Origin of Cool: Italy
Moncler Illustrated Jackets
Origin of Cool: Germany
This is not just a calendar. Twelve talented artists/illustrators worked together on this first project for Gifted. All high quality prints are combined in one extraordinary piece of art. It is even possible to frame each artwork as the year passes.
Origin of Cool: The Netherlands
This is a very impressive wall painting by Belgian street artists Roa and Resto in Heerlen, a city in the Southern part of Holland. Again street art proves its utility to upgrade grey and boring city centers.
Origin of Cool: Belgium
Pimped Garbage Cans
By Cool Connoisseur (and Olympic Swimmer!) Tom Vangeneugden
Origin of Cool: UK
The World’s Largest 3D Street Art Painting
3D street artists 3D Joe & Max have been travelling the world for several years and creating works that encourage audience interaction.
Origin of Cool visited the site of their most recent work today at West India Quay, London and can say it was well worth the journey. They have teamed up with Reebok CrossFit and painted the largest example of 3D street art in the world. We’re not sure how long this will be here so get down there fast before the English rain washes it away!
By David J Lowe
Origin of Cool: USA
The “It’s Alive” Project
The “Its Alive” Project celebrates eight decades of the Frankenstein Monster by presenting 80 re-imagined Life Size Boris Karloff Frankenstein Busts. 80 artists have been asked to recreate the monster in their own vision, style and hand.
Sent in by Cool Connoisseur Paul Frade from ‘Biltong is so tasty’ South Africa.
Origin of Cool: Australia
The Finders Keepers market is the dream of every off-beat come to life.
Held bi-annually in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the Finders Keepers bring over 65 independent designers and artists to the attention of those members of the general public who crave oddity and a bit of all-round quirk.
For those who aren’t as excited over wooden brooches as others, those who tire easily of milling through throngs of people, or those who are just a little bit lazy (no judgement here), there is a large space outside filled with refreshment stalls, sunchairs and make-shift couches. From here, you can watch live performances from up-and-coming local groups and devour macaroons, organic hotdogs, and cups of tea (in more flavours than you can twirl your ironic moustache at) in comfort.
There is even a stand run by The Smoothie Cycle where you have to sit on a bicycle and pedal to make the blender work to make your smoothie! Origin of Cool loves this idea!
Here are a couple of beautiful flyers highlighting the events at the market:
Sent in by Kristyn Currie from Australia.