Tattoos are useful indicators to identify individuals who are members of a gang or a criminal organization. It is important to note that an image
may have several different, occasionally innocuous, meanings, depending on the interpretation of the individual or gangs using it. The Organized Crime Section of the Canada Border Services Agency is providing the following tattoos and their definitions as a tool to assist officers in detecting gang members or members of a criminal organization.
Wim Delvoye (born 1965 in Wervik, West Flanders) is a Belgian neo-conceptual artist known for his inventive and often shocking projects. Much of his work is focused on the body. He repeatedly links the attractive with the repulsive, creating work that holds within it inherent contradictions- one does not know whether to stare, be seduced, or to look away. As Robert Enright wrote in Border Crossings, “Delvoye is involved in a way of making art that reorients our understanding of how beauty can be created.” Wim Delvoye has an eclectic oeuvre, exposing his interest in a range of themes, from bodily function, to the Catholic Church, and numerous subjects in between. He lives and works in Belgium, but recently moved to China after a court of law judged his pig tattoo art projects illegal. Check out images from his Artfarm.
In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, MS today unveiled a new logo for the company and its major products. It’s been 25 years since the company updated the Microsoft logo and now was the perfect time for a change.
Lolli-pop is the latest conceptual still life project by Italian born photographer Massimo Gammacurta. His lollies are edible icons of Apple, Coco Chanel, Nike, Disney, Air Jordan and others. He handcrafted each one with real hard ball candy. The brands are as sweet as candy for the palate and the eye. The brand association has in fact been replaced by a new meaning through the materiality and the abstract action painting dynamic gestures. When Massimo first distributed his lolli-pops on the Internet as an art experiment, interest amongst bloggers and fashionistas exploded. With this book, his lolli-pops of world renowned brands are released into the world once again for consumption, but now in print.
Some logos go for millions, others cost peanuts. What makes a good logo?
Check out the logos of the Olympic games of the last 100 years.
Check out this collection of cool business cards created for various businesses. These designs are great conversation starters that allow you to talk about your business.
These ads show religion doesn’t always have to be so serious. Warning: some people may find these images incredibly offensive.
Artists have been hiding subliminal and secret messages in their art for centuries and the tradition lives on today in the work of logo designers. Find out what’s hidden in the FedEx, Tostitos or Baskin Robbins logo. Some of the messages are more obvious than others, but all of them are clever and revealing.