Saturday, July 28, 2012

Classical Greek Hipsters

Designer Alexis Persani and photographer Leo Caillard photoshopped modern clothes onto photographs of classical sculptures for their project Street Stone. The resulting looks would be right at home on Bedford Ave. Turns out, hipsters and classic Greeks have more in common than one might think—namely, facial hair and indifferent expressions. The only problem is that no hipster would ever be this muscular...and maybe for a bit more authenticity, those photographs should have been taken using Instagram.

(via Artlog

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Picture's Worth One Long, Strange Word

I'm loving Project Twins' A–Z of Unusual Words, in which the Irish designers illustrate unusual words. The collection of prints was shown at the MadArt Gallery in Dublin. What a lovely combination of words, wit, and illustration.

The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit.

The science of putting people to death.

A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance.

Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.

A person whose hair has never been cut.

Production of knowledge.

Possessing a violent desire to write.

(via Brain Pickings)