2962 posts tagged Art
2962 posts tagged Art
These awesomely intricate layered cut paper sculptures are the work of Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley. We shared some of his beautiful creations here last year, but these photos provide a much better look at just how astonishingly delicate and intricate Standley’s creations are. They’re incredibly complex stained glass windows without the glass.
Each of the items in these photos is a beautifully sculpted cake. Go ahead and take a long look at each of them, we’ll wait. These awesome edible works of art were created by BethAnn Goldberg, a Stanford alumni with a masters degree in engineering, a former NASA engineer and now owner of Studio Cake, a custom-order bakery in Menlo Park, CA.
BethAnn prides herself on being able to create any sort of cake that her customers can dream up. The incredible stacked sandwich cake pictured at the top of this post is a four-tiered column of cake with sculpted sandwich fixings around the perimeter. It took BethAnn nearly a week to make it, but the results appear to have been well worth all the time and effort. For Goldberg, making a custom cake is a simply another form of problem solving:
"Engineering school set me up for being an amazing problem solver. Whether it is the challenge of owning a small business and weathering an economic downturn or making supports for a 3-foot tall cake, it all comes down to problem solving and planning to make the best outcome possible."
Visit the Studio Cake website to check out more of BethAnn Goldberg’s awesome cakes.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
It’s no secret that dogs like to hang out with each other and play poker. But what about cats? Cats are notoriously mysterious and secretive, but The Oatmeal (previously featured here) has revealed exactly what cats do when they have time to get together: They wear festive party hats and play Hungry Hungry Hippos while snacking on sushi and Goldfish crackers.
So now we know and it’s one of the funniest things we’ve ever tried to imagine our own cats doing. Prints of this awesome illustration are available here.
[via The Oatmeal]
The year is 2014. Where is the future we were promised? Where are our jet packs and flying cats? According to these 16th century German illustrations, it appears that we’ve been pining for jet packs far longer than we ever imagined. All the way back in the 1530s people were daydreaming about birds and cats zooming through the air.
Okay fine, not really. These centuries-old illustrations actually depict a German artillery master’s harebrained scheme for using animals as ballistic explosives (click here to learn more). However Mitch Fraas, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries researcher who compiled these images, doesn’t think anyone ever actually tried to implement this bizarre military tactic.
Sinister history aside, we enjoy these illustrations a lot more if we think of them as renaissance kitties whizzing about in pursuit of mice and bowls of cream.
"One day my log will have something to say about this. My log saw something that night."
We simply can’t get enough of the artwork by our friend Cuddly Rigor Mortis (previously featured here). Entitled Lady Log, this adorable role reversal of two Twin Peaks characters was created for In Dreams, a group art show tribute to the inimitably awesome David Lynch taking place at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show features work by over 50 artists from around the world and opens this Saturday March 8th and runs through March 29, 2014.
We know what the log says to the Log Lady, but now we have to wonder, what would the lady say to the log?
We’ve featured all sorts of unbelievably convincing examples of photorealistic art, but Pennsylvania-based artist Joshua Suda takes the deception even further. His paintings aren’t just awesomely photorealistic, they also break the fourth wall.
Suda’s subjects peer out from behind frames or through torn sheets of paper or cardboard with the confines of the painting’s actual frame. Beautifully rendered hands reach out and half-hidden faces make eye contact with the viewer, “pushing us to question the boundaries between art and ‘real” life.”
Visit Joshua Suda’s website to check out more of his astonishing artwork.
Artist and entrepreneur Melissa Ng of Lumecluster designed and created these two beautiful 3D-printed masks for her Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series. Although they appear quite delicate, the masks are made of a strong, flexible white material that makes them suitable to be worn. However they make striking display pieces as well.
Both designs are currently available as 3D-printed works through the Shapeways.
Visit Lumecluster to check our more of Melissa Ng’s creations.
[via Laughing Squid]
After this moment you may never look at a bicycle seat the same way again. Entitled Bite It and Pink Eye, these awesome, imaginative ‘bike seat sculptures’ were created by Canadian designer Clem Chen using recycled bike seats.
They were made by carving out openings in the seats’ covers and inserting a plastic-cast snarling taxidermy mouth in one and a staring blue eye in the other.
"The parts are held together with construction adhesive and 2-part epoxy glue, making the intimidating look durable, with additional sculpting done using epoxy putty. Achieving an intimidatingly real-life look, details were painted in acrylic, while the body was given a matte-black spray finish."
Clem Chen exhibited his impressively creepy bike seats at the Saddle-up! show in Vancouver, BC at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery. They’re both amazing, but we suggest you try not to think about them too much the next time you’re actually riding a bike.
Swiss artist Mathias Schmied uses a razor blade, careful hands and keen eyes to transform comic books into even more dynamic works of art. Superheroes and explosions alike breach the boundaries of their respective pages. He creates pieces using single pages and entire issues, the latter producing multi-layered scenes with a cinematic sense of perspective. Sometimes Mathias completely removes the characters, leaving their negative space to convey the drama taking place within each panel.
Visit Mathias Schmied’s website to check out more of his amazing altered comic book art.
[via Design Taxi]
Pittsburgh, PA-based graphic designer and writer Don Moyer likes to draw things that make him laugh. That’s why he’s been hard at work on a fantastic series of drawings based on traditional blue willow china plate patterns. The designs look authentic except for one extraordinary difference: the otherwise tranquil design on each plate includes some sort of unexpected calamity. It could be an alien invasion or natural disaster. It could be a sea monster or a swarm of bats. It could even be a giant zombie poodle, flying monkeys or robots. There are simply so many ways that disaster might strike.
Moyer calls this awesome ongoing series Calamityware. Two of his designs (the flying monkeys and the giant robot) have been produced as actual porcelain plates thanks to successfully funded Kickstarter projects.
Check out Don Moyer’s Calamityware Flickr set to view more of his designs.
[via Lost at E Minor]