Yellena James

Yellena James is an artist/designer that enjoys working with pens, inks, markers and acrylics. Her work has been featured in Vogue Australia, Domino, Apartment Therapy, Craft Magazine, Cut-x-Paste, Bloesem, Poppytalk and many other art and design resources.

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Diesel proudly introduce Pete, a meat puppet, and his sing-a-long tale of dark confessions from life in the fast lane. More tales from the darker side of Diesel at

What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!

Director and art director: Reza Dolatabadi
Written by Reza Dolatabadi & Mark Szalos Farkas
Animation by Adam Thomson
Music by Hamed Mafakheri

Winner of the Best Animation Canary Wharf Film Festival (London) Aug, 2008

Winner of the Best Student Animation Flip Festival (Birmingham) 2008

Winner of the Best Student Animation, Royal Television Society Award, Scotland (rts) 2009

Official selection for the “Best Short Film Program” at Waterford Film Festival (Ireland) November 2008

Official Selections
Marbella International Film Festival (Spain) Oct 2008
Encounter Film Festival (Bristol, UK) Nov 2008
Exposures Film Festival (Manchester, UK) Nov 2008
Renderyard Short Film Festival (London)
Flip Animation Festival (Birmingham) Nov, 2008
Animated Dreams (Tallinn) Nov, 2008
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival? (Toronto) Nov 2008

Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) (Alaska, USA) December 2008


Reza Dolatabadi

Adam Thomson

Flooded McDonald’s is a film work by Superflex in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald’s burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.

About Archinect

Mission: The goal of Archinect is to make architecture more connected and open-minded, and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines.

Background: Archinect was initially developed in 1997 by Paul Petrunia. The site has since become a top online destination for progressive-design oriented students, architects, educators, and fans.

The Team: Archinect’s direction is driven mainly by Paul Petrunia and Javier Arbona, Archinect’s chief editor. In addition to our regular visitors, the content is provided by guest contributors and the editorial team, as listed below.

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Archinect : About Archinect

“Yeah. We make a lot of posters. They are all designed and hand screen printed by us with great love and care, just for you. Anyway, maybe you’d like to purchase a poster? There’s really no reason not to. I mean, you can use your creadit card. Oh, and please let us know if you might like some poster work done. We can do that.” – Aesthetic Apparatus


Portfolio of Alessio Pizzicannella, a music photographer, shooting everyone from Eminem to Cat Stevens, Metallica to Pink.

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Counterfeit Cluckers

“I’m influenced by a lot of different things. If I could narrow it down a bit, I would say that motion pictures have been the strongest influence on my paintings. I’m particularly fond of the Film Noir pictures from the 40’s and 50’s. The genre of Film Noir is a uniquely American group of films that emerged just after the second world war and stretched until about 1959( the release of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil) It is strongly influenced by German expressionism, nuclear-age paranoia, and general fear of “the red menace”. I’m influenced by the mood and the lighting of these movies and sometimes the themes in them as well. I also really enjoy looking at old images of Sideshows and turn of the century magic acts. I love the way mysticism and the occult used to be portrayed back then.” – Travis A. Louie

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Unusual beautiful portrait portfolio by Andrzej Dragan.

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Abandoning computers, Ian now grabs his pen hard and with vigour. He manipulates it in ways never before heard or seen on this little Earth. Your face will implode when faced with his fluids (from his pen). “Begone, airbrushing; farewell, anti-aliasing,” he chats, dashing his computer against the rocks “I am a man – a man, you hear? I need my hands to be dirty with inky residue I want to feel my body. Men, men alone, men together need not for effeminate graphic design. They need pictures of weird animals and stuff”. So he strides free in the world, a man standing alone in the world, naked and beautiful for all to see naked. By Michael Garrad

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“The Guru” Life-Size Sculpture showcases the life-size, life-like character and butler sculptures of professional artist Thomas Scott Kuebler. The site features biographical information and a gallery of Tom’s creations.

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Chris Ryniak

In: Featured Artists

13 Feb 2009

The Online Portfolio of Chris Ryniak

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Mr. Kim Says

In: Blog/Podcast

12 Feb 2009

_________The Day of Reckoning Has Come__________

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Title: A Gathering for Dionysus (21 Years and Counting)
Medium: Acrylic on Album Sleeve


My technique is pretty much all about layers.
The first layer is very physical.
Throwing down paint. Moving it around the canvas.
Creating an abstract layer of color and contrast.

The second layer is the mental layer.
It’s finding the faces, the strange creatures, the animals and all the funkiness that will make up that painting.
I pull them from the abstract layer with brushes and sometimes the air-brush.

Then its just layer after layer of texture, contrast, and detail to bring out these characters.

Then the title just comes to me.

Then it’s on to the next one. – Brett Hess

Check Out: The Lowbrow-Abstract-Surreal Artwork of Brett Hess

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