Artist Guy Laramee carves and illustrates incredible sculptures out of books in his duo series The Great Wall and Biblios. He transforms the edges of vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into mountainous glacial landscapes, plateaus, and deep valleys along with detailed painted illustrations.
Laramee's sculpted books represent the degradation of human culture. He explains that the pieces portray his belief that knowledge is gained by erosion, not accumulation.
TED Talks Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. All in the name of playing and being playful!
Kina Kasuya Grannis is a Japanese American guitarist and singer-songwriter. She grew up in Mission Viejo, California, and it was here where her love for music began. In April 2011, Grannis launched her first world tour. She is back at it this time in Europe come Feb 2012. Do hope she is able to come back to Vancouver!
The video stats are as follows-it took:
22 months 1,357 hours 30 people 2 ladders 1 still camera 288,000 jelly beans
It is absolutely brilliant along with her very melodic song. A perfect blend of music and visuals
Worth1000 is a collection of online arenas where the worlds best artists compete daily in creative competitions. Worth1000 has hosted thousands of daily competitions since it launched and is well known across the web for inadvertently triggering hoaxes, celebrity amusement and even major media scandals when an entry created here is mistaken for real.
Who founded Worth1000?
The site was founded by Avi Muchnick (JaxomLOTUS) and Israel Derdik (Iz). Borrowing its name from the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words", it opened to the public on January 1, 2002. A pet project of the two friends at the time, the site has grown with time to a userbase of over half a million members and expanded its contest to cover a range of creative media.
Milton Glaser is personally responsible for the design and illustration of more than 300 posters for clients in the areas of publishing, music, theater, film, institutional and civic enterprise, as well as those for commercial products and services.
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Young people today are sophisticated users of the Internet, using this medium with ease and enthusiasm. While the opportunities are tremendous, we want to ensure that they understand the impact that these technologies can have on their privacy, and provide them with tools and information they need to make smart decisions.
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Chris Jordan is an artist based in Seattle, Washington.
Many of Jordan's works are created from photographs of garbage and mass consumption, a serendipitous technique which started when he visited an industrial yard to look at patterns of color and order. His industrious passion for conservation and awareness has brought much attention to his photography in recent years. Jordan uses everyday commonalities such as a plastic cup and defines the blind unawareness involved in American consumerism. His work, while often unsettling, is a bold message about unconscious behaviors in our everyday lives, leaving it to the viewer to draw conclusions about the inevitable consequences which will arise from our habits. ***Be sure to ZOOM IN to his photographs-BRILLIANT!
Adobe partnered with Booooooom to create a contest that seems ready-made for the internet. The challenge: Recreate a classic work of art. Scores of people stepped up with their submissions. Some contestants went with a literal interpretation, while others opted to modernize the classics. Which ones do you like most and which ones do you think could have used some work?!
Facing economic gloom and competition from cheap e-readers, brick-and-mortar booksellers entered this holiday season with the humblest of expectations. But the initial weeks of Christmas shopping, a boom time for the book business, have yielded surprisingly strong sales for many bookstores.
Over the years Worth 1000 has challenged designers to Photoshop modern products into vintage ads in a series of contests. Click through to see how old-school ad men may have hawked everything from YouTube to the Nintendo Wii — if only the technology had existed way back then. Is it just us, or could you see some of these faux advertisements working better for companies than their modern-day counterparts?!
Always with an eye for a good story, UK-based photographer Matt Henry creates narrative fiction photographs that center around 1960′s/1970′s American culture. The images have a historical slant to them as well, as Henry explores what an abandoned suburban home might have looked like after a family sought shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Henry makes it clear that his work isn’t about sadness or grievance, however, as is the case with his King series. He delves into the real-life tale of one of America’s biggest music sensations, Elvis.
“The story is as much about the death of Elvis as its impact on an Elvis fan. I’m also interested in how the representation of something in whatever form (jigsaw, newspaper story, etc.) can somehow carry the power of the original, or even come to enhance that power.
iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPad.
Massachusetts based fiber artist and painter Daniel Kornrumpf has a BFA from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He is currently Adjunct Proffessor at Newbury College in Brookline, MA as well as at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA.
Kornrumpf’s embroidery pieces are actually quite small, positioned in the middle of large pieces of canvas or linen. His paintings are equally intriguing.
South Korean public artist Choi Jeong-Hwa sees everyone as an artist and everything as art, or at least as materials.
He is part of The Creators Project that has and continues to travel the globe with a series celebrating innovations and innovators at the forefront of creativity, culture, and technology. The events mark the dawn of a new era of creative exploration powered by the technological leaps and bounds that are changing our world as we know it. But Choi keeps to the simply sublime side of things.
The Internet has always had a love-hate relationship with animated GIFs. Long a telltale sign of an archaic website, the bandwith-eating multi-image animations were a cause of annoyance rather then entertainment. Well, the GIF’s reputation is changing. The animated images are snapping back into the mainstream and are becoming a popular form of shareable media.
CoEd Communications Inc. is a not-for-profit educational communications company, specializing in the production and promotion of free, quality, curriculum-based educational resource material for the Canadian school system. CoEd works in conjunction with Departments/Ministries of Education, school districts/boards, associations, teachers and subject specialists across the country.
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