American photographer Thomas Allen constructs witty and clever dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks. Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context. Each piece is given a brand new storyline, though never quite strays from their cheeky origins.
This is some pretty creative stuff. It’s like magazines turned into 3D images. But Paintalicious also has lighter fare, like The Secret History Of Kiss.
|Joseph Carnevale, a Raleigh, NC artist, was recently arrested for his art. Well, to be precise, he got arrested because he made his art out of stolen traffic barrels. Illegal, yes, but so fracking cool! So cool, in fact, that the construction company was willing to forgive him and not press charges, but the police didn’t have the same appreciation for the arts that they did.|
- Will Goodan is a designer for fun and profit (ad campaigns, like this and this). But he’s also done some that appear to just be for fun. I love this and this and this.
- Oliver Munday’s website shares the same two faces. My favorite entries are this one, this one, and his business card (be sure to look at both the back and the front).
- Today’s shirt design at shirt.woot.com (a sister website to woot.com) is very cool. I almost bought it.
- Yay Everyday has some wonderful photography and artwork some NSFW. Like DeviantArt, but on a smaler scale. Tt’s interesting and different. Here’s a good starting place. Then get some attitude. Damn!
- BBC Blast Studio: Physically interactive art at its finest.
- 3D Animation Gone Wild on MakeUseOf.
Usually I’m not into the whole food as a dare thing, let alone food as art or food as clothing, but as a collection, this one is interesting. Maybe, like these meat creations, seeing a big pile of them isn’t quite as scary as seeing them one by one.
And because I like contrast, we have this.
I found ARTMARCOVICI from the oddly-name But Does It Float, which I found from the Some Random Dude mailing list and blog. There is, of course, regular interesting art there. But he also has some interesting concept pieces I found fascinating. Some are futuristic designs, some are more sociopsychological in nature. I love the high-tech futuristic stuff, but what kept me on the site is the creativity and diversity.