Illustrator Jonathan Koshi has turned the heads of pop-culture icons into cavaleras, a visual depiction of skulls most often associated with the Mexican celebration for the Day of the Dead.
After nearly 10 years living in the Mission, I was inspired to design a series of Calaveras, sugar skulls, popularized by the Dia de los Muertos celebration. I got a lot of positive response and more than a few requests for prints. [...] This is a limited edition, six designs, 50 prints per design. Each is 12 inches square. Mailed flat.
Alabama artist Walton Creel uses a .22 caliber rifle to construct portraits of animals on thick sheets of aluminum, one bullet at at time.
When I decided I wanted to make art using a gun, I was not sure what direction I would have to take. I knew I did not want to use it simply as an accent to work I was doing, but as the focus. My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it.
The Unruly Alphabet, deftly illustrated by Aaron McKinney. This strikes me as a book that childless people with a great sense of humor would purchase and gift to their nieces and nephews, who would then execute to a T, everything depicted within the book on their parents after one reading. Or maybe that’s just my kid.
NYC artist and animator Katie Armstrong just made and premiered this animated cover of Britney Spears at the Leipzig International Art Residency Program in Germany. Quick verification with the wife suggests this might be “the most amazing thing ever”. I have to say it definitely gave me the chills.
New prints by NYC designer Tommy Cinquegrano. The top print Warehouse #1 is available now and looks like it will sell out by days end. The other two are available soon, though he has many more great prints in his shop. (via omg posters)
The web browser dwarfs the actual scale of these mixed-media marionettes by Claire Oswalt. I initially mistook them for detailed illustrations on cut-out paper, but a closer look revealed they are actually enormous drawings on top of paper adhered to machined wood. Lots more great stuff in her portfolio. (via the fox is black)