Graffiti 2.0: Gone by Morning

17 04 2008

laser graffiti

Artists James Powderly and Evan Roth recently went on a daring graffiti mission. The goal? Tagging New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. They waited for rush hour to die down and tried to be as incognito as people milling around bridges can be in this post-Sept. 11 world. Then, the duo fixed their crosshairs firmly on the bridge’s underside, and started etching out dozens — maybe hundreds — of tags on one of its massive supports. They held still as a police boat floated under the bridge. Later, they allowed passersby to pick up the equipment and try it for themselves. Yet, the next morning, there was nary a sign that Powderly or Roth — nor their towering graffiti art — had ever been there

While most graffiti crews use spray paint to mark buildings and urban infrastructure, Roth and Powderly, the artists behind the Graffiti Research Lab, have perfected a unique form of temporary high-tech graffiti they call laser tagging that utilizes a laser pointer in lieu of paint, a projector in place of a spray. Instead of hitting dark subway tunnels and back alleys, they turn their attention to public places such as skyscrapers and monuments. A growing legion of fans turn out regularly to witness live demonstrations of their light shows (see video of their latest graffiti missions), but most log on en masse to watch videos of the events on such sites as YouTube and GraffitiResearchLab.com. A few hundred have even downloaded the needed computer code and instructions — something the “open-source” artists encourage people to do — to replicate Powderly and Roth’s art in cities around the world. As a result of their soaring online popularity, the two artists have been sought out by a number of prominent curators in the art world — most recently by those at the Museum of Modern Art in New York — who see in their digital etchings a convergence of street art, graffiti art and urban cinema. Read the rest of this entry »





Umbuster, Helping You Stop Muggers

30 03 2008

Umbuster

This handle of umbrella is the muti-fun, it is not only the handle of umbrella, it is also a weapon. Fine design, it that you feel safe when you take it. The Umbuster has been classified a Class 5 weapon by good and upright men and women of the Victorian Police. [via srulirecht]

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Crazy sand Art From DirtyBeach.tv

30 03 2008

Crazy sand Art From DirtyBeach.tv

Pictured on the beach of Southbank today were these guys working on their latest sand sculpture. Check out their site for previous projects and more images and information.

These guys do some crazy sand art. Very creative guys. Check out the time lapse video.





The Real Face of Mario

21 03 2008

 The Real Face of Mario

Wow! The real face of the Mario, The designers of the site Pixeloon, managed to render a quite realistic as would be the real face of Mario, is it likes your image? This picture created with Photoshop CS2 and a bunch of random faces pasted over a 3d render of Mario from Nintendo.