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Merry Mustache and a Happy New Beard!

652_1229726713For the facial furniture lover, Peskimo created these festive Xmas cards that’s sure to bring hairy cheer to that special Mustaccio in your life. Available at Moo.

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Jess Whitehead’s Digital Mutations

South African based Jess Whitehead creates fluid worlds that mutate, melt, bend, and morph in infinite space.

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Jagoda Boruch

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I don’t know too much about Jagoda Boruch, except that this shooter is 19 years old and lives in Poland… and apparantly has an affinity for obstructing the faces of the people she photographs.  At least, that’s the case in this series of images; whereby Jagoda omits the face but reveals the frankness of life’s quirks instead.

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7up “McBubbles” 1974

Ohhhh holy 7up and astral cheeseburger, i haaz! 

 

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Book Art- Five Artists Who Creatively Use Books As A Medium

Cara Barer Book Art

Cara Barer

Jonathan Callan Book Art

Jonathan Callan

Isaac Salazar Book Art

Isaac Salazar 

Robert The Book Art

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An unusual, but symbolic and versatile medium, several artists have integrated books into their practice.  Sometimes selected for their formal elements, other times for their content, books have a wide-ranging appeal for artists.  The five artists listed below have employed books in varied and distinctive ways to create remarkable works of art.

Abelardo Morell is a Cuban artist who incorporates books into his photography in beautiful and creative ways.  For example, he used Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to create photographs uniquely including the book.  Jonathan Callan is drawn to books as a medium and creates amazing, formal sculptures that resemble tree stumps, or other organic forms.  Cara Barer is an artist who transforms books by sculpting, dying and then photographing them.  About her work Barer says, “Books, physical objects and repositories of information, are being displaced by zeros and ones in a digital universe with no physicality.  Through my art, I document this and raise questions about the fragile and ephemeral nature of books and their future.”  Robert The is a New York-artist best-known for his Gun Books, which usually play a title cleverly off the book carved into the shape of a gun.  Isaac Salazar rescues books that have been discarded and carves words out of the pages.

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The Office of Eden

This video was a collaboration between Terri Timely Studios and PACT. Terri Timely is the awarding-winning directing duo of Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasy.

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Olafur Eliasson: your chance encounter

slow-motion shadow in colour, 2009. HMI lamps, colour-effect filter glass (blue, green, magenta, orange, red, yellow)

slow-motion shadow in colour, 2009. HMI lamps, colour-effect filter glass (blue, green, magenta, orange, red, yellow)

Danish-icelandic Olafur Eliasson has done it again! “Your chance encounter” is showing at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan. His intent to make his work engaging and relevant in the tailored museum space brings the institution to life. The rooms and corridors are transformed through his use of light, mirrors, shadow, color, wind and fog. Eliasson re-proposes the idea of the art museum as not just simply a building we go into to see art removed from society, but as more of a public space with the potential to engage society and the urban environment. If you’ve had the “chance encounter” with Olafur’s new installation, let us know what you think- was he successful in doing so?

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Able Parris

changing_imagination_collage670 East coast Collage artist and lover of type, Able Parris, offers any art-tuned web-explorer a selection of delights. I suggest starting with his collage collections and Able’s sketchbook videos. and viewing his other work as featured on tumblr. Able shares his collage art through downloadable wallpapers, and shares his editorial perspectives as a frequent contributor to both Graphic Hug and We Love Typography. Thanks for sharing, Able!

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