Incredible balanced rock sculptures by Michael Grab

When Yaz and I were sailing Mexico earlier this year, we regularly met artists who’d balance rocks in precarious ways in the hope of some tips from tourists. These works by Michael Grab have reminded me of it and I thought you might enjoy it too. I wouldn’t fancy dropping one of those boulders on my foot!

Via Colossal.

Teaser trailer for ‘Into The Mind’ by Sherpas Cinema

Check out this neat bit of video production from Sherpas Cinema for their new movie coming out in 2013 called Into The Mind. Check out the trailer below…

And here’s what they say about it themselves…

Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction? Unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres, depict the connectivity of Earth and window into never seen before moments. Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led to the path of self-actualization.

Light Emitting Dudes – LED Freerunning in Bangkok

This is the story, with some really great footage, of some Light Emitting Dudes freerunning around Bangkok at night covered in LED bulbs.

DIRECTION – Frank Sauer
EDIT – Frank Sauer, Sebastian Linda
ANIMATION – Stephan Baumann
SOUND – Jens Fischer

Incredibly life-like drawings of animals

Yes, that is a life size painting of an elephant – the next best thing to having a real life elephant in your apartment I’d say. Oh, and yes, that’s a pencil drawing below. Pencil.

If you’re a regular reader of this bloggy blog, you may have guessed that I love art. You may also have guessed that I love Africa (and travel in general). So when you put the two together, you get an enormous amount of love for Richard Symond‘s incredibly life-like drawings and watercolours of predominantly African (minus a Bengal Tiger or two) art.

If you love these paintings and drawings as much as me, you’ll love the fact that you can buy signed and hand numbered large prints for as little as £115 including postage and packaging. If you’re stuck for what to get me for Christmas *hint*…

Via the ‘Africa, this is why I live here‘ Facebook Page.

Surf’s up for BLIND surfer, Derek Rabelo…

Despite being born completely blind, Brazilian Derek Rabelo has always had the dream to surf Pipeline in Hawaii. Check this out…

Via Lost At E Minor.

Taking face painting to the next level with Russian models

Check out this neat collaboration from Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan who experimented with face paints and black and white photography to create these wonderful shots.

Via Lost At E Minor.

Stop motion video & time lapse photography of stars

Some real nice time lapse photography of stars taken with a fish eye lens in France. Nice work from Nuit Sacrées who we’ve featured before when we wrote about some awesome photographs of the Northern Lights.

Via Booooooom.

Street Art by David Walker: Frantically chaotic whilst wonderfully tranquil.

Chances are, that is you live in London and have an interest in art, then you may already have seen some of David Walker‘s street art. If not, here’s a few examples of the stunningly creative (and often very colourful) pieces he’s done.

Each piece has this incredibly frantic and chaotic appearance whilst having a wonderfully calm and tranquil quality at the same time. Fucking love this shit. Follow David Walker on Twitter, Like him on Facebook or buy his prints

Via Colossal.

Bad Client Feedback

Jazz it up a little.
Make the image Pop!
I will know what’s right when I see it.
Surely it’s only a matter of resizing.
I like your style, but can you change…

Any designer will have one of those nightmare clients ( or manager ) which will cause a creative headache during their career.

My most recent client feedback that has grinded me to a sudden holt of despair are;

  • Can we make sure it’s company premium?
  • Can’t we just use that image I found on Google?
  • The page has far too much info, but can you add these two lines?
  • Very creative! Now can we see the logo back in the right hand corner?
  • Can you blow up this thumbnail image to A1?
  • There’s too much white space *looks down at requested  heavy snowfall Christmas scene*

The following gallery is a selection of Ireland’s creative community who got together to release a lot of pent up anger and sadness through the medium of the A3 poster, all in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

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The work was exhibited by the kind folks at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery. Nov 2 -7. You can see and purchase the full set of charity artworks here.

What Nonscical client feedback have you received? Comment below the post so we can add our own bad client feedback list!

STUNNING photography of India’s railways by Steve McCurry

My all time favourite photographer in the history of the world is Steve McCurry. Why? Just take a look at this series of photographs from India’s railways, that’s why – oh and also because his name is McCurry.

Via Fubiz.