Archive for the 'graffiti' Category

Friday Fun: Light Graffiti

June 29, 2007

Light Painting 1

I was blown away when I came across these light paintings yesterday on Reddit. The concept is pretty simple: take long exposure photos of people moving lights around. It sounds simple enough, but with the right skill intricate drawings can emerge.

Light Painting 2

Light painting has been around for a long time and has been done by more artists than you would expect. Below, a light painting done by Picasso in 1924.

Picasso

The ‘crew’ creating these intricate works involve many people moving together on one image. The results are breath taking.

Light Painting 3

Light Painting 4

The man behind the work, LICHTFAKTOR, can be found on myspace. You can check out all of his photos in this flickr slideshow. To learn how they did it you can check out their equipment and watch a video of their light painting in action.

– chris

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Wanna know more, Just text my shirt!

June 4, 2007

Reactee

Reactee is new company that prints custom slogans onto shirts, which when texted to a predetermined number reply with custom messages created for each individual shirt. It looks like Reactee would be a phenomenal way to promote yourself at film festivals, conventions or even out-on-the-town.

Votehill

The shirts are $20, but 25% codes are flying around for the month of June. If there ever was a time to get a custom t-shirt printed with your own special slogan, nows the time. I’m not sure what my slogan is going to be, but I’ll use it to promote all sorts of wild stuff once I come up with it. Don’t worry, I’ll plaster it all over the weblog once I’ve decided on it.

– chris

(via the design nuts at NOTCOT)

Street Art and Documentary

May 14, 2007

Blu

Blu, is a wonderful street artist who hails from Bolonga, Italy. I discovered him when I came across this fantastic image featured on Reddit. Blu is currently traveling the globe as his work and creative process are being documented for a film called Megunica. Blu and the videomakers are traveling through Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Argentina.

The team is releasing production videos and blogging about the experience at Megunica.org. I’d expect that the film will be finished in a year or so, but for now I’m riveted by their production antics. It makes me happy to see more videomakers being transparent about their creative process. It’s a great way to build an early audience, test out concepts and greatly improve the quality of the content.

Blu Graf

The skinny graffiti above is an impressive piece Blu has created while shooting the documentary. It’s a large-scale depiction of evolution best seen in it’s full resolution. Better examples of the quality are below.

Blu Graf2

Go to Blu’s official site to see more of his work and be sure to check out Megunica for more info on the film.

– chris