This week features one of my favorite lady artists out there, who goes by the name of Mel Kadel (or as some know her as Travis Millard’s better half.) I met Mel at a Poketo party a while back and since then had been meaning to ask her to contribute to the DWP, which she kindly did, as you can see above.
When she first sent me this image, I stared and stared at it. Slowly I started to realize that the image isn’t mechanically flipped, that she actually drew both sides. That’s friggin’ dedication. The image comes from a little zine she produced called Spacing Awake. It’s a full-color, 40 page zine and it looks amazing, she was rad enough to send me one so I could check it out.
If you want to pick one up for yourself or a friend head over to Fudge Factory and click under the BUY section.
The brilliant painter Ryohei Hase, who I posted about last year, is back again with some new pieces. There are three in total and they continue to show just how damn talented he is. I’m not sure what the title of the piece above is but it’s incredible, and dare I say it, he’s starting to give James Jean a run for his money. I love the elephant head on the right and the interplay that’s going on with the hand below him, almost as if he’s stumbling out of the little girls imagination.
I was browsing the portfolio of Brendan Schaefer, aka seek&speak, and came across these imaginary covers he did for Blu-Ray versions of movies. The point was to distill the films into a simple image, showing only the basic components of these movies. I love that he chose to go with black, white and gray, as obviously you don’t even need colors for these and they look amazing all together. Be sure to check out the rest of his work as well, I’m sure you’ll recognize some of his movie posters as well.
BLDGBLOG posted a nice write up of a project by Studio Lindfors called Aqualta which imagines New York and Tokyo almost entirely covered by water. The images are pretty crazy and inventive, giving you a peak at a time that could possibly happen if global warming continues and the ice caps continue melting. My favorite image was the one above, featuring Times Square still lit up brightly with boats passing by and gondolas floating by above.
Click here for a Flickr set with large images of the project.
Looks like Levi van Veluw is back with a new series, this time titled Veneer. What’s different though is that instead of wrapping himself in odd materials he’s chosen to make a bust of himself and take photos from the same angle as he normally would. This allows him to get into more complicated materials like wood , which I couldn’t imagine doing these kinds of crazy things to himself. They’re really great pieces though and he’s definitely continuing his creative streak.
Found through today and tomorrow