Monthly Archives: September 2012

Beautiful Detailed Illustrations

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Toronto, Canada based artist Terry Fan works with ink, graphite and photoshop. He’s currently involved in a number of creative pursuits which include t-shirt design, screenwriting, graphic novels and children’s book illustration. Below, you may see some of his artworks… Enjoy!

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Paris vs New York

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This sweet animation from Tony Miotto compares two of the world’s most brilliant cities, Paris and New York. Based on the book, Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities by Vahram Muratyan, it pitches JFK against Charles de Gaulle, cupcakes against macaroons and the subway against the metro. Watch with the sound on to get the full effect.

Question is, which is your favourite?

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A Londoner from Afar

Some may say that. It has been used as a payment to workers, it was drunk in Britain Has Beer Saved the World?when water was too dirty to drink during the Cromwell era. It was also used for medical purposes (placebo effect, maybe?). In fact, midwives used a strong type of beer to ease labour pains.

Well, I remember those old Western movies where injured, hard men were given a bottle of whisky before a doctor extracted a bullet from their leg. Getting drunk to avoid feeling pain.

Nonetheless, there is a passion for beer,

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Switching Light Sculptures

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What happens when an analytic mind gets creative? For Australian engineer and artist Ian Burns, it’s an amazing set of switching light installations. By using magnifying glasses to focus the filaments of lightbulbs onto a wall, he has created intricate sets of switches that project words that morph before your eyes.

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In his interview for ‘Inside Art’ by The Stock Rooms, Burns said:

I think a lot of engineers are frustrated artists and a lot of artists are frustrated engineers… [What I do] is complicated, but it’s no more complicated than your iPhone and yet we just take that for granted. At the basest of levels it’s the same technology. It’s just switches.

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Guinness – Made Of More

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Under the artistic direction of David Wilson, directors Jake & Josh invites us to discover a video showing the making of the magnificent sculpture of Made for More for the Guinness brand. Music by Woodkid and produced by BlinkArt, this video shows the collaboration of artists and craftsmen from different worlds to bring a unique impressive creation.

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The Pleasure Of

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Taking the first bite of a watermelon. Cracking an egg. Floating in the ocean on a sunny day. These are brief, seemingly inconsequential moments that almost immediately slip from memory as they pass, neither life-altering or particularly remarkable, and yet taken together they become a sort of texture of our lives. Filmmaker Vitùc recognized the importance of these small moments and collected several dozen of them in his new video short called The Pleasure Of that was shot in part with an iPhone 4s.

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London 2012 Team Parade

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London 2012 parade: one last hurrah for Olympic and Paralympic star.

Athletes revel in two-mile celebratory trip through London.

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It was “mindblowing”, it was “crazy”, it was “insane”. The athletes who brought home 185 medals and inspired hundreds of thousands of people to flood the streets of London struggled to find the words to describe a celebratory trip of just under two miles that was the end of a rather longer journey for most of them.

It was, as London mayor Boris Johnson put it – in a show-stealing speech on the Mall that again left the prime minister, David Cameron, in the shade – the “final tear-sodden sundering climax” to Britain’s Olympic summer. ‘You brought this country together.’

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Video: London 2012: Victory Parade Highlights

Well done! 😉

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Creative Illustrations

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Jay Fleck colourful works seem to draw from the inspiring world of childhood, creating fantasies filled with octopus, pirates, rocket ships and elephants… all translated into a graphical world even we adults can relate to.

Many of his works are available on Society6 as prints, stretched canvas’, t-shirts and even iPhone skins, so you’re sure to be able to take his inspiration with you.

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Monsters Anatomical Guide

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dissect a monster? Minneapolis-based animator, illustrator, and comic book artist Brad McGinty gives his insight on what it might be like in this clever series of anatomical guides to your favorite monsters. Each guide to monster guts looks like Japanese toy instructions so that with the proper organs you could build your own! The Mogwai guide comes complete with care instructions for preventing Gremlin transformation.

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Weirdest Buildings

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Whether its a hotel, restaurant, or just an office building, who says it has to look normal and boring? Although some of these buildings are probably going to make you wonder what kind of crazy thoughts the architect was thinking, it’s hard to not appreciate the creativity involved. These are some of weirdest buildings in the world.

The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)

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Elephant Building (Bangkok, Thailand)

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Shark Bar (Perm, Russia)

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Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

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The Sheep Building (Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand)

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Upside Down House (Szymbark, Poland)

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Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Teakettle Building (Rockbridge County, VA, USA )

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The Amazing Flying House (Sarzana, Italy)

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Piano shaped building (Huainan, China)

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Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam)

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House Between The Rocks (France)

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Guitar Museum (TN, USA)

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Wonder egg (Ishigakijima Island, Japan )

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Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

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Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

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Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany)

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The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

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Puzzling World Lake Wanaka (Otago, New Zealand)

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Reversible Destiny Lofts (Mitaka, Japan)

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Office center “1000″ a.k.a. Banknote (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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Puzzling World Lake Wanaka (Otago, New Zealand)

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The Bank of Asia a.k.a Robot Building (Bangkok, Thailand)

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The Big Pineapple (Nambour, Queensland)

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