beneath the surface blog

  1. Meet the Makers: Illustration Street Artist

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with David Zinn, the creative designer of Zin Art street illustrations. […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Domino King

    Do you remember playing with dominoes growing up? Maybe you tried to learn how to play the actual game using mathematics. Or – if you’re like most of us here in the office – maybe you took a more simplistic approach and just stood them upright in curvy lines to ultimately topple over. Some of us with more time and […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Vanguard Sculptures

    Why do you create art? Is it fun – Do you like using your imagination – Do you try to invoke an emotional reaction in your viewers? Henk Hofstra, an artist in the Netherlands, creates large-scale environmental sculptures and paintings throughout various towns. His objectives are simple: View the art for what it is, make a […]

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  4. Meet the Makers: Stone Balance Artist

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Michael Grab of Boulder, Colorado, the creative stone balance artist […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Tattoos and Street Art

    Skin: Soft, supple, and sensitive. The complete antithesis of the surfaces of concrete walls and buildings. Yet artist Luca Altini, better known as “Luca Font”, has mastered working with both surfaces to create visually stunning works of contemporary abstract art. When Font was just 15 years old, he picked up his first bottle of spray paint […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Prismatic Lightpaintings

    Can you make a blank wall appear multi-dimensional without any paints, pencils, or inks? Artist Stephen Knapp is transforming the way we view and perceive space, depth, and dimension with his rare and beautiful light paintings. Lightpaintings are a new form of art incorporating aspects of paintings, architecture, and sculpture; yet no media other than a special […]

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  7. Meet the Makers: Product Designers Uhuru Design

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Uhuru Design Team out of New York, the creative designers […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Balloon Animals

    How many times did you try to perfect the balloon animal rendition of a dog while growing up? How many times did you fail and just call it a sword instead? We’ve all been there, but one artist never settled for a slightly bent up creation. 25 year-old Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto‘s balloon animal art puts […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Post-It Note Art

    The Post-It Note: Symbolic of the ordinary, humdrum office; Lost among various other wearisome office supplies you might expect to find in a desk drawer. Perhaps you use them to jot a phone number down or take a message. Maybe you write your daily to-do lists and reminders on the colored squares and stick them to objects like a […]

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  10. Meet the Makers: Lighting Sculptor Simone Chua

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Simone Chua, the creative maker of Affinity; a large-scale lighting […]

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