Portraits Carved From Completed Paintings

In a process of creative addition and subtraction, artist Kuin Heuff creates her intricate portraits of men. Looking like intricate wood cuts, each painting began as a complete portrait on paper, Heuff then studies the brush stroke patterns and form of the painting and starts cutting away pieces. Her results are portraits with a light, lace-like structure that still retains its painterly color. For more on this Rotterdam based artists work including a selection of her uncut paintings see kuinheuff.nl.

The World Is Your Canvas

What if the whole world was your canvas and everything on the street was free for modification, experimentation and making art? That’s the world that French street artist OaKoAk occupies. For the last few years he’s been modifying elements of the urban jungle, adding his whimsical embelishments and leaving many passer-by with a smile on their face. Unlike most street art, OaKoAk’s work plays off existing urban elements, using their form as inspiration, bringing them to life and adding a playful element missing from most cities.

No Ticket Required: Hitchhiking Around the World

Hitchhiking: It’s something your parents told you never to do, right? Meet Jeremy Marie from France. To date, he has traveled 74,000 miles through 64 countries all by hitchhiking. And he’s still alive.

His purpose for all the travel is simple: “to prove that the planet Earth is mainly occupied by people with good intentions.” Through his travels, he has proved just that, having been given 1,285 rides and making friends with people all over the world.

Beautiful Horizons Captured In Dramatic 3D

Nobuhiro Nakanishi has captured what the world would look like with no man-made objects impeding our vision. Describing his work as “the physical that permeates into the art piece”, Nakanishi appears to snatch a slice of the horizon, freeze it in time and put it on display for all to see. He lives and works in Osaka, Japan.

Wild Watercolors Bring Characters To Life

Daniel Mackie made the brave decision to give up using Photoshop in 2010. Instead, he decided to use watercolour on 300gsm paper for his dream like paintings with wildly distorted characters. We’re sure glad he did and others are too; Mackie has worked with clients from around the world, including Adobe, British Airways, Esquire, GQ and more. See more of his unique work at danielmackie.com

3D Figures Painted With Colorful Drips

You’re first thought when handed some paint and plastic rods probably wouldn’t be making 3D figures, but that’s exactly what Chris Dorosz creates. Using just paint, carefully dripped onto thin plastic columns he makes surprisingly distinct figures with presence in their environment. While in the past Dorosz has focused on larger works, filling rooms with his pixel like dripped furniture, his latest project see’s him creating small figures only inches high. For more on this San Francisco based artist see chrisdorosz.com

If The World Were A Village of 100 People

Sometimes we can be caught up with what is directly around us, seeing only what is in our own microcosm. Sometimes, however, when we are clear of mind and take a step back, we see that the world is far different then we thought. Toby Ng Design has created a superb series of posters that cleverly help us get an overview of how the world really appears. The 20 poster collection, titled ‘The World of 100′ is available for purchase at toby-ng.com

Digital Art: A Glimpse Into Tomorrow

Cristiano Siqueira has shared a glimpse into the future with his vector illustrations. Siqueira is from São Paulo, Brazil and has been a professional Illustrator since 2005. Siqueira has worked with Microsoft, Nike and MasterCard to name just a few big clients. You can see more of his work at crisvector.com.

Memorable Movies: Piece by Piece

These five posters buck the minimalist poster trend that has been all around the net lately. Rather than simplify all the details, Emma Butler takes the plot and puts in all the important pieces:

Kinetic Toothpicks: 35 Years in the Making

This has to be one of the most beautiful and insane toothpick sculptures ever created… not only did Scott Weavers “Rolling Through San Francisco” take 35 years to construct, but it used over 100,000 of the tiny wooden sticks and over 3,000 hours of his time. The sculpture is also unique in that it features multiple “tours” of the city taken by ping pong balls that roll around and through the landmarks.