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noma bar visual awesomeness

i was recently bought two books for my birthday, one that i had seen and expressed an interest in and one that i hadn’t even heard of, these books where by a graphic designer by the name of noma bar, now i had only seen very brief section of one of the books and didn’t really know what to expect, what i got was like someone turning on a light and punching me in the face, the two books where “negative space” and “guess who”, both of these books are just incredible.

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olly moss – star wars reimagined


he’s only gone and done it again

olly moss has redesigned the original trilogy of star wars posters and has once again created something incredible, it would appear this man can do no wrong; take a look at these beauties.

when handling something as cherished and adored as the star wars franchise, it would be very easy for some people to tear into olly for whatever reason, but it would appear that these posters are loved by star wars fans and non star wars fans the world over.

“It was so intimidating!” olly told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of greatStar Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”

400 of each of these posters have been officially printed and were on sale for $50 each, however the only place you’ll probably find these now – if you’re lucky – is ebay. if you find any please let me know, i’d probably sell a lung to get hold of these.

feel free to check out the rest of olly’s awesome work at his website here
follow him on twitter here
follow his tumblr here

“If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars”

 Olly Moss

my 100 cardboards

just a textually short post today, but on rich with images of something that was just too good to not post, short because after some time searching the vast internets, i couldnt find anything more on the artist than his name and location. so here is the “my 100 cardboards” exhibition by german artist berni valenta. berni has created 100 faces using mostly what seems to be old carboard boxes, some paint and some markers. each different each with its own personality, some you will recognise, some you wont, but you should enjoy them all.
i like to think that these little guys adorn each and every wall in berni’s house, but i dont think thats the case. but in anycase i think youll agree these are very cool, here is a link to the artist behance site and heres and link to his flickr account.
how many can you name? which are your favourites? if you can find out any more information on the artist please let me know, until that timelets just enjoy them, i think my favourite might be the stormtrooper, the lego man or the smoking gorilla.

youve got mail

when i was young the act of receiving something in the mail was met with excitement and optimism, now as i grow older its becoming more of a chore when most mornings im met with bank statements and bills, but an artist and illustrator by the name jainai jeffries has started a fight back against the monotony of collecting your morning post with these beautiful creations.
each one hand drawn and lovingly created in incredible detail to bring something special back into receiving mail.
in an age where digital media is speeding everything up, where everything you create can be visible to the world in seconds, its amazing to see someone take a step backwards and take the time to create something that initially is intended to be viewed by a select number of people. ironically though, now you will all see them via the exact engine that is killing the art of letter writing.
each of the images should link through to the artists deviantart profile, if it doesn’t here is the link
and here is the link to their portfolio
and here is the link to their blog
on a side note if you think that digital media is taking over the world at an alarming rate and would like to take a look back, you might want to check out a friends site called letters of note, here, its a collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. most revealing a different side to celebrities and public figures.
hope you enjoyed this post, maybe you should leave a comment, or even send me a letter.

jim denevan – sand art


we’ve all been to the beach and drawn in the sand, but this guy takes that idea to a whole other level.
created using nothing but a stick and pure imagination jim denevan has taken sand art and reinvented it, all his pieces are done free hand using no measuring devices, each piece can take several hours and see him covering distances up to 30 miles.
each if these pieces is truely magnificent, and sand isn’t jim’s only canvas, he has been known to work on sand, earth and ice and currently (i think) holds the record for the largest piece of art, when he created this piece in nevada, although the elements and vehicle tracks have since covered up the piece.
this is the thing with all jim’s artwork, they are all at the mercy of the elements and are all only ever exist for a small amount of time, which makes them all the more special.
jim is also the founder and organizer of a worldwide movable feast call “outstanding in the field” who’s mission is to “re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.”  billed as a restaurant without walls and from the look of these pictures, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun.
jims official website can be found here
outstanding in the field website can be found here
feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
sorry for the delay in posting

ghost in the machine

stumbling around the internet whilst looking for nothing inparticular i came across this image.
i was amazed by this piece, created out of nothing but a vhs tape of the big lebowski, the artist has created the iconic character of the dude. after digging a little deeper i found that it was created by an artist called erika iris simmons, who specialises in using non traditional media. her set on flickr ‘ghost in the machine’ where she creates portraits of musicians and celebrities using old cassette tapes, vhs tapes and movie reels, and the inspiration for this post, is incredible, she states “the idea comes from a philosopher’s (ryle) description of how your spirit lives in your body. i imagine we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging”, with that in mind, heres some more of her work.
each piece has its own personality and is brought to life in such an amazing way, such an aptly named flickr set. so next time your having a clearout and throwing away hundreds of old cassettes or vhs spare a though for the ghost in the machine.
there are a b unch more plus some othe non tradition pieces over at the flickr page, or her personal website
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