Guy Tarrant is a fascinating and devoted collector. For over 15 years, he’s been gathering confiscated toys and other artifacts from 150 different British schools. Starting in 1996, when Tarrant began his tour of state primary and secondary schools, he and artist Mercedes Phillips exhibited various objects he found or confiscated from students like DIY weapons, plastic toys, erasers and paper airplanes.
Street art is the most delicate way to protest or deliver a message to goverment, corporates and to draw their attention to sensitive problems all over the world. Sadly, street art is still a forbidden form of art and all the artists reamins unknown. However, I collected some of the best street art from the world and wanted to share it with you.
In August 2012 we quit our day jobs. In September 2012 we got married then shortly thereafter sold our stuff and hit the road for our “honeymoon” in our new home/truck affectionately known as Herman. We started in Vancouver and drove down to South America and looped back around 457 days later. We have a collection of 12 unpublished limited run of prints for sale on our little store. Each photograph tells a story and carries a little bit of to the next journey magic which you can read all about on our site. Below are a few examples. Deadline to get your orders in is 5pm (Pacific Standard Time) December 8, 2013. Thank you in advance and please feel free to share!
Originally a university design project, SolePower is the brainchild of Carnegie Mellon engineering students Matt Stanton and Hahna Alexander. They are developing a shoe insert that generates electricity from the swing and heel impact of a person’s gait.
Hi, I’m Jay, the maker behind Retro Steam Works’ upcycled lighting creations. I create one of a kind repurposed lamps using reclaimed materials.
I live in sunny Southwest Florida with my kids, multiple reptiles, a tarantula, a cat and two dogs.
Retro Steam Works is a one man operation; I am the designer, maker, mover and shaker.
I obtain my materials from various sources, such as; estate sales, flea markets and recycle centers.
Retro Steam Works started as a combination of factors. One, my company downsized and had to let me go, two, I have always been a fan of vintage things, and discarded artifacts.
I thought what if I tinker with them to see what turns out of it and voila, here I am, creating things and enjoying while doing it.
I like to use worn out materials as much as possible. I love the idea of creating something out of a piece that has history; vintage and rusty stuff really catches my eye.
The process I use to create my pieces may sound simple, but to me, a person with a mild case of ADD and OCD is sometimes difficult.
The creative process usually starts with some research for inspiration, but what really ignites the process is when I lay out some of my materials and do a hand-on-material sketch. When I am happy with the result, I make a list of what I might need to complete the assembly and start to work.
Sometimes I sketch on paper, but that usually is time consuming and often frustrating, because some of the materials may not be readily available, thus I end up walking up and down my shop looking for available materials I can use.
Once the materials are gathered, they are cleaned thoroughly without altering the patina so hard earned. Then I look for the right design which must be durable and useful. When I’m satisfied with the design, I proceed to assemble, then the wiring and testing.
Craftsmanship is of utmost importance to me, thus I like to double check everything. I know that every item that leaves my studio represents the company, so the details really matter. Since the customer satisfaction is entirely in my hands, I strive for a high level of integrity in my work.
Some of my creations have been featured on: http://www.weupcycle.com, http://www.recyclart.org, http://www.upcycledzine.com and http://www.creativespotting.com/ to name a few.
Thank you for reading and I hope to see you back soon!
Interbang is the name of a collective project taking the form of a visual research.
Provocatively posing the question “What are you communicating!?”, it wants to ignite a reflection upon the thematics dominating contemporary mainstream discourse.
Sex and violence have become the spectacle’s society’s second skin. They represent the two poles of most contemporary narratives, entangling collective imagination within the limits of a reality that seems to frantically rotate around strong, shocking emotions, thus forcing the viewer to stare at the representation’s surface. The need for a deeper look is shrugged off.
Arousing the psyche’s erogenous zones, this kind of narrative causes a split between surface and depth, between representation and meaning.
The traces of this divorce within mainstream entertainment have a feedback on the virtual world of blogs and social networks: in short, on all those spaces meant for individual and collective expression in which people represent themselves. Through their looks and their style, these spaces give us an overview of the dominating cultural references of contemporary society.
This audiovisual work by Interbang was made using exclusively pictures collected from the web, accompanied by music from DJ Digi G’Alessio.
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MUSIC : http://digigalessio.bandcamp.com/