Posts tagged "art"

Now This Is A Hand Gun

From artist Joseph Barbaccia’s Integration series: BLAMe. Not quite sure what that title means, but I like the idea here. Feeling a little vulnerable? Wish you were better armed? Well, have a handgun transplanted onto your hand, and you are a post-feminist Terminator. One question, though. When the bullet exists the forefinger, will it me…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 6, 2011

Come On, Get Happy

Check out this wonderfully simple print from artist Marc Johns. Every time I look at it, I get the feeling that I’m being hypnotized, but in a good way: “You are getting happy, very happy…” [$20, Etsy]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 2, 2011

Check Out Some Of The Awesome Fashion Art From Sea Of Shoes’ Contest

Here’s a testament to just how loyal readers of fashion blogs are: when Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge announced an art contest on her site, she received hundreds of submissions. Asking readers to interpret their favorite spring runway look, people came up with all sorts of crazy things from paintings and illustrations to “…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 28, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Teeny Tiny Masterpiece

As gorgeous as this Starry Night ring is on its own, how awesome would it look paired with this bra? I think Van Gogh would approve. [$19, Kimari Jewelry]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 28, 2010

The Alphabet Gets Sexed Up

One of the owners of my favorite bar, Lit Lounge, was also the toast of Art Basel in Miami this year! Erik Foss’ “Word” has managed to turn the most rudimentary skill, listing the alphabet, into the most breathtakingly sexy 26 frames. Man, I’m a writer and I didn’t even realize letters could be so…

By: Simcha / December 17, 2010

Man Embeds Camera In The Back Of His Head

NYU photography professor Wafaa Bilal was one of 23 brave souls who agreed to have surveillance cameras embedded in the backs of their heads as part of an art project called “The Third Eye.” The images recorded on the cam will be streamed to a live feed at the Arab Museum of Moder…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2010

Rock On, Art!

Moxy Creative House has put together a badass series of art prints depicting the signature styles of 20 different rock icons. Ranging from Kurt Cobain to Run DMC, these limited edition posters are almost as cool as the rock gods that inspired them. One major complaint, though: no female musicians were included. Seriously? No Debbie…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2010

You Wear What You Eat

They say you are what you eat, but to photographer Ted Sabarese, you also wear what you eat. For this food-fashion project, the artist collaborated with designers to create clothing (or something like it) out of foods the models said they ate. Could you imagine walking around dressed in a representation of your daily breakfast?

By: Leonora Epstein / November 17, 2010

Pee-Wee, In The Phone Book

Finally, a new use for the Yellow Pages! Philadelphia artist Alex Querel thought canvas was too dull a medium to work with—so he took to carving phone books to make his photo-realistic portraits of notorious celebs. Says Querel, “In carving and painting a head from a phone directory, I’m celebrating the individual lost in the…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 12, 2010

Butt-iful Toilet Paper Roll Art

Anything used to wipe your you-know-what would be the last place we’d look for art supplies. One artist, however, manages to create beauty out of toilet paper rolls. Pretty incredible, no? [Geekologie]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 9, 2010

The Perfect Pop

Photographer Edward Horsford has really good timing — which is how he’s able to take such jaw-dropping photos of balloons as they pop. Incredibly, Horsford works alone, using a timer and a flash to capture the absolute perfect balloon-popping moment. We love how he captures the balloon’s moment of release. [Neatorama]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2010

Check This Out: Illustrations From The “Drawing Fashion” Exhibition In London

Designer sketches are one thing, but to be a fashion illustrator is another art altogether. And that’s what a new exhibition—called Drawing Fashion—at London’s Design Museum explores. The show features the works of famous fashion artists from the 1930s to the present. Some examples: the right hand image above is a print called “Fashion by…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 4, 2010

Ready For A Close-Up

This might look like a photo from a beauty editorial in a fashion magazine, but it’s actually a painting by hyper-realist artist Simon Hennessey. I’ve spent approximately four hours examining those exquisitely detailed pores and whispering, “No freaking way! That’s paint?” (As you can tell I am an eloquent art critic). If you’ve got time…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 3, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: The Coolest Collage

This adorable mini-collage would look amazing framed and hung up in a glassed-walled sun room, surrounded by potted ferns and gilded curiosities from around the world. Luckily for me (since I don’t have a glass-walled sun room or a fern), it would also look awesome tacked onto the inspiration wall above my desk, surrounded by…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 2, 2010

Anonymous Street Artist Wins TED Award For His Moving Public Work

Anonymous street artist JR was awarded a $100,000 TED Prize this week for his impressive public art endeavors. JR makes intensely large photographs, which he then wheat pastes into a variety of locales, transforming his surroundings. The photo above is from an installation he did in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. After the jump, check out…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 21, 2010

An Engagement Ring For Polygamists?

Behold artist Kate Bauman’s work, titled “‘Til Death Do Us Part.” The Gloss cheekily suggests that this knuckle engagement ring is for people who get divorced multiple times and keep their rings. We first thought it referenced polygamy. Or the luckiest girl in the world who got not one, but four diamond rings for her…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2010

Starry, Starry Bra

This Starry Night bra is currently just an awesome art project (medium listed: “acrylic on bra”), but I’d be first in line to buy one if they ever hit stores. Not only do I love Van Gogh’s work, but it would go perfectly with my Mona Lisa thong. [via deviantART]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2010

Creepy Or Cool: The Self-Painting Dress

No, this is not a costume left over from “The Fifth Element.” It’s a project called Pseudomorphs, created by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht. The concept: a self-painting dress that brings together art, fashion and technology. The futuristic-looking felt garment is hooked up to stores of paint, which are fed through tubes by a mechanical system.

By: Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

Kind Of Romantic: Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” Photos

If you are a fan of the novel Wuthering Heights, then you’ve imagined the Gothic landscape upon which Catherine and Heathcliff’s tortured relationship played out. You can see if your imagination syncs with reality in Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” photo exhibit, on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this fall. The snaps were taken i…

By: Joanne Hinkel / October 12, 2010

Rag & Bone Will Make You An Art Star

Attention all artists, art school dropouts, or people who have time on their hands and know how to use a pencil and the internet: Rag & Bone (one of our favorite collections) is holding a mural contest. The NYC-based line recently moved into a new space in lower Manhattan, and they’ve got a spare outside…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2010
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