Banksy’s last day in New York for his “Better in than out” residency on the streets of new york is finally here. His last piece was this inflatable Banksy in queens (which people tried to steal and were arrested.) above. The cops then packed it into a van after as well so whos to know what will happen with it. He also created this tshirt design free for everyone to use as a souvenir to use or print at your local printers. But here it is on ebay, Banksy tshirt already and this seller has a 100% feedback to so buy buy buy!
Inspired by the Grand Gee documentary Joy Division, Michael Zoellner used the iconic Peter Saville “Unknown Pleasures” album artwork to create this 3D version. Zoellner tried to visualize the iconic cover art rendering before sketching out this version with a PSR B1919+21 waveform before employing 3D layering and touch-up programs such as AutoCAD and OpenSCAD to put together the final result which came out very cool if you ask us at UG.
I think I first started my tattoing career when I was a teenager. Sure, it was unofficial back then, I would use pins and ink from pens to tattoo myself, and my friends, when we were up late watching MTV, back when it used to play music videos. I’ve had my own shop for a couple years now, and I’m always looking for the best place to get tattoo needles and other supplies. I have a couple artists working with me, and we’re always in need of anything you might find in a tattoo kit and all other essentials I’ve been using to get some killer ink on the good people of Los Angeles.
There are thousands of places to shop and search for materials, but if you need good quality stuff, then shop at www.thelashop.com. They have a great selection of guns and can deliver it right to your home for a cost way less than you might expect to pay elsewhere. If you’re a beginner, get a gun here, if you’re an expert, upgrade your materials. When some prospective client coming in looking to get his first, or her third, or his twentieth tattoo, you’re going to want to display the best equipment you can find. Also put up lots of pictures of past work you’ve done, or get a binder and print the images out really nice and put them in there. Put the binder in the waiting room so people can see you’re legit. Even if you’re not. But if you’re not legit, then all the more reason why you need good equipment. Good equipment will go a long way – let’s put it this way, the tattoos I make now are far superior to the ones I used to make in my parents’ attic with pen ink and sewing needles, that’s for sure!
Today, Vilcek.org launches the second annual exhibition on the dARTboard, a digital art space created by the Vilcek Foundation in 2012 to celebrate the accomplishments of foreign-born artists working in the realm of digital art. Swiss-born artist-engineer Marc Böhlen has been chosen as this year’s featured artist and will exhibit his unique digital artworks in this electronic art space.
Selected from among the applicants for this year’s dARTboard Call for Entries in Digital Art, Mr. Böhlen combines his background in art history, robotics, and computer programming to create works that investigate the relationship between people and automated systems. Exhibiting his works WaterBar and MakeLanguage – Synthetic Accents, Mr. Böhlen uses real-time news aggregation and fabricated cadence to engage audiences with an unfamiliar twist on everyday items, such as a cup of water or the accent of a computerized PA system.
Christiane Paul, PhD, adjunct curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art and juror for the dARTboard call for entries, noted, “Mr. Böhlen’s interdisciplinary artistic practice has made significant contributions to the field of new media art in the US and internationally. An artist and engineer with training in art history and robotics, he has critically explored the aesthetics and cultural impact of information-processing systems and the complex relationships between humans and automation.”
She added, “Mr. Böhlen’s works are characterized by a sense of humor that playfully highlights absurdities of our technologized world.”
Rick Kinsel, executive director of the Vilcek Foundation, continued: “In creating mineralized water mixtures based on news aggregated in real time or manufacturing computerized accents, Marc Böhlen engages his audience by tapping into their own experiences with technology. Whether standing among his computerized creations or experiencing them online, the effect is constant—you become a unique participant in his thought-provoking works, bringing your own history with automated systems with you. You want to take part in this new technology; you want to taste the water.”
In speaking of the dARTboard, Mr. Kinsel said, “This initiative, now in its sophomore year, broadens our recognition of the key role that immigrants like Mr. Böhlen play in brightening our cultural horizons, being among those to pioneer the bourgeoning field of new media art.”
Each year, the Vilcek Foundation awards a $5,000 honorarium to the artist selected to exhibit his or her digital creations on the dARTboard.