English animator Cyriak Harris, who has become famous for his surreal and disturbing animated short films, just released his latest film titled “7 Billion.”
When I first had the idea for this video there were 7 billion people in the world, and I wanted to see what 7 billion of something actually looks like. I’m not entirely sure if I managed to create that many rabbits as I gave up counting them, and meanwhile 400 million new people appeared, so perhaps my work will never be done.”
This is the Anti-Paparazzi Scarf developed by Saif Siddiqui, who came up with the idea for a highly reflective scarf after a bike reflector ruined one of his photographs, presumably while trying to take a picture of a bicycle’s tits. Previously: this other line of anti-paparazzi wear. The scarf has hit mass production but the cheapest model will set you back around $268, making it significantly cheaper to just cover yourself in bike reflectors. Also, the scarf only works with flash photography, so don’t think you’re safe running around during daylight hours with no pants on and a scarf wrapped around your head. I mean, if you care about people taking pictures of you. You know what I do to prevent the paparazzi from taking pictures of me? Not be famous. It works amazing. Still, I would love one of these for photobombing group photos at the bar. Surprise, it’s me again, girls!
French artist Charles Pétillon has filled london’s 19th century covent garden market building with 100,000 giant white balloons. Named ‘Heartbeat’ , the work is pétillon’s first public art installation, and his first ever live work outside of his native country.
Pétillon elaborates, “The balloon invasions I create are metaphors, their goal is to change the way in which see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them. With ‘Heartbeat’ I want to represent the market building as the beating heart of the area – connecting its past with the present day to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.”
These are the events of 2013 summed up in a single drawing by artist Mario Zucca to make an end-of-year pop-culture-and-news mashup. big pic! There are around 90 separate events depicted, including Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding, a bunch of video games and apps, pop culture sadness, and news stories. (more…)
It was made by Elizabeth Marek at Oregon’s Artisan Cake Company, and it looks good enough to eat. (more…)