Throughout the five years that we've been running My Modern Met, we've seen our fair share of projection mapping, or where artists use specialized software to create the optical illusion that a building, or other surface, is moving. I've been able to see this, in-person, a few times, but nothing could prepare me for Sydney's awe-inspiring version. Called Collaboration…
Virginia-based paper artist Eric Standley meticulously cuts and layers thin sheets of paper to construct sculptural creations that look like stained glass windows. Every square inch of his multilayered creations are carefully carved to perfection, resulting in unbelievably intricate designs. The final product is an awe-inspiring, three-dimensional frenzy of colors and patterns.
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Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations. From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of…Continue
Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat creatively presents the names of some of the world's most famous scientists, honoring their pioneering line of work in the process for National Science Day in India. His typographical creations playfully hint at each respective genius's breakthrough discovery. From Darwin's theory of evolution to Pythagoras' theorem and Archimedes'…
Check out this sleek, sexy house designed by Japanese firm FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects. With a black exterior and white courtyard, it's no surprise that the interior is full of contrast with both light and dark rooms. Although the house doesn't look too big in size, I like how they set up the space to make it look spacious and clean.
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While we're always on the hunt for mind-blowing, massively creative art, we're just as happy when we come across clever illustrations that can just brighten up our day. Threadless just released one of Jaco Haasbroek's funny works, called…
Chinese artist Zhang Xiangxi uses old television sets to create intricately sculpted rooms. The sculptor's meticulous craftsmanship results in intriguing and unconventional dioramas with a wonderful sense of depth. He manages to not only recreate furniture like desks and beds, but Xiangxi also mirrors the genuine messiness of a real room.
Whether the artist is replicating his…Continue
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Iconic musicians like Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and Freddie Mercury are known for more than just their musical talents. Their unique fashion sense and wild costumes are crucial elements of their popularity. Given their legendary mark on fashion in pop culture, it shouldn't be too hard to spot the celebrity in Singapore-based graphic designer Medness' Iconic Musician…Continue
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Scotland-based laser physicist-turned-artist and web developer Tom Beddard, aka subBlue, has produced a number of intriguing geometric forms he refers to as Fabergé Fractals. Like an ornate Fabergé egg, Beddard's creations boast brilliant and intricate design patterns. The English artist uses a formulaic method to create…
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Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations,…Continue
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How sweet is this? It's a real-life Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house! Thankfully however, this story has a much sweeter ending. To help raise funding for The Great Ormond Street Hospital, architectural firm Alma-nac was commissioned by The Brunswick Center to create a massive gingerbread house in their gallery. Completely edible, the 10-foot tall house features an opening…Continue
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Located at 11,995 feet above sea level, Salar de Uyuni is a mystifying salt flat in Altiplano, Bolivia that has a reflective nature when covered with water. The briny layer of land, created through the rainy season, transforms the otherwise plated pockets of dry salt into a giant mirror, giving the illusion of walking on water. Though the salty desert is quite beautiful when left alone,…
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Turkish artist Şakir Gökçebağ creates new geometric shapes by cutting into various fruits and vegetables. Each redefined shape in his series of food art is crafted with precision and aligned accordingly. The arrangements created by Gökçebağ present interesting patterns that are, no pun intended, a…
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Brooklyn-based artist Marc Andre Robinson uses discarded furniture to create his eye-catching sculptural installations. The artist's piece titled Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves) salvages over a dozen chairs and exhibits their assemblage as an infinite loop presented at a slant. Each chair in Robinson's piece is an integral…Continue
Many high school students often consider going into college to major in some form of engineering, but very few have the portfolio that 18-year-old Justin Beckerman has, which now includes a working submarine! Growing up, Justin was always building miniature remote controlled machines out of scrap electronics he would find and, as he grew up, his skills in building and electronics…Continue
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Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro is known to construct enormous spheres with layers of complexities. One of his monumental orbs stands tall as the centerpiece of the Courtyard of the Pinecone at the Vatican Museum. The structure titled Sfera con Sfera, translated as Sphere within a Sphere, is a bronze statue that appears golden as the sun shines down…Continue
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Artist Dale Keys has an extensive collection of creative and playful drawings that will just make you smile. The illustrator and graphic designer uses vivid color and a positive attitude to develop each unique design. His artwork features cute cartoon animals, people, and monsters that are paired with word puns and messages of humor, sarcasm, and love.
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