Ted Vasin

p p ' Ted Vasin creates a wide range of works, often bound by their digital origins, presented as painting or as sound. Crisp and precise, his paintings make use of a wide variety of metallic pigments and robust colors. The artist mixes these with particles that refract light, shift hues, become iridescent. Vasin often uses sound installations and live sound performances to accompany the paintings and other 2-D works, mimicking the formal qualities of the paintings with sound. Vasin was born in Russia and currently lives and works in San Francisco. The artist has exhibited internationally with recent exhibitions Non-Local Cues at Tarryn Teresa Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, and Paintings and Sound at Davis Art Center in Davis, CA and Limn Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The artist has also been published in New American Paintings several times, and was a recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2006. He is currently represented by LIMN Art Gallery in San Francisco. ' Thank you Julia McEvily for the link! o

Meat Cards

p Business cards made with meat. Yea, that's right.. MEAT. They start with 100% beef jerky, and they SEAR your contact information into it with a 150 watt CO2 laser. The world makes sense again! : ) Links here and here. p

Ryohei Hase

p p p p Ryohei Hase (previously-blogged) is a very talented illustrator and artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Visit his portfolio and prepare to have your mind blown. p

Sarah Dery

p " As the saying goes ' Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.' While this mousetrap by Sarah Dery doesn't improve the functionality of the product it does attempt to treat the killing of the mouse with more respect. Dery created this unique mousetrap package after noting the close relationship between mice and people and the brutal nature of mousetraps. Her design solution was a cardboard trap which is shaped like an iconic coffin. this serves the function of being easier to handle while treating the dead animal with respect. The final package can then be buried. Dery designed the trap while studying under professor Sylvain Allard at UQAM in Montreal, and don't worry no animals were harmed in the making. " (via Designboom) p p p

Nina Sundberg

o p The beautiful and slightly haunting work of photographer Nina Sundberg from Trondheim, Norway. More on her website. Check it out! i p

Andrew King

p p p Andrew King lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario, where he works as a freelance designer for animated television shows as well as doing conceptual design work for both live action and video game productions. p p

Mathias Schmied

o o Mathias Schmied <-- Born in 1976 in Berne, Switzerland. Lives and works in Crest, France; His work has been the subject of numerous gallery exhibitions and was included in MoMa and FRAC Rhone Alpes in France. o

Benjamin Huen

p Cool illustrations from Sheridan animation grad Benjamin Huen of Toronto, Canada. Check out his blog for more. p

Ben and Jerry’s Ad

p p p Cool looking Ben and Jerry's Ad by Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific Singapore. Check it out here. (via Ads Of The World) p

Gayle Wheatley

p Gayle Wheatley is a professional illustrator, painter, and art director, who specializes in fun, fashionable, and irresistibly glamorous illustrations and vibrant, dream-like, and delightfully textured paintings. Her artwork is heavily influenced by mythology, Asian culture, feminist thought, and her many globe trekking adventures. She has lived abroad in both Italy and Japan, and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. She currently maintains a studio in Los Angeles. (Continue reading...) p