Indian Street Graphics

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Meena Kadri’s excellent set of colorful photographs, shot on the streets of India.

Local graphic styles from various Indian locations. A taste of typography, illustration & decoration found on temples and trucks, walls and doorways….

Previously on JazJaz: Coca Cola Graphics in India – A Project by Meena Kadri

Melting Ice Sculptures

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Melting ice never looked so interesting. Created by LAMAR + NIK for the “Reds” song by the Houses, this music video was made in a car garage for a little over $200 dollars – all without resorting to the use of CGI. The Ice sculptures were made using clay molds, and soldering irons were used to detail them. 

Visit their Flickr gallery to see some great images taken during the production process.

Watch HOUSES "REDS" (DIR. LAMAR+NIK) from LAMAR+NIK on Vimeo.

Picnic With the Draculas

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I’ll hazard a guess that it’s not red wine in the bottle.

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An illustration by the ever so awesome Scottie C.

Prints are available here (a steal at $30, if you’d ask me).

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As many of you may know already, I was one of the jury members of H&M’s “Your Art Here” online contest, which was held in October, last year. The hugely successful contest saw over 850 participants, and over 33 million people being reached. Artist Emily Ryan’s incredible ‘HMNYC’ project, which can best described as an interactive art sculpture, was adjudged to be the winning entry of the contest. Her work was showcased in the H&M stores on 5th avenue and 42nd street in NYC. 

If you missed out on last year’s contest, here is some great news for you. H&M has recently launched the second round of contest, and is asking for submissions of artwork from aspiring artists and designers. The top 25 submissions (as voted by the site’s visitors) will be reviewed by an all-star fashion and arts savvy jury, who will then select the best five from the lot.

The winning designs/artwork will be printed on H&M T-shirts—which will be sold all over the US. The winning art pieces will also be exhibited in the window of H&M’s 42nd Street and 5th Avenue stores in New York. In addition, the five winners will each receive a $500 H&M gift card and a $2,000 stipend to support their art/design careers.

I don’t have to stress the fact that having your art exhibited in the stores will result in some major exposure and career traction. This could be the chance of a lifetime, folks.

All entries must be made by 12:01 AM EDT on May 25, 2011. To know more about the rules and other details, please visit the "Your Art Here" site.

Check out some of the diverse and brilliant submissions, after the jump.

Continue reading ‘H&M’s 2011 ‘Your Art Here’ Contest’

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An promo illustration for Battlestar Galactica by Frazetta, that ran in a 1978 issue of TV guide magazine.

(via James Vaughn’s Flickr photostream)

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The folks at KULT Studio sent in some stunning images of curated pop culture art, currently being showcased in their online gallery. The site, founded by Brandon Savoy and Jeff Mackey, specializes in original art and limited-edition collectibles from major animation studios and comic book publishers.

Snip from the description of the site:

Visitors to the site will find it aesthetically appealing, easy to navigate and sophisticated.  As part of the “Now Generation,” Savoy and Mackey wanted to bring to KULT the same type of user experience that they themselves enjoy from different parts of the web. The highly-intuitive navigation, unique visual art search, frame-style selector and vibrant high-resolution images are all highlights of the KULT experience.

“We tried our best to bring collectors the same kind of visual stimulation that you get at a well-appointed walk-in gallery.  Our vision was to create a fun and dynamic visual-based browsing system while still offering some standard ways to explore the collection and shop for art.”

Link to the site.

More images after the jump.

Click here to continue reading ‘Pop Culture Art From KULT Studio’

Chewbacca in Hair Wars

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Chewie, as never seen before (also, makes for a very unattractive Leia.)

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An illustration by Alejandro Giraldo, a Colombian designer and illustrator, now based in Barcelona.

Creativity is...

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Some excellent, hand-drawn typographic illustrations by Justin Poulter.

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