Created by artist and photographer Anastasia Mastrakouli
Looking at your ABC's in a completely different perspective
Anastasia Mastrakouli: Naked Silhouette Alphabet
The 26 letters of the alphabet has been recreated via a female’s naked body.
A nude female model stands behind wet glass and poses to depict each letter, pressing against the surface with some parts of the body while others remain invisible. The resulting images present a physical interpretation of the alphabet, and allow audiences to find a commonality between our physique and our written language.
Digging deep to find the history of the lyrics.
The artist also known as Jason Shelowitz
Jay Shells: Rap Quotes
If you’re a lover of hip hop, you’ll appreciate this rap/art project from Jay Shells.
Breaking down the lyrical content of songs from artists like Jay-Z, Mos Def, Nas and Kanye, artist Jay Shells has made street signs that pinpoint specific locations in the streets of New York City.
It’s a rather simple concept but the results are pretty clever.
A switch-up on (the design of) Nike's iconic motto
Creative artist from Bilbao, Spain
Txaber: Just Type It
I’ve always had a soft spot for artists that incorporate typography into their work due to my love of words. And yes, typography is an important part of graphic design and the art world on a whole, but it’s rare for an artist to really make the characters stand out and make you want to look at a single letter for a long period of time.
But Txabar has managed to do just that with a new collection of works that is visually appealing.
Graffiti legend: Futura
Limited edition bottle design by the artist
Hennessy Australia: Futura Lecture (Melbourne)
I often think that I book my trips to Melbourne at the wrong times.
Next month, graffiti artist Futura will be heading back down under to launch his collaboration with Hennessy, giving a one-off lecture at RMIT and later appearing at an instore signing and live painting at Someday.
If you’re in Melbourne, I highly recommend you attend this event. Did i mention it’s also FREE?! Damn.
American fashion designer
Advocated by skater Tristen Maldonado
Marc Jacobs: Road Rash Skate Deck
After recently being named Diet Coke’s Creative Director for 2013, Marc Jacobs continues his new year’s conquests with a 7-ply skate deck made of Canadian maple. Limited to just 150 units, the new deck is being promoted by 15-year old skater Tristen Maldonado.
First prize winner of 2012's Travel Photographer of the Year Awards
Directed by Marsel van Ooten
When the sun goes down, Namibia transforms into something truly magical.
Check out this short time-lapse video that captures that magic.
One of the world's best cities
Graphic design student from Dortmund in Germany.
Artist Spotlight: Lena Steinkühler
Something unimaginable has been made possible through Lena Steinkühler’s graduation project.
Watch her idea: a short with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms, adapting to the straightness of the technology, in New York.
One the most original and exciting artists in the world
Filmmaker Matt Black's latest portrait
JR: Blow Up
Renegade artist JR spreads his work around the globe in filmmaker Matt Black’s latest short film.
Now a TED Prize-winner, semi-anonymous JR is shaking things up at the moment with a new project whereby he allows everyone to print and post works in their own neighborhoods, all for free.
An animated love story
Created by Walt Disney Animation
Disney Animation’s Paperman has debuted online, giving everyone a chance to look at the Oscar-nominated animated short that blends hand-drawn and computer-generated imagery in a beautiful, innovative way that might just look like the future of animation as a whole.
The week-long festival celebrates creativity, art, and culture through community and collaboration
Curated by Jasper Wong and Kamea Hadar
Pow Wow Hawai’i 2013
“POW WOW IS A GATHERING OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS THAT ENGAGES WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY IN THE PROCESS AND CREATION OF ART.
The beauty of art is most commonly enjoyed during its final stage. All the blood, sweat and tears happen behind closed doors. However, that is where the real grandeur lies. The process. Imagine for a moment a gathering of internationally renowned artists in one place. A place that will allow them to do what they do best: be creative. We give them the tools, the space and the freedom to paint for one week. We make that process open to the public, allowing them full engagement and interaction between the artists and their audience. They witness the creativity in its entirety and become an essential part of the artists’ process. It’s about the breaking down of those closed doors and making art accessible. Now take a step further and imagine transforming a whole neighborhood with art within a week. Seeing creativity happen all around you from beginning to end and bringing people together through the act of putting paint on surface. A POW WOW.”
This idea and message continues in 2013 next month.