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The Saturday Evening Post Honoring Super Heroes?


Granada, Spain-based artist Ruiz Burgos (a.k.a. “OnlyMilo“) has created an amazing series of illustrations featuring DC Comics heroes and villains in the style of Norman Rockwell‘s iconic covers from The Saturday Evening Post. Burgos’ design process for each piece can be viewed on his art blog.

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Are You A Producer Who Thinks They Know A Thing Or Two About ‘Reasonable Doubt’?


All modern producers are quite well aware of the art of sampling. Some producers do it, while others are strictly against it.  But regardless of your view, some of the most iconic records in Hip Hop history were created using samples.  Check it out as VinRican showcases classic samples that were used on jay-z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ album.


Superhero Noir.

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Photos By Mariya Maracheva.

These beautiful photos were taken by the talented photographer Mariya Maracheva. Sensual art nude, beautiful fashion and beauty photos. These photos speak for themselves.

Dan Voinea’s Oil Paintings.

Stunning work by Dan Voinea, surrealistic painter and visual artist based on Bucharest, Romania. His work speaks for itself, check out his method.

Kim Yong Soo’s Textured Paintings.

The korean artist Kim Yong Soo whose artwork, at first glance, takes on the somewhat familiar appearance of traditional Japanese paintings of cherry tree blossoms. Closer inspection reveals a textured assemblage of semi-conductors, speaker wires, and acrylic cement, used to form the delicate tree branches, flowers, and ominous humanoid figures that bring an unexpectedly dark presence to these otherwise serene paintings.

And You Thought Going Green Would Be Easy.

It’s just logic that people use things.  Some things are consumed, while others are thrown away.  The more people, the more stuff.  Eventually everything gets to a heinous point, and this planet has reached that point for sure.  These photos from locations all over the globe are proof of that.

Wincanton recycling plant in Billingham ,Teeside, checks all the old fridges and washing machines before they are recycled.


Indian local boy wade through the pollution and floating debris left after the immersion of hundreds of idols of Hindu goddess Durga into the River Yamuna in New Delhi, India Monday 02 October 2006. The Hindu Festival of Durga Puja, celebrates the killing of a demon king by the goddess ended today with colorful celebrations all over the country. Every autumn, Bengalis all over the world celebrate her festival which not only represents the victory of good over evil, but is also a celebration of female power.


Chinese migrant workers sort through industrial and household waste at a recycling center in Beijing, China, 22 January 2008. In an attempt to clean up the nation’s air, soil and water China is attempting to improve recycling of household waste as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and industrial pollution. Environmental degradation has been labeled by government officials a leading obstacle to continued economic growth. China is considering adopting a new environment tax that will force companies to pay in accordance with how much pollution they discharge, reports state media.

An Indian boy searches for coins in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi on April 4, 2008. The national capital is a major culprit in the pollution of the Yamuna, accounting for about 79 per cent of the total waste water that is poured into the river by the major towns along its banks. Despite the Indian government spending millions on trying to clean up the river, most of it going to waste-treatment stations, pollution levels continue to rise.

A file picture dated 11 July 2007 shows a man collecting dead fish in Guanqiao Lake in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, which died due to the polluted lake water and the sizzling weather in the city. On 22 April 2008, Earth Day is celebrated in many countries to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the earth’s environment.

Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers remove algae from a beach near the Olympic Sailing Centre in the city of Qingdao on July 5, 2008. Olympic sailors are not normally afraid of the water, but athletes and coaches say the pollution at the Olympic sailing course in Qingdao makes them very wary of getting wet. The bright green algae that has choked parts of the Olympic course has drawn an unwelcome spotlight on China’s environmental record and prompted an ongoing cleanup effort by more than 10,000 people, backed by boats, bulldozers and the military.

View of a graffiti of a woman reading a book in the walls surrounding the Mapocho river in Santiago on August 21, 2008. The Mapocho river, at present gravely polluted, is being cleansed through an innovative project which includes a 28,5 km long underground tunnel where the sewage will be re-directed.


A polluted creek covered with trash in Manila, Philippines on 01 March 2009. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported in 2008 that the Philippines hosts 50 major polluted rivers, with a majority of pollutants coming from domestic waste.

Thousands of scrapped taxis are abandoned at a yard in the center of Chongqing city on March 4, 2009. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country’s long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars.

Indian scavengers look for coins and other valuable items from among the offerings of devotees in the Ganges at Varanasi on April 5, 2009. More than 400 million people live along the Ganges River. An estimated 2,000,000 persons ritually bathe daily in the river, which is considered holy by Hindus. In the Hindu religion it is said to flow from the lotus feet of Vishnu (for Vaisnava devotees) or the hair of Shiva (for Saivites). While the Ganges may be considered holy, there are some problems associated with the ecology. It is filled with chemical wastes, sewage and even the remains of human and animal corpses which carry major health risks by either direct bathing in the water (e.g.: Bilharziasis infection), or by drinking (the Fecal-oral route).

