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Tiny Human Sculptures with Immensly Exaggerated Features



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…

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

Seven Illustrated Lessons We Can All Learn From a Dog



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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Incredibly Realistic 3D Illustrations of Wooden Objects



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,…

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Historical Figures Transformed Into Modern Illustrations

William Shakespeare



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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Revealing Backstage Requests Made by Famous Musicians

Frank Sinatra: One bottle each: Absolute, Jack Daniel’s, Chivas Regal, Courvoisier, Beefeater Gin, white wine, red wine. Twenty-four chilled jumbo shrimp, Life Savers, cough drops.

Photographer Henry Hargreaves has a talent for portraying people and their personalities…

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Layers of RGB Color Reveal Fabulous Landscapes



Milan-based creative team Carnovsky is a duo consisting of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. Recently, for Milan Design Week 2013, the team created this exhibit entitled Fabulous Landscapes. The installation is a continuation of their ongoing RGB project, in which the artists experiment with layers of colors, both print and light, as they appear to the naked eye. Printing on…

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Famous Landmarks Seen Through a Tilt Shift Perspective

Machu Picchu



Richard Silver doesn't want to just document the world around him with a typical photograph. Instead, the New York-based photographer wants to share his life experiences through extensive travel and creative visual techniques like panorama, HDR and, in this case, tilt shift photography. He says, "Photography and travel may as well be one word to me.…

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Double Exposures Blur Lines Between New York and London

Photographer Daniella Zalcman recently moved from New York to London. She says, "They’re both places I adore, and (in my opinion) they’re two of the most photogenic cities in the world." As a result, she decided to produce this series of work in which the two cities visually overlap in layers of time and space. The series blurs the lines of geography,…

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Giant Space Suit Replica Worn by the First Woman in Space



Mother Earth Sister Moon is a collaborative project by Polish artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski. It was originally commissioned by Performa in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and Open Art Projects, and has been exhibited several times across the years as an exploration of culture. According to the artist…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 3, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Hilarious Photos of People Walking Invisible Dogs

At first glance, these photographs appear to be everyday moments of people who are out for a walk with their dogs. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will realize that all of the dogs have disappeared in these photographs by Poland-based artist Weronika Krzemieniecka. In this series entitled Invisible Dogs in Poland, the graphic design student…

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Photographer Perfectly Captures Magnificent Cresting Waves



Fascinated by the ocean, photographer Pierre Carreau is naturally drawn to the study of waves, their essence, their movement, and their shape. All of his work features the energetic life of the ocean as it crashes onto the shores, with every painterly shot more unique than the next. Carreau believes his photographs mix power with fragility and he says, "I like the fact that…

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Bold Two-Story Einstein Mural by David Flores



Recently, American artist David Flores was commissioned to create two of the four murals that will cover the walls within The Reserve L.A. Formerly a U.S. Post Office, The Reserve L.A. is a 20-acre site that will house Microsoft and TMZ offices. The project concept states, "The Reserve has all the elements required to act as a catalyst for creativity while supporting business needs and…

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Giant Tsunami Wave Made Out of Colorful Carpeting

Inspired by the dominating forces of nature, Copenhagen-based artist John Kørner created this piece, entitled Tsunami. The installation mimics the cresting of an ocean wave and symbolizes the destruction that a tsunami can have on our world. Rather than experiencing massive fear at the sight of such a large force, viewers are encouraged to explore and confront the giant wave,…

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Playful Clip Bag Inspired by Basic Office Supplies



Binder clips are quite useful for holding packs of paper together, but artist Peter Bristol had a different vision for this handy office device. Using the black and silver as inspiration, the designer produced this Clip Bag, a playful reinterpretation of the original.

Created out of wool felt and aluminum tubing, this creative handbag can hold much more than just a few sheets of…

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Large Wooden Sculpture Explores Emotional State of Fear



In this piece entitled Fear Expanded, by artists Ryan Everson and Jason Garcia, the idea of fear seems to vanish into a soothing and peaceful landscape. The pair decided to work on the project together, with Everson building the letters and then handing them off to Garcia to further develop them based on his own personal vision. The final results are these four large wooden letters…

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

Giant Metallic Bird Represents the Human Soul



Al-Warqaa is a sculpture created by artist Adel Abidin. Currently based in Helsinki, the Iraqi artist says the piece was "inspired by Ibn Sina’s poem (Avicenna) where he makes an analogy between ‘soul’ and ‘dove’ by comparing the journey of the soul with the flight of a dove." The piece was commissioned by United Arab Emirates-based Barjeel Art Foundation and was recently exhibited as part…

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Incredibly Surreal Scenes Where Women Defy Gravity



In this project called Zero Gravity, Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov creates dramatic portraits that feature elegant female figures casually drifting into the air while everything around them stands still. The artist's surreal worlds are a creative blend between dreams and reality that seem to be emerging from the minds of the women while they sleep.

As…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 1, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Geometric Patterns Layered Over Natural Landscapes

Artist Dayna Thacker is interested in the extreme interconnection of everything that exists in our world. From the very large to the infinitely small, she believes that everything ties together in a balanced system of existence. Her exploration of these relationships is evident in her collage project, entitled Theories of Everything.

Using elements of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Stunning Northern Lights Glow Over the Rocky Mountains



Photographer Richard Gottardo recently captured the spectacular glow of the Northern Lights as they filled the skies above the Rocky Mountains. Although the gorgeous spectacle is difficult to forecast, everything finally came together for Gottardo in mid-April. Not wanting to miss the opportunity due to cloud cover, the Toronto-based photographer drove 5 hours to Revelstoke, British…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 29, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Beautiful Streaks of Color in Shanghai's Sightseeing Tunnel



In this series entitled Sightseeing Tunnel, German photographer Jakob Wagner takes us on a colorful journey through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel in Shanghai, China. In the popular tourist attraction, which involves a 5-minute tunnel ride in an automated car, visitors encounter surreal and otherworldly visual and audio effects. When describing the experience, Sales Director Zhang…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 29, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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