Read my lips

Valentine’s Day has passed once again, both lovers and those single or broken-hearted have went trough a day full of emotion. I reckon that thousands of lips have touched, but I’ll bet you that none of those were as beautifully decorated as those done by Viridis Somnio, an American photographer and lovely artist on DeviantArt. The serie has been given the catchy name “Animal-ipstick” and what you see is what you get, awesome and especially funny lips decorated with colourful lipstick. So check out the gallery below and enjoy.

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Try pulling off a trick on one of these.

I’ve been following Alex Trochut‘s work for a while now, he’s an amazingly skilled Spanish typographic illustrator and designer. He’s made some of the craziest fonts and typographic ads I’ve ever seen, so be sure to check out his site after this. In one of his latest works, he combined contemporary art with skateboarding and ended up with awesome – yet unskateable – sculptures. Feast your eyes, check it out the slideshow and the making off video down below and enjoy.

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Gadgets with a soul

Most of those who really know me, already know that I’m quite the addict when it comes to gadgets. So this next artist is one I really wanted to share with all of you; Meet Mad Peitersen, an artist from Copenhagen  that has among others worked with Gizmodo, and  who has now created a series of artworks in which he depicts popular gadgetry as creatures with bones and organs. It’s quite a bizarre thing at first, but at the same time it’s really fascinating as well. Check it out and enjoy.

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What the… ? It’s a common feeling and we all experience it from time to time.

Argentina-based design company Estudio Minga visualizes  the mass confusion  whilst making us laugh with their awesome WTF? designs. It’s pretty straightforward, but it works like a charm, so check out the slideshow below for your dosis of WTF?

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Next Level: Fonts (Part One)

A few years ago I really didn’t care about fonts and I knew nothing about the awesome ones (Helvetica, Zegoe, Raleway)  and used all the worst ones (yes, I’m talking about you, ComicSans). But over the years I’ve become kind of a font geek and typography has started to intrigue me. But opposed to those I’d normally use, these are, well, over the top, but more than that, they’re amazing. So in the next 4 posts I’ll be showing you some of the greatest – creative- fonts and one way to make your own real easy, so stay tuned. This is part One.

Estonia houses a lot of creative artists, like I showed you before, two other creative geniuses are Vladimir & Maksim Loginov. Back in 2008 they founded HMF, which stands for HandMadeFont. The company name explains it all, they’re specialized in developing unique, untraditional fonts. The fonts are created from everything that surrounds them. They’re catalog is amazing, fonts made from caviar, bread, fruit, chocolate,  lightpainted, sewed, … Truly amazing. Check it out and enjoy. For the designers among us, check out the site, the prices are okay and I think they’d be well worth it.

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Next Level Body-painting

Danny Kaye once said that

“Life is a great big canvas,

and you should throw all the paint you can on it”.

Some artists seem to take that quite literally. Alexa Meade is a 23-year old artist, based in Washington DC, she came up with the terrific idea of painting with acrylic paint on live models. The technique is truly magnificent, by painting on real people and objects, she turns three-dimensional subjects into a 2D surface, which she then immortalizes by taking photographs. At first glance, it’s hard to believe that these are in fact real people, she refined the Trompe-L’Oeil painting technique and gave it a refreshing appeal. Check out the slideshow and let me know what you think about it.

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Click for more of Alexa’s work on her Flickr page

keeping it unreal since 1984

I recently re-discovered Mr. Scruff’s musical masterpieces, Mr. Scruff is a UK-based artist from Manchester, with quite a busy schedule. Scruff produces under the Ninja Tune label, but other than that, he’s also an illustrator and a tea-making deejay.

It’s quite hard for me to file Mr. Scruff under a certain musical style, but in general his tracks are laid-back and based on Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Latin, African, Ska, Disco, House, Funk, and Breaks. The majority of his tracks are available online for your listening pleasure, so be sure to head out to his Myspace or his website, both feature a lot of tracks and some of his funny cartoons and even three games he made, the style reminds me of the one in one of my previous posts.

I’d like to share one of my personal favorites with you, the incredibly awesome “Kalimba” a very soothing track with nice variations in it. so check it out, together with all the other links. Enjoy!