64 posts tagged eyes
64 posts tagged eyes
We love these two awesome murals recently created by Italian street artist Awer while traveling around his home country. The mesmerizing red dog was painted in Genoa and that incredibly hypnotic face can be found in Massa. Stare at that amazing line work long enough and it starts to feel like it’s moving.
Please pardon us while we have a short glee and sugar-induced freak-out. If you’ve been following the Geyser of Awesome for even a little while you’ll know how much we enjoy anthropomorphism, googly eyes, and sweets. We’ve just encountered an awesome combination of all three:
A punny ice cream parlour in Barcelona, Spain named Eyescream sells shaved ice cream imported from Taiwan that they serve up with tasty pairs of sauces and toppings and… wait for it… googly eyes made of sugar.
So your sweet frozen treat stares up at you while you eat it. Is the ice cream creature paralyzed with fear or excited that you’re about to enjoy it? It’s important to consider what one’s personified food might be thinking, so these are the questions we ask ourselves.
It looks like it’s time for another field trip. We hope you’ll join us. The more people, the more flavours and toppings we can try.
[via Design Taxi]
Their extra eyes play tricks with our own eyes. We know it doesn’t stand to reason, but it seems like these kitties would have equally unusual meows to go with the extra pairs of eyes. Perhaps a second meow that begins right after the first one starts, so they’re just slightly out of sync.
These particular four-eyed kitty cats are currently on display at the Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas, but only for one more week.
We had a problem around the office. Now that we have three sizes of Googly Eyes for sale, how do we display them in a way that people will understand which googly is which? The picture above is the first thing that popped into our heads. On the tree you see Giant Googly Eyes (7” diameter). The pig is wearing our Big Googly Eyes (3” diameter). The toast has been personified using Emergency Googly Eyes (1/2” to 1-3/16” diameter).
As soon as we come up with something better, we’ll post it.
Although it’s not quite the same thing, the unsettling effect of this creative makeup job reminds us of a character called The Corinthian from Neil Gaiman’s incredibly awesome comic book series, The Sandman.
This fantastically freaky lip makeup is the work of Sandra Holmbom, aka psychosandra, a Swedish makeup enthusiast who successfully turned her mouth into a third eye complete with a detailed iris and delicate eyelashes.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
The strangely mesmerizing faces of ventriloquist dummies are unsettling and unforgettable. These awesome portraits of ventriloquist dummies from the Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky were shot by celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston for his new book, Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits.
“Using techniques he has honed over decades of celebrity portraiture, and marking his first foray into the world of fine arts, Rolston has captured the inherent humanity of a rarely-seen collection of unique entertainment figures: ventriloquist dummies.”
[via Laughing Squid]
Designer Sherwood Forlee created Sleep Safe Tape to help people catch forty winks without being noticed. Just peel, stick, and sleep!
“Sleep Safe Tape is a roll of standard transparent 1/2″ wide tape that has pictures of an eye printed along the length of the tape. Many situations exist where it is taboo to sleep despite the natural inclination of humans to rest their tired eyes. Examples include meetings, lectures, and conversations. With Sleep Safe Tape, users can get the shuteye they need while appearing to be wide-awake. Of course, Sleep Safe Tape is a novelty product and might not be used as advertised except by those audacious enough. Those less bold may choose to use it as a regular roll of tape.”
What do you think? Would you be able to get some secret shut-eye with fake eyes stuck to your eyelids?
“The Tree Project” is an ongoing art project since 2006 inspired by the beauty and the decay of nature. We are constantly in search of new forms of expressions and we love to play with unusual surfaces and locations. In the Tree Project we visualize the atmosphere of the moment, the usually hidden spirit and dreams of the trees and the the living nature which surrounds us. By painting eyes, faces and grimaces on the trees, by ornamenting and dressing them we emphasize our close and unique connection with nature. Thereby reflecting that trees are exceptional and beautiful living individuals. This stands in contrast to the often destructive and indifferent interaction with the environment of mankind. Please note that we take environmental issues serious: for all tree-paintings shown here we use natural and biodegradable colors that will fade away after a while.
[via Wooster Collective]