A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive July, 2012
Surreal, Photo-Manipulated Shadow Patterns

Surreal, Photo-Manipulated Shadow Patterns

These simple, black-and-white photographs by Russian photographer Alexey Bednij contain only one subject each– they can be stray cats, strolling pigeons, or an assortment of people all congregated together, lined up perfectly not only to themselves but to their varied shadows. It’s meant to be whimsical and free– some of the shadow silhouettes don’t even...
Sensual, Haunting Ink-on-Skin Portraits

Sensual, Haunting Ink-on-Skin Portraits

These portraits by China-born, Japan-based artist Pinpin Co are hauntingly beautiful and eerie– with a steady hand and a patient subject, she inks in faces as if they were canvases, creating delicate patterns that trace yet obscure the facial features. The flourishes are sensual and beguiling, and they extend all the way into the hairline...
How To Paint A 150-Foot Batman Movie Poster Mural

How To Paint A 150-Foot Batman Movie Poster Mural

This is really, really cool– art director Irene Gallo watched the same 150-foot NYC wall in front of her building change movie poster murals hundreds of times over the years, and finally got a chance get up close and personal with mural artist Dan Cohen, who is one of principle painters at Art FX Murals....
The Human Printer: Unnerving Body Paint Optical Illusion

The Human Printer: Unnerving Body Paint Optical Illusion

These are not just photo-realistic painting snippets of body parts– this is a fantastic collaboration between artist Nick Blakeman and photographer Esther Robinson, who painted and photographed a female model from the bottom up to recreate the illusion of 3D printing of the human body. The unnerving optical illusion is accentuated by the Doug-esque color...
Weekly Link Love

Weekly Link Love

A lot of great stuff online never makes it onto JEANNIEJEANNIE.com, if only because there’s no room for it, or because there’s no convenient place to drop a lone link amid the visual crazy on here. A quick weekly aggregate of things I’ve found interesting on the interwebz to start off your week: These free...
Grinding Down A Chocolate Mill: Oddly Mesmerizing Video of Patterns in Chocolate

Grinding Down A Chocolate Mill: Oddly Mesmerizing Video of Patterns in Chocolate

This is weird but somehow I like it– the Dutch designers at Studio Wieki Somers joined chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create this installation, the Chocolate Mill. By slowly shaving down the surface of the enormous chocolate circle, the project reveals layer after layer of geometric patterns, as the slowest, most delicious flipbook in the world....
Levitating Girl: Photos of Everyday Life Suspended In Mid-Air

Levitating Girl: Photos of Everyday Life Suspended In Mid-Air

Natsumi Hayashi is a Japanese photographer with these unexpectedly creative levitating self-portraits– in all of her photos, she appears to go about her everyday life in Tokyo suspended in midair. Although her process seems quite obvious, its interesting to see how she manipulates her photo composition and jumping poses to really create that illusion of...
The Illusion of Soft Rocks: Funny Hand-made Stone Sculptures

The Illusion of Soft Rocks: Funny Hand-made Stone Sculptures

Jiyuseki is a Japanese artist with a soft spot for an incredibly hard material– with his handmade craftsmanship, he creates the illusion that stones are actually soft, malleable objects, similar to fabric or foodstuff. The rocks ripple, melt, and unzip to reveal their unexpected new qualities, and the illusion is completed with some sparing use...