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Mind Blowing 3D Sidewalk art!

Mind Blowing 3D Sidewalk art! | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

3D Street Painting and 3D Pavement Art Illusion


Is it real?! The chalk drawing of London's most popular underground train station looks to have that couple a bit off-balance as the man holds onto the wall.. it must be as good in person as it is digitally! Wait ..is that sign on the far left not real?!

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Creativity with your coffee. This amazing collection of 3-D sidewalk art, done in chalk, will absolutely stun you! Essential viewing. 10/10

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30 Abandoned Place Photo Series

30 Abandoned Place Photo Series | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Usually an abandoned place is something that can be seen in a horror film. For some reason, the desolate landscape is the perfect setting for them because they easily provide an eerie aesthetic and unsettling feelings. Because of the array of emotions abandoned locations can conjure, they have become popular settings for photographers to use too. 

From abandoned malls to entire cities that have been left behind, there are a surprising amount of desolate places around the world. Did you know that even New York City has an island that hasn't been inhabited since the 60s? 

These photo series showcase gruesomely abandoned locations like an abandoned veterinarian school in France that still has dead animals in it. And contrarily, it also features intriguing pop culture places like abandoned Star Wars film sets....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Eerie yet strangely beautiful photography. Recommended viewing. 8/10

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Marlboro Boy And Fat Ronald: The Brand-Jamming Art Of Ron English

Marlboro Boy And Fat Ronald: The Brand-Jamming Art Of Ron English | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Portland artist Ron English has spent his career lampooning some of America's top brands, and he's got the cease-and-desist letters to prove it. Undeterred, English and Last Gasp Publishing have compiled his greatest hits in Status Factory. The picture book includes photorealistic oil paintings that mock such marketing icons as Marlboro Man (as a cigarette-puffing 10-year old), Mickey Mouse (in a gas mask) and Ronald McDonald (50 pounds overweight).

To elaborate on the thinking behind the candy-colored satires showcased in the gallery above, English talks to Co.Create about "reverse shoplifting," the perverse magic of saucer-eyed hucksters, truth in advertising, and how he uses diorama to make art from a kid's point of view....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Now that's a national lampoon! Props to artist Ron English 

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royale projects : contemporary art | Lucid Stead | Phillip K Smith III | Joshua Tree CA 2013

royale projects : contemporary art  | Lucid Stead | Phillip K Smith III | Joshua Tree CA 2013 | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

October 12th in Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith, III revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead. Hundreds of people from New York City to Canada traveled to experience it. The installation is composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming, amalgamated with a 70 year old preexisting structure.


This architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape but upon further viewing, imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience. Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. It also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Creativity with your coffee: Is it a desert cabin or just light and mirrors? Wonderful art by Phillip K Smith III.

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Gorgeous Side Show Portraits by Artists Ransom & Mitchell - if it's hip, it's here

Gorgeous Side Show Portraits by Artists Ransom & Mitchell - if it's hip, it's here | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
San Francisco artists Ransom & Mitchell blend photography, digital painting and 3D CG to produce portraits of sideshow acts seen in traveling Carnivals from long ago.

These pieces were created by Jason Mitchell & Stacey Ransom for The Rough and Ready Sideshow, a group show at the Bash Contemporary. The show also includes artwork by Stephanie Vega, whose work I shared with you last Halloween, Alexandra Manukyan and Aunia Kahn.

Director/photographer Jason Mitchell and set designer/photo illustrator Stacey Ransom create highly detailed and visually lush portraits and scenarios by combining their talents with elaborate costumes, hair and make-up, props, hand-painted backdrops and set design. Then they add their own unique style of digital illustration and 3D computer generation.
Jeff Domansky's insight:

Intriguing digital multimedia and creativity at it's best.

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Intelligent Algorithm Made Discovery That Slipped Past Art Historians For Years | The Creators Project

Intelligent Algorithm Made Discovery That Slipped Past Art Historians For Years | The Creators Project | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

A recent project used nuanced imaging technology and classification systems to robotize the process of understanding how famous artists have influenced one another.


Could a computer program influence how we understand art history and the canon? Or, could an artificially intelligent algorithm do the work of art experts for them? A recent researcher project doesn't quite suggest such a reality, but it does demonstrate that machines can highlight subtleties within arts and culture that humans have previously never noticed.In a paper titled "Toward Automated Discovery Of Artistic Influence" by Babak Saleh and a team of computer science researchers at Rutgers, the academics explained how they used nuanced imaging technology and classification systems to robotize the process of understanding how famous artists have influenced and inspired one another.


For their research, the team chose 1,700 paintings by 66 artists, covering the 15th to the late 20th century. Using a technique that analyzes visual concepts called "classemes"—wherein objects, color shades, subjects' movement, and more are marked—the researchers created a list of 3,000 classemes for each painting, data which The Physics arXiv Blog compares to a vector. Then, they used an artificially intelligent algorithm to evaluate the vectors and look for similarities or overlapping qualities among the 1,700 paintings. ArXiv adds, "To create a ground truth against which to measure their results, they also collate expert opinions on which these artists have influenced the others."...

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Fascinating application of technology to art and creativity. Good read. 9/10

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What If Billboards Advertised Art Instead Of Stuff You Don't Need?

What If Billboards Advertised Art Instead Of Stuff You Don't Need? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

...If you happen to be on a road trip this August, driving down a highway through the middle of nowhere in North Dakota or New Mexico, you may suddenly see a giant modern painting at the side of the road in between fast food ads. In suburban malls, classic photographs will replace posters advertising movies or mobile phones. In cities, art will sprawled across buses and subway posters. All around the country, 50,000 billboards that normally try to sell something will be transformed into art.


Art Everywhere US is the American version of a project that began last summer in the U.K., where 22,000 billboards and poster sites were covered with British art. The event this year will be the largest outdoor art show that has ever happened....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

What a great project! The largest outdoor art show that has ever happened will roll out across the US this August. Watch for it, coming to a mall, roadside, or...

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Web Design Is About Serving People's Needs: The Art of Web Design | PBS

Robin Good: A great short video from PBS brings together the views and opinions of three great web designers: Jason Santa Maria, Jeffrey Zeldman, Whitney Hess.

From BoingBoing.net: "The explosion of the internet over the past 20 years has led to the development of one of the newest creative mediums: the website.

 

Web designers have adapted through the technological developments of html, CSS, Flash, and JavaScript, and have mastered the balance between creativity and usability.

 

Now with the advance of mobile, the greatest websites have taken user experience and responsive design to the next level, and continue our evolution from print to a digital world."

 

Good stuff. Interesting. 8/10

 

Original video: http://youtu.be/3iVVM_DgWY4 ;

 

[Really enjoyable video if you like web design - JD]


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