Picture of the Week- Spock and other Star Gird Posters

“Distance yourself from the stars and enjoy the view.”

These optically amazing Star Grid Posters were made by graphic designer Mark Brooks. They were designed for the apparel brand SantaMonica. Buy the prints here for €29-€49 (about $39-$67).

They have a lot of other Star Grid posters as well such as: Pablo PicassoSamuel L. Jackson, Sophia Loren, Ray Charles, Statue of Liberty, Morrissey, Malcolm X, Luchador, Max Headroom, Indian Chief, Bob Marley and Kiss.

Links:

Mark Brooks Graphik Design Portfolio

Mark Brooks on Behance

Spock Star Grid Poster

Stormtrooper Star Gird Poster

Salvador Dali Star Grid Poster

 

[Source Geek-Art.net and Behance.com]

Picture of the Week- Princess Peach

Carlos Lerma made this super adorable and colorful Princess Peach artwork. I originally found this on Geek-Art.net and I also featured his abstract Batman artwork for a previous PotW.

Check out Lerms and all of his greatness on his Deviant ArtBlog,Website.  My favorite of Lerma include Neil Gaiman, Sirius Black, Darth Vader, Buddha and Riff Raff


Picture of the Week (10/4)

Carlos Lerma made this very cool Batman art I originally found on Geek-Art.net (<- which has the coolest stuff btw!).

Check out Lerms and all of his greatness on his Deviant Art, Blog, Website.  His work is really great and I already saw a bunch I want to feature for other PotW’s!

Miniature Art Installations

“Wet n’ Wild”

These are the latest miniature street art installations by Slinkachu.  Thumbelina instantly came to mind! Check out Slinkachu website to see more of his art and information.

Slinkachu’s Bio via his website:

“My ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.”

The funniest responses from his FAQ page:

“Q: Where did you get the idea for little people?

A: Many of the little people live under my bed where I force them into hard labour cleaning crumbs off my floor…

Q: Can I commission you for an unforgettable night of passion?

A: You can’t handle me, baby.”

The first 8 photos are from his new installation, they are also the only ones I titled.  The others are more of his work.

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[Sources DA’s Wild Ride, Juxtapoz & Slinkachu]

How to create the Mona Lisa using Microsoft Paint

This video makes you think twice about Microsoft Paint as the butt of a joke.  The video isn’t new but it’s still impressive!

[via Buzzfeed and made by Eclectic Asylum Art]

MMORPA ART: Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Art


This was made by Jason Baalman aka EclecticAsylum on YouTube.  He does some unique and cool art videos on Youtube.  Check out his channel and you can buy his art on ebay.  He also submitted this video for the Guggenheim Museums YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video.  He used the website iScribble.net to do this online drawing.

“An evolving painting created by four artists working simultaneously on the same digital canvas. The paintings metamorphic process was unplanned and free form. The artists took cues from each others actions and interpretation of various shapes/colors. Communication was made possible by text chat. The total elapsed time was 4 hours.”

I think it would be pretty fun to do this with a bunch of friends.  Who’s down?

Crayon Art

Christian Faur creates masterpieces with crayons, and not the way you may think.  Instead of using crayons as they were made to be used (you know, by coloring) he uses crayon tips to act as an individual pixel for his artwork.

By using a digital mapping technique he is able to deconstruct the imagery down to pixels.  From there he hand-casts crayons to the exact tones and colors needed for that piece.  Thousands of crayons later you get a unique mixture of both sculpture and photography.  From a distance the pieces appear to be pixellated images.  Up close the image disappears and all you see are rows upon rows of crayons.

Faur has his first solo exhibit in NYC at the Kim Foster Gallery which ends on Sunday, July 17th.  Check out his website for more images of his artwork (crayon and non-crayon) and where you can see him in a city near you.

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He’s also made some pretty cool art using shreds of paper:

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