Since today Apple announced the iPhone 5, I think it’s an appropriate time to show you all Jonathan Keller Keller’s iPhone oil paintings. There not the type of oils paintings you might expect. First off, the paintings are temporary and captured in gif format. They’re created by using facial grease and grimy smudge marks to reflect light from his turned-off touchscreen. The results are both gross and awesome. More here.
Matchbook is two things I love rolled up in a single package – hot women in bikinis and books. Matchbook, created by Kate Imbach, cleverly matches bathing suits with their similar-looking book cover counterparts. Each match is made by hand (no algorithm) and results in a bunch of fun pairings. The above image matches I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits with a bathing suit by ModCloth.
The tumblr didn’t evoke any negative emotions from me, maybe because I eat alone so often. I enjoy eating by myself. You can’t forget that just because you are at a table for one, it doesn’t mean you are alone.
Photo credit: Jerry Hsu
Pretty Colors is exactly what it says on the tin: a tumblr filled with pretty colors. Currently there are nearly 10,800 pretty colors posted. Under our current system only 16,777,216 colors that can be represented on the web. Given that Pretty Colors doesn’t repeat a color (which I already know they have – color #7900BC has been repeated at least 12 times already) and that it continues posting at about the same rate (which isn’t even close to consistent), the tumblr should be around for about another 1,830 years before it runs out of colors.
Photo credit: Pretty Colors
Additionally, the archive is pretty to look at too. Of course, a properly calibrated screen will be needed to bring across each color’s true prettiness.
This one is good for a lite chuckle. “A” is A Japanese student taking ESL (English as a Second Language) classes over skype. Pony is her English teacher. As a learning/writing/visual exercise, Pony will show “A” a picture and the have her write two or three sentences about the picture. The images and the sentences then get posted on tumblr for everyone to enjoy. See below for a sample entry:
Photo credit: Pony and “A” Take Over The World”
Elissa Rose decided to become left-handed. She is training her brain by spending a certain period of time drawing with her left hand each day, posting the results and discussing them on her tumblr Learning To Be Left-Handed.
Within a day or two, the wiggly disasters began to take form and personality. A day or two after that, side-by-side renderings of the same subject showed something unexpected: The left-handed drawings looked more accurate than the right-handed drawings. The left hand still had less control, and they were spatially accurate, more expressive, and made out of wiggly unsure lines.
So I decided I want to blog about the interesting and unusual tumblr blogs as I come across them. I’ll be calling this series Noteworthy Tumblr. Of course the best way to kick off this series would be with a link to my own Tumblr called Artifacting. Basically this Tumblr is just a storehouse of images that I come across on the internet that get an emotion out of me (whether it be nostalgia, fear, happiness, or just plain kick-ass-ness). Some of the more popular images I have posted lately include this one, this one, and this one.