Photos of video games, or photos that look like video games?

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

Photo by Liam Wong

A few months ago I pointed to a collection of Masashi Wakui’s cinematically styled photos of Tokyo. Liam Wong, a video games visual identity art director, who is also based in Tokyo, takes photos in a similar sort of style, except here his work is intended to more resemble the look of a video game.

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The symmetry of railway station platforms, by Zsolt Hlinka

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

Photo by Zsolt Hlinka

Station is an alluring collection of photos by Budapest based photographer Zsolt Hlinka, that draws attention to the symmetry of railway station platforms.

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Massive is a world inhabited by giant people

Monday, 16 May, 2016

Massive, a video art piece by Dan Chen, imagines a world that is inhabited by giant people.

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The illustration work of Bren Luke

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

Photo by Bren Luke

You don’t notice the lines in the work of Ballarat based artist and illustrator Bren Luke, until you well, notice them… lovely stuff.

Via Design is Kinky.

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Clip Art 2.0, but will it compete with emojis?

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

Microsoft clip art – a, dare I say it, fore-runner of emojis – being images you could insert into documents you had created with certain Microsoft applications, have been revamped. Some people are calling new clip art sets impressive. Possibly that’s a little more than could be said of the earlier images.

Maybe you could make use of the clip art, old or new, on your Apple watch?

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You could say there’s an art to being an artist with a day job

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

A question that has been asked, since who knows, the beginning of time, or might that be the industrial revolution… is it possible for a budding, or even a not so novice artist, to make a living from their art, without the need for a day job? For a fortunate few, the answer is yes.

For many others though, art, in whatever form that it takes, must co-exist with a day job, but reaching the conclusion that may not always be a bad thing is necessary, writes Los Angeles based musician, writer, and artist, Evan Brown:

I used dread something I called the “Rock Star Hangover.” The RSH occurred when I would be out playing a show at night, sometimes to hundreds of people, basking in the adulation of the crowd, getting free drinks, making new friends, and generally being treated like a champ into the wee hours of the evening, only to lug my gear into the car, go home, wake up early and shuffle like a zombie into an office I hated and go back to being treated like the same old nobody I had been the day before. It sucked, hard, and I predictably hated a good chunk of my life.

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If you sail across mirror lake will you have bad luck for seven years?

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson’s idea to create the surface of a lake using shattered mirrors, that is titled Impact, was intriguing enough, but the behind the scenes video clip that records the work being produced is equally fascinating.

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A newly painted work by Rembrandt… how can that happen?

Friday, 8 April, 2016

A new work by seventeenth century Dutch painter Rembrandt? Sort of. Through a visual study of his existing paintings, together with the aid of some learning algorithms, a painting, that “averages” Rembrandt’s previous works, has been created.

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Brad Eastman, Bali based Australian visual artist

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

I was just thinking that I hadn’t been hearing much about Sydney based artist Brad Eastman in recent times… only to learn that he’s now based in Bali, Indonesia. He now has a commute to work that many of us could surely only envy.

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Artists don’t judge books by their covers, they’re inspired by them

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

If filmmakers can be influenced by paintings, it surely stands to reason that the work of painters will be inspired by book covers. Makes sense to me.

Lately, a handful of well-read visual artists have looked to book design – specifically, the classic covers of the 20th century – as a source of raw material and inspiration. Some paint book covers straight up, carefully replicating type and illustration, as well as the marks of wear and tear on particular copies. Others alter existing designs or invent their own jackets and titles. It’s surely no coincidence that artists are choosing the book as a subject in this era of new reading technologies.

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