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Shopped Tattoos: Celebrities Covered in Imagined Ink

Tuesday 03.04.2014 , Posted by
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Although perceptions are changing, there are still many people who respond to your ache for a tattoo with “You’ll never get a job” or “no one will ever take you seriously!”

Just tell that to the beautiful, powerful people in tattoo artist Cheynne Randall’s series Shopped Tattoos, like a royally purple-haired Kate Middleton.

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Oscar Nominees Posing On the Runway… with Younger Versions of Themselves

Sunday 03.02.2014 , Posted by
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As the stars hit the red carpet for the 2014 Oscars, it’s time to reflect on where they’ve been before… right there on the red carpet. There are a surprising number of nominees this year who have already walked the carpet, and a number who have won before too. This collection of doctored photographs plays on that theme, putting famous stars right next to their younger, but already famous, selves. [Read more...]

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Famous Film Directors: Portraits From A-Z

Saturday 02.15.2014 , Posted by
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Previously featured for her elegant Bond Girl series, Love and Let Die, we are pleased to share another fabulous project by the talented Russian visual artist Arina Orlova. This time she shows off her illustration skills and love of film with an A-Z portrait book of famous film directors. [Read more...]

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One Opulent Road Trip: $3 Million Will Get You One Massive RV

Wednesday 01.15.2014 , Posted by
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Do you find yourself constantly on the road with a cool $3 million to spare? Well, Anderson Mobile Estates might have the solution for you. Welcome to Lifestyles of the Rich, Mobile and Famous. Using expanding walls and a retractable second floor, this design called The Heat transforms from a conventionally sized 53’ semi trailer into an expansive, two-story living space of 1,100 square feet. [Read more...]

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22 Pictures of Famous People When They Were Young

Monday 12.30.2013 , Posted by
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We only find out about famous people when they get, well, famous… so it’s often surprising to see who they were before the spotlight hit. Here we bring you a collection of youthful photographs, capturing some of the most influential figures of the past century. There are revered leaders, infamous dictators, talented musicians and more – all before their unique abilities and upbringing made an impact on the world. [Read more...]

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Hammer & Nail Pointillism: Stunning Portraits by David Foster

Saturday 11.16.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve seen some pretty impressive examples of classic pointillism, with Miguel Endara using 3.2 million dots for one portrait. Federico Pietrella amazed us again using date stamps in a pointillist fashion to re-create photographs. And now we are pleased to bring you these hammer & nail stippling works by David Foster. Using thousands of nails hammered to a canvas, he varies the solidity and shading to create stunning portraits of celebrities, animals, and of course, a hammer and nail! [Read more...]

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk- Turn It Into a Celebrity like Artist Vivi Mac

Tuesday 08.27.2013 , Posted by

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If you’ve ever thought that it’s too late to do something you’ve always wanted to- let this story be an inspiration to change your mind. With no formal art training, Vivi Mac is now a freelance artist. She has used blogs and Facebook to teach herself how to create portraits on paper and has now translated her knowledge to unique mediums of painting. Using a straw and liquids like milk, caramel sauce, and rum she has cleverly created celebrity portraits speed paintings. Appropriately titled Art Ephemere for their brief, transitory nature (since most are food items), her paintings are shockingly easy to recognize. [Read more...]

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People from Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle

Saturday 08.24.2013 , Posted by

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Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s new book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People reads like a veritable who’s-who of hilarious talent. He’s got 130 portraits ranging from classic icons like Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett, to today’s breakout stars like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell. As you can see, Hoyle doesn’t stick to one type of comedy or comedian. There are stand up artists, viral video successes, late night TV hosts, and film stars… anyone who has devoted their life to being funny. [Read more...]

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Behind the Music: Famous Guitars

Tuesday 07.23.2013 , Posted by

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Imagine some of the best blues, jazz, rock and punk songs you can think of- then imagine taking the guitar out. It would be a whole different ball game! Behind every great guitarist is his preferred instrument- the perfect fit to produce the sound he is looking for- the one that becomes an extension of his hands and transfers the song in his soul to the auditory world. Italian Art Director & Multimedia Designer Federico Mauro brings us yet another fun project, hunting down some of the most distinguishable instruments of famous guitarists. [Read more...]

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Blast From the Past: Passports of The Rich & Famous

Tuesday 07.16.2013 , Posted by

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One of the best perks of fame and riches is the ability to travel the world, but no mater how famous you are, you can’t get very far without a passport. Here is a collection of passports from some of the most iconic jet-setters of yesteryear. It looks like time travel was not the only type of travel Albert Einstein was concerned with and David Bowie also enjoyed floating in a tin can far above the world. Muhammed Ali floated like a butterfly outside of the ring too and Rene Magritte may have gotten inspiration for his surreal works while high in the sky. Roy Orbison may have traveled with The Traveling Wilburys. [Read more...]

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