Brightons iconic West Pier was restored to its former glory for one night only – “A Pier Appears” took place on Wednesday, February10, 2010, and was the first of a series of events curated by Josef Valentino on behalf of Tiger Beer as part of their Chinese New Year Celebrations. French lighting studio Creatmosphere used computer-controlled lasers for the project, which stopped traffic and drew a huge crowd on the beach, despite the brief arctic blizzard!
Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
AÂ transparent plastic sheet was placed into the magazine with DHL worker printed on both sides.Â Â When you turn the paper the worker delivers the express mail to the customer…DOPE!!!
Any and all who are familiar with the Calvin Klein brand know that itâ€™s not a stranger of creating very controversial advertisements. It seems as if anything goes as long as it has the CK logo on itâ€¦from what couldâ€™ve been interpreted as child pornography, to a straight to the point mÃ©nage Ã trois, to now this!
Of course I applaud the art director on this campaign because one canâ€™t deny that itâ€™s a very strong image that provokes thought which in turn definitely grabbed my attentionâ€¦but once it had it, I was stuck on why?
Believing strongly in the power of imagery and that a picture says a thousand words, my mind raced to understand the intended message in this billboard advertisement AND more importantly how does it translate to someone eventually making a Calvin Klein purchase?
Pease share your thoughts on this one!
Sidebar: By no way am I being compensated for thisâ€¦Iâ€™m just simply intrigued by the artistic expression in the advertisement.
The creative minds of 60 Layers of Â Cake (www.60layersofcake.com) came up with a creative solution that I feel will be the new style of advertising. Â It’s simple, dynamic, highly creative with out being too abstract, stayed focused on message and was extremely cost effect to produce.
To launch Puma’s new lightweight Travel Golf Collection, they suspended Puma clothing, shoes and accessories from thousands of golf ball shaped balloons in Antwerp city centre and let gravity demonstrate a unique ‘Travel Light’ concept. Â Passers-by were encouraged to reach up and grab the featherweight products…GENIUS!!!
Remember to think for yourself!!!
An interesting concept by designer AÃ¯ssa Logerot, this innovative mirror can be used as ironing board when it’s tilted and secured on horizontal position. According to the designer, “this object is a link between two consecutive actions: iron clothes and dress up.”
“Life is a game of patterns and chance…and those who play well will win.”
Can you spot the woman’s body in this picture? (more…)
â€œThis astonishing 18ft drawing of the worldâ€™s most famous skyline was created by autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire after he spent just 20 minutes in a helicopter gazing at the panorama. The unbelievably intricate picture was drawn at Brooklynâ€™s prestigious Pratt Institute from Stephenâ€™s memory, with details of every building sketched in to scale. Landmarks including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building can be seen towering above smaller buildings after just three days in his spellbinding creation.
Listening intently to his ipod throughout the artistic process â€“ because music helps him â€“ London-born Stephen uses only graphic pens as he commits his photographic memory to the high-grade paper. Invited by top U.S. television network CBS to display his talents to the American public in a new screen appearance this week, Stephen has dumbfounded art lovers around the globe with sketches of Tokyo, Rome and Hong Kong.â€�
Learn more at www.stephenwiltshire.com.uk
Taryn Simon exhibits her startling take on photography — to reveal worlds and people we would never see otherwise. She shares two projects: one documents otherworldly locations typically kept secret from the public, the other involves haunting portraits of men convicted for crimes they did not commit.
You can watch the video at www.TED.com
If you listened to the We Think Radio Show 32, then you know that Armand challenged me to a picture taking contest. Being one to never back down from a challenge, especially when it comes my creativity, I said, “Let’s go!!!”
The rules were simple.Â We had to use the same camera, couldn’t use photoshop and then we would let the people decide the one that they think makes the better picture.
Of course to be fair, we also decided not to say who took which picture.
So is it “A” or “B”? (more…)
This is what happens when creativity refuses to be limited by the definition of others. Â I can understand why most mediocre mindsets would think that I’m bias when it comes to Kanye due to our friendship. That might be partial true being that I’ve known him for close to 25 years now…but anyone who thinks that’s where my thought process ends clearly doesn’t have any idea of the magnitude of my intellect. (more…)
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. Â User will be able to connect to this database of the forgotten.
This concept makes me wonder if we’ll be able to send emails from our memory in the future?
British firm Cremation Solutions have come up with personalised urns that look just like the dearly departed. The firm uses facial reconstruction and 3D mapping software to recreate the face of your beloved.
Nature makes the best imagery to me!!!Â I always get lost in every detailÂ wondering if I will ever be able to createÂ something a fourth as good.
This collection by photographer Zhu Yunwei is entitled “black and white/dark and light”.Â Each portrait consists of two portrait shots of each person – one with opened eyes, the other with closed eyes.Â He then integrated the two pictures into one portrait, resulting in the calm but unnatural expressions.
In the beginning, he planned to do some very basic experiments to convey some common emotions.Â Being a young chinese student who’d just arrived in a completely different country, he experienced some strong, deep cultural conflicts.Â Living overseas resulted in the different way of THINKING for him while working on this project…a common theme expressed in artworks by other chinese artists such as Xu Bing or Miao Xiaochun. (more…)
Pop artist James Cauty’s work “Splatter” repurposes classic Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera cartoons and gives them a Sin City-style blood spatter makeover, “presenting the viewer with unrelenting acts of bloody, cartoon violence, which, in cartoon law, ultimately cannot cause fatal injury.”
Uhmm…I’m not sure what to think about this one…but at least he got me to think!!!
