16 posts tagged Clever
16 posts tagged Clever
We’re always delighted by street art that makes use of its location. This piece is all about perspective. Created by an artist named Tabby, this example is particularly impressive for its cleverness, geekiness and the size of the actual art compared to the scale of the accomplishment.
Tabby carefully positioned a sticker of one the chompy piranha plants from Nintendo’s Super Mario series on the glass side of a bus stop so that it lines up perfectly to appear to be both absolutely gigantic and emerging from a nearby Flak Tower. Brilliant.
Visit Tabby’s website to check out more of their street art.
[via Twisted Sifter]
Royce Hutain aka Visual Burrito, a photographer and videographer based in Huntington Beach, California, made an awesome Halloween costume for his 22-month-old daughter. Using strips of LED lights, he created a stick figure suit for his toddler. It sounds fairly simple, but as you can see in this video, the clever effect is delightfully awesome.
This isn’t the first time that Royce has created stick figure costumes. Click here to watch a video of snowboarders wearing grown-up size stickmen suits.
Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez mixes everyday object with simple line drawings to create a whimsical and clever series of photo illustrations like the pieces seen here. The binder rings of a notebook become the jaws of dinosaur, a handful of nails are the spiny coat on an adorable hedgehog, a bunch of grapes are balloons lifting a child off his feet. It’s delightful and you can see lots more over on Javier’s Instagram account.
"Step right up!","Test your strength!"
We love it when street artists get playful with their surroundings and incorporate the existing features of an area into their work. This simple, yet clever stencil, which turns a fire alarm into a high striker game, was created by Banksy somewhere in New York’s Upper West Side.
The UK-based artist is on the 20th day of his self-proclaimed Better Out than In month-long residency in New York. That he looked at a fire alarm, something most of us would walk past without giving a first, let alone second thought, and saw a carnival game just makes us smile.
Michael Thomas, a software developer and LEGO enthusiast based in Vancouver, BC, created this awesome LEGO replica of BMO, Finn and Jake's living video game console friend, who also functions as a portable electrical outlet, music player, roommate, camera, alarm clock, toaster, flashlight, strobe light, skateboarder, soccer player, video editor, and video player.
But wait, this isn’t just a LEGO model of BMO, it’s also a functioning computer - just like BMO! Although this little version can’t make toast or show off her sweet skateboarding skillz, she’s got a fully functional portable Raspberry Pi Linux computer and a 2.5” screen inside those LEGO bricks, which means she can be used to play video games and go online.
Visit Technabob to learn even more about Michael’s awesome MOC BMO, including a video demonstration.
Migou is a very clever marmalade kitty who clearly knows exactly how to open the box containing his food. He also knows that he can’t do it himself (it’s tough out there for those without thumbs), but that his human can. So the trick is for Migou to use his human tool to open the box.
Watch the short video to see exactly how he does it.
As fans of awesome tattoos (and temporary tattoos) this playful forearm piece caught our eye and made us do a double-take. It depicts a character named Monkey D. Luffy from the anime/manga series One Piece using one of his special powers. This is this Gear Third state, in which Luffy “uses air inflated into his bone structure to attack with massive limbs and strength…” The clever use of the tattoo bearer’s actual hand is awesome.
Colombian designer Rodrigo Torres created this incredibly awesome chrome-plated, beaver-shaped pencil sharper and paperweight as part of Maison et Objet 2013 for Alessi. It is quite possibly the most elegant little silver beaver we’ve ever seen. He gnaws on your pencils, sharpening them so you might use them whilst feeding his own endless chewing habit. Cute and wonderfully functional. We love it and hope they’ll be available for purchase very soon.
The Wizard Of Oz On The Streets Of Verona, Italy
[via Wooster Collective]