background preloader

Unusual Art

Facebook Twitter

Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas. Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland.

Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas

He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. Exclusive Infographics: Fictional Character Birthday Calendars. [Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012.

Exclusive Infographics: Fictional Character Birthday Calendars

This post, at #6, was originally published April 11.] YAGO HORTAL. Historic Explosions in Cauliflower. The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs - Design. Mundane by their very nature, manhole covers don't necessarily stand out to us while we walk or drive over them (although sometimes their simplistic appearance leads to interesting urban art).

The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs - Design

Dominique Falla: graphic design, illustration, photography and DVA research. Geeky Tattoos. Photographer Martin Klimas Paints Like Pollock With Sound. How do you paint with sound?

Photographer Martin Klimas Paints Like Pollock With Sound

It’s a good question and the answer comes from German photographer Martin Klimas. He starts by putting different colored paint on top of a speaker over some translucent material, then cranks up the volume. The vibrations of the speaker shoot the paint into the air creating beautiful patterns and sculptural forms, and Klimas snaps them with his camera while in flight. We’re used to seeing audiovisual collaborations, like those explored by Quayola and Jamie XX, but they’re usually animated using computer software, whereas this is a much more analogue affair.

- StumbleUpon. Koalas to the Max dot Com. MAIN : Marion Bolognesi. Cecilia Camouflaged. Kim welling by kimslittlemonsters. Home : Charlotte Trounce. Solo. Lizzystewartillustration: “Hard Wood and Heavy Water” an exhibition Jaguar Shoes32-34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DAPV: 30th January 2014. 7pm till late31st January – 16th March 2014.This is my first solo show in London.

Solo

Tamara Shopsin. Rainbow Toy Car Installation Made from 2,500 Cars. The 50 Best Street Art Work Selected in 2011. Looking for street arts?

The 50 Best Street Art Work Selected in 2011

Then have a look at these best selected street artists of the year. With one of the most authoritative resource… for 2011. Street art is an awesome way to represent anything which can be a type of visual art, many artists today have a keen interest in street art as it’s the most profound and it can be used to serve many purposes. Like in Wikipedia street art is usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiative.

15 Great Works of Literature-Inspired Nail Art. Earlier this week, we discovered a set of lovely golden Lord of the Rings-inspired nails over at io9, and we have to admit that we’ve been daydreaming about our perfect literary dream manicures ever since.

15 Great Works of Literature-Inspired Nail Art

After all, we’ve already gushed over (and failed at trying to replicate) these awesome Twin Peaks nails, so it’s only fair we give a little love to the literary side of fingernail-based super-fandom. Because if you’re serious about being a literary nerd, why not extend your love of books to the very tools that let you turn the pages and proclaim your great taste in reading material to the world all at once? Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969. By Maria Popova What the Mad Hatter has to do with one of the most inspired collaborations in Western culture. Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland, circa 1949. But it turns out they might not be the most culturally intriguing. As reader Varvn Aryacetas points out on Twitter, exactly two decades later a collaboration of epic proportion took place as the Lewis Carroll classic was illustrated by none other than Salvador Dalí.

The Coolest Elevator in New York & Scouting NY. Last week, I was scouting office space in a building in Queens.

The Coolest Elevator in New York & Scouting NY

- StumbleUpon. (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer.

- StumbleUpon

Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Larken by larkendesign. Most Amazing Sand Sculptures. Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Anyone who has ever been to the beach has probably tried to sculpt a simple sand structure of some sort.Well leave it to the pros, because we have some great sand sculpture pictures listed below. 36 Comments: rachael said...

Most Amazing Sand Sculptures

I've tried making sandcastles before.. I suck. April 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM. A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled... - StumbleUpon. Okay municipalities of the world, pay attention. For a third consecutive year the city of Kaunas, Lithuania approached artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to assist with their annual holiday decorating. Recognizing the city’s somewhat dire financial state the artist challenged herself to build something that wouldn’t rely on any administrative funds set aside for the event. The result: an enormous 13-meter tall Christmas tree made from nearly 40,000 recycled green bottles and zip ties. At night the tree is lit from the inside resulting in a glowing, translucent, emerald green spruce that’s making headlines across the country.

Lorenzo Duran - Designaside.com - StumbleUpon.