Jewelry is art that is worn. It’s been around since cavemen first started giving bone necklaces and Hallrock cards to their cavewomen sweethearts on Valentine’s Day.

The word jewelry is derived from the word jewel, which was Anglicised from the Old French “jouel” back the 13th century. If you look even further back, it derives from the Latin word “jocale”, meaning plaything. As we all know these ‘playthings’ are one of the oldest forms of body adornment, that was used for many things like currency, functionality, symbolism and protection.

Speaking of protection, I found this ring that is truly the epitome of jewelry as a piece of art and kick-ass functionality, that can be worn on your finger. Do not mess with anyone wearing this. You will be sorry. Besides being a possible weapon, it’s a gorgeous fashion statement.

It is available via Vagabond Jewelry.

Animated short made by Sascha Ciezata titled “When Lynch Met Lucas‘, using audio of David Lynch telling the story of when he met George Lucas, about possibly directing Return of The Jedi. This was shot entirely with a iPhone 3G using the iMotion app.

Gets an A and a B for brilliant, for doing it on an iPhone.

Daily Design Inspiration is just that. A daily dose of eye candy to highlight amazing artworks utilizing graphic design, illustration techniques, photography or computer graphics, that we find for your viewing pleasure. This edition we highlight Circus and Sideshows. Enjoy!

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A man takes on a whale of a project in Moby Dick.

‘One Drawing for Every Page of Moby Dick’ is a project Matt Kish (seen in photo to the left) started in August 2009, after getting the inspiration from seeing artist Zak Smith make an illustration for every page of Thomas Pynchon’s novel ‘Gravity Rainbow’.  Kish decided he would take on ‘Moby Dick’, drawing one piece everyday until completion. This was no small feat as Kish had a life, and a wife, and the thought seemed inconceivable. Besides which, he had no set structure of the art he would create, he simply grabbed whichever edition of Moby Dick he could find and draw whatever came to mind. Mind you some editions have about 400 pages, Kish chose one with 552, making the project 152 times more time consuming. The only structure he afforded himself was working on the whole book in order from Page 1 on, not jumping around, picking and choosing pages as some would do.

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(If you don’t have telescopic vision, the text balloon below says: “I am a Vegan, I only drink organic fruit and vegetable juice. I haven’t had blood since I saw that Cave Crisis show back in 2000. People try to give me a hard time about it, but look at these fangs… Obviously, we evolved to have these fangs so we could use them to punch holes in the dirt to plant carrots”.)

I’ve had thoughts for a while now on becoming a full-fledged vegan. I mean…I’m already half way there. So what stopping me? Continue reading “Food: Crossing Over From Vegetarian Diet to Vegan, The Thought is Scary” »

Paul Chatem schooled at the Kansas City Art Institute, currently resides in the Greater Los Angeles area. His most recently exhibition titled “Death of the BigHead” just wrapped up on February 27, 2010 at the C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice, CA. Vintage circus sideshow advertisements come to mind while Paul Chatem’s illustrations prove bizarre is beautiful. He recently has begun integrating a user-friendly experience into his artwork that can be seen in the video below.

Devil’s Plaything

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With Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland being releases in theaters this Friday, it is fitting to have a listen to Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”, whose lyrics mirror the fantasy trippyness of the book. Believe it or not, this song first came to my attention when I heard it at the end of the movie ‘The Game’ (1997). When was your first time?

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