Watchman's Note

This is a journey to the best designs in the world of Handpicked and presented (along with my own artwork) by yours truly, the driving force behind Surreality designs. We'll discover great artists and special products -mostly with a taste for the eccentric. But let us not confine ourselves in specific genres: the possibilities are endless and so is the great art one can find at Zazzle.


Dinamo Futurista

Youth, speed, technology, power, change and violence were the key words of Futurism, an artistic and social movement that swept Italy in the beginning of the 20th century. It's founder and powertrain was the writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, whose influence is celebrated in this magnificent print by artist and designer Simone Poletti. You'll find it in his DINAMO store, alongside many great designs (mostly futuristic-inspired).
Strong work, full of dynamism, that gives a modern look an the style that sculpted the work of such diverse people as Sant'Elia, Mayakovsky, Malevitch and Tsukamoto (not to mention the cyberpunk movement!).

[Many Italian futurists, including Marinetti himself, were supporters of fascism. This stance, however, did not characterize the whole movement and it certainly doesn't apply to non-Italian Futurists. The irony was that Fascism finally decided -just like Russian Communism did- that modern art was degenerate, and the life and work of all kinds of futurists and modern artists would come to suffer.]

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