July 2012 Blog Posts (199)

15 Massive Street Art Murals Around the World



Is it just us or is street art getting bigger and bigger these days? Lately, we've been noticing that massive murals are taking over whole sides of buildings! These multi-story works are best viewed and appreciated from a distance. Case in point, Brazilian twins Os Gemeos are…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Soul-Searching Double Exposure Photography

There's something really breathtaking about double exposure photography and this series by Aneta Ivanova is no exception. Scenic landscapes are layered behind the silhouettes of beautiful girls, creating a most eye-catching juxtaposition. It's almost as if the girls are doing some serious soul-searching and, for some unknown reason, can't get their minds off these specific…

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Added by Eugene on July 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Giant Book Maze is Author's Unique Fingerprint



This recently completed installation, by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, gives the phrase "getting lost in a good book" a whole new meaning. A few weeks ago, we told you about a huge maze being made with 250,000 books. From today until August 26, aMAZEme is now being…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

National Library in Vienna, Austria

Bibliotheken is a photography series, by German photographer Christoph Seelbach, features some of the most exquisite libraries in the world. The traveling project, which translates simply as Libraries, reveals the majestic interiors of some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful…

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Added by Pinar on July 31, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Whimsical Installations Introduce Korean Pop Art to London

For the 2012 summer festival "All Eyes On Korea" at the Korean Cultural Centre UK, some of the best Korean art is being showcased at various venues across London. Artist Choi Jeong Hwa has created two larger than life outdoor installations called Time After Time and Life-Life where he asked volunteers to help him cover up 16, dull gray pillars…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Powerful Vintage Photos of Soldiers Kissing Their Loved Ones

California, 1950 - A soldier leans out of a train to kiss a woman goodbye.

We're all familiar with photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's V-J Day in Times Square in which a sailor returning from a victory in Japan is dipping and passionately kissing a young woman in Times Square. While it's a fantastic and memorable photo, indicative…

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Added by Pinar on July 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sitting on the Edge of the World



When I first saw these images by German photographer Christopher Hassler, I had to stop and stare for a minute to figure out what is going on in each scene. And I imagine that is probably the artist's intentions with this series, entitled Point of View. Using a fisheye lens in a long tunnel, Hassler finds angles that confuse his viewers.

What's up and what's down is a…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 31, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

2012 Olympic Stamps Pair Athletes with London Landmarks



As we have seen over the course of the past few days, creative ideas inspired by the 2012 Olympics are all around us! And we just couldn't resist another inventive idea, a collection of four Royal Mail postage stamps by London-based design firm Hat-Trick. The process of creating these designs took about 15 months from start to finish and the collection was just released last week…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 31, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Tiny Worlds Come Alive Atop Green Flock Fingernails



Recently, Alice Bartlett covered her fingernails with textured green flock and, from that moment, an idea was born. Inspired by the color and texture, she decided that her nails would be a great backdrop for miniature scenes of people doing daily activities. So she identified her favorite tiny models and created these scenes on top of each nail. She then photographed the imaginative…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 31, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

The Thinking Man's Book Sculptures

Malaysia-born, Tennessee-based artist Daniel Lai, aka Kenjio, uses a visually captivating paper folding technique for his inspired book sculptures. Each book blossoms outward in waves of paper folded unto themselves, accompanied by a clay figurine of a man deep in thought. The sculptor's series of Thinker sculptures, echoing Rodin's The Thinker, exhibit…

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Added by Pinar on July 30, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Eye-Opening Olympic Rings Infographics About Global Issues



The 2012 Olympics have finally arrived in London and with it came a sweep of Olympic-themed art, celebrating the games and the athletes participating in them. Artists continue to churn out new works idolizing the Olympians and the varied sports competitions in the summer games, but one artist named Gustavo Sousa has chosen to focus on the Olympic rings…

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Added by Pinar on July 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Albert Einstein Statue Gets Yarn-Bombed

Olek strikes again! The famous yarn-bomber, who's also one of the artists chosen in the Smithsonian's current 40 under 40 exhibit, has been taking advantage of her time in DC. She recently surprised those strolling through the grounds of the National Academy of…

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Added by alice on July 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Colorful Geometric Illustrations of London 2012 Olympics

Athens, Greece-based visual designer Charis Tsevis has just released some of his most fantastic work to date. Created for Yahoo!'s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic games, they're six illustrations that show "once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen every four years." Tsevis made three images for three different sports (diving, gymnastics and running) with an extra…

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

Illuminating Garbage to Raise Awareness About Plastic Bags



Who knew a trash bin could serve as more than just a container for garbage? Apparently Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus had a vision for this kind of thing when they created Plastic Garbage Guarding the Museum as part of the Oh, Plastiksack! exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum in the Swiss town of Winthertur.

The exhibition is intended to raise…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

LEGO Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks

Though the Lego Colosseum still stands as the most impressive Lego creation we've ever seen, this Lego Olympic Stadium is right up there. Made entirely out of Lego bricks and minifigures, this London Olympic Stadium-inspired creation took four people two…

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Added by alice on July 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Intricate Lace Patterns Weaved Along the Baltic Sea



In Oak Beach, Polish outdoor artist NeSpoon introduced a little bit of street art to the beach bordering the Baltic Sea. The artist, who visits Oak Beach every summer, decided that it was time to incorporate some art into the landscape. So NeSpoon used pieces of driftwood as the foundation for these lace installations, which remind me of complicated cobwebs. There is an intricate and…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 30, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Portrait Paintings Across Rows of Floppy Disks



When I was much younger, I used to save all of my computer files and documents on floppy disks. It's amazing how fast technology has improved since then. These days, I sometimes come across a few old disk but, other than letting them form dusty piles on my shelf, there isn't anything I can really do with them. Or so I thought. London-based artist Nick Gentry has developed a very…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 29, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Measuring the Universe



Slovakian artist Roman Ondak's interactive installation titled Measuring the Universe started as a blank white room and evolved into a room with a strip of celestial black marks all around the gallery space at Tate St Ives. Through the participation of over 90,000…

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Added by Pinar on July 29, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stunning Ink Portraits Fragmented in Water



These portraits by self-taught Italian artist Alberto Seveso are so original! He presents us with representations of human faces that are scattered across the canvas in broken swirls of color. Seveso is well-known for his many amazing ink-in-water photographs and these are no exception. The base of each image is formed from the process of ink slowly mixing and interacting underwater. In the…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 28, 2012 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

More Rainbow Origami Installations by Mademoiselle Maurice



Shapes and colors retain and evoke a great deal of meaning, offering a range of emotions and representing varied social issues. French artist Mademoiselle Maurice uses the power of each of these visual element to spread her message of peace through her colorfully geometric works.…

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Added by Pinar on July 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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