I hope you are all doing well out there. Things here are busy with a ton of things that are still under wraps/in the works. But soon, I will reveal all. In the meantime, I have finished laying out and putting together a book of my Clue shots. Once I receive my prototype copy and make sure all looks okay, I will put it up for sale via Blurb. It's a beautiful book full of little facts and photos: hard cover, dust jacket, full-color, 20 page art book professionally printed and shipped. I can't wait to show it off!
Speaking of amazing work, I recently stumbled upon an ad campaign via Lost in E Minor for the MASP Art School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It depicts famous artists being dissected like frogs in a biology class and their insides are done in the style of each artist. Pure genius. Not only is the execution top-knotch (they're green, they're dead looking and they look exactly like the artists), but the idea is eye-catching and inspiring. I love it.
What else? Oh, this work by Kate Baylay is also amazing. Spindly and unsettling and anchored by some amazing imagery and line work, her pieces remind me of the illustrations done by Harry Clarke for Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination. I love when I see imagery that isn't derivative at all, that's rare. And when I look at this work, I can't make heads or tales of it initially for that very reason: it's completely fresh. Great stuff.
Oh! And if you're afraid of heights, you may not want to watch this next video. Holy smokes. This circa 1938 video shows men washing the windows on the Empire State building. Fascinating (and terrifying) footage as it appears they didn't use scaffolding or those elevator platforms back then. Nope, they just tethered themselves in and leaned way out. Ugh. But neat.
And let's wrap up with this amazing photo via Black and WTF (a blog that has a ton of old black & white photos that are simply unexplainable). The caption reads: 1952 - Two Los Angeles policemen and a skeleton named "Mr. Statistic" attempt to warn drivers about traffic fatalities during Labor Day weekend. People really weren't subtle back then, were they? That is a straight up skeleton... Still, some pretty amazing imagery.
Until next time: unpleasant dreams...