Friday, April 30, 2010

Urban Paintings

Paintings by freelance artist/illustrator Russ Mills.

Typewriter Stickers

These stickers by Dave Quattrini will make your laptop look like an old typewriter!

Quentin Tarantino Movie Posters

Illustrations based on Quentin Tarantino movies by artist Hexagonall.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

PulpoCorporate

Surrealistic illustrations by Argentinian artist Fernando Here├▒├║ (who also goes by the monicker PulpoCorporate).

Check out his Flickr: PulpoCorporate.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Packing Tape Art

By Mark Khaisman. This ingenious artist puts layers of translucent packing tape on clear Plexiglass panels (his "canvas" if you will), building them up to create degrees of opacity.

Talent Envy: M.C. Escher

This is the first of what I hope to make a series of "Talent Envy" posts. I think it is just fitting that I feature the amazing, amazing Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (or simply M.C. Escher).

"Relativity" (lithograph, 1953)

Mr. Escher is what most of us would refer to as an "institution" in the field of graphic design. His ability to produce what many deem impossible is what continues to fascinate fans like myself. (And he started in the 1920s - waaaaay before Photoshop became the norm.)

"Hand with Reflecting Sphere". Also known as
Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror (lithograph, 1935)

He is best known for exploring the concept of infinity and for his mathematically-inspired lithographs. Some of his works can still be seen in some school text books.

"Up And Down" (lithograph, 1947)

"Drawing Hands" (lithograph, 1948)

Learn more about him and his work here: M.C. Escher
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Illustrations by Julia Sonmi Heglund

Illustrations by Wisconsin-based artist Julia Sonmi Heglund.

"Chromeo" (Vector).


"Sometimes" (Pen on paper).


"Great Slumber" (Vector).

More here: Unstage
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sucha Lefty

"Sucha Lefty" print by yasmeanie.

Check her out: DeviantArt.

Born Brave Print Ad

Campaign for: Solid Private And Commercial Security Services.
Agency: Walk The Line, Warsaw, Poland

Wanda Aquarium

This badass aquarium is by Piergil Fourquie. Place any object on the concrete pedestal (see blue toy car below), then put the aquarium over it.

The result? Your goldfish look like they're circling a wreck underwater.


Miconos Lamps

A reissue of the 1998 lamps designed by Ernesto Gismondi.


Mirror Man

Mirror Man is a mysterious guy who is completely covered in mirrors.

He wanders around the L.A. area and was recently spotted outside the Griffith Observatory.


We are amazed and intrigued. He is presumably a performance artist. Or a psycho. Who knows? Either way, he gets 5 stars for originality.

Chobi Mini Digital Camera

This has got to be the cutest camera ever. The Chobi Mini Digital Camera is about the size of a gum yet it packs a mean punch! It can take 2048 x 1536 px picture and shoot 1280x960 px videos.

Retails for ¥13,850 or around $148.
Get it here: Geek Stuff 4 U.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Paintings by Conor Harrington

Irish painter Conor Harrington gives new meaning to the term "creative chaos" with his style that is a mixture of street and fine art. His paintings typically feature a central masculine figure surrounded by abstract elements.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Batgirl Tights

For those nights you feel like stalking Gotham City. Brand unknown.

Found in Cool Hunter.

Philippe Starck External Hard Drives

Finally! Non-dorky looking external hard drives! Designed by Philippe Starck for LaCie, the desktop model comes in 1TB or 2TB capacities, while the mobile drive comes in 430GB or 500GB.

To order online: LaCie
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Rare Prints for Ray-Ban

Rare prints for Ray-Ban's Colorize series by artists Ames Bros, Aesthetic Apparatus, Matt W. Moore and Vahalla Studios.

Mother Eleganza Shirts

Shirts by Mother Eleganza. These go for 25.00€ each.

Grab the shirts here: Mother Eleganza.

Cassette Tape Art

Art using old cassette tapes by Erika Iris Simmons.


Erika Iris Simmons on Designaside.

Toy Customizations

Unbelievable toy customizations by Canadian artist Markie Darkie. All of these were painted and sculpted by hand.

Find Markie Darkie on Behance.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Illustrations by Nathan Manire

Cool illustrations by New York artist Nathan Manire. Medium: Watercolor + ink.

More of his art here: Nathan Manire
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Braiiiiinnss... The Zombies Are Coming...

Stationery to promote NBC's 13th Street - their murder/mystery channel. Clever.

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