Recycled Newspaper Creatures Photograph: Nick Georgiou At first glance, this sculpture might pass for a dog, but look again and you’ll notice that despite having a curiously affecting expression, its eyes aren’t moving and its fur is made out of recycled newspaper. The Gloamer. Photograph: Nick Georgiou This is "The Gloamer," one of urban sculptor Nick Georgiou’s newspaper sculptures, which he poses on the street before photographing people’s reactions to them. Speaking to Helen Soteriou, he explained: “I get a lot of double takes, some people stopping me even before I position the piece. Sculpture alongside a Banksy. Georgiou likes the spontaneity of the street, abandoning the sacrosanct boundaries of the gallery — you can’t predict how the environment will change, and you can’t predict how the public will interact with the sculpture, adding a whole new active personality to the artwork. All this unwanted paper is symptomatic of a larger issue — the decline of the press — which is one of Georgiou’s key themes.
50 Beautiful Color Palettes for Your Next Web Project Choosing the right color scheme is essential to your website’s success. Your layout and other design choices — including font — should be developed in concert with your color scheme, which can ensure readability, cohesiveness, and beauty in the final product. Unfortunately, making that choice or creating a color palette from scratch can be quite the challenge. That’s why for today’s post I’ve put together a collection of 50 beautiful color palettes that are ready to use for your next web project. If you like these, check out another 24 palettes I’ve recently rounded up. Getting the Most Out of This Post Before diving into the color palettes I’ve collected, I want to mention a few tools that can help you get the most out of this post. Editor’s Note: Want to make your own palettes even better? Remember that Photoshop will display certain colors far more vibrantly than they will look on the web when you use hex codes. That’s all. Pick Your Palette Bonus Resources!
8bitpeoples From the depths of his sophomoric yet mischievous mind, Doomcloud has returned to unleash his latest creation, The Masquerade. This album is aggressively smothered with four original NES productions that even the Underworld would approve of. Please experience these tunes at your own risk. The day Radlib was asked to play Blip Festival NYC 2012, he immediately had the idea to put his own spin on some of his all-time favorite chiptune tracks. The result: four turbocharged dancefloor monsters, collected here in one killer debut EP. Armed with some old Sound Blaster 16 sound cards, Radlib keeps the party moving and creates electro-house free-for-alls via FM synthesis. "Philips MUSIC MODULE is exciting to use and unique in its simplicity. this is the first legitimate release from luke silas as knife city. he makes loud dance music using game boys, and loves to play it live for you. buy him a drink if you go to a show. plz&thx! The third release at 8bitpeoples from Mr.
20 Examples of Graffiti & Street Art In this post, the first of a series, we show you 20 top street art and graffiti artworks around the world. Today we start with Europe – next post: South America! > Asia > South America > North America France – Paris authors: c215 Austria – Vienna authors: Wurstbande Portugal – Lisbon authors: Tosco Finland authors: Soma – Paju Holland – Amsterdam authors: Roa – Morcky Denmark-Aarhus authors: Randomfomation England – Sheffield authors: Phlegm Holland – Rotterdam authors: Onesto Germany – Berlin authors: Mymonsters-Astre-Vagabundos England – Bristol authors: Kimmings – Upfest Spain – Valencia authors: Interesni-kazki – Escif authors: Horoiwa Belgium – Ghent authors: Hartos – JeanSpezial – Resto – Pest – Roa Bulgaria authors: Fars – Mouse – Varna Spain – Zaragoza authors: unknown France – Montpellier authors: Captain – Rouget – Dran_ England – London authors: Blu Italy – Milan authors: Berse – Cruz Ukraine – Kiev authors: Aec
A different deck of cards A different deck of cards Nice cards by Felix Blommestijn, more on his blog. 1st of September 2010 Probably Related Soviet Mayan Playing Cards YouTube – Top 100 Videos of All Time Tribute Poster Shorpy – The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog Outside the Box Travel Status Back home since 54 days Currently in: Switzerland Oh dear, do you realise how old your browser is? Flame Painter | free online paint program Flame Painter Gallery Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. Tools: Click here for Flame Help in German . COLOR - brush color SATURATION - brush saturation OPACITY - brush opacity C - color cycling [ on | off ] P - color per pixel [ on | off ] FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ] SIZE - brush size SOFT - brush softness CENTER - global forces FOCUS - local forces CHAOS - very chaotic parameter NOISE - crazy noise parameter ERASER - eraser tool SAVE - opens painting in a new popup window for saving (press Right Button > Save Picture As...) Keyboard Shortcuts: [ spacebar ] - clear screen [ Z ] - undo / redo last step Flame Painter Online License Agreement: Flame Painter Online is a free application, which can be used for personal, non-commercial or non-profit activities. Save Picture: Saving pictures takes a while, depends on internet speed. Troubleshoot Help: 2CheckOut.com Inc.
