Paper art by Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Erlikh
Creative duo of artists, a husband and a wife, live in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. Meanwhile, they became famous for their amazing paper sculptures of ordinary people in everyday life. In particular, how they get up in the morning, have breakfast, go by bus, plane, or anything and the places where they work. Just a usual day of ordinary paper people. Thus, they have created series of paper installations “Airplane”, “In the office”, etc. The creative Russian duo of Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Erlikh have already become experts in working with paper. And what is more important – their paper world is positive, colorful, with interesting details.
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Paper art by Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Erlikh
Art of papercut and book carving
There are some interesting facts about the art of carved book, which you probably didn’t know. First of all, the artfully carved book has a name – altered book. It is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and meaning. Talented artists use old or new, recycled or multiple books, then cut, tear, glue, burn, fold, paint, rebind, gold-leaf, creating incredible art, sometimes even masterpieces. Altered books – shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet. For example, an exhibition of altered books by contemporary artists, shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2009, titled The Book Borrowers. In particular, it contained 31 works, books transformed into sculptural works. Also, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center hosted an exhibition of altered books in early 2010.
Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads
Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda has created some hilarious vintage 1960s-style ads for Facebook, YouTube, Skype, and Playstation.
Well, just imagine how these net sites would look in the past. Outdated and aged images still inspire advertising campaigns today. Undoubtedly, the charm of passed era will never end. Its style, design and typography will always belong to the future. Meanwhile, Vintage powerfully conquers the fashion world. These wrapping and presenting current products and brands in ‘vintage’ style appear as Vintage futurism. And the creative connection between past and future will always attract us. According to Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971), advertising executive and one of the most ‘creative’ men in the advertising business, ads should be simple. “Make it simple, memorable, and inviting to look at. And make it fun to read.” This is also true about retro inspired ads – simple, memorable, and fun to look at”.
Live photographs by Arthur Mole
British-born American commercial photographer Arthur Samuel Mole (January 7, 1889, – 14 August 1983) became known for the series of his human photo compositions made during World War I. In particular, Woodrow Wilson, the Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, an American eagle, an emblem of the YMCA, and the Allied flag. Some massive compositions required the placement of to 30,000 people – soldiers, members of the military. John D. Thomas was his partner in this endeavor. Noteworthy, Arthur Mole is a pioneer in the field of performed group photography. Executing photographs using such large numbers, and relying on lines of perspective stretching out more than a hundred meters, required a week of preparation. In addition, hours to actually position the formations. Mole would stand on his viewing tower and shout into a megaphone or use a long pole with a white flag to arrange the tens of thousands of soldiers into position.
Russian nesting doll Matryoshka
Having appeared a little more than a hundred years ago, Matryoshka has become extremely popular, in the first place, as a souvenir. Manufactured in almost every province of Russia, however, with its characteristic differences. Moreover, every craftsman could add something special to his own doll. And today very popular author dolls – made in accordance with national traditions, but having their own characteristics. Nevertheless, real Russian nesting doll Matryoshka has strict standards. In particular, the classic version – 5-7 dolls depicting Russian woman with rosy cheeks in the traditional Russian sundress and scarf. Meanwhile, all faces of dolls look the same.
The art of money
Traditionally, beautiful currencies of different countries inspire us. Meanwhile, we admire them not as banknotes, but as a kind of art. For example, Costa Rican banknote, that shows Rafael Yglesia Castro, president of Costa Rica from 1894 to 1902 and a Guaria Morada orchid, Costa Rica’s national flower. Noteworthy, the current series of banknotes is being replaced throughout 2010.
Art of Doctor Kevorkian
Do you remember Doctor Kevorkian, nicknamed Dr. Death? The auction held on October 28, 2011 will sell out the machine, designed to minimize pain when end lives. On sale also more than 100 of Kevorkian’s personal items. In particular, artwork, handwritten documents from prison, a bulletproof vest, a paint kit, a typewriter and a pearl flute. The auction will be at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, with a percentage of proceeds going to the charity Kids Kicking Cancer, according to the Kevorkian Estate. Noteworthy, the paintings valued between $2.5 million to $3.5 million.