Daniel Simon is a concept designer, author and producer, with professional roots as Senior Designer at Bugatti and Volkswagen. Simon focuses his acclaimed style on Hollywood blockbuster films like Tron Legacy and own intellectual properties. Clients include Warner Brothers, Universal, Disney, Lotus, Puma and DKNY. Simon not only designs, but creates most of the 3D and all visuals himself.
Motoart turns classic aviation parts into eye-catching furniture for home and office. MotoArt was started by Donavon Fell III when he began creating sculptures from B-17 propellers he happened upon in the back of a scrap metal truck. After putting in a lot of elbow grease cleaning, sanding, and polishing the parts, Fell happened upon a great idea to create sculptures and furnishings from parts of aviation history. Now Fell and his team create a wide range of furniture and decor including desks, tables, credenzas, beds, picture frames, couches and chairs from various parts of old airplanes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The whirring of gears and pistons, the whimsy of fantasy, and the grit of the street kid made good, all combine into the art of Dale Mathis.
Dale Mathis’ mixed media, high relief sculptures and design objects defy the typical classifications of any art. The fantasy designs of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne coupled with an artist that any generation would be proud to call its own.
The design of the “Philco PC” was inspired by the 1950′s design classic Philco Predicta, as well as an eclectic mixture of modern minimalism, the steampunk movement, and antiques. As lead designer Dave Schultze explains, “The result is a design aesthetic that blends multiple elements of the familiar, but with some surprisingly fresh styling that just so happens to house a state-of-the-art Windows 7 PC.”
Audi used its presence at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour to show off the auto maker’s sleek electric bike concept — fittingly named the e-bike Wörthersee. The company claims the bike, featuring a lightweight 3.53-pound carbon fiber construction, has been crafted with “sport, fun, and tricks” in mind. It’s certainly one of the most advanced designs we’ve seen in terms of on-board tech, as the bike features a built-in computer complete with a touchscreen that displays a rider’s current road speed, distance, slope angle, and even lets them record trick sequences.