Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), was an American painter and the commanding figure of the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. This Holi greeting is done in Pollock’s style. It used a Flash-based web program developed by Miltos Manetas. Happy Holi and have a colorful year ahead. ~Sunil Shibad
The dramatic, rich markings left by charcoal appear in the earliest primitive cave painting of early humans, which are believed to have been drawn with the charcoal created from burnt sticks. Artists continue to employ this medium because of its versatile ability to capture both gestures and emotions with an intuitive mixture of the soft
Illustrator Noma Bar’s work is so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed. One half of Bar’s work provides stark political or social commentary within simple graphic forms, whilst the other half manipulates everyday icons to create funny images that make you look twice, maybe three times. Guess Who? The many faces of
(via Eye magazine) If you haven’t yet familiarized yourself with the inner-most workings of the Russian criminal underground, then take a look at Danzig Baldayev’s encyclopedia that chronicles his experience with Russian prison tattoos. Baldayev spent over 30 years documenting and translating some 3,600 tattoos while working as a prison guard in the notorious
Some of the people behind Inglourious Basterds teamed up with Upper Playground to create a number of commissioned pieces based on the film. The resulting batch of artwork included images by Alex Pardee, Sam Flores, David Choe, and about 10 others, and none of them ever saw the light of day. Now, they will be
“Going West” is a beautiful short film illustrating the worlds in a book, incorporating papercraft to make something dreamlike and wonderful. It was animated by Andersen M Studio.
Wacky artist Terry Border specializes in bringing food and ordinary objects alive – all with a deliciously dark sense of humor. You can see more of Terry’s Bent Objects at his website, and you can order the book here.
Now if only more clients briefed ad agencies in this manner.
Using only tape and garbage bags, street artist Joshua Allen Harris creates giant inflatable animals that become animated when fastened to a sidewalk grate. Steven Psyllos caught up with Harris recently to discuss his older works (including a bear and a giraffe) and unveil a new beast that looks not unlike the Cloverfield monster.
David Toole of CandoCo Dance Company compels attention. Propped on his hands, head lowered between his powerful shoulders, his gaze has a burning intensity. He disappears below the waist, unburdened by legs: his arms are his means of locomotion and of dancing, with or without a wheelchair. Physically, David Toole is half a person, yet