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Ya compartimos varias ideas de Street Art, pero la intervención urbana también puede cruzarse con la literatura. El ejemplo más conocido es la campaña que propone dejar libros en distintos puntos de la ciudad, una vez al año, para que los lleve quien quiera. Es una movida que lleva unas cuantas temporadas, en varios lugares del mundo, y es cada vez más popular.

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Extraordinary Hyperrealist Sculptures Photography


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Writen by Alexandru

Staticity, the snapshot-where the photograph replicates death or at least a nanosecond of life is rarely captured in sculpture where, usually (except for the bronze tonnage of many a public artwork) the artist strives to capture the energy and movement. It is ironic therefore that this display of work could be the start of a non-movement movement owing more to the stillness of photography than the unbridled energy of say, Umberto Boccioni.

There is of course a direct link to one of the greatest works of art, that of DegasLa Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (or Little Ballerina) but these are real people photographed to look like hyperrealist sculptures.

In a sense they are a healthy riposte to the human detritus portrayed by Duane Hanson but these are executive toys writ large that play host to the kitsch requirements of many a public commission-a more credible school of Franklin Mint. Here, where there are certain mucky Mueck moments, instead of tiny things made huge, these big guys look like tiny heroes made into paperweights.

They don’t carry the cultural weight of some of Jeff Koon’s iconic subjects but veer towards the banal- are these guys heroes ? Or a post-Warholian marketing man’s idea of contemporary branding that plays on gay iconography? There is an inherent vulnerability in all of the subjects-for all the uniform Men’s Health muscle, there is an undercurrent of fallibility, doubt, uncertainty, even failure floating before their eyes. There is bathos, Pathos and well… loss. What else do these figures have to say? Probably, like most sportsmen, very little but the artistry is undeniable.

So what are we to make of these figures? They are so shiny one could lick them and yet they can’t work as sculpture because you can’t walk around them. Having used hours of artifice to create these tableaux, the photographers have flattened and ‘killed’ them-this is where they start to look like a ‘brand’ this is where the viewers’ eyes are presented with the advertising art director’s idea of realism-up close and personal.

Author : DIVER AND AGUILAR


 

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30 Beautiful Multi-Colored Websites


By Brant Wilson | http://designm.ag

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30 Amusing and Funny Photo Manipulations


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Photo manipulations are quite popular among all generations of designers and digital artists. It is also a genre often used in the advertising industry because of the effect these manipulations have on people. This sort of artwork are usually shocking and unrealistic and they are demanding of people’s attention and reactions either negative or positive. That’s the purpose of advertising – to make people feel something about the brand or particular product.

In this post you will see 30 funny and amusing photo manipulations with different messages and stories behind.

Head in aquarium

Head in aquarium

Statue of Labour

Statue of Labour

Milka

Milka

Only the strong survive

Only the strong survive

This is how it should be

This is how it should be

Grown Up

Grown Up

Mas Pelas

Mas Pelas

Perrier

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Design Inspiration: Watercolor Effects


http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/galleries/watercolors/Watercolor effects are commonly used by web and graphic designers. In this post we’ll provide some inspiration by showcasing more than 40 items for your inspiration. This showcase includes some watercolor paintings as well as some examples of digital watercolor effects, and we’ll conclude the post by featuring examples of websites that make use of watercolor effects. 

Using watercolor effects in your own work doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Although you can certainly create your own custom graphics, using a set of watercolor brushes for Photoshop, or even a set of watercolor textures, can save you time and allow you to quickly create the effects.

Watercolor Design Inspiration

Credit: Nicole Guice

Watercolor Design Inspiration

Credit: Karen Kurycki

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Illustration is not the same thing as art.


by Natalie Sklobovskaya for DesignInformer

“Art” is something philosophers have spent centuries trying to define, sadly with no satisfactory result (a debate that is far beyond the scope of this article). But illustration, while it covers a broad range of image-making, does have very distinct meanings, and it is very different from just artwork.

