Friday, October 30, 2009

Flatland Unicycling


In our constant quest find original videos, I introduce to you the very niche sport of unicycling. doing tricks like a flatland BMX-er!! This kid, Daniel Sarsoza has a bright future!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Divorce Cake Art


I didn't even know people had 'divorce' parties, let alone make special cakes to signify the demise of your relationship with your unsignificant other.....(I also love how the cake designers put a lil bit of graff on the sides too!)




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Sweatshoppe Video Painting


In an effort to establish new platforms for public art and performance, the
multimedia duo SWEATSHOPPE has developed a new interactive technology that enables them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture. Dubbed "video painting", this technology allows them to essentially "paint" video onto any surface. Shooting in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, the duo spent weeks documenting their work in urban settings to create "The Landing" the first in a series of episodes that showcases their work as artist, technologist and performers.
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Art Shows Thursday 29th October


Conor Harrington
Featuring Conor Harrington
30th October 2009 - 26th November 2009
Lazarides Gallery hosts 'Headless Heroes' by Conor Harrington. Conor's last solo show in 2008 was a bold and beautiful visual feast and 'Headless Heroes' promises much more.

Continuing his exploration into masculinity and power, Conor's new paintings and drawings combine historical re-enactment, F1 pit-stops, text and glamour models. Conor's aim is to have the visual aesthetic of his paintings reflect the visual culture we live in.
Since he was a teenager painting on the streets of Cork, Conor has always tread a fine line between 'street art' and 'fine art', never aligning himself with a particular movement or aesthetic but instead pushing forward with his own unique representations of the world around him, creating works that are striking yet accessible.

The show is open Monday-Friday 11-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm.

11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR


REMI/ROUGH - LOST COLOURS AND ALIBIS

On Thursday 29th October
From 6 - 9PM

At The Urban Angel Gallery
41/43 Redchurch Street
London, E2 7DJ

What would happen if the infamous Pendle Witches - hung in 1612 for crimes of witchcraft - came back?

UK-based illustrator Sarah Coleman (aka Inkymole) teams up with New York photographer
Anthony Saint James, willow artist Tom Hare and writer Ed Garland to present an intriguing and deliciously dark take on the witchhunts of the 1600s.

Unsettling photography, twisted shadowy figures and expressive type-led illustration
combine in response to the wicked and uneasy ‘confessions’ of the modern-day witches.

Thursday October 29th, 6.30pm
Numbers at the venue are limited,
please 'RSVP' to
thewitches@theyallcameback.org

EASTGALLERY
214 Brick Lane,
London E1 6SA


NATURAL SELECTION
31 October - 12 December 2009
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Elms Lesters has been invited to curate an exhibition at the acclaimed Atkinson Gallery at Millfield School, Street, Somerset.

'NATURAL SELECTION' will be a non selling exhibition including works by Adam Neate, Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Anthony Lister, James Marshall (DALEK), Futura, Mark Dean Veca, Ron English, Stash, WK Interact, Snug and Andrew McAttee.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 31st October, but there will be a private reception between 7 - 9pm on Monday 2nd November.

Exhibition continues until 12th December 2009

Atkinson Gallery
Millfield,
Street,
Somerset
BA16 0YD



For those of you in London and into street art you are sure to have seen Un-plugged's plug socket stickers and paste ups across the city in the most unlikely of locations.

Tomorrow the 27th October sees the opening of a solo exhibition from un-plugged entitled "SHOCKIN' BEHAVIOUR" the loss of power that humanity may one day face.

The exhibition runs from the 27th October until the 8th November.

The Foundry | 86 Great Eastern Street | London | EC2A 3JL
Old Street tube (exit3)
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dragon Ball Z Photos

Checkout these photos of all your favorite characters from the hit Japanese manga cartoon show, Dragon Ball Z.

Enjoy these Dragon Ball Z photos as you take a walk down memory lane.




Assassins Creed - Lineage

Check out the intro video and then click HERE to watch the 14 minute short movie. Its so good! Apparently there will be a Part 2 and I can't wait to see it!

Kris Kuksi Sculpture Update

Entitled, "Anglo-Parisian Barnstormer", this massive, hulking sculpture is Kris Kuksi's newest work for the Musuem of The History Of Science 'Steampunk' Exhibition, in Oxford. Yes, that's right, Steampunk seems to have caught the world by storm and is now being shown at museums!

(Click on Images to Enlarge)

The first museum exhibition of Steampunk art.
13 October 2009 – 21 February 2010.
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2 Great Downloadable Art Magazines

Amazing photography compiled from the infinite vault of Flickr....This mag is really well curated and contains so many inspiring images...

Read Crack Mag Issue 2 online HERE.
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Issue 1 of Weapon Of Choice includes interviews with artist’s Epok, Sepr and Nikill as well as an interview from UK Hip Hop legends Task Force!

