Arty Awesomeness

Super “Heroes and Villains” by Josip Kelava

A quick glance at Josip Kelava’s Behance portfolio and it’s easy to see the passion that the Croatian-born graphic designer has for typography. He also loves characters from cartoons, comic books, and video games. In latest series of illustrations, Kelava uses his super Photoshop powers to create portraits for some of his favourite heroes and villains.

He includes elements from the universes in which these characters live, Link’s name for example seems to be spelled out with the triangular elements of the Triforce. Jungle hunter Yautja looks menacing in front of the Predator glyphs, while Superman has his birth name done in the Kryptonian alphabet. Have a look at Kelava’s Heroes and Villains after the jump.

Awesomeness Music Video Clips


Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
Bob who?

Lol, that little dubstep joke is courtesy of @tsozik.

I have no idea what the name of this song is, nor do I know the name of the chap doing the most fantastical dance moves in the video. I do know that he has amazing muscle control and I also believe that he is missing a couple of bones in his body. Take a look at PUMPED UP KICKS|DUBSTEP below.

Update: The song a dubstep remix of Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People. And the dancer is Marquese “Nonstop” Scott of the dance crew, REMOTEKONTROL.

[via @GivenCollective]

Arty Awesomeness Entertainment Featured Video Clips

The Arctic Light

Terje Sørgjerd is fast becoming everyone’s favourite time-lapse photographer. His two previous efforts, The Aurora and The Mountain have been been viewed over 13 million times!

In his latest time-lapse masterpiece, Sørgjerd travels to Lofoten, a Norwegian archipelago in the Artic Circle to capture the midnight sun, a phenomenon where, given the right conditions, the sun is visible for 24 hours. His 12-day trip was marred with accidents – aside from the equipment lost to the sea, he also fell into the Arctic twice and was hospitalized when he slipped off a rock.

In his interview with The Huffington Post, Sørgjerd says that, apart from a few adjustments, no HDR or photoshopping has been done to the 9 terabytes of data that he gathered on the journey. He calls his time-lapse video The Arctic Light. It’s truly a magnificent view. See it below.

[via SurrealTiggi on Twitter]

Arty Awesomeness Featured Photoworthy Video Clips

Spectacular Aurora Borealis, Caught in Time-Lapse

Norwegian photographer, Terje Sorgjerd, used every night of the week he spent in Kirkenes and Pas National Park to hunt down and capture images of the wonderful Aurora Borealis.

He endured biting temperatures of -25 °C, shooting from sunset to sunrise, and used around 22,000 photographs to create a time-lapse video of the captivating phenomenon. It is truly amazing, see The Aurora below.

[via Asylum]

Arty Inspirational Designs Video Clips

Thought of You

Ryan Woodward, the director and animator of this piece, has magically captured the essence of style versus emotion. He portrays his characters in a surreal sense which draws the viewer deeper into the film.

Thought of You was born out of Ryan’s desires to connect several of his passions into one art piece. Figurative works, 2D animation, EFX animation, and contemporary dance. The theme revolves around an intimate relationship and it portrays this exceptionally.

“Rather than creating a narrative animated piece that communicates a well defined story, this piece allows for each individual who views it to to experience something unique and personal that touches their own sensibilities.”

You can also check out the “making of” from Ryan’s site listed below.


History Risqué Site Announcements

Birthday Girls & Boys – 10th January


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all born on the 10th of January. Hope that you have an amazing day filled with sunshine, and good times.

Also born on the 10th of January are:

1883 – Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi, Russian writer
1893 – Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner
1936 – Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
1944 – Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer
1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer
1949 – George Foreman, American boxer
1949 – Linda Lovelace, American pornographic actress
1964 – Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
1974 – Jemaine Clement, half of awesome comedic duo from New Zealand – Flight of the Conchords

Thanks for the info Wikipedia.

Let me know if you’d like me to add a friend, family member or little ol’ you to our daily birthday lists of (famous) people. Mail me names, years of birth, and what makes you or them famous.