DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Casey Rogers

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Casey Rogers! 

Casey Rogers is new to the DENY Designs team and just like us, she is a true animal lover with a great sense of humor. We can’t help but to fall in love with her funny, cute and cuddly animal art (especially the design “Puglet”).

About Casey Rodgers:

My name is Casey Rogers- I am an illustrator from a little town called Stroud in the UK. I graduated from Loughborough university with a BA Hons in printed textiles.

I love to draw all things furry, feathery and fluffy, hopefully with a sense of humour and a unique style. I have had a lifelong fascination with animals of all different shapes and sizes and love to draw their beautiful little faces. I hope I bring a sense of fun and interest to the subject matter.

To see all of Casey Rodgers artwork on DENY Designs products, visit her artist page at: http://denydesigns.com/collections/casey-rogers-all-art

    

Too Cute: Valentina Ramos Inspired Nursery

We love our DENY Designs customers! They never cease to amaze us with a DIY, creative spirit – doing things with our products that we could have never imagined possible – making spaces bright, bold and beautiful.

These photos were sent to us by a customer who fell in love with the artwork by DENY artist, Valentina Ramos - particularly her design titled ‘Aaron’. Taking cues, inspiration and the color palette from the Aaron design, she used DENY Designs shower curtains and customized them herself to create window covers and then painted and accessorized the room to complete the look.

The result? One adorably chic nursery!

  

Relax and Unwind: Art Installations Made from Pins and Strings

Australia-based tactile typographer Dominique Falla uses only Illustrator, pins and hundreds of yards of colored string to create large-scale typographic art installations.

For all of her installations she uses the same technique: “I draw the type by hand, scan it, redraw it in Illustrator and then make the physical from pin and string. Hundreds and hundreds of meters of string!” says Falla.

She has so many great past creations, but one piece created for Strutten’s Square One exhibition, an event that pays homage to Brisbane creatives, titled Relax and Unwind, really caught our eye.  It took Falla seven hours to hammer in the pins and 18 more to wind all that string. “I liked the idea of ‘unwinding’ being made out of wound string,” she says.

Check the photos of Relax and Unwind below, as well as some of her other brilliant pieces!

 

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Pop of Color: Urban Origami Street Art

Colorful origami is popping up in unexpected urban places in Hong Kong and Vietnam this summer compliments of French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice.  Not just for fun, Mademoiselle Maurice places the installations to convey a deeper message.

She says about her work, “The origami crane became an international symbol of peace. It’s also a tribute for all the victims of the violent actions in our world. We can see an human solidarity network thought of the accumulation of all the papers. Sometimes, I like to imagine when I am folding that all the origamis are like people, and I imagine some imaginary positive connection  between this humans. Therefore, every origami represents in a simplify way some natural elements, in a graphic way, like flowers or birds.”

Hundreds of paper cranes in all different bright colors arranged into urban (and unexpected) masterpieces. So gorgeous!

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Madart, Inc.

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week this week is Madart, Inc.

Madart Inc Winter Sparkle Throw Pillow

Madart, Inc. has been with the DENY Designs family from the very beginning.  We were immediately drawn to her incredible use of color and the unique way her designs have the ability to lighten up any space. Her incredible portfolio is expanding – almost on a weekly basis, providing DENY Designs with a never-ending array of amazing artworks!

About Madart, Inc.:

I am a self taught contemporary artist, living out my dream of being able to create beautiful art as a profession As long as I can remember I have been drawn to art and have always had a pencil or brush in hand.

I draw my inspiration from nature and everyday subjects around me. Living in one of the most remote places on the planet, the Bush of Alaska, as well as tropical paradise, Hawaii and Florida, has allowed me to use many different aspects in my art to inspire me. It can be trees, boats, birds, vibrant sunsets, water, palm trees, cities, martinis; anything I see around me can be used to it’s fullest extent to draw the viewer into each piece and provide them with an enriching and pleasurable experience. I strive for my art to have an element of surprise, and at the same time, effect each person on a personal level with elements that they can relate to from their own life-experiences.

The closest style I feel my art fits into is a mix of Contemporary Eclecticism and Pop. And yet, it is different and unique in it’s own way, which is refreshing, and full of light and laughter. My goal as an artist is to bring happiness and joy into people’s lives through art. If every time someone looks at my art and it makes them smile, I know I have achieved part of my dream and purpose in life.

To see all of Madart, Inc.’s designs on DENY Products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/madart-inc-all-art

      

Too Cute: Photographer Captures Unusual Animal Pairings

Get ready to saw “awwww”!

British photographer Mark Taylor has an uncanny knack for bringing out the cuddly sides of his subjects’. Mark Taylor creatively pairs pets and animals like kittens and ducklings and then captures their interactions – some of which are too darn cute for words.

