One Million Giraffes

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Random guy on the internet is on a quest to collect 1 million drawings of giraffes by 2011. Why?  Well, he wants to show his special friend, Jørgen, “how amazing the internet is.”

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At this particular moment, he still needs 984,837 more images. So, what are you waiting for? The prestige of the whole internet is at stake. Visit the “One Million Giraffes” site to send in your drawings.

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"Destino” was the result of an unique collaboration between two supremely talented geniuses  – Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.

The production of the animated short began in 1945, but was only completed 58 years later. The animators at Disney were able to meld their hallmark animation style with the surrealistic imagery of Dali to create this flawless masterpiece. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 2003.

Watch the film before they take it down on YouTube.

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“One & Other” is a very interesting art project conceived by British sculptor Antony Gormley.

A preselected participant has to stand on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, (and do whatever the heck she or he wants to do) for an hour. At the end of the hour, a different participant will occupy the same space. This will go on 24 hours a day, for 100 days, without any sort of a break in between.

The event is being broadcast live  (potentially NSFW) at the official website of the project. They have also set up a group on Flickr to allow people to share photographs of the event.

If you are 16 or over, and are in the UK right now, you can apply here for a spot.

[via Pallih]

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Geoffrey Haberman’s intricately detailed metal insects are jaw-droppingly awesome.

Geoffrey-Haberman-Metal-InsectsHe handcrafts his insects using solid brass bars and sheets, and uses ferric chloride to etch the delicate wings patterns and other finer details.

Visit his Flickr set to see more than 200 photographs of his sculptures.

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Awesome illustrations by graphic designer Richard Perez on Flickr.

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André Azevedo, a 21 year old Brazilian artist,  sent in pictures of his wonderfully abstract paintings and sketches to JazJaz.

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The works of Italian photography firm Winkler+Noah have been featured before on Jaz Jaz.Winkler-Noah‘The Puppet Show’, a new artistic project by the firm,  is currently being exhibited from 5th to 10th May in Milan.

Portraits of 30 young children have been subtly retouched to transform them into puppet dolls. The project is a statement on the loss of innocence and spontaneity  in children, brought about by the unrealistic standards of perfection demanded and expected by today’s society.

An exhibit which becomes a starting point for reflection, sociological research and introspection,to better understand ourselves and the world around us. And to understand that the best present we can give to children is to let them be children.

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The show has already received many accolades already,  and some of the photos have been included in the book “200 Best Photographers Worldwide” by Luerzers Archive.

You can see the rest of the pictures in the gallery here.

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A great commercial for ASICS shoes, created in memoriam of Kihachiro Onitsuka, the founder of the ASICS brand.

The wonderful origami creations of  German artist Sipho Mabona have been combined with stellar stop-motion animation work by Stoptrick to create this multi-award-winning commercial.

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Nothing but a small gallery of painted industrial tanks photographed in small towns and cities in America. The site also provides detailed locations of the tanks on Google Maps.

Watchmen Graffiti Time Lapse Video

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Paramount Pictures commissioned this time lapse video to promote the West End movie premiere of the ‘Watchmen’ movie in the UK .

End of the Line’, the graffiti artists collective seen in the video, painted for over an hour in front of a live audience before the screening of the film.

Though it  may be sad to see the artists repeatedly paint over their previous works in the video, the true nature of the graffiti art form is one of impermanence.

Watch the video after the jump.

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