An offshoot, that was actually created before Gilbert Musings: The Culture of 5, is Gilbert Musings: Art Collected.

A mini-blog for a source of cool, eclectic, sometimes a bit twisted, visual eye-candy, with a healthy dose of Vitamin A, C and E. Fresh squeezed, not from concentrate.

Daily posts of quick art snippets, amusing finds, and a few things in between. Check it out here: Gilbert Musings: Art Collected

Stephen Faustina designed this refillable wine bottle/jug for Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The bottle is etched all the way around, with a top and back label. The etched music notes around the bottle are actual music notes from Coppola’s father.

“When I was four years old, I played in the basement of our home where my father, Carmine, kept jugs of wine. In my attempt to carry a jug across the room, I slid a pencil through the glass loop in order to pick up the jug. Too heavy to support the weight of the bottle, the pencil snapped in two, and the jug shattered on the floor. That night, my father came home with my favorite dessert – cannoli – but he was so angry about the broken jug of wine, there was no dessert for me.” — Francis Ford Coppola

Nice twist on the ordinary wine bottle. A little rotund and quite reminiscent of wine bottles/jugs of yore. Won’t fit through a normal tilted wine holder, you need a wine cellar for this one.

Another addition of Daily Design Inspiration…a daily dose of eye candy to highlight artworks that we find for your viewing pleasure and inspiration.

Today we are covering the ever so time consuming and must-have patience process of Pointillism. Pointillism is a technique by which one takes a pen, pencil or tiny paint brush and constantly makes small distinctive dots (points) in order to form an image.  The technique relies on the perceptive ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to mix the color spots into a fuller range of tones. Georges Seurat developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism.

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Running now through April 11, 2010, at the Boca Museum of Art is The Magical World of M.C. Escher exhibit.

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This funeral services ad is one piece of advertising you should not listen to. It is superb advertising and great placement.

via foundshit.

Check out these awesome comic book art works and cool art prints from 3D Monster Art Store.

Desperation Vault of Horror Art Print

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No…not those. Well maybe.

‘Four Letter Words’ (from Rob Seward) consists of four units, each capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights. The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.

The algorithm’s tendency towards scatological or “dark” subject matter is influenced by a variety of language and perception studies, especially Elliot McGinnies’ 1949 study “Emotionality and Perceptual Defense.”

Quite a fascinating invention. Check out the video:


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