All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘art’

Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle Celebrates Father Of Modern Origami

Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa is credited with making the craft of paper folding–origami–an art form, and today Google launched their newest doodle, which celebrates what would have been his 101st birthday. @marissamayermarissamayerWe’re celebrating one of the all-time great origami artists – Akira Yoshizawa – with a logo folded by Robert Lang! 5 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto The …

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The Art Of Video Games Opening At The Smithsonian Friday

One of the most passionately discussed arguments of our time, especially to gamers, is the question of whether or not video games can be classified as art. Art, is of course, a completely subjective concept. There are some people, however, that strive to put an objective classification on what art is. Gamers feel the need to prove their hobby to …

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Google Contest Seeks Young Artists

Users of Google know that their signature “doodle”, visible on the search engine’s home page, is both creative and informative. Sometimes the artwork is evocative of a particular artist to celebrate his/her birthday; other times, the word “Google” can only be seen in the most vague form beneath the image, such as the one commemorating Les Paul’s 96th birthday. The …

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Controversial Obama Trampling The Constitution Painting Sees Huge Spike In Interest, Sales

A painting by artist John McNaughton caused quite of bit of controversy last week, and now he’s saying that sales of the much-talked-about work are through the roof. You might have seen the painting, entitled “The Forgotten Man,” circulating around Facebook and other social networks. And the commentary provided was probably either laudatory or derisive, depending on the sharer’s political …

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Steampunk Darth Vader Is Most Impressive

A metal sculptor in Nice, France, has created a completely mind-blowing rendition of Darth Vader’s mask and helmet using what appear to be salvaged scraps of metal. The visage, as you’ll see in the pictures and video below, is quite a devastating replication. In a project called, “Darth Vader: Le futur antérieur recomposé,” which I have on good authority translates …

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Stuckup Stickers iPhone App Allows Users To Tag, Share Info On Sticker Art

Whether you’re just a curious admirer of the street stickers you’ve seen stuck to signs or telephone poles in your city or if you are an artist who wants to keep up with your wares, having an iPhone could now be a helpful accessory to your interest. A new app called StuckUp Stickers from the sticker art group Stuck-Up Piece …

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Best Google Doodles of 2011

When you think about it, Google Doodles are some of the most-viewed artwork around. The basic formula is simple: Take a significant event for the date in question and spell “Google” in an artistic but (mostly) still recognizable fashion. But Google has a knack for these little Doodles, and people just eat them up. And there have been some pretty …

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Steve Jobs Statue Shows The Tech Giant Waving? Eating? Flashing Gang Signs?

It only took a couple months, but someone has already erected a statue of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The bronze statue was apparently commissioned by Gabor Bojar, Founder and Chairman of GRAPHISOFT. It was sculpted by Hungarian artist Ermo Toth and stands proudly in front of the GRAPHISOFT headquarters. Oh yeah, and it’s in Budapest. According to a press …

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Google Doodle Celebrates Diego Rivera’s 125th Birthday

Today Google is honoring artist Diego Rivera’s 125th birthday with a Google doodle that shows him painting one of his famed murals. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico in 1886, Rivera was considered by many to be the leader of the Mexican muralists, who worked hard to expose ordinary people to art utilizing murals in public areas. Many of Rivera’s works depicted …

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Mary Blair Honored With Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle honors the work of Mary Blair (born Mary Robinson), an American artist who is predominantly known for her work with Disney. She is responsible for the concept art behind some of the early Disney classics like Peter Pan, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. She also created designs for Disney outside of the film studio – like Disneyland’s …

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Steve Jobs Gets a MacBook Pro Portrait

Art is everywhere and the raw materials necessary to create art can sometimes be found in unexpected places – say the inside of a laptop? The folks over at Foundry, a research team at Mint Digital, decided to take one of Steve Jobs’ creations apart and make a little portrait of the icon. And it turned out amazing. Made from …

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iPhone 5 Prototype, Google Beer & Rambo

Today’s video round-up has some a touch of the inspirational, a touch of the artsy, and plenty of the just plain cool. I’ll let you decide which is which. Of course there is also some humor and in depth discussion tossed into the mix as well. View other daily video round-ups here. created an iPhone 5 prototype based on …

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Instagram Gets Its First UK Art Show

People really love their Instagram. The photo sharing app has amassed more than 7 million users in under a year’s time and recently announced that there have been over 150 million photos shared on the network. And I love my Instagram, as I’ve told you guys before – so I thoroughly enjoy when people use the app in fun ways. …

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Today’s Google Doodle is Doodle 4 Google Winner

Today’s Google Doodle comes to you from seven year old Matteo Lopez. A student at Monte Verde Elementary School in San Francisco, his doodle entitled “Space Life” was announced yesterday as the overall winner of the 2011 Doodle 4 Google contest. Doodle 4 Google is a nationwide contest that asks K-12 students to submit their own Google-inspired doodles. This year, …

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Google Launches Art Project Featuring Street View

Google has partnered with some of the world’s most well known art museums to bring the works of more than 400 artists online.

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Google Launches Doodle 4 Google Contest

Google said today it is holding its fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest, which is open to K-12 students in the U.S. for a chance to design the company’s homepage.

 Participants in this years Doodle 4 Google contest will have a chance to win a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for their school.


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FBI Launches Online Tool For Recovering Stolen Art

The FBI has introduced a free online tool aimed at allowing people to search a database of thousands of stolen artworks and contact the agency if the have information about the items.

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YouTube Selects YouTube Play Jurors (Including Darren Aronofsky)

YouTube has just unveiled the jury for YouTube Play, which was announced last month. The project features over 6,000 videos from 69 countries. The YouTube Play Channel had had over 2 million views.

The jury includes musician Laurie Anderson, the group Animal Collective, visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter and Takashi Murakami, artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Darren Aronofsky, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector is serving as jury chairperson.

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Doodle 4 Google Contest Down To 40 Finalists

Google said today it has narrowed down its third annual Doodle 4 Google contest to 40 regional finalists.

For the first time, Google said it is visiting the schools of its top 40 regional finalists and will share educational Google tools with teachers while announcing online voting for the top 40 doodles.

This year’s Doodle 4 Google contest theme is "If I Could Do Anything, I Would" Google says it received more than 33,000 submissions from all 50 states.

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Doodle 4 Google Contest Kicks Off

Google said today it is holding its third annual Doodle 4 Google contest that allows K-12 students in the U.S. to create their own logo for the Google homepage.

The theme this year is "If I Could Do Anything, I Would." Google says along with the winners Doodle appearing on the homepage on May 27, 2010, they will also receive a $15,000 college scholarship, a laptop computer and a $25,000 technology grant for their school.

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