Graffiti gets its fair share of bad press, fair enough people tagging and spraying inappropriate anecdotics on the walls might raise a chuckle but it is not art.
True graffiti is something to revel in and some of it belongs in a gallery rather than on the street, you might not share the same view but I personally class it as art.
With the recent interest in pixel art in design of late, I thought it would be great to talk about the pixel art on the street and share a few of the most creative and inspirational.
In 1949 a piece of plastic was released into the world that revolutionized the way we play and interact with toys. The LEGO brick has been with us for over 60 years and despite its ever expanding range of bits and pieces the design for the humble brick hasn't changed since its conception.
This post is all about what people have done with LEGO, either with clever ideas and photography or by building models that are way beyond that little LEGO pirate ship you had as a kid. Take a look below, and try not to fall to pieces!
Take a look at this great book: "The LEGO Book".
Whilst speaking to my brother (who happens to be a Video Games Artist) we got onto the subject of various digital art forms, this is when he introduced me to digital matte painting.
Digital matte painting (or Digimatte) is a modern take on the matte painting techniques used in photography and film making dating back to around 1900 and notably used in the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
This post features 20 stunning and well executed examples of the digital matte painting technique. For those new to this style I hope you find it awe inspiring!