Download the Hi-res Copy of WeaponOfChoice(17MB) HERE.
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Part Bug, Part Robot

The creation of a cyborg insect army has just taken a step closer to reality. A research team at the University of California Berkeley recently announced that it has successfully implanted electrodes into a beetle allowing scientists to control the insect's movements in flight.

Floating Cities Of The Future


Are these the answer to the threat of rising sea levels?
Rather than building up our city's defences with dams, architect Vincent Callebaut has put forward an alternative future for the victims of climate change.
The floating ecopolis, inspired by Amazonian lilypads, are designed to be completely self-sufficient in both power and water, through solar power, wind turbines and rainfall collection.
By the looks of it, you'll have to move to Monaco to live in them.








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Monday, October 26, 2009

Anti Pop Consortium Competition

ESPVisuals have teamed up with Soundcrash to give away 2 FREE TICKETS to go see APC next week. All you have to do is email us with an answer to the achingly obvious question;"What is the name of APC's newest Album?" Please mail your answer to selphespcrew [at] g mail . com The deadline is Nov 3rd so get crackin'....

Antipop Consortium have come along way since meeting at a poetry slam in the late nineties; selling singles on cassette, working to challenge the evil empire hip hop was becoming under the guiding principle “Disturb the Equilibrium”, and Soundcrash is very proud to announce a rare performance from Hip Hop’s elusive Dark Knights this NOVEMBER 5th, at the SCALA.

Widely regarded as cutting-edge innovators to a broad spectrum of listeners including b-boy purists, experimental electronic fans and indie rockers, Anti-Pop Consortium’s return is major news. The group have been praised for their stream-of consciousness lyrics, their ability to give seemingly unrelated word clusters hidden meaning, and their sonic backdrops that provide the perfect canvas for their lyrics.

“As a reaction to the watered-down R&B regurgitation of mainstream hip-hop, APC are an unparalleled, post-modern music force to be reckoned with in any context.” Rolling Stone

"It doesn't take a genius to see why Thom Yorke likes them so much; like Radiohead, Anti-pop presents a dysfunctional update of their music, replacing the usual sense of community with one alienation.” NME

"APC continues to blow minds and fuck up those neat little categories we music journalists and record stores rely on. Their rhymes are hard, their delivery is tight, and the beats sound like a casio rapmaster and an SP-1200 fucking in the space shuttle. This is some ‘nother other shit.”James Friedman XLR8R

Join the Facebook Event HERE.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ESP Video For IDN 15th Anniversary

ESP were asked to make a very short video segment for design mag, IDN's 15th Anniversary Book. With the brief asking us to explore what design would be like, 15 years from now, we decided to create a fictitious computer game that 'immersed' its players into a virtual environment...it was made on no budget, except to buy beer and green.....


A perspective on films 15 years from now
Tailor made for IdN 15th Anniversary
Directed/Produced/Animated/Edited/Scored: Jonathan Shine
Camera and Assistant Director: Selph
Production Assistant: Irie
3D Animation: Tai Hollingsbee
Motion Graphics and Titles: Dkoda
Voices By: Ashley Schaefer

Usugrow Rebel Ink Premium Chrome

Japanese artist, Usugrow does it again with this beautiful limited chrome version of his already popular Rebel Ink figure....The detailing is phenomenal...



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UK Graffiti Update

45RPM-VIDEO-OATH-PICK-KAIONE-AZER

THOUP

NYLON -Le Tigre-


VIBES


PARIS

TIZER

Images Found On Ekosystem & Flickr..

Friday, October 23, 2009

PS3 Hits TV At 80Km/h

This is an advert Sony launched in Australia.

Veolia 2009 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year


This image of an Iberian wolf landed José Luis Rodríguez the overall prize.
This image captures the "wolf's great agility and strength", says Rodríguez. It also implies a relationship with humans as the wolf jumps effortlessly over the fence into a farmer's enclosure. A custom-built infrared trap was used to snap the wolf as it leapt into the air.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mona Lisa's Smile A Mystery No More

If you have been puzzled by Mona Lisa's smile – how she's radiant one moment and serious the next instant – then your worries are over. It happens because our eyes are sending mixed signals to the brain about her smile.

Different cells in the retina transmit different categories of information or "channels" to the brain. These channels encode data about an object's size, clarity, brightness and location in the visual field.

"Sometimes one channel wins over the other, and you see the smile, sometimes others take over and you don't see the smile," says Luis Martinez Otero, a neuroscientist at Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, Spain, who conducted the study along with Diego Alonso Pablos.

To read the full article CLICK HERE.

A4 Paper Cut Art


Peter Callesen's paper cut art is one of the most amazing things I've seen. The pictures here are only a fraction of what you can see on his website. Check them out!




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blok From DOCS Graffiti

Liking BLOK's style and the photos taken of his work found on the Crooked Shit blog. Check out their crew collab walls on the main site HERE.