The process of finding a shelter animal a permanent home is often difficult, and for black dogs it’s even harder. After photographer Fred Levy learned this, he began an endeavor to help these pups out. The Black Dog Project is a stunning photo series that captures…
We've just found one of the world's most dedicated moms. Over the course of four years, San Diego’s Angela Bonser used her sewing skills to handmake Disney-inspired costumes for her youngest daughter Haylie. Angela has whipped out miniature outfits that resemble some worn by princess characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Giselle from…Continue
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Self-proclaimed aviation nerd Mike Kelley recently compiled the outdoor activity of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in a single, amazing photograph. The architectural photographer spent nearly an entire day at the south complex of the airport capturing all of the takeoffs and some landings, then spent another eight hours using Photoshop to put everything together. It was…
Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back towards art later in life. When he emigrated to the United States from China, art became…
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With a background in architecture, photographer Chris Payne gives us a unique look at the beauty and order inside America's textile industry. The series, titled Textiles, is a celebration of craftsmanship and small-scale manufacturing which is persevering despite all of the global competition around today.
His interest in how things are designed and constructed led…Continue
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Train graffiti isn't uncommon and is something that might not catch your eye. But if you were stopped at a train crossing, you’d surely notice this boxcar made to look like a giant Nintendo Entertainment System game controller. The painted car includes the large plus sign and bright red buttons we all know and love.
This impressive piece of graffiti is a slightly modified version of the…Continue
It took sculptor Andy Yoder two years to reproduce the world. He did so in the form of a large globe that’s made from individually-painted matchsticks. It’s an understatement to say that this was a tedious endeavor, and the results are amazing. Detail shots of Yoder’s work showcase the thought and consideration that went into the placement of every match. There’s no…Continue
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Did you ever wish that you owned your very own island? Well, here's your chance! Singapore-based Swedish author Fredrik Härén developed Ideas Island, a concept in which he offers people a free place to stay on one of his private islands so that they can work on their creative ideas.
Härén owns three islands:…Continue
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As we've seen in photography, it takes a good…Continue
We generally imagine sandcastles as modest estates formed by countless grains of sand. But for artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho, they thought the opposite. Taking a minuscule sand particle, they etched an entire castle on it. The process took them nearly four years to perfect, but the results are extraordinary. These detailed images (enlarged as photographs) are…
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After seven long months of work, California-based artist Sean Sullivan finished Grand Pale Maw, an expansive drawing that covered the wall of a hallway in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery. Using just a black marker, the artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak tree in his mind, but his imagination quickly took off from there as he painstakingly…
With incredible precision, California-based artist Sam Larson produces tiny illustrations that are no larger than a penny. To prove it, he places a penny right next to the drawings and documents them on Instagram.
In the images, Larson manages to include great details, color, and shading that require close inspection to fully appreciate. His variety of scenes feature mountains,…Continue
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Netherlands-based visual artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra draws mind-blowing illustrations that merge together people, animals, and everyday objects in ingenious ways. His detailed illustrations are a fascinating study of contrasts and strange connections between organic and manmade elements, biology and mechanics, living creatures and inanimate objects.
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Though he walked up and down the same street every single day, French street artist OakOak didn't quite know what was missing from a particular spot on the wall...until now. In his latest piece, he paints Bruce Lee flying through the air, kicking a broken piece of metal as if his incredible force had bent it. Located in the town where OakOak comes from, Saint Etienne (eastern central France),…
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Is it just me or is anyone else feeling a little bit queasy just looking at this? Luckey Climbers are three dimensional sculptures, designed for children, that encourage physical activity (and help give kids courage - I added that last part). Made of bent plywood or plastic platforms that are suspended by steel pipes and cables, these structures act like modern day jungle…Continue
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From now till April 10, students on the EPLF campus in Lausanne, Switzerland can witness an awesome piece of art. Street artists Leon Keer and Remko van Schaik spent six days creating a 3D artwork of Space Invaders, those video game characters we all grew up with in the late 70s and early 80s. The massive painting, that…
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Sally Ride, physicist and astronaut
You’ve probably heard of women scientists like Marie Curie and Sally Ride, but do you know what they’re famous for? Maybe not. Designer Hydrogene came up with this fantastic series that honors six pioneering women in science. Each minimalist-style poster uses limited color and includes an image that symbolizes the scientists’…
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As digital music continues to thrive, CDs are more and more a thing of the past. For the architects of Ignatov Architects, though, the little round discs were the perfect medium for this art project, entitled Mirror Culture. For the interactive installation, the team, along with 128 volunteers, invited residents and visitors of Varna in Bulgaria to help mount more than 6,000…
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DesignCrowd, an online marketplace for graphic design services, recently launched a contest that can only be described as hilarious. Taking a high-res photo of any famous celebrity, they asked designers to use their skills in Photoshop, graphic design or illustration in creating the most realistic hipster possible. "Think of hand-me-down skinny jeans,…Continue
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