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Victor van Gaasbeek

victorvan1 victorvan2 Clever pixel design that are diagonally sliced in half. Victor van Gaasbeek is only 19 years old but he already built up quite a large portfolio. This talented graphic designer hails from the Netherlands. victorvan4 victorvan5

Tiago Hoisel

p p p Caricatures and illustration of Latin American artist Tiago Hoisel. Amazing! Link sent by my friend Olesya from Russia. p

Yayoi Kusama

p p p ' Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist. Her paintings, collages, soft sculptures, performance art and environmental installations all share an obsession with repetition, pattern, and accumulation. Her work shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. She describes herself as an "obsessive artist". Kusama is also a published novelist and poet, and has created notable work in film and fashion design. She has long struggled with mental illness. On 12th Nov 2008 Christies New York sold a work by her for $5,100,000, a record for a living female artist ' Link. p p

Vacon Sartirani

p Wonderful paintings on paper by artist Vacon Sartirani. You can see much more over at his Flickr page. p p

Alicja Kwade

p p Alicja Kwade's "412 Lieter bis zum Anfang" (top), 555kg of grinded champagne bottles and "4te Dimension" (bottom), glass. Photos: Roman März Courtesy Johann König, Berlin p p

Gala Bent

p p p Loving the beautiful illustrations of Seattle artist Gala Bent. Check it out. p

Hubcap Creatures

p " Hubcap creatures are made entirely from re-cycled materials. All the hubcaps are found, usually on the side of the road, and therefore bear the scars of their previous lives in the form of scratches and abrasions. I believe these marks add texture and history to the creatures they decorate, and so choose not to fill, overpaint or alter them in any way." p o p

Fractal Table

o o o Fractal table is a result of studies into fractal growth patterns that can be found in nature and which can be described with mathematical algorithms. Per definition a fractal is a fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity. The fascination for us as designers lies in the objects’ grown and organic nature but also in its structured and mathematical quality. Both in terms of size and complexity Fractal Table pushes the manufacturing process to its limits. Fractal Table is produced by Materialise as a single piece SLA in epoxy resin. Its dimensions in cm are: L98 x W61 x H42. Treelike stems grow into smaller branches until they get very dense towards the top to form a quasi-surface. The structure starts quite unorganized at the bottom and gets progressively organized till it ends in a regular grid, thus a progression from an approximate fractal to a fractal with exact self similarity. To achieve this result different CAD software, both for nurbs modeling and polygon modeling, was used. o o

Toonikun

toonikun1 toonikun2 Malaysian-based illustrator Toonikun caught my attention right off the bat. Combining anime-inspired illustration with Victorian sensibiliities. Also, very cool use of flower design patterns and colors for his backgrounds. toonikun3 toonikun4 toonikun5

Jordan Domont

p p p ' Jordan Domont hails from the corn-fringed and cul-desac’d suburbs of Indiana. He grew up tall and earned a BFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he studied figurative painting. It was there that he fell skull over-sneakers for portraiture. After college, he moved to Portland, where he now lives and paints. To infuse depth and luminosity into his work, Jordan employs a palette of punchy hues. Experimenting, he discovered that when inks layer heavily onto Mylar, it creates a rich, almost melted effect. Pigments become slightly volatile, even mercurial, and their behavior enlivens the entire process. Jordan likes to explore how different amalgams of color work together, because it sure trumps sitting back and watching paint dry. ' p p