25 years of Street Figther

‘Combo Attack’ is a show which celebrates 25 years of Street Fighter, the show is currently exhibiting at iam8bit untill the 19th August and we have 2 illustrations on the walls, go check it out if you are in that part of the world.

IAM8BIT, 2147 W. SUNSET BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90026]

Both prints are available online here and here.

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God Bless America

8 days, 10 gallons of paint, 15 cans of spray paint and over 100 Posca pens, yes yes we have officially finished the 52 foot wall at the US Open of Surf! Lets just say our Nike Fuel band points went through the roof! A big big thank you to Nike Action Sports for the opportunity to come to the event and do our thing! Congrats to Julian Wilson and Lakey Peterson on taking the Mens and Womens Surf titles respectively!

The mural included a selection skeleton riders based on Nike Surf and Skate athletes, including Julian Wilson, Carissa Moore, Kolohe Andino, Eric Koston and Omar Salazar. Super nice guy Omar stopped by to see his skeleton rider repping the Doom Sayers tee! And we also got to meet legend Jeff Ho of Dogtown & Z-Boys fame.

Photography by EdSchofield.co.uk

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Alianoid Humidifier by Minwoo Lee

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Alianoid Humidifier is a minimalist design created by South Korean-based designer Minwoo Lee. The aesthetic was inspired by what an outer space robot could look like. When the steam is released from the body of the humidifier, it looks as though the “robot” is angry.

The smaller circle at the bottom portion of the design indicates the amount of water left inside the container. The bigger circle controls the amount of moisture released into the air. I love the unique and uncharacteristic aesthetic of this design, although it is still quite minimal and clean.

See the full album and more minimalist designs at Leibal


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Amazing Cloned Kitties

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Rather, photographer Peta takes several shots of her two ginger kitties and seamlessly merges them with Photoshop into one amazing picture.

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Yasutoki Kariya’s Mesmerizing “Asobi” Installation

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Mitsubishi Chemical’s Junior Designer Award is aimed at the graduating class of design students in Japan, and rewards pure creativity with support and training. One of the more beautiful nominees for the 2012 award is Musashino Art University student Yasutoki Kariya’s “Asobi,” which re-interprets Newton’s Cradle—you know, the thing Wall Street guys had on their desks in the ’80s—with a bit of Thomas Edison and a dash of Corning:

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Obviously the installation is motion-controlled rather than operating under actual physics, but there’s so much you can read into Kariya’s creation: The fragility of technology; the transmutation of kinetic energy into light; the advancement of glass as a material from vulnerability to durability; Sir Isaac Newton standing side-by-side with Thomas Edison.

Below is a video of “Asobi” in situ, though it’s not quite as mesmerizing as the GIF file above. (Kudos to Redditor Teeohdeedee123 for cobbling the GIF together, BTW.)

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Alien Skull Trophy

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Replica of the alien skull that appeared last only for a moment the scene of Predator 2 by Psycho Monsterz.

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A New American Picture

Photographer Doug Rickard travels the backroads of America on Google Street View

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If photographer Doug Rickard had been able to get away from his daily life and go on the great American road trip like he wanted to, he might never have created the subtly powerful, deeply moving and award-winning images in the collection “A New American Picture.” Because he was unable to travel, Rickard sought other ways to see the country. He went online a lot, searching terms that might lead to images of places like Detroit, which to him symbolized “the mythology of the broken down American dream.” A few months after it was created, Rickard discovered Google Street View and, along with it, a higher calling.

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He was floored by the fact that he could sit at home and “walk” the streets of any town, anywhere in the country. Rickard spent the next two years scouring Google Street View for images of the unseen America, starting in Detroit, though he soon discovered that there were countless other “Detroits” all over across America. He was stunned by towns like the 400-person town of Amite City, Louisiana, which has changed little since Ben Shahn photographed it more than 70 years ago.

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Moving through the streets shot by Google’s Street View cameras, Rickard searched for vivid colors and compositions that have led critics to liken his work to Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. He also kept the idea of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” in the front of his mind, and recalls the sense of elation when he dropped into Watts in LA one day and discovered a man holding a hose against a stark white wall. Though there have been some grumblings about ownership and intellectual property, those have mostly been quashed by the power of Rickard’s work and his abilities to use—one might even say repurpose—a widespread technology to show us a new way of looking at what’s in front of our very eyes, which is what good photographers strive to do.

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A limited edition of “A New American Picture” was published by White Press and Schaden in 2010, and even though it was named best book of 2010 by Photo-Eye Magazine and images were exhibited in the MoMA, it went out of print. Now, however, Aperture is re-releasing the book to a wider audience along with 40 new images.

“A New American Picture” is co-published by Koenig Books, and is available for pre-order on Amazon for $60. An accompanying exhibition will be on view 18 October through 24 November 2012 at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.

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