A Chinese woman and her child walk along a street during a sandstorm in Lanzhou, north China’s Gansu province on April 23, 2009. Air pollution in China’s cities remains very serious, state media quoted a minister as saying, amid an ongoing battle to clean up the skies in the world’s largest coal-consuming nation.

Kosovo albanians work at an open coal mine near the town of Obilic on April 24, 2009. Air pollution in Pristina has passed all legal norms of environmental pollution regulations. While in the world’s developed countries air pollution is permitted to pass its limits only 18 times during a year, Pristina reaches this limit within three months. Experts at the Institute for Public Health warn that this pollution factor is decreasing people’s life expectancy.


A worker washing dead fish remains at a Meat and Bone Meal factory in Dhaka. MBM is animal feed manufactured from abattoir waste and animal carcasses. Following the BSE (Mad Cow Disease) crisis, meat and bone meal been illegal as animal feed in Europe since January 1st, 2001. This is not the case in Bangladesh where the practice is still widespread.

Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim on April 25, 2009.

A cow grazing amidst the piles of rubbish in Dhaka. With over 8000 slums, thousands of people work everyday in the polluted environment of Bangladesh’s capital. The city is known to have the 2nd most polluted water supply in the world, contaminated by industrial waste and human excrement. The local authorities in Dhaka do not consider waste disposal a priority and as a result, rubbish accumulates in large piles around the city before it is finally removed.

Hong Kong’s Take On The ‘Ironman’.

Different people have their own personal takes on style and design.  In Hong Kong, a group of designers came together to create some new and inventive looks for Ironman.  These figure designers really went all out on their designs.  Check the method.

Miraculous Undersea Photographs.

From teeny-tiny to titanic, the University of Miami’s annual Underwater Photography contest has captured the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and view while awarding a vibrant sea slug as the contest’s star.  The contest held by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science reviewed 700 underwater photograph submissions before calling out the winners by category. ‘The quality of photos keeps getting better each year,’ UM lecturer and photographer Myron Wang who judged among the panel of experts said in a release by the school.

More Double Exposures.

Double Exposure photography is a marvelous little trick that exists outside of Photoshop, to achieve an incredibly unique and artistic look.  I had a collection up a few months ago, and have since been on the hunt for another stunning set.  Check the method.

25 Examples Of Forced Perspective.

Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, there is a stunning collection of forced perspective photography and pictures taken by various artists.  If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment, imagination and perfect timing.

The Sneaker Cube.

“Sneakercube” is an ongoing design project by Warsaw-based graphic artist Pawel Nolbert.  I’m not quite exactly sure what the inspiration behind his pieces are, but never-the-less they’re quite the eye catchers.

Denis Zilber Illustrations.

Illustrations are an art form that have literally existed since the age of the caveman.  Weather they are simple or complex, drawings can tell stories and captured emotions, and Denis Zilber’s illustrations are no exception.  His unique style, shading, coloring, bring his art pieces to life in a way that makes every illustration its own story.

Den Yakovlev.

As a victim of a crappy tattoo, (its a sh*tty half sleeve on my left side I got done in high school, so) I know what it’s like to look for quality in a tattoo artist.  Russian artist Den Yakovlev has tattooed so many people with realistic and detailed body art. His sleeve work is simply stunning to behold.  Check the method below.

Hyper Realistic Painting.

Taking a photo this clear would be a feat for many – but these stunning images are actually hand-painted or drawn.  Last week the detailed pencil drawings by Scottish artist Paul Cadden caught the eye, but the exhibition at the Plus One gallery also showcases other artists creating hyper-real pictures.  Explaining the aim of one of his pieces, artist Tom Martin says: “Essentially I’m trying to look for ways to create a situation whereby things are believably real, yet impossible.  “The scenario here is impossible and cannot ever exist in this world at least, but we are forced to accept it.”  Including three BP Portrait Award winners, the display features both portraits and still life works – though chocolate lovers may be disappointed by Cynthia Poole’s confectionery as those grabbable-looking bars are sadly unreal…

Photographer Martin Schoeller’s Celebrity Photos.

Martin Schoeller was born in Munich, Germany, in 1968. Growing up in Germany, he was deeply influenced by August Sander’s countless portraits of the poor, the working class, and the bourgeoisie, as well as by Bernd and Hilla Becher, who spawned a school known as the Becher-Schüler.  Schoeller worked as an assistant to Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. He advanced as a freelance photographer, producing portraits of people he met on the street. The work gained recognition for its strong visual impact and since 1998, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and W, among other publications.

