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Ceramic FM Radio

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Check out this ceramic FM radio by Studio Lama, founded in 2008 by Eitan Gigi and Ofer Dahan. The studio focuses on product and commercial design.

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Edwin Kinji Ushiro

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Edwin Kinji Ushiro ( 1977) illustrator and fine artist. Beginning his journey as a native from the island of Maui, Edwin Ushiro traveled to California where he attended the Art Center College of Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration with honors. From there he ventured onto a film career as an Art Director, Visual Effects Consultant, Storyboard Artist & Concept Designer on projects such as: CSI Miami, Battlestar Galactica: Caprica, and Angel. Continuing an urge to explore of his own projects, Edwin has recently expanded onto the gallery scene. His clients include: Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, NBC, ABC, CBS, Disney, and the Jim Henson Company.

Ushiro utilizes some truly unique artistic techniques, a fusion of traditional and digital. Ushiro incorporates paint, ink, iron transfers, fabric and other materials into his work in order to achieve the desired moods and emotions. Ushiro has become one of the most buzz-worthy emerging artists working today. With several recent magazine interviews and shows booked into 2009 from New York to Los Angeles and appearances coming at Art Basel, Ushiro has become one of the most talked about artists in the new contemporary movement. (via Kerseboom)

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John Armleder

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John Armleder is a performance artist, sculptor, and painter, whose multi-faceted activities are connected by drawing. Affiliated with Fluxus in the late 1960s and 70s, the value of ephemerality and the notion that art is the conduction of creative energy are central to his work. Armleder’s use of many different materials and found objects was demonstrated vividly in his 2006 exhibition at Tate Liverpool that incorporated a multitude of materials including televisions, scaffolding, mirrors, lights, CD players, animals, pot plants and Christmas trees, creating a riotous and magical world of disorientating beauty and mystery. (via Initial Access)

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Saul Hernandez

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” Extraordinary sculptures by Saul Hernandez (from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). The 208 OSEOsidades is a collection of 21 bronze sculptures of 21 centimeters in height. He uses the most common representation of death which is the human skeleton in a 1:8 scale replica of a real skeleton. ” (via Pixelelement)

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Rick Baker

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‘ The man behind the men and women of numerous faces and often the man in the mask himself. Rick Baker worked his way up from chief lab assistant for makeup artist Dick Smith to be a puppet designer and made his debut as a special effects makeup artist in 1972. He has conjured everything from werewolves (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, 1981) to a remarkably convincing reproduction of old age (THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN, 1974). Baker often makes film appearances camouflaged by his own makeup, most often as gorillas (THE THING WITH TWO HEADS, 1972, the title role in KING KONG, 1976, THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE, 1977 and THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, 1981). He also designed the special effects makeup for, and appeared in, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. ‘ (via)

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Christopher Uminga

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” I’m an illustrator and a painter. When I close my eyes I see monsters or other friendly creatures . I put them on paper or canvas and let them play creating a world where vampires and The Hamster King live together. To some they are scary or even a bit strange, but to me they are my friends. My work is heavily influenced my youth where the only thing I worried about was getting up on Saturday to watch cartoons and eat a bowl of cereal. This is my art; I paint and draw things that make me happy.” – Christopher Uminga (via Creep Machine)

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Catherine Brooks

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” My paintings are part of a story, a science fiction diary, rich in allegorical symbolism. They are not self portraits, but instead physical manifestation of the lives within me. I am fascinated by the legends and tales that have been passed down through the rise and fall of empires and how they are weathered by oral tradition and cultural change. I work with my own personal mythology to reflect ideas on love, memory, and the inexplicable human talent for anthropomorphizing the cycles of life and all its manifestations. ” – Catherine Brooks

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Dominic Episcopo

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Dominic Episcopo, an artist out of Philadelphia, takes photos of everything from high fashion to food, celebrities to celery. While much of his work belongs on the Style and Entertainment pages of this site, we here at the Comedy vertical are obsessed with his series “The United Steaks of America” that uses ribeyes and sirloins alike to carve out our country. ‘ (via The Huffington Post)

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Van Arno

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Van Arno was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1963, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended a Christian Science school from Kindergarten through High School. He was accepted at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, where he studied under Carol Caroompas and Lita Albuquerque. More recently, he has been experimenting with painting in oil and egg tempera, and on plastered wood panels. ‘ (via Yves Laroche)

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Kitty Love

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I hope you don’t get lost in the cuteness of these kitty photos I found on Kasmi-Nuko. Click here for the link. Love the fat ninja cat pictured below. Hahaha. Super fun!

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