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Famous Album Covers Pasted into Exact Locations in Google Street View

The Guardian's Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty (aka Redditor shystone) has released an incredible new series of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 17, 2014 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella



Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind Escape Velocity, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's kinetic. That means this fun-in-the-sun loving astronaut has…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky



When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Dad Uses Photoshop to Recreate Album Covers with His Sons



Lance Underwood has undoubtedly cemented his status as a "cool dad" thanks to his fantastic recreations of music album covers featuring his two sons, Taj and Amar. On the Tumblr QT Albums, Underwood posts album covers that he's photoshopped his sons into, assembling a fun collection that shows off his creativity, sense of humor, and…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Banksy's New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he’s up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that’s painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. It…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Spectacular Aerial Photos Reveal Intricate Beauty of Our World

Flamingos in Rosolina, Italy



The best part about sitting in the window seat of an airplane is the view. As it makes its final descent, you have a breath-taking vantage point where everything appears miniaturized and almost unreal. Photographer and licensed pilot Alex MacLean has spent years “sticking his camera out the cockpit” of a small Cessna 182,…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beautifully Intricate Food Illustrations by Anna Keville Joyce

When food stylist Anna Keville Joyce’s pet bird died, she mourned for its loss in a tangible way. She utilized her professional creative skills to aid in the healing process, and the results are beautiful. A Tribute to Budgie is a series of elegant birds comprised of food and arranged on plates. Joyce came up with the images and crafted the illustrations while photographer Agustín…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective



The Dark Side of the Covers is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the "other side." Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' Abbey Road, Nirvana's Nevermind, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, with a bit of a twist.

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood



It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Deteriorating Swimming Pool is a Stunning Optical Illusion

The pool that artist Jeroen Bisscheroux crafted isn’t the type that you’d swim in. Instead, it’s a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled POOL, loss of color and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool. Although it’s an impressive sight, Bisscheroux’s work is meant to evoke more than just a sense of wonder as it…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Arist Projects Historical Scenes on Modern Korean Landscapes



In his photo series Historic Present, Seoul-based artist Sungseok Ahn projects an image of the past on a screen placed in front of the same present-day location, overlapping past and present, history and modernity, and space and time. Through these images, we can track how much historical sites have changed. Ancient structures are replaced with sleek facades made of glass and steel;…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Suspended Installation Celebrates Light and Time



Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Giant Installation in Pakistan Confronts Drone Operators with the Face of a Victim



In an empty field in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, a massive portrait shows the face of a little girl, her eyes innocent yet piercing. This giant print was installed by a collaboration of artists and local villagers as a part of the project #NotABugSplat, designed to target the Predator drone operators who routinely harm civilians in their drone strikes.

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces



Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.

Low says, "I knew that it would be a challenge for me to scribble out and capture…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Clever Game of Thrones Illustrations Show Each Episode's Beautiful Death

I can't think of any other more beautiful artistic tribute to a television show than this one. Beautiful Death, by studio agency 360i and artist Robert M. Ball, is an illustrated series that shows us the death or deaths that occurred in each episode of the HBO hit show Game of Thrones. So far, each episode in all three seasons have been illustrated as well as the… Continue

Added by alice on April 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Installation Fills a Room Entirely with Colorful and Cute Objects



Stepping into Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda's installation Colorful Rebellion — Seventh Nightmare feels like stumbling into a wonderland that is simultaneously vividly bright, candy-sweet, and disorienting. This installation, which filled the Kianga Ellis Projects in Chelsea, New York earlier this year, features a room bursting with manufactured objects of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 10, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Portrait of Jackie Chan Made Out of 64,000 Chopsticks



Whether she's constructing innovative food creations or building portraits with coffee stains or…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen



Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice’s Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and…

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Added by alice on April 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Quirky "Tiny Tattoos" Paired with Paralleled Landscapes

Photographer Austin Tott pairs the small with the grandiose in his series Tiny Tattoos. The delightful images feature hand-drawn body art that’s positioned against a background from which they visually reference. In one photograph, we see a wrist that is marked with quotes in front of several stacks of books. Another dangles an abundance of vintage keys on strings with a hand…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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