This is not a tutorial. It’s not about how to make a glossy Twitter icon, how to replicate that anime pic step by step, or how to make 30 awesome heavy-metal texture effects in Photoshop (linked is an article that inspired me very much). While studying illustration in college and exploring it on my own, the biggest lesson that I’ve learned so far hasn’t been how to vector the best darn shiny things you’ve ever seen. What I learned was that to be good at illustration means to first understand exactly how it differs from just putting down nice-looking doodles on paper, and that the rest just flows from there.

In this two-part article, I’d like to share some tenets behind what I think good illustration is, and what I learned about the process and technique behind how to execute it. Hopefully some fellow aspiring illustrators out there will find some of these helpful — or maybe even identify with some as part of their own process, too!

If any of my professors are reading this: I hope I didn’t disappoint you, please don’t fail me in your classes.

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The Difference Between Art and Design


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This post was authored exclusively for WDD by John O’Nolan

The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a long time.Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are entirely different.Some designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers.

So what exactly is the difference between art and design? In this post, we’ll examine and compare some of the core principles of each craft.

This is a subject that people have strong opinions about, and I’m looking forward to reading the various points of view in the comments.

This post isn’t a definitive guide, but rather the starting point for a conversation, so let’s be open-minded!

Good Art Inspires. Good Design Motivates.

Perhaps the most fundamental difference between art and design that we can all agree on is their purposes.

Typically, the process of creating a work of art starts with nothing, a blank canvas. A work of art stems from a view or opinion or feeling that the artist holds within him or herself.

They create the art to share that feeling with others, to allow the viewers to relate to it, learn from it or be inspired by it.

The most renowned (and successful) works of art today are those that establish the strongest emotional bond between the artist and their audience.

By contrast, when a designer sets out to create a new piece, they almost always have a fixed starting point, whether a message, an image, an idea or an action.

The designer’s job isn’t to invent something new, but to communicate something that already exists, for a purpose.

That purpose is almost always to motivate the audience to do something: buy a product, use a service, visit a location, learn certain information. The most successful designs are those that most effectively communicate their message and motivate their consumers to carry out a task.

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Are You Ambitious Enough?


by Mark McGuinness

Admit it: you’re ambitious.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you to proclaim your ambitions in the comments. But if you read the 99% and use the Behance Network, you’re here because you want to learn, you want to improve your professional skills, you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the creative industries. You want to compare your work with that of your peers and emulate the success of your heroes. You want to succeed.But it’s not really the done thing to say so, is it?

These days, “ambition” is a dirty word. People who are “ambitious” are viewed as either selfish or unrealistic. (“That sounds a bit ambitious” is code for “you are going to fail.”) Yet it wasn’t always this way. The poet James Fenton points out that 500 years ago in Renaissance Florence, artists had no qualms about admitting their ambitions. Here’s Fenton discussing Giorgio Vasari‘s biography of Andrea del Verrocchio:

I take these stories about artists, from Baldinucci and Vasari, because they date from a period when it appears that one could acknowledge straightforwardly motives of which we would today be obscurely ashamed. Verocchio observes that there is much to be gained in the field of sculpture, so he becomes a sculptor, and when he feels he has won the honour that is going, he turns to painting with the same motive, but when he sees his way blocked by Leonardo he turns back to sculpture again. Sigue leyendo

Awesome Collection of Watercolor Artwork by Grzegorz Wrobel


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In this post we have gathered some of Grzegorz Wróbel’s Watercolor Artworks, from early childhood interest in drawing and painting, watercolor techniques as fascinated, however, until 2002. Since then, he paints and takes part in numerous open air in Poland and abroad, we hope that you like this beautiful collection.

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Balancing Inspiration and Individuality


I love it when a good story is broken down so that even the simplest of minds can understand. I’m not the smartest, fastest or most creative person in the world, so I don’t like using a lot of big words or fancy jargon to try and impress you — but I’m learning every day, and that is what pushes me on. Let me cut the small talk and dive right in.

