Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obscure Things

"Most things
look better
when you
put them
in a circle."
Banksy, Graffiti Artist

See, it works. Try it. When you get stuck with something, put a circle around it!

You may have heard of this artist - Julian Beever. He's the one who draws those awesome 3D sidewalk masterpieces. Like these. And here's a video of him at work here.

I just found out he is in Louisville this week (he's in Louisville??) Yes, he's at the Idea Festival (there's an idea festival??) Yes, it's part of the Festival of the Written Word (there's... oh, never mind....) There is information here. I had trouble finding ANY information about it, but it appears he will be making art on the sidewalk all week. I'm not sure what all the rain locally has done to the plans. Also, the web site says Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel is one of the many, many speakers there this week. That really doesn't seem like the kind of event where you'd find "the bad boy of cuisine" as he has been called, but I guess collecting speaking fees is a lot easier than eating some kind of unknown main course in the middle of a jungle. At any rate, I sure would like to see the sidewalk art, but the chances are pretty slim of me getting up there. If anyone goes, take pictures!!

Lastly, I saw something about the Public Library in Kansas City, and how the parking garage looks like giant books. What?? Since that's the Show-Me state, I wanted to see for myself. A google search turned up some pictures. Wow. How can things like this exist and me not know about it???

I'm humbled.


gaye said...

That parking garage is the coolest thing I have ever seen. There should be art like that everywhere. Wouldn't that be fab. And the sidewalk art blows me away. I'm going to see if I can't see it in person today.

Mike M. said...

Actually, I believe that everything should be painted white (seriously) but I do admire Banksy and like that you included him I am not pleased that you've gone a week without posting and will not use a period until you return!

Pat said...

youaresofunny Iguessidbettergetontheball beforeanotherwholemonthrollsaround haveyouseenmyspacebar?

german said...

QUALITY I really like this, it reminds me of a graffiti artist I saw at http://www.hire-a-graffiti-artist.co.uk their is a few more good graffiti artists on the site.