So far, the Chicago Department of Transportation has let Bachor’s public artworks slide. When the Chicago Tribune sought comment from the city agency, they didn’t see Bachor’s alternative pothole repair method as much of a threat. “Mr. Bachor and his art are proof that even the coldest, harshest winter can not darken the spirits of Chicagoans,” CDOT told the paper.
Photo editor Lauren Wade has applied the preferred photo-correction software magazines use for slimming down models to famous paintings.
"It’s about letting the creativity out without pressure. It’s not about making sense."
The Most Creative People in entertainment are a star-studded list: Anna Kendrick, Jerry Seinfeld, Jenji Kohan, and more. See why they stood out in a field bursting with talent.
It turns out you can improve on perfection.
The insane victorian taxidermy of Walter Potter
If you’ve ever wanted to impress someone who is impressed by odd talents of dubious practical use, but you don’t possess said talents naturally, Chris McVeigh—a writer, photographer, and illustrator who also adds “Lego builder” to his self-description—has you covered. His collection of photographs includes a number of homebrew Lego creations, with a focus on old technology, ’80s sci-fi iconography, and the occasional delicious-looking Lego meal, all made as rather small pieces that nonetheless capture a certain amount of vivid detail—his NES looks like an NES.
Imagine that down is up, and up is down. Everywhere you go, there are limitless expanses of sky unfurling beneath you. It’s terrifying and disorienting, like a dream. It’s also something you can watch right now.
Underlapse is a visual head trip that stimulates your brain by mixing up traditional spatial cues.
Don’t look for wind imagery. “There are no visual echoes of his music in the paintings,” says the curator of an exhibit of the legendary song writer’s visual art.
In a new book, photographer Christoph Gielen shows us haunting images of our endlessly repetitive development.
What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so satisfying is that its endless motion is almost like an elaboration upon the machinery of life.
This is the aspect of the animated GIF that French photographer François Beaurain explores in Monrovia Animated, a new series of looping images that explore life in the capitol of Liberia. In his GIFs, Beaurain juxtaposes the static dilapidation of the impoverished capitol with the colorful and repetitive energy of its citizens, turning them into “a piece of the conveyor belt that animates the city.”
Something strange is coming to your neighborhood. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy romp, Ghostbusters, and to celebrate, LA-based Gallery1988 (which has been home to exhibits based on many pop culture giants, including Breaking Bad and Arrested Development) has commissioned a road show exhibit of 80 Busters-based artworks.
"In the images, we see a mature artist who had spent about 50 years developing a specific hand-to-eye coordination now suddenly grappling with the bizarre new sensation of a mouse in his palm held several inches from the screen," says the Andy Warhol Museum’s chief archivist, Matt Wrbican.