Shake-Powered LED Spray Paint Can Sleeve

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The nature of graffiti tends to result in nocturnal excursions, but painting completely in the dark can be a be problem and sometimes you just need a little bit of light. LASH is a light attachment for spray cans designed by Subinay Malhotra of New Delhi, India to provide low-level illumination on demand to artists on the street. The device slots onto the can and charges via a motion familiar to anyone who has sprayed paint, illicitly or otherwise: the shaking action one has to repeat to keep on painting. The LEDs are intentionally dim and easy to turn both on and off at the push of a button, all so artists can see what they are doing on an as-needed basis but blend back into the shadows with a simple click.

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Found on: WebUrbanist

Painting with Light

Some artists paint with a brush on canvas, but artist Janne Parviainen is a little bit different. To create his magical portraits, the Helsinki-based artist chooses to paint with light without using any digital post-processing. He sets up very long camera exposures and develops his drawings by moving different lights in specific patterns within the camera frame. As a result of his movements, spirals of light form mysterious figures that emerge out of the darkness.

Found on: My Modern Met

Portraits of Musicians Painted Directly onto Vinyl Records

Daniel Edlen is an American artist best known for his ongoing series of vinyl artworks. Using white acrylic paint and a unique style of pointillism, Edlen paints amazingly realistic portraits of musicians directly onto vinyl records.

Edlen, whose favourite band is the Beatles and favourite album is After Bathing at Baxter’s by Jefferson Airplane, says about music:

“Music has always been a big part of my identity. It’s an important language along with words and images to communicate with the rest of humanity. Think about what your parents sang to you as a baby, what you and your friends danced to after school, what stirs your emotions at weddings or sports games… even what you might have playing in the background now.”

For those wondering if the record is still playable, the answer is no 🙂 The painted side would definitely harm your needle and is not recommended. Edlen says he tries to source records that are, ‘already damaged to the point they might be thrown away.’

You can find current vinyl artworks for sale on Square Market. If you’re interested in having a vinyl artwork of your favourite artist commissioned, the cost is $280 + shipping for a single framed portrait. Contact information can be found at

John Coltrane


B.B. King


Freddie Mercury




Stevie Wonder


Amy Winehouse


Bob Dylan


Eric Clapton


Ray Charles


John Lennon



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Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we’ve all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it’s not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we’ve been around, we’ve seen these unbelievable photos pop up here and there and today, we decided to give them all one home. Here, then, are ten fascinating photos that look unbelievably like an oil, acrylic or watercolor painting. Enjoy!

Found on: My Modern Met

Dripping Paint Portraits by Agnes-Cecile

Whether she’s dripping black paint onto canvas or carefully placing watercolors on a Moleskin page, one thing is certain, artist Agnes-Cecile (aka Silvia Pelissero) knows how to create evocative works of art. It’s been over a year since we took a look at her figurative illustrations and, since then, the artist has been on a tear, creating incredibly powerful pieces.

Today, instead of highlighting her new watercolor paintings, we take a look at her black dripping paint portraits. The 21-year-old artist just put up a new video that shows the making of Waiting, the piece immediately below. Watch as she masterfully creates the piece using a combination of black enamel paint, which she drips and flips off her paintbrush, and charcoal, which she carefully places and then smears with her fingertips. Love her technique.

via: My Modern Met