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Infinity Boxes Are Going On Tour and We Need Your Help!

Thursday 07.31.2014 , Posted by
KCRW Halloween Masquerade 2013 - Elson Infinity Box Photos

 

Earlier this year, we introduced you to one of our favorite installations on Earth, Matt Elson’s incredible infinity boxes, which we first discovered at Burning Man. The socially interactive mirror boxes require 2 participants to activate their magic so they are a great way to turn strangers into friends. Videos can’t do justice for the live experience of an infinity box, but you can get an idea in the link above or the video below. Now Elson and his crew have been invited to take their Infinity Boxes beyond The Playa in Black Rock City, Nevada and other festivals in California so that more people can enjoy them, but he needs your help! [Read more...]

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Eric Schwabel & His Human Light Suit Are Coming Back to Burning Man Next Month

Monday 07.28.2014 , Posted by
human light suit

To take the best pictures, you need the best light. That’s why photographer Eric Schwabel has crafted a human light suit which he will be bringing to Burning Man again this year. But he needs help funding the upgraded styling and custom-welded, lighter-weight lighting supports. This one-man photo studio captures Black Rock Citizens in all their glory. [Read more...]

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Awesome Album Art Shows An Out of Body Meditation Experience

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
1 Mental Extensions - Inner Reality

Through the practice of meditation, especially in sensory deprivation tanks, people can achieve psychedelic, out of body experiences. Australian artist Lewis Smart depicts this in a unique bird’s eye view of a person meditating. The digital illustration was created as an album cover for the psychedelic downtempo duo Mental Extensions for their album Inner Reality. Smart came up with the idea for the image while doing a visual meditation exercise himself, in which he tried to imagine the entire room at once. The meditating person and the room are based on him self. The other two backgrounds are imaginary. [Read more...]

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Real People Remake the Major Arcana Cards of the Tarot Deck

Friday 07.25.2014 , Posted by
1 major arcana by giulia pex

Dating back to the mid-15th century and still used today, tarot cards began as a card game and progressed to map mental and spiritual pathways for mystics and psychics. The Major Arcana (trump cards) are based on “elite ideology in the Italian courts of the 15th century,” which many modern mystics are unfamiliar with. In this fun project by Giulia Pex these cards are revisited, as real people reveal the personalities of each character. In her signature photography/illustration combo, she re-imagines the major arcana cards. [Read more...]

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Oreo Cream Art by Tisha Cherry

Friday 07.25.2014 , Posted by
1 oreo by Tisha Cherry

One of the most popular processed cookies of all time, Oreos have been milk’s best friend for awhile now and just about everyone has a signature Oreo-eating style. Some people like to dunk them in milk. Some prefer opening the cookie and eating the cream filling first. Others just shove the whole thing in their mouths. But Tisha Cherry turns her Oreos into art first! The popular Instagram food artist has created renditions of The Mona Lisa, Hokusai Katsushika’s the wave, several Star Wars characters, and more. [Read more...]

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Puffy Paint is Not Just for 80’s T-Shirts. Check Out These Designer Sunglasses by Puffdotty.

Thursday 07.24.2014 , Posted by
1 Puffdotty glasses

A few days ago I was on the beach in Santa Monica and I saw a guy wearing the most amazing sunglasses. I had to know more about them so I started talking to him and learned that he made them himself there are plenty more where those came from. Puffdotty makes festival shades by layering awesome puffy paint designs onto plastic frames. Future forward and functional, these sunglasses are the perfect topping to any outfit. [Read more...]

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This Artist Launched Plants Into the Stratosphere

Sunday 07.20.2014 , Posted by
1 Exobiotanica by Azuma Makoto

Flowers are one of the most beautiful gifts from nature, but they look even more beautiful contrasted with the deep abyss of space. Japanese artist Azuma Makoto along with John Powell, of JP Aerospace, and a 10-person crew team, launched a white pine bonsai in a light metal frame as well as a bouquet 30 flower species including peace lilies, hydrangeas, and orchids into the stratosphere. These floral installations were sent into space in the dead of night at 2am from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, which hosts Burning Man. The called their mission Exobiotanica and with 6 Go Pro video cameras and still cameras donated by Fuji Film, the team was able to capture the beautiful sight. [Read more...]

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It’s Not Taxidermy! It’s Awesome Avian Paper Craft Art

Friday 07.18.2014 , Posted by
1 Diana Beltran Herrera Paper Sculpture

Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera transforms colored paper into realistic-looking life-sized birds. She creates the paper sculptures by hand based off of photographs that she has re-sized. With incredible attention to detail, her sculptures look exactly like taxidermy. She has created numerous species for Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden in Pennsylvania, several birds of Florida for The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, as well as exotic birds and state birds for the least populous states. [Read more...]

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Splashes of Rainbow Become Unique Pictures: The Vibrant Works of Aramis Fraino

Thursday 07.17.2014 , Posted by
1 Aramis Fraino

In his signature rainbow style, Venezuelan artist and graphic designer Aramis Fraino creates vibrant digital pictures. Animals seem to pop off the page from a swirling sea of color. A huge fan of The Beatles, the non-animal pictures shown here are from Fraino’s series The Beatles Art Tribute. The series comes with perfect timing as Ringo Starr just celebrated his 74th birthday earlier this month (July 7, 2014). [Read more...]

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Original Concept Artwork for the Characters of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Wednesday 07.16.2014 , Posted by
0 Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

If you’re one of the fans who contributed to the $73M opening weekend box office success of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, then you will love to see how it all started. The Aaron Sims Company which was responsible for the character design has released some of the concept artwork that they generated for the movie. Working closely with Weta digital on this sequel as well as the first film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, they created all of the characters from scratch. [Read more...]

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