No trip to a new country would be complete without experiencing the culture that makes it unique. Indulging in the local food, attending festivals and visiting museums is easy but getting to know the language is a great way to take your understanding and appreciation to a whole new level. Hotel Club asked Australian illustrator and animator Jared Atkins to depict some typical as well as some of the more quirky Australian sayings you might come across on your next trip — via Hotel Club
The general election will soon be upon us so we thought we’d upload a new poster every day during the week’s run up.
All the posters are from the 1970s
Watch Out! There’s a Politician About campaign.
Just before the Scarfolk election of 1975 the ruling party was keen to permanently eradicate all political opposition and set out to smear what it called a
hazardous surplus of politicians and others suffering from civic delusional disorders. The incumbent’s aim was to bring about a state of emergency that would permit a legal postponement of the election, a postponement that could, in theory, become indefinite.
The smear campaigns knew no bounds as one politician after another was exposed for corruption, sexual and moral improprieties, and poor table manners. The media was awash with reports that many election candidates were telepathically controlled by immigrants, who, it was alleged, were all born of the same non-human mother and functioned as a hive mind.
As the campaign gathered pace, there were even
false flag acts of terror. For example, when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the National Health Service in May 1975, it was blamed on exploding lice carried by the children of liberal and intellectual parents, and in the same month a plot was uncovered to shackle the UK to mainland Europe with billions of tonnes of string below the waves of the English channel.
Use your vote wisely. Alternatively, vote for one of the parties currently on offer — via Scarfolk Council
The hugely popular artist is the the first
guest to take on the challenge of the iconic TV show as part of a new and ongoing series of prints. There is, of course, a richly coloured edition of the artwork, but not only that — you can also get a black and white homage to the show as well as an
extremely select, signed, foil edition of just 15.
All the prints are signed and numbered by Shag and measure 22 x 39 inches, with the standard in a run of 150, the variant in a run of 50. The standard will sell for $325, the variant for $450 ad the foil edition will cost you $575 — via Retro To Go
The Lockheed Lounge by Australian designer Marc Newson has retained its title as the world’s most expensive design object, after selling for more than £2 million.
Newson’s riveted aluminium and fiberglass chaise longue fetched £2,434,500 during a sale at auction house Phillips in London last night.
This surpasses the £1.4 million raised by a prototype of the design when sold by the same auctioneers in 2010, when it first became the most expensive object sold by a living designer.
We are proud to have set, yet again, the auction record for Marc Newson, one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century, said Alexander Payne, worldwide head of design at Phillips — via redwolf.newsvine.com
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Octopus Spotted — via Quantum Creative Glass
I belong to a top secret organisation called Shut Your Damn Pie Hole — via thepigeongazette
At the SAMO space for contemporary art in Italy, the inventive art collective Truly Design have transformed a simple concrete hanger into a B-Movie set, as a giant jungle green coloured octopus spreads it eight tentacles over pillars and the ceiling. They use the space provided to them in ingenious ways, as the dips and cracks of the hanger become places to create perspective illusions — via Illusion Magazine
This super-swell octopus tentacle wall art sculpture features a transparent aqua splash and a rusted porthole. Invite this critter into your home and observe how it wriggles its way through your wall and into your heart. The octopus arms are cast out of urethane resin in moulds from the original sculptures. They are polished and coloured with dyes and paint. The porthole is coated with iron and rusted, then sealed to keep the rust tidy. A hanger on back slips over a screw in the wall to mount. Protrudes about 22cm from the wall, porthole is about 11cm in diameter — via Etsy
24 x 48 mixed media painting on wood — via Etsy
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As Comic Arts Brooklyn approaches once again I find myself in a mad dash to screen print, draw, make, cry, draw some more, separate, ink, pull, and dry as much as possible. I’ll have some awesome new stuff to unleash on the unsuspecting public! The octopus above will be there in force and so should you — via CM Butzer Comics & Illustration
Silkscreen Madness! or something like that as the March towards APE continues! 3 of the 4 colours are done! Just need to print the back and the cover! This is my second edition of this book — I’ve changed the colours up a bit and added a pattern to the back — via CM Butzer Comics & Illustration
People look for meaning in things, but the truth is, I was out in the garden and suddenly thought
I wish I had a tiny moose — via Squash Tea
Pod art from Chris Gugliotti
Square Kufic (kufi mrabba’), sometimes known as bannâ’i (
masonry script) is a particular style of Kufic that is going to allow us to create composition using the basic structural forms of the letters. Indeed, Square Kufic (abbreviated SK) is the barest of all Arabic writing styles, and an interesting precursor to pixel art, although it was originally made up of bricks and tiles and used on a large scale in architecture.
