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Andy Smith

British illustrator Andy Smith’s bold posters and illustration employ a variety of printing services and techniques to create electric colored work full of quirky character and playful typography.

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Photographer Dan Busta Gets Dotty On Naked Women

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Los Angeles photographer Dan Busta has a couple very interesting photographic series exploring single-themed concepts at length. This one, Dots, is fairly self explanatory: naked women covered in dots, posing within rooms also covered in dots. What the images offer is part optical illusion and part good old fashioned sensuality. The natural beauty of the models stripped down to the most basic elements of form and pose. Through his exploration of this distinct concept, and through the manipulation of dot and background colors, Busta harnesses a unique way to showcase the beauty of these women in a flattering way.

Busta is no stranger to photographing people. He has photographed the rich and famous, his website is a yearbook of actors and celebrities we know and love. Another interesting project of his, Ghosts, shows a white-clothed figure standing in various settings. Busta’s exploration of themed projects continues to be a strong point in his work, and something that sets him apart as a photographer. It’s exciting to think of what he will do next!

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Carlos Aires

Photographs by Carlos Aires.

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oh carlyn

 

Continuing on my Flickr curatorial mission, here is oh carlyn, an artist based in Portland, Oregon.

 

One of my favorite things about her work is her method of documentation, which is basically for lack of better words, poor quality mobile-photography. But there’s something really nice about the way a cellphone takes pictures. It really captures the atmosphere… the intimacy of the air and dust. 

 

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The Tale of How


The Tale of How from Shy the Sun on Vimeo.

This song reminds me of the operatic magical feel of Nightmare Before Christmas- this video is not unlike an ancient Gravure coming to life. Really enchanting motion work. I love the talking rats, the fantasy- Secret of Nimh meets Hayao Miyazaki meets Japanese woodcut- just stunning.

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CuteCircuit’s “GalaxyDress”

Yes, please! I would like to wear my television. London based fashion company CuteCircuit specializes in “wearable technology”. If you think your TV and computer weren’t enough how about wearing it. What “it” is a dress embroidered with over 24,000 color LEDs. The dress has become a permanent piece at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in order to celebrate its 75 years.

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A Crocheted Coral Reef

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Institute for Figuring project2Like its real-life counterpart, this coral reef is alive in a way.  Organized by the LA based  non-profit organization, Institute for Figuring, the reef was lovingly constructed by many hands.  According to the Institute for Figuring, the institute is “an organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics and engineering”, and certainly does this with its Crochet Coral Reef.

The public is invited to participate by crocheting different organisms that are added to the larger crochet habitat.  The reef has grown to become one of the largest participatory science and art projects in the world.  It does much more than organize a community to engage with visual art and craft.  It brings attention to the biology of coral reefs, emphasizes their importance, and reminds us of the danger they’re currently in.

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Light Sculptures from Diet Wiegman

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Under the typical gallery bright lights these sculptures from artist Diet Wiegman may seem like innocuous piles of trash.  However, these ‘piles’ are meticulously arranged and precisely lit.  The resulting shadows resemble famous works of art, icons, and images.  He creates coveted works of art through refuse in something as elusive as a shadow.  Though various types of ‘light sculptures’ have made their way through art in the past few years, Wiegman is a veteran.  He has been using shadows and light as a medium for nearly five decades.      [via]

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