Canada-based illustrator Jenny Liz Rome combines what seems like average fashion images with unexpected animal details. The artist produces elements like soft peacock feathers, fish bowls, and roaring lion faces that naturally emerge from flowing hair and patterned clothing and blend with female figures. As feathers float away and lions bare their teeth, viewers are…
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Inspired by the cinema, French photographer Victoria Audouard takes us on a little adventure in this photo series entitled Mirrors. The portraits are reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, where every adventure is a confusing whirl of complex ideas. Each fairytale setting features a young girl reflecting the landscape back towards the viewer through a rounded mirror. As she…
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With this new 3D-printed exoskeletal cast idea, the incredibly fun and funky looking design provides a bit of leeway when it comes to scratching that itch halfway down your arm or balancing one leg outside of the shower so as not to get the cast wet. Victoria University of Wellington Architecture and Design school graduate Jake Evill recently developed this concept, called…Continue
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Elysium Woodworks is a creative husband and wife shop that offers all kinds of fun, personalized and custom engravings on wood cutting boards. The California-based team creates designs which often start as sketches on paper and are eventually transformed into these gorgeous, intricate carvings. The imaginative concepts include hand drawn images, clever…
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Using old typewriter parts, Jeremy Mayer produces these complex sculptures of anatomically correct human figures and animals. The Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator collects the unwanted and antiquated machines and happily takes them apart in order to create something incredibly unique. He doesn't solder, weld, or glue the parts together, so the entire piece involves only…
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How outrageous is this Speak Like a Native ad campaign by Hakuhodo Indonesia advertising agency! With innovation at the heart of their operations, the company's creative team concocted this eye-catching concept by following the motto of "creative alchemy," where new ideas come from unexpected combinations.
The bizarre series was developed to promote Berlitz Language…Continue
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These Self-Portraits and Liquid Friends are energetic paintings by Nikos Gyftakis. Using vibrant colors and swirling brush strokes, the Greek artist blends curves and circular lines together to form each oil painting. From a distance, eyes and faces stare out at the viewer. Upon closer inspection, each face transforms into an abstract blur of…Continue
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You may want to grab a snack before checking out this Sandwich Book by photographer and graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski. In this day of digital and audio books, it's nice to see something that you can actually hold in your hands, but the pages of this book are not exactly what you would expect.
Piotrowski uses realistic imagery to produce a picture book that looks good…Continue
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At first you may think you are looking at four separate photographs placed directly next to each other in a square formation. But, look closely and you'll realize that what you see is completely real—no Photoshop used at all! New York-based photographer Béla Borsodi created this single image for band VLP's recent album,…
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For more than 35 years, the rainbow flag has stood as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride and diversity. Last year, using the rainbow flag as inspiration, Cape Town-based designer Pierre le Riche designed Broederbond in an attempt to explore and to better understand the social issues that surround homosexuality in his home town and within Afrikaner…
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These oil on canvas paintings by artist Emily Burns explore contemporary concepts of female beauty. The artist's experimental portraits, a series entitled Deer Girls, feature sensual, feminine figures paired with deer heads. The pin-up girl portraits stimulate a curiosity about the natural blend between human and animal. By eliminating the face, Burns removes a viewer's natural instinct to…
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Wearing glasses is a great way to express your own personal style. Choosing frames can be quite the process, but with the perfect pair, they can become a part of your unique identity. Italian multimedia designer and art director Federico Mauro recently explored this defining fashion sense through a series of posters entitled Famous Eyeglasses.
The minimalist artwork…Continue
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When the whole family gets together, it's not unusual to mark the special occasion with a family portrait. Some families coordinate outfits, everyone crams together, and someone is always grumpy about having to pose for the picture. It's quality family time that, at some point, just about everyone has experienced.
Interested in this dynamic, New York-based photographer…Continue
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This airplane exhibit looks like it was attacked by hundreds of old-fashioned arrows and shot right out of the sky. The piece, entitled Avião, was developed by Havana-based creative collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters).
With meticulous attention to detail, the duo, consisting of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, produce projects that focus on the…Continue
Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment—fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami—into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the refrigerator and the market provide him with all kinds of creative motivation to produce new artwork. The…
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With this clever technology by a small, Taiwan-based coffee chain, no longer will your cup of morning joe be confused with someone else's order at the local coffee shop. To promote their business, Let's Cafe has recently introduced an innovative foam art printer that produces your own face on the surface of any delicious foamy latte. The realistic depiction exactly mimics the original…
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Rebound: Dissections and Excavations in Book Art is an exciting installation that utilizes books for much more than just reading. Currently open at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, the collective exhibit features artwork by five different mixed-media artists:…Continue
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These meditative, rainy day moments look like photographs but they are actually a series of drawings by artist Elizabeth Patterson. Inspired by the transformations and distortions that form when light shines through water, the LA-based artist develops these incredibly realistic images using only colored pencils and graphite.
Patterson was first inspired to produce this…Continue
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French interior architect and designer Grégroire de Laforrest develops fresh, new designs that break many conventional expectations. Cage Archibird is an example of his spectacular creativity. The clever piece naturally integrates two main functions, serving both as a table and as a birdcage.
Within the interior, small birds have the freedom to move around…Continue
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Climbing on board a boat, putting on scuba gear, and splashing into the water to go diving is not an activity for everyone. But for some, like Flickr photographer lar3, diving is the perfect opportunity for discovery. In these surreal landscapes, the adventurous photographer transports us to another world. From an underwater perspective, he captures natural gradients of color and interesting…
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