October 30, 2008

Barack Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin in Hilarious Dance-Off

Obama and McCain and Sarah Palin in a funny a dance-off. Who won? You be the judge.

Scary, Creepy and Amazing Quadrupedal Robot Called Big Dog

"This new video of "Big Dog," the amazing quadrupedal robot from Boston Dynamics, shows of its latest tricks: the ability to walk through snow and even over ice, catching itself when it slips and falls. Its normal gait is unnatural, but when it starts to scramble to recover it looks eerily real" says Boing Boing.

This shit is really,really creepy people. Don't say that I did not warn you.


October 29, 2008

Beautiful and Fantastic Fantasy Dolls by Marina Bychkova

These beautiful dolls are original and they are ball jointed and made of porcelain. The dolls are based on characters from fantasy novels such as “Alice in Wonderland.”

The name of this talented artist is Marina Bychkova and here are a few excerpts from her bio.

"Making dolls has been the most constant aspect of my life since I was six years old. I believe that I was born to do this.

I was born in the South-Western Siberia, Russia in 1982 and fourteen years later immigrated to Vancouver, Canada along with my immediate family: Mom, dad and two younger sisters. Here, I graduated from High School in 2001 and then from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Art."

Enchanted Doll

October 27, 2008

Kobe, A-Rod, Michael Phelps and Tony Hawk in Underwear Playing Guitar for Guitar Hero

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was recently recruited for a ‘Guitar Hero: World Tour’ video commercial. ARod was joined by Kobe Bryant, Michael Phelps and skateboarding sensation Tony Hawk to recreate the iconic 1983 scene from ‘Risky Business,’ which starred Tom Cruise.

October 26, 2008

SNL Skit - Will Ferrell as George Bush and Tina Fey as Sarah Palin: Bush Endorsing McCain and Palin

Just in case you missed or you're just tired of the Sarah Palin parodies here some more shit.This is Saturday Night Live’s Update Thursday with Will Ferrell as George W. Bush and Tina Fey as Palin. In this skit, "Pres. Bush endorses McCain and Palin”.

October 25, 2008

Gorgeous and Impressive South Korea Waterfalls

Check out this gorgeous waterfalls that were installed recently in the Banpo River in Seoul South Korea. The 10,000 nozzle fountains built several feet apart on both sides of the Banpo bridge spurt out jets of water that periodically change color, turning the installation into a really attractive water rainbow. The installation pumps out 190 tons of water per minute, sourced from the Banpo River below so that no potable water is wasted.

October 22, 2008

Robotic Mirrors that Talk and Follow People Around

Chris O’Shea in collaboration with Random International conceived and built this robotic mirror installation of 64 mirrors called “Audience”.

The mirrors follow people around that they find interesting allowing for their target to see their reflection in all 64 of the mirrors.

When the mirrors get bored, they go back to chatting and mingling among themselves but when someone else approaches, they stop talking and mingling and go back to staring at the person. This shit is creepy.

Chris O'Shea

October 21, 2008

A Beautiful Reinterpretation of the 'Wizard of Oz'

Graham Rawle’s is a writer who has written a modern version the “The Wizard of Oz”. In his version Rawles introduces new characters to the tale.

After the original book was released, The Wizard of Oz was turned into a much-celebrated movie starring Judy Garland and later, a musical called “The Wiz” starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

On the gallery, you can see the Flying Monkeys, The Cowardly Lion and a really wicked depiction of the Witch. The video is absolutely beautiful.



October 19, 2008

October 16, 2008

Parodies of Magazine Covers-Jolie, Madonna, Miley, and Beckham

Gallery of the Absurd likes to parody magazine covers and images of celebrities. The artist name is Fourteen like the number and she says about her work:

"I am not painting their portraits...I paint only the gossip, buzz, chatter and brand image the particular celebrity projects or attracts. I seek to capture a peculiar segment of modern pop-culture mythology as it unfolds before our eyes. For this reason, I would hope the celebrity would not be angered..."

In the galley you will see Angelina Jolie's much talked about recent W Magazine cover where she's seen breasfeeding her babies. There is also the Miley Cyrus infamous Vanity Fair spread that caused so much controversy a few months ago. Madonna is there with her son David Banda. And there's also a spoof of Madonna's heavily photoshopped Out Magazine cover.

via Gallery of the Absurd

October 15, 2008

"The Regal Twelve" - Alexia Sinclair's Fantastic Digital Portraits of Some of the Most Powerful Women in Western History

The Regal Twelve is a series of jaw-dropping portraits of some the most powerful and influential women in (mostly) European history. The portraits were created by the very talented and creative Australian digital artist Alexia Sinclair.

Among those women featured are Queen Elizabeth I of England who is depicted in all her regal glory. The guillotined Queen of France Marie Antoinette is showcased surrounded by all the pomp and circumstance and decadence of pre-revolutionary France and the tragic Queen Cleopatra of Egypt is displayed surrounded by snakes.

Queen Elizabeth I

Marie Antoinette (The Extravagant Queen)

Cleopatra (The Seductress)

Alexandra Romanov (The Last Czarina)

Catherine the Great (The Enlightened Empress)

Elizabeth Bathory (The Countess of Blood)

Christina of Sweden (The Androgynous Queen)

Olympias (The Sorcerous)

Eleanor of Aquitaine (The Eagle)

Agrippina (The Poisoness)

Boudica (The Celtic Queen)

Isabella of Spain (The Catholic)

I fell in love with this fantastic work the minute I saw it.
Alexia Sinclair

October 14, 2008

Beatles and Andy Warhol Designer Alan Aldridge and his Famous Kaleidoscopic Work

This images are from an exbibit by British graphic designer Alan Aldridge at the Desigm Museum in London.

"It is the first UK retrospective featuring illustrations and graphic design works by Aldridge, who was one of the key graphic designers of the sixties and seventies and who worked extensively with The Beatles" says Dezeen. They further say that, "Alan Aldridge embodied the spirit of the 60s and 70s. His evocative, psychedelic images epitomised the feeling and art of an era. As The Beatles lead an unstoppable assault on the global charts, it was Aldridge’s designs and visual identity that defined The Beatles image and music in a changing world."

You can also see some of the artwork for Yellow Submarine. The first image in the gallery was done for Andy Warhol's film poster "Chelsea Girls"

Alan Aldridge - The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes runs from 10 October 2008 – 25 January 2009.


October 13, 2008

Fantastic Russian Tree-Inspired Body Art

I really don't know a whole lot about this body art. I know the artists are Russian and that the fantastic Russian graphic designer Fredy Wenzel is one of the artist and that William McCormick is the photographer and co-founder of this beautiful project.