The theme of this year’s Met Ball, fittingly sponsored by Apple, was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, and Claire Danes’ dress took the cake. Designed by Zac Posen, he “sourced the fiber optic woven organza in this dress from France, and there are 30 mini battery packs sewn into the gown’s understructure,” according to FastCo. Continue »
It’s a complaint you hear time and time again from readers when beloved books are adapted into films: The actors don’t match the mental image conjured up by the book’s description. So illustrator Brian Joseph Davis decided to see exactly what kind of faces those descriptions would create by using a law enforcement composite sketch software called FACES ID.
The images are shared to the artist’s Tumblr blog, The Composites, along with the passages used to make them. In an interview with The Atlantic in 2012, Davis said that the project was inspired by fictional “Identikit” index cards created by author James Ellroy. In creating the images, Davis used “educated guesswork” to fill in the features that were not explicitly referenced in the texts. “It’s a combination of literary criticism—which I know well—and forensics—of which I’m an utter amateur,” he said. After using his own book collection for inspiration, Davis turned to e-books, and eventually online fan submissions.
Katniss Everdeen, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins Continue »
Hong Yi, also known by her nickname, ‘Red’, is an artist known for creating pieces using everyday, unconventional materials. After graduating with Master in Architecture from the University of Melbourne, Red moved to Shanghai for a career in architecture. She fell in love with the city’s chaotic charm, once home to her father and grandparents. Inspired by her surroundings and the range of affordable materials available from wholesale markets, it was here Red completed her first unconventional work, a portrait of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei made entirely out of sunflower seeds. Continue »
For ten years, surfer and environmentalist Liz Clark has been exploring the Pacific Ocean via a 40-foot boat named Swell. She first set sail from her California home base in 2006 to pursue a lifelong dream of extended sea travel, and she has since voyaged around Mexico, Central America, Kiribati, and Polynesia, covering over 18,000 aquatic miles. Continue »
When Prince released his first studio album in 1978, few people could have known that it was the beginning of a discography that would eventually span 50 albums over a period of almost 40 years. Continue »
On April 14 2016, Japan’s Kyushu Island in Kumamoto Prefecture was rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake. The earthquake killed nine people and caused widespread damage to the region. Many people lost everything in the disaster, but thanks to these clever ‘Box Beds’, at least the victims have somewhere comfortable to sleep. Continue »
Experience winter travel on a whole new level. Lightweight chassis and cafe bike race posture, the Snoped will get you there in style. Inspired by some of our favorite winter apparel brands, this bike extends riding on top of the snow even further. Sadly no word on whether designer Joey Ruiter or builder Jeff Long plan to make more. Continue »
These black and white portraits of the female prison camp guards which were taken after the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp, while they were at Celle awaiting trial in 1945.
Juana Bormann: sentenced to death. Continue »
There are few things in this world better than peanut butter and dogs – in my world at least. And when you put the combination together, you get a humorous effect that is perfect for a photo series. Continue »
They are faceless men wielding guns, ready to carry out their commander’s orders. Whether in this galaxy or another, the Clone troopers storm into combat, the chaos of battle exploding down, their black and white armor standing out amongst the galactic battle raging around them. Continue »
Cyril Rolando is a hobbyist digital painter from France and loves the universe of Tim Burton and Hayoa Miyazaki. Beginning using only an art website called Oekaki and his computer mouse, he spent two months experimenting with and learning digital painting techniques. He then realized that if he wanted to continue to develop as an artist he must upgrade his instruments and began creating his artwork using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. Still pursuing his studies by day, Cyril worked to recreate photos and how to create his own surreal worlds where any fantasy or story was possible. His work has continued to evolve, growing into the beautiful unique style you see today. The elements of his paintings contain just the right detail and texturing to bring the viewer into his bizarre surreal worlds. Continue »
Superb fantasy character art from German concept artist and illustrator Eve Ventrue. Eve Ventrue has been a professional digital artist since 2009 and works in the video game and movie industry. Eve’s clients include Aaron Sims Company, MOOD, LiK Studios, Mackevision, Applibot, CROOZ and PIPER Press. Her incredible fantasy and sci-fi themed creations have also featured in art publications 2d Artist and ImagineFX Magazine. Continue »
Although John Atkinson, a cartoonist from Ottawa, calls his fun blog ’Wrong hands,’ we’re still sure his hands can do no wrong; all of his cartoons are filled with humor and creativity. He somehow succeeds in finding a fun side in every aspect of our lives — classic books, modern art, beloved pets or even social media — and then he brilliantly turns them into hilarious cartoons. Continue »
Beard meets boudoir in this cheeky “dudeoir” photo series by Chad Castigliano of Chronicker Photography. The photographer’s manly model is an Arizona wildland firefighter named Tim Wilson, aka The Whimsical Woodsman, scantily clad in little more than boxers, suspenders, an orange hardhat, and the occasional cropped plaid top. It’s hard to resist the lusty lumberjack’s comical charm, whether he’s posing with pursed lips and an axe propped over his shoulder or reclining in the grass with a sultry smize. Continue »
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