September 09, 2007

Cool Recent Art, Pt. 1

//NA// I’ve been coming across all kinds of interesting artwork lately:

  • Shout at the devil: Brian Dettmer has sculpted a skull using melted heavy metal cassette tapes.  Rockin’ like Dokken. [Via]
  • Andrew Huff points out Michael Levy’s gut-busting Deep Fried Liberty (see details). I want to see Lou Dobbs suck one of these down on air while supplying “the facts, not fear.”
  • What if people walked around with their names floating above them, World of Warcraft-style?  Aram Bartholl & Evan Roth give it a shot. [Via]
  • Jethro Haynes creates rather amazing shoe art.  Here’s a particular fave.  [Via]
  • The book Dictator Style catalogs the design tastes of colorful despots–what PJ O’Rourke calls "felony interior decorating." [Via]
  • The Want/Need glass reminds the user to sip, not guzzle. [Via]
  • I found myself enjoying an NYT slideshow covering new architecture in the Netherlands.  Unfortunately it concluded with the line, "Mr. Neutelings and Mr. Riedijk have fashioned a serious critique of a world saturated in advertising, and marketing images, and reaffirmed architecture’s heroic stature, according to Nicolai Ouroussoff"–making me want to throw up a little in my mouth.  The accompanying article thankfully bypasses the pedantic crap.
  • On a less pretentious note, peep this Dutch satellite dish-pimping.
  • Canon may be taking its time in revving the 5D, but in the meantime, can I interest you in a sewn felt Pentax? [Via]
  • An uncredited YouTube vid shows the faces of women in Western art morphing into one another. [Via]
  • D*Face subverts a simple pole with Missile Strike. [Via]
Posted by John Nack at 1:34 PM on September 09, 2007


  • akeem — 3:12 PM on September 09, 2007

    The skull is by Brian Dettmer, Andrew Huff just took the picture.
    [D’oh–thanks; should’ve spotted that; now fixed. –J.]

  • Michal Daniel — 5:13 AM on September 10, 2007

    Also might want to take a look at the motions Bill Ulrich made from my still photos, using Adobe After Effects 3.1 on a G3 I(ce)Book and OS 9.2:
    [Solid; thanks for the link. –J.]

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