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Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught graphic artist, who's based in Toronto, is the latest creative to join us…

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Stranded Polar Bears Surrounded by a Sea of Ice

While on board a ship touring the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway, Italian academic researcher Marco Gaiotti caught these stunning images of lonely-looking polar bears surrounded by a sea of ice. He joined a photo expedition that's purpose was to observe polar bears in their raw and natural habitat. As he states about the photo above, that shows a dramatic sunset sky,…

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After Danish photographer Keen Heick-Abildhauge moved to Russia in 2009, it wasn't long before he fell in love with the vast diversity and beauty of the Russian people he encountered every day. Contrary to the stereotype of Russians as "unfriendly and cold" that Heick-Abildhauge had encountered across Europe, he found his new neighbors, friends, and acquaintances to…

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For over 30 years, every since his days as an NYU film student, Robert Herman has roamed the streets of New York City with his camera in hand to photograph the sights and people of his urban home. The New Yorkers, shot from 1978 to 2005 on Kodachrome color film, is his collection of candid photos captured as the city underwent major changes to become the sprawling metropolis we know…

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All families are different, but at the same time, they're connected by the universal bonds of love and kinship. For the past few years, New York-based photographer Michele Crowe has explored this concept through her portrait series The Universal Family, which features diverse imagery of families around the country. From families of mixed heritage, to same-sex…

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These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair recently started selling the products and raising money for…

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Adam Tran’s exquisite origami models of prehistoric creatures look just like realistic models from museum exhibits. The artist uses textured paper and intricate folds to create leathery figures of dinosaurs, insects and entire skeletons frozen in poses of convincing motion. He achieves shapes that seem impossible given the material. With his touch, pieces of paper transform into jagged teeth,…

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