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Gravity Defying Sandcastles and the Debunked Meme They Inspired

Thursday 05.08.2014 , Posted by
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When was the last time you saw a floating sandcastle? It’s one of those ideas that would easily find itself sculpted into a good fantasy story – but Massachusetts beachgoer Sandcastle Matt is making them a reality. He uses the time honored “drip method” of construction to form long arches, cantilevers and towers covered with tiny globular spires of sand. If you’re wondering about the structural strength of sand alone, you’re correct in thinking these can’t stand on their own – Matt uses found pieces of wood, vines and other seaside junk to form a framework that he builds upon. [Read more...]

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Surreal Photographs Shot with Real-Life Props and a $50 Film Camera

Thursday 05.08.2014 , Posted by
Oleg Oprisco Surreal Photography Not Photoshopped 1

In an age when shooting thousands of photographs no longer requires changing any rolls of film, it’s sometimes hard to remember that that wasn’t always the case. Lviv, Ukraine based photographer Oleg Oprisco is doing it the old fashioned way, and producing results which are stunningly surreal, harkening back to old fairytales and our more vivid dreams. Making images this perfect is hard to believe when made with actual film… and especially with a vintage camera that goes for about $50. [Read more...]

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Who Knew Disney Janitors Made Art With Their Mops?

Wednesday 05.07.2014 , Posted by
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Redditor TheVantasy made a splash recently when she revealed a little known fact about the janitors at Disney World: they draw cartoon characters with their mops. That’s right, while they’re out cleaning up after the hoards of people who visit the park each day, they also take the time to stop and entertain the unsuspecting folks around them. We have to hand it to Disney on this one – sometimes their ideas truly are magic. [Read more...]

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Even More Colorful, Awe-Inspiring 3D Sketchbook Illustrations by Hideyuki Nagai

Wednesday 05.07.2014 , Posted by
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The artist who mastered the art of bringing 2D sketchbooks to life with his pencil has grown tired of black and white, adding much more color to his latest collection. Nagai Hideyuki is a talented, young Japanese artist who has serious anamorphic abilities. Now 23 years old, he continues to build an impressive profile and even shares some of his techniques on YouTube videos like the one below. He also uploads videos of his drawings from different angles to prove that they aren’t actually 3 dimensional. It’s hard to believe sometimes! [Read more...]

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Illusions in the Sand: 3D Beach Art from Jamie Harkins

Monday 05.05.2014 , Posted by
Jamie Harkins Sand Illusions 1

Sometimes all you need to create magic are a few sticks, a bit of talent and a beach. When he’s not making music or painting, New Zealander Jamie Harkins is drawing fantastic 3D illusions in the sand with the help of his friends. Their anamorphic drawings feature M.C. Escher like stairways, skate parks, ocean scenes and more, and are only complete when someone poses on the beach to make the illusion real. [Read more...]

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3D Animal Drawings Pop Right Off the Wall

Monday 05.05.2014 , Posted by
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Looking at these pictures, you might find it hard to believe that each one of these pieces by Fiona Tang is completely flat. Based in Vancouver, the artist uses a variety of materials such as chalk pastel, acrylic paint, and charcoal to achieve such wall popping depth. Tang is a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and only switched from ceramics to drawing 3 years ago when she realized she was allergic to the glazes and clay. She definitely has a natural knack for art and we can’t wait to see what kind of things she will be producing 3 more years from now. [Read more...]

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Steph Hanlon’s Painterly Tattoos Are Fine Art for Your Skin

Friday 05.02.2014 , Posted by
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Seattle tattoo artist Steph Hanlon is making art for your skin. Her eclectic mix of styles range from contemporary, to modern and classic, creating pieces that can appear to be everything from a brushed on watercolor to a fine pen illustration. It’s quite a combination, but that’s the way she likes it. [Read more...]

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In Alabama it’s Illegal to Carry an Ice Cream Cone in Your Back Pocket (and other Bizarre Laws Visualized)

Thursday 05.01.2014 , Posted by
Olivia Locher I fought the law 7

There are some seriously weird laws on the books of many US states… but Olivia Locher is breaking them all. This New York-based photographer’s series I Fought The Law brings some of the best examples to life, begging the question: how the heck did these become laws? [Read more...]

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Fashion Illustrations Sketched with Real Flower Petals

Wednesday 04.30.2014 , Posted by
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Women’s fashion has often been compared to flowers, but what about using real flowers to create the design itself? Grace Ciao is making beautiful and delicate fashion illustrations using flower petals to “sketch” the pattern and print. Each soft and impermanent petal adds a flowing, scalloped form to her design, giving a result which appears fashionable and (surprise) even wearable. Very creative. [Read more...]

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An Intricate Skeleton Illustration From Start to Finish

Wednesday 04.30.2014 , Posted by
Cotidal - Constellations by Jake Lockett

We first introduced you to Jake Lockett when we shared his progression as an artist from age 2 through 24 and now we zoom in for the progression of a single piece. Lockett created this skeleton illustration for the band Cotidal and the timelapse video below will be incorporated into the music video he is making for them. It’s amazing to see the piece go from bare bones to the intricacy we see when the work is complete. Lockett shows serious skills in the making of this illustration. [Read more...]

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