Paintings from the air

Love this idea. Whenever I fly anywhere I am always the one insisting on having the window seat just so I can peer out of the window and covertly snap photos, even when they tell you to turn off all electrical devices!

Painter Jim Darling has created a series of paintings inspired by his views from a plane’s window seat. Whether flying over green fields or a twinkling city down below, his work is lovely.

Images courtesy of Fubiz.net and Jim Darling


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The Pixel Painter

Many years ago, my younger brother created a computer picture of the Titanic using Microsoft Paint using an old inherited PC running Windows 3.1. He was fascinated by it and I have to say he did an amazing job. Unfortunately the image was lost but time moved on and he discovered Photoshop…

I came across this video randomly today of a 97 year old ‘Grandpa’, a former typogrpaher who still uses Windows 95 & Microsoft Paint to create art. He is practically blind and has lots of patience and time to create his images. Despite having Macular Degeneration, he loves to use the computer as he has the ability to zoom in to work. His shading and textures just using pixels have an almost Impressionist / retro quality. His ‘paintings’ are amazing…

The Man Who Paints from Windows 95 Paint

Lasko

Beautiful and innovative Tube posters

Love these posters from a bygone era. So much more artistic and colourful than the ads you see plastered all over the the transport networks today… Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy 🙂

It’s Nice That : London Transport Museum shows
150 beautiful and innovative Tube posters
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Further posters can be seen at an exhibition at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden in London. Runs from 15 February to October 2013

Forgotten how to actually draw…

I used to love art at school / college. Actual sketching… with a pencil. Since becoming a computer bod designer, my sketching skills are somewhat rusty. I came across this site today and it contains a whole ream of lessons for getting back to basics. And best of all, its open source and free! Now I just need to find some time to actually do some of them 🙂

http://www.drawspace.com/lessons/

Drawspace - Now everyone can draw.

Modern Gig posters

I don’t go to gigs these days… I wish I could but I don’t seem to find the time. That said I am now working in an office where they all do and they’ve inspired me to listen to some new tunes and discover a few bands I wouldn’t have normally listened to… M83, LCD Soundsystem, Bonobo, Frightened Rabbit, Two Door Cinema Club to name a few. Oh yeah I’m ‘down with it’ these days! 🙂

I came across this today via Abduzeedo. It’s a collection of modern day gig posters, some of which are stunning. A work colleague buys artwork like this at events. The last time I bought a gig poster was probably The Levellers circa 1990-ish! I wonder if any of these are available to buy online or is it not considered ‘cool’ to have a reproduction of an original print.

These are some of my favourites… You can find the whole Top 100 Gig posters at GoMediazine

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Flaming Lips

FLAMING LIPS SHOW INFOGRAPHIC
FLAMING LIPS SHOW INFOGRAPHIC

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids

Amazing explosion of colour at this art installation experiment in Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

A blank canvas of an everyday living space was built and painted white. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of colour.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/yayoi-kusama-obiliteration-room/

Blank canvas
Blank canvas
Colour explosion
Colour explosion
Obliteration
Obliteration