Friday, October 18, 2013

The Modern Illusionist and his Box: Bradley G Munkowitz

Project-mapping taken to extreme levels of planning, technical expertise, robots interacting with humans and -ultimately- pure and simple beauty. All of this can be found in this experience created initially as a Technology Demo happily turned into this work of art where many disciplines converge so gracefully and elegantly. Minimalistic graphic design mixed with a delicate choreography of man and machine. 
The mastering of optical illusions to create ephemeral spaces and their acrobatics combined with a Film Noir style in five acts: Transformation, Levitation, Intersection, Teleportation and Escape, just left me speechless. 
For your 21st Century brain: Box by Bradley Munkowitz for Bot & Dolly.

Box from References 4 You on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Life Illustrated - Jean François Martin

I find illustration a very complex art. Drawing in a way that can be compelling and provocative is a task very few know how to accomplish. And from those few, only a handful can transmit emotions and ideas. I found this french Illustrator who has been working for newspapers and editorials and who I find dramatically powerful yet very simple, witty and with humor. He has also collaborated with the design studio 2 Œufs Bacon P'tites Patates, for corporate branding and illustration for book covers. He also conceptualized and art directed a short animated film for Canal+ in France, entitled "L'inventeur" or "The Inventor" which will catch you smiling alone in front of your screen. For your crayon colored eyes: Jean François Martin.


Saturday, October 05, 2013

Creating ephemeral moments: The Collage Art of Alexandra Ethell

I love collage artists. Recently I came across this artist from Melbourne who creates quirky and dreamy collages, freezing impossible moments with so much beauty and elegance. She says that she is a self diagnosed insomniac who started creating these "moments". I assume she is just dreaming while awake while craftfully sharing those dreams with the world. Let's just hope that the insomnia continues. Also, her art is available at very affordable prices (get the link below). For your subconscious mind: the art of Alexandra Ethel.

Friday, October 04, 2013

SuperHistory by Agan Harahap

This Jakarta based photographer (known for his pictures of animals roaming the aisles of grocery stores), comes back with a new series where he uses photographs from historical moments (mostly from WWII) and forges them with iconic comic heroes and villains. The forgery itself is reminiscent of the methods used during the war by both sides (and later during the cold war), in order to manipulate public opinion. An ironic and eerie reminder on how the media can be deceiving and easily controlled by hidden agendas (in this case Darth Vader's). For your manipulated brain: Agan Harahap.

Agan Harahap