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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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The My First Dictionary blog is a modern-day take on Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary.”

My-First-Dictionary-Blog.jpgThe combination of seemingly innocent illustrations with some wicked humor makes this blog a must-visit.

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Series of WTF illustrations from an ad campaign for Tzabar ticket services.

Britney? OK. But why poor Paul?

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Distasteful, but great illustrations, no doubt.

[via Advertising/Design Goodness]

Steampunk Brass Switch Plates

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More steampunk madness. These are probably the coolest wall switch plates I’ve ever laid my eyes upon.

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The fabrication process involves soldering recycled brass parts on to brass switch plates, then running a blow torch over the assembled pieces, and finally, aging them by using ammonia.

The folks who made this stuff, have graciously posted the detailed and dirty DIY instructions here.

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I found this great site showcasing pulp magazine covers illustrated by Frank R. Paul, the “Father of Modern SF illustration.”

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Frank R. Paul’s seminal works have influenced sci-fi greats like Arthur C. Clarke, Forrest J Ackerman and many others over the years.

Link.

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Exquisite, delicate, and with enormous eyes that speak volumes with their sadness. Just as we would always imagine Frankenstein’s bride to be.

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The Bride of Frankenstein is a porcelain doll created by the super-talented (and oh-so-pretty) Marina Bychkova, a graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada.

Marina seemingly draws upon imagery from her rich Russian heritage, and combines it with elements of steampunk to create this masterpiece.

Snip from her site:

Creating a visual narrative is the most intriguing way of articulating my ideas and a doll is a perfect medium because of its potential for such visual story. My strong tendency for escapism has made the make belief narrative of fairy tales very appealing as a context for my dolls. What interests me most about fairy tales is the implicit and often explicit violence that lies just beneath the surface of the magic.

Visit her site, The Enchanted Doll (slightly NSFW), to see her other creations. I also found a gallery on Flickr (NSFW) with photographs of her dolls.

[via the ever-interesting Frankenstenia blog]

30 Ways to Die of Electrocution

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Weird (but quaint) set of 30 illustrations showing some hot, intense and sticky encounters between humans and electricity.

30 Ways to Shock Yourself_Baby_1 30 Ways to Shock Yourself_Woman_ElectricalPThe pictures were scanned by Bre Pettis from an old German electrical safety manual.

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