As we gradually grow older, the changes that take place on a daily basis are subtle. However, over longer periods of time, those minor wrinkles and graying hair become much more noticeable. To show these effects of time and aging on people, London-based photographer Ana Oliveira developed these two projects, entitled Identidades (Identities) and Identidades II (Identities…Continue
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In Milky Way - Breath, artist Mihoko Ogaki takes the mystery of the night sky and combines it with sculptures of the human body. Each figure is formed out of plastic and then embedded with bright LEDs, which shine through thousands of little holes and illuminate the surrounding walls. The results are a bright starry sky, projected outward from the dying…Continue
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Arizona-born photographer Mike Brodie first began taking pictures in 2004 when he found a Polaroid camera on the backseat of his friend's car and she gave it to him. Just a teenager at the time, Brodie was an adventure-seeker and he was fascinated with the train-hopping community. So, he took his camera and ventured towards the train tracks, jumping on the first train that…
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When envisioning his marriage proposal to his future wife, Matthew Hartman probably never planned for this. As he and his girlfriend Elizabeth stood on a rock, amid the ocean waves in Southern California, he knelt down on one knee and brought out a ring. Nearby friends video recorded the moment and captured it on camera as a giant wave crashed up over the rocks and knocked…
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From a distance, these ballerina sculptures seem elegant and peaceful, a beautiful representation of a graceful dance form. However, upon closer investigation, the wire sculptures might actually send a shiver down your spine. Based in Johannesburg, artist Regardt van deer Meulen formed the figures out of steel as an illustration of the vulnerable human body. They stand…
Every day in March, artist Hong Yi, aka Red, is posting a photo a day on Instagram to promote her daily food art creations that are set on a white plate background. The Malaysian artist believes that creativity is all around us, and for this project, she says, "I hope this inspires you and makes you realize that you can get creative with anything, even with limited tools, and…Continue
Australian photographer Lisa Tomasetti has worked as a visual artist and film stills photographer for the past 23 years. Her eye for cinematic drama comes through in her dance photography, a collection of images in which she is able to capture the beautiful elegance of ballet dancers set against the more rough, gritty urban city streets of Paris, Tokyo, and New York.
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Based in Portugal, architect and illustrator André Chiote combined his two skills to develop this collection of intriguing minimalist posters. The series is an architectural study of famous museums around the world, including the Whitney in New York, the Alésia Museum in France, and the…
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Toronto-based multidisciplinary architecture firm blackLAB Architects consists of four members, Andrea Kordos, Joe Knight, Tony Round, and Sarah Knight. Recently, the team participated in a collective exhibit, entitled How Do You Work?, as part of the Interior Design Show in Toronto. This extensive wall of color, entitled colourSPACE, explores the ever-evolving concept of…
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All artist Rik Reimert needs to create these detailed illustrations is some paper and some ink. The rest is a series of lines and hashmarks that Reimert builds, from light to dark, with Rotring Rapidographs—a variety of technical writing devices that provide consistent ink flow. The artist begins with…
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We don't know much about self-taught sculptor Nino Orlandi, but what we do know is that he can create some magnificent stories through his elaborately carved wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has been passionate about sculpture and, although he had to put it aside for many years, he has spent the past 13 years dedicated to his passion for the art form.
This series of…Continue
For the past 45 years, this tiny little home has stood strong against the Serbian winds, water, and weather that surround it. Balancing on a rock in the middle of the Drina River, the structure is located near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, and has become quite the attraction for visitors to the area.
The concept came one day in 1968 when a group of young swimmers needed a place to rest.…Continue
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Eggs for Soldiers is an ongoing fundraiser that gives a percentage of their free-range eggs sales directly to Help for Heroes, an organization providing direct support to wounded soldiers. In an effort to support the organizations' March Fourth 2013 campaign, artists Jack Munro and Charlotte Austen built an aircraft completely out of the charitable egg cartons.…
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When we see an artist's work, it's incredible to think about all of the details that went into the creation process, from collecting the right materials to actual physical labor of production. So, what better way to get to know an artist than to see him or her inside their own personal studio. This…
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Everyone is calling it the "return of a legend." Last year, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer revealed plans for Titanic II, a modern-day functioning replica of the original luxury liner. According to the design plan, "While every bit as luxurious as her namesake, Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety…
We can't get enough of Ebon Heath and his awesome talents with typography. The Brooklyn-based artist finds all kinds of new things to do with the letters of the world. In this unique collection of jewelry, Heath collaborated with Dubai-based jewelry designer Mona Ibrahim to create an ornamental collection that can be worn by everyone. The sculpted letters are both English and…
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New York-based fine art photographer Ben Zank produces a new photograph every single day. The dedicated young artist focuses on the surreal, creating self-portraits that can't always be explained, but that can certainly keep his viewers captivated. He is talented and committed to making art, and the results are an extensive collection of creative realities.
The artist says, "I go wherever…Continue
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Pantone Pairings is a snack-inspiring project by Minneapolis-based artist David Schwen. In the clever and appetizing series, the illustrator, designer, and art director transformed many of our favorite food pairings into color complementing Pantone swatches. Whether you prefer sweet, sour, or salty, Schwen covers all of the bases. His many classic food duos, including peanut butter…
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In the fall of 2012, Brooklyn-based artist group FAILE, a collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, unveiled this permanent public installation entitled Wolf Within. Standing approximately 16.5 feet tall, the sculpture consists of fiberglass, steel, and granite, and is located at the site of the National Garden Park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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Using thick pieces of lumber as the foundation for this site-specific installation, entitled Matchstick Men, German artist Wolfgang Stiller developed a series of giant matchsticks that feature ghostly, charred faces sculpted into one end. The distinct shapes were formed with head molds that the artist had laying around his studio, and they are meant to look as if they simply…
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