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Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased American leaders to highlighting America's modern scientific, economic, and…

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Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a new form of beautiful, breathtaking or funny art. We admire these ten individuals for making a…

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One of the Met's favorite photographers, Annie Leibovitz, is behind the new poster for the upcoming Cinderella movie. Starring Downtown Abbey actress Lily James as Cinderella, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as the Prince, Cate Blanchett as the stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother, this Disney movie looks like it's…

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In the cold depths of Russia's northeastern Chukotka region, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov captures colorful signs of life in the snow through his breathtaking images of foxes in the wild. Kislov, who enjoys hiking to distant spots and photographing wildlife in between his long shifts as a mining engineer, presents a stunning look at the foxes who live and hunt in the icy region.

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Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it appears slightly three-dimensional and is presented in surprisingly tactile…

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Expected to Open in 2020

George Lucas, who revolutionized the art of storytelling and motion pictures with his epic Star Wars films, seeks to change the way people understand narrative art and moving images by building the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a $300M art museum to open on the lakefront of Chicago in 2020. Joining nearby cultural institutions such as the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum on…

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Minipresso is a travel-sized espresso maker for people on the go. Created by the Hong Kong company Wacaco, it’s a cylindrical, all-in-one system that includes everything you’d need to brew a fresh cup. The sleek, modern design looks like a capsule, and inside it has a scoop for measuring and tamping grounds, a serving cup, and an insulated thermos for hot water.

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Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjaðrá flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water from glaciers through rocks, the canyon has been hallowed out for…

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Photographer Erin Elizabeth has a knack for taking adorable photos of newborns. In fact, the award-winning photographer is also one of Australia's most recognized for newborn photography. Since 2008, she's been capturing babies from a few days old to a few weeks old in her studio using only 100% natural light. Her photos could rival those of another Australia photographer Anne Geddes,…

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Sofia Ajram is a Montreal, Canada-based photographer who creates surreal photos filled with beautiful light. Whether her subjects are being magically lifted into the air or dancing to the beat of their own drum, each person is consumed by the moment. Not much is known about the artist except that she's currently working on a Bachelors on East Asian Studies & Women's Studies…

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