New Stuff and Inspiration
Street artist Daan Botlek seems to know how advertising creatives feel
Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and it almost seems like he gets the game we creatives go through on a daily basis, searching for a fresh insight. We often must shed our preconceived notions and look deep within ourselves, or others, to get to that one great idea that really sings. And sometimes getting there feels like you’ve been flattened by a rock.
Light painting skeletons
LA-based artist Darius Twin has taken “light painting” to a new level. Leaving the shutter open for long periods of time, it’s possible to “paint” images into the picture. Obviously, this means lots of trial and error, and also remembering where you’ve painted. Apparently this yields a slim amount of usable images, but these chosen few are really slick.
The images here are all skeleton-based, but there’s other cool stuff on his site.
Introducing the walls
Great video about the art movement that’s been going on in the Wynwood Arts District the last few years. Some really amazing work, and a great notion that a ‘bad’ part of town can be turned around with creativity. Add some amazing art, and you get culture. Add culture, and you attract people and business. Add people and business and suddenly things are starting to turn around. Great concept. The vimeo page for Here Comes the Neighborhood is here.