This is the art of Alex Trochut, a featured artist on designporn.ca His illustrations are a heady mix of Hokusai and Si Scott.
His work is interesting in that he showcases his process for each project, e.g: http://www.alextrochut.com/#/works/arcade-fire. Most of his projects are type-based, but organic and unique. He also has a featured Zune original decal: http://www.alextrochut.com/#/works/zune-originals.
Must see: http://www.alextrochut.com/
Last night I went to an art gallery opening in Chelsea where a friend of mine works. Edgy contemporary artist Robert Attanasio curated a show titled Evidence (and exhibited many of his own works). Attanasio's raw outlook on life and disdain for purely aesthetic works of art created a fun and unpretentious atmosphere, which is sometimes hard to come by on Thursday nights in the Chelsea gallery area. One of my favorite works was titled Botched Restoration I. For any of you who have heard of uber-celebrity status artist Jeff Koons, this work might look familiar to you: only with a twist. Jim Kempner Fine Art used to have Jeff Koons Puppy ceramic vases as part of their inventory. When one arrived shattered, Attanasio saw huge potential. He glued the pieces back the together, creating a cool piece for the show.
Take a look at the before and after pics below.
The show will continue through January 8th, 2011; I highly recommend checking it out if you have some free time!
I continue to be amazed by the possibilities of chewed gum, particularly my latest find: street laden gum art. London based artist, Ben Wilson, scours the streets of London everyday to do one magical thing: transform gum that was left behind into everyday works of art. So far, Ben has painted over 8,000 wads, turning a site that most pedestrians would prefer to avoid into one that many are delighted to come across.
See more of these unique creations here.
We all have our odd vices; mine happens to be chewing mass amounts of gum. I thought there was no excuse for this habit, until I found out that it can actually be made into something useful. After learning about Hubba Bubba gum's "gum by numbers" Australian ad campaign, as well as artist Jason Kroenwald's gum-based portfolio entitled "gum blondes"; I've come to believe that my chewed gum can have a greater fate than ending up in an RJW garbage can, it can actually be made into a work of art! Now, just think of all the masterpieces I could have created ....I know you're all judging me right now, I don't blame you.
No you’re not losing your mind, the wallpaper is literally changing with the light. We are in awe of Italian studio Carnovsky’s creation, a series of overlapping illustrations that are partially revealed depending on red, blue, or green lighting. As a digital agency we not only appreciate it for the aesthetics and creativity, but as a shout out to RGB.
Scott Blake might be one of the coolest emerging artist of today. He has taken bar codes and turned them into art. He recently did a piece on Warren Buffet using various barcodes from Berkshire Hathaway products. Scott, pictured above with his first barcode piece, was a barcode portrait sketch of Jesus that he created in November 1998. The piece was inspired by an image scanned from a Shroud of Turin hologram card. Discovered at the Omaha Tech Conference , he is not to be missed.
Miles Aldridge has been carving his footprint into the world of fashion for quite sometime now. His work ranges from Fashion Editorial to Advertising and Portraits. What we love about Miles is his creative and innovative composition, and use of color. Escaping into the world of Miles Aldridge is a world where art exudes and unreal amount of life.