Somewhere last year I posted about the intriguing 3D art works built completely from used NYC MetroCards by Thomas McKean. The card with its iconic yellow design usually doesn’t get much of an afterlife, instead ending up as trash and never to be seen again. Which is exactly why it’s so great that there are artists like McKean who acknowledge and appreciate the great creative opportunities that the card brings. A colleague just sent me another example of a second life for the many subway cards an average New Yorker goes through a year. This time it’s New York-based German artist Nina Boesch that took on the challenge to transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Her MetroCard collages portray anything from landmarks to celebrities, some of which are pretty spectacular (my favorite would be the portrait of Woody Allen – pictured). Check out the complete collection on the MetroCard Yourself website.
Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. He starts with a base, plywood panel, and then places pages of a phone book on top. He then draws out a face and pre-drills 8,000 to 10,000 holes, by hand. As he drills in the screws, Myers doesn’t rely on any computer software to guide him, he figures it out as he goes along. “For me, I consider this a traditional sculpture and all my screws are at different depths,” he says.
Art Director and Graphic Designer Vahram Muratyan compares Paris to New York with a series of beautifully designed graphic art posters. Playfully pitting the two metropolitan cities against one another visually – fashion, film, food, transportation, drink, art, sports, venues and cultural icons are placed side by side or top to bottom in a minimalist style of illustration accented with retro-style typography.
We review the history and imagine how Apple and other famous logos will look like in the future.
Building on its reputation for always being ahead of the curve, Warner Bros. Pictures Canada created of a unique outdoor installation merging science and advertising that is guaranteed to leave movie lovers, science buffs and art enthusiasts in ‘awe’ or ‘eww’.
In support of Academy Award ® winner Steven Soderbergh’s latest film “Contagion” — in theatres September 9th, Warner Bros. Pictures Canada teamed up with microbiologists and immunologists from around the world to create a one-of-a-kind bacteria message board located at 409 Queen Street West in an abandoned store-front window. On August 28th, two large Petri dishes were inoculated with live bacteria including penicillin, mold and pigmented bacteria and almost overnight have revealed the true Contagion — an artistic interpretation of the spread of a virus as depicted in the film.
The public was invited to witness first-hand the remarkable growing power of natural bacteria on Wednesday August 31st from 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM. The first 50 people who arrived received passes to see “Contagion” in theatres and other themed prizes.