Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lorenzo

Communication Arts featured this Italian artist, Lorenzo Petrantoni, in the June 2009 issue. Petrantoni says he’s influenced by French culture and late nineteenth century graphics. His philosophy is “to bring old books back to life, discover their stories and tell the present through the past”.

I LOVE this illustration. It’s an “illustration on the topic, old books on the modern market”. So intricate and beautiful.These aren't too shabby either...

Just about the cutest story ever...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Antoine Helbert


This French artist, Antoine Helbert, has a series of portfolio links ranging from these hypersexual superhero paintings to creature-human hybrid images - even a series of religious “Passion Works”.

All very different and interesting.

I like this one as well...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Very Charming Indeed

I found this website today called charmingwall.com that you must check out. It’s a New York gallery that specializes in a curated selection of open-edition prints. They feature over 20 different artists and prints go for only $20 a pop. That’s an incredibly reasonable price and some of the work on here is pretty fab too. Here are some of my favorites:

Bailey Saliwanchik, Delivery & Marie


Devon Kelley-Yurdin, October

Matthew Doubek, Fauna in the Forest

Heiko, Rationality

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Less Chimps more Puppets



I don't like basketball (especially now that the Cavs aren't in the finals) but I love this.

In general, puppets are not used enough. I vote for replacing all chimps in commercials with puppets. Thus ending the need for people to dress up wild animals in human clothes and avoiding anyone else from being attacked by chimps drugged with Paxil.

I guess this is borderline hypocritical of me considering I abused the hell out of Monk-e-mail.

Live and learn...

Good Time Ring

How cute is this?

By Yellowgoat on Etsy.

Inspired by Polaroid photos.

Alexandros Vasmoulakis





Alexandros Vasmoulakis Online portfolio ©2008

Wow. This guy is amazing. The amount of work on his website is insane. The images above are from his building projects.

I’m in awe.

From his website:
Alexandros Vasmoulakis was born in Athens in 1980.
He studied fine arts and works as a freelancer.

His main purpose is to communicate.

Contact:
vasmou@gmail.com

tel: +30 6945 075 876 / +49(0)1731992642

Inspired by Aubrey



These images are from illustrator Hana Ogai. The style reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley’s work with a fashion-oriented twist.

This is my very favorite Aubrey Beardsley illustration, created in 1894 and called The Peacock Skirt. Slightly less erotic then some of his other work and beautifully detailed.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Three Rivers Art Festival

JUNE 5-14, 2009
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

“The mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community to the arts.”

This show is considered the region's largest multidisciplinary showcase of visual and performing arts. Along with an artists marketplace, you will find entertainment including music, performance & film, and fun for kids. This year’s 50th anniversary marks the return of Three Rivers Arts Festival to the newly revitalized Point State Park in addition to the usual venues of Gateway Center and the Cultural District.

Image from Toby Fraley, exhibitor at Plaza Booth 86.

Image from Mark Traughber, exhibitor at Plaza Booth 5.
Image from Olga Mihaylova, exhibitor at Plaza Booth 13.

Rachel Alexandra in Vogue



Vogue’s latest “it girl” has a horse-face indeed.

In fact she is a horse.

A Preakness champion called Rachel Alexandra that inspired Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, to crown her the latest fashion icon.

Fashion photographer Steven Klein shot photos of the horse for the magazine’s August issue. Thoroughbreds are beautiful animals to begin and combined with Klein’s experience it shouldn't be too difficult to come up with a stunning image.