Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Ballad of Holland Island House

The Ballad of Holland Island House is a short animation that tells the story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay from the point of view of the house itself. Animator Lynn Tomlinson uses an innovative clay-painting technique in which a thin layer of oil-based clay comes to life in each frame.

The Ballad of Holland Island House from Lynn Tomlinson on Vimeo.

The haunting music is performed by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle.
Via: Kuriositas

LifePaint – Volvo's Invisible Light-Reflecting Paint.

LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible and preventing accidents.

Via [BB-Blog]

The Eiffel Tower Viewed from Paris Windows

The Eiffel Tower is an iconic symbol of Paris and is visible from almost everywhere in the city. British photographer Jasper White's series Tour Eiffel was photographed over four months through the windows of private residences scattered across Paris. He provides a unique perspective on one of the world's most recognized architectural wonders.

More: Feature Shoot

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3D Landscapes Made Out Of Old Postcards

Italian artist Caterina Rossato creates landscapes out of old postcards, layering together cut-out images and applying them to wood to form 3D sculptures of beautiful scenes from around the world.

More: Creative Boom

Chameleons Have The Fastest Tongues On The Planet

Earth Unplugged filmed a panther chameleon unfurling its tongue at an unfortunate cricket at 1,500 frames a second.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Bitches Brew

This memo, sent by record producer Teo Macero to executives at Columbia Records, expresses concern about the title Miles Davis had chosen for his new album. I guess Miles got his way and Bitches Brew was released to the public four months later and sold more than half a million copies.

Via Letters of Note

Reindeer People Of Mongolia

Photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami travelled to outer Mongolia to document the Dukha, an ancient group of people of Turk descent who are dependent on reindeer for their way of life. In addition to milk and cheese, the reindeer provide transportation for hunting. They're ridden to hunt wild elk and boar.

The Dukha tribe is quickly disappearing. Only about 44 Dukha families remain, or between 200 to 400 people. In the 1970s, it's estimated that there was a population of about 2,000 reindeer but that number has since dwindled to about 600.

More: My Modern Met

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Paint Job

I didn't know that many sculptures of ancient Greek and Rome had originally been painted to make them more life-like. Madrid artist/art director Nico Ordozgoiti added colour to classic and neoclassic sculptures to illustrate what some of those artists might have had in mind.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bangkok's 'Mexican' Gangsters

Inspired by Mexican gangsters young Thai men are identifying as Cholos. But the Bangkok gangs,
despite sporting clothes, tattoos, and hairstyles that emulate real homies, are a much more benign crew than their Mexican counterparts. They hold down real jobs and don't go in for drug dealing or violence. They're in it mainly for the fashion.

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The Weird And Wonderful World Of Mexican Pulp Art

Pulp Drunk was a recent exhibition of post-war Mexican paperback cover art. The covers were a celebration of pop culture that included violence, crime, mystery, psychedelia and sci-fi details.

More: Beautiful/Decay