Posts in Art
Kodak Ektachrome Film

Known for its vibrant colors, Kodak Ektachrome debuted in 1946 and disappeared in 2012. It's back. First for 35mm, and later this year for Super 8 and 16mm formats, the slide film is once again available. Made from 106 components spread across 15 layers, it's also known for its easy development process, as it carries its own pigments. Its signature blue-hued images were made famous by National Geographic photographers and the astronauts who carried it to the moon, and now you can capture your own memories on the same medium, assuming you still have a film camera lying around.

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This Short Film is Full of Emotional Anarchy

You know why that security footage of an office worker throwing the printer out of a top floor window is so hilarious? Because we’ve all wanted to do it. And if I had a dollar for every time I’ve wanted to slap some loud-talking moron’s phone onto the floor, I’d have enough for that pair of A-grade noise cancelling headphones from Bose that I’ve been angling for for months now, to no avail.

Like a bald Britney Spears trying to mutilate a car window with an umbrella, humans abandoning all form of self-control and partaking in a little emotional anarchy is one of the highest forms of entertainment known to man, which is why two-minute short film Enough is just so good. Director Anna Mantzaris’ cute but dismal characters decide to throw social decorum (and at times, their computers) out of the window, in the most relatable of social situations.

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These Miniature Models Pay Tribute to the Corner Store

Drew Leshko knows a bit about loss. The Philadelphian has experienced enough of it in his life to focus a recent exhibition on the matter, creating painstakingly crafted sculptures in memory of long-gone loved ones. By which of course we mean long-lost buildings. The Only Constant is a tribute to the forgotten urban landmark; the dishevelled old corner store, the family-owned pizza shop, the run-down laundromat, the small-time pharmacy with the permanently closed roller door.

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The Sparrow Mart

The Sparrow Mart is stocked with all the best produce. Everything from ramen and sushi to siracha and champagne, they have it all. The only thing is, every item is made from felt. British artist Lucy Sparrow follows up her New York City bodega with an all-felt supermarket in Los Angeles. Furnished with over 31,000 handmade sculptures, the project took Sparrow and five assistants an entire year to complete. The exhibit is located at The Standard hotel and is open until August 31st.

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The Best Drone Photography of 2018

Drones have become part of many photographers’ arsenals. The ridiculous shots that can appear abstract and otherworldly are easy to pore over. So let’s do that now. Here are the winners of this year’s Drone Awards, which selects the best of the best when it comes to drone photography. Broken down into different categories like Nature, Sport, People, and Abstract, the awards really highlight some remarkable shots. You can see all the winners and the stiff competition at the Drone Awards site, which we don’t recommend spending too much time on otherwise you’ll find yourself dropping thousands on the latest DJI drone.

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A Hidden Art Form You'll Flip For

Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages.The art form, which dates back to the 1600s, involves painting pictures on the edges of books that remain hidden unless the pages are pulled in a specific way. The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you'll find pure magic.

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The Lost Bauhaus Typography

Anybody interested in design knows that typography from Bauhaus Dessau is legendary. With simple, yet striking, geometric forms and expressive colors, their typography conveys a clear, lasting message, which is why they were used in many iconic ad layouts, album covers and political posters. After almost a century, original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from the Bauhaus School of Design were rediscovered and are being prepped for use by today’s creative minds through Adobe’s newly launched Hidden Treasures project.

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TIME Magazine's Latest Cover Was Made With Help From 958 Drones

Drones are a hot-topic right now, so hot in fact that TIME Magazine has put 958 of them on its latest cover. A fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones were employed for the shoot, replicating the magazine’s iconic masthead and red border by flying in perfect formation above California. The quadcopters were specifically designed by Intel for light shows and, back in 2016, 500 of them set the new Guinness World Record for the “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously”. Since then, they’ve featured in the Super Bowl live performance by Lady Gaga and the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which became the largest drone show in the history of the world with 1,218 of them in use.

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The Concrete LEGO Minifig Brings Your Childhood into Adulthood

The LEGO Minifig piloted a great number of our childhood creations. But as we’ve gotten older, their bright yellow bodies and C-shaped hands have seemed too immature for display in our home or office. If you want to remember the days of building block cars and trucks, put a Concrete Minifig on your shelf. The displayable figures look just like the ones that came with a set of bricks, only the cartoonish build was swapped for a Brutalist one. Available in two different sizes, the figures are handmade by Elemental Design and offer a dose of nostalgia every time you see one.

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Arena is an Incredible Look at the World Through Google Earth

Stop everything and check out this mesmerizing short film that uses dreamy music and perfectly timed editing to showcase satellite imagery in the coolest way possible. Truly phenomenal. 

Life is a game that must be played is the premise of artist Páraic McGloughlin’s new experimental short Arena. Created using Google Earth imagery, the piece is a fast-paced look at the earth from above, reflecting the shapes we make, the game of life and the planet as our playing ground.

