Halloween Light Show 2011 – Party Rock Anthem

Kevin Judd of Riverside, California created his first synchronized light show for Halloween which consisted of 10 carved pumpkins, a few tombstones and one singing pumpkin face. Over the years he’s added more to the display with additional lights, props and more singing pumpkins. In 2010, his “Thriller” video received 1.2 million views on YouTube. Still only the neighbors and few others would actual come out to watch the show.

It wasn’t until 2011 “Party Rock Anthem” did the display video go viral (10 million and counting), showing up on hundreds of websites, blogs, CNN, ABC, Good Morning America, etc. Thousands of people turned out every night to watch the show live and there was even a visit from the group LMFAO to shoot a KIA commercial. Also LMFAO used it as part of their closing performance on the 2011 American Music Awards.

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Book Carvings by Alexander Korzer Robinson

Bristol-based Alexander Korzer Robinson creates incredible works of art by carving discarded encyclopedias and literally exposing their inner beauty. Korzer Robinson carefully cuts into the pages of old encyclopedias, exposing a part of its illustrations, while removing others, to create narrative scenes that are truly unique.

While the images seem like they’re somehow suspended in a series of layers inside the book sculptures, they are actually left in their original place. It’s the artist’s technique that makes it look like they were placed there by hand. As you can probably guess by looking at the artworks below, book carving is a delicate and time-consuming process, but the end results are absolutely mind-blowing.

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Machine Lights by Frank Buchwald

Each light sculpture is one of a kind and hand crafted at Frank Buchwald’s Studio in Berlin. The Machine Light series comprises 12 different models produced in low volume production. Each object is manually produced from up to 200 individual parts. Each light is therefore unique. Steel and brass parts produced from raw steel and brass, and burnished by hand, creating a black surface structure with a brownish hue. The brass parts are given a fine finish and the steel parts are treated with the silky matt finish. Special models can be designed and produced on request.

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3D Street Art Illusions

3D Street Art, also known as 3D Sidewalk Chalk Art, is creative 2D Images that look three dimensional graphics or 3D optical illusions from a particular viewpoint. Artists like Edgar Mueller, Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner create 3D Street Art that is so incredible.

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747 Wing House

The 747 Wing House is a unique residential structure high in the Santa Monica Mountains. The wings of a deconstructed Boeing 747 airplane were transported to the 55-acre property in Malibu to form a unique Wing House on the cliffs with a view of the Pacific Ocean. The design is by David Hertz Architects Inc. and was completed in May 2011.

The main residence uses both main wings as well as 2 stabilizers from the tail section. The art studio building uses a 50-foot long section of the upper fuselage as a roof, while the remaining front portion of the fuselage and upper first class cabin deck was used as the roof of the guest house.

You can visit David Hertz Architects Inc. at davidhertzfaia.com

Thanks to Sara Jane Boyers for providing some of the photos. SaraJaneBoyersPhoto.com.

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