first image dentsu: paint sound sculptures the creative studio dentsu, teamed up with photographer linden gledhill to create this series of paint sculptures using sound vibrations. the series was part of a campaign for canon’s pixma ink printer brand. the photographs and videos begin by wrapping a membrane around a small speaker. ink drops were placed on this membrane and the speaker was turned on. once it began to vibrate the ink begins to jump up and down. high-speed video cameras and still cameras were used to capture this including circling around the sculptures to see them from all angles. experimenting with different sounds and frequencies created the various pieces. http://www.dentsu.com <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
first image 'deer head 3' tire, steel, wood, styrofoam 29x21x38 in. (74x53x97 cm) 2007 (image: gana art) ' mutant mythos ' is a collection of sculptures by korean artist ji yong-ho . the pieces are made by hand from recycled tires and include animals, humans, and combinations of both. ji calls his variations 'mutants' to refer to both their hybrid forms and the mutation of media that their creation requires. sizes vary from an eleven-inch-high dog, to a wild goat with horns that is five-feet-tall to a 10-foot-long hammerhead shark. the pieces were first exhibited at gana art , new york in 2008 and have since been shown around the world. 'rhino head 1' tire, steel, wood, styrofoam, 2008 (image: gana art) 'my concept is mutation—mutants. the product is from nature, from the white sap of latex trees but here it’s changed. the color is black. the look is scary. rubber is very flexible, like skin, like muscles' - YHJ
invader : 'top io' solo exhibition jonathan levine gallery , new york june 27 - july 25, 2009 first image half florence rey, 2005 60x72x5.5cm © invader the classic strategy game never ceases to amaze, the rubik's cube is an 80s game made from colored squares. it's a fascinating object, as it's both extremely simple and extremely complex. did you know there are over 43 billion possible permutations for a rubik's cube?
first image ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel) ran hwang is a korean-born artist working in new york, who creates intricate and poetic installations. hwang is best known for her wall sculptures that make use of common objects like buttons and crystals pinned directly onto the wall of the gallery. using each elemnt like a pixel on a scren, hwang creates oversized murals of birds, trees or chandeliers. her subject matter is often influenced by buddhist theories and symbolism. hwang’s work has been described as inviting ’the viewer to engage in multiple readings of emptiness and existence, of attempting to reach the state of enlightenment and fulfillment through the conscious emptying of one’s mind and spirit’ http://www.ranhwang.com ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel) ‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel) ‘invisibility is visibility’ by ran hwang, 2004 (buttons, pins)
Latte Art is a trend that has become popular several years ago. The secret is simple – you have to stir espresso and steamed milk creating charming surface pattern or even design. Coffee foam art requires great skills but results are truly awesome. Today there are few international Latte Art contests where best artists (each of them is called “barista”) demonstrate their creativity and original performance. We thought that it would be a great inspiration for you people to see the collection of some of the most original examples of these amazing designs.
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not– both in stunning detail.
Admit it, you've done it. You've taken a Sharpie to a Netflix envelope and doodled the heck out of it. Not just once, but a multitude of times. You've then imagined the expression of the postal worker as the envelope passed through their hands, all with a wide grin on your face. Here are some fun examples of people who publicly admit to doing just that.