Posts Tagged ‘Art’

A New Way to Eat an Orange

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Artist Duane Keiser takes the rendering style of the Dutch still life and adds his own twist in this time lapse video titled “Peel”. (more…)

Design Coffins, Not Such a Bad Way to Go…

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Believe it or not this friendly colorful sculpture is a coffin! This particular work of art was made by the design shop of the Ghanaian master carpenter Paa Joe (seen right). Paa Joe was an apprentice to Seth Kane Kwei, who is thought to be the inventor of African design/fantasy coffins back in the 50’s. This tradition seems to have grown from a delightful story of a loving son who want his mother to have the world. Kane Kwei’s mother had always dreamed of flying in a plane. Living as a poor woman in Teshie, in the suburbs of Accra in Ghana, she of course would never be able to afford such an expense. Here loving son however created for her a beautiful wooden airplane in which would carry her in her final journey. When she did pass, she was buried in the plane coffin Kane Kwei made for her. It is no surprise that the community fell in love with symbolic gesture and thus the tradition was born.


The Art of Physics

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

These awe-inspiring photos are not doctored! They were taken with a high speed camera by master photographer Edward Horsford. These incredibly beautiful and gravity defying photos illustrate the beauty of cohesion, as seen between water molecules and between rubber molecules of the balloon in direct contrast to the lesser adhesive forces between the water and rubber molecules, resulting in these delightfully brilliant yet fleeting moments. Horsford’s collection is truly a poetic and beautiful suite and of course is very well executed. To see more works by Horsford, visit his site:


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Smashing Magazine has this fabulous article about typography called Web Typography: Educational Resources, Tools and Techniques that I thought I would share. This article, or really a compilation of articles, does a wonderful job covering all things typography. From creating typefaces to designing with type to web type techniques, the article has it all. It is definitely worth the time to at least browse though it. Here are a few of the links from the article that I think are particularly useful/interesting:


Great Ad

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

While I am not sure that this would be the ideal lubircant and I certainly would throw up a “do not try this at home” disclosure, this certainly is what the Tin Man was looking for when he first saw Dorthy… I thought that this as was rather clever. Thoughts? ;-)