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The Cargo Culture
For the last few years Cargo’s main goal has been to create accessible tools and a networked context to enhance the exposure of talented individuals on the Internet.
To achieve this, we offer our users free-standing websites; a wide variety of customizable templates; simple but sophisticated tools to control the way their content is displayed, and a unique user interface built entirely around the work shared by our members who are connected through the Cargo network.
Today, thanks to the consistent quality of the work presented here, we like to think of Cargo as a creative community participating in a constantly evolving visual culture, defined by the exceptional content that finds its way here.
From the beginning, Cargo has attracted some of the most talented individuals now posting their work online, as can be seen in this constantly updated exhibition of the images we love. All work featured here has been found across the network by the Cargo team. Visit the GalleryBy Invite Only
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What better way to welcome spring than with a splash (plus a few drips, spills, splatters, dollops and dots)? Behold Anthropologies tribute to Abstract Expressionism—the post World War II movement made famous by artists like Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning. Utterly captivated by the carefree chaos, rich colors and refreshing spontaneity of their works, they decided to make some giant masterpieces of their own.
My neighbour and good friend sent me a link to this superb street artist.
Here are a few of my faves.
If you want to see more of his work click the link below.
- Discover incredible street art in Paris (europe.eurostar.com)
- 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2011 (freedomhallblog.wordpress.com)
- The Best Street Art of the Year [Art] (gizmodo.com)
- Surreal 3D Street Art (artleidoscope.wordpress.com)
Manuel Rebollo aka elgatoazul is a Spanish illustrator with some stunning illustrations, really like the dripping / overlay style !
The Summer Open Art Biennale in Örebro is in its third year running, holding a large outdoor exhibition that changes the cityscape. More than 50 international artists are participating to showcase their works for 100 days.
Here’s a giant yellow rabbit by Rotterdam-based artist Florentijn Hofman: stor gul kanin ( meaning big yellow rabbit).
Definitely worth having a look if you’re in Sweden! The exhibition runs through 11 September 2011.
My cousin in Cape town sent me a link to a fab website called Pinterest its a virtual pin board where you can browse and save ideas.
I have had a look through and its great, I loved this Typography pin board that someone has pulled together.
Here are a few pics from it if you would like to see more then click on the link below.
100,000 staples arranged over 40 hours.
About the artist
On graduating from the Fine Art BA Hons at University College Falmouth in 2000, my work was initially very much about highly repetitive techniques and algorithmic procedures applied to restricted units such as lines on a page or pieces of metal.
My creativity is cultivated by a curious imagination and a delight in the fantastic. Much of my work has roots in the flora and fauna that surrounded me during childhood on my parents’ fish farm in rural Aberdeenshire. In 2001, I packed my bags and headed to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, where I graduated 4 years later with a first class honours degree in Printed Textiles.
Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing (usually over several sheets of paper). I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints. For me, computer generated work lacks soul and depth of character – hand drawing captures a sense of energy and charm which no pixel can ever replicate.
Examples of Johannas work
Zizzi the restaurant chain owned by the Pizza Express group recently opened up their new One New Change branch.
The restaurant has a complete new modern look, but they have kept their wood stack trademark, but only in a small way.
The walls are adorned with artworks designed and hand painted onto the walls by
Zizzi have run a competition called Fresh Talent for a while now. working alongside The Princes Trust to promote young new talent.
They have used winning artists to create works of art to adorn the walls of their restaurants, many of who have actually painted the walls whilst customers dine.
Artist Amy Murray paints while people dine