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Holton Rower’s Poured Paintings

I’m more interested in Holton Rower’s process of creating these abstract paintings than the final result. Sure the end result is beautiful but you’ll see what I mean once you watch the process video after the jump. It’s a simple technique that packs a lot of punch!

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Classic Horror/Cult/Sci-Fi Foreign B Movie Posters

You can never have too many of these. Here are a few posters from classic Horror/Cult/Sci-Fi/Foreign B movies. Aliens, robots, vampires, zombies, slashers, babes. All the good stuff right here. If you’re having trouble finding inspiration for a design/illustration project, or just looking for a new stylistic direction, it’s not a bad idea to go over a few of these and loosen up a bit. Do it right, though. We’re not talking about straight copying or even borrowing here. Don’t be boring. And if you’re looking for more of this sort of thing, check out Wrong Side of the Art, a great archive for cult/low budget movie posters and stills.

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Phyllis Galembo’s Witch Doctors

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Phyllis Galembo‘s photos of witch doctors, medicine men, and shamans are creepy, beautiful, and haunting all at once.

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Awesome Video of the Day: 1923

1923 (by Max Hattler) from Max Hattler on Vimeo.

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Chainlink Fence Transformed Into Shimmering Light Installation

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This installation by artist Soo Sunny Park is appropriately titled Unwoven Light.  Several sections of chain link fence have been connected and draped throughout the gallery.  The wave-like sections of fence are filled with small pieces of Plexiglas.  Light from the galleries many lamps and the sun at various angles fall through the glass projecting a multicolored pattern more impressive than the installation itself.   Park uses the light as a medium, unfurling from the fence and fully splayed on every gallery surface.    [via]

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MMmade

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MMmade have just released three new posters, available for purchase on their site. The posters, called “Order/Disorder,” represent the spaces between order and disorder, as the title implies.  MMmade has a good mix of both commercial and self-initiated works, which you can view on their website. Check out more pictures of their poster series after the jump.

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Hey New York! Check Out Ryoji Ikeda’s Stunning Audio-Visual Installation In Times Square at Midnight

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Ryoji Ikeda’s Test Pattern project, which was first shown in 2008, converts any data – from text to photo to sound to film – into barcode visualization and binary patterns of 0s and 1s. The visuals are set to a soundtrack, creating an overwhelmingly impactful experience with stunning black and white video. Throughout October, Ikeda’s project will be on display on five screens in Times Square from 11:57 to midnight each night until the 31st.

There have been many iterations of the Test Pattern project. This is the U.S. premier. Ikeda works primarily in Kyoto, Japan and Paris, France and is internationally renowned. His artwork is highly mathematical, and divided equally between sound and imagery. For all of the complex programming and equations that go into Ikeda’s work, the final product of Test Pattern is refreshingly simple in presentation, though monumental in scale.

In contrast to Test Pattern, Ikeda’s most recent work, Supersymmetry examines particle physics, a far loftier subject to tackle. Although it is beyond my own comprehension I’m going to have a go at it anyway. Apparently supersymmetry is an extension of The Standard Model, and helps to converge two types of elementary particle models, to explain how particles have mass. These two models have explained basic elements of our physical universe, but cannot explain everything, which is where supersymmetry helps to fill in the gaps. Ikeda’s installation is an experience that allows the viewer to witness his artistic vision of this phenomenon (I think…) (Via Papermag)

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Qiu Jie’s Chairman Meoooow

670_1230767024“Qiu’s Portrait of Mao is a humorous play on words: “mao” means “cat” in Chinese.

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