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Intricately Detailed Pen & Ink Drawings of Animals by Tim Jeffs

Sunday 08.25.2013 , Posted by

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With nothing more than a sketchbook and a whole bunch of uniball-power tank pens, Tim Jeffs spends 12 to 16 hours creating amazingly detailed animal portraits. The pen and ink illustrations are incredibly hyper-realistic and it’s hard to believe that the rich, black backgrounds are also created by saturated ink. Aside from being a husband to his devoted wife Jane, father to Jenna and Harrison, Creative Director in NYC, and an exceptional illustrator, Tim Jeffs was a founding member of White Zombie. His roommate at Parsons School of Design, where he graduated with a degree in illustration in the 1987, was none other than Rob Zombie and Jeffs was one of the band’s first guitarists! [Read more…]

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We Love Friday!- Back to School: Cozy Dorm Rooms

Friday 08.23.2013 , Posted by

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Knowing that my little sister has started her first year of college is making me feel really old. I still remember moving into my first dorm room like it was only yesterday. I long for the days of Facebook feeds filled with solo cups and dormitory shenanigans rather than weddings and babies. I feel like grabbing her by the face, Billy Madison style, and yelling “Stay here. Stay here as long as you can. For the love of God, cherish it. You have to cherish it.” Although girls tend to be the only ones who care what their dorm room looks like, Pinterest seems to have upped the creativity in dormitory decor. This week we searched Instagram to bring you some of the clever ways college students are sprucing up their temporary homes. [Read more…]

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Retired Chimpanzee Art Contest- Which Painting is Your Favorite?

Thursday 08.22.2013 , Posted by

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Although chimpanzees share 98.8% of their DNA with humans and so many behaviors and emotions, these sweet animals have only a tiny fraction of the same rights. Used for biomedical research, zoos, and circuses some chimps have to wait until retirement to begin enjoying life. Luckily there are some amazing sanctuaries around the world that are on a mission to give chimps the life that they deserve. Most of these sanctuaries offer loads of enrichment activities to keep the chimps happy and busy and many chimps have taken a liking to art. Shown here are some of these precious chimps and the paintings they have created. The Humane Society invited 6 chimpanzee sanctuaries in North America to share the work of one of their primate artists for the chance to win a monetary prize for their sanctuary. [Read more…]

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Battlestar Galactica Fan Creates His Own Life Size Wooden Cylon Companion

Tuesday 08.20.2013 , Posted by

1 Wooden model Cylon by Dmitry Balandin

Crane operator by day, robot craftsman by night, Dmitry Balandin has spent over six months creating a new roommate for his apartment. The Ukrainian Sci-Fi buff was inspired by the hit-series Battlestar Galactica to create a Cylon, but since metal materials would have cost upwards of $3,000 and been difficult to work with inside of his apartment, he opted for plywood and steel screws which only set him back $300. He wanted it to have a human-like appearance and since that would be tricky with wood, he used lifelike joints to give the figure hominid positioning abilities. Balandin’s Wooden Cylon shows off his life-like movements in this photo series- sitting on the couch reading a newspaper, arm wrestling his maker, and boiling water for tea. [Read more…]

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Fast Food Sandwiches Without A Top Bun Under A High-Resolution Scanner

Sunday 08.18.2013 , Posted by

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Aside from the chewy deliciousness of bread, it may serve another purpose in the fast food world- concealing the low-grade mystery meat beneath so that we can deem it edible. Photographer Jon Feinstein placed open-faced fast food sandwiches under a high-resolution scanner and surprisingly, they look nothing like the appetizing sandwiches shown on billboards everywhere. Although he does not label where any of the “food” items are from, many are fairly easy to identify and he titles each picture with it’s fat content instead. [Read more…]

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Stardust: Cosmic Photography Fun With A Flashlight

Saturday 08.17.2013 , Posted by

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Since every human being is composed of materials that were once part of a star, photographer Molly Strohl was inspired to bring this concept to life. Shining a flashlight on her subjects through poked holes, Strohl gives the illusion that stars are twinkling on their faces and bodies. The 20 year old photographer is based in Savannah, GA and has an aesthetic style well beyond her years. [Read more…]

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We Love Friday! – Climbing to New Heights: Fearless Rock Climbers

Friday 08.16.2013 , Posted by

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In his hilarious book, Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions Christian Lander wrote, “White people love rock climbing almost more than they love camping. This is because the activity affords them the opportunity to be outside, to use a carabiner for something other than their keys, and to purchase a whole new set of expensive activity-specific clothing and accessories.” I think there’s a little more to it than that- the sense of accomplishment and amazing view are a pretty big factor, but a funny generalization nonetheless. To celebrate this extreme sport that is quickly climbing to the top of many peoples’ lists of hobbies, we searched Instagram for this collection of photos that will make you want to join in on the fun. [Read more…]

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Blurred Vision: Brilliant Sculptures Made Out of Coat Hangers

Thursday 08.15.2013 , Posted by

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If stopping by the dry cleaner to drop off and pick up clothes is a normal part of your routine, then you’ve probably accumulated more wire hangers than you could ever need. While many people throw these cheap hangers away, opting for stronger hangers, Scottish artist David Mach transforms them into fierce sculptures. Famous for his unique choices in materials (matchsticks, Scrabble pieces, dominoes and playing cards to name a few) the Scottish installation artist and sculptor never seems to run out of fresh ideas. [Read more…]

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Menswear Dog Will Keep You Up on the Latest Fashion Trends

Tuesday 08.13.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever looked through a male fashion magazine and wondered, what would that outfit look like on a real, down-to-Earth individual rather than that manorexic model who takes himself way too seriously? Look no further because Menswear Dog has exactly what you’re looking for- style, grace, charm, handsome looks, and the confidence to pull off every outfit he tries on. Menswear Dog presents the latest mens fashions for every occassion along with links to purchase all of his favorite clothing and accessories. [Read more…]

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26 3-D Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

Sunday 08.11.2013 , Posted by

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Looking for inspiration for your next ink investment? Look no further than this amazing collection of 3d tattoo art! On Visual News, we’ve brought you numerous examples of 3d anamorphic illustrations on notebooks, sidewalks, and paper, but now we’re happy to present the same techniques applied to human skin! With ink, there is no erasing, and the level of skill that each of these tattoo artists has reached to make their art pop off the skin, is unbelievable. [Read more…]

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