Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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Dance Photography by Al Morales

al-morales-photography-11Al Morales has been focused on the art of dance photography these past two years.  Al has gravitated to doing most of his photography with professional dancers. He didn’t think twice about the idea, because he himself was a former dancer the last two decades. Here is a glimpse of his passion for dance photography with Rachel Winter from San Jose CA, a Studio Company Dancer at The New Ballet School.

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LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy

starwarslegobookphotographybookIf you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan and like building cool dioramas and sets and then taking cool imaginative photos, then this is the book for you, the LEGO Star Wars:  Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy by DK Publishing.

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Take a Selfie with Museum Art Pieces

3dartmanilacover2Usually snobby art galleries and museums frown upon people taking pictures, but not this museum in Manila, Philippines.  The Art In Island museum features 3D perspective art pieces that are interactive.  You are encouraged to participate and take pictures with the art work.  How fun!

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The 10K Video Experience

10kpictureQuestion of the day?  Isn’t HD 1080p the best of the best?  Then everybody said 4K and then camera nerds said 8K.  Now 10K!  Yupe, 10K video footage.  This entitled “10328×7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo” by Joe Capra (Scientifantastic).

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Photo Eating Series: “Brunchcity”

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Is it snack time yet here at the office?  My mouth is all watery and hungry to eat, because of this photo series: “Brunchcity”.  Photographer Andrea G. Portoles teams-up with illustrator Bea Crespo on this concept project.

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Cloning Photgraphy by Daisuke Takakura

twinsphoto00What if X-Men’s Multiple Man decided to take photographic art?  Well, here’s what it would look like.  Photographer Daisuke Takakura new artistic project is “Monodramatic.”

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Comic Book Heroes in Beautiful Landscapes

silversurfer00Superheroes are usually pictured in heroic or action poses, well this series is comic book heroes meets National Geographic.  Photographer Benoit Lapray continues his work of “The Quest for the Absolute” which showcases comic heroes in picturesque landscapes.

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Miniature-style: “The Little Nordics”

littlenordicsooThe trend by many “video” peeps on VIMEO is making time-lapse videos of the beauty of nature, landscapes and urban life, a “slice of life” as they call it.  You maybe saying, oh no, not another video of this crap!  But this is good, really.  When you’re on your 15-minute break, sit back, put your headphones on and watch this imaginative time-lapse video.

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Film Canister For Other Uses

photojojocoverIf you have “old-school” photography friends that pine for the old days of shooting on film and developing photos in a dark room and you have to get them a gift of some sort, then these products from Photojojo should do the trick.

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Cosplay-Style in the 16th Century

r2d2cosplayThis past weekend in the city of Paris a cosplay photo exhibition took place at the Grand Palais.  Artist/photographer Sacha Goldberger took pictures of cosplayers with a 16th century twist.  Many costume designers, make-up artist and cosplayers were involved in the project.

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The Art of Greg Spalenka

gregspalenkaIf you ever watch the animated movies like The Ant Bully (2006) or Escape From Planet Earth (2013), one of the concept artist behind it was Greg Spalenka.  The Art of Greg Spalenka:  Visions From The Mind’s Eye by Titan Books showcases Spalenka’s artistic career over the years in the many art mediums he uses, from paintings, drawings, sketches and photography.

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“Here was art with a purpose – communicating issues about humanity, from gun violence and racism to social welfare.  These images were speaking to thousands, and in some cases, millions of people.  I learned that the publishing world could be a powerful platform as well as an industry to work in.” – Greg Spalenka

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Viral Video Friday: Montage of 2 Weeks in Japan

japanMarc Ambuehl spent 2 weeks in Japan and bought along his Canon 5D MKIII and various Canon lenses and captured some vivid everyday scenes.  He traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and Kinosaki.

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A Montage of Clips through the Lens of a iPhone 5S

momentsinasiaIt’s pretty incredible what you can do with a smartphone these days.  You can play Candy Crush, try date somebody on Tinder, or do something creative like making one cool video montage of your travels.  And that’s what photographer Markus Kontiainen has done with his “Moments in Asia.”

