Travis Charest ~ Art Process for two of his Star Wars Covers.
— Grantaire, Book V (via euleasis)
Amazing Colosseum Carved into Tooth by ILLUSION CO.LTD.
A Colosseum is a large building, like a stadium or theatre, which is used for entertainment, sports and others. The picture shows once such ancient amphitheater in Rome, but it is neither carving nor real tooth, it is simply a CGI, i.e. computer generated imagery. The ‘colosseum tooth sculpture’ was in fact a part of toothpaste advertisement campaign for Maxam, the design of which was envisioned by agency JWT Shanghai.
As you can see the original two pictures in the image section below, the idea of this toothpaste advertisement campaign was to convey this “Roman Civilization Cavity”, i.e. not to let germs settle down on your teeth, or else you will have to end up with such a “Colosseum” cavity.
The two CGI sculptures related to Civilization-Egypt and Civilization-Rome.
Therefore, the CGI picture neither shows a real tooth, nor a colosseum carved into it. It is not so amazing fact, but a good health campaign nevertheless!
All the Comics/Graphic Novels on Better Book Titles!
(left to right: Blankets, Akira, From Hell, Logicomix, Ghost World, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Watchmen, Peanuts, Sandman, Habibi)
There is another great danger for the writer, perhaps the greatest one of all: his consciousness of the multiple taboos society has imposed on literature, and his inner censor. … It is surprising how well one writes if one thinks no one will read [the writing].
This honesty, this absence of posturing, is a most fecund source of material. The writer’s task is to overthrow the taboos rather than accept them.
Die Antwood <3’s Roger Ballen
Roger Ballen makes some pretty freaky art. You’ll probably recognize his black and white photo of the thick-necked, large-eared twins from just about every single photo compilation book published over the past 20 years. And you’ll also know his slightly disturbing scribblings from the video he directed for Die Antwoord’s “I Fink You Freeky"—a project that came about eight years after Ninja and Yolandi first contacted the artist to tell him that they loved his work.
Recently Ballen released a book, also titled I Fink You Freeky, that features a bunch of his photographs of the South African duo posing in front of his artwork and installations. I got in touch with Roger to have a chat about the project and what it feels like to stop by Ninja and Yolandi’s house for a bowl of pasta, only to discover that it’s covered in a bunch of his own artwork.
VICE: Hey, Roger. How did this partnership with Die Antwoord begin?
Roger Ballen: I think it was in 2005 that Yolandi emailed me and said she loved my work and wanted to collaborate somehow. I said, “I don’t know you, I’m not really doing video and I’m in Johannesburg,” because they were in Cape Town at the time.
In 2010, some people started writing to me and calling me, asking if I’d seen this band that had gone viral who were using my images and drawings, and what I thought about it. I looked the band up and saw that it was Yolandi and Ninja.
Were you OK with them using all your images without permission?
For every one photography fan, there are 10,000 music fans, which means that having Die Antwoord spread the Roger Ballen aesthetic makes my audience that much wider. We got in touch again and discussed how we were going to continue our collaboration. I’d been working on a book called Asylum of the Birds, going to this boarding house of itinerants where birds fly freely and people come and go, sleep and live their lives alongside these birds. I showed them some of the pictures, which they loved, and together we chose images from that series and from archives of my earlier work to inspire scenes for a film.
"For ARTPOP, I, in the most metaphorical explanation, stood in front of a mirror and I took off the wig and I took off the makeup and I unzipped the outfit and I looked in the mirror and I said: ‘OK, now you need to show them you can be brilliant without that."