With photography, lighting is everything. It can either make or break your subject. As evidenced by photographer Mark Mawson from Sydney, Australia, he created these wonderful photos by simply dropping paint in water using clever lighting. He’s taking “aqua artistry” to a higher level.
Visit Mark’s website and you’ll soon appreciate a wide variety of photographic artform; from fashion to portraits, from personal to editorial. I’ve also included some photographs of women in beautiful flowing dresses who make drowning look seductive and haunting at the same time.
Southern California-based illustrator Nate Frizzell cleverly mixes fantasy and reality in his paintings. He seems to meÂ like he would’ve been a creative child with an active imagination. If any, I would’ve guessed he did have imaginary friends with the way he whimsically paints his playful and strange characters. His beautiful work strikes a powerful chord even though it gives me a feeling of sadness and creepiness both at the same time.
For all the die hard Star Wars fan, c’mon, nerd it up! Here’s the Real Trooper hoodie by Marc Ecko. The front zips up completely over the head. So now you got $98?
‘ Richard Roberts is a freelance illustrator and artist, currently based in Milwaukee, USA. He has been designing for over five years and has been featured in numerous magazines and blogs through out the net. ‘
Brian Tong’s assignment for a final design project was to come up with a design for a functional or dysfunctional piece. He created this apparently usable but highly impractical and ridiculously heavy log lunch kit. A giant log cut in half, with the the compartments cut out in one side and the utensils carved in on the other. “The utensils sit perfectly inside and even include a pair of silver chopsticks. The insides are coated with a non-toxic walnut oil that is used for salad bowls, which means that this food could actually be eaten out of the log!” Neat!
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Kawakami Yoshitaka is a Japanese 3DCG artist whose work reminds me of some old Japanese horror movies that make us scream like little school girls. Ichi the killer, Audition, Old man.. okay I’ll stop now.
Blueprint was an installation by Taiwanese Ou Studio as part of the allstar exhibition during DMY Berlin Design Festival 09. Based on ‘blueprint’ technical drawings the installation consisted of a painted blue wall with perspective elements of furniture from an old house, in Taiwan. Items including the ‘one piece’ bench were constructed using bamboo paper, strong enough for visitors to sit on. each item was measured and made to scale. (via Designboom)
Gene Guynn was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and from a very young age was immersed in the world of art. With a painter for a mother and a musician for a father, his world was always one of creativity and expression. He began painting in college courses during high school, and in fall of 2004, began his BFA at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Gene takes inspiration from the thriving urban, outsider, and lowbrow art culture of SF, LA, and NYC, and combines it with a fine art sophistication. (via Sketch Theatre)