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Douglas Lee’s Airbrushed Perfection

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Douglas Lee creates some amazing 80’s boardwalk, airbrushed tee styled illustrations and graphics that blow my mind. I have no idea what the above is for but i’m intrigued!

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Booooooom Project #8! Music Video…

Our dear friend Jeff over at Booooooom recently launched a cool new interactive project for all his readers- he will be making a viral music video for the band Choir of Young Believers, comprised ENTIRELY of footage submitted by YOU! Get all the details on how to enter here.
I’m pretty into his “idea checklist”:

 

A-Z Idea Checklist – Feel free to use all or none of these ideas:

a) interpretive dance (i hope some of you go this direction)
b) costumes (elaborate or subtle)
c) sunrise, sunset
d) face paint
e) an open field (corn or otherwise)
f) kites
g) find all the instruments and perform the song correctly
h) fake everything
i) cinéma vérité (move the camera! go wild!)
j) build elaborate sets (or film it all under a blanket on your bed)
k) robots
l) literal or magical
m) perform on a rooftop (a building not a car… well its up to you)
n) paper mache
o) temporary tattoos
p) animals
q) cardboard and duct tape
r) mirrors
s) sunglasses
t) in the mall food court
u) underwater?
v) beautiful people or ugly people
w) smoke machine
x) flashlights
y) lens flares
z) mustaches

 

I have to say my favorites would have to be a, b, d, l, r, and, quite obviously (everyone knows my penchant for facial hair here), Z!

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B/D Shop: 19 New Artist Prints!

Just in time for the holidays B/D present 19 brand new prints designed exclusively for B/D by some of your favorite artists from around the world. Each high quality print is printed on thick archival paper with the boldest inks for maximum color and resolution. Add a few prints to your collection today and make those bare walls disappear this holiday season!

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Kyle Kogut Contemplates Natural Phenomena

 

Kyle Kogut is a recent graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. His mixed media work often blends technical printmaking techniques with expressionistic, supple applications of paint. Set within a refreshing, distinctive palette, his compositions are full of energy and variation, yet never come off as cluttered or overly busy. This ability to conduct myriad elements within a functioning, harmonious whole works well with his current subject matter- Nature, and organic life. From the artist’s website:

“While impossible to surpass Her, my study of Nature and the phenomenon that is life has been a continuous investigation of organic patterns and forms, stemming both from visual observation and also subconscious mark-making.”

Kogut just closed an exhibition at Philly’s F&N Gallery. Make sure to check out his tumblr.

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Portraits Taken With A Poloroid Aura Camera

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Carlo Van de Roer‘s Portrait Machine series is a special kind of portrait photography.  De Roer’s portraits are of friends, family, and well known personalities (you may have recognized Miranda July in the first photograph) with a Polaroid Aura Camera.  Related to spirit photography, Aura photography uses electromagnetic readings to create the “auras” of colors in the photographs as well as a report explaining the reading.  Though the process, readings, and reports are hardly scientific, they reveal much about how much we invest in portraiture.  We continually attempt to translate an inner person from outer appearances, particular from a person’s face.  The aura photography further reveals to what extent each person can be a mystery to another, even between those familiar to each other.

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New Origami Street Art from Mademoiselle Maurice

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The work of Paris based artist Mademoiselle Maurice is a peculiar type of street art.  These new pieces especially emphasize these pleasant peculiarities.  She typically forgoes paint in favor of mediums uncommon on the street such as lace or paper.  This newest artwork required over 30,000 folded pieces – a sort of mass origami street art.  Mademoiselle Maurice was able to complete the projects with the help of hundreds of volunteers, many of them local school children.  She thus covered the steps and entrance of the Montée St-Maurice as well as hand a nearby mural.   [via]

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Carolyn Lefley’s Narnia-like Scenes Bring The Outdoors Inside

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Carolyn Lefley uses photoshop to superimposes her photos of the outdoors on her photos of the indoors, creating hybrid images that combine our constructed environments with our natural environment. Lefley’s artist statement reads:

I make photographs that depict a world that floats between reality and fantasy, between believable spaces and sites of make believe.  I am interested in the relationship between literary fiction and fantasy stories and the inherent make-believe qualities of a photograph.  Photographs are windows to another world and as such have a magical quality to them.   In my new work ‘Realm’ I have created digitally altered photographs, where the familiar place of the home becomes a portal into mythical realm.  This fascinated authors such as C S Lewis and George MacDonald.  The realm of Narnia is entered through a wardrobe and the layers of fur coats inside which become trees.

Although she doesn’t state it herself, her images seem to be searching for the link between our place in nature and our feeling of belonging in our home. At this point, humanity has all but detached itself from our natural habitat, fighting to block out the chaos of the natural world with walls, ceilings, and floors. As she states, her photographs act as a window to a fantasy where we can feel at home in the natural realm, and reconcile our longing for reassurance in a world that is in reality, beyond our control. (Via I Need a Guide)

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Interview with Videos Collide artist Ben Bigelow

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Los Angeles Ben Bigelow is an extraordinary image-maker and narrator. His newest piece (cowboy and old-western influenced magic) debuts for the first time ever at the Videos Collide in Real 3D Space show tonight! Doors open at 8PM, show starts very promptly at 8:30PM. Bring your loved one, bring your arch-nemesis, your parents, your cyber crush, whoever it is, you’ll all walk out of it excited for the possibility of banishing YouTube and Vimeo and watching time-based art in REAL 3D SPACE.

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