The Junebugs, this is what happens when poetry is animated

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

The Junebugs is a poem about an incident from the life of a well known US President when he was young, written by West Virginia based poet, writer, and cabinetmaker Steve Scafidi.

Here, it is animated, brought to life, by California based design studio, Oddfellows.

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Photos taken outdoors, by Evan Groenink

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Photo by Evan Groenink

Evan Groenink is a photographer based in West Michigan, who likes to get outside and take photos of his surroundings. The night sky, oceans, sunsets, and insects, in this case lady bugs, are among his favourite subjects. More work can be seen on his Instagram and Tumblr pages.

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The work of Sydney based figurative painter Yosi Messiah

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Artwork by Yosi Messiah

Sydney based jewellery designer, turned figurative painter, Yosi Messiah creates mixed media artworks that are rich in striking colours and contrasting imagery.

Some works may be NSFW.

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Capel Curig in Wales, as you’ve not seen it before

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Photo by Richard J Richards

It’s a little edgy, a little moody, a little dark, but I think you’ll enjoy the experimental work of Derbyshire based photographer, Richard J Richards. This photo, by the way, was taken at Capel Curig, in Wales.

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Mind Frame, animation powered by the medium of coffee

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Mind Frame is a hand drawn animation, prepared with ink, and a little coffee, by Boston based painter turned experimental animator, Jake Fried. The coffee, however, doesn’t power Fried’s effort as such, rather it is one of the mediums he works with, “to generate hallucinatory vistas.”

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The work of Iranian illustrator and artist Peyman Rahimizadeh

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Artwork by Peyman Rahimizadeh

Iranian artist and graphic designer Peyman Rahimizadeh illustrates children’s books, but I suspect many of his artworks have a much wider audience. Take a look at his work, and one, see what I mean, and two, be prepared to be dazzled.

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Danil Danilchenko, Ukrainian artist and still life painter

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Artwork by Danil Danilchenko

Danil Danilchenko is an artist and still life painter based in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, who takes inspiration from whatever his surroundings are, be it indoors or outside.

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Day to day life from Indonesia, photos by Buya Indra

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Photo by Buya Indra

Through his work, Medan based photographer Buya Indra offers us glimpses of day to day life from Indonesia. See more of his photography on his Instagram page.

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Lakisha, a look – in less than ninety seconds – at a life lived

Friday, 16 September, 2016

Lakisha, a short, sweet, and perky take on life. Animated by South Korean illustrator and visual artist YongOh Kim.

And that’s me out of here for today, and also next week. I’ll be back on Monday, 26 September. See you then.

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I must not fear. Words to live by when you work as a highliner

Friday, 16 September, 2016

I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. These are the words of Utah based athlete and professional highliner Hayley Ashburn, who you can see here crossing a fifty-two metre highline, between the Vajolet Towers in Italy. Those are words to live by for all us, but especially for people in her line of work.

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