David Bowie, musician and painter

Tuesday, 9 February, 2016

I am a World Champion, by David Bowie

This I did not know… late British musician David Bowie was also a talented painter, as a selection of his works, posted at Very Private Gallery, goes to show. The above artwork, titled I am a World Champion, was painted in 1977.

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Elevating coffee grounds to an art form

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016

Coffee grounds are usually considered a waste product of the coffee brewing process, but not all the time. By adding various resins and pigments to coffee grounds, Paris based designer Alexandros Kotoulas has transformed the grounds into works of art. Be careful though, some of these works look quite edible, so look, but do not touch.

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Flatland, Aydin Büyüktaş’ series of landscape contorting images

Thursday, 28 January, 2016

Image by Aydin Buyuktas

Aydin Büyüktaş, an Istanbul based photographer and artist, creates landscape contorting works that appear to be reminiscent of certain scenes from Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception, a title coincidentally that I re-watched over the weekend. That, however, is not what inspired Büyüktas’ Flatland series of images.

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Cinematic style photos of Tokyo by night, taken by Masashi Wakui

Monday, 25 January, 2016

Photo by Masashi Wakui

Enjoy the cinematic style photos of Tokyo based photographer Masashi Wakui, and experience a desire to visit the capital city of Japan, that you may not have felt before.

Via Colossal.

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The abstract underwater art of Kim Keever

Thursday, 21 January, 2016

Artwork by Kim Keever

Kim Keever, a New York based abstract artist, uses a giant water filled fish tank, which he drops paints of various colours into, to create the images he then photographs. Lovely work indeed.

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The illustration work of Anton Gudim

Tuesday, 19 January, 2016

Illustration by Anton Gudim

There’s a message in the work of Moscow based illustrator Anton Gudim, even if it may not always seem apparent at first.

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An illustrated letter from Edward Gorey would be a red letter letter

Tuesday, 12 January, 2016

Illustration by Edward Gorey

It would have only have taken the merest glimpse at the envelope to know that you’d received a letter from late US writer and artist Edward Gorey, who was known for adorning both letters and envelopes with his illustration work.

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New Banksy works at the Jungle Refugee Camp, in Calais, France

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015

Artwork by Banksy

British street artist Banksy appears to have recently visited the Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais, France, and has posted photos of a series of works he created while there, to his website.

Life in the migrant camp, one of the biggest in western Europe, could hardly be called fun, but one point that is being made in these new Banksy works.

I’m not sure how long the images will stay on his website, but you can also see them at Colossal.

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What a difference a knitted shell can make to a wireless router

Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Knitted shell by ishknits

Can you guess what the above object is? A cafe chocolate sprinkler, wrapped in a knitted cover? No idea? That’s ok, I’ll clue you in. What we have here is a wireless router, covered with a shell knitted by Philadelphia based yarnbombing craftivist ishknits.

It’s one of numerous similar such covers created by artists and designers who were invited to participate in Google’s Shells for OnHub project, which has the simple goal of making routers, especially those used in the home, a little easier on the eye.

As a result, people will be more inclined to better place them around their houses, thus allowing for better connectivity between their various devices.

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So you want to be an aerial photographer? Here’s the work of one

Friday, 11 December, 2015

German photographer Jakob Wagner’s work includes landscapes, and cityscapes, but it is his aerial photos that are the most impressive… here’s someone who spends a lot of time in the air for their work.

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