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Animals Struggle with the City on Their Shoulders

Artist Pim Palsgraaf has created a strange and somewhat surreal project called Multiscape where city scenes are being carried by preserved, dead animals. Palsgraaf aims to show us the contradiction between culture and nature. There is a distinct struggle of urbanization and mother nature, where it seems as though the city is dominating.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on August 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

QR Code Fashion Illustrations

High fashion meets new technology in this unique art project by Yiying Lu. The Fail Whale creator was commissioned by American magazine Meets Obsession to create their feature story 10 Most Intriguing in Fashion. It will profile ten noteworthy… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Beautifully Unusual Animal Sculptures

Just when we thought we'd seen it all, specifically when it comes to animal art, we came across Sydney-based artist Anna-Wili Highfield's paper and copper pipe sculptures! Elegant and beautiful, the copper sculptures are made by bending and manipulating the pipe until they create forms that resemble line drawings. Equally striking are the paper sculptures which are made… Continue

Added by alice on August 17, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Underwater Music Video Inspired by My Modern Met

While we'll always be a fan of underwater photography and motion, that's not the full reason why we're showing you this music video. José Lourenço, a a writer and director based in Toronto, recently reached out to us to tell us about Muscle Relaxants, a new video he created for the indie rock band, The Rural Alberta Advantage.

This song is the second single from their second LP, Departing, which was released on Saddle Creek Records in the… Continue

Added by alice on August 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Fascinating Photo Collages

Photographer Mareen Fischinger invites you to see the world from her point of view. She takes hundreds of individual photographs of one subject all from the same perspective. Then, she creates semi-transparent layers that overlap onto themselves until they make a complete picture. She calls it panography.

“These are not panoramas in the normal sense,” Fischinger explains, “but more the… Continue

Added by alice on August 16, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Tiger Mom

When Japan-born illustrator Yuta Onoda was asked to create an illustration for The Atlantic's books section, or specifically for Amy Chua's controversial book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, she came up with this beautiful piece.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, published in January 2011, ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother’s journey in strict… Continue

Added by alice on August 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Spanish Vixen's Fantastic Digital Illustrations

Barcelona-based Marta Nael has a passion for creating art, more specifically for matte painting and concept art. This has driven her to strive to be the best and to excel while working on projects. Such mastery allowed her to become a freelancer under the “wing of a big studio.” It should come as no surprise considering her digital illustrations are unique and fantastically wonderful.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on August 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Run-Down Model Homes

Old, dilapidated buildings are usually an unsightly scene. In this case, however, miniature broken down houses are appreciated for being wonderful works of art. The series itself is “based on photographs of abandoned structures neglected by man and destroyed by the weather,” says the website.

The photographs were taken by an amateur photographer from North Dakota who artist Ofra Lapid found… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

René Magritte-Inspired Dunny

This is for all of you vinyl toy collectors out there! How cute is this new Dunny by UK art studio Triclops? Inspired by the René Magritte's The Son of Man painting, Rene London Dunny has a transparent blue head with a painted green apple in front and a cloud in the back. Check out those sweet accessories including a black bowler hat, umbrella, and pipe.

About the painting… Continue

Added by alice on August 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Shockingly Amazing Photorealistic Digital Portraits

How incredibly amazing are these digital paintings of some of our favorite celebrities and movie characters? Melbourne, Australia-based Sheridan Johns is the talented illustrator behind these works.

"I started doing digital paintings since 2003 - just messing around with Photoshop 7," she says. "In 2005, I decided to take this style more… Continue

Added by alice on August 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Creative Illustrations with a Twist

Rio de Janeiro native and deviantArt user JrDragao is the man behind these cool and quirky illustrations. While most of them are rich in color, it's the fact that many of them are deep in meaning that make them so intriguing. Sit back and stare at each one for a moment to try and figure out the stories. Funny and… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 12, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Art in the Streets Breaks MOCA's Attendance Record!

MOCA just announced that the Art in the Streets exhibition, which ran for 81 days or from April 17 to August 8, 2011, was the most attended exhibition in the museum's history! With 201,352 visitors, it exceeded the previous two records for Andy Warhol Retrospective (2002) and MURAKAMI (2007), which welcomed 195,000 and 149,323 visitors, respectively.

You may remember that we wrote… Continue

Added by alice on August 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Minimalist Superhero Posters

Marvel superheroes are receiving a minimalist makeover! Marko Manev created these wonderful tribute posters that feature everyone from Spiderman to Magneto. They have a nice, worn look to them that only add to their overall awesomeness. …


Added by Alyssa Anda on August 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Artists Pay Tribute to Norman Rockwell

Alina Chau

If you love Norman Rockwell's classic American paintings, then you'll enjoy this tribute show dedicated to the iconic American artist. From now through September 25, 2011, visit the The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California to see American Nostalgia:… Continue

Added by alice on August 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Surreal Dreams and Nightmares

English illustrator Alexander Wells uses both traditional and digital mediums in creating impeccable illustrations. Doing so “allows him to tackle a diverse range of briefs,” shares his website. His work can be described using a wide range of complimentary adjectives, from awesome to the downright impressive. His ability to produce such astounding illustrations has caught the eyes of art… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Liu Bolin Disappears into Racks of Soda

After his brief June trip to New York, modern-day magician Liu Bolin is back in his Beijing studio to show us another one of his masterful creations. In Plasticizer, Bolin paints… Continue

Added by alice on August 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Sliced Metal Sculptures

What makes Korean sculptor Chan Girl Park stand out is his ability to create metal sculptures by layering thin metal pieces as if he was putting together a puzzle. He calls his works of art “sliced images.” Park uses three-dimensional topography charts to plot out where he'll place each slice next. His mastery of this type of sculpting has earned him numerous solo and group exhibitions across Korea… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 10, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Making Kids' Drawings Come Alive

LUKE, age 8 - Ninjago

How much fun would it be to make your kid's drawings come alive? Imagine an awesome showcase of your child’s drawings but in illustrations that are professionally done. That's what Garrett Miller is all about. “They don’t always have the ability to draw exactly what they were imagining. I’m here to help make those drawings come a… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Help Categorize Art and Win an iPad 2

ArtFinder is a cool website where you can find art that you like, create you own collections, and then share those collections with others via Facebook and Twitter. To be able to search for art you like, though, it is necessary for the images to be properly tagged. That's where all of us come in.

ArtFinder teamed up with… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on August 10, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Underwater Shipwreck Art Gallery

Last year, Austrian Andreas Franke, an avid diver and professional photographer, explored the Vandenberg shipwreck off Key West, Florida taking several photos of the sunken ship. When he returned to Austria and examined his shots, Franke had an interesting idea. The ship, which was sunk as an artificial reef, would find a renewed purpose.

"Even though there is so much life, marine… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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