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Incredible 3D Tattoos Jump Off the Skin

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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Tattoos that look like a 3D illusion are nothing new (we’ve covered some sweet ink before) but dig these prime examples from an Italian tattooist going by the name Lippo. His incredible ability to imitate reality gives each of his inked subjects a work of art that looks to jump from their skin… or be embedded in it. [Read more...]

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Penny Sized Drawings Put The Wild West In Your Pocket

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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San Diego-based artist Sam Larson creates one pretty penny with his charming frontier-inspired miniatures. Through his illustrations of cowboys and campgrounds, that are no bigger than a coin, Larson makes microscopic vistas out of dramatic topography and iconography of the West. [Read more...]

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EVOLVE: AMAZING ANIMATION USING PAINT

Sunday 03.30.2014 , Posted by
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Based in Trinidad, Annelie Solis expresses her truth on the canvas. Painting spiritual visions of awakening and awareness this young artist is wise beyond her years. She paints from her heart- the visions that come to her when her mind is most clear. A visionary painter, Solis’ works share a common theme of opening our third eyes and perceive more than the sensory world. In the video below, she created a paint animation of evolving to open all 7 chakras. [Read more...]

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Absurdly Beautiful: Photos of Chicken Beauty Pageants

Sunday 03.30.2014 , Posted by
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Nope. You probably don’t think of chickens when you think of a beauty pageant… but perhaps these glamourous photos will change that. When Singaporean photographer Ernest Goh heard about poultry themed competitions featuring ornamental breeds raised only for their appearance and attitude, he hit the road to find out what the fuss was about and capture portraits of the feathered stars. [Read more...]

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Paintings of Splendid Cities Defying Gravity

Sunday 03.30.2014 , Posted by
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Lithuanian artist Vytautas Laisonas is creating cities that defy gravity. Whether they are floating orbs made of conglomerate european villages, or tall towers built by the same brave architects, each of Laisonas’ works are lifted high by their fanciful reflection of a particularly keen imagination. [Read more...]

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The Tiniest Sandcastles In the World: Etched On A Single Grain of Sand

Friday 03.28.2014 , Posted by
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Most sand castles require millions of grains of sand, but these microscopic masterpieces require only one. Artists Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho have found a way to etch awe-inspiring castles measuring less than half a millimeter in length onto a single grain of sand. A complete 180 from Muniz’ previous works that were massive drawings that required a birds eye view from a helicopter to realize, he wanted to make something that was “miniature and monumental.” [Read more...]

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These Aren’t Couples. They Are Actually Pictures of Just One Person

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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Nope, you’re not looking at a couple lounging around the house – this is actually a picture of just one person dressed as a woman and a man. JJ Levine’s provocative photo series Alone Time, explores gender identity by capturing the same individual representing themselves as both sexes… and hanging out with themselves. [Read more...]

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Corrective Baby Helmets Become Fashion Statements in the Hands of This Painter

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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With the advent of SIDS prevention tips, which suggest positioning babies on their backs to sleep, it has become increasingly common for infants to develop plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome. The diagnosis is easily treated when the baby spends an average of 3-4 months wearing a corrective helmet. As effective as these helmets are, they are not very attractive in their natural, boring, white plastic state, but painter Paula Strawn has made them so beautiful that every kid (and probably most adults) wishes they could wear one. [Read more...]

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Stop Waiting in Line, Have an Avatar Do It For You

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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Uniqlo, has big news in NYC. To get ready for the opening of their #SPRZNY store on March 28th, they’re asking you to wait in line… but don’t worry, you don’t have to do it yourself. The Lucky Uniqlo Line is a virtual line where you pick a wardrobe for an avatar and put them in your place in line to win a load of prizes, and join in celebrating the store opening. Now why can’t waiting in line for real be that good? [Read more...]

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Butterfly & Moth Wings Are Even More Beautiful Up Close

Thursday 03.27.2014 , Posted by
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Butterflies and moths are already appreciated for their beauty, but if you look really close, you might think they’re even more stunning. Biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill enjoys looking at things on a macro level, capturing everything from soap film and ferro fluid, to flower petals and insects in flight… way up close. In this series he’s looking at the delicate wings of moths and butterflies so closely that the surface of their wings reveal themselves to be multi-colored scales, like those found on a fish or reptiles, only much, much smaller. [Read more...]

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