The Current State

When I look out on the hillside of design, all I see are copies of what great designers have done before us. The landscape has become so congested with cookie-cutter homes that seeing the real people living inside has become hard. It’s like watching that movie Pleasantville, in which everything is black and white and no one knows any better, and yet there are those pursuing something different, something original.

My hope is to inspire you to step away from the computer and open your eyes to the world around you. Expand your mind; think beyond the limits of the liquid crystals staring back at you.

Getting Started

The first step in any recovery process is to admit that there’s a problem. Once we’re comfortable admitting that we’ve been copying each other’s style, we can move on. The next step in this design detox, if you will, is to close the laptop, turn off the monitor, put down the iPhone and go find a pen or pencil and some paper. Not so fast with that Moleskine journal! It won’t help you. You understand that Apple and Adobe products don’t do the work for you, and neither will the Moleskine make you a better [fill in your profession]. Only with time, patience and practice will you begin to refine your skills.

Don’t worry if you think you can’t draw. I hear that a lot, and I wish people would remove the word “can’t” from their vocabulary. Maybe you’re not good at drawing people but are amazing at drawing monsters, or maybe you’re not good at drawing buildings but are excellent at sketching wireframes. Just because your drawings don’t look like those of people you admire does not mean your drawings are no good. Sigue leyendo

Amazing Examples of Paper Art


Henry Jones

When most people think of art involving paper, they think of drawing, sketching, or maybe painting. However, there are very talented people out there that create art from paper in more unusual ways. I’m talking about paper art that involves creative forms of cutting, folding, and carving. Materials for this type of art can vary, ranging from ordinary paper to whole books. To inspire you and let you see what other things artists are doing with paper, we’ve collected some pretty amazing works for you to enjoy.

To learn more about each work and the artist, just click on the image.

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24 Most Creative Examples of Digital Artwork


Creativity has no limit. It all depends upon your level of critical thinking and how far can you think and then turn that imaginative idea into reality. Digital art work is the perfect place for creative minds. It is the field where you can explore your creativity beyond any limit.
In this post we have assembled some of most creative digital artworks for your inspiration; we hope that you will like this collection. After going through this post, you will realize that it has helped you in getting over your creative burnout and let you get your enthusiasm and creativity back.

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Unusual and Bizarre Street Art by Robin Rhode


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This post is dedicated to South African artist Robin Rhode who is famous for his marvelous street art. He has taken the street art to a totally new level of creativity with his imagination and skills.
Robin Rhode does magic tricks with everyday material like chalk, charcoal or paint to create creative and interesting stories and then very imaginatively adds up actors in his play to make it even more grabbing.
Let’s have a look at some of his excellent street arts that would take you to the world of imagination and creativity. Feel free to share your opinion via comment box below.

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Absolut Vodka creates limited edition bottle for China


Starting from 6 August, Absolut Vodka is launching an integrated campaign for its latest limited edition bottle, Absolut 72 Bian, in China.

Absolut Vodka creates limited edition bottle for China

Absolut Vodka 72 Bian

Absolute 72 Bian (the word ‘bian’ means transformation in Chinese) is the first limited edition bottle designed solely for the Chinese market. The new bottle is designed by young Chinese pop artist Gao Yu, and it refers to the Monkey King folklore. In the story, the Monkey King is able to transform into 72 shapes.

The 350,000 new bottles will debut exclusively in China next month. The digital campaign, run by TBWA Greater China, will activate via Absolut.cn. Ian Thubron, group president for TBWA Greater China, said other creative elements would launch over the next few months.

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40 Terrific Works of Art Made From Common Trash


We’ve all heard that “one man’s trash is another mans treasure”. That saying takes on new meaning when we view the world through the eyes of the artists featured in todays post. These talented individuals see possibility in the things we throw away every day. Instead of heading to the art supply store they just collect common trash and turn it into works of amazing art. Take a look at these 40 terrific works of art made from common trash and be prepared to start looking at your garbage in a whole new way.

Artworks Made From Trash

Ann P. Smith
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