For many kids (and now adults), Street Fighter is one of the most iconic arcade games of all time. Last weekend, San Francisco lifestyle boutique Bait paid tribute to the game by throwing a Street Fighter event featuring an art exhibition, mini tournament which was streamed live with onsite commentary, and a personal appearance by series producer Ono-san.
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Few things are more gratifying than beautiful art. Too many pleasures are short lived, but good art has the ability to get under your skin and overwhelm your senses; in other words, good art is good for the soul. That’s the sort of art Cryptik produces - breathtaking, inspiring and gorgeous. Based in the US, the talented Cryptik creates art in public spaces that focuses on Eastern philosophies,…Continue
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To celebrate their 50th anniversary of being introduced into Japan, LEGO sponsored a cross-country workshop where over 5000 people in 6 different regions collaborated to create a gigantic map of their…Continue
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That's not a photograph or a painting you're looking at. It's actually made using something many people have sitting in their office - a normal date stamp. Berlin-based artist Federico Pietrella layers ink dates to create the gradients desired for the scene so that when viewed from a distance, they all blend together, revealing an impressive portrait or city scene. The longer I…Continue
Abraham Lincoln, John Lennon, and John F. Kennedy, Jr. Besides being amazingly accomplished men and acting as inspirations for future generations, they each have something else in common. All were taken before their time by a bullet. Since their invention, bullets have been used for hunting or war, but now artist David Palmer is taking the discarded shells and creating phenomenal…Continue
15-year-old German teen Patrick Sinner is dead-set on claiming a Guinness world record. In fact, this aspiring teen has wanted to do it ever since he was just 12-years-old. With the help of some of his friends, he's as close as he's ever been.
They attempted to make the largest spiral shaped wall of domino pieces by creating a colorful 26-ft diameter spiral made up of an astounding…Continue
Photographer Steve McCurry is a world renowned photojournalist whose incredible photos have been published in an array of magazines. We've featured his photos several times on our site before, however, this only represents a small…
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Professional botanist Patrick Blanc creates spectacular gardens. However, what is truly unique about these green spaces is that each one is grows vertically. While on a trip to India, Blanc learned that as long as plants get enough water and light, they can grow virtually anywhere. Inspired, he returned back to his hometown of Paris and created his very first vertical garden. Nowadays, he sets up these spectacular sights on and in museums, restaurants, shops…
Japanese artist Haroshi creates some truly impressive sculptures out of a very uncommon medium. By taking old, broken, or abandoned skateboards, he repurposes them for his artwork. We've featured his stellar pieces before, and now he's back with some more incredible recycled…
London-based artist Mark Powell creates phenomenal ink pen portraits of the elderly. He expertly captures their expressions while rendering the cracks and folds in their experienced, aged faces with deft artistry. What sets his collection of works apart is the canvas on which he draws on. Instead of using a normal sketchbook, Powell draws on discarded envelopes, making an important…Continue
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Self-taught artist Krystopher Sapp's mixed media pieces reveal his fascination with war and weaponry. His newest collection of pieces, entitled When a Good Man Goes to War, takes historic guns, such as an authentic Springfield rifle or .44 caliber handgun, and transforms them into ornate and visually striking art pieces. He creates creepy scenes using artifacts or images of…
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Designed by 31-year old Brian Chan, these amazing origami insects have a remarkable amount of detail in them. Each one of these incredible pieces is made from a single sheet of paper that hasn't been cut. It takes careful planning to get the right form from the folds, which Chan says adds that "extra challenge."
Many look so life-like that they can be considered miniature…Continue
Created by Japanese artist Macoto Murayama, Inorganic Flora shows us new observations and studies of flowers like never before. He first takes a number of photos and sketches of plants from nearly every angle. He then uses an array of digital programs, like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and even 3-D modeling, to create highly visual works. By highlighting and separating…
We just can't seem to get enough of artist Joe Black. Recently, we posted about his stunning child soldier piece and have since discovered more of his fantastic work. Playing off the same pointillistic effect, these pieces all use painted buttons to complete a…
If you've been a reader of My Modern Met for awhile now, this artist's comic book style should look very familiar to you. It's from none other than the UK-based street artist Phlegm. Never seeming to slow down, he recently created another piece in his signature style spotted in Sheffield England.
Phlegm doesn't work solely in England, though. He has created murals in…Continue
Made by artist Joe Black, Made in China is an impressive piece rendered out of 5,500 plastic toy soldiers. It depicts the portrait of a young Chinese solider taken for the cover of LIFE magazine in 1938 on the story of the Sino Japanese War. To create a pointillism effect, each tiny replica is placed with a great attention to detail then spray painted their…
England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates fantastic and imaginative scenes all using paper. Much like his series of cut books, the Boxed Constructions pieces are very similar in style but allow for more creativity with the arrangement of…
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Bourrasque, by London-based designer Paul Cocksedge, is meant to represent a large collection of papers blowing away in the wind. Made for France's City of Lyon's annual Festival of Lights, each sheet of "paper" is made from a special conductive material that lights up when a current is passed through it. All are the exact size of a standard piece of printer paper and were…