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A Mid-Century Museum Transforms into an Art Space, Inviting Viewers to Step Inside the Exhibits

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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“Look, but don’t touch… and certainly don’t walk into the display case!” Most museums in the past were treasure houses of artifacts that were strictly off limits from human interaction; “and don’t you dare touch that stuffed mountain lion!” But today we’re seeing an increasing number of museums encouraging patrons to reach out and interact with the exhibits around them – after all, we do have 5 senses. Alois Kronschlaeger’s recent project Habitat took the wonderfully mid-century Mammal Hall of the former Grand Rapids Public Museum, transforming it into a site-specific installation that re-imagined what a museum could be in fabulously creative and interactive ways. [Read more...]

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Trees With Tresses and Fancy Coiffures: An Illustration Project by Jonny Glover

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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A new haircut can completely transform someone, making them unrecognizable at a glance. These hairstyle drawings are so amazing, you might not even realize they’re on trees! Well I guess that’s pretty obvious, but what a clever concept by illustrator Jonny Glover. From pigtails to dreadlocks, bowl cuts to bobs, afros, and everything in between, this London, UK-based artist has come up with a series as hilarious as it is well-executed. When leaves become locks, Glover will have you imagining new hairdos every time you see a tree. [Read more...]

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Inky Intelligence: Smart, Handsome Hand-Lettering

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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Artist Sean McCabe proves that the Micron is mightier than the sword with his striking letterforms. Based out of San Antonio, Texas, this life-long typographer specializes in luscious hand-inked letters that speak bold words of wisdom.  [Read more...]

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How Creatives Work: John Cage

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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John Cage is one of the most controversial and important figures in the history of music. He made his mission to redefine how we think about musical composition and performance, creativity, and ultimately life. The important conclusion he reached about music in particular was that it could be anything. Any sound we hear in the course of our daily life could be enjoyed and appreciated in and of itself in the same way as we appreciate a Mozart sonata. We just needed to turn up our ears and our brains, to train and stretch them in order to experience the world around us in a different, more active way. [Read more...]

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The Mysterious Life of the Double Faced Girl

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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It’s a simple trick, but one that could leave you a little confused, intrigued and even a bit disturbed. Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek has been working on a series of photographs called Doublefaced, capturing the daily life of a two faced girl. [Read more...]

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Logo Mashups: Two Brands Come Face to Face

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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Some logos were just meant to have babies. Take the Crocs logo and set it up with the Lacoste crocodile and what do you get? Some majorly jarring fashion and a logo that fits together all too well. That’s the gist behind Ryan Loomis‘ intriguing project Logo Mashups. He’s taking some of the most iconic brands and matching them with their most appropriate brand buddy. [Read more...]

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Alex Solis Combines Simple Illustrations With Everyday Objects to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Sunday 09.29.2013 , Posted by

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Come along for a fantastic voyage into the creative mind of Alex Solis. The Chicago-based graphic designer not only makes detailed, colorful designs that you will love to cover your Pinterest board with, but he also shows his simpler side mixed with a clever sense of humor on his Instagram page. From spoons spooning to leafs leaving and rulers ruling, it seems he can look at any everyday object and find humor in it. He’s also quite handy with his hands, using them as props for his drawings and even to create the facial structure of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [Read more...]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Personal Portraits of Parents-to-Be Sleeping As they Wait for Baby

Saturday 09.28.2013 , Posted by

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While scrolling the feed on Facebook, trends among your friends become very clear. For many of us, after the red solo cup phase came the wedding phase, and naturally the heart hands around the pregnant belly button were the next big feed filler. Russian photographer Jana Romanova reached the point where many of her friends were entering this new chapter of life and she tells Slate, “It was a challenge for me to get used to it. I always try to solve my problems with photography, so I decided to make a project about it.” She asked her closest friends if she could sleep over their houses to capture their intimate pre-baby sleeping styles while they were actually asleep, so the results were natural and un-embellished, and called the project Waiting. As you can see the results were beautiful. [Read more...]

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Richard Unglik Remakes Famous Scenes with Playmobil People

Saturday 09.28.2013 , Posted by

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Here at Visual News, we love to see artists playing with toys! With legos, we’ve seen iconic photographs remade by Mike Stimpson and hilarious famous movie scenes by Alex Eylar. Now we bring you a similar concept with a different toy- classic Playmobil people. Richard Unglik has published several books using these little plastic characters to re-create album covers, movie posters, famous paintings, magazine covers, and scenes from the Bible. [Read more...]

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Ralph Steadman Illustrations: Fear and Loathing, Political Satire, and Extinct Birds

Friday 09.27.2013 , Posted by

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What does Flying Dog Brewery and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas have in common? Why, Ralph Steadman, of course. The British illustrator is known for his political satire cartoons as well as his many collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson. In an interview with Independent, Steadman commented: [Read more...]

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