These playful graphic prints by graphic designer, filmmaker and artist Safwat Saleem are quite entertaining. Coupled is a series that features relationships between two inanimate objects or cartoons that are interacting with each other in very unexpected ways. The two-color designs incorporate simple silhouettes paired with clever captions that give surprising meaning to each…Continue
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Looking at these paintings is like staring through a foggy window on a rainy day. Soft emotion in blurry form pours out of these feminine portraits by artist Mark Demsteader. The Manchester-based contemporary figurative artist is a self-taught master of the human form. His oil on canvas pieces feature pale figures set against a dark background. The dramatic contrast produces an…
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These ribbon-like objects are actually rolls of colorful tape, carefully and strategically placed throughout a warehouse in Sendai, Japan. Art director and graphic designer Koji Iyama has been working his way across the country, producing these playful installations as a way to promote mt masking tape. By utilizing the material in unexpected ways, Iyama shows his…
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Limbo is a collection of portraits featuring men who are trapped in a symbolic struggle between two choices. Based in El Salvador, artist Rodrigo Dada produced this series to illustrate the concept of transition. In the photographs, each person can choose to go one of two ways, continuing the descent underwater or moving forward and emerging above the surface.
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Being stuck out in the fields as these ominous clouds approach must be a terribly frightening experience. As the storm moves in, the rain pours down, and lighting strikes, 61-year-old German photographer Franz Schumacher doesn't run for cover. Instead, he sets up his camera and photographs the experience for all to see. Harvest Time is a series of storms that roll in during the…
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These amazing masks and sculptures look like they are made out of real fur. In fact, they are actually paper sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist José Suris IV. The awesome 3D illustrator creates these detailed little creatures out of various papers, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with…Continue
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When Alex Chacon decided to travel halfway around the world, he didn't choose to do so like your average tourist. Rather, he decided to travel by motorcycle as a unique way to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. A biomedical sciences graduate from the University of Texas, Chacon initiated the trip as a way to fulfill his traveling dreams before beginning his doctoral studies.…
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This recent installation by British artist Ian Berry, aka Denimu, is further proof of the artist's love for everything denim. News Stand is a life-sized replica of the average New York street vendor, filled with various magazines, snacks, lottery tickets, and even a postcard rack. But, rather than being constructed out of paper, metal, or cardboard, the entire piece is…Continue
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If you ever watched the Jetson's and longed to drive one of those flying cars, you will be super excited to see that the future is upon us. Massachusetts-based startup Terrafugia recently revealed plans for the TF-X, a hybrid-electric flying car that will just blow your mind. The company states, "We need the safety of commercial aviation, the convenience and flexibility of a car, and the freedom…
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In this appetizing series, still life and food photographer Beth Galton gives us a fresh perspective on some basic, everyday meals. Cut Food is a series of just that—food that is cut in half, giving us a glimpse at the gooey, delicious mid-sections of a doughnut, a bowl of soup, and even a hot dog on a bun. Your stomach will growl with hunger as you flip through this…
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In this series, Bulgarian photographer Kiril Stanoev pays tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. During her career, Kahlo produced quite a large number of self-portraits through which she was able to express herself and her emotions. Kahlo once said, "They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality." In honor of this renowned…Continue
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During her childhood, California-based artist Amberlee Rosolowich often visited her mother—a zookeeper and aquarium show diver—at work. Having grown up surrounded by animals, she uses this past as inspiration for her playful paintings which blend strong creatures interacting with young children. Rosolowich says, "I became fascinated early on with animal behavior,…Continue
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Bring the beauty and mystery of nature right into your home with this lovely light sculpture by creative collaboration Hilden & Diaz. The two artists, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, blend their artistic interests by starting with what they describe as "existing cultural icons and basic elements, which they transform and modify to tamper with the common perception."
With their backs to the camera, young schoolgirls sit and gaze out into their future in this series by photographer Weng Fen. Sitting on the Wall features faceless feminine youth who are intrigued by the city skylines of places like Hai-kou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. As the urban landscape finds itself in a continual state of change and expansion, so do these young girls…Continue
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London-based artist Cecily Vessey's playful collection of illustrations and prints feature city-themed skylines and landmarks from places including New York, Paris, and London. Regardless of which city you prefer, these Decorative Skyline Sticky Tape designs are a fun way to wrap packages, seal envelopes, and decorate all kinds…
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Italian artist Willy Verginer creates distinctly detailed wooden sculptures that are dipped into bright paints. Each piece is carved from a single piece of wood, and features young and old, male and female, and even animals. The final results are a strange mix of natural wood, stripes of bold colors and patterns, and detailed human figures that are incredibly lifelike.
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Born in Argentina, visual artist Gerardo Feldstein builds sculptures featuring wacky human figures with disproportionately large hands or feet. Made out of wire and wood, the pieces portray strangely intriguing moments when perspective is distorted.
Through his work, Feldstein challenges his viewers to make sense of what we see. The tiny headed figures with exaggerated features do all…Continue
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According to this series of illustrations by artist Patrick Moberg, life would be much easier if we all took a few quick notes from the behavior of a dog. The artist says, "My family never had a dog when I was younger, so I don't know a whole lot about them, but recently there's been a couple running around the office I work out of. Here's a couple things I've picked up…
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Wooden is a series by Germany-based graphic designer Antoni Tudisco. Just 21 years old, Tudisco is a talented young artist who says, "I [have been] a fan of extraordinary things ever since I was a child." Since receiving his diploma at age 18, Tudisco has been sought after by brand name companies including Reebok Woman, Coca-Cola, and MTV Philippines.
In this digital art project,…Continue
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A recent project commissioned by the UK's history TV channel Yesterday has artists transforming historical portraits into modern day interpretations. The series is meant to celebrate the station's new series, The Secret Life Of…, which is described as 14-part series that "lifts the lid on established and renowned superstars from…
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