June 2012 Blog Posts (204)

Simply Powerful Self Portraits by Joeri Bosma



18-year-old Joeri Bosma just wrote to us to tell us about his 365 project. While we get a lot of submissions from young photographers, Bosma's stood out to us because they felt simple yet powerful. If you're aching to see strong self portraits that are more about interesting concepts than fancy photo manipulations, check this out. Some even feel like you've just pressed pause…

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Added by alice on June 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Clever Wall Installation: Nothing Lasts Forever



I'm a sucker for these simple but clever wall installations. They always manage to make me crack a smile. Austrian artist and visual poet Anatol Knotek created this one called Nothing Lasts Forever.

Anatol Knotek's…

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Added by alice on June 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Interactive Street Art Pops Up in Malaysia



As part of the George Town festival, a month-long celebration of art going on in Penang, Malaysia, Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is beautifying the city streets with his imaginative street art. Dubbed a "new Banksy" by The Wall Street…

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Added by alice on June 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Glass Skeleton Radiates Krypton Light

Who says science isn't art? Artist Eric Franklin combines scientific elements and artistic creativity in his sculptural piece titled Embodiment, which just goes to show how seamlessly the two subjects work together. The Portland-based sculptor took over 1,000 hours over the course of two years to complete this 78-inch tall glass replica of the human skeleton. Unlike a normal…

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Added by Pinar on June 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Amazingly Detailed Hand Cut Paper Art

Australian artist Lisa Rodden has a certain grace when it comes to hand cut paper art. Each one of her delicate pieces is the result of a lot of planning, precise cutting, folding, and proper layering of paper and paints. Many of her works relate to the beauty of the world around us that, she believes, we are often too busy to appreciate. She says, "How much do we miss out on…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

China's Sleek Infinity Loop Bridge



With their complex understanding of China's coastline conditions, 10 DESIGN and Buro Happold have won an international design competition with the Infinity Loop Bridge. A signature gateway to south China’s new planned commercial hub in the Shizimen Business District of Zhuhai, the bridge provides incredible views of the Shizimen Canal and the Pearl River Delta. What appears to be a large…

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Added by Eugene on June 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Intricately Designed Linocut Portraits

In 2010, graphic designer Hubert Tereszkiewicz earned his BFA from the University of Silesia in Cieszyn, Poland. While most of his works lie heavily in poster design, the young artist enjoys exploring traditional design techniques like printmaking. In his series of linocuts, simply labeled as Linocuts, Tereszkiewicz intricately carves sheets of linoleum to produce…

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Added by Pinar on June 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of the Human Eye

What is it about the human eye that is all at once mysterious and revealing? These organic orbs that are said to be the windows to the soul express a world of knowledge and memories whose allure is heightened by their reflective nature. There are so many intricacies to the…

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Added by Pinar on June 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Superman Pixelated Sculpture Painting



Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope. It's an awesome pixelated sculpture painting of our favorite superhero, Superman! It's amazing how the painting really springs to life with the three-dimensional pixels shooting out at the viewer. An artist, known only as Samuel, was the creator of this unique artwork which is…

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Added by Eugene on June 29, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unbelievable Photo of Millions of People Waiting



I came across this mind-blowing photo in Steve McCurry's latest blog entry, Simple Act of Waiting. Taken in 2001 during the Kumbh Mela Festival, it shows millions of people waiting their turn to bathe in the Ganges river.

The Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage that's…

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Added by alice on June 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Powerful Oil Paintings of Animals by Dave White



Last week, artist Dave White opened an exciting exhibition in London called Natural Selection. While we're used to seeing his dripping and splattering watercolor paintings, we hadn't yet explored his stronger, abstract oil painting side.

Natural…

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Added by alice on June 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Wonderful Miniature Landscapes Recreated with Wool

The eruption of a volcanos is one of the most violent occurrences in nature. During a period of volcanic activity, various gases and hot lava are expelled into the surrounding environment and, when that happens, it seems like it's best to be far, far away from the area! In some of these images, it appears that one Canadian-Hungarian photographer can't resist being close to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bright Blocks of Color Form Abstract Shadows

I have always loved to watch my shadow as it stretches along the sidewalk or the grass on a bright, sunny day. In this series entitled Walking Shadow, designer and illustrator Jason Ratliff shows us that even a long, dark shadow can be transformed into something more visually interesting, like these bright patterns of stimulating colors.

Ratliff combines…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 29, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

A Young Photographer Begins His Surreal Journey



Artists are constantly emerging and they seem to be getting younger and younger. With a wide selection of teen photographers out there like Alex Stoddard, Brian Oldham, and…

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Added by Pinar on June 28, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Artistic Duo's Clever & Witty Banners

Artistic duo Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen use basic black text on white paper to convey their often comical messages relating to a wide variety of topics. The written works range from social commentary to self-reflective statements. The two-year-long 100 Posterworks project takes a straightforward black and white photography series with an equally…

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Added by Pinar on June 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Revolutionary Ocean Skyscraper Designed for Research

Designed by French architect Jacques Rougerie, the 170 feet (51m) tall SeaOrbiter will be the first vertical skyscraper ship of its kind. Two-thirds of the spectacular vessel is underwater, perfect for accommodating a team of 18-22 researchers who will be able to spend 24 hours a day underwater.

Researchers will use the facilities for a variety of purposes,…

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Added by Eugene on June 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Beautiful New Watercolor Painting by Agnes-Cecile



Artist Agnes-Cecile just completed this moving painting using watercolor and oil on canvas. Called You are Not Wrong, she accompanied the beautifully dripping work with this ambiguous phrase: "circle - it isn't true, you are not wrong." The sad bear seems weary, resting his heavy head on the woman's arm.

Here's one interesting critique by ~NatalieNevermore:

"Your art…

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Added by alice on June 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Colored Salt Dances with Sound Waves



Just recently, we were very impressed with Fabian Oefner's brilliant watercolor mosaics, and today, we focus on another one of his remarkably inspiring scientific experiments. Dancing Colors is a project where Oefner turns sound waves into visible sculptures and he says,…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 28, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fun Star Wars Family Car Decals



Though I'm usually against putting up any messy bumper sticker or decal on cars, I would by lying to you if I told you I didn't think these Star Wars ones weren't absolutely adorable. Not only can you show off your family's love of the epic saga, each member gets to pick who they want to be. (Forget Princess Leia, I'd like to be Yoda.)

The set of 50 stickers with 19 distinct…

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Added by alice on June 28, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Meticulous Blueprint Chalk Typography



Liz Collini is a London-based typography artist who makes all kinds of texts through drawing and printmaking. Specifically, her collections of hand-lettered chalk texts are incredible! She meticulously built the type based on the style of mechanical blueprints. Each line, mark, and dash on a blueprint represents a purposeful meaning, and Collini has attached those meanings to this lettering,…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 28, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

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