This style is absolutely not concerned with legibility: it is understood that the message, the Word, is there, and gazing upon it is enough to receive its blessing. Literacy may have been limited in the past, but beauty was always accessible to all, and it is the beauty of the pattern that matters. In its simplest form, SK is austere, and derives its beauty from the purity of its austerity; but it lends itself to clever, even playful variations only limited by one’s creativity. More than any other calligraphic practice, creating in SK feels very much like solving a puzzle, giving it particular appeal for problem-solvers — via Tuts+
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I think I’m going to call him a quadtopus. Trying to experiment with adding depth and life to flat line drawings — via Dribbble
Learning how to paint in Sketchbook pro — via DeviantArt
Wolf and Declán by Chris Gugliotti
— via DeviantArt
Maria Grazia Rosin was born and raised in Venice, and she trained as a painter at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1992, she experimented with glass for the first time. Rosin has applied her inventiveness and humour to two of the most traditional Venetian forms in glass: the chandelier and the table centrepiece. This is one of a series of chandeliers in the form of octopuses and squids that the artist has made with the master glass-blower and glass sculptor Pino Signoretto. With its waving arms, murky colour, and staring eyes, the octopus evokes the mysterious depths of the ocean. This subject is perfect for Venice, a city that has had a long association with the sea. This extraordinary chandelier is both a sculpture and a lighting fixture. One of the arms of the huge octopus acts as the vertical shaft of the fixture, and the creature’s remaining arms (five large and two small) are shaped into the traditional arms of the chandelier. The invertebrate’s eyes are illuminated with fibre-optic lighting, and the deep black of the glass is enlivened with iridescent purple, blue, green, and gold sparkles. A small red squid hangs from the bottom of the chandelier — via Corning Museum of Glass
This drawing has been itching to get out of my head for months, so I seized the opportunity to put in some serious work and bring it to life. I love all things nautical (with a little leaning toward steampunk) along with with motifs of sealife and sailing — via Folksy
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Good luck on finals! Y’all got this :] — via According to Devin
Film made in 1970 by Bedfordshire Record Office of Cockerell marbling — via Youtube
For a while now I have been wanting to find a way to show off my comic book collection in my office. I had done a lot of searching online for comic book picture frames and have been constantly turned off by the price of them. I have always been turned off by the price of photo frames, but that is a rant for another blog post — via Youseph Tanha
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Artists imagine movie sequels that were never made. Hand-pulled screenprint (edition of 50) 18 x 24 inches — via iam8bit
Her coffee smelt nice, but it felt like somebody was watching her. It was chilly outside and the aroma of the coffee now had a touch of salt. Like a deep lake of oil, her drink now took on a new dimension. Another side of the kingdom was now presented — via Design Chapel
Nostalgia kick. The one & only time I get to draw the Maxx. Grew up on this book. Sam Keith knows how to do some very different comics. Lots to learn from such talent — via templesmith
Artists imagine movie sequels that were never made. Giclée print (edition of 100) 24 x 34 inches — via iam8bit
The artist would like to drive a flying car before he dies, while the child in him hopes that the technology from science fiction stories will one day become reality — via MAD Gallery
Artists imagine movie sequels that were never made. Giclée print (edition of 15) 24 x 36 inches — via iam8bit