Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’


Robo Rainbow

I’ve seen various and creative ways to use a simple spray-can, now is the time of the Robo-Rainbow by Akay, is one of his “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”.

Found via Triangulation Blog


Art in the Twenty-First Century

I was just googling for art documentaries and I’ve found this really cool series about Art in the Twenty-First Century (ART:21). I just watched a couple of them and here I posted the first chapter of the episode with Raymond Pettibon, to see it all you have to visit their site. Is interesting to sneak in the process of making art, to see how an idea evolves into a final piece of art.

This is how they describe the series:
Art21 produces features focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world, including the Peabody Award-winning biennial series “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art…

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.


Monicelli R.I.P.

Un colosso della cultura Italiana se ne andato.

Di artigiani del cinema come Monicelli ne esistono pochi, un regista che ci ha lasciato un patrimonio culturale incredibilmente ricco e denso di contenuti. Ragazzi; non dimentichiamoci mai Monicelli, vedetevi se non lo avete ancora fatto, o rivedetevi come faccio io i suoi capolavori; film che non solo riescono a farmi ridere come pochi, ma ci consegnano immagini di una Italia passata e al contempo attualissima.

Voglio elencare qualche titolo tra i miei favoriti: Guardie e Ladri (1951), I Soliti Ignoti (1958) capolavoro inimitabile, sicuramente nella lista dei miei top five movies of all times, La Grande Guerra (1959), I Nuovi Mostri (1977), Un Borghese Piccolo Piccolo (1977) attualissimo!

Forse si è suicidato perché stanco di come stanno andando le cose, nel video sotto una delle sue ultime interviste.

La pagina di Wikipedia dedicata a Monicelli


World signs: Mexico

Those are a coupple of pictures I shot in Mexico some months ago, during a trip trough the states of the south, between Quintana Roo and Chapas.
I found there a firmly rooted tradition of sign painting. Almost every kind of communication is hand painted on the walls: shop sings, advertisement, house numbers with family names, rules and restrictions, Catholic icons, political messages, etc.etc.
The practice of wall painting goes from simple decorations to protest murals and is a deep aspect of the mexican culture, along the roads there are a lot of buildings with signs on the outside telling you wich activity the family living there does to live, if they sell water, food, gas, a place to sleep, etc.etc. Many people live of this and for them is a must to paint signs on their houses. Even the narcos use walls to threaten their enemies with long messages written with black and red spray paint.


World signs: Egypt

Those are two pictures I shot in Egypt two weeks ago. I want to share with you my passion for hand made sign painting.

In the area I traveled trough it was plenty of trucks like this. The driver you see here, was so proud of his car that he stopped in the middle of the street to wait for me taking the picture.