As promised my wordle of the week click to see it big and to make your own
Check out this video Directed by Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Update: some users wanted to know how they did this.
"It was shot in two days using one still camera, one angle, two actors, and a budget of near zero. "
Let me repeat Just amazing!!!
If you have every been in my town (Shepherdstown) at night you will notice as you approach the residential section of German street that there are a few houses with animals made with neon in windows. Every time I see them it makes me smile. So I have become fascinated with Neon Art as of late. I have contacted a few artists to see how they got started like Eric Ehlenberger. Eric's work with neon is very calming. I really enjoy his luminous Jellyfish.
While Eric's work is more sculptural Dan Flavins work is more focused on color and light. Dan is actually no longer with us, but his work will live on. He built a lot of very cool installations with commercially available fluorescent lights. Dan really was able to create emotion with his minimalist installations. How does this piece he built make you feel?
Another artist that I stumbled upon in my research is Lili Lakich. She is the founder of the Museum of Neon Art and has supervised the restoration of 22 large scale vintage signs. I really dig her work. She has a broad range of work ranging from consumer ads, Illustrations and even websites. But here work with neon really stands out.
So after looking at the work of these three artists I don't think my research will end there. I hope to eventually try to build something of my own.
This site can be useful if you are painting a room. Building a website or even painting a picture. It is just a great way to share color finds and exchange your ideas with others that are pationate about colors and patterns.
I am actually looking for colors on ColourLovers myself for our downstairs bathroom.
James A. Garfield
Harry S. Truman
Looks like as of late if you are left handed you have a better chance of being president. From what I understand Left handers are verbally inclined and better at math overall.
Today is a great day for all you left handers out there.
Bubble Club Chair by Kartell
designed by Philippe Starck
The Bubble Club Chair is made of batch-dyed polyethylene and is the pioneer in the concept of furnishing accessories; the industrial sofa made entirely of plastic. Technology and research have allowed Kartell to be the first design company
On the way home from work as usual I was listening to NPR and wamo out of the speakers come a story about PETA trying to re brand fish. WHAT!?! re brand an animal? You can't do that. So get this PETA thinks it can. They are attempting to make fish more adorable. Listen there are no fish on the cute things falling asleep site. NONE! Fish are cool and all don't get me wrong. I spent a couple hundred bucks taking my daughters to see tank loads of them the other week in Baltimore but CUTE? Wait. Cow fish are kinda cute.
Stop me please. Anyhow. I think this is hilarious and they are going to get a good amount of scratches on this itch. Nice Job PETA you have got our attention.
Create Your Own Sea Kitten at peta.org!
The funny thing is his art remind me a lot of the work I was looking at yesterday from Dan Witz. The paintings he did of the Mosh Pits have that same feel. Kuksi work can even gain respect of those not even interested in this subject by the granular detail he goes into with these miniatures. I thought this quote from his website says it all.
“He soon discovered his distaste for the typical American life and pop culture, feeling that he has always belonged to the ‘Old World’.”
Looking at his pieces I wonder what his work would look like if he tried to create something that emulated our current world. Really there are things going on right now that in my eyes are just as scary. I do understand his draw to the middle ages and the darkness those days churn. I grew up for many years in Rome and I have a love of the architecture from the Middle Ages as well. Kris in my eyes has really hit a home run with his work and I could stare at it for hours unless I was planning on going to bed soon then I would have to stay away. :)
Hmm what’s his name? Billy Mays. (Is he yelling or is he talking… the world will never know).
Back to Vince (oh get this his name is Vince Offer), and the ShamWow. Our bug eyed friend and his product I truly believe are on the verge of invading the English language. I think I have seen at least four or more status posts on Facebook using it as a verb. This morning a twit was seen using it… yes folks a twit. So let me start out and define the word Shamwow for you all.
Adjective, -ness, -weist
1. Something so great you just want to go out and get your own.
a. That girl’s husband is so Shamwow.
b. Check out those new sneakers they are Shamwow
Verb, -wing, wed
1. To surprise with greatness when seeming so ordinary
a. My wife shamwowed me with macaroni and cheese last night
b. My new employee is Shamwowing everyone I am worried they might take my job.
I actually have no interest in the product. I am just so Shamwowed when something as funny as a guy with eyes popping out and a faux hawk yelling at some people at the county fair can really create something so viral. Great job Vince!
So go ahead and start using shamwow. And post it here if you see someone else using it.
The general public is now aware of Shepard Faireys since he did that great design for Obama. I really became interested in his work when he first put out his obey series with Andre. Anyways I was really surprised to hear that he was hired my Saks Fifth Avenue to do a new propaganda spirit spring marketing.
It is funny it seems everyone in the ad world right now is desperately trying to jump on the incredible work by the Obama people to capture that same feel. The reason why is simple THE YOUTH. Barack Obama they say was actually able to get out there and get the youth to vote and in BIG numbers. That is unheard of in the ad world. What you got someone to buy something they have never bought before.
Take a look at Pepsi's new ad campaign. Does that logo look familiar to you??? Yes they too are trying to get that youth market.