Dali Clocks

When you mention Salvador Dali, the most common image people see is The Persistence of Memory, or "the melting clock painting," as it's often known. Dali painted it in 1931. When I was a kid, I thought that was the coolest painting ever! And I wanted a melting clock. Of course, I'm not the only one to think that. I wrote a post on a melting clock for sale at Neatorama last week, and got several people responding that they know someone else who makes those. So I went to find out how many different versions of melting clocks are avilable for sale on the internet.

Cincinnati artist Hilary Wiezbenski sells these melting wall clocks in several shapes and many colors, and you can have your clock embellished with an ant or fly if you like.
More Dali clocks, after the jump.

Even the hands are twisted in this Salvador Dali Clock, but they are longer than normal to make it easy to read anyway.
The Vertigo Distorted Wall Clock has a shape I've seen for sale in several places.


The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida sells this wall clock inspired by Dali's 1954 painting The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, a "sequel" to his earlier work.

Digital Dali takes the idea of the melting clock into the digital age! This clock by Normal Design can rest of the edge of any horizontal surface.
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Talaria Enterprises sells several styles of Dali watches, with the artist's signature engraved on the back.
The Cartier Crash Watch was first introduced in 1967, and released as a limited edition in 1991. It looks like a Dali inspiration, but the story on Cartier's website is even more interesting. It's patterned after a watch that had been distorted in a car crash!

The Dali Clock widget can be downloaded free for your computer desktop. It's not distorted, but the digits melt as they change into new digits, and the colors change, too! You can also get a Dali Clock screensaver, which keeps the time in an artistic manner as it saves your screen.
If you'd rather make your own melting clock, you can do just that with an old vinyl album and step-by-step directions from Instructables. Now that music is played from CDs and MP3s, you don't have to settle for an album you hate, either. Go ahead and use one that shows your personality!
Dali named his masterpiece well. 76 years later, we all remember The Persistence of Memory.

Pop Chart Lab
Every Emoji Ever, Arranged by Color
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Pop Chart Lab

What lies at the end of the emoji rainbow? It's not a pot of gold, but rather an exclamation point—a fitting way to round out the Every Emoji Ever print created by the design experts over at Pop Chart Lab.

As the name suggests, every emoji that's currently used in version 10.0.0 of Unicode is represented, which, if you're keeping track, is nearly 2400.

Each emoji was painstakingly hand-illustrated and arranged chromatically, starting with yellow and ending in white. Unicode was most recently updated last summer, with 56 emojis added to the family. Some of the newest members of the emoji clan include a mermaid, a couple of dinosaurs, a UFO, and a Chinese takeout box. However, the most popular emoji last year was the "despairing crying face." Make of that what you will.

Past posters from Pop Chart Lab have depicted the instruments played in every Beatles song, every bird species in North America, and magical objects of the wizarding world. The price of the Every Emoji Ever poster starts at $29, and if you're interested, the piece can be purchased here.

Afternoon Map
8 City Maps Rendered in the Styles of Famous Artists

Vincent van Gogh once famously said, "I dream my painting and I paint my dream." If at some point in his career he had dreamed up a map of Amsterdam, where he lived and derived much of his inspiration from, it may have looked something like the one below.

In a blog post from March, Credit Card Compare selected eight cities around the world and illustrated what their maps might look like if they had been created by the famous artists who have roots there.

The Andy Warhol-inspired map of New York City, for instance, is awash with primary colors, and the icons representing notable landmarks are rendered in his famous Pop Art style. Although Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh, he spent much of his career working in the Big Apple at his studio, dubbed "The Factory."

Another iconic and irreverent artist, Banksy, is the inspiration behind London's map. Considering that the public doesn't know Banksy's true identity, he remains something of an enigma. His street art, however, is recognizable around the world and commands exorbitant prices at auction. In an ode to urban art, clouds of spray paint and icons that are a bit rough around the edges adorn this map of England's capital.

For more art-inspired city maps, scroll through the photos below.

[h/t Credit Card Compare]


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