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.
I love a good photo contest. It really brings out the creativity in people.
When it comes to using ink and water to create art, it doesn’t get much better than the work of Albert Seveso. In his latest series, “Blackground”, Seveso photographed colorful plumes of ink against a contrasting black background. The results are beautiful.
Being a sneakerhead is an expensive hobby that often doesn’t leave you with a lot of extra money. Make the most of your pocket change with these affordable prints from Kick Posters. You can purchase a print of your favorite Nike, Jordan, adidas and Asics kicks for only $25. If Kick Posters doesn’t have a print of the shoe you’re looking for, you can have them make you a custom poster for around $40.
Artist Gilles Cenazandotti creates these sculptures of animals using only recycled plastics that he found washed up on beaches. While the sculptures are amazing, the fact that this much trash is being dumped on our beaches is disturbing. According to Cenazandotti, his art serves as a reminder that littering and overconsumption can hurt the world’s wildlife. Check out all of the sculptures below and remember to recycle.
We’ve featured these crazy flexible sculptures by artist Li Hongbo before. But now we have some slow motion footage of these sculptures in use. Prepare to be amazed.
I need these framed and hanging on my wall ASAP.
You might recognize a few of these pictures from our Tuesday Dopeness gallery. They were created by artist October Jones. Jones began his head drawing hobby while trying to find a way to pass the time on his commute to work. His drawings have since become somewhat of an internet sensation.
Jacob Santiago is a New York-based photographer who’s made a name for himself on Instagram. His feed is filled with great pictures of New York City that he shot exclusively with his iPhone. Check out his work below.