Like rainbows of flowers popping from the walls of the city, Parisian artist Mademoiselle Maurice’s artwork adds color and vibrance to otherwise stark places… and in this case, she does it with folded paper. Unlike any graffiti/street art we’ve seen before, this artist uses hundreds of hand folded origami shapes in various colors to create her staccato of hues across cement and wood walls around the city of Paris. Though her work may at first appear simple and even naive, they soon reveal themselves as beautiful catalysts for our deeper connection to the city surrounding them. [Read more...]
James Thomson once said, “statues and pictures and verse may be grand, but they are not the life for which they stand.” Regardless, they are pretty fun to look at! For this week’s segment of We Love Friday, fasten your seat belts as we travel around the world to see some amazing statues! As always, we chose our favorite photos from Instagram that matched our weekly theme. A very special thank you to each one of our featured Instagrammers this week! Be sure to click on the links for each user and see what other incredible things they have captured on their smart phones. [Read more...]
Jasper Goodall is a well known name to some. His illustrations have helped shape the evolution of how the female form is represented and influenced other artists in a major way, all while providing consistent inspiration to fans worldwide. Born in 1973 in Birmingham, England, he is the son of two artists: his mother a fine artist and photographer, and his father an architect. Throughout the years Goodall provided a body of work for the now closed The Face magazine and has done a number of commission based artworks in the UK. Here at Visual News, we decided to focus on his recent work involving the female figure. [Read more...]
Gas prices continue to rise. Everywhere around the world people are feeling that smoldering hole in their pocket continue to get hotter and hotter. Eventually it will burst into flames and leave a giant 3rd degree burn on your buttocks (and if your a lady, it’ll burn a hole through your purse like those precious stones did in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom). With other traditional sources of energy becoming depleted as well, opinions on where to find fuel have been shifting considerably. [Read more...]
As we move further and further away from the need for a pen and paper, with cell phones capable of handling our daily checklists, emails more common than writing a letter, and the ease of editing the drafts of a paper on a computer, hand-written manuscripts are becoming a thing of the past. This week’s Tumblr Treasure is a historical trip to the times when you could recognize a friend by his handwriting. F*** Yeah Manuscripts is a Tumblr compilation of manuscripts and other hand-written treasures from some of the greatest authors and occasional historical figures of all time. After you’ve scrolled through our tiny collection, be sure to show them some Tumblr love by clicking on the link above and check out the Visual News Tumblr while you’re at it!
Have you wanted to share your ideas and grow them in an environment not hindered by difficult visa procedures and US immigration? Welcome to Blueseed, Silicon Valleys visa-free offshore startup community. A place for entrepreneurs of any nationality, Blueseed offers an environment where visionaries can collaborate and grow their startup until it receives funding and can proceed to settle in the San Francisco Bay Area. [Read more...]
Jeb Corliss recently found his videos all over the news, featuring his near fatal crash at Table Mountain in South Africa. He survived and after many other previous stunts including flying through a cave in China, it is a wonder he is still alive today. His crash was not enough to discourage stuntman Gary Connery in his recent world record wingsuit jump, landing without a parachute into a pile of cardboard boxes. [Read more...]
Like a fragmented entomological display using portions of beautiful human skin, David Adey has created amazingly detailed collages of the human form and features. His works often incorporate pieces of famous celebrities like Rebecca Romijn and Misha Barton, cutting their image into miniscule shapes like butterflies, bats, birds and hearts, which he then arranges into a precisely pinned image on board. The result, when viewed from a distance, forms a whole which merges together in almost geometric form. [Read more...]