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Herakut's New Mural Tells Misfits It's OK to be Different



Brother and sister duo Herakut recently put up this new mural in St. Ottilien, Germany. The piece is the second installment of a special children’s book project that the street artists have been working on, which centers around a young female character named Lily. The piece reads: "I am different, but.... aren't we all different?" The mural send a great message of acceptance to young children and adults that may feel ostracized by society for feeling like a…

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Added by Eugene on October 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Loving Embrace Solidified in Marble Sculpture



Sculptor Pascale Archambault chips away at huge blocks of marble and turns them into amazing works of art. Chipping away at the stone, she uncovers the human form, and although a couple's bodies readily appear from the outline, viewers can also feel a sense of soul and spirit emanating from within.

This piece, titled Simbiosis, was created in 2007 for the first Guatemala…

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Added by Eugene on October 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Magnificent Indian Temple Carved from One Giant Rock



When most of us were growing up, we learned about a handful of man-made wonders of the world such as the pyramids in Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Great Wall of China. One that may have slipped right past you could have been the Kailashnath Temple in Maharashtra, India.

What's most amazing about the…

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Added by Eugene on October 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

NYC Street Signs that Address Modern Day Etiquette



Rather than simply complain about the pet peeves he was noticing on the streets of Manhattan, graphic designer Jay Shells decided to take a proactive (and somewhat humorous) approach by creating some new streets signs under the guise of the "Metropolitan Etiquette Authority." The social issues addressed are directly related to people walking while distracted by their cell phones,… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Black Bear with Spirited White Fur

At first glance, if you were to see a spirit bear, also know as the Kermode bear, you'd probably assume that it was a polar bear. But this beautiful bear doesn't live near the North Pole. Instead, you're more likely going see one in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, on the British Columbia Coast between Vancouver Island and Southeast Alaska. That's precisely where…

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Added by Eugene on October 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Invader Makes His Mark in Space and the Ocean



Invader's trademark aliens are arguably the most recognizable street art pieces of the past decade. The Frenchman has already tagged a good size portion of the entire planet with his pixelated works that are inspired from the classic video game Space Invaders. Seemingly bored with land, he recently went on a quest to conquer the ocean and space.

Invader teamed up with world-renowned…

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Added by Eugene on October 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Mumbai's Gorgeous New Namaste Tower



Mumbai, India is about to unveil a gorgeous new skyscraper to the world. Designed by Atkins Design Studio for W Hotel, the Namaste Tower aims to become a landmark structure, representing the burgeoning economic and cultural significance of India. The 62-story, 984-sq-ft tall building, which is currently under construction, will include a hotel, office and retail space.

The traditional Indian…

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Added by Eugene on October 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Clever Posters with Multifunctional Purposes

These aren't your ordinary posters. Designer Finn Magee creates multi-functional posters that double as a clock, light, or even a speaker. Just plug them in and they're ready to go. If you're intrigued, they are available for pre-order at ARE…

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Added by Eugene on September 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Silly Yet Sad Bug Memorials

If the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield was still around, he might say that bugs "don't get no respect!" After all, humans are usually honored with a funeral when they pass away. Minneapolis-based Carmichael Collective decided to buck that trend and came up with these silly yet sad set called Bug Memorials. Little shrines dedicated to the fallen flies or…

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Added by Eugene on September 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Amazingly Efficient Use of Space in World's Narrowest House

It's hard to imagine anyone living in the world's most narrowest home, sandwiched like a pill between two large buildings. But this 150 sq ft home designed by Jakub Szczesny of Polish design firm Centrala is not just a concept, it is, in fact, the real deal.

The Keret House, named after Szczesny’s favorite writer and poet, measures an astounding 47 x 27 inches. With…

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Added by Eugene on September 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Tragic Story of the Majestic Tiger

A Bengal tiger drinks from the Patpara Nala waterhole.

Steve Winter has been photographing wild animals for more than 20 years, mainly for National Geographic. He doesn't like to think of himself as just a wildlife photographer, but more like a…

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Added by Eugene on September 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

20-Year-Old's Beautifully Intimate Self-Portraits



Here at My Modern Met we have a soft spot for up-and-coming young artists and photographers. 20-year-old Melania Brescia is our latest discovery. Hailing from Málaga, Spain, Melania is a breath of fresh air with her highly intimate works that are full of life and emotion. Just like other exciting contemporary artists her age, what makes Melania so great is her ability to let go of her inhibitions and…

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Added by Eugene on September 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Street Artist Uses Structure's Shape to Create Funny Dog



Located inside an abandoned church, this clever site-specific work was just completed in Fonte Nuova, Italy by street artist Mr Thoms, along with graffiti artist Orgh. Using the building's shape to the fullest, the artists painted a funny looking dog with its ears stickup up…

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Added by Eugene on September 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Che Guevara Carved Out from the Rubble

As a street artist with one of the most eccentric techniques, Vhils aka Alexandre Farto is back with another stunner he just completed for Switzerland's Festival Images in Vevey. His latest subject is Cuba's revolutionary icon Che Guevara. If you're not familiar with Vhils' technique, he uses drills, chisels and hammers to chip away…

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

Spectacular Hyper-Realistic Venom Body Art

We've seen body art before, but this hyper-realistic take on Spiderman's arch enemy Venom is completely out of this world! Professional body paint artist Georgette of Devious Body Art is the one responsible for this masterpiece. It's really amazing how the illusion changes when viewed from both the front and side…

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Added by Eugene on September 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Blu's Statement About Massive Consumer Consumption



Italian street artist Blu has never been one to hide his feelings about his political views. In fact, he creates amazing large scale murals to vocalize his opinion in a way that's not only poignant, but entertaining. This time around, he put up an elongated piece in Madrid, Spain that comments on society's rampant consumer consumption - represented by army tanks, cars, shopping carts filled with items, and oil barrels - and how it's driving this world straight…

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Added by Eugene on September 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Las Vegas' Wheel of Misfortune

We've all seen the show Wheel of Fortune before. Overly happy contestants spin the wheel as they try to guess the phrase and win a prize. Street artist Aware decided to take a "glass half empty" approach and humorously created a giant non-spinning Wheel of Misfortune at an old magnesium plant - appropriately located in Las Vegas. To get a better idea of the size…

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Added by Eugene on September 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Melbourne's Stunning Feathered Girl Mural



Street artists Adnate and Shida recently collaborated on this stunning, large scale mural in Melbourne. According to Gage, "Adnate’s flawless photorealism melds right…

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Added by Eugene on August 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Tiananmen Square Street Mural



Using iconic imagery from the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989, A.SignL from the Captain Borderline crew recently completed this mural in Cologne, Germany to protest human rights violations in modern China. The tank is made up of all types of cheap consumer goods "Made in China" and the man standing in its way is holding a bag that says "Fair Trade." The piece was a collaboration…

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Added by Eugene on August 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

I Believe I Can Fly by Slinkachu



Have you ever felt like a little person who was about to take flight in a big world? Miniature mastermind artist Slinkachu created a piece at New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park that symbolizes just that. Holding a bird feather with each hand, the miniature man braces himself for what's sure to be an…

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Added by Eugene on August 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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