One of our very favorite photojournalists, Steve McCurry, asks you to see Italy through a whole new set of eyes with these fantastically colorful photos. As part of a new exhibition that just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, McCurry spent several months photographing locations all over Italy. The exhibition is curated and the criteria used in selecting the…Continue
South Korean artist Minjae Lee just sent over this really impressive new piece he just finished, entitled Circulation. Just like his previous work, at first glance, it appears that the piece was made using digital editing tools. You'd probably be surpised to find out…
Miami-based artist NFN Kaylan is back with a few new creations to add to his ongoing series of work, entitled Nature of the Beast. An incredible process is undertaken to produce each of these 200 lb sculptures.…
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Spice of Life, recreation of Van Gogh's "Starry Night"
Photographer Kelly McCollam does more than simply take snapshots of rich landscapes. She constructs textured landscape portraits using salts, spices and food coloring. The Ohio-based artist has crafted two series of works, each utilizing common cooking materials to create masterful…
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First sketching out a rough form of his father, artist Miguel Endara created a phenomenal portrait by filling in the drawing with an astounding 3.2 million ink dots! It took Endara over 210 hours, which equates to nearly nine full of straight stippling. Check out his incredible video below to see the whole process…Continue
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Many live and die by the saying "fashion over comfort," but how far would you really go in the name of fashion? Widow is a stunning gown by Susie MacMurray that is made of black Napa leather and more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins (approximately 100,000). While you cannot actually wear it, you can currently view the dress at the Victoria & Albert…
For West Collect's Annual Artist Competition, Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard Typewriter to invent what he calls a Chromatic Typewriter. The typewriter began as a concept, but as he was replacing the letters on the keys with colors, his curiosity got the best of him and he decided to actually try it out. Not only does the Chromatic Typewriter really work, but…
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To promote their school and recruit new students, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies came up with these funny ads that resemble anti-drug PSA ads. Although there are far worse things than being an art student, the campaign reminded me of a…
In order to educate and protect Turkish citizens from natural disasters, Portugese architecture firm OODA conceptualized this magnificent building for the Istanbul Disaster Prevention + Education Center.
The center will host a variety of courses and seminars focusing around disasters. Simulation facilities inside allow visitors to virtually experience earthquakes, hurricanes,…Continue
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Joern Roeder and Jonathan Pirnay, students at the University of Visual Arts and Design Kassel, Germany, have created an installation that reflects where our modern society has come in this digital age. In the style of Erik Kessel's "Photography in Abundance," the team…Continue
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Pittsburgh-based 4moms is getting ready to launch their newest product - the Origami - the worlds first power folding baby stroller. With the goal of designing better baby products for both new and old mothers, the company feels that the Origami is "everything a stroller…
In an effort to educate the mass public about desertification, the degradation of land in drylands, Mardid-based agency Contrapunto BBDO created this series of eye-catching ads for the World Wildlife Fund. An elephant, leopard and parrot are seen deteriorating into clouds of dust, reminiscent of the dried up floors in the eroded landscapes.
According to WWF and Wikipedia,…Continue
Russia-based artist Leonid Tishkov and photographer Boris Bendikov have created a fantastical realm illuminated by moonlight. Their creative endeavor entitled Private Moon chronicles the relationship between a man and his discovered moon. Tishkov calls the romanticized installation a "visual poem, telling the story about a man who found the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of…
As each year winds down, we tend to take a look back at the events that have taken place in our lives, feeling nostalgic and hoping for an even better year to follow. We reminisce about our personal lives. In a similar fashion, though on a grander scale, Reuters takes a look back at the historical events and breaking news their photographers have captured within the last year. They've compiled a "best of" list consisting of one hundred photographs taken in 2011.
Each image has an…Continue
Yes, it's Christmas time and what better way celebrate the holiday season than to check out the creative window displays that have been popping up all over New York? We previously showed you Bergdorf Goodman's wild windows and…
Where do you go to get your daily art and culture fix? Today, we've rounded up six websites that do an excellent job at making you feel as though you're always in the know. From serious art-focused sites like Art Daily and Art Observed to more fun pop culture sites like Neatorama and Buzzfeed, these sites are guaranteed to educate and entertain you for hours on end.
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Some of the most successful innovators throughout history occasionally shared their genius perspective with the rest of the world. Nuno Filipe Miranda created a project to capture these little gems, taking a photo of the innovator, fading them into the background and letting…Continue
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Artist Todd McLellan has more patience than all of us combined. Meticulously taking apart classic objects such as a typewriter or flip clock, he breaks them down piece by piece and separates them into groups. After he places all the pieces onto a white background with all the parts laid out together, he produces exquisitely detailed images that display the inner mechanics behind the…
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We're used to seeing a rainbow follow rainfall, but have you ever seen the multicolored effect follow an extinguished flame? Photographer Grover Schrayer captured this spectacular shot of a rainbow along the tasseled edges of candle smoke, aptly titled Rainbow Fringe. According to the determined photographer, it took twenty-five attempts to produce the initial image, below, and…