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Eiffel Tower Peace Symbol Goes Viral - The Art of Jean Jullien

Posted by Todd Anderson on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : Art 
French graphic artist Jean Jullien has created a symbol that is likely to become the most iconic and widely shared image following the Paris terrorist attacks. Created in an act of spontaneity, it has become a worldwide symbol of solidarity. The symbol is clear proof of the power of visual imagery and how a small but clever change can make such a powerful difference and become iconic in it's own right.

His reworking of the peace symbol cleverly replaces the bomb-like line structure from the or...
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Taiwanese Artist Builds A Car From 25,000 Cell Phones

Posted by Todd Anderson on Monday, November 16, 2015, In : Art 
A Taiwanese artist has spent the past four months working on a life-size car made out of 25,000 cell phones. Lin Shih-Pao has spent four years travelling the world, collecting old and discarded mobile phones for the work of art. The installation took four years to complete. The phones are are glues and nailed around an internal wooden frame. The artist created the piece of modern art as a way of spreading environmental awareness and is a statement on the importance of recycling electronic was...
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South Africa's Township Barber Shop Art

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Art 

I’ve been living in South Africa for almost six years now and anyone that knows me will also know that I am an avid collector of anything of visual interest. In fairness most would think what I find visually interesting strange. It can be anything from a texture on a wall, aged billboard signs, street art, old architecture to vintage branding, signage and packaging design. The cell phone camera and large hard drives have saved my family home from a man cave cluttered with all the stuff. In ...

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William Kentridge - Refuse The Hour

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Art 

A huge thanks to my company CTTC Design and Nedbank for the invitation to the premier of 'Refuse the Hour", a chamber opera (performance art) by South Africa's most internationally acclaimed artist, William Kenteridge.

The venue for the evenings  performance was the Cape Town City Hall. It always feels like such an honour to be inside this important and beautiful building. The very same place that in February 11th 1990, Nelson Mandela, standing on the balcony, made his fi...

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The Art of the Brick - Nathan Sawaya

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Art 

My family and I recently visited 'The Art of the Brick' exhibition which is currently on show in Cape Town. The exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is unique in that it's constructed completely from Lego blocks!

There's a short film as you enter the exhibition, where Sawaya tells the compelling story of his journey from an unhappy lawyer to an inspired and celebrated artist with his work from Lego blocks. He speaks about believing in yourself and doing the things that you ...

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