Monsters Hand Draw by Kids | Hand Drawing Art Pictures and Ideas Published on February 2nd, 2011 A little boy is chatting with his old baby ghost friend and passing a very hilarious moment both together. Height of the little friend is making the different to contact with eyes. Therefore, Little phantom has stood behind the forest. Next Hand Drawing is pretty interesting, if you look very attentively, and then find that the ghost does not want to miss his old friends. In the sea, artist tried to figure out a Figure Drawing where a boatman is running his boat so fast because phantoms are trying to guard him from the huge wave of the sea. The stranger is walking through the road by his way and from the jungle ghosts are irritating him but stranger does not care about this big dirty things. 10 Awesome Infographics for Graphic Designers As a graphic designer, you’ve probably designed at least a few infographics for your clients – or even for fun. You can create (and sell) infographics for any topic or industry, which means infographics can be a lucrative source of income. Some designers make a full-time living designing infographics alone. And while infographics always require the talents of a graphic designer, how many infographics have you seen that feature graphic designers? The following 10 awesome infographics were made by graphic designers, for graphic designers. 1. Learn what different colors represent and what emotions they stir, and when and how to use them in your own designs. 2. This infographic serves as a quick reference for the basic elements of design, complete with tips for how and why each should be considered when creating any design. 3. A humorous look at the daily life of a graphic designer – super deadlines, tons of work, frantic environment and (hopefully) good pay. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Reactive Paint (by @baekdal) #design Shi Yuan has created a way to turn normally passive things into something with a life of its own. Like this wallpaper that reacts to heat, the painting that react when you touch it, or the daily calendar that fades away during the day. It is made using heat sensitive paint - and it is incredible. Heat Sensitive Wallpaper Turn up the heat and your wallpaper starts to blossom. ...and now on. A painting with feelings Show people how you feel by touching the painting. The day that simply faded away... Watch how the day slowly fades away with this calendar (Via Shi Yuan) Follow: 42Concepts Sketchbook Secrets: 50 Beautiful Sketchbook Scans The sketchbook is—to borrow a term from the new millenniums’ popular discourse—an artist’s BFF. It’s a diary for the visually inclined—a place where artists can most comfortably explore their personal thoughts, work out their visual needs, practice, maintain a visual history, and hopefully create the unpolished work that will eventually lead to amazing work for the world to see. But, sometimes, when we’re lucky, we get to see the process. Allen Sutton Mattias Adolfsson Laura More Amore David Fullarton Irena Zablotska Rafael Bertone Alena Lavdovskaya Beka Pkhakadze Christian Borku David Sossella f1x Grino Anna Rusakova Hanna Viktorsson Ignacio Veiga Irina Vinnik Jenkins Jenkins Jose Domingo Betancur Gomez Joshua Philippe Julia-Grigorieva Katia Petrunina Kyle Letendre L Filipe dos Santos Luishock Mamz Hu Michael Murdock Nacho-Yague Nicolas Cuestas Ooli razead Roger Haus Sabine ten Lohuis Taylor White Timothy Duong Trevor Henry Yissus Galiana Author: Shane Ward