Hypnotize Art
“Rap Quotes” street signs by artist Jay Shells
New York / July 13, 2015

Brilliant project by artist Jay Shells, he’s locating specific New York spots mentioned in rap songs and installing his own street signs. Love his sense of humour! A couple years ago Shells was interviewed by Fox News about his street ettiquette signs and mentioned he wanted to make a sign that said “Fox News Lies” (). Watch the video below!

Giveaway: Art Created From Your DNA
New York / July 12, 2015

This week’s giveaway is something completely different; art generated from your very own DNA. Fast Company, and Vice recently wrote about a New York-based company called  offering wall-ready art sequenced from a swab of the cheek. The service is not limited to humans either, DNA from dogs and cats works as well. I can see this freaking out as many people as it will fascinate. I remember artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg raised eyebrows with her series of 3D faces generated from DNA found on gum, cigarettes, and hair that she picked up off the street. Generative art based on personal data has to be the most relevant depiction of the times we are living in. This is the age of algorithms, data visualisation, and everything private made public. I would love to see this data interpreted in completely different styles; perhaps less design-y and more painterly. DNA as a Kandinsky painting could be cool. If you wanna know what you’d look like as a piece of generative art, we’re giving away a personalized print (2432). What’s the most amazing use of science in art that you’ve seen? Leave a comment with your answer and we’ll pick a winner on Friday, June 6th.    

Dane Patterson
New York / July 10, 2015

Graphite drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Dane Patterson. Previously featured . More below.            

Tara Donovan
New York / July 8, 2015

Sculptures made of paper, Styrofoam cups, tape, drinking straws, and other objects, by Tara Donovan. Brooklyn, New York.

Artist Spotlight: Winnie Truong
Drawings / July 7, 2015

We’ve featured Toronto-based artist, Winnie Truong many times before (click here for previous posts) and her work’s been our Facebook header image since forever because she’s the best. If you’re an OG reader you might remember she designed one of our Poketo wallets back in the day. Anyways, she recently updated her site with a ton of gorgeous chalk pastel and coloured pencil drawings. Have a look below!                                  

“Time To Go” stop-motion animation
Animation / July 7, 2015

Darcy Prendergast and Seamus Spilsbury created this amazing animation for “Time To Go” by Wax Tailor and Aloe Blacc. It’s so well done that I was convinced parts of it were CG, but Darcy assured me over Twitter it’s all stop-motion. The crochetted creature’s little adventure was shot over the course of three and a half months (six days a week, 12-hour days). Watch below!

World’s Largest Graffiti
Graffiti / July 6, 2015

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan aka “The Rainbow Sheikh” may have just created the world’s largest tag by having his name dug into the sand in Abu Dhabi. While I think it’s really stupid looking I just wanted to point out that it is one letter short of being epic. It can actually be seen from space (actual Google Earth image)! via:

Uli Knrzer
Drawings / July 5, 2015

Illustrations by Uli Knrzer for Highsnobiety. Found via our . More below.