Oh what a night we had… Colorful images of large breasted women fighting, moaning, and beckoning all while riding in hot rods with suped up vibrators. That, was just the art that was hung on the Deus Gallery wall. A Japanese artist who goes by the name Rockin Jelly Bean, who was wearing a jumpsuit and a Mexican wrestling mask, sips Champaign while watching all the onlookers as they got sucked into his sensual and tempting art. Then when the music came a knocking, he answered the door, by jumping on to the stage and belted out ‘Surf Rock-a-Billy’ tunes (some in Japanese) with the Balinese Mad Men ‘The Hydrant’, along with the world’s laziest go-go dancer who travels with Rockin Jelly Bean to all his gallery openings. If John Waters himself had walked in with Divine’s zombie as his date for the night and ordered martinis it wouldn’t have surprised us at all. It was that type of a night. We really are at a loss for words on this one; it was that out of hand, we laughed, we cried, we drank; we had a Rockin Jelly Bean gallery opening and it was one spicy night. If you were fortunate enough to be at Deus last night, well then you know what we mean and if you’re living vicariously then check out these images…
We also decided to make a video about his newest painting for you guys to watch. courtesy of Nikko Karki.
College Humor nailed it with their 6 Real Life Horror Movie Posters. We’ve all been there where we felt like we were living in a movie. Check out all the posters and let us know which is your favorite. I’m going to have to pick “The Cracked iPhone Screen”, because that is SO my life.
Brands Without Their Names by Hendrik-Jan Grievink
It’s amazing how much the logos of major brands have fired at us. it rich a few colors, perhaps. a small description of the actual album and we already know to whom / what they are The Dutchman Hendrik-Jan Grievink has to now a memory game on the market (a game with real cardboard cards, so anything other than a online role playing game ) in terms of this album here: 100% detected. You like this?
"The visual language of modern branding extends well beyond the specific product name or logo, as Hendrik-Jan Grievink reminds us with his fire Memory Game."
Sensazioni - Photorealistic Pencil Drawing by Diego Fazio
What you see here is a photo-realistic pencil drawing by Italian artist Diego Fazi (aka DiegoKoi), who is just 22 years old and has taught himself to paint. Among others, he has received awards such as “Best New Artist 2011” award in Italy, more “work in progress” pictures of this artwork called “Sensazioni” you can see after the jump:
"These pencil drawings are so photo-realistic and the best examples of work by precised 22 year old self-taught Italian artist Diego."
You already saw what happen if our favorite Disney princesses were attacked by brain eating zombies, but what if some of our other favorite cartoon and comic book comrades suffered the same fate?
Taking cues from the previously featured Disney Zombie Princesses piece from Thai artist Witit Karpkraikaew, a similar technique has been applied to a handful of iconic faces. Created by artist Andre de Feritas, the zombified portraits include the likes of Popeye the Sailor Man, Donald Duck, Charlie Brown, and even Waldo from the iconic Where’s Waldo? books. Although the entire collection is impressive to say the least, we’d have to say the Iron-Man was in our favorite. Check out all of the zombie prints below.
REALISTIC PORTRAITS OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
A day after posting the freakishly realistic 3D Popeye I came across, this wonderful set of paintings of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell on my lap. I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Dave Rapoza’s work before until today, but I can assure you I’ve become an instant fan. He captured my childhood heroes perfectly, including the lovely April O’Neal. Isn’t it scary how an artist can make a fictional character look so sexy real?
Artist Lee Romao has brought back a feeling nostalgia with his 3D rendition of the iconic Popeye. His version is slightly more rugged than the cartoon we are use to seeing, with a more shredded physique and hand tattoos that say “HOLD FAST”. He even went as far as adding an Olive Oil portrait tattoo on his right shoulder.
We recently came across a few new sultry images from the talented hand of Japanese artist ONEQ. His tendencies towards creating beautifully illustrated women always strike an amazing balance between vintage eras and future trends and techniques. He has worked on a number of magazine covers, DVD packages, and made some interesting collaborations with other artists.
Jacques Maes and Lise Braekers are a young couple of graphic designers, illustrators and freelance webdesigners sharing and living the same passion. Having a great nostalgic for their childhood, they spend much of their time collecting old objects they used to have, and from theese objects comme their inspiration.
With a touch of irony in most of their creations and illustrations are rich in details. Jacques and Lise have collaborated with many international magazines, imagined a lot of customized items and even worked for a line of t-shirts for GAP.