Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
Green Pedestrian Crossing created by Jody Xiong
The China Environmental Protection Foundation developed an outdoor campaign, displayed on the street, to creatively promote this message. They decided to leverage a busy pedestrian crossing; a place where both pedestrians and drivers meet.
The campaign involved laying a canvas 12.6 metres long by 7 metres wide on the ground, thus covering the pedestrian crossing with a large leafless tree. On either side of the road, beneath the traffic lights, were placed sponge cushions soaked in green, environmentally friendly, washable paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing, they stepped on the green sponge, thus leaving green foot imprints on the canvas of the tree. Each ‘green’ footprint on the canvas looked like leaves growing on a bare tree, which made people feel that by walking they could create a greener environment.
The ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was carried out across 7 thoroughfares in Shanghai. The campaign was then extended to 132 roads across 15 cities in China, with a participation exceeding 3,920,000 people.
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This picture was conceived as an illustration from Homer’s Odyssey, complete with an ancient Greek sailing ship and possibly a temple or garden.
Another artist persuaded me to leave the landscape unembellished, and today I think the picture gains an air of mystery from its simplicity. I still call it an illustration from the Odyssey; but whatever happened here is past, and the participants have moved on.
Waiting For Love’s True Kiss
by Tim Shumate
Joe and Max is the Creative Company behind a multitude of 3d paintings that help promote for such ventures as The Dark Knight Returns, Nightfall and a plethora of great creative ventures.
Their latest piece “breaks open” the streets at London’s Southbank to reveal those crime-fighting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles playing and crawling their way out of the sewers. A combination of paint and chalk, the unbelievably awesome piece took them about 50 hours to complete.
Made to promote the release of the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated TV series on Nickelodeon, the artwork drew young and old alike who interacted with it in as slew of creative ways.