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Perfectly Glossy Hand-Drawn Water Glides Across Stones



This shiny rock bed is filled with more colors than you might normally see in nature. That's because the detailed images are actually colored pencil drawings by artist Ester Roi. Based in Southern California, Roi spends much of her time studying how rocks and flowers interact with water. To produce visual representations of this effect, she draws with pencils, crayons, and oil pastels on her…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 23, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Simple Drawings Playfully Transformed With Cotton Puffs

Freelance graphic designer Tang Chiew Ling uses all kinds of everyday objects to create simple and playful illustrations. In this series, Object Art 2: Cotton's Fun, Ling has blended very basic line drawings with simple puffs of cotton balls. She says, "In this project, most of my thoughts are more on a childhood dream or a child imagination." Through her use…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Repetitive Boat Installation Demonstrates a Calm Simplicity



Passageway, Inside-Downside is a recent installation by German conceptual artist Wolfgang Laib and presented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The piece consisted of small brass boats sitting on top of mounds of rice and arranged precisely along a gallery floor. Alongside the small, organized grouping were also ten drawings and several monumental sculptures that all worked…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 22, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Elaborate NY LEGO Exhibit Inspired by Famous Masterpieces



We were very excited to hear about The Art of the Brick, the world's most elaborate LEGO display at Discovery Times Square New York Museum. Now that it's here, it's beyond what we even imagined! Inspired by many famous artists throughout history,…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Historic Passports Belonging to Famous People from the Past

Albert Einstein

Everybody in the world needs a passport in order to travel internationally, even famous stars and celebrities. During the application process, there is always a brief moment of hesitation, knowing that if you take a bad photograph, that dreaded image will linger with you for a solid ten years of travel. This incredible…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

130 Men Express Their Personal Style Through Facial Hair



A man's facial hair is a very personal thing. Length, shape, and grooming are just some of the very conspicuous ways for a man to express his own style. However, choosing to wear facial hair has also become strongly influenced by society's definitions of masculinity. In an effort to explore these social stereotypes, photographer Joseph D.R. OLeary began documenting men with…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Gorgeous Urban Landscapes Captured from Dubai Rooftops



Vadim Makhorov certainly has an adventurous spirit! The Russian photographer braves "interesting, unusual, and hard to reach areas" in order to capture urban landscapes from creative perspectives. By scaling tall buildings and having no fear of heights, he provides the rest of us with captivating views of places quite unlike anything we've seen before.

During his travels,…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Slices of Golf Balls Reveal Colorfully Abstract Designs

Golf balls all look generally the same on the outside—a textured white surface with a tiny little logo on the side. However, did you ever consider what material makes up the interior? Out of curiosity, Ohio-based photographer James Friedman decided to cut a ball in half and when he did, he was pleasantly surprised by what he found. After slicing open about 20 different balls,…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hilarious Food Art Features Potatoes Wearing Pink Sunglasses



These miniature potato installations are absolutely hilarious. Artist Peter Pink, self-described as "a nonsense maker," has taken the very basic food item and transformed it into a large group of expressive personalities. Potatoes is a series of situations in which the pink-sunglasses-wearing spuds protest with pink flags, fight off large groups of cucumbers, and catch some rays under pink…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Giant Oil Spill Covers the Floors of a Swiss Abbey



This giant leak seems to be consuming the floors of the Abbey-church of Bellelay. In fact, the flowing liquid is actually an installation by artist Romain Crelier. The Swiss artist's work often interacts with architecture as he strives to move average perceptions of space beyond normal expectations. This year, he was commissioned by the abbey Foundation Bellelay to produce a contemporary…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazing Display of Three Porsches Shooting Off Into the Sky



The flying cars of the future are here! Or so it seems with this installation entitled Porsche 2013 by artist and designer Gerry Judah. The London-based artist was commissioned by Porsche GB to develop this central display for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual motor racing event that takes place in the UK. The very theatrical installation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Imaginative Illustrations Cleverly Merge Cartoon Worlds

We've seen clever cultural comparisons before, but this one definitely has a new twist. In Cartoon Conspiracy, artist Andrew Kolb has taken fictional animated worlds and combined them into busy urban landscapes. The Ontario-based…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Intricate Hand-Cut Leaf Designs Reflect Wonders of Nature



In this intricate work, Spain-based artist Lorenzo Durán transforms the already baffling wonder of nature into even more incredible works of hand-cut art. The self-taught artist first began carving when he saw a caterpillar eating a leaf and was inspired to use a similar dissection technique to reveal the hidden mysteries of nature. Durán uses dried leaves as his canvas…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Funny Illustrations Feature Rapper Jay-Z's 99 Problems



Fans of rapper Jay-Z's music will get a kick out of this illustrated series, 99 Problems, by artist Ali Graham, who claims that "even world famous rappers have problems." Each day, the freelance artist produces a simple image to visually portray a new issue that the popular musician must face. One might think that such a famous guy would encounter very fabulous dilemmas, but the series…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Explosive Paintings Reach Beyond the Traditional Frame



In these artworks by artist Valerie Hegarty, it looks like the walls have exploded with an array of fruits, foliage, and decay. At first glance, one might think they are viewing art that has been destroyed. However, Hegarty is well-known for her explosive work that reaches out, beyond a flat area and into three-dimensional space.

To produce each piece, Hegarty uses a…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 15, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Decorative Carpet Design Made Completely With Fruit



Brussels-based event company Villa Eugénie recently developed this deliciously appealing carpet made completely out of fresh fruit. The installation was created to promote the launch of clothing line Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection. The company used everything from lemons and limes to green apples, bananas, and strawberries to complete the extensive design filled with…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hot Lava Sets Adventurous Photographer's Feet on Fire



There are all kinds of daredevil photographers in the world, from those who like incredible heights to the fearless pursuers of extreme sports. And now, add…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rows of Reflective Boxes Illustrate Portuguese Street Party



Portugal-based project FAHR 021.3 is a creative collaboration between artists Filipa Frois Almeida and Hugo Reis. According to their website, the duo explores "new concepts of ephemeral architecture, installation and urban art." Recently, the group produced this temporary piece entitled Estrutura de S. João as part of the event Acorda! in the Design Institute of Guimarães. The…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 14, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

Hilarious Reactions to Getting Splashed in the Face

It's not everyday that a person has a bucket of water poured over their head but, when it does happen, it's generally an unexpected experience. This photo series, entitled Splash, documents the hilarious responses that people and animals have during that moment of surprise. The comical project is a collaborative between Toronto-based photographers David Wile and…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 13, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Powerful African Wildlife Bursts Out of Lively Landscapes



When creating a portrait, painters often ask their models to sit for them in order to capture an accurate depiction. Artist Karen Laurence-Rowe, however, has a bit of an unusual situation. Her subjects are actually a wide variety of African wildlife, so she can't exactly ask them to sit still.

Laurence-Rowe is one of Kenya's leading wildlife artists, documenting everything…

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Added by katie hosmer on July 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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