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Painting With Lights: Ephemeral Street Art Created with a Digital Projector

Thursday 03.20.2014 , Posted by
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Back in 2012, we covered an artist who projected images of Buddhist deities onto trees in Cambodia. This French photographer is utilizing a similar method to project images on the urban environment around him, and seriously spicing it up. Phillip Echaroux desired to give something back to his hometown of Marseille, and while he works with celebrities professionally, he found that the projector could provide a way for him to gift back his talent. [Read more...]

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Don’t Spill the Milk! Oddly Melting Pottery by Livia Marin

Sunday 03.16.2014 , Posted by
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Livia Marin makes cups that runneth over – literally. In her Nomad Patterns series, the artist sculpts broken china teacups, pitchers, and vases whose edges ooze into glossy, perfectly-patterned puddles.  [Read more...]

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Can You Imagine Any Better Flourishes? Anton Burmistrov’s Inspired Typography

Monday 03.10.2014 , Posted by
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Graphic designer Anton Burmistrov urges us to use our imaginariums. The London-based artist caught our eye with his design for the glass door of the Imaginarium, a cozy creative space “where ideas are born, where artists could come and dream about impossible things.” Drawn from the conventions and styles of 19th century lettering, his panel is a typographic reverie come true – featuring bold, elegant contrasts and a series of flourishes that would make even the most self-respecting Victorian swoon. [Read more...]

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Rediscovered Land Art in Egypt: The Beautiful Geometry of Desert Breath

Sunday 02.16.2014 , Posted by
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Viewed from above, the Land Art project Desert Breath looks too perfect to be real. The two spiraling arms of positive and negative conical forms create a surreal scene upon the Egyptian desert floor, echoing the forms of nature found in plants, water and the very shape of our galaxy. Coming down to earth, the view only becomes slightly more believable. The features are gigantic: the outside cones towering taller than a human, and the shimmering center pool spanning almost 100 feet. [Read more...]

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A Reverse Listening Device, and other Variations on Normal, From Dominic Wilcox

Monday 01.27.2014 , Posted by
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Dominic Wilcox has a vivid imagination, and a sketchbook chock full of ideas to prove it. Like some nutty professor, he conjures up devices to make the world a better, more interesting place… never mind how impractical, bizarre or utterly crazy they may be. In his recent window display for London’s famous Selfridges department store and their Festival of Imagination, he’s taken 14 pages from his sketchbook and brought them to life – the results are stopping foot traffic and entertaining minds. [Read more...]

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Walking Through The Clouds- An Ethereal Installation by Kohei Nawa

Tuesday 01.07.2014 , Posted by
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Always forging new roads into the possibilities for sculpture, Kohei Nawa is one of Japan’s most inspiring young artists. We’ve seen his crystal-beaded taxidermy sculptures in PixCell and now he experiments with foam solids to create a cloud-like dream world in a black room. The material appears flimsy, yet stays in position giving off a vibe that it is from another planet. The installation appeared at the Aichi Triennale 2013 with a theme of Awakening. [Read more...]

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Luminothérapie Turns On Montréal’s Night Life

Monday 01.06.2014 , Posted by
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You’ll need sunglasses at night for Montréal’s current Luminothérapie (Light Therapy) public art festival. An annual celebration of art and technology with growing recognition outside of the country, the two public art projects selected this year – Entre les rangs (Between the ranks) and Trouve Bob (Find Bob) – shone from the pack of over 50 submissions. [Read more...]

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Old Salt Mine in Romania Turned Into an Amusement Park

Thursday 12.19.2013 , Posted by
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Salina Turda is a modern day Cave of Wonders. Except instead of being filled with glitter and gold, the cave is home to a much saltier history. [Read more...]

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Translucent Cabin: A Seemingly See-through Cabin Made of Wood and Mirrors

Wednesday 11.27.2013 , Posted by

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It’s called Lucid Stead, a light-based project of artist Phillip K Smith III that sat in the desert of Joshua Tree, California the weekend of October the 12th. At its core the project is a modified 70-year old homesteader shack, complete with mirrors to foster the illusion of transparency and LED lighting to further add to the experience during the low-light hours of the day.

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This Infinite Staircase Goes All the Way Up to Heaven, or so it Seems

Wednesday 11.20.2013 , Posted by

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Every so often there comes an art piece so intriguingly photogenic that it seems like you couldn’t take a bad photo of it if you tried. I’d categorize David McCracken‘s Australia-based Diminish and Ascend sculptural installation in that category of art prowess.

Using a masterful understanding of perspective and constructing the staircase to decrease in size as it nears its highest and furthest point from eye-level, the surreal stairway gives off the illusion of being never-ending.

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