This is one of the "nonobjects" featured in the book "Nonobject"
by Branko Lukic and Barry Katz. The book description says it's about objects whose design "started not from the object but from the space between people and the objects they use." I think this means it's about objects whose design is useless but whimsical.
Other Nonobjects include "a 'superpractical' cell phone with keypad, speaker, and microphone on every surface," a square motorcycle, and an umbrella that sends rain rushing through the handle from an upturned top. More at the site nonobjectbook.com
I've posted before
about a typewriter artist, but here's another one — Alvaro Franca
of Rio de Janeiro.
But I noticed that Franca uses a computer image to guide him. Isn't that like the typewriter art version of paint-by-numbers?
Artist Kenny Irwin is selling a microwaved gold iPhone 6
on eBay for $6,660. Yes, he purposefully microwaved it. He's also signed and dated his creation. Irwin warns that, "Winner bidder will receive two NO A LONGER WORKING iPHONE because IT HAS BEEN MICROWAVED."
Daniel Johnson, a famous British hair stylist is taking manscaping
to the next level with the intricate chest hair designs like the one pictured above. More interesting examples after the jump.
Published by Really Big Coloring Books, which is hoping they'll be included in schools' curricula throughout the country. Though so far, it appears, no schools have taken them up on the offer. More info at NY Daily News
Artists like to come up with gimmicks to set themselves apart. Sandy Byers' gimmick is that she paints using credit cards as her paint brush. Full story at komonews.com
Source of B&W image
(in back page advert section).
If this ad were selling bottled elk urine, I'd buy the stuff. Luckily, the product actually sounded beneficial.
Source of text.
On a recent road trip through Oregon (while on vacation) I came across something in the town of Ashland
that seemed WU worthy. It's an outdoor art gallery located on the underside of a bridge.
From a distance, you can't tell it's there. But as you approach, you see a sign identifying the area beneath the bridge as "The Path to Joy and Unity." It invites you to "open your heart and contemplate the magic that you will view." And then, as you get closer, you can see the artwork hanging upside-down.
Beneath the "Path to Joy and Unity" sign is another sign: "NO ADA ACCESS". So apparently there's no wheelchair access to Nirvana.
What does this great illustration by Jan Faust
1) Young lads who prey on MILFs
2) Embezzlement by cash register clerks
3) Lyndon LaRouche's theory of Space Lizards among us
4) An incident from the next Spider-Man
5) The dangers inherent in our food supply
Find the answer here.
An art project by Sherri Wood. Check out the full gallery of her dolls at her site, daintytime.com