Friday, 30 November 2007
The idea is that ever year since 1976 the Goldberg family take head shot of themselves, alway on June the 17th, always with the same pose and expression. Its oddly compelling watching the family change. Diego himself hardly changes at all but his wifes hair flares around depending on fashion, his children also change rapidly as they grow older.
Goldberg maintains a page for the project at zero zero magazine
Friday, 14 September 2007
Originally the series was seen as a joke, a pretentious retelling of the Mario story but as new episodes were released the story became more ambitious. Leon has used the medium of flashed based sprites to create a story that more than punches above its weight. The series is finally complete and can be found here
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Friday, 7 September 2007
I first herd of Post Secret a few years ago when it had just started. The site is an art project run by Frank Warren from his house in Maryland. What participants are asked to do is to produce a postcard with one secret and decorate it, the idea is simple but the results can be stunning.
There is something comforting about people letting you into there anonymous little lives. Some of the secrets are tragic, some are romantic and some are just strange ("I stole your duck and took it to San Fransisco").
The site is run as a not for profit organization donating the majority of the revenue generated by its book for to the suicide help charity Hope and has overall been a massive success. Frank has said in interviews that he has had at times thousands of postcards a week as people rush to exercise there personal demons.
And sometimes the site publishes a short testimonial from someone who has had there lives changed by the site like the woman who was proposed to by her boyfriend after she wrote down all her secrets and left them by his bed or the man who phoned a suicide helpline rather than taking his own life.
The site continues to prosper and is currently number 8 in the Technocrati league table.
If your interested check it out at http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Sunday, 6 May 2007
Colleen Coover is a comic book artist based in
Coovers has a whimsical almost childlike style and her erotic work is fun and kinda silly (unlike a lot of cartoon erotica which can be dark and mean spirited). Coover is currently working on magazine illustrations and working on the comic book “Freckled Face, Bony Knees, And Other Things Known About Anna”
Coovers website is at http://cooverart.livejournal.com/
Sunday, 22 April 2007
Through the medium of simple grey claymation and psychedelic hand drawn animation Osborne has created a dark story depicting the elation of success and the price that can be paid for it. MORE is a personal favorite of mine due to its dark beauty and thoughtful overtones.If your interested in seeing MORE and finding out a bit more about it check out Osbournes site at http://www.gethappy.com
I came across the art of Kipling West when it was recommended to me by the vlog mobuzztv. The basic idea behind West's work is to take a nonsensical spam phrase such as "ye shall come to my voice; of unicorns. Therefore, shall be"and turns it into a surrealist illustration (shown here). In West's own words:
"I am inspired by spam; taking something that is intrusive, annoying & stinky, and seeing beauty (or at least a bit of entertaining weirdness) in it. Spam, like another common commodity, is plentiful, everyone deals with it daily, and it can be a rich fertilizer if cultivated appropriately."
I love the dreamlike feel of West's work as well as here ability to turn something that most of us see as a major irritation and turns it into illustration of otherworldly beauty.
If you'd like to see more of West's work check it out at http://fresh-spam.blogspot.com/