It's my pleasure to shine a little light on a people doing what they love. Some of them you may have heard of, one you'd better have heard of, and a few I know you know their work but may have never known their name. Enjoy and thanks for letting Ventipop be a part of your day.
Artist Ernest Zacharevic travels the world and playfully places art in urban environments. Looking at his work makes me wonder why art is not a priority in city planning and development. Think about how much more fun travel would be if pieces like Ernest's were in every city.
Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill discover you can either hang art or art will make you want to hang yourself:
These crazy modern kitchen counter-tops make me want to go out the shed, grab my sledge hammer and demo my kitchen. Then...hire someone to remodel.
I enjoyed this collection of guitarists and singers morphed into superheroes.
Meet Dan Perri. He's the title sequence designer for a few films you may or may not have seen: Star Wars, Taxi Driver, The Exorcist, the entire Nightmare on Elm Street series, Raising Arizona, The Warriors and Airplane! Just to name a couple you may have heard of.
Upon first glance, a story about a baseball announcer doesn't have anything to do with art or design. However, when the announcer in questions has undoubtedly transformed calling a ball game into an art form...well, then Vin Scully belongs here maybe even more than anyone else. He paints a picture of the game, gives history lessons and tells anecdotes about nearly every player and manager for three hours at a time...all by himself. He's been doing this for 67 years and will retire after this season. It's safe to say...never another like him as highlighted by the video below:
...The Last Drop
French artist Mantra describes himself as a kid who grew up between the noise of the city center and the whispers of the surrounding countryside. He now shares both the noise and the whispers to buildings all over the world through his urban space frescoes.