Post-Punk Rock music legends as comic book superheroes? Why not! I mean, surely the likes of icons such as Morrissey, Ian Curtis and Siouxee deserve their larger-than-life recognition, so why not have avante illustrator Billy Butcher do us the favor with his ode to our favorite rebels. Check out the entire gallery here.
Photographer Beth Galton gives us a literal "inside" look at foods via her Cut Food series.
In it she captures popular dishes and snacks that are split in half exposing
only their insides while still maintaining their structure. It's hard to
explain, but even harder to pull off as she had to replace many of the liquid
parts of her subjects with gelatin in order to retain their form.
Grantland's got another awesome installment of story time w/ Jalen Rose. This time our protagonist recalls the tale of when he decided to challenge Michael Jordan and proceed to dunk on him. Hilarious story-telling, but even more hilarious animation!
Here's an usual series from photographer/creative Sonia Rentsch. Her recent Harmless series combines plant parts and forms them into silhouettes of firearms. The result is a beautiful juxtaposition of nature's grace and man's modern weaponry design.
Things Come Apart is an intricate photo/design series by creative Todd McLellan. The premise of the project, which ultimately stemmed into a book of the same title, was to deconstruct the most popular and intricate objects (a bicycle, laptop, smartphones, Swiss army knife, etc.) that people use and truly observe their layout. Here are the visually stunning results.
Juxtapoz magazine has announced that their June 2013 issue will be a special "Beastie Boys: Visual History + Tribute to MCA" edition. They will focus on all of the artists responsible for Beastie Boy cover art and photos like Glen E. Friedman, Bruce Davidson, Mike McGill along with a few others and the stories behind what inspired them all. Collector's item anyone?
Ben Barrett-Forrest of Forrest Media presents an animated short about the history of typography. The five-minute piece, comprised of 291 paper letters, 2,454 photos and 140 hours of stop-motion, features an in-depth look at type from as far back as the original Blackletter to the modern-day Helvetica. A must-watch for typography nerds and visual artists alike. Kudos to the craftsmanship and conciseness.
Remember Mr. Roger's neighborhood? You know, the jolly old fellow that used to sing about "what a wonderful day in the neighborhood" it was? He's long gone. And even if he were in say 2013 Brooklyn, NYC, he'd be a long way from his suburban tranquility. Enter Hipster Rogers--the two-wheeling MC slash unofficial ambassador of Williamsburg. Brainchild of graphic designer and illustrator Hectah, Hipster Rogers is the epitome of gentrified OG. Touching on everything from neighborhood politics to his love for the bike-riding mamis, Hipster Rogers holds it down for a new kind of hood--social commentary and all. Peep his latest single, "Ride", an ode to everyone and everything peddling down his beloved streets.
Imagine what it would be like to journey inside of a cloud. This is exactly what inspired Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya to create his mystifying (pun intended) huffs of artificial mist. Visitors can literally walk through an intense fog that replicates the make up of a cloud! Nakaya's curious elemental-based work is currently on display in Linz, Austria and uses a series of special nozzles that evaporate high-pressured water.
Artist Trevor Pearson goes to town on ice sculptures that he meticulously (and ferociously) designs then places in public spaces for spectators to interact with. His process is cinematically captured thanks to Julia and Alex Horner. Watch the sub-zero magic happen here:
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