Friday, 31 July 2015

Dark reign

The only redeeming factor about this release is that the band Scarlet Anger hails from Luxembourg - let's face it, how many bands can you name from that country? But even for a trash metal band, a genre not known for top notch quality covers, this one stands out as too ridiculous for words. First seen here.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Rhythm Project

The Rhythm Project is an amazing tour de force: Star Wars scenes re-imagined in original Japanese settings, and brought to life via the ancient craft of Japanese woodblock printing. Two other examples in the link. First seen here.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Mickey RIP

Simple, I know, but it did make me smile. Also because I never liked that mouse anyway (I thought the Southpark take on him was hilarious). First seen here.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Audio Cassette Table

Riding the nostalgia wave - here we have a fun and practical coffee table designed by Ross Langley, which looks like a giant audio cassette tape. First seen here.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Growing up

Another example of the imagination of Terry Border, who creates fun scenes with everyday objects and a bit of wire. First seen here.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Rhodotus palmatus

Taken from a site with many beautiful mushroom photographs. I have always loved these strange creatures of nature. First seen here.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Fish eyes

I'm pretty sure I have seen such a photograph before (I may even have posted it here in the past), but it made me smile. So I decided to share it. First seen here.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Eggs a-peel

Another one of those brilliant plastic people shots by UK based artist Slinkachu. First seen here.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Ice cream shoes

Maybe I should have made a separate category for ridiculous shoes. This pair was designed by Chris Campbell. First seen here.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Heineken - illogical

A lovely funny advertisement from 1975, with Star Trek's Spock endorsing Heineken beer. First seen here.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Bicycle race

Taken from a collection of drawings that illustrate sayings and also contain simple optical illusions. Funny how long it takes the mind to notice that this image is not quite what it seems. First seen here.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Boston Red Sox

Sports logos so not come much worse than this - yet this abomination represented one of the most famous franchises of all time, the Boston Red Sox major league baseball team, for a full decade (1950-1959). First seen here.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Stone balancing art

Is this remarkable art or what? Stone balancing specialist Adrian Gray created several new fascinating natural sculptures on the Island of Man. First seen here.

Friday, 17 July 2015

You'll never guess what this is....

Even if you had thousands of attempts, you would not guess it, unless you have seen the image before. Well, at least I would not. It is a microscopy photo, enlarged 720 times, of..... the tip of a butterfly tongue (picture by Stephen Nagy, submitted for the annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition). First seen here.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Combo

Surprisingly, there is no Photoshop involved in the images created by  Stephen McMennamy. In his series of "Combo photos", he combines two separate images into one, creating a surreal combination. Many more examples in the link. First seen here.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Changing the statues

This is the statue version of graffiti: a Spanish artist who goes by the name of SpY dresses up statues in Madrid with items like buckets, paper bags, gas masks and even shining red eyes. Fun stuff. First seen here.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Superhero bookends

A clever idea, well executed. These special superhero-themed bookends/book supports were created by Israel-based design studio Artori Design. Love the detail of the titles used in these shots. First seen here.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Mobiloil Arctic

It may have worked in the fifties, but it is odd to see such an advertisement with our present day mind set. They'd be slaughtered now. First seen here.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Ein Heldenleben

This must be one of the most cliche-ridden classical music covers I have ever seen - and coming from a major label (EMI) to boot. You can just imagine the discussion within the design team. Let's just take a picture of the conductor. No, the composer. No, it is classical, use a tranquil nature scene. But it includes an oboe concerto - should we not use a picture of an oboe? Oh, just throw it all together. Next? Thanks to fellow Talk Classical member Cosmos for bringing up this gem.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Flower fields by André Feliciano

Just a field of flowers, right? Wrong. Look closer, and you will see that each flower is artificial and actually camera-shaped. That is the gimmick of the art of André Feliciano from Brazil. Fun idea, fun execution. More of his art in the link. First seen here.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Cannibal

This is just one of a great selection of ironic photographs - I will probably post a few more of them throughout the year. First seen here.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Bookcase Forte

I found this striking image on the Facebook page of Dark roasted blend without further information. Someone really had a stroke of genius here, to convert an old unused piano into a conversation piece bookcase. First seen here.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Amazing grafitti

Taken from a post at The Poke about 90 pieces of amazing grafitti - I love this one for its art angle. First seen here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Batman meets South Park

Some of the best quality (and funniest) graffiti I have seen, courtesy of Brisbane artist Fintan Magee. This one is a delightful mix-up of Batman and South Park. First seen here.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Desk safari

I found this amazingly captivating: the linked post gives many examples of (deliberately staged) combinations of animal photographs on the screen with the head of a co-worker strategically placed. First seen here.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Scrabble

No, this is not a mislabeled Plastic People shot - these are real persons lifting letters the size of dining tables in the largest Scrabble game ever played - covering most of the pitch of London's Wembley stadium. First seen here.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Octopus shoes

There's something about shoes that attracts the mixed nuts under the desginers. There's something about octopuses that attracts the mixed nuts under the desginers. In a flash of sheer genius, Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro combined the two into one. First seen here.

Friday, 3 July 2015

All in the family

"Have a lot of kids", they said... "it will be fun" they said... And no-one mentioned the lack of sleep.... First seen here.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Nylon sculptures

Dutch artist Rosa Verloop creates fascinating sculptures from nylon stockings. Very impressive indeed. First seen here.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Heineken R2D2

Maybe this is from a Heineken campaign, maybe it is jsut a fan getting creative. But it is a fun image either way, and suitable for the summer months. First seen here.