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Handy Advertisement... Literally

While at work today I was forwarded an e-mail that really blew me away. The e-mail showed an ad campaign by the mobile provider AT&T in which painted human hands are used to depict various cultures and landmarks. AT&T came up with this campaign to promote their worldwide mobile coverage and footprint. What I didn't know at the time was that these ads were part of a campaign entitled "HANDS" and that the posters/prints were actually made in collaboration with the famous Italian body-paint artist  Guido Daniele . I was also unaware of the fact that "HANDS" won "America's Favorite Magazine Ad" in a contest sponsored by Magazine Publishers of America. It is inarguably a stunning campaign that proves once more that creativity and beauty are worth more than high budgets. Enjoy! Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR

Remedios Varo - Mystical Surrealism

Art is a language that helps to blur the differences between human beings from different countries, races and religions. As an esperanto, art breaks the boundaries that otherwise would hold our thoughts and emotions captive. I am an art fanatic and as such I enjoy dance, music, painting , photography, and many other artistic expressions. Very few forms of art however, have the complexity and mysticism that can be found in the paintings of Remedios Varo . I still remember the first time I came across one of Remedios' paintings. I was still a young child. The magic portrayed in her art amazed me. It was as if a story was being told without having to say a word. There were characters full of emotion, hidden objects, furniture that became alive, animals that could speak. The intricacy of her art is indescribable until captured by one's own eyes. Remedios was born in Spain in 1908. She always struggled to combine the mythic with the scientific, the sacred with the profane. H