Posts Tagged ‘artwork’
So this is what a Canon 5D Mark II looks like on the inside. This anatomy illustration was done by concept artist Mads Peitersen, who created similar illustrations for other popular devices as well. Peiterson tells us,
The idea was that these gadgets are becoming so advanced and cool today that we almost treat them as if they were alive. In a way users become attached to them. You kinda begin to see yourself as connected to these brands or gadgets. They almost become an extension of yourself or your hands.
The metaphor is that a really rather simple and very dead gadget gives people a feeling of being more present, more alive. And in this case, the camera even sees and captures life.
Maybe this is what a Zerg version of the Canon 5D Mark II might look like…
Image credit: Illustration by Mads Peitersen and used with permission
Contact sheets are ordinarily used to select photographs to print, but UK-based photographer Martin Wilson’s contact sheets are masterpieces in themselves. His sheets are created by carefully capturing images on 35mm film, scanning the entire film, and then piecing the film strips together digitally into a large contact sheet.
Only when the film strips are laid side by side does the final image come together and make sense. The specific place in the roll of each image is carefully planned out, and Wilson throws out entire rolls of film if mistakes are made. Thus, a single contact sheet artwork will typically take him months to finish.
There are a couple of fun Flickr groups dedicated to these decorated darlings. We found some gems that deserve some love and attention–photographing a MUNNY can get a little funny. It’s like photographing artwork, a product, and an environmental portrait, all in one!
Here are some of our faves:
A clever nod to color modes, this CMYK Munny is simple but vibrantly sweet.
Flickr photog Aiden O’Sullivan captured this fierce Gorilla Munny in his natural environment.
We’ve never seen such a suave skeleton. This Munny was inspired by the Grim Fandango PC game character, Munny Calavera.
Munny AND brains, you say? This Munny is a little creepy, and brings to mind (haha) Syler from Heroes. Or Hannibal Lecter. In either case, weird, but kind of rad.
A Tron Munny! With better special effects than the early 1980s!
Here’s another Munny by Flickr Munny maker benwatts. It’s reminiscent of the Borg from Star Trek, but a bit more organic. It’s almost as if he raided both my grandma’s couches for that fabric. We like how he has a Minolta lens as an eye. He must have a photographic memory.
Domo-kun Munny and his pal meet Star Wars — it’s like a collision of fandom imagination.
This Munny looks like a guy who can take care of himself. Though he’s only adorned with a classy fedora, this Munny photo has a film noir ambiance.
Here’s a monster Munny that looks like the abominable snowman, but less abominable. I mean, look at that wittle paws and those itty bitty teeth!
MU001 by De Tuesday
This Rorschach Munny is based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel, Watchmen. While he’s not the cutest of the bunch, he definitely captures the raw, nihilistic spirit of the character!
Based off the video game, Team Fortress 2, this spy Munny is dressed to kill.
To see more, check out these Munny Flickr pools:
Do you have a favorite Munny picture? Send us a link!