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These amazing Twitter Maps below show a few cities in the USA. They were produced by self-professed “Geek of maps”, Eric Fischer. The orange dots are locations of Flickr pictures that have been uploaded. The blue dots are the locations of tweets on Twitter. White dots show a combination of both. The most interesting image is the whole of the USA above, but some individual cities prove interesting, too…
This stunning stop/start video is named “Sandpit”, and shows a day in the life of New York City. Having access to some of New York’s rooftops and balconies, videographer Sam O’Hare shot the movie with a camera on fully manual and the automatic vignette removal turned off. I think the movie is totally surreal. To check it out, watch the video near the end of this post.
Once again, it’s New Years Eve. What better way to help you make a resolution for 2012 than write it down on a convenient New Year’s Eve Coaster? These are hand-made and printed on a vintage letterpress by LuckyBeePress, who state: “these fun and thought provoking coasters will make the perfect hostess gift, party accessory, stocking stuffer, or party favor! Or buy a set for yourself!”
This unique photographic art was designed by multidisciplinary artist Levi van Veluw, who is currently based in Arnhem, Netherlands. This post showcases a collection of some of his work selected from different projects. He uses, in many cases, live models to create “living sculptures” which he photographs. I think the work is fantastic, and really pushes some boundaries of design. His work is et apart from many other creatives out there. Check out the rest of his work…
These stunning oil & alkyd realistic paintings were produced by Simon Monk, an artist from the UK. Looking very similar to photographic work, these paintings are ultra-real and depict super-heroes in plastic bags. The project is entitled “Secret Identity”. Above: “Clark Kent” Superman painting.
This short animated movie was created by a graduate named Or Bar-el. He studied animation at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. This short movie, entitled “BEAT” was his graduation film—and was his very first attempt at 3d animation. Or Bar-el uses various techniques, from pencils and acrylic media—and obviously including digital media, too. He also likes to experiment with a combination of photography and drawings.
These amazing images of Dice Sculpture Art were created by the talented Anthony Cragg, a British artist who was born in Liverpool, England. As can be seen, an incredible amount of work has gone into each sculpture, which are painstakingly constructed from plastic dice. I’m not sure how many were used, but I think it’s fair to assume 1000′s were used for each piece.