Transforming Modern Architect’s Works Into 3D Typography

Designer Chris Labrooy, inspired by his design heroes; architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and designer Ettore Sottsass, has created 3D typography based on their works using computer rendering and illustration. Read more

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What’s Better Than A Book Of Boobs? Why, A 3D Book Of Boobs! Introducing 3DD (NSFW)

3DD by Henry Hargreaves

3DD (3 Double D) is a celebration of womens’ breasts in three dimensions. Boob-lover and photographer Henry Hargreaves conceived of and photographed the 86 page book of 3D images of all sorts of breasts, which comes complete with a free pair of 3D glasses. Read more

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Modern Quilts For Manly Men & More By LUKE.

LUKE manly quilts

I blogged about edgy rock n’ roll quilts by Boo Davis last August, now I’m happy to introduce you to another fabulous modern quilter and much to my pleasant surprise, the talented stitcher is a male. Read more

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Karen Beauchamp’s New Wallpaper Collection For Swarovski Elements

I’ve written a few posts on the many items made with Swarovski crystals, including two previous wallpaper designs embellished with the Austrian crystals; Maya Romanoff and Joanna Basford’s designs (which you can see here).



above: Feather Palace, Swarovski Crystal Elements Wallpaper

Now, Swarovski Elements has released a collection conceived by British wallpaper designer Karen Beauchamp, who has designed for Cole & Sons as well as Miller & Harris wallpapers, to name a few. These sparkly new wallpapers take interior design to the next level using state-of-the-art technology. Eleven creations were designed using rich colors like royal blue, eggplant and burgundy intertwined with classic designs like damask, paisley and stripes, all topped off with a dash of Swarovski Elements.


above: Diamond Trellis, Swarovski Crystal Elements Wallpaper

Feather Palace:


Plume:


Cashmere:


Diamond Trellis:


Kohinoor Damask:


Venetian Stripe:


Jeweled Stripe:


Versailles:


Silk Ruffe Jaspe:

In addition to the nine styles shown above, orinetal Crackle Texture and Silk Velvet round out the collection. Each is available in multiple colorways, please visit their facebook page to see other examples of color combinations.

Wondering what the heck else is studded with Swarovski Crystals?

• How about a bicycle?

Animal Skulls?

• Or Bone China Dinnerware?

Guitars?

• Or Bathroom Sinks?

and tons more.

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Auto Erotica: Classic American Cars & Sexy Poses In The 2011 Miss Tuning Calendar.

2011 Miss Tuning Calendar

I’m know I’m behind on sharing some of the best 2011 wall calendars with my readers, so I hope you’ll forgive me for the delay. One of the most coveted art photography calendars, which most of you have probably not yet seen despite the fact that we are 1/4 through the year, features a hot chick and hot wheels…. Tuning World’s 2011 Miss Tuning Calendar. Read more

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A Product With Character: Old Sign Letters Are Given New Lights & A New Life.

Character of Finland is a company that rescues old typographic signage from demolition, chooses the most stylish letters and turns them into individual design objects that they offer for sale. After replacing the old neon tubes with LEDs, they add a transformer, install a power cord and give them a new life cycle that you can purchase for yourself.

Some examples of their products:


Numbers, letters and glyphs are amongst their offerings you can buy here

Character Oy
Tel . + 358 9 682 2002
Vuorimiehenkatu 16
00140 Helsinki
Finland

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Nicholas Galanin Paper Sculptures Inspire Dutch Book Week Ad Campaign Posters.

Nicholas Galanin paper sculptures

Advertising and marketing agencies are often inspired by fine art. Such is the case with Etcetera’s wonderful promotional posters for Dutch Book Week. Read more

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Her Men, Her Movies, Her Diamonds, Her Portraits. The Legacy Of Elizabeth Taylor. 32 Stunning Photos.

the legacy of elizabeth taylor
Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

She loved men. And diamonds. And we loved her. This morning’s death of legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor is being felt around the world. The world’s most glamorous actress of all time passed away at age 79 of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles early this morning, prompting bloggers and newspeople to begin publishing the many incredible images of the violet-eyed beauty and details of her illustrious career. Read more

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The Stunning And Surreal Photography Of Martin Sigal

Martin Sigal is a photographer specializing in advertising photography for the last fifteen years. Whether shooting people, cars, products, or landscapes, he balances a refined accuracy with a human touch, always bringing a fresh approach to projects and avoiding the predictable.



Here’s just a sampling of his enormous body of work. The following were used as images in various ad campaigns for many of his prestigious clients.





















Martin has received several awards in the most prestigious festivals around the world such as Cannes, Clio, D&D, NYF, Lapiz, Fiap & Circulo de Creativos, among others. He was portrayed in the Photography Annual of Comarts magazine. In 2004, 2006 & 2008 he was portrayed several of his pictures in the 200 Best Photographers Worldwide issue of the renowned Luerzer’s Archive magazine On a more personal level, Sigal’s creative innovation combined a friendly, even-tempered demeanor when working with subjects make him a professional who approaches each picture with an open disposition, while his work reflects his life story – a dedication to artistry with a global outlook “ I am grateful to photography because it was allowed me to explore a world that blends fiction and reality, and portraying that duality provides a constant and fascinating challenge.” Sigal lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and two kids.

Martin Sigal photo
contact@martinsigal.com

Martín Sigal is represented by the following agencies

In Argentina, Latin America and Spain:
Catamarca 2165
(1640) San Isidro,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+ (54911) 69450045

In the United States:

Stockland Martel
343 East 18th Street, Lower
New York, NY 10003, USA
212 727 1400
www.stocklandmartel.com
talentinfo@stocklandmartel.com

In Germany:

Christian Severin & Christian Wendeler GbR.
Gasstrasse 4
22761 Hamburg, Germany
+ (4940) 800 80 99 99
www.severinwendeler.com
office@severinwendeler.com

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