Photographers Philip Kirkman and Shannon McLaughlin recently ventured out into the streets of New York to put a little twist on the concept of a steamy pin-up calendar. In the NYC Taxi Drivers 2014 Beefcake Calendar, the two photographers feature good-humored taxi cab drivers posing…
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At first glance, you might think these scenes are just rough line drawings along a wall. However, upon closer inspection, it quickly becomes clear that each "illustration" is actually formed out of purposefully arranged wire. Entitled Rough Sketch Products, the series of unique pieces was developed by Tokyo University of the Arts student Daigo Fukawa for his 2013 senior thesis…
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Founded by industrial designer and orthopedic surgeon Scott Summit, the company uses 3D scanning technology to capture an image of the existing leg, and then builds a matching…Continue
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The Glow is a colorful, paint-splattered series by Brazil-based photographer Sarah Leal. Using neon paints and a black light, Leal narrows in on certain features and details of the human body. The orange and green paint splatters mix together with blue skin to create surreal compositions where lips and hands pop out against the darkness.
Inspired by fellow neon artist…Continue
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We've seen celebs and models posing with adorable little puppies or cute kittens before, but stripping down and hugging a fish is definitely a new approach to portraiture! Recently, British organization FishLove…
Fans of classic movies like Big, Goonies, Blade Runner, or The Terminator will just love this fun collection by Italy-based team Van Orton Design. In the series of 80's Movie Posters, the artists recreated the characters of each story in the style of stained-glass windows.
The artists achieved incredible details by first illustrating…Continue
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At first glance, this amazing piece seems like a simple candle with a burning wick and slowly melting wax dripping down the sides. However, upon closer inspection, an incredible little scene reveals itself in the form of digital art.
Created by Indonesia-based artist Ferdi Rizkiyanto, Uncharted features the journey of a group of people as they climb the sides of the luminous…Continue
Cologne-based photographer Kilian Schönberger introduces his viewers to an alternative way of seeing nature in these still shots that could have been taken right out of a daydream. Cloud Forest is a series of monochromatic landscapes that transform leaves and branches into beautiful rows of abstract lines and shapes.
There is a mystical presence mixed into the wispy fog…Continue
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Inside, it's raining a rainbow of colors in this installation by Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Installed at the Sadie Coles HQ in London, Melodrama consists of 3,000 plaster raindrops suspended from the ceiling with barely visible monofilament. Movement throughout the space is guided by the…
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Quick, thick brushstrokes and bold colors make up these impressive figurative paintings by London-based painter Andrew Salgado. Focusing more on the broad concept than on the precise details, Salgado produces emotional portraits that convey feelings of sadness.
In his work,…Continue
New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the ornate forms that have a traditional feel. There's so much going on in each scene…Continue
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Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan) is a unique black and white series that merges the Italian city with the people who live there. Created by designer and photographer Francesco Paleari, each composition is an abstract mix…Continue
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Rainy days are often dreary, but not in these photographs! 25-year-old Morten Nordstrøm is inspired by the small pools of mirrored water covering the streets after a storm. In his collection, World Seen Through My Eyes, the artist documents the world through beautifully crisp, watery reflections.
Based in Copenhagen, the young photographer captures urban life…Continue
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Artist Karla Mialynne achieves such impressively realistic details in her illustrations that viewers often wonder how she does it. In order to satisfy the natural desire for information, Mialynne has started aligning the tools she uses directly next to the images that she creates.
As a result, viewers can see the wide variety of pencils, pens, watercolors, and inks that…Continue
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For Disintegrating (above), Oefner carefully disassembled 1950s and 1960s model cars and individually photographed each part, using needles and string to achieve the proper…Continue
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Team Sweden, consisting of 25 students from Chalmers University, recently developed this environmentally-friendly group house that is powered entirely by the sun. Halo is a sustainable living concept that began as a rough sketch and eventually emerged into a full-scale, functioning building.
The 645-square-foot circular design was intended to foster group living by…Continue
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Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate X-Ray Portraits. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the closeness of the bodies suggests that the two forms are actually…
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Maria Francesca Melis' unique style of self-portraiture is filled with unexpected surprises. In her series, Variable Face, the 22-year-old artist hides behind all kinds of everyday objects, using everything from bananas and bunches of grapes to dead fish. She documented herself in a wide range of backdrops and the beautiful results are a surprising blend of portraiture and…
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Technology is improving every day and with those changes come exciting new ways to produce art, like Procreate, an app that allows artists to create detailed, digital finger-paintings. This image of Morgan Freeman is the result of that ever-improving technology. The piece was created by UK-based visual artist Kyle Lambert on…
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Landscape photographer Michael Quinn takes us on a visual adventure with this series entitled Greenland Reflection. Each photograph features a stunning display of natural formations that seem to float along the surface of the rippling blue water. Light reflects all around, producing intense shadows as well as a greenish glow on parts of the textured exterior.
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