Despite the fact that the technology is ancient by digital standards, animated GIFs seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. But beyond the thousands of pages of animated GIFs turning up these days on tumblr, there’s now a device which lets you view these primitive animated artworks without the need for a computer at all.
You’ve probably seen the flurry of photos animated thanks to GIFs. It seems old school, but there’s a lot you can do with GIFs. Check out what Vancouver-based French artist Nicolas Sassoon does. Some of these are pretty cool.
I’ve always been amazed by the mind-bending illusions of artist M.C. Escher. His perplexing worlds definitely had more than a little bit to do with the thematic concepts and set designs in the equally awesome Inception.
We’ve seen a table, a chair, classic artworks, and even a toilet made from gadget guts. Here’s a nice installation that would go well with those items. Made by UK-based artist Susan Stockwell, this map of the world is made of computer components.
Grunge artist Lora Zombie puts a new spin on superheroes, showcasing how bad it can get even for the world’s finest. Her series of paintings of Depressed Superheroes are available as prints from Eyes on Walls.
I’m not a fan of cigarettes, but I am a fan of cigarette art. Instead of lighting one up and slowly smoking your way to lung cancer, why not pile a couple hundred thousand of those nicotine sticks to form something that looks like, say, a tiger skin rug?
French illustrator Grégoire Guillemin created these retro posters as part of his series Exercises in Style, which remind me of the golden age of superheroes. Each poster is unique and the typography matches the overall tone of the art.
Designer Pete Fecteau spent much of 2010 creating this amazing Rubik’s Cube mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., comprised of 4,242 individual Rubik’s Cubes. The mosaic measures 18’6″ by 9’8″ and weighs about 1,000 pounds.
It may not be as minimalistic or wallpaper-friendly as that now (in)famous Apple silhouette logo, but this portrait of the late Steve Jobs is still a neat piece of work and a very appropriate one, since it’s made entirely out of apples.
Is this yet another take on one of the oldest and most played out memes? Yes it is. Does it matter? Not really. Besides, it’s not a simple Photoshop of the original poster. Dann Matthews did a fantastic job in this print.
With silly product names like “Wii”, “PSVita”, “Siri”, and “Xperia,” sometimes it’s nice to be able to look at the name of something, and then when you see it, you say “that’s exactly what I expected”.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is, what someone might find beautiful or breathtaking might just look like junk to you, and vice versa. Some people find beauty in the smallest or grandest of things; in the neat and pristine or in the messy and chaotic.