Eugene's Blog – July 2012 Archive (19)

Soul-Searching Double Exposure Photography

There's something really breathtaking about double exposure photography and this series by Aneta Ivanova is no exception. Scenic landscapes are layered behind the silhouettes of beautiful girls, creating a most eye-catching juxtaposition. It's almost as if the girls are doing some serious soul-searching and, for some unknown reason, can't get their minds off these specific…

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Added by Eugene on July 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Realistic Mural Depicts Beautiful Street Art Process



When I first looked at this image, I thought it was a photo of a street artist painting, on the side of a building, an incredible Van Gogh-inspired mural. After digging a little deeper, I was surprised to find out that the whole thing was actually painted on canvas by Nowart, aka Arnaud Rabier. Huge…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Digital Artist Recreates 90 Degree Inception Street

One of the most memorable scenes in Inception was when Ariadne (Ellen Page) used her imagination to make a busy city street fold upon itself. I'm not sure if digital artist Federico Leon Lescano meant to replicate that scene, but it sure looks similar. The bumper-to-bumper cars look like they should fall…

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Added by Eugene on July 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Collage Artist Masterfully Controls Chaos



Florida-based artist Derek Gores creates brilliant collage masterpieces on canvas using recycling magazines, labels, and other found materials. Over the years, he has become a master at controlling chaos within his artwork.

"I start with a photo shoot, play around deconstructing digitally, and then recreate the tones on canvas with aggressive textures from magazines, maps, song lyrics, etc,"…

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Added by Eugene on July 21, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Awesome Pac-Man String Light Installation



Everyone loves the classic 8-bit video game Pac-Man. Artists Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille decided to bank on that fact and created this awesome string light installation for the Festival of Trees and Lights in Geneva, Switzerland. Just like the game, Pac-Man is seen chomping on those little yellow pellets (lightbulbs) while being chased by different colored ghosts. What a creative way to…

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Added by Eugene on July 15, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Killer Coffee Grinder

For some, there's nothing like drinking a fresh cup of coffee to wake up in the morning. Although I wish this skull-shaped coffee grinder was real, it's actually an awesome photo manipulation created by digital artist AZRainman. "Makes a killer cup of coffee," he says. I'm sure it does.

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Added by Eugene on July 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Street Artist Paints Flying Bird on Stretched Cellophane



I must admit, I've never seen this kind of street art before, but I instantly fell in love with it. Based out of Budapest, Hungary, street artist Fat Heat created this awesome image of a giant red bird on cellophane that is wrapped around two trees. The bird actually appears to be perched in mid-air! The piece was created at a quick event in Budapest called "Akvárium."

The technique shown here…

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Added by Eugene on July 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

18-Year-Old Creates Surreal Artworks to Express Emotions



Growing up can be a challenge, especially in the teenage years. Some people use writing or art as a creative outlet for all the emotions they keep inside.

Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up-and-coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it's extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his pieces relate to his life.

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Added by Eugene on July 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Appear to be Alive

These aren't your ordinary optical illusions. As you can see, these optical illusions appear to be alive, either spinning, breathing, sparkling or vibrating. They cause our eyes to send scrambled messages to our brains, making us question what we are really looking at. As you enjoy these, I sincerely hope…

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Added by Eugene on July 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

L.A.'s Giant Mount Rushmore Street Mural

In honor of America's Independence day, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra made his way to Los Angeles and painted this beautiful mural of Mount Rushmore on La Brea Avenue. Kobra thrusts four U.S. presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt -…

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Added by Eugene on July 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Juxtaposing Animals in Surreal Scenarios

Through his highly creative artwork, Jacub Gagnon tells us a story that can be seen as both sweet or disturbing - a showcase of how humans manipulate and borrow from nature. A recent graduate from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Gagnon is regarded as one of Toronto's great emerging contemporary artists.

"The only way a kid can survive life in a small rural town is…

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Added by Eugene on July 7, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Mysterious Surreal World of Fulvio di Piazza



Enter, if you dare, the dark and mysterious world of Fulvio di Piazza. The Sicilian artist creates fiery volcanic surreal scenes that look like they belong in a Tim Burton movie. Piazza's work is inspired by the 1980 book Entropy, written by Jeremy Rifkin, in which he associates thermodynamic activity with sociological patterns of economic and environmental…

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Added by Eugene on July 7, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Insanely Detailed Ping Pong Deathstar



Who knew you could create something so detailed out of a simple ping pong ball? Japanese artist "tatumaru5963" took an ordinary ping pong ball and transformed it into an incredible replica of the Death Star (Mark II) from Return of the Jedi. According to his…

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Added by Eugene on July 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mesmerizing Negative Octopus Wins Smithsonian Award



Alabama-based photographer Sarah Jackson was the "Altered Images Winner" in the 2011-2012 Smithsonian Institute International Photography Competition. She snapped the mesmerizing shot at the Georgia Aquarium before digitally manipulating it. “I tried a negative filter and loved the look of the glowing, otherworldly octopus,” says Jackson. The photo will be featured in the July 2012…

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Added by Eugene on July 5, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Six Historic Lotus F1 Cars Race Around Vertical Track

Designer Gerry Judah is back! This time he's created an incredible new Lotus sculpture for the sixteenth Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place in West Sussex last weekend. The hollow 60-ton structure is made from sheets of steel that have been joined at the edges to create triangular sections, which are self-supporting and require no internal frame. The vertical track features six…

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Added by Eugene on July 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

If Jupiter Was the Same Distance as the Moon



Redditor jb2386 created this mind-blowing image which shows what Jupiter would look like if it was the same distance away from the Earth as the moon. He figured it out by taking a source picture that had the moon in it, used the correct scale of the Moon to Jupiter and…

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Added by Eugene on July 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vintage Illustrations of the the World's Greatest Footballers

Andrea Pirlo

With Euro 2012 just concluding and Spain arguably becoming the best team ever, we thought it was the perfect time to feature these awesome illustrations of the world’s greatest footballers by Stanley Chow. The Manchester-based artist…

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Added by Eugene on July 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Columbia University's New Transparent Medical Center



Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with architecture firm Gensler, have unveiled their plans for a spectacular new building at Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights, New York. The 14-story Medical and Graduate Education building will become a major landmark in the skyline of northern Manhattan, with a multi-story glass façade that…

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Added by Eugene on July 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Magnificent Wave Pier Loops Into the Ocean



Looping vertically into the ocean like a 360 degree stunt ramp, the Wave Pier by Mesh Architects provides the people of St. Petersburg, Florida an extraordinary new way to enjoy the beach.

Along with providing spectacular views of Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg skyline, the iconic Wave Pier features a pavilion and exhibition hall that can host indoor events and performances. On the…

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Added by Eugene on July 1, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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