Miss Tigri

Une présence suggestive et coquine
Miss Tigri is a talented French painter, illustrator and designer. Her fabulous paintings of languid women have influences of Art Nouveau artists, like Alfons Mucha and Gustav Klimt, expressionist painter Egon Schiele, French comics illustrators, Milo Manara, stylists, Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki. (via the NSFW Erotismo Gráfico)

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Stuck In Customs

Farewell Holland
Stuck In Customs is a photoblog with stunning HDR pictures from many different places by Trey Ratcliff. He made this site to explore a bit of creative photography and writing, and he was also cool enough to share the pictures under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
If you feel inspired by his beautiful pictures, take a look on his HDR TutorialNew and Improved for 2008, with images of all the steps to try to reproduce the effect. By the way, he’s also on Flickr and has a official photography portfolio.

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Sven Brasch

Den mystiske Kvinde (The Mysterious Lady)
The Danish artist Sven Brasch (1886-1970) created some of the best posters of the period 1910-1940 The site presents few examples, 17 only, of his art works for Hollywood movie posters, posters for events, magazine and book covers, ads from 1920’s and 1930’s and a self-portrait.
It was created by Peter Holst Eriksen, a collector of Sven Brasch’s works as an attempt at introducing Brasch’s unique and sophisticated universe and also to promote his book “Plakatens mester – tegneren Sven Brasch, which is probably very good. Few more and small images of Brasch’s works here.

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Understanding art for geeks

The Scream by Edvard Munch = :O
Paul, the wine guy, presents his Flickr set Understanding art for geeks. My first impression was a big shock, and I asked to my buttons: what the hell? After three of four images, my artsy side went to walk and my geek side started laughing of the hilarious (explantions) combinations. Paul explains classic paintings using (classic) expressions and commands of geek knowledge. He chose a classic Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David for All Your base are belong to us, a Gerard Dou painting for RTFM, Second Life explaining Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights“, and there it goes. (via MetaFilter)
Related Posts:
M. C. Escher
Bosch Universe
Italian Painters: 1200-1750
Vincent van Gogh Anniversary
All your base are belong to us
René Magritte: the Illusion of Reality
Hieronymus Bosch’s birds papercraft
Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design

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Game Over Project

Pole Position by Guillaume Reymond
GAME OVER is a brilliant video performance project created by the Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond, using stop-motion (pixelation) technique to visually reproduce classic arcade games, pixel by pixel.

It consists of a series of collaborative animation movies which revive some of the very first video games. The pixels are replaced by a group of real human-beings that are moving from seat to seat in a theatre during about 4 to 6 hours. Each “pixel” has its own rules and decides what s/he wants to do for each picture. Once all these pictures are turned into a short animation movie, a giant human-scale video game unfolds “live”.

The project started with video performance of Pong. The second video was Space Invaders on June 24th 2006, followed by Pole Position on February 11th 2007, and Tetris on November 24th 2007. The videos demanded a lot of time to be shoted, planned, and the result is great. However, two more reasons to watch them: the special effects and the soundtrack all made with voices only. Watch Tetris bellow.

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Joy Ang

Joy Ang is a Canadian multi-artist: illustrator, photographer and designer. On her portfolio there are few, but lovely, whimsical illustrations, sketchbook images, design projects, and photos. She also started a blog with craft projects, the crafty joy, with images of her amiguri creations.

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Recycled Words

Experience 261 by Will Ashford
Will Ashford searches for interesting discarded old books. Then he explores each page of the book hunting for words. That’s just part of the process of his artwok Recycled Words:

At some unpredictable point along the way, in my mind, the images start to invent themselves. Using colored vellums, graphite and or India ink to highlight or obscure my words; I create the image of that invention. Though I strive to make each document visually engaging I find it is the words that I value most.

(via kottke)

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La Grivoise card game

Aimez-vous l'amour? Oui, quand je suis en chaleur
The pretty humorous cards above are part of the deck of the French card game “La Grivoise” (The Spicy). That page contains all 32 cards and the box of the game released by Grimaud in the 1960’s. According to the box, it’s a funny game, for laugh and amuse yourself, with 16 blue cards for women, with answers, and 16 red cards for men, with questions. (via PCL)

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Lunch in a Box

Speed bento technique: Freezing sandwiches
Some mothers are better than others, I mean, when the issue is kids’ lunch box. Biggie, from Lunch in a Box: Building a Better Bento, is one of those dedicated, talented and with a lot patience, mothers and wives, in her case. She makes those adorable lunch boxes in bento style, and shares recipes, tips and techniques of their preparation. She’s also a proud creator and admin of those Flickr groups: Lunchbox Recipes and Kid Eats.
Salmon cake lunches & mini mandoline
Related posts:
Bento Yum
Cooking Cute
Cute bento boxes
Bento Windows & Bento Art

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Butterflies’ wings alphabet

Butterflies' wings alphabet
Those beautiful patterns aren’t photoshoped, they are photos from wings of moths and butterflies. They are part of the project of the photographer Kjell Sandved to capture them and create this amazing butterfly alphabet, with every letter from A to Z and every number from 1 to 9.

Now, Daily Mail readers can have an exclusive, limited edition copy of this magnificent alphabet, either on a giant glossy poster (A1 size) or as 35 double-sided letter flash-cards which will allow you to make up fun messages of your own or help children with their alphabet and numbers.

More information at the Daily Mail article. (via Coudal Partners)

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