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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tiny Origami Treasures

Mui-Ling Teh
takes the art of Origami to a miniature size with pieces so small they are barely visible to the naked eye. She laboriously creates the tiny pieces using paper, scissors and tweezers. The smallest of these tiny models is just 2mm which can be seen in the below image.

Mui-Ling says: “This skill definitely requires a lot of patience; some models require much more patience than others; especially when folding a different design for the first time,” she said. “Generally I am a patient person and I have to be in a calm state in order to do one of these models; or sometimes I fold something to calm me down.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Floppy Disk Art

London-based artist Nick Gentry recycles obsolete floppy disks to form the foundation of his evocative, moody portraits.

He explains:
“Floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and audio cassettes. As a child growing up in the 80s and 90s this combination played a massive part in how I learned about the world. Favourite films, albums, games and even personal recordings were all stored on there. The whole world was totally reliant on these physical media formats. Now suddenly we are at a time where they are obsolete, replaced by countless intangible data files. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nature’s Revenge…Continued

We’ve been diggin’ on Ludos’ work for quite sometime. Check these new creations by the Parisian street artist.

Peep below for (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:42 am  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Gentrification of Brooklyn

The latest MoCADA exhibition examines how urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition will include the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification.

As an off-shoot to the “The Gentrification of Brooklyn” exhibition artist Spector has planted a series of hand painted billboards in Brooklyn to coincide with the show at MoCADA. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:59 pm  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Surprise Bansky a No Show

Should we be surprised. When will this icon of street art come from the shadows. Sundance states:

“Unfortunately, the director of the next feature cannot be with us tonight,” states a representative at Sundance Film Festival, “but I have been asked to read this out he following message from Mister Banksy…”

To view the trailer of his movie showing at Sundance go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:34 pm  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Banksy at Sundance

Rumor is that Bansky will premier his first movie at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah that will be going down soon. For more on the film go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:42 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

Light Painting

STREETLIGHT collectif presents from Louligan on Vimeo.

Here’s a visual find to jump start your day. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:55 am  

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wallpaper Dumpsters

A while back we posted about “The City of Brotherly Love” dressing up their recycle trucks with beautifully designed murals. Artist, Christine Finley has taken it further by wallpapering city dumpsters with bold, colorful patterns.

The artist states: Wallpapered Dumpsters transform environmental activism into unexpected beauty. I like to think of these interventions as polite graffiti. This project is an inquiry into urban waste, free art, and notions of femininity, beauty and domesticity.

Love it!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:38 pm  

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All Things Lego

Lego, a beloved toy brand has created Lego Click, a website to share ideas of all things Lego. The Lego art craze hasn’t hit our interest much, but the intro video that welcomes you to the site is a must see.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:24 pm  

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Transformative Power of Personal Projects

Bored with his ad agency gig and the uninspiring work he was producing, Ji Lee – now Creative Director of Google Creative Lab – decided to take matters into his own hands in 2002. The result was the ad-spoofing Bubble Project, in which Lee placed blank speech bubbles on ads around New York City. The masses responded and the project went viral, gaining Lee recognition and ultimately forwarding his professional career. Here, Lee talks about how he created, financed, and marketed the project single-handedly.

via SwissMiss:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:53 am  
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