279 posts tagged Creativity
279 posts tagged Creativity
We’ve just learned about another talented artist who uses the humble disposable coffee cup as their canvas. Jimmy T. enhances his morning coffee cups with striking pop culture-inspired drawings and then leaves them behind for other people to discover. Brightening the days of random strangers with unexpected and thoroughly marvelous artwork is awesome.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
Sure they’re hellbent on exterminating humanity, but as Whovians we can’t help but love a Dalek, particularly when they’re focused on simply being awesome and less concerned with those nasty death rays.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Doctor Who-inspired nail art, but there’s something at once sinister and delightful about the fact that these rhinestone and metallic stud bespangled Dalek nails are modeled on fake human fingers. Either no live human would dare risk being the model or no Dalek nail could stomach (not that they have stomachs) being so close to a human.
It’s a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar. Besides the always-welcome chocolate, what’s so awesome about that? Look again. It’s not a Hershey’s Bar at all. It’s a ‘Hirschy’s Bar' - a beautifully-designed, awesomely original resumé created by Michigan-based designer Matthew Hirsch for a class assignment.
"We had to create a thank you that could be sent to various creative directors who speak to our class," he explained. "In hopes of striking up a dialogue, while giving these creative directors information about my skill set, I created a Hirschy’s Bar."
Combining a bit of wordplay with innovative, elegant design and, of course, the gift of chocolate, seems like a fantastic way to distinguish oneself for prospective employers and clients. Just make sure you bring enough for everybody.
Rob ‘The Original’ Ferrel is a San Antonio, TX-based barber who combines his artistic background with his skills as a professional barber to create works of art using the hair on his clients’ heads. The majority of his pieces are portraits of celebrities, athletes and pop culture characters, but he also creates illustrations of video game graphics and even some religious iconography. Rob is so good with pairs of scissors and clippers that calling him a barber doesn’t do justice to his skills. Instead it makes a lot more sense to refer to him as a professional hair artist.
Jim Rodda, better known as hobbyist 3D printer Zheng3, recently completed work on these awesomely elaborate Barbie-compatible 3D-printed suits of medieval armor. The project was crowdfunded through Rodda’s Faire Play Kickstarter project. The suit of golden parade armor is made of over 40 difference pieces, including a winged helmet, feathered tassets and a detailed coat of arms.
Bearskin rugs aren’t to everyone’s liking, but how would you feel about stretching out on a teddy bearskin rug? Argentinian artist Agustina Woodgate creates intricate and colorful hand-sewn rugs using the ‘skins’ of salvaged stuffed animals. It all started with her very own teddy bear:
On an interview with Sight Unseen, she says:
It was simply an object. But I also didn’t want to throw it away. That’s when I decided wanted to do something with the bear. In the beginning of the process, I had no idea what was going to happen. I went to a thrift store, got another bear, and started playing around. I looked at all the components that make up a stuffed animal: the stuffing, the fabric, the stitching. I wanted to approach an everyday object in the hopes of making something new.
Visit Agustina Woodgate’s website to explore more of her artwork.
Motion graphics designer and visual artist Taras Gesh transformed the picturesque Slovakian village of Gánovce into a mesmerizing kaleidoscope with this unusual short video entitled “Ganovce / motion collage fragments.”
"This is a very interesting place that is close to the mountains, in the village found traces of Neanderthal man (the image of his sculpture is in the center of the composition), so it is also an important cultural monument. Also in the village there are mineral springs and geysers and the ancient church."
To create his motion collage Gesh first studied Gánovce from different angles, creating sketches, taking photos and field recordings, all in effort to learn about its best features. He filmed the village from various sides and angles and then combined and swirled his footage into one large, hypnotic composition, complete with sounds of life in and around Gánovce.
[via Design Taxi]
Here you see a batch of waffle cones that turned into a nest of ferocious be-tentacled beasties, a terrifyingly realistic facehugger made of sugar cookies (glued together with caramel and glazed with milk, sugar and nutmeg), an adorable chicken pot pie (with beak and feet carved from carrots), a fiery Danzig birthday cake, tarantula cookies prepared like Girl Scout Samoas, and a spectacular birthday cake created for a Voodoo-Bayou themed party. The tongue of the snake atop the cake is a handmade candle.
Today the Department of Incredible Costmetics celebrates its newest member: Toronto-based special effects makeup and prosthetics artist Crystal Effin Overland, who just added ‘Human with an Ewok for a mouth’ to our list of “Things that can never be unseen.” All of the amazing faces you see here were created with makeup alone, no Photoshop enhancements.
Head over to Crystal Effin Overland’s Facebook page to check out more of her fantastic make-up transformations.
[via Fashionably Geek]
Fine art body painter Paul Roustan knocked the proverbial socks off the Department of Astonishing Optical illusions with this awesome black and white painting of a Pandora Sphinx moth that beautifully conceals a woman who’s been painted to completely blend in with the moth. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t spot her right away. We didn’t either.
It took the artist five hours to paint the background and an additional two hours to paint the model. He says, “On average it takes me three hours to paint the entire body. This one was a bit more meticulous lining things up, which is why it took so long for just a portion of the body.”
Click here to watch a brief video that provides an even better look at this amazing piece as well as its creation process.
Visit Paul Roustan’s website to check out more of his phenomenal body painting.
[via My Modern Metropolis]