"The World is my toy store" B.J.S.


Spanish artist A. L. Crego brings street art to life by turning photos into cleverly animated GIFs. Stenciled and wheatpasted characters are able to carry out the actions depicted by their respective street artist creators and interact with their urban surroundings.

Follow Crego right here on Tumblr at alcrego to check out more of his animated creations. He also shares work on Vimeo and Flickr.

[via Laughing Squid and My Modern Metropolis]


Zooey Deschanel in “Yes Man”


It’s been over a year since we last checked in on the gravity-defying balanced rock arrangements created by land artist Michael Grab (previously featured here). Much of his most recent work has been created in and around Boulder, Colorado. For Grab, rock balancing is as much a meditative and stress-relieving act as a form of artistic expression.

"The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another.

In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, i am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”

Grab is inspired by the wise words of Grand Jedi Master Yoda who famously said, “Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

To check out more of his beautifully balanced rock structures, visit Michael Grab’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

[via FreeYork]


Artist François Dourlen incorporates scenes from pop culture into real life using just his iPhone.