"Simkin and the City" is one of these rare videos that strike you as utterly surreal and yet entirely logical. Sure, it's a great idea to bring fine arts (and top quality ballet) into the masses, onto the busy streets of New York... or is it? Daniil Simkin, a soloist of the American Ballet Theatre in New York City, shows us what can be done with "guerrilla ballet" and everyday surroundings:
With recent events in Egypt, Syria, and other civil and political unrest involving tank and army vehicles, this seems to be relevant today, as it was yesterday:
This is the Tank Monument to Peace commemorating the end of the 1975-1990 Civil War in Lebanon - created by avant garde artist and architect Arman, born Armand Pierre Fernandez in Nice, France (1928-2005). He is well-known for creating art installations consisting of accumulation of various objects, and for artistic acts of "destruction". This monument successfully combines both ideas in a swiss-cheese structure with menacing guns (and tank carcasses) sticking out in every direction.
Very cool website Retronaut has many images from 1920s and other time eras, make sure to check it out.
The "Big Bus"; and other specimens from the "Mega Bus Wonderland"
Remember the wonderful "Big Bus" from the 1976 movie? -
The following crazy image is a Photoshop job, of course, but strangely, it is only a glimpse of a huge body of work by Marcos Robles from Chile, who seems to be intent on making weird collages of gigantic buses and trucks. Sometimes it is hard to tell which models are real and which ones are totally imaginary.
In the 1830s, D. W. Kellogg (and his brother) became prominent producers of decorative prints, which often took the form of creative map-making. Here's a beautiful vintage poster "A Map of the Open Country of a Woman's Heart", created by D. W. Kellogg in 1830:
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