His photographs are a legacy from his late mother Jane Burton who pioneered the style so familiar on calendars in offices and maths teacher classrooms everywhere. His work has even graced the cover of National Geographic Magazine.

So far, he has had no cases of them eating each other.

 

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Paper Cut: Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Designs

Australia-based artist Lisa Rodden slices, layers, paints and folds paper to create delicate and detailed three-dimensional hand-cut paper art, in all different shapes, sizes and subjects.

In her ‘Hand Cut Paper Works’ series, shadows interplay with colors to give paper feathers, fish scales and geometric shapes an intricate, life-like feel – pretty amazing what you can do with such simple materials!

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Amy Sia

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Amy Sia!

Amy was recently added to the DENY Designs team and all we can say is: COLOR!  We are absolutely loving her amazingly bright, colorful,  and playful designs!

About Amy Sia: 

Amy Sia is a London based textile print designer dedicated to creating unique and vibrant artwork. Amy says, “I love bright colours, painterly prints, and dreamy photographic prints!”.

To see all of Amy Sia’s designs on DENY products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/amy-sia-all-art

Drop It: Incredible Water Drop Refraction Photos

You have to check out the work of Markus Reugels, an incredibly talented German photographer that specializes in high-speed and macro photography. Much of his photography centers around water drops and the brilliant splashes, reflections and shapes they create.

In his series entitled Refractions, Markus takes high-speed photographs of water droplets as they fall in front of a background image. With amazing timing and persistence, Markus is able to capture the ‘refraction’ of the image inside the droplet of water.

The results speak for themselves.

 

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Forget Pumpkins: Amazing Watermelon Carvings

Can’t wait until Halloween to get your carving fix in? Well neither could artists from Sparks Fly Design.  Taking a break from their pumpkin carving sculptures (which are also incredible), these talented artists took a more summery approach and used watermelon instead.

Pretty impressive!

 

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Do Not Pass Go: Awesome Monopoly Street Art

Board game geeks and street art enthusiasts alike will love the Monopoly-themed art found in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood – we sure do!

From a sidewalk painted as a property card to a pile of plywood Chance cards, the installations by street artist named Bored, are an impressive nod to the classic game and an interactive twist on what have become street art standards — sidewalk stencils and wheatpaste posters.

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Shannon Clark

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is Shannon Clark. Shannon recently joined the DENY Designs family, but her work is already a big hit. Her photography and designs add such a bright, fresh look to DENY products – we are loving it!

About Shannon Clark:

SSC Photography by Shannon Clark was born in early 2011 when I decided to dabble in to an interest that I have always admired through others pieces – photography. Already having a life long love of art and color, I decided to mix the 3 together and create the kind of art I love – happy, fun, bright and unexpected. I love color and the effect it has on one’s mood. I like taking ordinary, everyday things and sights and adding a fun, colorful twist on them with a variety of vintage to modern finishes and effects. There is beauty in everything all around, and it can be brought out in fun and unexpected ways! I truly love what I do and hope it shows in my work!

Shannon Clark Summer Bloom Throw Pillow

Shannon Clark Summer Bloom Throw Pillow

To see all of Shannon’s work on DENY Designs products, visit: http://denydesigns.com/collections/shannon-clark-all-art

None of Your Beeswax: Amazing Sculptures

Berlin-based sculptor Markus Fielder crafts incredibly realistic objects from beeswax, right down to the smallest detail. Using only the wax to form his life-like works, he somehow makes a balloon and a feather look weightless, while his knife and axe sculptures appear sharp and threatening.

Fielder showcases his sculpture until he eventually he melts down the wax for reuse in a new creation.

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Pop! Water Balloon Explosions in Slow Motion

Photographer Edward Horsford is the genius behind these photos of water balloons popping in slow motion (well, captured by an extremely high-speed camera). Who would have thought that a water balloon could be so beautiful?

The images are captured using a Nikon D200 at 1/40,000th of a second with a sound trigger to capture an image whenever the pop is heard. For added effect the water in the balloons was colored to create a magical explosion!

We love art in unexpected places!

 

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Tuesday Funny: Honest Names For Our Favorite Famous Snacks

You have probably thought it at least once before, but humor website Smosh has “re-packaged” and created new names for some of our favorite snacks and treats – and they are funny.

From “Spray-Painted Styrofoam Peanuts” (Cheetos) or “Edible Miniature Yoga Mats” (Fruit Roll Ups) – after you’ve actually thought about these snacks, are you still as enticed by them?

 

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Monday Incredible: Book Sculptures

Wow, wow, wow. We are generally against using books for anything other than reading, but artist Guy Laramee is the exception. Guy takes plain books and carves them into the most amazing, intricate sculptures that we have ever seen!

What Guy Laramee says about his work:

The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole – is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. Cultures emerge, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished. One might ask so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition?

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.

After 30 years of practice, the only thing I still wish my art to do is this: to project us into this thick “cloud of unknowing.”

 

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