Art - 3/10 - Inspiratu

Possibly worlds largest apartment complex mural in Berlin
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It seems the best antidote to the "uglification" of monolithic mega apartment complexes is some artistic touch. French artist collective CitéCréation took upon themselves to give this 22,000 square meters apartment complex in Berlin a face-lift, and possibly become the largest apartment building mural in the world. This project that took 3 years to complete entered Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet Coop apartment complex in to Guinness book of World Records for the largest mural on an inhabited building. Photos by Sean Gallup via Getty Images [...]
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New meaning to “stretched” in Auto-Aerobics by Chris LaBrooy
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Graphic designer from UK Chris LaBrooy takes term "stretched" when applied to the cars to the new level.  In his computer manipulated images classic cars are stretched, pulled, engaged in contortions, nesting and of course - Auto-Aerobics.  Somewhat surreal to see classic cars of the 60's "re-designed" in to futuristic bots. Go to Chris's Behance page to find-out more. Images by Chris LaBrooy [...]
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Fascinating beasts created by Ellen Jewett
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Created by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett "Creatures From El" is collection of fascinating yet peculiar creatures - morphed flora and fauna into surrealistic mutant species frozen in movement. Almost like captured at the moment we woke up from a dream of captivating and mysterious imagery. It seems like body parts as characters in it's own right mutated into mechanical and bestial interlocking breeds. But, then again... maybe it's how these beasts see themselves? Turtle feels boged down by the weight, like it's a tree growing on it's shell, fast mountain lion feels like birds flying out of his body carrying him through the fastest of runs and desert fox feels elegance of swan wings - as vanity is it's blessing and it's curse... More of these fascinating "Creatures from El" can be found here. Images via Ellen Jewett [...]
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Cute and Stylish Beasts in ad campaign by 180 Amsterdam
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Creative ad agency 180 Amsterdam is behind some of the most creative advertising campaigns for long list of famous brands like Adidas, Asics, Playstation and Western Union. 180 Amsterdam print advertisement campaign for brand "Barber Shaves and Trims" called "Tame the Beast"is both cute and warmly funny. There is a beast in every man eager to get out - why not to have some facial grooming along the way... For more of creative advertisement campaigns visit 180 Amsterdam. [...]
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Scenery of human bodies – Otherscapes by Carl Warner
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Countless poets compared human bodies to landscapes, valleys, hills and rivers. Photographer Carl Warner expressed the same sentiment in what he does the best - creating photo-landscapes that aren't. In series "Otherscapes" he manipulated beautiful body close-ups in to multiple collages to achieve imaginary deserts, hills and boulders - recognizable to be human bodies at the closer look only. More of Carl's work can be found here. Photos by Carl Warner [...]
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Grotesque faces in Wes Naman’s “Rubber Band” series
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We've seen several photo series from photographers using various office supplies (scotch tape, rubber band, paint) or household items (leaf bower, window glass) to distort ones face for that bizarre look we cannot help to click on. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure - the results are always entertaining. Wes Naman (was featured here) previous "Scotch Tape" series created so much buzz that he decided to follow in the same direction by using rubber bands. This time faces were borrowed from local Albuquerque music bands (see play of words "rubber bands" - "music bands"). Musicians wearing their band t-shirts posed for this fun but sometimes painful photoshoot. More of "Rubber Band" photos can be found here. Photography by Wes Naman [...]
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Guns’N’Porcelain – Magnus Gjoen softens the image of destruction
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I love contrasts (hence the reference to the name of legendary Guns'N'Roses). Love, when artist takes extremes of any dimension and collides opposites in most unusual and surprising ways. More surprising - the better... Magnus Gjoen took the objects that we usually associate with destruction and harm, and illustrated them with soft feel good imagery of fine art, porcelain patterns and classic paintings. Suddenly the tools of destruction transformed into harmless, decorative nick'nacks we can find in our grandma's fine china cabinet.  (I can completely imagine some sweet old lady personalizing her AK-47 with flowery decoupage). Destructive get's a friendly facelift. More of Magnus Gjoen work can be found here. Images by Magnus Gjoen [...]
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Clearing “window” of imagination one brush-stroke at the time – Jieun Park
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When looking at  Jieun Park paintings you have a feeling that you separated from most beautiful cityscape by dirty window that artist is cleaning up for you with each brush-stroke. Broad strokes let the beauty of the city emerge, leaving some of it hidden... a little secret that you might have to discover by yourself. More of Jieun Park's work can be found here and on her Facebook page. Paintings by Jieun Park [...]
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