30.03.15 by Jeff

Sam Friedman x Case Studyo “Happy Place” Handwoven Rug

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Love this rug. Artist Sam Friedman collaborated with Belgium-based Case Studyo (I love everything these guys produce) on a handwoven rug based on one of his paintings. They’re releasing an edition of 12 rugs. Couple more images below.

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30.03.15 by Jeff

Inspiration Overload of the Day: The Crazy Inventions of Dominic Wilcox

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“The Reinvention of Normal” is a fantastic little profile of artist, inventor, designer Dominic Wilcox. In the image above you can see a device he invented which allows him to use his right ear to hear what’s on his left, and use his left ear to hear what’s on his right. This is just one of the many brilliantly silly inventions he created as part of a project to make something creative every day for 30 days. Other creations include: toothbrush maracas, an umbrella that waters plants, and a soccer ball that mixes a smoothie.

I like to keep videos like this bookmarked for whenever I’m having a creative block. Everything he says is mind expanding, this is highly recommended viewing! Watch the artist profile below.

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30.03.15 by Jeff

New Printing Technology Allows Blind People to “See” Famous Paintings

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A Spanish printing studio called Estudios Durero, has developed a printing process to create 3D versions of famous paintings so that blind people can experience them. The technique is called Didú and it essentially turns high resolution images into sculptures.

Blind and sighted visitors are invited to touch artworks at the exhibit at Madrid’s Prado Museum, Hoy toca el Prado. More images and a video clip from this wonderful project below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

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Paintings by artist Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. More images below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”

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Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.

The stills I’ve pulled here all come from Masanobu Hiraoka’s section of the film because he’s my favourite and his work is next level (proof).

Watch the animation below!

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27.03.15 by Jeff

POW! WOW! SXSW

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This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.

This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.

More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.

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27.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Yannick Fournié

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Paintings by French artist Yannick Fournié that feature characterss identities hidden beneath Luchador masks.  Continue below to see more paintings by Yannick.

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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.