Coffee Stains Become Motorcycle Wheels in Illustrations by Carter Asmann

In just one image, illustrator and photographer Carter Asmann reveals three passions in his life: motorcycles, drawing, and coffee. In each example, the messy round stains stamped by a coffee mug transform into the wheels of a motorcycle – with the form of some stains even making these classic rides appear to be speeding. In contrast to their sloppy wheels, each motorcycle is rendered in beautiful perfection. His illustrations are as addictive as the caffeine that fueled them.

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Post-It People: Erik RVA Has Created Thousands of StickyHeadz Characters

I think it’s pretty unanimous that Post-Its are one of the greatest things on Earth and illustrator Erik RVA couldn’t agree more. He has been drawing funny faces on post-it’s on the daily for quite some time. He uploads his daily doodles to his Tumblr called StickyHeadz. Aside from the doodles, he often shows the background which inspired each face behind it, with clever commentary below.

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3D Calligraphy Jumps Off the Page

Turkish graphic designer Tolga Girgin has a passion for calligraphy, but her lettering has a look that’s all together different. Using an assortment of perspective trickery, she uses pens and pencils to give her old-school lettering a whole new angle – one that would have you believe each letter was pealing off the paper or hovering above it.

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Here’s Waldo: Data Cruncher Randy Olson Discovers The Optimal Search Strategy For Finding Waldo

Much of the fun of finding Waldo, in his famous red and white striped shirt and hat, is having no idea where to start. But data cruncher Randy Olson wanted to help those of us who just don’t have the time. He challenged Slate’s “foolproof” strategy and came up with his own that he believes could find Waldo even faster. Since we’re all about that data here at Visual News, we are a big fan of Olson’s visualizations.

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Who Wants a Steampunk Gameboy?

The Gameboy was the most popular handheld video game device of its day. After its 1989 release in the United States, Nintendo sold its entire shipment of 1,000,000 devices within a few short weeks, and has sold more than 118 million since its inception. With all the Gameboys sold, there are understandably a lot laying around. So what will you do with your old one? You make it even older with a dose of steampunk!

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Exclusive Interview with Oxygen Channels “Street Art Throwdown” Artist CAMER1

One of today’s best known street artists in the San Francisco Bay Area is Camer1. After 20 years of bringing his art to the city, he was chosen along with 9 other street artists to compete in a new Oxygen Channel show called “Street Art Throwdown“. Hosted by famous street artist Justin BUA and Lauren Wagner, the TV series will feature a range of challenges for the artists. In the end, a winner will walk away with $100,000 and some added respect.

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A Gigantic Sculpture Cast from the Trunk of a 140-Year-Old Hemlock Tree

Seattle-based artist John Grade has created a sculpture precisely shaped from the living trunk of a 140-year-old Western Hemlock tree growing in North Bend, Washington. Built from a latticework comprised of hundreds of thousands of salvaged old-growth cedar blocks, the story behind its construction (and ultimate fate) is almost as beautiful as its light-filled form.

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2014 Gravity Glue Highlight Reel: Watch Michael Grab In Motion

One of our favorite artists to cover uses nothing more than the rocks found in an area to make nature even more beautiful. Michael Grab, with his phenomenal rock balancing abilities, has garnered much internet attention. His works, which are collectively called Gravity Glue, look impossible, but this series of videos show him in action. The first, which is a highlight reel of some of his best works of 2014 is set to the hypnotic, inspirational voice of Alan Watts. It’s a perfect match for the process.

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Le Gouffre: An Award Winning, Painterly Short About Building a Rickety Bridge Across a Chasm

For being the first animated short film they’ve produced and directed, Lightning Boy Studio has certainly set the mark high. Exquisitely crafted by a Montreal-based team of three animators, the film Le Gouffre (The Chasm) features two travelers that come across a deep obstacle in the midst of their journey. The beautiful landscape they traverse is made all the more stunning by the painterly treatment given to each scene. It lends a hand-crafted aesthetic rarely found in 3D animation.

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World Renowned Pumpkin Carver Is Just As Talented At Sand Sculptures

Previously featured for the world’s largest pumpkin carving, Ray Villafane has sculpting talents in more than just the gourd field. Using wet, compressed sand, Villafane chips away to create larger than life characters and scenes. Although his first attempt at sand sculpting was only seven years ago (last featured image) it looked like he had been doing this for centuries. His second sand sculpture was the Dante’s Inferno piece and it came in the form of a 10 day challenge, but of course he delivered results that inspired awe in Jesolo, Italy.

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