Schoeller joined Richard Avedon as a contributing portrait photographer at The New Yorker in 1999, where he continues to produce his award-winning images. His portraits are exhibited and collected internationally, including in several solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States and are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In addition, he has had many solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe and group exhibitions in the U.S.

Aside from his National Geographic exploits Martin Schoeller had his work present in The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. After featuring Schoeller’s amazing close up portraits of celebrities, we’re once again floored by his latest series of funny celebrity photos. Having the same distinct style in lighting, backdrop and tone, this series is full of imagination. He shows celebrities in various hilarious situations and exaggerated postures, which results in images that are rich in detail, story, color and personality.

Dissecting The Successful Business Card.

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The Fine Art Photos Of Ryan Schude.

Photos always evoke certain emotions, and when composed correctly can have different meanings to each person who looks at them.  Photographer Ryan Schude seems to be a master of composition and technique in his photos.  The small collection I came across recently features models of all ages, and wildly creative concepts (like candy in your grandmothers purse, and milk and cookies.)  But no matter what the message you take from any of his photos may be, they are all fully constructed from background to foreground with meticulous attention to detail.  Check the method.

More Digital Art From Alex Varanese.

First and foremost: no pre-existing typefaces were used anywhere in this series.  Like, down to the model numbers on the chips. It’s all either custom lettering or original fonts.  This is just another brilliant example of some work from Alex Varanese.  I already posted up some of his work a few years ago here.

Character Design vs. Package Design.

Characters have strong attraction in packaging design. Do not underestimate a cute puppy dog character on a piece of packaging because it probably does have an effective power to attract the customers. The existence of nice character design also makes packaging feel more alive and much more fun. It can also turn plain and boring packaging in to new collectible items for the customers.  Check out some interesting examples.

$19,000 Golden Shoe Laces.

For $19,000, a company called Mr. Kennedy will make you 24-carat gold laces which take about 120 hrs to make by hand.  “The world’s only precious metal shoelaces” are finely crafted using “ancient, artisan jewelry techniques.”  The man behind the laces is Colin Hart, who named his company after ‘Mr Kennedy’, inventor of the modern-day shoelace.

He explains that shoelaces are boring and hopes that his blinged-out offerings will attract people who enjoy the “practical made special.”  Adding to their exclusivity, only ten pairs of the shoelaces will ever be made.

HDR Is Marvelous.

In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple low-dynamic-range (LDR) or standard-dynamic-range (SDR) photographs. Tone-mappingtechniques, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.

Subtractive Art Pieces (Alexandre Farto).

Portuguese-born, London-based artist Alexandre Farto (Vhils) creates arresting portraits by breaking away pieces of walls. He takes his subtractive art to not only galleries and exhibition spaces but also the streets, creating larger-than-life figures in the midst of urban and underused space. Vhils generally first sketches out each piece in spraypaint, before beginning the painstaking process of chipping, sawing, and drilling away at the wall to various depths. He will often add additional color or shading to the newly exposed portions of the wall, creating a visual interplay between the untouched surface, original painted figure, and layers of underlying material. In addition to work on walls, Farto has series of subtractive portraits done by tearing away portions of billboards and posters, as well as in metal and wood.

What To Wear To A Job Interview.

Deciding what to wear for a job interview can be nearly as stressful as the event itself. Beyond deciding what looks good on you, there’s also determining what’s appropriate dress for the employer who’s looking to look you over.  The growing trend in recent decades toward more casual dress in offices and other workplaces means three-piece suits are out for the most part. But going too casual can send a signal to a potential employer that you’re just not interested in working there.  So it’s no wonder that many college graduates (and job applicants, generally) are unsure of how to dress for an interview these days.  But seeing as how I happen to be a bit fashion-inferior, I figured I’d just post this handy info-graphic by the minds over at Rasmussen College as a guide.

The Artwork of Gene Guynn.

Gene Guynn is one of the most ridiculous skilled painters I’ve seen in quite some time.  (That’s probably because I studied at my old school, The Academy Of Art University.)  With a painter for a mother and a musician for a father, his world was always one of creativity and expression. Gene takes inspiration from the thriving urban, outsider, and lowbrow art culture of SF, LA, and NYC, and combines it with a fine art sophistication, especially taking influence from contemporary masters such as Jenny Saville and Lucian Freud. After graduating with a BFA in painting in 2008, Gene moved from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area, where he continues to paint and further evolve his personal style and exhibit in galleries all over the world.