A genius set of images of surprising street art. One for the designers amongst you.
This is really fantastic. I hope the people who need to see this most (teenage girls) get it. I looked at the layered photoshop work on Dita Von Teese a few years back. It was a cover shot for a certain lads mag in the UK. Unsurprising was the fact that any small facial wrinkles were smoothed out, her ribs airbrushed out to a rib-less smooth sheen, more surprising was the fact they lowered her forehead by about a third, and gave her a different mouth. It made me feel a bit better about myself.
Three years ago, Annina Günter bought a Victorian terrace in Brighton. She divided it in two, creating a small basement flat and a shared house, and furnished it on the cheap with Ikea furniture, internet finds and pieces she made herself. It’s typical student accommodation: a bike, a Sainsbury’s bag and several pairs of trainers litter the hall; the bathroom has a veneer of grime; and one bedroom is decorated with Indian textiles, probably picked up on a gap year. Nothing special, you might think. Except that each room is just 20cm high and nobody actually lives there.
The detail in this work is quite incredible, especially when you consider that it’s all 1:12 scale.
‘You don’t want to hear the phrase, ‘I’ll be right back,’ either. That’s code for ‘Go fuck yourself,’ according to a woman who used to fly for Northwest and taught me several terms specific to her profession.
‘You know how a plastic bottle of water gets all crinkly during a flight? Well, it happens to people, too, to our insides. That’s why we get all gassy.’
‘All right,’ I said.
‘So what me and the other girls would sometimes do is fart while we walked up and down the aisle. No one could hear it on account of the engine noise, but, anyway, that’s what we called ‘crop dusting.’