Tag Archives: art

Showcase of Beautiful QR Codes

Recently I read an interesting article on Mashable on how to create beautiful qr codes and so I thought that I would compile a gallery of the most creative, best looking qr codes I could find. Here are those codes. (All codes can be scanned and will take you to their respective sites.

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What is Fear?

My worst fear in life is failure. Fear is more abstract to me and it’s more internal than external. I think anything can be overcome, especially fear, and that I, and everybody else, can always attain the impossible. I think my fear is more abstract because of the lives we live, but also how my philosophy of life is. First, our culture is so fast-paced and complex that most things people feel are abstract. If all everybody felt was simple and single-sided then life would be simple and boring, abstract feeling outside of our survival instincts are necessary for a thriving community and culture.

My fear drawn in aliens.

Here are my ideas for drawings for this project. I really like all three of them though and might do them all.

Spiders crawling toward a bed from all directions. Millions of them.

This is my fear of being abducted my aliens. It's not that I'm scared of what would happen or what I would see, it's much more childish than that. From watching sci fi movies with my dad.

My drawings of a small man surrounded by rubbish and barren land. His shadow is extremely exaggeratedly long.

An artist on Drawing Center’s Viewing Program who’s work relates to me is Sarah Hardesty. Her installation art reminds me of falling, and how anything at anytime can collapse on you. Your dreams could fall away at any moment and that thought scares me.

 

The Negation of Fear Wood, gesso, string 2010 Dimensions variable

"If All Else Fails" Wood (from original Maxon Mills building construction), string 2009 Dimensions variable

"In What Direction Wood" acrylic, thread 2009 Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
I am interested in pulling things together amongst some kind of aftermath, with a subtle sense of urgency and responding to the environment with optimism amidst potentially destructive circumstances. Or creating a situation that anticipates but alleviates the potential for damage. Using raw materials that are often site specific (wood, glass), found objects that convey playfulness, and the immediacy of wall drawing, I hope to initiate a response to feelings of destruction, fear, and anxiety within a framework of self-protection, control, and certainty.

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Culturally Metaphorical

Culture – your surroundings that you are most familiar with and associate yourself with.

 

Graphics One Room

Me on Photoshop

Isaac's Tattoo

 

My culture is art. I spend so much time focused on art that it is my life. I grew up in a house that encouraged me to follow what I enjoyed and I’ve always enjoyed art.

 

Metaphor – a metaphor is a comparison between to objects that doesn’t use “like” or “as.” It also can be used to portray something indirectly.

 

A coffee cup symbolizes how I am always busy and always on the go. I need the caffeine to keep me going sometimes.

This image captures how mobile our society is and especially my culture. I'm always running around and without my phone I'd be really disorganized

Shoes are the ultimate example of moving around. And these shoes are different than any other and I'd like to think the art culture is like that.

Richard Garrison is an artist who uses color and shape to portray consumerism and different geographical locations he is familiar with. For example, he remembers a market and it is significant to him so he portray it in a painting. Here are some of his works.

 

09) by Richard Garrison

Circular Color Scheme (Target) by Richard Garrison-1

Circular Color Scheme (Target) by Richard Garrison

 

 

 

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Beauty vs. Repulsion

For our first Drawing II assignment, we were assigned the study of beauty and repulsion and their relationship. Here is my beginning to this project.

BEAUTY: Something that causes awe, wonder, or pleasure in the viewer.

 

Beautiful Sunset

Colorado Mountains

NYC Times Square

 

 

REPULSION: the feeling of intense aversion to something; uncontrollable repugnance.

 

Feet!

Gas Prices and Our Dependence on Oil

Trash and Human Apathy

 

 

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, is an amazing artist who specializes in portraits. He goes outside of the normal medium of canvas or paper though, and uses walls; or in the case of his Expectation Project, land. He captures the beauty of people, and even sees beauty in walls that are falling apart that most would deem unattractive, or even repulsive. His portraits capture emotions of people in the city and are washed away after each storm.

Valencia

Urban analogy 2

Urban Analogy 3

Barcelona

 

 

My idea for the diptych project is to use only colors that are beautiful and repulsive. And for the subject or focal point of each piece, I will use non-objective marks.

 

Beauty vs. Repulsion

Beauty

Repulsive

 

 

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Mountain Dew White Out

Version 2

Version Two

Here’s a quick question for all you readers out there. In honor of the winning Mountain Dew flavor finally making it out in the wild and being sold in markets all over, I have made a poster. Since the winner was White Out, I wanted to make the poster as minimal and white as possible, while still getting the brand across. I have to versions, you tell me which one you like best.

First Version

Version One

So which is it? Which one do you prefer?

EDIT: I made one more that is less minimal and goes along more with the theme of the existing label to help strengthen the theme. What do you think? Which one?

White Out Poster

White Out Poster

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For The Birds Poster

Here’s a quick picture I made while being useless and not doing homework. Whattaya think?

It was made using two separate textures. One duplicated for overlay and hardlight, and the other one as just overlay. The textures have various opacities. I like the feel of this. It just seems to work for me.

I should also be adding some new pictures i’ve been working on soon. Keep checking by!

Birds

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Gelaskins: 30 Stylish Skins

Protecting your gear can be cumbersome. And ugly, adding weight, thickness, and dirt marks inside the case. It’s a tough sacrifice to protect your tech. Thankfully, that’s all changed. Gelaskins has provided a solution.
They make gadget covers, ranging for gaming systems, phones, iPod’s, laptops, and e-readers. They are self-proclaimed the best skins on the planet, though must buyers agree with that statement after buying their product. 3 key things happen with a Gelaskin:

  1. Looks Good: there are hundreds of different art pieces that can be used on every device. Your toughest decision will just be to buy them all… no seriously, it’s gonna be hard not to.
  2. Simple as Pie: Patented 3M materials make applying and removing easy, leaving no residue behind, and even sticking again and again if you decide you didn’t position it straight on.
  3. Protection: Protects your gadgets from scratches and UV rays.

Here are 30 skins that I picked that I thought really stood out to me.

Neo New York - Camilla d'Errico

Gaia - Aya Kato

Lady Lion - DAIM

Red Metal - DAIM

Bird Brother - Damon Soule

Graffiti Skyline - Derek Prospero

Baltimore Docks - eBoy

I Stayed Up All Night Making It - Exploding Dog

Moon - Frank Miller

Birth Machine - H. R. Giger

Gummi Anatomie - Jason Freeny

Reunion - Kathie Olivas Brandt Peters

Scorpio - Kofie One

War of the Monsters - Kozyndan

Boom Box II - Lyle Owerko

Overkill - Marc Gabbana

Homemade Universe - Mars 1

Psychic Wars - Mars 1

Cable Cranes - Nanami Cowdroy

Ink Pond - Nanami Cowdroy

Judgement - Nathan Ota

Robo - Nathan Ota

Cohabitations - Philip Straub

Infinite Oz - Philip Straub

Pulling The Pin - Ric Stultz

Swan - Si Scott

Spirit Of Medicine Lake - Sorsdahl

Summer Oasis - Sorsdahl

Never Mind - Stellaim Hultberg

And there you have it, 30 out of 100s of skins. I recently bought one, and love it. Share you’re favorites and don’t forget to add one that I might have forgotten.

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