Paintings of figures dressed in business attire wearing space helmets that alludes to some sort of narrative, while also combining the architecture of San Francisco with fantasy and film noir. That is Alec Huxley
It all began when I bought a Soviet space helmet on eBay. I was playing around with a bunch of space-themed work for my first show at D-Structure and painted two pieces in that style. Something in the cinematic and graphic look just clicked with me, so I started to explore it more.
"As part of his latest project NHDK, photographer Víctor Enrich challenged himself to digitally reconfigure the same building in Munich, Germany in 88 different configurations. The Barcelona-based artist is known for his warped and skewed interpretations of architecture in locations around the world including an extensive series of images shot in Tel Aviv." via Colossal. http://vimeo.com/81182837
Latvia-based artist Alex Konahin creates extraordinarily ornate, detailed and beautiful drawings like these using just pencils, pens and india ink. We did a review on his works year ago covering his art done not only by classic materials but even personal blood. For now please check his latest painstakingly intricate series of floral insects and other creatures.
Russian officials are going crazy next year, but let's leave all politics and take a look at the new amateur Olympic Pinup Calendar created by Andrew Tarusov (check his previous work "Apocalypse Tomorrow Calendar"). The new Calendar is a kind of humorous answer for the whole political situation around upcoming Winter Games. I won't translate mottos from each page, so please enjoy the Soviet aesthetic graphics below. If you read Russian you can order print version on https://boomstarter.ru/projects/tarusov/pechat_sportivnogo_kalendarya_na_2014_g
The master of facial-art illusions, photographer Alexander Khokhlov is back with a new project "2D or not 2D". The project is made in collaboration with a make-up artist Valeria Kutsan and digital artist Veronica Ershova View more on http://www.behance.net/gallery/2D-or-not-2D/12233947
Russian fashion photographer Masha Demianova works between New York and Moscow. Her camera is straight, faithful and seems has no control from commercial part of each project. Of course there is a tons of shooting material following by painstaking selection but at the end there are always a few strong shots representing the fashion photography as a state of art neither an editorial cut. Check it out on http://www.mashademianova.com
A short film for Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, created by Opperman Weiss and directed by Laurence Dunmore of RSA Films, features a beautifully haunting rendition of the Irish folk song “A Parting Glass.” via
“The idea behind One Loop Portrait a Week was to re-capture some sort of creative rhythm or spontaneity I felt I lost. Every week I shoot a new portrait with no pressure or overall idea, just what comes into my mind.” Brilliant works!
"Created by British designer Alex Chinneck, this fun intervention creates the illusion that a brick facade has melted right off the side of a building and into the front yard. Titled From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes, the piece was installed in the English seaside town of Margate, and the artist chose to present it without any identifying information, leaving locals amused and scratching their heads."
The unofficial opening of British Christmas was made by John Lewis stores with their heart touching advertisement "The Bear & The Hare". When I first seen it I could not imagine that it was done by hands. Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn of Blinkink were the duo charged by Adam & Eve DDB with bringing the ideas to life and you get a nice sense of the painstaking stop-motion process they went through over a period of several months. Guys proved that everything what was made by hand and heart has absolutely different impact on a viewer. Watch the movie and making of below.
Thanks goes "It's Nice That"
If you bought our latest DCMAG magazine you might recognise the maestro of black typography and graphic force London-based and Argentina-rased Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. We also featured his latest motion video "SCRIPTURA VITAE" on our interactive magazine pages.
"Mestrovic's latest venture is an ambitious three-part journey into the unknown that showcases Lex's haunting ritualistic calligraphy, alongside stunningly choreographed Japanese Butoh performances set to a score which features original music by the Grammy Nominated DIPLO. The film stars famed Japanese actress Miho Nikaido, best known for her role in the cult-classic and previously banned film Tokyo Decadence which was written and directed by lauded novelist Ryu Murakami. The effects in the film are visually striking, combining modern compositing with in-camera painting to devise something wholly unique." says Souris
If you have a good sense of humour and a perfect visual memory than we got something for you. Moscow based High School of Art and Design (BHSAD) has a dozen of "kickass" tutors like Dmitry Karpov that squeeze students brain till the last drop of creativity. Physically and mentally. This time students got a brief to make a satire on famous Russian Art masterpieces. So, voila, Russian Art got Simpsonised what can be seen as a metaphor to current political situation. But truth is in eyes of beholder, so don't get it wrong - just smile :)
P.s. You might remember our collaboration with Dmitry's student at BHSAD http://designcollector.net/bhsad-students-challenge-by-designcollector/ http://designcollector.net/alchemy-offf-2012/ http://designcollector.net/the-spinner-offf-2012-unofficial/
1. Let's start with Petrov-Vodkin simpsonised by Evgenia Chur
2. Alexander Andreeyvich Ivanov meets Maria Galukha to get simpsonised
3. Ivan Kramskoj simpsonised by Egor Abaturov
4. Viktor Vasnecov vs Anton Chalov
6. Pavel Fedotov vs Alexey Golovanov
7. Pavel Fedotov vs. Elena Khoroshiltseva
8. Kazimir Malevich vs. Misha Golev
9. Mikhail Vrubel vs. Misha Golev
11. Fedor Pavlovich Reshetnikov vs Alexander R
12. Fedor Pavlovich Reshetnikov (same as previous) vs. Azamat Ivanov
13. Vasilii Vladimirovich Pukirev vs Andrey Kolmakov
14. Ivan Bilibin vs Vladislav Poliakov
BSHAD tutor Dmitry Karpov also shared other untagged works, please be patient we will find the authors of Simpsonisation asap: