Sveto Teksty aka HoryMa

Can’t seem to find too much about Sveto Teksty other than his pictures and his website, but my Russian isn’t what it used to be. Needless to say a picture is worth a thousand words, and his do just that. I can’t quite explain the style but they’re quite mesmerising. Take a look at a few samples below (you can click on each thumbnail for a bigger version) or take a look here or on his website for more. [via The Chive]

LED Graffiti

As technology advances, so does graffiti. Now instead of vandalizing public property, graffiti artists can get an LED spray can and with a friend and a camera with a long-exposure function you can take pictures like these below. Tag it, using light, instead of paint.

It’s in the shape of a spray can, with a pressure sensitive LED and a coil and magnet so that you can shake it, just like a real can, to recharge it. You can find out more here. [via Cherryflava]

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Optical illusions: 3D sidwealk chalk drawings

I’ve shared with you some great three-dimensional artwork by Tracy Lee Stum and John Pugh. If you enjoyed those check out a great gallery on the Mighty Optical Illusions website for some more great chalk artwork – amazing how a little perspective in a drawing makes it almost come alive. [via Mighty Optical Illusions]

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This last picture I’ve added to this post was done by an artist by the name of Kurt Wenner. Check out his gallery on his portfolio site to see some more great works by him.

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VOTD: Post-it note stop-motion animation

Here’s a pretty cool looking stop-motion animation clip done with a guy at his desk with a deadline to meet. This whole process took 3 months of planning, 4 days of shooting and over 6000 post-it notes. Enjoy. [via zefrank]

This is my senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design. Where my idea comes from is that every time when I am busy, I feel that I am not fighting with my works, I am fighting with those post-it notes and deadline. I manipulating the post-it notes to do pixel-like stop motion and there are some interactions between real actor and post-its.

Here is the making of video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArJYvaCCB3cDirected by Bang-yao Liu
Music by Röyksopp (http://royksopp.com)
Sound design by Shaun Burdick

John Pugh's 3D art

John Pugh is a trompe l’oeil artist – someone who paints art that gives the illusion of something three dimensional.

You can see a small sample of his work below. For more take a look at this Daily Mail article here and some more pictures over here. [via DCP]

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Treasure trove: An Egyptian style mural adorns a wall in Los Gatos, California. Pugh paints people into the mural to heighten the 3D effect - Copyright John Pugh

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Wonder wave: John Pugh's Mana Nalu mural in Honolulu. Fire crews rushed to save the children from the mighty wave - before realising it was an optical illusion - Copyright John Pugh

Doodle 4 Google

Earlier this year Google invited kids from around the United States to submit their doodles using the Google logo with the following theme in mind “What I Wish For The World”. They received over 28,000 doodles from all 50 states. 

There are 40 regional winners (in their various age-group categories) which you can review and vote for online. Entries close at midnight on May 18th, 2009. The winner will be announced on May 20th with the winner’s doodle appearing on the Google home page.

Below are a few samples from the various age groups – but go on and take a look for yourself, and vote.  [via Google Blog]

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My wish for the world is that everyone would get along and treat one another in a nice and loving way. We could all be friends! - Miriam Elizabeth Lowery (5)

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What I wish for the world is that every child and every adult have a chance to go to school and learn. If every person in the world could have the opportunity to go to school, it would make the world a better place, not only for the world, but for the people in it. - Lauren Sarantopolos (12)

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What I wish for the world is unity. The theme is represented by connected paper clips in my doodle because they represent unity. Each clip is interconnected much of the way people are. - Abigail Kois (12)

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Flowers bring color and fragrance into our lives. Their beauty and diversity reflects that of people. They can be playful or serious and even remind us of the cycle of life and death. - Emily Dorsey (16)

RIP: Tony Hart

I have fond memories as a child in the early 80’s seeing Tony Hart and his art gallery on TV. What made is special for me as a child was his little plasticine character, Morph. It was the earliest claymation I can remember and was definitely a springboard for other Aardman Studios characters, like Wallace and Grommit. 

 

tonyhartArtist and children’s presenter Tony Hart has died, aged 83.

Hart, who lived in Surrey, had suffered from health problems for a number of years, including two strokes. His family said he died peacefully.

The affable presenter inspired children to paint and draw on shows like Vision On, Take Hart and Hartbeat for nearly 50 years before he retired in 2001.

Fellow artist Rolf Harris led tributes, calling Hart “a very gentle and talented guy”.

“He enthused and inspired a whole generation of kids into creating their own works of art, simple or complex. [source BBC]

Condolences go out to the Hart family, his friends and all his fans. Another legend has gone.

VOTD: Elephant Art

I’ve seen some static pictures of elephant paintings recently but thought they were probably photoshopped – until I came across this video of Elephants actually painting – quite amazing – they say an elephant never forgets – here’s proof that once taught, they remember – enjoy!

Textorize any image

What? I hear you asking – okay let me explain – here’s a free little website that allows you to point it to an image on the web, give it a few words to use as paint-brush strokes and voila – it uses the words you gave it as brush strokes to draw the image you gave it – pretty accurately too, and using the closest possible colours. I took my blog mughshot and textorized it with Demitri, Baroutsos and Deems. Go on, try it for yourself – it’s fun! [via Chris Pirillo]

PS: you can’t right click and save the image, because it’s not actually an image but a scaleable vector graphc created with rotated and coloured text – right-click and select view-source to see what was generated. 

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HowTo: Generate a Mandelbrot with ASCII Art using TSQL

Actual Mandelbrot image generated  

 

 

Actual Mandelbrot image generated

Okay, I’m a programmer so by nature I enjoy these kinds of things but I just couldn’t resist sharing with you. 

Just for comparison purposes the image on the right is a computer generated image of a Mandelbrot that I’ve converted to grayscale for comparison. 

The Mandelbrot Set image below was generated using less than 50 lines of TSQL code using ASCII characters – I just used a really small font-size in Notepad and then after capturing it inverted the colours for better effect as an image. [via The Daily WTF]

 

ASCII characters used to create a Mandelbrot

ASCII characters used to create a Mandelbrot