background preloader

Mind-Boggling Shadow Art from Trash Sculptures

Mind-Boggling Shadow Art from Trash Sculptures
British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster are a creative team known for their experimental art including these mind-boggling light and shadow sculptures. The duo forms abstract works from, which upon first glance, look like nothing other than straightforward piles of trash. The excitement for the viewer comes when a single light illuminates the pile and creates an entirely new piece of art—usually portraits of themselves—formed with the combination of light and shadow projected onto the wall. Throughout their careers, the artists have, “played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.” In addition to these shadow sculptures, the team also creates neon light pieces that reference pop culture and flash messages of “everlasting love and hate.” Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s website via [Wicked Game]

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/tim-noble-sue-webster-shadow-sculptures

Skillful Yarn Bombing Street Art Yarn bombing, there’s just no stopping it! This expressive and crafty form of street art is literally covering the nation. Yarn-bombing artists everywhere work to wrap mundane objects like street signs, buses, stairs, and poles with colorful patterns and knitted stripes that brighten up the world. Magda Sayeg, known as the “mother of yarn bombing,” founded Knitta Please in 2005 and now works fulltime to bring life to this skillful artform. Ironically, she admittedly rarely knits.

Geometric Faces Fused Together France-based artists David Mesguich and Valentin Van der Meulen combined their creative efforts to construct this large triple-headed sculpture known as FOLDS. The structure, made of polypropylene, presents an interesting image of a series of three-dimensional, geometric, bodiless heads. It seems like two halves of a face pulling away from a centered skull. There is a remarkable sensation of animated movement in this stationary sculpture that makes it an anomaly. The boy with the lightning tattoo - StumbleUpon People who are struck by lightning are sometimes left with tattoo-like markings called Lichtenberg figures or lightning flowers. This guy was out tending to his garden when he was struck and left tattooed, Potter-like. (via neatorama)

Wonderfully Creative Fairy Tale-Inspired Illustrations My Modern Metropolis Wonderfully Creative Fairy Tale-Inspired Illustrations Based in the UK, artist Adam Oehlers transports his viewers into the dark and playful fantasy worlds of his illustrations. The artist pairs each unique illustration with a telling title and a short history to draw his viewers into the story. Oehlers describes each scene as, “a grim, cobbled place that is trapped in its own time, with some little elements of odd magic which creep in at the edges.” Two People Transform Into Nine Strikingly Unique Couples Photographer Nacho Rojo and his girlfriend are the subjects of his series Couples, where the two present themselves as strikingly different characters within various social groups. The results of their creativity and extreme styling really entice the viewer to think about the concepts of identity and social behavior. General style, gestures, posture, facial expressions, hair, body piercings, and tattoos visually lead the viewer to create a certain narrative about each couple. However, when you break it down, Rojo and his girlfriend are the same person behind each costume. They change nothing but their outer facade, which raises the question of how we might tend to identify other people based on appearances alone. It’s amazing how drastically the couple can “change” from one image to the next just with a raise of an eyebrow, a pucker of the lips, or a shrug of the shoulders.

Delightful Pantone Color Dessert Tarts Designers and cooks everywhere will fall instantly in love with these Pantone-inspired dessert tarts by French art director Emilie Guelpa. Combining an interest in foods and colors, Guelpa created these tarts for French food magazine Fricote. The tart base is covered with white icing and the pantone color is formed from various fruits, candies, vegetables, and other vibrant foods.

I Want to Ride My Bicycle: 12 Awesome Bikes We Like I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like. [Lyrics from "Bicycle Race" by Queen] We’ve written about a lot of cool bikes here on Design Milk and it got us thinking that we should roundup some of those favorites along with a few other bikes we’d like to own. Here are 12 of our favorites: The SCHRAMM was designed by Solé Bicycle Co., which began in Los Angeles with two best friends in college looking for an affordable bike. Mind Junker - StumbleUpon The Lost America America, One of the Most Powerful Continent in World as well as, the Most Modernized and Advanced Continent of Today. But somewhere in this Race we have Lost the America that it looked before. Here we have Collected a Beautiful Pictures to Revive the Old Memories that how America was before the Development. Including the early Industrialization, Cultural Ethics and much more to see as follows.

Magnificent Giant Sculptures of Everyday Objects Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's collaborative creations of monumental sculptures make you look twice as they take ordinary objects and enlarge them. Oldenburg notes, "We feel free to use all the approaches that come naturally to our non-monumental works: variations in scale, similes, transformations, a wide range of materials, and, of course, our use of familiar objects." The sculptures give a whole new perspective to everyday objects and illuminate details that people would have otherwise not noticed.

Deconstructed Imeüble by Bjørn Jørund Blikstad In January 2010 Bjørn Jørund Blikstad’s prototype for a modular storage system graced the cover of Wallpaper* magazine and then the pages of Design Milk. Two agonizing years later at February 2012′s Stockholm Furniture Fair, he finally launched Imeüble. I spoke to him about the long road from the inspiration to production. How did the initial idea for Imeüble come about? “The cube you can see with your mind eye, does it have storage capacity?”

Artistic Photo Editing of Everyday Built Environments Erik Johansson takes photo editing and manipulation to new levels with his ever-growing collection of creative, innovative and amazing scenes of altered architecture and unbelivable built environments, distorted objects and twisted imagery – all while preserving an eerie photo-realism from the original photographic subject. Given his emphasis on constructed objects, the care with which he crafts every detail of each image and controls the overall composition, it is perhaps no surprise that this photographer’s background is not in the arts but in computer engineering and interactive design. The rich three-dimensional complexity of each edited photograph is accomplished using exclusively two-dimensional computer editing tools and each work is based on a real photograph, manipulated, altered and added to in a layered and sequential process.

Incredibly Creative Sand Portraits Russian photographer Chertkova Svetlana uses sand found on the beach in incredibly creative ways. Not only does she use it to create fake clothes, she artistically forms spellbinding patterns and shapes surrounding her beautiful human subjects. You may find the last couple photos in this series to be the most moving. Titled "Between the End and Beginning," Svetlana states: "Those who complete the process of death and rebirth are connected to the true source of spirituality and realize that the roots of the mechanistic and materialistic world is fear - fear of birth and the fear of death. "Following the death of the ego significantly increases the ability to enjoy life. The past and future seem relatively less important than now, and the excitement of the process of life supersedes the pursuit of goals.

Related: