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Sawdust is a design studio out of London. Check their sexy typography.

 

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Nico Ordozgoiti Brings Renaissance Statues To Life With Hyperrealistic Painting

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In the series Paint Job, Spanish art director Nico Ordozgoiti infuses some color onto Renaissance statues. He digitally paints them in a hyperrealistic style and brings them to life. Iconic sculptures like David and Venus de Milo are now fair-skinned with chestnut brown hair instead of their usual off-white exterior. The visual effect is similar to the colorization of  black-and-white photographs, and Ordozgoiti’s vibrant colors are offset by a gray base.

Ordozgoti writes, “When Renaissance masters discovered and copied the hyper-realistic sculptures of ancient Greek and Rome, they didn’t know that some of these works had originally been painted to make them even more life-like.Ultraviolet light reveals how these pieces really look. He goes on to explain, “This made me think about how adding color to classic and neoclassical sculptures could give us an interesting look at what some of those artists might have had in mind.” (Via Ufunk)

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Billy Nunez’s Disassembled Robot Ladies

“Future Face” is an illustration project by graphic designer, animator, and videographer Billy Nunez, aka Biz20. Currently, this young talent is pursuing a BFA in Communications Design at Pratt Institute. Take a look at his feedback-loop-inducingly-awesome renderings of sexy cyborg ladies after the jump.

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Maury Gortemiller

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Maury Gortemiller displays an interest in exploring the “residues of human experience.” Examining discarded objects, “the flotsam left behind,” in his opinion, has the ability to impart a wealth of information about individuals and attitudes. Gortemiller’s photographs appear to be ordinary; however, they certainly allow for potential imaginative and conceptual meanings.

 

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Eerie portraits by Chris Rush.

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In 1961 the US pledged to send a man to the moon. In 2010 the Constellation Program, meant to return man to the moon, was ended. This is the aftermath as told by Astronaut Suicides.

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Bernharda Xilko’s Sexually Charged Stark Nightmares

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Yugoslavian Bernharda Xilko‘s illustrations are stark nightmares packed with active nudes and foreboding giants exploring unfolding landscapes and black-eyed lovers. Xilko’s sexually charged figures climb scaffolding, push open folding screens, and confront over-sized replicas in barren mountain ranges where platforms unstably rest. There always seems to be a sense of teamwork, but it is teamwork that is either ignorant of the task’s ultimate result or work that feels intentionally ominous. When clothing is adorned it often feels as if it is from the decades of black and white television which provides a conceptual link for the lack of color, and the garbs warn feel blue-collar and commonplace, making these figure’s lives and mission feel almost ant-like in its diligence and insignificance. The work shares the vibe that the Twilight Zone often evokes but in a more grotesque and explicit manner.

Bernharda is also a co-founder of NOVO DOBA, an annual Belgrade comix and underground culture festival that shares his aesthetic of dark worlds. You can also see more of his work here.

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Susan Kare

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Susan Kare User Interface Graphics is a digital design practice in San francisco, California. Susan is a pioneer as a computer iconographer. She began her career at Apple, Inc. as the screen graphics and digital font designer for the original Macintosh computer. She feels that “good icons should be more like road signs than illustrations, easily comprehensible, and not cluttered with extraneous detail.” Kare graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received MA and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. Pretty sweet.

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