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Nov16

These dynamic photos by Marcel Christ are so interesting. Whatever he has done to capture these incredible photos, turns my mind upside down. The color, the shapes, and the movement, all capturing a couple seconds in time, create a new context for my imagination to run wild. Let’s just say, Marcel has created a whole new meaning for the word still-life in my mind.

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

Posted by on November 16th, 2012 at 6:35 PM | Comments (0)
Oct05

I am continually impressed with Target’s In-House graphic design team. The latest in my list of my admiration is this great ad campaign for Target’s 50th Anniversary. They used old Target circulars and ads from the 60′s as bold backdrops for the models. I love the mix of vintage and new fashion forward photography. Way to do it again Target. These are pieces of art that I would post anywhere in my house proudly. Feel free to send me copies! :)

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Directors and Creative // Jason Langer, Jon Baugh, Allan Peters, and Maggie Harn (Target In-House)

Posted by on October 5th, 2012 at 5:19 PM | Comments (0)
Sep07

Tasha Lewis and her current project, The Butterfly Swarm, has descended upon many a metal sculpture, vessel, can, architectural elements, nail, etc. They can attach to almost anything metal through magnets and are light enough that they don’t harm what they are attaching to. While she doesn’t just make photographic reproductions (in a process known as Cyanotype: a printing process that pulls out a cyan-blue of the print) of butterflies, the context of these insects on the sculptures creates a nice symbiotic and fleeting relationship between the object they alights upon. See below for an artist statement and more of her creations.

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

Artist Statement
My current work is focused on re-imagining taxidermy and other methods of preserving life. My interest in preservation stems from my fascination with the re-presentational powers of photography. I am fascinated with how we as viewers relate to a leaf that has been mechanically produced to look and feel very similar to a real leaf. I have been scaling up that idea to make animal bodies, tree limbs, and I hope to eventually create whole environments.

"Tasha Lewis"

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

"Tasha Lewis", butterflies, sculpture, "paper sculpture", guerrilla

Posted by on September 7th, 2012 at 4:48 PM | Comments (0)
Aug08

Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé has been staging his own series of landscapes using a different kind of lighting method involving a suspended glowing square. None of these images are photoshopped, the 1×1 meter light is instead hung in the center of each photograph and the resulting image shows his experiment with light illumination. Paillé says his goal is to redefine what a landscape photograph is by questioning its reality, creating a kind of poetic moment in space and time.

"Benoit Paille" light, installation, photography

"Benoit Paille" light, installation, photography

"Benoit Paille" light, installation, photography

Photos // via flickr

Posted by on August 8th, 2012 at 5:02 PM | Comments (0)
Aug02

I am definitely in love with the simplicity of these beautiful photos from Tito Mouraz. There is such a natural beauty of the bold linear manmade forms, it almost appears that the images are not real but created. I like the push and pull of real vrs. unreal that Tito is making me figure out in his work.

Posted by on August 2nd, 2012 at 10:19 PM | Comments (0)
Jul23

I know this is a photography project, but how cool would it be if there really was a group of people who made this an art project! I’d love to be walking down the street and see people doing human sculptures in bright colored shirts in the street.

Human Sculpture

Human Sculpture

Human Sculpture

Art Director // Gem Fletcher
Photographer // Henrik Sorensen

Posted by on July 23rd, 2012 at 10:31 PM | Comments (0)
Jun04

I made it out of the house this weekend just in time to catch a few of the open art studios around my neighborhood that were a part of East Bay Open Studios. Every year, Pro Arts, a Bay Area advocate for contemporary arts in Oakland, produces the largest art event in the East Bay, showcasing over 400 artist studios. We, as a part of the 50,000 visitors from all over the Bay Area, have a chance to glimpse behind the doors of the creative artists that contribute to making our city more engaging and interesting. Below is just a handful of what I saw. You can see more this coming weekend as East Bay Open Studios continues on June 9th and 10th: 11-6pm. Go to Pro Arts to read more and download a map for the participating artists’ studios. You probably don’t even realize that you can walk out of your door and find an artist studio just around the corner! Go to the event and tell us what some of your favorite studios have been this year. We’d love to get your feedback.

KJ Appleton
"KJ Appleton" "Pro Arts" perspective color art Oakland

"KJ Appleton" "Pro Arts" color art painting Oakland

Benny Alba
This was cool. Benny had made this huge mural. Once you bought one of the many 11×17 paintings (on the bottom row), you could cut a rectangle out of the mural (wherever you wanted) and take home another piece. Great idea.
"Benny Alba" "Pro Arts" color art Oakland

Howie Katz

"Howie Katz" "Pro Arts" sculpture art Oakland

"Howie Katz" "Pro Arts" sculpture heads art Oakland

Posted by on June 4th, 2012 at 6:13 PM | Comments (0)
Jun01

IKEA has not only created great advertising campaigns via photographers and stylists, but beautiful pieces of art; and this one is no less cool. In their follow up to a 2010 hit campaign, ‘Visual Recipes’, photographer, Carl Kleiner and stylist Evelina Bratell, teamed up to bring everyday kitchen items to life in a brilliant and visually stunning way.

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

Photos // Carl Kleiner

see our other post on IKEA and their advertising campaigns utilizing stylist, Lo Bjurulf

Posted by on June 1st, 2012 at 2:30 PM | Comments (0)
May21

What would you take with you if your house was burning down? When I was a kid, I actually used to think about this all the time. Of course, back then I took some oreo’s, leo the lion, and some costume jewelry. The Burning House blog is a chronicle of photos cataloguing people’s own interpretation of answering that question. The photography and composition, not to mention the content, gives an intimate snapshot of each person’s life. Pretty fun and really cool interactive art piece on the internet.

"The Burning House"
Check out the new book for the project here! In store June 10th.
Preorder from Amazon today.

I thought it would be fun to do my own and submit and it was! Take a picture of your own version and send it along to Foster at The Burning House (and us too)! We’d love to see what you come up with.

Name: Catherine Weis // Location: Oakland, CA // Occupation: Graphic Designer/Art Blogger // Website: www.local-social.net, www.intoanout.com

I’ve included flip flops, a bikini and a skirt (because if my house burns down, I’m going to the beach), an awesome illustration my friend Trina did (I love what it says), camera, computer, pics of my family (I’m not going to the beach alone, my son and husband will hopefully join), a journal, half of a geode (my sister has the other half), my favorite scarf from my friend Jen Jennings, and a purple stone in the shape of a heart from a dear friend that’s been with me in some rough patches.

Name: Ashton Ireland // Location: Brooklyn, NY // Occupation: Printmaker // Website: http://water-and-woods.tumblr.com/

"Ashton Ireland" "The Burning House"

Name: Audelino Moreno // Age: 41 // Location: Madison, Wisconsin // Occupation: Art Director // Website: audelino.com

"Audelino Moreno" "The Burning House"

Name: Elsa Paulsen // Location: Germany // Occupation:
 Student [art history and media studies] // Website: http://alsosprachelsapaulsen.blogspot.com/

Name: Graeme McNee // Location: Kobe, Japan // Occupation: I draw comics and host a radio show // Website: http://www.graememcnee.com

"The Burning House" "Graeme Mcnee"
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Posted by on May 21st, 2012 at 9:47 PM | Comments (0)