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Kung fu master carves sentence on fly’s wing
11.28.2009
01:37 pm
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From Austrian Times:

Kung fu master Chen Pengxian wasn’t just winging it when he claimed he could create the smallest carving in the world.

So Chen, 42, carved an entire sentence in Chinese characters on a fly’s wing to prove his ability.

The sentence - which translates as ‘I am at the bottom of her valley of no love’ - was taken from his favourite martial arts novel.

“I have studied king fu for 20 years and I used the breathing techniques I had learned to stop my hands from shaking because one slip would have torn the wing to pieces,” he explained from his studio in Taipei, Taiwan.

Austrian Times: Wing and a hair

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.28.2009
01:37 pm
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Intricate Sculptures From Recycled Wood
11.28.2009
12:55 pm
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Here are some absolutely amazing sculptures made from recycled materials by artist Michael Ferris Jr.

Artist’s statement for sculptures:

My intent is to render an accurate likeness of my subject however what I find more compelling is communicating the sitter?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.28.2009
12:55 pm
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Animation: Five Years of Graffiti Outside Serge Gainsbourg’s Home
11.25.2009
12:21 pm
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11.25.2009
12:21 pm
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Animation: The Meaning of Procrastination
11.24.2009
12:04 pm
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Fun animated short by Royal College of Art graduate John Kelly. John tackles the meaning of procrastination with an awesome retro design. Kinda reminds me of The Electric Company from when I was kid.

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.24.2009
12:04 pm
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Big Daddy Photoshoot at Georgia Aquarium
11.23.2009
10:40 pm
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Here’s a replica Big Daddy costume shot at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The designer of the 60lbs costume says,

This costume is a replica of the Bouncer-type Big Daddy from the videogame Bioshock by 2K. This piece was completed in 7 weeks for its debut at DragonCon 2009, where it won 2 awards for “Best Journeyman” and “Best Professional Design.” After initial press after DragonCon, I was contacted by Ken Levine of 2K games who said, “You are the Big Daddy.”

This Bioshock Big Daddy costume is currently up for bid on Ebay.
 
See more of the photoshoot here.
 
(via Nerdcore)

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11.23.2009
10:40 pm
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Art crime: ‘Tagger’ REVOK arrested during appearance at graffiti gallery
11.23.2009
06:14 pm
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When a noted graffiti artist known as “REVOK” accepted an invitation to appear at an art gallery/graffiti supply store this weekend, being taken away in handcuffs was probably not what he was anticipating:

Jason Williams, 32, who was on probation and goes by the name REVOK, was appearing Sunday as the guest of honor at the 33rd Graffiti Art Store, said Sgt. Augie Pando of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The store was exhibiting Montana spray paint, a brand used by taggers, Pando said.

During a later search of Williams’ home, deputies found several hundred paint cans, a police badge and a fire extinguisher, Pando said. They also found a stolen detour sign and digital photos of his graffiti work on his phone.

“He’s being treated as a celebrity artist when in fact he’s breaking the law,” said Steve Whitmore, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Looks like the LAPD got their man without resorting to any CSI type moves here—perhaps Google works just as well as DNA testing in certain select cases.

Cross posting from Brand X

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11.23.2009
06:14 pm
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Kokofreakbean’s COMPUTER JESUS REFRIGERATOR - LOOP#2
11.20.2009
09:20 pm
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This is really amazing.

This one’s good, too:

 


I recommend checking out all this guy’s stuff. It’s supa dupa selexy. He calls himself Kokofreakbean.

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11.20.2009
09:20 pm
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“Empty L.A.” Photography Book by Matt Logue
11.20.2009
03:22 pm
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Boing Boing has an eerie post on Matt Louge’s new photo book “Empty L.A.” Matt Louge says: I just completed a self-published book depicting an uninhabited Los Angeles, and it got an honorable mention in the photography.book.now competition at blurb.com! The photos were made over a period of 4 years, beginning in 2005, at a variety of locations around LA.
 
(via Mark Frauenfelder over at Boing Boing)

 

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11.20.2009
03:22 pm
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The Elton John: Hand-Painted Toilet Seat
11.19.2009
08:06 pm
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Size: each 15?

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11.19.2009
08:06 pm
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Scan Processor Studies: Super Trippy Video
11.19.2009
04:14 pm
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From Brian O’Reilly, one of the collaborators of the Scan Processor Studies:

Woody, Steina, Garth and I spent many nights screening works for moving images, playing music, and cooking, enveloped in the huge ghost town mood the ZKM’s kitchen took on at night. During this time there were passionate discussions about video synthesizers (mainly my love for the Sandin Image Processor), and how Steina’s VIOLIN POWER had a huge influence on Garth’s and my new series of works.

The source materials were generated by Woody using a Rutt-Etra Scan Processor in the 1970’s and sat on a shelf for years, having been recently digitized. Woody came into my studio one day and asked me if I would be interested in using them to work on a collaboration, and the project began from there…

Thanks Manuel Quiza!

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11.19.2009
04:14 pm
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