Tag: art

May 31, 2014

Banksy’s New York Residence – A Retrospective

Banksy's New York Residence - A Retrospective

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqp03X8zwfI?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D For the month of October 2013, Banksy took over the streets of New York, unveiling a new artwork each day. The artist transformed the city into a giant canvas, turning the spectacle into one big scavenger hunt. In this retrospective we look back at Banksy’s Artist in Residence for the city of…

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May 29, 2014

The Long Game: Leonardo da Vinci and the Importance of Failure

The Long Game: Leonardo da Vinci and the Importance of Failure

[vimeo 84022735 w=800 h=450] [vimeo 87448006 w=800 h=450] All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world,…

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May 28, 2014

This Guy Spent 10 Years Making a Dragon-Shaped Hedge. His Reason Why is Amazing

This Guy Spent 10 Years Making a Dragon-Shaped Hedge. His Reason Why is Amazing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7aDbis2gsU?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D 75-year-old, retired fan maker John Brooker has spent nearly a decade growing, trimming and shaping his massive hedge into a dragon. The 20 ft-high, 100 ft-long hedge is located near King’s Lynn in Norfolk, England. The mythical creature features a massive pair of wings and six sets of legs. You can see…

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May 24, 2014

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

Artist Animates Over Real-Life Using Markers, White-Out and Transparent Sheets

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpum4nK2wOM?rel=0&w=800&h=600%5D Artist Marty Cooper animates over real-life scenes using only markers, white out and transparent animation sheets called cels (short for celluloid). A simple idea but brilliantly executed and quite entertaining! To see more, check out Marty (who goes by the moniker Homre_McSteez) on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr.

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May 6, 2014

Super Slow Motion Tattoo Close-Up

Super Slow Motion Tattoo Close-Up

[vimeo 86606975 w=800 h=450] In this incredible slow motion, close-up, we see a tattoo being applied by tattoo artist GueT. Seeing the skin ripple in super slow motion is both remarkable and slightly unsettling. The video quality is fantastic, I just wish they would have shown the end result! Audio: Emmanuel Top – Industriel…

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Feb 25, 2014

The Mind Melting Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

The Mind Melting Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

[vimeo 87445930 w=800 h=450] Chinese artist Li Hongbo (featured previously) crafts mind-melting sculptures from thousands of individually glued sheets of paper, creating a kind of ‘honeycomb’ structure that makes the sculptures completely malleable. In collaboration with the Klein Sun Gallery, New York-based video production company Kid Guy Collective captured Li’s current showcase, Tools of…

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