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Massive Art Nouveau-Inspired Mural in Montreal. For 16 days straight, from dawn to dusk, five highly determined Montreal-based artists (who make up the artist run collective A'shop) worked on a graffiti mural of a Mother Nature-esque Madonna or a modern-day version of "Our Lady of Grace.

Massive Art Nouveau-Inspired Mural in Montreal

" Inspired by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha, the crew created this breathtakingly beautiful five story mural using 500 cans of spray paint in over 50 different colors. “We been doing graffiti for a long time but this is our first large project involving the whole team,” Fluke of A'shop told The Montreal Gazette.

“We’re always busy with other projects so we’ve never really had time to let [the reactions to] them sink in. But this mural was just so big and also our last of the season. Occupy Design: Visual Tools for the 99 Percent - Design. Launch Slideshow Last weekend, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. hosted spontaneous "Hackathons" to brainstorm how to use various platforms to help Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Design: Visual Tools for the 99 Percent - Design

One of the ideas hatched was Occupy Design, a new website that gives a "visual language" to protesters across the country. Jake Levitas, a designer from San Francisco who's heading up the project, says it's a chance to fight back at media who characterize the movement as directionless. "These are people who have valid concerns grounded in reality and grounded in data that can be communicated visually," Levitas says. "If we get these signs on CNN instead of the ones that say 'Screw capitalism' on a piece of cardboard," viewers don't see a generic grievance but "exactly how people are being screwed and by how much. Social art from the obsolete. 24 Amazing Photoshop Tutorials. Alfred Hitchcock stencil graffiti. Paper.

One Dollar Bill Art by Atypyk. The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Retro ‘Finding Nemo’ poster. Fire fluid simulation. New version of fluid simulation sandbox, more realistic and accurate.

fire fluid simulation

You can create and mix fire fluids, draw wooden or stone walls, burn them up, create particles, air emitters and burn it all with fireball. Enjoy! Keyboard shortcuts: Optimist_prime_by_avid-d2xz9e1.jpg from deviantart.net. Coolest. Stage. Ever. Fashion Inspiration: Circular Beauty. Looking at the artwork of a friend of mine, I started thinking about how his work related to the fashion and style around us.

Fashion Inspiration: Circular Beauty

Clint Colburn is a Lexington based artist known for using circles of all sizes to create a larger harmony within a larger picture. This works the same within the fashion realm. Each component works in harmony with the other components, resulting in a larger piece or product. There is a beauty and a science to it, all at the same time. The following is an example of Clint’s work:

Unicornology - stirringofbirds: iwantmybearsuit: ... 14 Most loved Street Art Photos – February 2011. The Street Work of Banksy: British Graffiti Artist. Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed.

The Street Work of Banksy: British Graffiti Artist

Using a unique stenciling technique Banksy’s artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Here we’ll show you some of the best work from this international street artist Banksy. Be sure to check out Banksy.co.uk And the Online Shop Banksy.co.ukOnline Shop. The Official Star Wars Blog » Chipmunk Trooper Whisperer.

Micahgoularts Journal: If Fire Were Water. Excellent Ads. Red Bull's Ad Campaign Uses Google Maps To Create Street Art View. The masterminds at Brazilian advertising agency Loducca combined the power of Google with the fascination of street art to create Street Art View for Red Bull.

Red Bull's Ad Campaign Uses Google Maps To Create Street Art View

The website is based on user submissions, allowing visitors to "tag" their favorite works, resulting in a large scale exhibition of global street art. By clicking through the thousands of submissions, visitors can see works from unknowns to famous street artists including Banksy, Keith Haring, Os Gêmeos and Space Invader. While it is interesting to play virtual street art tourist, some critics have questioned the use of (frequently anti-commercial) street art in order to sell the caffeinated beverage.

AdFreak: 15 Great Jingles Written for Fake Brands. Creating an addictive jingle has long been one of the most prized skills in advertising.

AdFreak: 15 Great Jingles Written for Fake Brands

It's especially impressive when you have a memorable jingle that doesn't even promote a real product. Below, we've collected our 15 favorite songs written for fictional products and brands. First, you should prepare yourself by enjoying the relative silence in your mind. Because this is about to become your brain's internal playlist, set on repeat. 18 strange and unusual usb flash drives & Blog of Francesco Mugnai. Bic pen - reinventing the most popular ballpoint. © copyrights designboom, all rights reserved. all material published remains the exclusive copyright of designboom. no contents, including text, photographs, videos, etc. may be reproduced in whole or in part without the written consent of designboom. in addition, no material or contents may be reproduced on the world wide web by techniques of mirroring, framing, posting, etc. without the written consent of designboom.

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Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials. Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture.

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials

Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function.

Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted. Spectacular and See-Through: Dude, Where's My Canoe? Glass-bottom boats are nothing new on scenic tours, but with a see-through canoe you can go wherever you want and have a personal up-close view of whatever is below you.

Spectacular and See-Through: Dude, Where's My Canoe?

Lighter than a wood or aluminum canoe, tough as bullet-proof glass and entirely transparent on the bottom, these designs provide a completely new way to experience water life around you. It gets better: the kayak equivalent to the transparent canoe is a carbon kevlar frame design that has a military-grade transparent urethane skin – and it folds up small enough to carry with you in a backpack.

Setting it up to be water-worthy takes about a half an hour but the lightweight portability means you can bring it virtually anywhere. Whether you choose the canoe or kayak these are both ideal for wide ranging travels and potentially challenging water conditions as well as brief vacation jaunts. Carnovsky02.