Data + Design Project

Body-Painted Models Blend into Famous NYC Landmarks

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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Over the past weeks body painter Trina Merry has been filling the streets of New York with body painted models – but good luck finding them. Using her brush to seamlessly camouflage their body into the world behind, she’s been painting her mostly nude subjects in front of famous landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building, Central Park and the New York City skyline. [Read more…]

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25 Incredible Camouflaged Animals

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

While some animals are so dangerous that they don’t require hiding their presence, others rely on deception and camouflage to prevent themselves from meeting a fateful end at the hands (or the jaws) of one of their predators. See if you can spot any of these 25 incredible camouflaged animals hiding out in their natural habitats. [Read more…]

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This is An Orchid Mantis: 5 Praying Mantis Species That Will Blow Your Mind (or Give You Nightmares)

Thursday 09.26.2013 , Posted by

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What do you think about when your hear ‘mantis‘? Do you think of the standard green insect in praying pose we are all familiar with? Do you think of females eating their mates after sex? Those are both real-life examples of the mantis, but far from the most surprising. Enter 5 mantis species that are masters of camouflage and the stealthy attack. [Read more…]

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Urban Chameleons Blend Into the Background

Sunday 09.23.2012 , Posted by

To promote the Season 3 premier of UK spy show Covert Affairs, the English network Really hired well known master of disguise Liu Bolin. Bolin, responsible for the invisible man series, is famous for body painting people exactly like the background which they are standing in front of, seamlessly making them disappear. The Chinese master of disguise has done this through out Beijing, then New York City, and now London. Looking through images of Bolin’s work is like looking through a Where’s Waldo? book, but actually interacting with the models can be very shocking to the unsuspecting people riding the bus or stopping by a produce stand, as shown in the video after the jump. [Read more…]

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Human Chameleon Self-Portraits

Sunday 01.29.2012 , Posted by

Like a peppered moth on a tree or a grasshopper in a field, camouflage evolved early on to protect certain creatures from their predators. Humans have adopted this method of blending in for military and hunting gear and now Peruvian photographer Cecilia Paredes is using it to create beautiful self portraits. [Read more…]

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