I got an email from an artist named Msxi the other day, a graduate from Central Sain Martins School of Art who is originally from Singapore, letting me know about her work. As I was browsing I came across this great illustrated project she did called An Effort Most Futile. The series tries to illustrate “the negative effects we have made and continue to make on our environment.” The story also goes about showing how difficult it can be to try and make these changes.
The drawings are really intricate and beautifully done, and definitely put a lot of perspeective on the situations. I had to crop into a couple of these drawings, which are absolutely huge and epic in scope. Really great stuff.
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The last time I posted about Alex Lukas was over a year ago was about his two-color comic book/typography poster that I was lusting over. Cut to his current work which is now even more incredible, especially his flood series, which is what I’m calling them. He’s created these incredibly detailed paintings of cities almost completely covered in water. I’m not really sure how he does it, but the effect is amazing and totally epic.
Click here to see all of his amazing work.
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It’s supposed to be 88º in Los Angeles today, so I’m headed out to the beach for the day. But I thought I’d post this great little print called Can You Imagine which was created by Trey Speegle. He recreated this vintage paint-by-numbers by “enlarging it, silkscreening it on canvas, mixing a fresh palette of 60 colors, blocking out the text and painting in everything but.” And for $20 you can get yourself an 8 x 10″, not bad, right?
Click here to visit 20×200 and grab yourself one.
Remember those informational videos you watch as a kid? They’d always be really cheesy and horribly produced, and you had to remember parts of it for a test at the end? Yeah, those sucked. But a couple of guys by the names of Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz decided to create some very Monty Python-esque versions of those videos called Look Around You.
The series first debuted in 2002 with eight 10 minute shorts, consisting of Maths, Water, Germs, Ghosts, Sulphur, Music, Iron and Brain. These are all rather offbeat but amazing, and I’m guaranteeing that you’ll definitely get sucked into watching all of these, possibly getting yourself fired.
I have to say thanks to Mr. Ben Bours for introducing me to these a couple months ago while I was sick, they were a lifesaver.
Check under the cut for the rest of the series, parts 2 through 8. Enjoy ‘em!
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Check out the Olivomare Restaurant in London designed by Pierluigi Piu, a seafood-nly joint that was meant to feel like it was underwater. They used a lot of indirect light, like sunlight through water, and totally avoided the color blue so that it didn’t feel kitschy. Check out the rest of the photos by clicking here.
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