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In a whimsical twist on ancient artwork, a terracotta army of sculptures re-imagines cartoon characters as stoic heroes. San Francisco-based artist Lizabeth Eva Rossof designed the army and hired an authentic terracotta-warrior replicator to manufacture the figures. Rossof’s sculptures are comprised of the same materials as the iconic army guarding the tomb of China’s first…

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Japanese firm Shimizu Corporation has developed plans for this incredible and futuristic self-sustaining city that floats just under the ocean's surface. This safe haven capable of sustaining a permanent population of 5000 is designed to use the ocean as shelter from storms and other climate hazards, retracting deeper underwater to shield it from conditions above the…

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In 2011, artist Jessamyn Lovell was at the gallery SF Camerawork discussing her upcoming show when her wallet—and, eventually, her identity—was stolen by a San Francisco woman named Erin Hart. When Lovell started receiving mysterious bills, parking tickets, and even a summons to appear in court on theft charges, she realized that…

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Just what goes into taking glamorously surreal photos? If you don't think there's that much planning that goes into taking a shot or two like this, you'd be absolutely wrong. Miss Aniela recently took a trip to Iceland to capture these images. She and her crew had to brave cold and icey conditions in order to get these spectacularly surreal shots. In her own words, here she is…

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Mike Mezeul II is a Texas-based photographer who's used to shooting everything from professional sporting events to music concerts. It's when he positions his camera up to the sky, however, that the real magic happens. The photographer isn't afraid to chase huge thunderstorms or surreal-looking mammatus clouds. Over the last fifteen years, he's traversed thousands of miles to…

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We’ve seen some great series that juxtapose the landscapes of the past with how they look in the present. But, this one turns the idea on its head. Damien Hypolite compares the modern-day Paris with photos of it from 1789 to 1799… well before the invention of photography.

So, how did he do it? Thanks to Hypolite’s computer knowledge and gaming enthusiasm, he printed out…

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Blu's newest mural is adding a dash of personality to the bustling streets of Rome, and it's looking at you.

The mural covers former military warehouse Porto Fluviale, transforming windows into eyes and walls into stunning faces. The entire three-story building now features a kaleidoscope of hues and a myriad of minute details. Contoured lines and gradient colors create the illusion of…

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Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the walls, he blends his own unique infusion of organic-looking shapes and abstract,…

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