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Addiction to Vinyl Records: Dust & Grooves

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Just like sneakerheads who painstakingly collect kicks, photographer Eilon Paz side hobby is collecting vinyl records.  Then he had a idea of globetrotting around the world to find vinyl collectors and to tell their story.  Dust & Grooves is a coffee-table book that collects 416-pages of full frame photos, over 130 interviews with record collectors, 12 full interviews, and a foreward by RZA.

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Video Game Controller History by Javier Laspiur

controllers00Video game controllers play a big part in the success or failure of a video game console, like that nasty Atari Jaguar joystick.  Now that had you thinking, “WTF Atari?”  I’m somewhat of a video-game gal, but I don’t remember any video game consoles before the 1990s, unlike my fellow Retrenders super-blogger Stephen Jang, he’s an old-fart.  I’m just kidding.  This is a super-duper geeky photo project by artist/designer Javier Laspiur.  “Controllers” is a photo history of video game consoles through the eyes of the controllers or joysticks, if you prefer calling it that.

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The Art of Films: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & Rise of the Planet of the Apes

gorillaapesAs I kid, I remember watching Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston on TV and like Star Wars, Star Trek and Buck Rogers made an sci-fi impression on me.  And then I got all excited in 2001, with Tim Burton’s vision of Planet of the Apes and that was hot mess of suck, kind of like X-Men 3: The Last Stand.  Now after many years, 20th Century FOX has gotten the re-boot Planet of the Apes franchise in the right direction.  To celebrate, Titan Books publishes The Art of the Films:  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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Big Wow! ComicFest 2014

BW003I’m still recovering from this past weekend’s Big Wow! ComicFest convention at the San Jose Convention Center.  The Ramen and a Half guys went hunting for autographs, but also grab interviews with artists, cosplayers and fans.

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2014 GAP Hong Kong Remix Project

gapremixEverybody is looking for graphic tees to rock these days and the trend is working with artists from different mediums in creating clothing line, like this 2014 GAP Hong Kong Remix Project.  This project is about taking the iconic GAP logo and making it different.

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Cute Pandas taking over Hong Kong

panda 00It may just look like a cute Panda project and a nod to urban art, but it’s also to raise awareness about Pandas.  French artist Paulo Grangeon partners with WWF, PMQ and allrightsreserved plan to launch 1,600 Pandas in papier-mâché form onto the streets of Hong Kong.

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This weekend Photography Open Studio: Monica Denevan

Monica Denevan - Retrenders - Anchor Burma        This weekend at San Francisco’s Hunter Point Naval Shipyard, Building 116, Monica Denevan is having an Open Studio for art lovers and collectors. So if your interested in viewing black and white photography with fantastically composed and captured aesthetics on culture, stop by Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for a visual delight.

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TIME/LOCATION : May 3rd and 4th, 11 – 6 p.m.
Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Building 116.

Click here to go to her website: Monica Denevan and for her facebook : https://www.facebook.com/monicadenevanphotography

 

 

 

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Art Show

hellboyevent20Are you fan of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy?  If you are, Hellboy celebrates 20 years with this awesome art event in SoCal.  The 20th Anniversary Art Show kicks off tonight – May 2, 2014, from 7pm-10pm @ Hero Complex Gallery (HCG) in Los Angeles, CA.

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Random Objects Turned to Art

domenic01Aussie artist Domenic Bahmann takes everyday random objects like a carrots, banana peel & crackers and turns it into something humorous and fun to look at.

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Luxury Food Packaging

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Eggs by Versace

Around the world over, many consumers like to buy “luxury brands” and it says many things about our consumer buying culture.  Artist/Designer Peddy Mergui takes at look at trend with his “Wheat is Wheat is Wheat” exhibition at the Museum of Craft & Design San Francisco.  The art series focuses on “What If” high-end companies made regular food item packaging.

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Flour by Prada

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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary!

ghostbusters 01Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight with Sony Pictures is kicking off a super 30th anniversary celebration of the 1984 Ghostbusters film that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and late Harold Ramis.  The famous pop-culture art hangout Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight will do a 4-city traveling art show exhibiting original artwork, prints and apparel.

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