Tag Archives: Art

GreyScaleGorilla

2 Mar

GreyScaleGorilla

This is one of the coolest and most interesting blogs of the moment I think!

It is full of helpful en nifty tricks and tips for graphic designers, photographers and creatives. The tutorials are great … and everything is explained in a way that even a complete ‘noob’ would understand.

Nick Campbell (the creator) also just launched a new iPhone app: ‘CrossProcess’ … a photography app with colorenhancement (no more need of Photoshop to make your pictures look cool!)

http://itunes.apple.com/be/app/cross-process/id355754066?mt=8

Digital Advertising: Cartelle

1 Feb

http://www.cartelle.nl

“Cartelle” represents two professionals based in Amsterdam, specializing in conception, art direction, design and technical realization. They live by the motto, “maintain high quality standards” and they do live up to it by presenting visitors with fun, innovative Flash application that allows them to have some fun with popping balloons, drawing skulls, playing with 8 balls and many others interactive designs.

Stevijn Van Olst and Johny Slackare are strong believers in digital advertising and they are collaborating with a large number of new talent in the digital world.

(Source: http://www.trendhunter.com)

COMBO

31 Jan

A collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis

BluBlu

David Ellis

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: a hybrid novel

19 Jan

This is a magical book that mixes graphics, text and photography, giving you the impression that you can actually submerge into the story.

“Pages are playfully deconstructed, secret paths lead you to printed surprises, faces appear where you don’t expect it and everything has a touch of magic that connects you with your inner child. All of this is a result of the amazing work of talented Spanish designer Alberto Hernández that just finished his MA Graphic Design at London College of Communication and is already exploring his obsession with hybrid novels.”

“A hybrid novel, according to Alberto Hernández, can be seen as a hybrid image-text novel, not a children’s book, graphic novel/comic or gift book, but a book where written text and graphic devices such as illustration, photography, information graphics or typographic treatments may interject in order to hold a readers’ interest. This combination adds interactiveness to the book and also gives the printed page a multidimensional visual surface. A hybrid novel is a kind of book that requires the readers’ actions and also to be handled and experienced. This remediation of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde tries, by adding playful graphic devices to the original novel, to engage readers in a more dynamic narrative experience and help them at the same time to understand the story more easily. The results leave no space for doubts.”

(Source: http://www.yatzer.com)

Museum of Beauty

15 Jan

Experience the beauty of the ‘Venus de Milo’ in a way you’ve never seen before! The statue was completely digitally reproduced using laser measuring instruments, this allowed researchers to make a very detailed examination of all aspects of the sculpture.

Thanks to this technology the Venus can now be appreciated by people throughout the world in an even more realistic and dynamic way.

This is the future of museums!

http://www.futureishere.biz/museumofbeauty

Visit also http://futureishere.biz/technology : new technology that will revolutionize the world of arts, entertainment, health, etc.

“Animamix” Makes It to the Museum

10 Jan

“Animamix” is a new genre of fusion art: young Asian artists use pop symbols and icons to create an art form that is uniquely Asian. The term was coined in 2004 by the Taiwanese art critic and curator Victoria Lu for a 2004 exhibit that she curated.

Lu says animamix art has four important characteristics: “the worship of youth culture, images and objects that are rich in meaning, a new perspective on light influenced by computer technology and blurred distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow art into non-hierarchical art forms.”

“Like Warhol, animamix artists take iconic images from popular culture, repackage them and sell them to the highest bidder. Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara are two examples. Murakami, with about 100 employees, recently sold a sculpture titled Mr Pointy to Christie’s owner Francois Pinault for a reputed US$1.5 million, a testament to the growing popularity of his work on the international art market.”

“Unlike Warhol, however, animamix artists frequently mass-produce their works and market them as videos, mouse pads and more. Murakami has a whole line of plastic figurines that sell for about US$3.”

“It is difficult to develop this kind of art in Europe or America because the [position of] modern … and conceptual art is too powerful. This is not so powerful a tradition in Asia,” she said. Only with recent high-profile sales of Murakami’s and Nara’s art has that begun to change.”

“Ironically, Japan, the country that spawned animamix art and is getting the highest prices at the auction block is the country that has been least receptive to the art form. Hikaru Morioka, director of Gallery Unseal, says Japan’s late arrival to the international art market coupled with a general lack of interest in local contemporary art has resulted in minimal interest in animamix compared to South Korea and China.”

“Contemporary art galleries in Japan always look to Europe or New York for artists, he said. This, however, has begun to change.”

Exhibitions around the Animamix theme are being staged at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (until Jan. 31), Today’s Art Museum in Beijing (until Jan. 10), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei (until Jan. 31) and the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou (Jan. 21-Feb. 28).

(Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com)

Romanes.com

5 Jan

For everyone who’s interested in architecture, mainly religious architecture, here’s a great site:

http://www.romanes.com

Information about religous art, sculptures, etc., and beautiful pictures . For every region there’s a list of the places of interest.

Worth the visit!