjunct faculty at Metropolitan Community College, and an Artist in Residence at the Carver Bank in North Omaha
To help boost the weak sales of Japanese nori manufacturer that was affected by the 2011 tsunami, I&S BBDO, a Japanese ad agency, developed a series of intricately laser-cut seaweed. Each sheet from “design nori” series – Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), Mizutama (Water Drops), Asanoha (Hemp), Kikkou (Turtle Seashell), and Kumikkou (Tortoise Shell) – is based on Japanese history or symbology and represents happiness, good fortune, and longevity. Link.
Hand sculpted from real human skull dimensions these collectors limited edition Zombie Bells are functional embodiments of undead iron. Perfectly balanced and ideally proportioned for swings and fitness lifts, we are including FREE Zombie Kettlebell Wristguards for the 1.5 pood (54lbs) and 2 pood (72lbs) editions to ease the arm pressure for heavier overhead training. Buy here.
Andrea Mastrovito was born in Bergamo in 1978 were he lives. Dividing his time between Italy and New York, his artistic path snakes through a kind of re-invention of painting where painting is no longer seen as the chromatic covering of a surface or as the simple act of painting but it becomes the constructive part of the artwork itself, disappearing behind the simple gesture like paper cutting (which replaces the brushstroke) which then re-emerge in his installations. (via Dynamo Art Factory)