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What’s Going on Inside? Introspective Portraits in Double Exposure

Wednesday 04.02.2014 , Posted by
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Just a glance at Hiki Komori’s exquisite double exposure portraits, and I can’t help but wonder what is going on inside each subject’s mind. Komori’s images seamlessly merge the naked branches of trees in winter or the stark iron architecture of industrial sites into the faces of each individual. The resulting images have a somber, introspective appearance, as if the thoughts of each person have been made visible. [Read more...]

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Cute Cats & the Metalheads that Love Them

Wednesday 04.02.2014 , Posted by
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When you think of bands with names like Murder Construct, Exhumed, Municipal Waste and Napalm Death, you probably aren’t thinking about fuzzy little kittens… but then you’d be missing something. Photographer Alexandra Crockett’s new book Metal Cats traces the unlikely pairing of felines and the hardcore metal fans that love them. [Read more...]

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Transforming Waste Into Art: World’s First Recycled Bottle Wall Art

Tuesday 04.01.2014 , Posted by
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When touching a print by CO2nscience, you would never guess that the soft, vibrant material was made from recycled plastic water bottles, but it was. The company, who is passionate about our planet and carbon consciousness, has started a Kickstarter to fund their amazing project that will transform 140,000 plastic bottles into enough wall art to cover an entire soccer field. The wall art comes in 4 different styles, each with three different sizes. They have a lot of ready made prints to choose from or you can customize them with your own pictures. [Read more...]

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If the Movie ‘Labyrinth’ had an Affair with M.C. Escher, This Would be the Baby

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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Artist Mathew Borrett spent his childhood building forts out of hay in an ancient barn, but when his allergies got the best of him, he’d go inside to build elaborate things out of Lego. When he built something he especially liked, he’d draw instructions on graph paper detailing how to build it again. That sounds about right for the child that would later draw these magnificently complex labyrinths of rooms. [Read more...]

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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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