03 May 2013
Tags: Art, Fastfood Society, Linda Hubbard, Progaganda, Sculpture
These fat invaders are made of 100% pure beef fat. Made by artist: Linda Hubbard
What she says about herself:
PROPAGANDA No artist statement from me……..Bullshit stinks……..
Under the picture she says: “WARNING not for human consumption. Folk’s there is always KFC Or a Big Mac.”
With this art she is giving critics on the greedy society. It is a nice symbolys, because this fatsociety we are living i, is really invading our future. Not only in terms of health but also the financial consequences we have to pay for.
05 Apr 2012
in Art, Inspiratie
Tags: Art, fashion, graphic, magazine, photography
This project of Arelien Juner, the series – Surface – is a reflection on de function of fashion magazines as a medium of dissemination of ” mass culture” images and its relation with the reality. It’s about questioning the status of the fictional world and idealized created for the magazine, and its relationship to the real world where the image is built.
The series is proposing an approach of the object by selecting covers with a big diffusion. The context is changed, the magazine on white background becomes only an illumination.
Plastic and photographic work, this series, as an object of mass culture, can give new meaning to the existing image and more generally, to question the meaning of an image. What is magazines’ perception as a presenter of the image? What influences the image, shown on the cover? Does it have an impact on our own perception, our does it have an impact on the society? These are a lot of questions you can get when watching this artwork.
16 Mar 2012
in Art, Co-creatie
Tags: advert, Art, branding, chalk, co-creation, Soon, VIB
VIB is a life sciences research institute, based in Flanders, Belgium. They perform basic research with a strong focus on translating scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. For their fifteenth anniversary, Soon did the entire event branding, for which they used only chalk and a huge blackboard. For this event they also designed a box with nine books in it. For the books only they made more than 200 large chalk drawings. Because people are getting more and more visual, this is a nice way to respond to this. It helps you to understand the information better and get a quick overview.
it begins with an idea, and then
it becomes something else*
*branding by pablo picasso
14 Mar 2012
in Art, Inspiratie
Tags: Art, artist, french, gaelle villedary, nature, nature city balance, stress society, trend
© Photographies David Monjou
Artist Gaëlle Villedary developed a grass carpet for the french village Jaujac. His project is called tapis rouge, what means; red carpet. Making a symbol of honor for the village, by connecting nature and their ways, the connection, the link, a way to connect the heart with the village and the inhabitants with the valleys. The incarnation of the threat that is crossing Jaujac through the ages is a piece of nature, a communion between nature and men, though art. Curious where the carpet will take you?
12 Mar 2012
Tags: Art, artist, levitation, photographer, photography, tokyo
Yowayowa (Natsumi Hayasi) is a photographer based in Tokyo, but she is not just a normal one. When you see her pictures you will think it’s a trick, there must be some cables, wires or digital trick. But there really aren’t. Her images, typically shot against mundane urban backdrops, capture her dreamily levitating. How it works? She just jumps and set her camera on a timer. With a fast shutter speed of 1/5000 or more it is possible to capture her ‘levitating’.
18 Dec 2011
in Art, Coolhunt, Inspiratie, instant gratification
Tags: 24/7, Art, Banksy, graffiti, lifestyle, london, rushed, stress, stress society, trend
New work from Banksy in London. Banksy is commenting on the rushed society we live in. We are always rushed, 24/7 available and we never take a moment to breathe. Not only artists like Banksy are noticing this. There are also a lot of designer, who are trying to make innovative products for this mentality group.
06 Nov 2011
in Appearance, Art, living
Tags: Appearance, concept, design, fashion, history, living, styling, trompe l'oeil
What stood out to me in the sectors appearance and living is the use of the old trompe l’oeil technique. This is an old technique, the Romans already used, you paint something to make it look like something real. For example a window painted on a wall, it still is a wall, but it just looks like a window with a view. Nowadays designers use this as an inspiration for their products. With the new techniques for creating new kinds of materials there are a lot of possibilities. You can make floors, that look and feel like they are made of real wood, but in fact they are just made of plastic. This also applies in the fashion scene. Coats don’t have to be made of real fur, because we can make good look-a-likes now.
08 Jul 2011
Tags: Art, custoprothetik, design, simon colin
Custoprothetik is founded by Simon Colin. For his thesis of orthopedic studies, he made some colorful and expressive prosthesis. They jury was shocked, but he still wanted to continue his project. He came in contact with a men who was in need for a leg prosthesis. He suggest the man to make a personalized one. Colin only needed someone for the artistic part of the work, so hecalled his friend and graphic artist Emmanuel Wostyn. From now on Custoprothetik was alive.
The main idea of making these prosthesis is to break the taboo. People have to see it like a normal tattoo, but now on a prosthesis. People won’t have to feel uncomfortable anymore, because they now kan talk about the prosthesis as a positive thing. It will break social en psychological barriers. The company sees this project more as a social project than a project to make a lot of profit on.
This company/product is related to the trend of personalization, because you can make the prosthesis your own, just like a tattoo. You can carry your own stories around on your prosthesis and other people wont feel uncomfortable talking about it.
06 Jul 2011
Tags: agustina woodgate, clothes, omiami, poetry, secret
Agustina Woodgate wants to give garments a voice by sewing poets in them. She goes to local thrift stores to secretly sew the poets into the clothes. Before she goes to the store she pre-thread some needles and she prints lines from Sylvia Plath and Li Po onto clothing labels. She came up with this idea as a project for the O, Miami poetry festival.
Agustina says:” Sewing poems in clothes is a way of bringing poetry to everyday life just by displacing it, by removing it from a paper to integrate it and fuse it with our lives. Sometimes little details are stronger when they are separated from where they are expected to be.”
08 Jun 2011
Tags: Art, drawing, keira rathbone, typewriter
Have you ever seen typewrite art before? I never did, but it’s amazing. This art is made by Keira Rathbone. The 27- year old girl, just bought this old typewriter from a flee market. When she had nothing to write about, she experimented with it. The first drawings were pretty good, so she decided to continu this kind of art. Here you see her working.