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How Rad Were Old Game Graphics? The Real World Contrasted With Their Gaming Counterparts

Wednesday 03.12.2014 , Posted by
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If you were a gamer in the early ‘90s, you probably remember raving about the awesome graphics. It seemed like the future was right around the corner, about to pop into full color photo realism… I mean, just look at Jean-Luc Picard’s head!

To see how ‘real’ each of those games really was, Brother Brain (aka NYC artist John McGregor) has done movie/game mashups, showing us an animated look at how the old games measured up to reality… or at least a promotional picture. [Read more...]

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What Would Happen If Famous Artists Turned Their Styles Into Architecture?

Tuesday 03.11.2014 , Posted by
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We’ve seen how iconic artists have transformed the canvas in their own unique styles, but what if their signature flair were applied to works of architecture instead? Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina offers a suggestion in this series of 27 images called Archist. Using iconic pieces from 27 famous artists, Babina applies their features to building design, which could be the prototype for a grown-up Disney Land for artists, but will more likely be made into a book. [Read more...]

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Every Human has a Pantone Color, and Angelica Dass is Finding All of Them

Tuesday 03.11.2014 , Posted by
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Black and white? We know humanity is far more diverse than that. Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass’ ongoing series Humanae has the lofty goal of recording and cataloging all possible human skin tones. From her many samples so far, we see an incredible spectrum – one which places us far closer to one another than we’re often led to see. [Read more...]

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Porcelain or Splashing Sea Foam? This Bizarrely Beautiful Vase is Neither

Tuesday 03.11.2014 , Posted by
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Like delicate porcelain transformed into splashing sea foam, these fantastically beautiful, yet utterly unusual vases bridge the gap between functionality and pure aesthetics. The 3D printed design was created by Eragatory, which creates the form using a series of semi-automated steps that allow for customization on each decision. [Read more...]

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If All Movies Were Made in the Mid-Century, These Would Be the Posters

Tuesday 03.11.2014 , Posted by
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I would SO go to more movies if the posters looked like these! Imagine every film existed in some time-suspended mid-century wonderland; the posters might look a lot like these exquisite remakes from Laurent Durieux. His perfect images capture movies from yesterday and today, all rendered with a delicious illustrative style that harkens back to the streamlined sensibilities of Raymond Loewy with the sci-fi imagination of H.G. Wells. Laurent creates posters caught in a perfect, Pleasantville-esque world, where days are sunny, and the good guys are really good. [Read more...]

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What is this, Inception? City Landscapes with Only the Building Facades

Monday 03.10.2014 , Posted by
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Imagine opening a small door on an imposing building, only to find bright rolling fields of grass on the other side. Like a movie set with its tricks revealed, French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy has been capturing images of the city and reducing the buildings down to just their facades. In doing so he creates fictitious worlds where their architectural substance is only skin deep. [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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Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood? Jon Jacobsen Makes His Friends Look Even Cooler

Sunday 03.09.2014 , Posted by
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The way we see the people in our circles may be very different from the way the rest of the world sees them, especially when you’re self-taught fine art photographer Jon Jacobsen. Based in Santiago, Chile, Jacobsen decided to create a remarkable series called People I Know, which features, as you might predict, his fellow artist friends, but not in a way that you would ever expect. For each portrait, he chooses the perfect props, clothing, and photo-manipulation techniques to portray the surreal things he sees when he looks at each friend. [Read more...]

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War Drags You Out: World Leaders Get Transformed in to Drag Queens

Sunday 03.09.2014 , Posted by
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George W has never looked more fab than in Saint Hoax’s history re-defining series War Drags You Out. The idea came to the artist after attending a drag show for the first time and deconstructing the components that went into a proper drag queen. [Read more...]

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These Are Clearly “SilverWareBack” Gorillas (and Other Animal Sculptures Created with Flatware)

Sunday 03.09.2014 , Posted by
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Unless a delicious piece of crème brûlée is sitting on your fork, you might not be thinking about art when it comes to flatware. Gary Hovey is different. Since 2004 he’s been using forks, knives and spoons as the medium for his nature-based artwork. From the ruffled fur of a bear made from the tines of a fork, to the ears of an elephant made from fanned knife handles, each of his sculptures are made completely from eating utensils. [Read more...]

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