Victor Hertz first made it on my radar after he created pictograms for famous rock songs. But now, he has expanded the idea into posters full of pictograms for a specific artist or band. Viktor decided to pick a few bands and artists from the rock genre and make pictogram posters for them. Instead of just putting one single pictogram in each poster, he made as many as he could possibly come up with for each artist, and put them into one single poster.
We love comic books and superheroes and it's not hard to explain why, however we could say that it's one of our first contacts with art, even though they are rather commercial. Now imagine if a famoust artist like Pablo Picasso were alive and decided to paint about superheroes? That is what Mike Esparza decided to play with, he created a superhero series with the Picasso's Cubist style.
Mark Hammermeister is an illustrator and graphic designer from Detroit. His work is mainly focused on digital painting, humorous illustrations, caricatures and fantasy art. Over the years he has worked for a diverse client base. Now lets take a look at some of his caricatures of well-known and less-known people around the world.
Justin James Muir is just an ordinary photographer who decided to do something unusual about his love of beards and showcase it to the world via a book called "The Book Of Beards". This book consists of well-shot series of portraits highlighting some of the coolest, or even eccentric looking facial hair we've seen in a long time.
Today, on internet, you can find thousands of different rubbery artworks. When we speak about today's collection, we actually speak about The Rubbery Mutants. Korean artist, Ji Yong Ho, uses pieces of used tire to create rubbery artworks he refers to as mutants. As a material for his work, Ji Yong Ho prefers to use the bicycle and automobile tires.
Thirty-five years ago, Scott Weaver, started working on his wonderful sculpture made of toothpicks. After 35 years, 100,000 toothpicks, and 3,000 hours of work, the sculptor completed this amazing sculpture of San Francisco, he calls “Rolling Through the Bay”. The sculpture consists of well-known historical sites and symbols of San Francisco.
Jim Kazanjian is one of the most controversial artists. In his works, there is no space for realism, what makes his fantastic landscapes more wild and gloomy. By recomposing photographs using Photoshop, he liberates himself from the fastidious burdens of representation, and his apocalyptic visions become in fact digital manipulations of found images. Being unique in style, and haunting in subject, he manages to create his own visual works of fiction and defamiliarize the familiar.
As famous as the black cabs or red double-decker buses, the London Underground Map is loved for it's bright colours, striking design and unique style. The English artist Paul Middlewick in 1988, had a strange hobby - using the tube lines, stations and junctions of the London Underground map, he discovered pictures of different animals.
A German photographer, Menno Aden, created an unusual series of photographs titled "Room Portraits". He showed an uniqueness of the shootings in an unusual point from which the survey was done - the ceiling. Through challenging camera angles, Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. His portraits deliver strong message that hints at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.