Surfboards art – Jerryn Dower.

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What happens to old surfboards when they’re old, leaky and ready for retirement? If they’re really lucky, they’re given to Australian artist Jerryn Dower who gives them a new life as slick wall art… or hey, stick it in the sand.

Growing up by the ocean, Dower’s art revolves mainly around beach and surf culture. Most of the works here were done with paint pen and employ a meticulously applied stippling technique for their smooth gradients. You can see more of his fine pieces, or hit him up for a commissioned piece, on Facebook.

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Via Visual News

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Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters – Sandro Miller and John Malkovich

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Sandro Miller with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”

The series puts both Miller’s exceptional photography and Malkovich’s masterful acting talents front and center. Miller gets each amazing portrait’s lighting, mood and composition down perfectly, while Malkovich replicates the subject’s emotions and expressions so perfectly that the photos become nearly indistinguishable, regardless of the age or gender of the original subject. And it was all done without Photoshop!

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Extend the sunshine – Corona.

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The stars really aligned for Corona—well, one did, anyway—in this clever outdoor stunt from Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo.

Check out the video to see how the brand brought extra hours of sunlight to some drinkers on a bar patio. It’s a great realization of the brand’s tagline, “Find your beach,” and surely has extra resonance in Canada, where summers are short enough.

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Actually, Corona made up an old Bavaria’s idea, watch the video:

 

 

b4-XVI – Cecilia Azcarate.

A new art history inspired Tumblr entered the universe yesterday, courtesy of f Tumblr veteranCecilia Azcarate. Ikea b4-16 finds classic Ikea items in paintings made before 1650 and most of the results are surprisingly spot-on.

With art history’s iconic holy moments happening frequently in the home, it’s no wonder Azcarate found so much material to work with. Her Tumblr is a great exercise in looking past the divine action in the foreground to take in the exquisite detail in these Northern works. Our only criticism is that we wish she had identified all of the works she used as source material, in addition to linking to the Ikea furniture.

 

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Napa Earthquake made up a natural skateboard park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Sunday morning’s formidable Napa earthquake, some Northern California skateboarders made the best of a bad situation.

The ‘quake in Napa County registered a 6.0 on the Richter scale, and caused extensive damage to personal and public property while sending more than 100 people to the hospital — serious stuff.

But it also created sweet skate ramps for some enterprising Napa youths. Check out the photos below.

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IMAGE: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Photos of Swimming Pools From Around the World.

Dutch photojournalist Marieke van der Velden has been taking photos of swimming pools in each country she has traveled to since 2009. Her work for NGOs has taken her to Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Much of her organization-based work can be draining and emotional due to the subject matter she is photographing. Visiting swimming pools can give her a bit of refuge. ‘They have a quiet, positive atmosphere. They give me a rest from the reportages‘ she tells the Guardian.

She will hunt for a nice pool and not just the common oval shaped ones. She expresses that she really needs to ‘click’ with a pool before she shoots it – otherwise, she will just continue till the right one is found. Check out the selection of pools below and check out more of Mariekes work on her website:
http://www.mariekevandervelden.com/

via visualnews:
http://www.visualnews.com/2014/08/04/countries-swimming-pools-photography/

Twisted porcelain figurines – Maria Rubinke.

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Danish artist Maria Rubinke creates wonderfully twisted porcelain figurines that are experiencing all manner of surreal misfortunes. For more of her work, see her page:

http://imgur.com/a/km7N0#0

Thrones of Fashion – Dolce&Gabbana Winter 2015.

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Dolce & Gabbana Men Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign Dolce & Gabbana designer Domenico Dolce photographs the Italian fashion label’s fall/winter 2014 advertising campaign. Posing for the engaging campaign photos, models Evandro Soldati, Mariano Ontañon, Miks, Misa Patinszki, Noah Mills and Ryan Barrett come together to model the regal designs for fall/winter 2014.

Using the Norman kings of Sicily as their muse for the season, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana dream up a rich outing with printed suiting and sportswear for a culturally rich treatment of menswear.

Is Dolce&Gabbana going to wear Game of Thrones characters?


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Palestinian Artists Turn Rocket Strike Smoke Into Though-Provoking Images.

 

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is responsible for countless civilian deaths on both sides. No wonder, then, that many Palestinian and Israeli artists feel the need to discuss the ongoing conflict and showcase its disastrous consequences through art. These Palestinian artists draw symbolic, inspiring and thought-provoking images that they see in smoke rising from rocket strike sites. Their work forms an online protest against the conflict.

This is a perfect example of how, in moments of terror and grief, artists can become ambassadors of peace and story-tellers from a civilian perspective – on either side of a conflict as politically charged as this one

#ThrowMeBack – Expedia.

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Expedia and 180LA have done a nice job lately of thinking more broadly about the concept of travel, going beyond physical journeys into emotional, even spiritual ones. (Among its more memorable ads was the 2012 spot about the father’s difficult journey to accepting his lesbian daughter.)

Now, the travel site is getting even more ambitious—and more social—as it travels back in time with a fun project around people’s Throwback Thursday photos.

Between now and the end of August, Expedia is asking Instagram and Twitter users to tag their #TBT photo with @Expedia and #ThrowMeBack. Each week the company will pick one lucky winner and give them a travel voucher so they can indulge their nostagia and return to the place where the photo was taken—and recreate it.

Or, says Expedia, you can travel somewhere different and made a new memory—which seems to suggest this campaign is less about actually recreating the old snapshots and more about just piggybacking on the #tbt trend in general. However, the brand is asking the winners to send in the recreated photos with the goal at the end of the campaign of telling a photo story with all the side-by-sides.

“We all have great memories of summer vacations,” says Dave Horton, creative director at 180LA. “So to promote the nostalgia of summer travel, we wanted to tap into the most nostalgic trend out there, #tbt.”

To promote the contest, Expedia has posted the video below, “Back to Ocean Beach,” showing one family’s journey from Washington State to their old beach spot in San Diego to recreate a cute photo from the ’80s.

Read more about the campaign at
http://instagram.piqora.com/expediathrowmeback

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