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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. 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. 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. December 22nd, 2010.

Retro ‘Finding Nemo’ poster

Both comments and pings are currently closed. A great series of retro poster designs for the original Star Wars trilogy. Courtesy of Olly Moss. PLEASE NOTE: To prevent spam, your first comment will be moderated so there may be a short delay before it appears. Feel free to leave your thoughts on multiple posts, and they will all appear in no time. Fire fluid simulation. Optimist_prime_by_avid-d2xz9e1.jpg from Coolest. Stage. Ever. Nov 29, 2010.

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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. 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 And the Online Shop Shop Sponsored Links © 2011 Design Cookbook. The Official Star Wars Blog » Chipmunk Trooper Whisperer. Micahgoularts Journal: If Fire Were Water. Excellent Ads. Created: 05/13/2010.

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Red Bull's Ad Campaign Uses Google Maps To Create Street Art View. 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. 18 strange and unusual usb flash drives & Blog of Francesco Mugnai.

18 strange and unusual usb flash drives on February 24, 2011 Share this: Bic pen - reinventing the most popular ballpoint. 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. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design). 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.