Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hello everyone - a fellow designer had provided me this link ( and I thought I'd share it with all of you. Quite honestly, it's pretty nifty. Artists Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal find landscape paintings at thrift stores, such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army and give them a second life by adding monsters to the scenic landscapes. It's a pretty fun idea really. I personally would not want to hang any of these in my house. These artists are quite talented in that they try to match the original paint and blend these monsters into the scenery as if they were always there. It's entertaining to see really. I could see these in a coffee house or an eclectic shop of some sort.

Here are some of their re-creations:

Since we are in a digital age, for those of us who have managed to acquire a lot of books through the years, here's something that may inspire you to do something with those books instead of collecting dust on your bookshelves. 
 A fascinating Dutch artist by the name of Frank Halmans stacks vintage books along shelves, carving windows and doors through each to create a series of imaginary buildings and interiors in each section of volumes. The spaces he slices through stand as a metaphor and the idea of moving through something whether it be a literary passage or a physical space. Pretty nifty stuff!

I may just try this at home myself…I just need to stock up on my exacto blades.