When the day’s too hot and the sun persists in beating its rays down over our sweaty heads, our first thoughts are often ‘I wish I was inside a giant cooler’. But for some, that’s not just a dream; it’s their workplace. Meet the butter nutters.
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A mainstay for underground artistic types in Paris for years, Les Bains nightclub was demolished last April. Nevertheless, a group of incredibly talented street artists wanted to pay homage to the condemned space in a characteristically creative way. Enjoy.
While Kohei Matsuno (aka Mattsun) of Tokyo’s official job title is that of a barista, in all actuality he is a latte artist. His caffeinated and creative journey began in 2009, when he decided to add a little intrigue to his job at an Italian restaurant by drawing a design in the foamed milk of a latte.
Over the course of just a few short years, Mattsun has completed over 500 works of latte art. He was showcased in the 2012 ‘Blue Sky Latte Art’ exhibit in Dotonbori, Osaka, and has become quite the internet sensation thanks to our coffee-obsessed culture.
Everywhere we look, we’re surrounded by color. The sea is blue, the grass is green and as evidenced by Nicki Minaj, hair can be any shade from crimson to copper. Fabian Oefner, a Swiss photographer, artist and self-proclaimed investigator, likes to blur the lines between art and science using color.
From his ‘Liquid Jewels’, a series of balloons covered in acrylics to whirling catherine wheels laden in colorful paint, Oefner gives himself a split second in which to take a photo as the color flies in different directions. Exploring the intricacies of centripetal forces and natural phenomena like gravity, Oefner has created pieces of art which marvel in the magic of the natural world. Here are a few of his best:List View
All images come courtesy of Fabian Oefner.
Some of the most miraculous things in life happen after we think of it as “over”. In this wonderful video, watch as one woman ages, dies and transforms into something much larger than her physical body.
The doodle has always proven an apt means to avoid in-class learning, be it from elementary school phonics lessons to an intro-macroeconomics course in college. But unlike the figures that adorn the margins of our school notebooks, Japanese artist Keita Sagaki’s work takes the doodle to new–and surprisingly sophisticated–extremes. What appears at first glance to be a simple sketch of a famous sculpture or a quick drawing of the Mona Lisa transforms into an intricate copy consisting of tiny doodles.