Salvador Dal was renowned as a painter of the surreal and a grower of dangerous mustaches But he also designed four covers for Vogue magazine. The issues came out in 1938, 1944, 1946 (the Christmas issue), and 1971. They look how you'd expect them to look I suppose. If you were to expect that Dali was doing magazine covers. Pretty amazing.
Okay. The "best thing" might be an exaggeration.
And "all damn week" incorrectly implies the very latest things.
So: Here's some neat stuff I stumbled across at some point.
Well here is a real beauty. A wordless reminder to protect what matters most.
It was directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez. It's definitely worth a watch.
This is an older clip of Les Twins, a dancing duo from France. Yes, they're twins. And although there are tons of videos of them doing their thing all over the internet, for whatever reason I've always liked this one best.
The things our bodies are capable of, and our imaginations, continually astonish me.
I spent last night at the Johnson Public House in Madison, Wisconsin, trying to get some writing done. I was stuck.
Espresso. Still stuck. Sparkling water. Still stuck. A few 3 Floyds wheat ales. Still stuck.
All the while, this wonderfully ginormous painting by Natalie Jo Wright was staring down at me.
Sadly, in my case anyway, nothing happened.
But today will be different. Any moment...
If you occasionally like your art on the clever side, and yes, I occasionally like my art on the clever side, then the work of Francesco Vullo is worth a look.
The 22-year old Italian digital artist was featured recently in The Creators Project where he said: "My work is strongly influenced by events and contemporary culture and has many ironic nuances and messages of social criticism. I try to reveal irreverent visions of today’s world remixing classic paintings, objects or known personalities with ironic elements and show the negative side of social networks, politics, industry, and commerce."
This short but awesome animation, especially today, is bittersweet. But more sweet than bitter. (Yes, I realize I kind of quoted Big Head Todd & the Monsters there.)
Let's remember, always, the power of one voice in the room.
Okay, I'm a week late. But this is a beauty. Very very funny and very well done.
So there's this Japanese guy named Tanu that stacks coins like a super genius. He posts photos of his stackings to Twitter. That's about all I know. Because I don't know how to read Japanese. Because I'm not what you'd call "book smart." Or "smart smart."
I've enjoyed stacking a rock or two in my day. But this? This right here? Holy crap!
Here's a glimpse at how he does it. Not a tube of super glue in sight.
Here at Bring Limes HQ, the "content" tends to veer toward inspirational beachy whatnot.
But I'm pretty sure this picture-hanging fork trick stands to improve our lives more than all the world's rumrunners combined.
"If our miles have added up to
A giant pile of distance that we
Cannot reach past, climb, or conquer
Will you dig a
Tunnel to me?"
Well here is something I haven't seen before. One day Colorado native Tim Linhart was in the mountains when he decided to carve an upright string bass made of ice. He loved the sound and went on to form Ice Music, a winter concert series in Sweden. The music is quite beautiful as are Tim's observations about human connection to water, frozen or otherwise.
As for this particular video, it's part of the Buck The Cubicle series which is about people who find inspiration in their decidedly offbeat occupations.
I like both those things.
This is really good. It's like English class with beats. If you like hip hop, you can definitely geek out to this.
I did a post last year on the artist Hula (Sean Yoro). The art festival Pow!Wow! just posted a video that includes an interview and clips of Hula doing one of his massive portraits. It's always cool to see an artist at work. This festival looks pretty awesome too. As does Hawaii. Obviously.
I don't think I'll ever tire of this tilt-shift effect.
Live video footage, some photoshop, and you get this miniature toy-like world where we all look like the tiny ants that we are.
For reasons I can't quite explain, I haven't been able to shake this simple little film. I love it when that happens.
Although I've had close to my fill of drone footage, this is so very beautiful.