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Tom Carroll Captured Surfing in the 80s Perfectly

Photography is now so accessible that it’s unavoidable. But if the social media revolution’s proved anything, it’s that the majority of photos aren’t interesting in the slightest. Perfect technical skill is nothing without a compelling subject, and vice versa. Often the ability to wade through the dross and put your faith in finding that one photograph is the most valuable skill of all. Which leads us to Ben Chadbond—someone who lists his occupation as “photography”, but doesn’t take photos (anymore), and Tom Carroll—a 2x World Champion surfer and Australian national treasure, who’s been taking photos for 40 years and storing them in boxes in his garage.

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Satellite Images on an Angle Make You See the World Differently

Robert Simmons, editor of Planet Stories, wants to change how you see our planet. The problem—for lack of a better word—is the satellite images we’re used to seeing: they’re taken facing straight down. This radically alters how we view natural and man-made wonders here on Earth. To help you see things differently, Simmons has curated a collection of satellite images taken on an very different angle. Skyscrapers rise from an expanse of small buildings. Mountains cast shadows across vast valleys. Bora Bora, well… Bora Bora still looks like a true paradise. Check out some of the shots above and then head to Simmons' post for more.

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See the Underground Like You've Never Seen It Before

Subway stations - everybody knows them, and everybody needs them. They are usually filled with stressed and disconnected people. Under cities across the globe, we normally don´t pay much attention to these futuristic architectural constructions. Photographer Kevin Krautgartner sees beauty in empty train stations, and captures it with his otherworldly imagery. 

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Killspencer Shattered Dreams Mini Basketball Kit

One of the most electrifying moments to ever occur on a basketball court is when a player dunks so hard that the entire backboard shatters. Yes, it’s destructive, but there’s also a dread beauty in how it exemplifies both visceral brutality and sheer athleticism. Now you can capture that moment in still life and hang it on your wall with Killspencer’s Shattered Dreams Indoor Mini Basketball Kit.Made in conjunction with 120-year-old specialty glass manufacturer, Judson Studios, out of Highland Park, Los Angeles – this beautiful piece of sports art would be a head turner if it were just for the premium leather, maple wood, and LEXAN glass.

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Print Isn't Dead in the Papermaker

The Papermaker, a short documentary by Kings&Kongs, is about one of the last handcrafting papermakers in Europe and his immense love for paper. Gangolf Ulbricht makes unique tree- free papers by hand for international artists, conservators, photographers, printers and many more. He learned his uniqe craft in Germany, Japan, France and England. In this short film we see him producing his unique paper in his basement studio in the Arthouse Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg. He talks about his love and dedication for this craft - and it ́s future. 

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Mitch King and Penny Collaboration Keeps Psychedelia Alive

Psychedelia and all its associations have been an ingrained part of Southern Californian surf and skate culture since the 60s.

The Brotherhood of Eternal Love being it’s most famous Californian export. If you’re unfamiliar with the BOEL then you need to watch Orange Sunshine. Long story short, the near-mythical gang was an integral part of the Summer of Love and aimed to “turn on the world” through exposing it to LSD. The means to this end was to become the largest network of smugglers, buyers and distributors of acid the world had ever seen. Eventually, it all went predictably pear-shaped, but it’s a radical story in every sense of the word. 

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Little Rats, a Short Film About Graffiti is a Tense 5 Minute Ride

There’s a few hobbies in this world that just aren’t for the faint-hearted.Spraying graffiti onto trains in foreign countries firmly falls into this category. In short film LITTLE RATS, directors Jesse Heath and Theodor Guelat went along for the ride as ‘XXXX’, a 21-year-old South American graffiti writer, travels and escapes the grips of authority (until eventually being arrested and deported to his home country) across Europe.

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Midtown Manhattan Made From Computer Parts

Not every artist works with paint and canvas. Zayd Menk, an artist based in Zimbabwe, uses computer parts, hot glue, and basically anything he can find in his junk drawer. The results are stunning. Just check out this build of Midtown Manhattan he completed after months of work. Composed of 263 hot glue sticks, 11 CPUs, 27 motherboards, a handful of graphics cards and hard drives, and a watch or two, this .0635 : 100 scale model is a prime example of the art style he calls “recyclism.” Taking into account the actual heights of the buildings and the spacing between them, Menk crafted something accurate, colorful, and mighty impressive. This video will give you a look at the process.

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Ikea x Hasselblad Norrhassel Prints

Created in collaboration with Hasselblad and a team of pro photographers, these Ikea Norrhassel Prints represent some of the finest selections in the Hasselblad Masters Award archives. Eight photos in all, depicting scenes both natural and man-made, are included, taken by Dmitry Ageev, Lars van de Goor, Hans Strand, Bára Prášilová, Ali Rajabi, Tom D. Jones and Joachim Schmeisser. Expect to see them at your local Ikea store starting in August.

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Sudden Light

"In early 2016, an injury that stopped me from surfing led me to picking up a camera. When I realised I couldn’t surf anymore, I sold my surfboard and used the money to buy a camera and suitable waterhousing. Initially, it was just a way to find a way to replace my hobby and maybe reconnect with the water. I didn’t expect it to spark a new passion that has become all but consuming. My loss ultimately became my gain. A new light to follow." - Jack Noel Davis

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