27.03.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face

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This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource for downloadable guides and online courses for aspiring artists looking to pick up some fundamentals. If you never went to art school this might be helpful for you. They’re currently offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Drawing the Human Face”.

The eGuide gives you tips for things like drawing hair, placing facial features, and adding a little life to eyes. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.

 

26.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes” Directed by AG Rojas

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Director AG Rojas returns with his first video in two years and it’s a masterpiece. “Close Your Eyes” features vocals by Run the Jewels’ New York City-based artist EI-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike as well as Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine).

A young black man (Keith Stanfield) and a police officer (Shea Whigham) wrestle each other to the point of exhaustion in this brutal, poetic clip. This may be one of the most important music videos of the year considering the divisive outcomes of recent police brutality cases. The visuals provide a poignant reminder that violence is futile.

Watch “Close Your Eyes” below.

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26.03.15 by Jeff

“Shylight” by Studio Drift

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Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta and Jozeph Hendricks have created a really unique lamp here! The “Shylight” is made of silk and is designed to fall from the ceiling, blossoming like a flower as it goes. After a period of time it retracts and climbs back up towards the ceiling. Watch the video below!

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Photographer Phil Moore

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Beautiful photos by photographer Phil Moore. More images below.

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Invention of the Day: 8-Bit Instant Photo Gameboy Gun

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The fact that this is a gun is kinda stupid but I do think an 8-bit instant camera that prints out images like receipts is cool! Moscow-based media artist Dmitry Morozov built this gadget using an old game boy, arduino, a camera, and a thermal printer. Watch the video below.

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Photographer Klaus Thymann’s Expedition with Casio G-Shock

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Photographer and international explorer Klaus Thymann recently partnered with Casio G-Shock on a project called “Timezone”, a 24-day expedition to test the GPW-1000, the world’s first GPS atomic solar hybrid watch. Thymann visited three beautiful and largely uninhabited places in Mexico, New Zealand, and the Congo, to take photos and test the watch’s ability to automatically use radio waves as well as GPS to keep accurate time.

Here is a selection of the images and a short clip of his adventure below.

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25.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Music Video: Earl Sweatshirt “Grief”

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Track by Earl Sweatshirt gets a visual treatment from one of the best music video directors working today, Hiro Murai. Employing a thermal camera and turning the results into monochrome, the end results have a bizarre and ghostly reality to them. Video embedded below:

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25.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Kagawa Hiroshige

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Paintings by Japanese artist Kagawa Hiroshige that often reach epic sizes, most recently depicting the horrific aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku, Japan earthquake.  Continue below to see more of Kagawa’s paintings.

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