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Archives: Gerri L Elder

Gerri L Elder

10 Frightening Conspiracy Theories

Secret-societies rule the world, Elvis is still alive and working down at the Piggly-Wiggly and giant lizards are in the White House.

The Golden Age of Advertising

From the day we are born to the day we die, for every waking hour, we are bombarded with exhortations to buy.

The Dark Allure of Film Noir

Film Noir is a cinematic term used to describe a certain type of movie. It’s hard to pin down with absolute precision, because it’s essentially about an instantly recognizable ‘look’ and ‘mood’.

Celebrating WWII and Korean War Aircraft Nose Art

Decorating military planes with nose art has been a largely American hobby since WWI. During WWII and the Korean War, nose art surged in popularity with controversial images of cheesecake pinups reminiscent of Vargas girls, ferocious animals or scenes representing memories from home or the tour of duty.

Camera Hands: Beautifully Realistic Portraits

Abstract art developed around the turn of the last century as cameras began to take painting and illustration’s place as the primary means of portraiture. But just because technology and the art world had moved beyond portraits doesn’t mean people stopped drawing realistic pictures of each other. The art of realistic portraits is alive and well today and is represented here with a selection of wonderful artists.

Amazing Artwork from Banksy vs. Bristol Museum

The legendary and mysterious artist, Banksy, has taken over the Bristol Museum for a stunning summer showing: Banksy vs. Bristol Museum. The exhibit opened on June 13, 2009 and ends on August 31, 2009. For those lucky enough to get there, admission to this unique showing is free.

Awesome Messiness: Incredible Sloppy Artwork

It takes a special kind of person to actively pursue a messy career, be they a port-o-potty cleaner or a technician on an oil rig. Messy artists, you know, ones who cherish a sloppy line here and a paint splotch there, their canvases falling apart at the weight of their paint, belong in those ranks. And while the simple beauty of a clean line is certainly something to be cherished, so are the messy splotches of these dirty artists.

Skooly DK: Conception Graphique de France

The most-likely tangled and twisty origin story of Julien’s “Skooly DK” moniker is an apt metaphor for his art–vintage, strange, hard to describe and, at the end of the day, simply awesome.

14 Funky Faucets and Futuristic Faucet Designs

While most homes these days are all about standard faucets, modern design is taking over with sleek curves, elegant edges and smart shapes

The Incredible Childhood-Inspired Artwork of Adan Banuelos

Adan Banuelos is a Tucson-based artist and designer working in multiple mediums, from drawing to sculpting to screen-printing and everything in between.