October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Or, more accurately three girls’ treasures. Three tortured souls, three great artists. What were their favorite objects, their magic talismans? Bett Norris illustrated the (imaginary) most precious possessions of Sylvia Plath:
and Edith Piaf:
Flowers and death being the common denominator…
You can find these treasures on Bett Norris’ Etsy shop
October 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Are you familiar with law enforcement composite sketch software? You know, the software the police uses to create portraits of suspects based on eye-witness descriptions? Well, Brian Joseph Davis had the brilliant idea of using such software with literary descriptions of book characters. Some of the most iconic protagonists are there, from Jesus to Humbert Humbert, and from Jane Eyre to Holly Golightly.
A casting director’s dream, right?
Unfortunately The Composites tumblr is closing down (but a book is coming out). Just my luck to discover something fun once it is about to end…
October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
I am ambivalent about this. Is it ironic or moronic? Is it a critique of celebrity image, in this paparazzi infested world? Or is it a strained attempt to be the next meme? Here is the concept and you’ll be the judge:
Photographer Chris Buck had a side project. Once a photo shoot with an artist was completed, he would ask them to hide somewhere inside the frame and then he would take a photograph. The series is appropriately called “Presence“. Cleverly enough he asked witnesses to sign an affidavit affirming the presence of the artist. In the monograph of the series, this signed document is displayed across the photograph itself. An empty photograph and a legal document. What do you think?
Let’s do an experiment. Can you tell which artist hides in which photo? Do you feel their “presence”? (answers on hover).
Admittedly, Buck seems interested in the concept of the public image of the celebrity. In another of his series, named ISNT, he explores Alison Jackson-esque scenes with celebrity look-alikes. By the way, if you haven’t already, you should visit Jackson’s faux celebrity blog.
October 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
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Our first post on illustrated lyrics is one of our most popular ones, ever. It seems you share our obsession, hurrah! It is due time, then, to share some more visualizations that struck us as interesting and funny. Some interior design there, too. Again this list contains songs we love for the most part. So, for your viewing pleasure, here come 10 more ways to visualize lyrics:
1. The literal interpretation
Set fire to the rain by Adele (source)
2. The eye-chart
3 little birds by Bob Marley (source)
3. The equation
Every day is like Sunday by Morrissey (source)
4. The upholstered armchair
Perfect day by Lou Reed (source)
5. The stencil
Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (source)
6. The cross-stitch
Please, please, please let me get what I want by The Smiths (source)
7. The street-sign
Stop! In the name of love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (source)
8. The word-match
Mambo no 5 by Lou Vega (source)
9. The staircase
Hello, I love you by The Doors (source)
10. The door-sign
Push it by Salt-n-Pepa (source)
October 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
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