Archive for the 'Art' Category

Portfolio Night 5 – Meet With Top Creatives

Monday, April 16th, 2007

portfolionight.jpg“On May 3 we will attempt advertising history once again. As planet earth turns over 21 different time zones, we will mobilize all the top creative directors—the leaders of the ad world—to carry out the largest advertising portfolio review in the world. Thousands of juniors will receive valuable face-to-face time with the best creative directors in the world.”

Portfolio Night 5 is just around the corner, and they’ve really rounded a lot of creative folk. Ticket prices vary from city to city, but they’re all very affordable and likely a worthwhile investment. Sounds like a great opportunity!

Mail Your Art and Get Exposure and Prizes

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Mail Me Art

Here’s an interesting chance to get your art out in the open, make a little money with it and maybe even win a prize. MAiLmeART.com is a project that your postman will enjoy: they collect artwork done exclusively on envelopes and packages. Quoteth:

Submissions can be envelopes or packages which have been drawn on, painted, dipped in acid, covered in paper mache (anything you want really) but they must look amazing and they must have traveled though the post with the postman able to see the work, so you can’t paint a canvas and wrap it up and post it to me. The wrapping is your canvas or in most cases an envelope.

Your work will be posted on the website, and according to founder Darren Di Lieto, there will be an exhibition where your work might be put on display and sold. Artists receive a cut of 70%, the rest goes into covering the exhibition costs. In the meanwhile, all submissions take part in a monthly contest: judges pick a monthly favorite, to which a random prize is awarded.

There’s already some very beautiful art (and some tasty prizes), so go have a look, get inspired and submit something.

I will post the submissions of position: absolute readers right here, so let me know if you take part! I know I will be sending in some art, how about you?

Influences

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I usually try not to have two videos on the front page at the same time, but this one I just couldn’t leave out. Quoteth Phil Hansen:

30 different people that influenced my life were painted one on top of another on my torso. I either painted a picture of the person or an object that represents the person.


(“Influences” on YouTube)

Phil says he “spent about 20 hours painting” while standing in front of the camera. Very talented and persistent! For those interested, he explains why he drew certain motives on his website.

Paper Artwork

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Jen Stark Paper Art
Artist Jen Stark takes regular multi-colored construction paper to the third dimension in a portfolio of stunningly beautiful layered paper cut artwork. If she ever does a gallery here in Germany I need to know! (via)

Graffiti With Frikkin’ Lasers

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Laser-TagGive some graffiti artists a laser and see what they do with it? Tag buildings, of course! The Graffiti Research Lab is, in its own words, “dedicated to outfitting graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication”. And they’re coming up with some really cool stuff, such as L.A.S.E.R. Tag, LED Throwies (a must-see) and Drive-In GIF Theater.

Rubikcubism

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

RubikcubismPixel art with rubik’s cubes: sounds like an obvious connection, that, until now, no one has really pulled off. Well, here it is. RUBIKCUBISM – a logical exhibition by French artist Invader featuring mosaics, video installation, and both small and large-scale sculptures. For the past five years, Invader has conducted worldwide “invasions” with custom site-specific mosaic pieces based on the 1978 video game “Space Invaders” created by Toshiro Nishikado; the streets of Paris, Tokyo, New York, London, and Los Angeles (among many others) have become components in his public art planetary invasion.
(Text taken from here, along with more images).

Wee Planets

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Wee PlanetsAmateur photographer Alexandre Duret-Lutz is putting together an inspiring portfolio of spherical panoramas. The series, appropriately called Wee Planets, features panoramic photos stitched together in a way that they appear to be very small planets. Reminds me of the cover for The Little Prince.

Minilogue / Hitchhiker’s Choice Video

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

This fun little stop-motion video was created by Ljudbilden & Piloten for electronic artists Minilogue, done completely on whiteboard. Very entertaining!
(Thanks, Spreeblick)

Neave.tv – Creativity in a Telly Stylee

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Neave.tvNeave.tv by Paul Neave is a full screen TV station in your browser, showing some of the most creative, artistic videos right off of YouTube, Blip.tv and Google Video. Definitely worth a look, really nice way to phase out for a few minutes in your lunch break and gather some inspiration. Also check out Paul Neave’s website, which offers a few other very impressive and beautiful flash experiments.

Printed Matter

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Printed Matter I’ve seen the Google Maps API used for a lot of things until now, but nothing this fantastic. Markus Dreßen gives us a glimpse of his book table, in this beautiful gallery of book design. You can navigate it as you would Google Maps, albeit sans zooming.

Markus Dreßen is also the designer behind another nice site, spector cut+paste. (Thanks, neckCNS)


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