Although I’m obviously bias, the principle isn’tÂ any less true…LOL!!!
“What is possible would never have been achieved if, in this world, people had not repeatedly reached for the impossible.”
- fellow thinker, Max Weber
This work, which showsÂ children “happy slapping” a helpless victim is called “Do It Again, I Didn’t Press Record.”Â Â
British artist Barnaby Barford, based in London, takes both mass manufactured and antique porcelain figurines and “refigures” them, by cutting them up and painting them, turning them into sinister but humorous sculptures.Â Â He said his collection, called “The Good, The Bad, The Belle”, reflects how the youth of today are perceived by the older generation.Â Â (more…)
This really appealed to me because some of my greatest creative expression were produced whenÂ fighting boredom.Â On the really real, I fear being bored because it’s when my mind wonders in the most unproductive places.
What do you do when you’re bored???
“Life is tragically simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.”
Korean sculptor Gwon Osang creates sculptures from hundreds of photographs of the original subjects, overlaying them onto lightweight life-sized mannequins.Â Gwon’s quilted photo-sculptures are made by photographing different sections of the model’s anatomy and then piecing them together onto a plaster mannequin. (more…)
This is an interesting take on some of the flawed thinking that promptsÂ those who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don’t to be more open-minded.
A creation by balloon artist Paul Graves shows a body with a heart made from a red balloon floating away from it on a piece of string… (more…)
A lenticular cloud formation near Mt Ranier in Washington State.Â ThisÂ is the type of imagery that inspires me to be great!!!
When art meets commerce…LOVE IT!!!
…just think about itÂ and it should/will come to you!!!
In this motion illusion, the brain’s reaction to the color contrasts and position of the shapes makes this static image appears to be moving.Â Use this fact as an example of how somethings aren’t always what they seem and how some people can/will/do use this to their advantage…THINK ABOUT IT!!!
SevenÂ PoundsÂ is definitely a must see if youÂ like very thought-provoking heart wrenching movies.Â Not to spoil the secret plot for those who haven’t seen it yet, I ask this question for all those who have… (more…)
A concept by Dutch design studioÂ buroJET, ‘Plano’Â gives a whole new dimension to folding furniture.Â It’s designed for those who have limited living space using absolutely no floor space.
I always dig creative solutions thatÂ have really dope aesthetics!Â (more…)
I can grasp how people come to find their talents like drawing,Â sports, music, cooking or even mechanics.Â But what was going on for someone to initiallyÂ say to themselves…”you know what, I think I’m going to try toÂ twist my body in the most unnatural way possible!!!”
I wonder if a significant other was involved?
These may look like photographs, but these amazing pictures are the creation of the Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas, who creates his large artworks by using just a blue ballpoint pen.Â He uses up to four 14p ballpoints on one picture, and his works are already a sell-out at exhibitions. (more…)
A work by Damien HirstÂ entitled ‘I Once Was What You Are, You Will Be What I Am’, which will go on show in an exhibition called Sterling Stuff II.
This fly drawing device by artist David Bowen produces drawings based on the subtle movements of houseflies.Â When flies enter a small chamber sensors detect their movements.Â A micro-controller articulates a drawing arm in real time based on the fly’s movements.Â When a fly is no longer detected in the chamber the paper scrolls over and the device waits until a new fly enters the chamber to begin another drawing.
I think this really expands the idea of what is art.
A scene titled “Chicken Nuggets” from artist Banksy’s new installation “The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill” in New York City.
AÂ great quoteÂ byÂ Epic Recording Artist, Tori Amos worth sharing.
“There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn’t.â€�
I think herÂ artwork is reallyÂ cool too!!!
This is the first episodeÂ of the BMT (Business Minds Thinking) Series.Â Episode 1Â featuresÂ the mega successful, yet very low key artist KAWS.
In the BMT series, the objective is to have a conversation based on the same 3 questions with various people who are successful in their field. The goal is to reveal that behind every success…there is a business mind thinking!
Friday, October 10, 2008
By JEFF THEODORE
JOURNAL ARTS EDITOR
As young men, Sakiya Sandifer and superstar rapper Kanye West traveled in the same circles while growing up in Chicago. Eight years ago, their paths crossed yet again in New Jersey.
“I was living in Perth Amboy and Kanye was in Hoboken,” says Sandifer. “We created an adult friendship. Later on, I was behind the scenes, helping him get his ideas out.”
This summer, Sandifer, a businessman and writer who at his core defines himself as “a natural thinker,” helped West get his ideas out in a big way co-authoring the rapper’s first book, “Thank You and You’re Welcome,” (self published, $10).
The book, available online, has sold more than 500,000 copies so far.
“We wanted to write it in one voice,” says Sandifer, who now resides and maintains an office in Downtown Jersey City. “We wanted to share with people some of the skill sets and tools we’ve applied to attain success. It’s about getting people to know that it’s up to them to think about building their own houses.” (more…)
While most icebergs are white due to tiny bubbles trapped inside, which scatter the light in every direction, some pick up a multitude of colors due to various natural phenomena. (more…)
The Big Picture, a record-breaking work of art included 112,896 photos, and measured 857.3 square meters. It was unveiled outside Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum at Millennium Point.Â The image selected for the final mosaic was from the thousands of submissions. (more…)
Growing Jewelry, an interesting concept by product designer Hafsteinn Juliusson. This collection of hand jewelry is designed for those in metropolitan cities and is an effort to attract nature towards them.
One other important thing is that the owner has to think and be mindful about taking good care of their jewelry. It needs to be watered and nurtured on a regular basis just like any other plant.Â (more…)