Make Some Design is behind this wonderfully creative Web Lovers Edition of Monopoly, featuring the most prominent companies on the Internet as properties. The clever substitutions made for the features of the board are especially entertaining. Instead of the "Go to Jail" option, it is "Go to the Real World" and "Community Chest" is "Silicon Valley."
The design agency noted that…Continue
Austria-based artist Anatol Knotek is a visual poetry specialist. His expert talents in the arts transcend your average painting or illustration. Knotek incorporates the art of the written word into his creations. In fact, his text portraits are an amalgamation of scribbles and handwritten text.
Often working with a permanent marker on canvas, the poetry artist utilizes…Continue
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Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D,…
Photographer Bechet Benjamin’s series I Am Winnie the Pooh reminds us of that classic phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” By placing well-known characters and superheroes into marginal life or overlooked jobs, Benjamin forces the viewer to confront the various and complex hidden layers that constitute a person’s identity. The heroes are being denied celebrity status…
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How much does a person's looks change during his or her lifetime? Ojai, California-based photographer Betina La Plante is the one behind this arresting image of English actor Terence Stamp (Superman, Wanted, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace). By having him hold up an older picture of himself, La Plante provides an incredible juxtaposition.
Every year, a joyous festival of fruits takes over the French Riviera. For 15 days, the French people and tourists from all parts of the globe are uprooted in celebration amongst life-sized and towering citrus sculptures. This year's 79th annual Fete du Citron, otherwise known as the Menton Lemon Festival in France, has begun its parade of citrus sculptures, music,…Continue
Are those heads popping out of vinyl records? In one word, yes. Italians Angelo Bramanti and Giuseppe Siracusa of L017 take waste materials or recycled objects and create art out of them. They find the "charm" in things that have been "abandoned, thrown away, discarded, forgotten or intentionally removed." This stop-you-in-your-track piece is made up of five overlapping vinyl records that have…
They play out like mini-movies. They captivate us with a small, moving detail. The term "cinemagraph" was first introduced to us by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck only in early 2011. As an artistic medium,…Continue
Artist Dimitri Tsykalov created these knitted credit cards from yarn, which were displayed in a show called "Money" at Galerie Rabouan Moussion. The cards are unraveling or unfinished, illustrating the instability of the economy. Tsykalov takes a global approach to the statement by using credit cards from around the world. The pieces also have intricate details so they are easily…
Last month, Alice introduced us to artist Do Ho Suh's floor installation, aptly titled Floor, that features a world of tiny men keeping us afloat. Similarly, Suh's Cause & Effect ceiling installation incorporates miniature statues of men, though this time they are mounted on top of one…
Originally from Taiwan, Ting Cheng is an artist now based in London. She has a tendency to baffle her viewers with work that is surprising and surreal. Cheng says she likes to, “Use the camera to create memories that might not otherwise exist, rather than record existing moments.”
Inspired by the popular 1980’s Michael Jackson move, the moon walk, Cheng takes the impossible and makes it a…Continue
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A bit spooky, isn't it? Colombia-based fine artist Hernan Marin created this simple yet incredibly haunting image using just graphite on paper. It almost feels as though someone is trapped inside the paper, begging to be let out.
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Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki loves bringing light sculptures to life. We first became entranced by his work The Man with No Shadow and now we've come across his beautiful blue bird. Using just copper wire and tiny LEDs, Tojiki creates these magical sculptures that make us feel like we're looking at…
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Cyber architect James Law designed an unbelievable skyscraping residential complex for real estate company Wadhwa Group in Mumbai, India. One of the most outstanding and eye-popping features of the facility includes a series of swimming pools placed within each balcony. These pools appear like floating gelatinous molds extending at the edge of each…Continue
Peter Gentenaar isn't any ordinary paper artist. He creates extraordinarily beautiful paper sculptures that have an ethereal quality to them. His exhibition at the abbey church of Saint-Riquier church in northern France proves this point. It's where he hung more than a 100 paper sculptures in the church's grand halls. (What a perfect backdrop.)
While most graffiti work displays bold and definite contours, street artist Shida employs a more sketch-like technique. The Australia-based artist produces colorful and highly imaginative wall murals that look like hand-drawn illustrations. Shida has taken his brand of visual art around the globe, from Australia to the Americas. It appears as though the pages of a creative sketchbook were…
I would love to have this dog as my own best friend! Traveling alongside owner and photographer Theron Humphrey, Maddie the coonhound is finding things to balance on in all 50 United States. In 2007, Humphrey got his MFA in photography. He worked in a commercial studio for a few years and then in 2011, he woke up one morning and hit the road. He decided that he wanted to…
Studies indicate that the productivity of employees is in direct correlation to how comfortable they feel while in a working environment. I can only assume that the Google employees in Zurich, Switzerland are some of the most productive employees around! This bright, fun, colorful working space encourages nothing but creativity and enthusiasm from its workers.
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By now we've all seen proud parents take some pretty amazing photographs of their babies or kids. Who could ever forget Jason Lee's unforgettable images of his daughters or Finland-based Adele Enersen's daydreaming…
Using rare and fine paper from around the world, Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft of The Makerie create incredibly intricate 3D paper sculptures, the likes we've never seen. The London-based creatives say that they're inspired by "forgotten worlds, rare prints and the beauty of details" which becomes abundantly clear once you look through their portfolio.
In particular, their…