These paintings were created by Belgium artist Brecht Vandenbroucke. His work has fantastic detail and the sort of entanglement of it all makes his paintings appear like super complex worlds. I really like how he’s got so much surreal and apocalyptic ideas flowing through these worlds, and yet things seem somewhat less chaotic than I’d expect.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
2011: Living in the Future was originally published in 1972, but has now been brought back to print upon realization of the book’s accuracy, inaccuracy, and irony. Geoffrey Hoyle, a science fiction author, future visionary, and product of his astronomer father, wrote the original text, predicting such glorious technologies as “vision desks,” “vision phones,” and personal automated breakfast factories. There is also talk of people only working 3 days a week, with a traffic-free commute. Playfully illustrated with wonderful projections of our modern-day utopia by Alasdair Anderson, this quick read would be great for both the coffee table and story time with the kids, so they can think about what those crazy people in the 70s were like.
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Alasdair Anderson, BOOKS, Geoffrey Hoyle, Great Britain, illustration, Visionary
'As Japan reels from the tsunami, archeologists claim to have discovered the lost city of Atlantis, a fabled place built—like much of the world—in the crosshairs of nature.' - Newsweek
Illustrator Tomer Hanuka (who we featured here) recently made this beautifully tragic piece for Newsweek.
'The idea was to keep the focus on the human peril aspect of this primal threat looming above civilization since the dawn of time,' Hanuka says of his illustration. 'There is a formal tension I was trying to communicate using the negative space-- that white foam on top -- eating into the color, the positive space occupied by the mother and child; implying a wiped-out frame after the wave crashes down, where nothing else is left but a sea of white.'
Tomer Hanuka's blog"
New York-based artist Kevin Bourgeois takes photo-realism to new heights with his socio-political pop art. His work asks the viewer to take in the crazy signs and symbols to find the deeper meaning.
From his website: 'An underlying theme of contrast defines the essence of Bourgeois’ exhaustively detailed drawings. The polarities of the sentimental and the cerebral, science and spirituality, poetics and politics, combine with the contrast heavy application of the black and white graphite medium.The body of work centralizes around the juxtapositions of technology versus human nature, individuality versus consumer culture, and superficiality versus altruism.'
Kevin Bourgeois on Art Battery Group
Photo manipulation is a powerful tool that many advertisers, marketers and artists take advantage of. It makes the impossible seem possible. Often, it can even make people believe that what they see is real, albeit for short moment. If not, it at least makes certain messages or marketing ideas more marketable and easier to understand.
The craft has certainly gone a long way. The process of manipulating photos has become easier and faster. More people are able to enjoy this craft and the altered photgraphs that came as its result are viewed by more and more people.
We have collected a number of creative photo manipulations. The purpose of these photos may vary. Some could be for the purpose of advertising, others could have been created out of boredom or sheer fun, but you will definitely enjoy the following samples. Enjoy this round-up!
Need For Speed (UNDERCOVER)
Call to Fight Against Paraplegia
un perro d ropa
ocean of ideas
Unable to Silence Me
Who Wouldn’t Like To See More
Things That Make You Feel Unique
Enjoy The Film!!!
Did You Mean Jetlag?
Little Big Miracle Of Life
Listening To The Silence
What’s Up Dude !!?
Fortune Management & Investment
Nothing We will Ever Bring Them Back