Cave men decorated their dwellings with drawings depicting the events of their lives. Mayans hacked their stories into the stone walls of their enormous structures, and the pharaohs’ talented artists decorated pyramid walls with art celebrating the magnificence of the pharaoh. Michelangelo painted biblical scenes on the walls and ceilings of the chapels of his day. You get the gist – for thousands of years, humans have not been able to leave the surface of the walls around them untouched.
So how have we allowed our walls to morph into boring expanses of beige, bland blank? Are we afraid to let our lives and our passions show on our walls? Are we too wimpy to move away from the white and sparse designer look with the obligatory three accessory items ‘casually’ displayed on the mantel? Or is there so much visual noise in our lives that we need the peaceful and calming effect of blank walls when we finally crash at home or in our hotel room?
We feel that there is no right answer, but we do like walls that get us thinking or make us smile. We may not want them in our homes, but we love the ones we’ve seen in restaurants, hair salons, cafes and shops. We admire the work of artists and designers who are not afraid to move beyond the limits of canvas and create visions that should forever alter the meaning of “staring at the walls” and “watching paint dry.” But all is not lost. Together, we can accelerate that change. Let us know where the best wall art and feature walls are so that we can do our part. By Tuija Seipell.
Quoted from here.
“With The Simsons movie opening worldwide, what better than a sojourn in Paris? But what to wear? Bart’s favorite supermodel takes the family for a French fashion folly.”… Amaaazing amaaazing fashion coverups, really hilarious copy of the original photo shots from the fashion houses! Thanks to Dina for sending them :+)
Clever use of the wasted space; the “hole” in CD’s! Found here.
Blackboards were wiped after use: they were meant for immediate communication, not for record. Even as they were being used, their messages were continuously revised, erased and renewed. But when Einstein came to Oxford in 1931, he was already an international celebrity. After one of his lectures a blackboard was preserved and has become a kind of relic. It is the most famous object in this Museum.
This exhibition marks the centenary of the Special Theory of Relativity by inviting a number of well-known people in Britain today to chalk on blackboards the same size as Einstein’s. All these guest blackboards have been prepared in the early months of 2005. The result is an exhibition about science, art, celebrity and nostalgia. The blackboard is fast disappearing from meetings, classes and lectures: ‘bye-bye blackboard’.
This typographic illustration made my day! I just love it! Amazing animation with amazing music at its amazing website.. I’ld like to have a self portrait in such typographic illustration!!
Stina Persson has lived, studied and worked in Tokyo, New York, Florence and Lund, Sweden, where she was born. She says her illustration style is basically about “finding the right balance between the edgy and the elegant the raw and the beautiful.” To achieve this, she uses ink, watercolor and gouache, as well as Mexican cut paper (used at ceremonies and festivals). Recent projects include the poster for the musical Billy Elliott, the cover for the magazine Flaunt and a summer campaign for Absolut. She is featured in Laird Borelli’s new book “Fashion Illustration Next”, Pao & Paw’s “Clin D’Oiel” as well as the Italian book “Fashionize” by Delicatessen. Stina now lives and works in Stockholm with her journalist husband and son Astor. Stina’s work has appeared in many publications, including Elle (UK, Swe, Greece, Brazil) , Flaunt, Marie Claire (US, UK, Spain), Nylon, Jane , AMICA (Ger), übersee (Ger), CosmoGirl, Io Donna, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet (Swe), Self , Madame (Ger). Among Stina’s corporate clients are Absolut Vodka, Godiva Chocolatier, Atlantic Records, Macy’s Department Store, Bloomingdale’s, UNIQLO, American Eagle Outfitters, The Creative Partnership, Volvo Japan, Franco Sarto Shoes, 2K T-shirts, Björn Borg Clothing, DKNY, Ballentine’s Mumm Lillet brand of liquor, Goldwell Styling products, and the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.
I’ve always admired MTV’s fun logo graphics and couldn’t believe that there is an actual chance of drawing one by anyone! This project is called MTV Hats (Header Art Treatments). Since MTV’s inception in 1981 the brand’s been the subject of countless artist interpretations by some of the world’s most beautifully warped minds. To begin, download the Photoshop template. It’s set up with actual dimensions, guidelines and a few samples of art in rotation on the site. Once your masterpiece is complete you’ll need to email a high quality JPEG of your artwork. They’ll be scouring through submissions for the fresh, the fun and most importantly, the FREAK!!! Very encouraging and so much fun!!
From Mother Jones Magazine: “They cheered the U.S. invasion; they offered to help, signed on as translators, risked everything they had to work for the United States. But when they had to run for their lives, America slammed the door.”. Tomer Hanuka had illustrated the Iraqi crisis perfectly!
Iman was born on 1976 in Tehran. He has been fascinated by the art of Painting since he was a child. At the age of 15, he started to learn painting under the mastery of his first and only teacher – Morteza Katouzian – who is the greatest realist painter of Iran. Meanwhile, he began to paint professionally. In 1999 he graduated in Graphic Design from the Art University of Tehran. Since 1998, he has participated in several exhibitions. In the year 2000, he got married and in the following year he established ARA Painting Studio and started to teach painting, considering classical and traditional values.
The most important exhibitions he has participated in, are: The Exhibition of Realist painters of Iran at Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art(1999) and The Group Exhibition of KARA Studio Painters at SABZ Gallery(1998) and at SA’AD ABAD Palace(2003). In 2005, Iman received the William Bouguereau award and the Chairman’s Choice award in the second international ARC salon competition.
Many many thanks for “Art lover” for providing all the information :+)
Wendy Ryan‘s favorite subject is Frida Kahlo, and as you can see her talent is instantly recognizable. She has a large collection of absolutely beautiful work that makes you want to collect art and to have one of her pieces in your collection :+)