An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments A reader recently wrote in asking if I could share a bit about the process of putting the book together and talk about how the project started. Certainly. I go on two solitary walks every day. There is a small park off the Embarcadero that is tucked away in a quiet spot. It has a pleasant stream flowing through it and an unassuming bench beside that stream. I have made walking to that frail bench a ritual, and the half an hour or so spent daydreaming on it amid the cool San Francisco breeze, an article of faith.
blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs 2 clicks sep 09, 2015 blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifs blind artist envisions the world through hypnotizing animated gifsall gifs courtesy of george redhawk artist george redhawk has turned a loss into a gift — after the artist became legally blind, he began to explore the realm of photo manipulation with a desire to show the world as he sees it from his damaged sight. through the use of computer softwares that aide the visually impaired, redhawk — who works under the name darkangeløne — has realized the ongoing series of animations titled, ‘the world through my eyes’. original digital art ‘the remains of a memory’ by adam martinakis / animation by george redhawk Li Hongbo Li Hongbo was born in Jilin, China, in 1974. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Jilin Normal University, Jilin, China, in 1996. He then earned his first Master of Fine Arts in 2002 from the Folk Art Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and concluded his formal education with a second Master of Fine Arts from the Experimental Art Department of the same school, in 2010. Li Hongbo is best known for his interpretations of paper.
New Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery Filmed by Audrey Kwok at Artstage 2014 in Singapore Currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York, artist Li Hongbo (previously) has an exhibition of new and old work titled Tools of Study. Hongbo is known for his unconventional figurative sculptures made from thousands of sheets of flexible paper that twist and elongate in almost any direction, many of which take several months to complete. françois beaurain animates everyday life in liberia 2 clicks - gifs aug 23, 2016 françois beaurain animates everyday life in liberia since 2014, françois beaurain has been artistically animating the lively streets of monrovia — the capital city of liberia. through an ongoing series series of short, looping gifs, beaurain immortalizes the people met and places visited while wandering through the coastal region. typical scenes of street life are imagined in perpetual motion, repeating the often mundane, yet mesmerizing actions of the citizens in endless loops. beaurain uses a variety of architectural and urban settings as a backdrop — the ducor hotel, a now abandoned, but once five-star luxury accommodation; the former mount coffee hydropower plant; a few of the city’s countless evangelical churches; and beaches inhabited by fishing communities, located a few kilometers outside of monrovia. nina azzarello I designboom
Photographer Spends Hours on Bridges to Capture Colorful Overhead Portraits of Street Vendors Keen photographers have the ability to elevate the ordinary into stunning imagery and photographer Loes Heerink has done just that with her series about the street vendors of Hanoi. Waking up at 4 am, the vendors—often female migrant workers—pack their bicycles to the brim with fresh flowers and fruit, walking miles throughout the course of the day to peddle their wares. Heerink lived in Vietnam for many years and became fascinated with these street vendors, so much so that she sought to capture their beauty in a unique way. Stationing herself on different bridges around Hanoi, Heerink patiently waited for vendors to pass, capturing these colorfully symmetrical photographs as they unknowingly moved below the bridge.
Expressive Portraits Capture the Soulful Beauty of Animals The eclectic portfolio of photographer Sergey Polyushko is as comprehensive as it is captivating. With a wide range of interests, the Kiev-based cameraman finds inspiration in an array of subjects, from fast-paced fashion shoots to awe-inspiring landscapes. Like many photographers, he also has a particular penchant for portraiture. Unlike most portraits, however, Polyushko’s depictions are not limited to people; he also finds picture-perfect subjects in the animal kingdom.
Telling Is Listening: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation Every act of communication is an act of tremendous courage in which we give ourselves over to two parallel possibilities: the possibility of planting into another mind a seed sprouted in ours and watching it blossom into a breathtaking flower of mutual understanding; and the possibility of being wholly misunderstood, reduced to a withering weed. Candor and clarity go a long way in fertilizing the soil, but in the end there is always a degree of unpredictability in the climate of communication — even the warmest intention can be met with frost. Yet something impels us to hold these possibilities in both hands and go on surrendering to the beauty and terror of conversation, that ancient and abiding human gift. And the most magical thing, the most sacred thing, is that whichever the outcome, we end up having transformed one another in this vulnerable-making process of speaking and listening.
Trump to eliminate funding for arts and humanities The day before Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States – an actual event taking place in the universe we live in – news broke that his administration plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. And I wanted to scream. This is Donald Trump's America: one where things like art and books and science and learning and thoughtful consideration of complicated problems are deemed worthless and tossed aside. This can't be surprising after the Trump we saw on the campaign trail, the man who never answered a question with a hint of intelligence or depth. In an interview this week, he couldn't name a single book he's reading.
Loving Vincent Animated Film Features 62,450 Hand-Painted Frames The animated film Loving Vincent is one that’s nearly six years in the making. If that seems excessive, just wait until you find how it’s made. The movie, which examines the life of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, uses hand-painted canvases to bring its action to life. It takes 12 oil paintings just to create one second of footage! Are you itching to see how it looks? You’re in luck. World's Oldest Paris Photo Is Also the First to Feature Humans In this age of endless selfies, it’s easy to forget that there existed a time before humans were photographed. So what exactly did the very first photo of a human entail? Well, this particular photo is a city shot, and it’s just so happens to be the oldest image of Paris. And it’s only fitting that Louis Daguerre—the inventor of daguerreotype—should be the photographer. Not only did this inventor create one of the most commonly used photographic techniques of the 19th century, but he holds the honor of taking this precious shot.
The street artist who paints wheat silos Image copyright ABC A steady stream of onlookers has gathered since the first brushstroke touched the towering grain silos. The paint is barely dry on the portrait of the schoolgirl gazing down from the top of the 30m (100ft) structure and already it is the talk of the town.