624 posts tagged design
624 posts tagged design
Want to spice up your tree with some super stupendous ornaments?
Our new ornaments for 2013 are the Lederhosen Unicorn (sassy!), Krampus (naughty!), Santa Pickle (briny!), Creepy Horse Head (stop staring at me!) and Charles Darwin (evolutionary!). The Darwin ornament stealthily resembles Santa, so you can sneak it on your tree. It also pairs well with an Atheist Stocking.
Baltimore-based interventionist public artist Graham Corell-Allen recently completed an awesome series of crosswalk makeovers that turned unremarkable zebra crossings into delightful hopscotch courses. Entitled Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus, this is one of four projects underway to transform crosswalks in downtown Baltimore into whimsical works of interactive art.
From the artist’s website:
"The Monumental City is played by giants among many – the business person, the bird, the worker and you. Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus is an intersection of four over-sized hopscotch-court-crosswalks, each featuring a quintessential Baltimore path-print. Featuring the shoe, the bird track, the boot and the footprint, the project is a monument to the people who populate the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District and make Baltimore The Greatest City in America."
[via My Modern Metropolis]
The Department of Awesome Parenting just got even more awesome thanks to the ongoing efforts of an inspired pair of artist parents in the Kirby family. Every single day they decorate napkins for their two sons’ school lunches with an endless parade of characters from movies, comics, cartoons, and some fantastic character mashups as well.
"The napkin images are shared at lunch with their friends and teachers. The napkins are themed to the happenings in or around all of lives."
The images you see here are just a small sampling of their illustrated napkins. Follow them here on Tumblr for a complete gallery and to keep up with each new creation.
Super Awesome Postcard Book - This book contains 30 of the most awesome postcards ever produced. In fact, we dare to call them SUPER AWESOME! Picturing everything from boxing kangaroos to daredevils to spontaneous combustion, they are guaranteed to get attention (or confusion if your friends are lame) when you send them. You can see a tour of it here.
December is upon us. That means T-mas is right around the corner. It’s time to get started on the three great T-mas traditions: writing your Pity List, decorating the Fool, and sending cards to your loved ones.
[via Brandon Bird]
These adorable Sushi Trucks are the work of Japanese artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano. They created this awesomely kawaii method for transporting pieces of delicious sushi to hungry customers in order to demonstrate how serving food can be a fun and creative enterprise.
Of course, no matter how hungry we were, we wouldn’t be able to resist the opportunity to drive our sushi trucks around the bar, pretending to be voracious kaiju, before driving them right into our mouths. Om nom nom nom!
For a stunning new series entitled Little Wings, Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin used fine pens and india ink to create awesomely intricate insects whose ornate bodies are made of beautiful scrollwork and floral designs.
New York-based photographer Ryan Burke is a master of self-transformation. He spends anywhere from three to eight hours skillfully using makeup, clothing, and creative props to achieve each new appearance. However Ryan rarely plans an outfit in advance. Instead he allows each look to evolve organically. Once he has completed the awesome transformation process, Ryan documents each new manifestation by taking a stunning self-portrait. As you can see from the ten examples above, each new guise is nothing short of jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
Mr Burke grew up in Virginia and has spent time living in both Los Angeles and New York. His work has been influenced and shaped by his experiences with artists, drag queens and other colorful people during his travels.
He told the Huffington Post of his photo project, titled ‘Self’: ‘My self-portraits are a documentation of my life. When you spend three to eight hours putting together your face and outfit, an iPhone picture just doesn’t seem like enough.’
Ryan keeps an ongoing public record of his favourite guises, which you can follow right here on Tumblr.