Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
G-Nie Arambulo’s Boysen print ad campaign ‘Flowers’ won a Bronze Campaign Lion at the 2009 Cannes International Advertising Festival. This was the second ever Cannes Lion award won by the Philippines and first ever in the print category. The brief seemed straightforward – make flowers out of paint splashes – but it was indeed a simply-said idea with a much more complex process. Arambulo explained that every single part of the photographs [each petal, each color, each stem] was done individually with actual splatters of Boysen Paint, high powered, high-speed flash, a Hasselblad camera, and a Phase One Digital back. The project required “perfect timing, along with the right combination of lights, equipment, skill, and perseverance.” From a distance the ads may look like any other old photographs of flowers but get a little closer and it is clear they are far beyond that. These flowers were not from mother nature but, rather, man-made through and through.
Friday, 9 October 2009
" Long known for their tulips, roses and other floral delicacies, the Dutch also have a hand in coloring their flower products in new and unique ways. Netherlands-based Happy Roses provides a refreshing blend of colored flowerworks that give new sensations to the act of giving a flower to that special someone. Their roses and other flowers are flush with vibrant colors that span the rainbow from yellow to red to purple and beyond. They’re not easy to come by, but if you can get your hands on a dozen of these, rest assured they’ll mark your special occasion with a healthy dose of color… " from thecoolist
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Gaspar is the pseudonym of Bristol artist Marcello Velho. His work, which is mostly animated GIFs, explores the pre-Web 2.0 era internet aesthetic (Geocities, basically) through content consisting of strange half-robot/half-monster creatures in environments inhabited by weird plants, graffitied walls, and lots of bubble writing.
wooden sculpture by Gehard Demetz.
Gehard Demetz was born in 1972, in Bolzano, Italy. Currently he lives and works in Val Gardena on these amazing woodcarvings. Beside his high quality craftsmanship, I do appreciate his graphical treatment on the sculpture. It creates a very strong personal style for himself. His vision is on point, and his work is nothing short than breathtaking.
Check it out!
Saturday, 3 October 2009
"... The focus of this work is to examine collective and individual identity. I am creating visually compelling images that hope to challenge preconceived notions about the Middle East and its people in unconventional ways ..." said Anna Kipervaser at http://anna.kipervaser.googlepages.com/home