Category Archives: Art

“My White Trash Family”

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For the past ten years Philadelphia-based artist Kim Alsbrooks has been painting miniature portraits on trash. Her series “My White Trash Family” began when she became interested in historical biases in art, and specifically portraits painted during the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century).

Alsbrooks has produced over 600 paintings since it started. All beverage cans are pre-flattened, mostly by passing cars or trucks, and chooses a portrait to fit each specific piece of trash. She gessoes them, draws the image in graphite, paints with oils and varnishes.

Have a look at a selection of her paintings below.

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Posing with Their Younger Selves

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As the stars hit the red carpet for the 2014 Oscars, it’s time to reflect on where they’ve been before… it’s fascinating to see how much these stars have changed… or remained almost identical.

Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013 (left) and 1989

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Tom Hanks in 2014 (left) and in 1980

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Sandra Bullock in 2014 (left) and in 1993

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Meryl Streep in 1980 (left) and in 2013

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Matthew McConaughey in 2014 (left) and in 1996

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Julia Roberts in 2013 (right) and in 1989

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Jennifer Lawrence in 2014 (right) and in 2007

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Jared Leto in 2014 (right) and in 1994

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Christian Bale in 2013 (left) and in 1987

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Amy Adams in 2014 (left) and in 1999

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99 Picture Frame Illustrations

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The designer Timothy Goodman transformed the blank white walls of the Ace Hotel in New York with illustrations with paint markers and black paint. Paying homage to the city, this wonderful “99 Picture Frame Illustrations” is to discover in images in the article.

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3D Photos: Miniature Immortality

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The Japanese are big fans of the photo booth, producing some of the most original examples of the stand-alone photo devices you can imagine: from machines which add cute frames around your pictures to examples which morph you into a big eyed manga character. Now a company called Omote 3D is taking the concept to the next level and will soon be offering people their likeness in miniature printed 3D form!

The company will be opening a pop-up shop at the Eye of Gyre gallery in Harajuku, where customers can get their figure scanned and printed using 3D printing technology. It’s a pretty fantastic concept. Imagine this: while today we find 2D prints of our long past relatives hidden away in a box – often wondering what they looked like in real-life – future generations may find our likeness in 3D form, giving a far more realistic glimpse of our actual appearance.

Omote and the Tokyo based creative lab PARTY, plan to operate the service daily from November 24th to January 13th, 2013 at a pop up store in the Eye of Gyre gallery, offering 3 sizes: small 10cm, medium 15cm, or large 20cm. The price for your “mini-me” isn’t exactly cheap, and will range between 21,000 to 42,000 yen ($264 to $529)… then again, that’s a small price for miniature immortality.

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WTF Retro Advertisements

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These ads are old, and they are very WTF. If someone can explain how these advertising could help sell the products they are promoting, please feel free to help.

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Paper Cut Silhouettes

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Photographer and designer David A. Reeves reveals his talent for staging a series of miniature vignettes made ​​from cut paper silhouettes. Each image layers and offers several plans to create a striking depth of field, without omitting to refer to projects like the game Limbo or comic Walking Dead.

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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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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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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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