In case you guys didn’t know, yesterday, July 23rd, was Batman Day.
Have you ever wondered how artists create those crazy hyperrealistic drawings? Well, you’re in luck. This time-lapse video shows how artist Marcello Barenghi creates his super detailed works of art. Check out the 3-minute video above and head over to his YouTube page to watch more videos like this.
The National Geographic Photo Contest is something that I always look forward to. Today marks the final day to enter the contest. As always, the entries are beyond impressive. Photographers from around the globe have submitted their best work for all the world to see. Below are 10 of our favorite submissions. Make sure you head over to the National Geographic website to check out all of the entries.
Jerkface is a NYC-based artist and native who started crafting works of art at the age of 16. Jerkface recently finished up his 30 days campaign, where he dropped a new piece of art every day for a consecutive 30 days (even though he started the 30 days with only 10 completed works). This was inspired by Bansky’s 30 day run in New York City earlier this year.
Shepard Fairey is a legend in the street art world and can hold his own in the world of fashion. His iconic work has brought him much success but he started out as a normal skater kid from Charleston, SC. Fairey recently sat down with Brett Novak for an interview about how the he got his start. The artist speaks on his Andre the Giant logo, OBEY clothing line, and the Obama poster that he might be most well-known for. The interview provides a unique look inside the mind of the Fairey. Check it out above.
Mysterious street artist Banksy has been pretty quiet since his Better Out Than In exhibition came to an end. Luckily we still have his older pieces to admire – only this time they’re in LEGO form. The good people over at The Brick Fantastic recreated several of Banksy’s most well-known pieces using the timeless toy building blocks. All the pieces came out great. It’s awesome to see someone else re-imagine such great works of art. Can you tell what all the pieces are?
Once it’s all said & done, it’s hard to tell if this is a drawing or a picture of LeBron. Heather Rooney is the artist that makes this drawing look so life-like. Be prepared to be amazed.
As the name suggests, the folks over at the Hip Hop Art Project are creating rad art relating to Hip Hop. Grounded in the classics but with some contemporary flair, and basing their posters on song lyrics, these highly detailed portraits offer a nice replacement to the cliche album posters that litter dorm rooms. Peep their posters and the lyrics that inspired them after the jump and on their website.
You wouldn’t think that modern day rappers would share many similarities with ancient works of art, but you would be wrong. NYC-based art historians Cecilia Azcarate and Ferdinando Verderi have created a brilliant Tumblr account that pairs rap artists alongside classic pieces of art. The mash-ups highlight fashion trends that the two parties seem to share. I guess it’s true, fashion does repeat itself.