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Awesome Album Art Shows An Out of Body Meditation Experience

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
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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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Andrew Ohlmann’s Bizarre Looping Gifs

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
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Andrew Ohlmann is creating lovely animated gifs in his signature bold illustrative style, and each looping piece of art is mesmerizingly clever. His imagination has conjured up unnerving imagery that must be seen: hands with wavy knuckles, people with continuously peeling skin, and eyes that just won’t stayed glued to the head they’re on. It’s weird and wonderful stuff. [Read more…]

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Real People Remake the Major Arcana Cards of the Tarot Deck

Friday 07.25.2014 , Posted by
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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
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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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Silhouettes Play on the Streets of Padua

Thursday 07.24.2014 , Posted by
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The streets of Padua Italy are filled with playful silhouettes by local street artist Kenny Random. Kenny, whose real name is Andrea Coppo has been practicing the art form since the eighties, and over the years his style has ranged from anthropomorphic figures, stenciled silhouettes and a myriad of cartoon characters which interact with each other. [Read more…]

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Which New York City Cyclist Would You Be?

Thursday 07.24.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve been to New York City – or any metropolitan area for that matter – you’ve probably spotted a few of these cyclists. Artist Kurt McRobert drew up this fantastic taxonomy of NYC bicyclists for a Time Out New York feature; and from the chain smoking “hipster,” to the “weekend warriors”, his images have nailed every single stereotype. Be careful though: you might find yourself fitting comfortably into one of these descriptions. [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
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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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New Head-Remixing Work from the Superb Stefan Zsaitsits

Tuesday 07.22.2014 , Posted by
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Austrian artist Stefan Zsaitsits is still at it with his head-remixing surrealistic drawings. Is this a dream, is this just fantasy? Are his drawing getting even more trippy? We’ll let you make the call. [Read more…]

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Stunning Moths and Butterflies Made with Textiles

Tuesday 07.22.2014 , Posted by
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North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita is creating stunning textile versions of butterflies and moths that are nearly realistic enough to fool the eye. She uses a combination of fabric, fake fur, embroidery thread, fabric paint, wire and feathers on her soft sculptures – many of which measure a full foot from wingtip to wingtip. [Read more…]

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A Boatload of Animals Shines Light on the World’s Environmental Crisis

Tuesday 07.22.2014 , Posted by
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From the infamous damming of the Yangtze River, to sky obscuring smog in Beijing, and an incident when 16,000 dead pigs were found in the Huangpu River (which supplies Shanghai with drinking water); China has more than its share of environmental crises. Now, New York-based, China-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang is staging a major solo exhibition featuring 11 works that unapologetically highlight Earth’s current environmental and ecological crisis. The first of those pieces – The Ninth Wave – is featured here. [Read more…]

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