The mixed media artworks of Liz Brizzi

Monday, 28 July, 2014

Artwork by Liz Brizzi

Los Angeles based artist Liz Brizzi creates a captivating range of mixed media works.

Via Design is Kinky.

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Auto Aerobics, they’re cars, but not cars as we know them

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Image by Chris LaBrooy

They’re actually 3D graphics, but these images – created by British designer and artist Chris LaBrooy – easily look as if they could be experimental vehicles of some sort.

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These toys appear to be perfect working order, or so say their x-rays

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Sydney based photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick casts toys in a new light through his collection of x-ray images of mechanical and motorised playthings.

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The camera never lies, but what when they see… optical illusions?

Monday, 21 July, 2014

The camera never lies, or so we are told. Still, you may not be quite sure what to make of the images captured by Berlin based photographer Erik Johansson’s camera.

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Jon Juarez, a non-writer who storyboards his ideas as illustration

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Jon Juarez is an illustrator and artist, but according to this article posted at the recently re-booted Netdiver magazine, he is, in effect, a non-writer who storyboards his ideas. It’s a description that may intrigue or puzzle, but that Juarez’s concepts end up taking visual form is what really counts.

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To see what lies within anything, grab an industrial sander

Monday, 14 July, 2014

Fascinating, Laurin Döpfner takes day-to-day objects, logs, walnuts, electrical fittings, and cameras, and slowly grinds away at them, layer by layer, with an industrial sander, until they end up as a pile of fine particles.

Via Colossal.

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A pylon dressed as a lighthouse, easier on the eye than one that’s not

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014

Photo via klasse lobbert

When it comes to power pylons it’s definitely a case of function over aesthetics. Most of the time anyway. About four years ago a group of German art students decided to enhance the visual appeal of one such structure by attaching stained glass panels. This idea needs to be more widely adopted I think…

(Photo via klasse löbbert)

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Casalta Xavier’s illustration work comes about one dot at a time

Friday, 27 June, 2014

Illustration by Casalta Xavier

French graphic designer and illustrator Casalta Xavier brings his works together one dot at a time, and often by only using pencils. Impressive.

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The patterns of planet Earth

Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

Photo via Google Maps

Whereas Lauren O’Neill looks through Google Earth images seeking aerial views of airports, Lauren Manning goes in search of “spectacular satellite images” of the planet, on Google Maps.

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Are the 17th century paintings of Johannes Vermeer photos?

Tuesday, 17 June, 2014

The work of seventeenth century painter Johannes Vermeer has intrigued Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison, who thinks the Dutch artist may have used a device such as the camera obscura, in the course of his work, so photo-like are some of his paintings:

The way Vermeer painted this wall is consistent with a photograph. It is not consistent with human vision. If you were standing in the room that Vermeer painted, you would see that wall as a pretty even shade of off-white. The retina in your eyeball does some image processing to minimize the effect of light and shadow. To your eye, the wall appears to have far less contrast than it actually has. And if you can’t see it, you can’t paint it. But Vermeer, unlike other painters, painted his walls the way a photographic camera would record it.

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