vida y costumbres de un tipo muy raro.
life and habits of a very rare guy.
vita e le abitudini di un tipo molto raro.
A clever twist on classic tattoo imagery, “Hello Sailor" by Tom Sparke is currently up for scoring in our Tattoo Art design challenge! Here’s what Tom had to say about his submission:
“A vintage nautical pin-up with a sexy tattoo, which has a sexy tattoo, which has a sexy tattoo, tattoo, tattoo, tattoo…”
Artists, there are still 15 days left to ink together your submissions to this challenge for a chance at some great prizing!
Custom made leaves and flowers made with your photographs for framing, putting in a vase or to wear as a brooch or necklace.
By Miranda van Dijk in Oud Beierland, The Netherlands.
With application, precision and humour, photographer Cerise Doucède created the series ‘Égarements’ (aberration) consisting of installations which represents each of our dreams and obsession or even fears.
By shaping her own visions, she reproduces her version of reality and sublimates the most ordinary moments. Objects thus come to life around one or more figures, in intimate locations, at key moments of everyday life. Cerise Doucède creates scenes filled with objects suspended in the space, like pirouetting thoughts.
Paul Thek - The Tomb (1967)
"Officially Paul Thek died in 1988, but really he died twice. In 1967 he conceived The Tomb (frequently called Death of a Hippie) - the summation of a decade, a cultural ethos, and a career. It was the piece he never lived down and never lived up to.
Thek became the unwilling prophet of the failure of counterculture idealism and could not regain the tragicomic intensity of The Tomb or his Technological Reliquaries, wax sculptures of raw meat and body parts encased within vitrines.”
“The Tomb consisted of a one-story-high, pale pink structure reminiscent of a Sumerian ziggurat, within which lay a full-size, painstakingly crafted effigy of Thek himself.
Painted pale pink, the replicant featured long hair and a moustache like Thek’s own, and wore a double-breasted suit and a necklace made of human hair, as well as other jewelry. Its tongue was sticking out of its mouth, and the fingers on its right hand - Thek’s working hand - were cut off, leaving bloody stumps. The fingers hung inside a pouch near the figure. (The artist was thus symbolically silenced, unable to do his work.)
The piece is now considered one of the great lost works of the 1960s. The figure disappeared after Thek refused to accept it from a shipping company in 1982, apparently because of damage the piece had incurred in transit.”
Designer INSA creates animated “GIF-iti” pieces in locations around the world. Each mural is painted and photographed in sequence to create the awesome pieces above. If you’re interested in his work make sure to follow him on his tumblr here.
1. Akela Flats, AZ
2. Maricopa, AZ
3. Thermopolis, WY
4. Ely, NV
5. Cold Springs, NV
6. Near Condon, OR
7. White Sand National Monument, NM
8. Navajo County Fair and Rodeo, Holbrook, AZ
9. New Mexico
10. Great Falls, MT