Tag: design free thursday
Today’s unusual post features Japanese artist Baku Maeda and his killer moustache. Based in Sapporo, an illustrator by trade, Baku Maeda expresses tremendous energy and power with his work, showing us what’s possible to achieve with humble, unassuming materials like ice and ribbon. Maeda is a classic doodler – but be sure to look between the lines here so you don’t miss a thing.
Christopher Rimmer is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer who’s forthcoming exhibition, Sign of Life, is a visual examination of the tragedy of two abandoned towns slowly being buried by the sands. The images were shot on location in the diamond mining towns of Elizabeth Bay and Kolmanskop in South Western Namibia. Local institutions such as the hospital, ballroom, power station, theatre, casino, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the Western Hemisphere are all shown in a surreal and almost unrecognisable state.
I’ve always had a genuine fascination with the concept of turning trash into treasure, so today’s post really hits the spot for me. San Francisco based photographer Laurie Frankel teamed up with Diane Gatterdam to create a fascinating series of still life images titled ‘Recycled Beauty’. The final result is nothing short of spectacular, capturing the mood resembling the paintings by Dutch masters.
Italian photographer Chiara Goia travelled to Dong Cheng, a small village in China where artists are responsible for producing imitations of renowned classical sculptures. I ache for the irony, the beauty and the bizarre nature of these images.
01 | Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson. 02 | Idols by Hamra Abbas. 03 | Bill Gekas’ Portraits of His Daughter in the Style of Dutch Master Paintings. 04 | Bloom Day Scans Flower Art by Craig Cramer. 05 | Nurture Studies by Diana Scherert 06 | Modern Day Totems by Omar Sosa. 07 | X-Ray Photography by Nick Veasey. 08 | Cinematic Self Portraits by Anja Niemi. 09 | Polaroid Portrait Mosaics by Maurizio Galimberti.
Most things I post about make me feel inspired in some way. Some make me laugh. Others make me cry.”If only for a second” makes me feel it all…