This Guy Uses the Beach as His Canvas

Andre Amador | Playa Painting

San Francisco, CA

Ever been one of the lucky ones to view these beachscapes in person? Andre Amador creates these patterned designs in sand, on the beach, during low tide, using a good ol’ rake and a piece of rope. The challenge is how temporary the medium is – he’s got a couple hours until the tide comes in and washes it away, so there’s no time to lose.

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::: This is Horrorgami, Origami Gone Mad :::

Marc Hagan-Guirey

is the mastermind behind Paper Dandy and this Horrorgami series. 

This whole series is entirely composed of Marc’s favorite haunted houses that he has recreated so carefully and precisely. Each of these masterpieces is made from one solitary piece of paper and without any glue whatsoever.

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Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time

What Time is It? Adventure Time!!!

Having worked at Cartoon Network for the past few years, I remember the launch of the Adventure Time series and since April of 2010, it’s created a world-wide phenomenon! Not only has the company seen complete and utter success, but it’s inspired people all over the world to take notice and join in the fandom and total nostalgia with me. Continue reading

“Naked with Paint” – a film that’s quite aptly titled

The Coquettish Artist Becomes the Canvas in Her Latest Animated Short | April 12, 2012

“Illustrator, animator and fashion filmmaker Quentin Jones paints a daring self-portrait in an inky new film for NOWNESS. The London-based model and Cambridge philosophy graduate, whose mélange of hand-drawn and digital animations have appeared in fashion films for VogueAnOther and The Hunger, ditched the usual scripts, storyboards and wardrobe to star in a freewheeling two-tone romp. A personal project developed during scarce downtime between projects for Chanel, Victoria Beckham and Kenzo, Jones toyed with the idea of painting directly onto her subject, in this case herself, side-stepping the interruptions of shooting stop-motion. Overlayed with cut-outs and illustrations, Jones’s films are a cheeky wink to Dadaism. “We developed this technique of dropping the ink onto bits of porcelain and blowing it around with a straw, then filming it move and superimposing that onto video,” reveals the autodidact. Regularly raiding art libraries for imagery, Jones can be faced with up to 25,000 jpegs to choose from, requiring an entirely different set of skills. “It’s a really geeky stage, but editing could be the most creative part of the process, because you need to have a type of intuition.” Here the multimedia artist explains what influences her final edit.”  – from the NOWNESS featured article.

Check out the write-up for a more in-depth description and interview about the film. For more information about the artist herself, check this out.

Interactive Street Art: Space Invaders on the Streets of Manchester

Filthy Luker teams up with Red Stripe to create this fun and exciting street art project of Space Invaders. He’s taken normal elements seen everyday on the streets (street furniture, road signs, construction barriers) and with some behind-the-scenes electronic rigs, he’s been able to successfully create a fully interactive experience – where the people of Manchester can – with the press of a button – play Space Invaders on the streets with each other. The orange construction barriers each look like a Space Invader, so when someone presses the button, the lights (behind the objects) display a gigantic game on the side of this building in the city. So much fun!!!!!

“Small Hands,” a Stunning New Bittersweet Video for Keaton Henson

Keaton Henson “Small Hands”

Written and directed by Joseph Mann, this video is a complete mastery of puppetry – comprised of these intricately designed scenes of an almost magical forest that’s filled with these incredibly detailed woodland creatures living amongst themselves in nature. In short, it’s about nature, the survival of the fittest, the fact that we (no matter in human or animal form) are simply afraid at times to go through life… alone.

Once you start playing the video, the music leads you into the forest and you’re introduced into this fantastic world – even if it’s only for a few minutes. And while you’re watching in a gaze, you find yourself forgetting for those brief moments that you’re watching puppets or even listening to a song… and that, my friends, is a mark of excellence with this piece. I totally lost myself in this video and now, because of that, I have to seek out more music by Keaton to see what else I might be missing…

"Small Hands"

 

Street Art Series #3 ::: Rome Street Artists ::: Invader, Street and Lex, Ludo

Last April, I remember seeing sooo many of Invader’s “space invaders” all over the city of Paris, where I got engaged a year ago. Fast-forward about a year, and this May, I will be officially out of the “single” market and happily entering a new chapter, as my new hubby and I will be heading to Rome to celebrate!

Although I love surprises, I want to purposefully try to seek out these pieces during our trip. It’ll be like a treasure hunt – with the only treasure will only exist in the digital photograph or video form. After researching all of the street art that’s been incorporated through Italy, I wanted to showcase a few that have expressed themselves brilliantly throughout Rome. Here are some of the pieces I hope to see in person:

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Here are more about these artists and their work:

INVADER

STEN AND LEX

LUDO