Sunday, July 8, 2012

Top 10 July 9

Boom and another Monday is knocking on our door with some inspiration nugget to kick of the week!



1. Rosa Verloop - Nylon Sculptures

Dutch artist rosa verloop has extended her body of work with these 'nylon sculptures'. the highly textural pieces capitalize on the key medium used, stockings, which is tucked and molded to create a distinctly human-like figure. the flesh-colored panty hose fortify the anthropomorphic qualities of the work, manipulated in an organic fashion with drawing pins to create something strangely exotic.

2. Aisha Zeijpveld

Aisha Zeijpveld (1983) obtained her degree at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Living in Amsterdam she works as freelancer for a variety of commercial magazines, while continuously pursuing her personal work.
Zeijpveld’s focus on people their nakedness and vulnerability yet simultaneously their potency and pride characterizes her photography.
She aims for the absurd, allowing her photographs to be posited on the interface of reality and dream-world, while always maintaining their functionality and clarity.

3. Christoph Sillem - A World Around Disney

Wandering through Christoph Sillem's photographic series A World Around Disney is like wandering through a Disney cartoon. However, SIllem's photographs are not representing any kind of stage set. Sillem has discovered the community of Val d'Europe. 
This surreal housing complex is the one that surrounds Disneyland, Paris, a large scale neighborhood erected to accommodate the employees of the nearby destination. Disneyland, whether it is in Anaheim, California or Paris, France, is an en environment entrenched in fantasy and non-reality, truly an escape to the land of Disney. What Sillem has discovered here is where that non-reality spills out of the park. The neighborhood is designed after Baron Haussman's architecture, the man who designed much of Paris in the 1860s. However, this neighborhood does not resemble the thriving metropolis of Paris. Rather, it seems much more like a plastic ghost town, and through Sillem's lens, it is difficult to perceive where fantasy ends and reality begins.

4. Thai Health – Anti-Smoking Ad

While anti-smoking efforts worldwide inform people of smoking’s dangers on a daily basis, many adults continue to smoke cigarettes knowing the health risks. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation took a very smart approach to get smokers to think about their health – by enlisting young kids to walk up to smokers on the street, pull out a cigarette and ask for a lighter. How would you react if a small child asked you for a light during your smoke break? No wonder this video got over 2 million views in 2 weeks.

5. Peony Yip

I'm Peony. Artist/illustrator with plenty to learn and room for improvement.
Please visit my Tumblr to find original photo sources.

6. Robbie Porter

I'm Robbie Porter, an illustrator & designer currently residing in sunny Scotland.I use a variety of tools from pen & paper to computer & camera in order to create images that convey a message, feeling or story.If you are interested in working together, have any questions, or just want to say hi, then please email or call me:(+44) 0778 265 0401

7. Matthew Tapia

Hawaii based lettering and graphic artist.
See more work HERE

8. Barcode Band

Directed by Kang woon jin
Designed by Lee ha lim
Crafted by Kim yong duk

9. Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera aka Pine is an expert in creating paper cut sculptures, her latest work is called disecciones, and shows us an look at the anatomy of birds.

10. Juan Chavarria JR

Juan Chavarria Jr. is an all-around creative based in San Diego, California who specializes in typography, illustration, web and graphic design. For commissions, questions, or just to get in touch -- please say hello at: