Posts Tagged ‘cool art’
 
Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on October 17th, 2013
 

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

Created by artist Noah Scalin, this portrait series called Natural Selection depicts famous scientists by using everyday materials. Scalin has chosen some great scientists, whose works have made an incredible impression on our world — Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Rosalind Franklin, Alan Turing.

Each portrait is laid out as a diptych, including a portrait of the deceased scientist as well as a representation of their skull. The portraits were created using materials such as feathers, computer keys, and even dice. What do you think of Scalin’s unorthodox portraits? Share with us in the comments!

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A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday ObjectsVia Laughing Squid 

 
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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, International, Just Cool by Courtney on August 8th, 2013
 

Beautiful Portraits Drawn on Maps using Ink and PencilOur thing has always been the fusion of art+science, but we’re really digging artist Ed Fairburn‘s mixed media art consisting of maps, pencil, and ink. Most of Fairburn’s pieces are large in scale, and he uses the complex webs of roads, trains, and rivers on the maps to create unique portraits. He hides these incredibly detailed, and beautiful faces amongst the topography of various regions — including Canada, the US, Germany, and Zambia.

What do you think of Fairburn’s remarkable art? We’d love if you’d share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Beautiful Portraits Drawn on Maps using Ink and Pencil

Beautiful Portraits Drawn on Maps using Ink and Pencil

Beautiful Portraits Drawn on Maps using Ink and Pencil

Beautiful Portraits Drawn on Maps using Ink and Pencil

Beautiful Portraits Drawn on Maps using Ink and PencilPhoto credit: Colossal 

 
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Posted in Art+Science, Inspiration, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on July 4th, 2013
 

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Unique art is our passion, we revel in it! That’s why we’re slightly obsessed with this cool new project by photographer Jon Smith. He focuses on capturing high speed photos of incandescent light bulbs filled with various objects — liquids, powders, dessert sprinkles. He will sometimes dip the bulbs in paint, before filling them, to create even more of a ‘wow’ factor upon impact. Smith’s mind-bending photos are set to be turned into metal prints, and displayed later this year at a show in the United States.

What do you think of Smith’s cool mix of art + science? Share with us in the comments!

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects ExplodingPhoto credit: Colossal 

 
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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, Just Cool by Courtney on May 30th, 2013
 

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Stick to the old rule of thumb “reduce, reuse, recycle” and you just may end up making some cool art! These gorgeous chandeliers were customized and created by artistic duo Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock. The pair created six chandeliers in total, each one almost entirely made out of used bike parts.

What makes their work even more impressive, is their location of choice for the installation of the chandeliers. They chose to hang them beneath an underpass in San Antonio, Texas — the perfect urban spot to compliment their industrial look, and for the community to enjoy the public art display. At night, the chandeliers are illuminated with LED lights, and the bike parts illuminate the entire space with their patterned shadows. We think the results are absolutely beautiful!

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Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike Parts

Amazing Chandeliers Made From Old Bike PartsPhoto credit: Bored Panda

 

 
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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, International, Just Cool by Courtney on May 16th, 2013
 

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

Who would think that masking tape could be art? Well, art director and graphic designer Koji Iyama has made it just that. With his new installations across Japan, the latest arriving in the city of Sendai, Iyama has certainly been leaving his colorful mark.

His product of choice? Mt-masking tape. His setting of choice? Old warehouses with high ceilings create the perfect space for him to hang the rolls of tape. He covers the entire floor as well, and even proceeds to cover any objects in his way — bikes, tables, other installations. The result of his final design is pretty cool, and we can imagine very interactive for the people lucky enough to visit his presentations. What do you think of Iyama’s art ventures?

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An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

An Installation of Colorful Masking Tape

Photo credit: Spoon & Tamago

 
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Posted in Just Cool by Courtney on February 17th, 2012
 

CDs may be near death, but these sculptures breathe new life into the medium by combining unique art with innovative up-cycling.

In his mixed media sculptures of animals and insects, artist Sean Avery creates fur and feathers using meticulously layered fragments of broken CDs.

“My sculptures are all constructed with recycled materials — old CDs, computer hard drives, etc, so I classify my work as “sustainable art,” writes Sean.

Sean hails from Australia, but is currently living in Canada. He’s an artist, sculptor, writer-illustrator of children’s picture books and graphic designer.

(via Colossal and keep your mind wide open)
Images © Sean Avery

 
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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration by Courtney on November 17th, 2011
 

We love one-of-a-kind personal art, so when we stumbled upon Kyle Bean’s Pencil Shaving Portraits via design milk we had to share:

British artist Kyle Bean, best known for his intricate sculptures made out of unusual materials, has created a series of portraits from colored pencil shavings for the contributors page of Wallpaper* Handmade 2011.

The only reference point for these delicate creations were photographs of the subjects—all of whom are fellow contributors to Wallpaper* magazine.

Twenty-four year-old Kyle specializes in hand-crafted models, set design and art direction. Since graduating in 2009, he has worked across a variety of platforms including installations, window displays, editorial and advertising.

We can’t wait to see what he creates next!

 
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Posted in DNA11 Art News by Adrian on July 21st, 2010
 

DNA 11 was selected by HGTV’s Candice Olson to be featured on NBC’s TODAY Show earlier this week. Candice, along with Kathie Lee and Hoda discuss our DNA Portraits and Fingerprint Portraits as cool art ideas.

View the video of the DNA art featured on the TODAY Show below!

 
 
Posted in DNA11 Art News, featured client, media, Uncategorized by Adrian on September 15th, 2009
 

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Tune in Wednesday September 16, 2009 for the one-hour episode of The Doctors titled  Health Trends and Controversial Cures.

DNA 11 created individual DNA Portraits for the show’s hosts- Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson, and Dr. Drew Ordon.

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The DNA art featured on The Doctors TV show is the world’s most personal form of artwork on canvas.  No two portraits will ever be the same.

We had a great time working with the show to create the portraits and we are excited to be a part of the new season!

Check your local listings for show times here. You do not want to miss the show.

 
 
Posted in Cool Art Ideas by Adrian on October 28th, 2008
 

Sure- DNA Art is pretty cool but this is a really cool street art concept. Using only tape and garbage bags, Harris creates giant inflatable animals that become animated when fastened to a sidewalk grate. Steven Psyllos (New York Magazine) caught up with Harris recently to discuss his older works (including a bear and a giraffe) and unveil a new beast that looks not unlike the Cloverfield monster. Video by Jonah Green. My favorite? The Lockness Monster. I’m sure these inflatable art pieces have caused more than a couple of car accidents by distracting New York city drivers!

Video courtesy of New York Magazine:

 
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