If you gave 100 artists the same square canvas’ and told them to paint them, what you got back would be a lot of square paintings. In a similar way, British design studio Lazerian is doing the same thing… only they are doing it with paper dogs. Nicknamed “Gerald” their pointer like pup has been passed around to artists world-wide (with a head nod to the now classic CowParade), creating a pack of colorful and creative dogs for people to collect and assemble themselves. [Read more...]
It’s no wonder that dogs have been labeled “man’s best friend.” Who else waits by the door excited as can be just because you’re coming home? Who else listens to all of your secrets and never tells a single soul? Dogs are amazing creatures and once they become a part of your family, you share an everlasting bond. Although it’s illegal in 14 states, many people still leave their beloved pets in their cars while running errands. UK based photographer Martin Usborne captures what those dogs might feel like in this beautiful, emotional set called The Silence of Dogs in Cars. Although the photos are not candid, as much time goes in to planning the location and finding the perfect vehicle and pup, Usborne captures those puppy dog eyes in a way that begs “Don’t leave me!” [Read more...]
Have you ever thought about designing something unique for your dog to participate in? Japanese designer Kenya Hara created a project called Architecture for Dogs, a curated collection of houses and beds for the pooches. Hara connected with 11 architects who chose a particular breed of dog to design for. The architects then designed places of leisure based on that breeds particular behaviors. [Read more...]
It’s no wonder that dogs have been labeled “man’s best friend.” Who else waits by the door excited as can be just because you’re coming home? Who else listens to all of your secrets and never tells a single soul? Dogs are amazing creatures and once they become a part of your family, you share an everlasting bond. To celebrate this special bond, we wanted to share with you some of the most handsome furry, four-legged friends on Instagram. It was no easy task choosing from the thousands of adorable pups, but these ones got my tail wagging! [Read more...]
Animal portraiture fights for the top of the charts of cheesiness in most cases. While most people would agree that a dog in a Halloween costume is particularly amusing, many dogs probably get humiliated being forced into outfits that make them uncomfortable. Then, the next thing you know a photographer puts together a pointless book with a collection of humiliated dogs.
The internet is buzzing 24/7 with pictures of cute animals, and sometimes it seems that any conversation dealing with something online comes back to: “Oh my gosh, did you see that cute puppy picture on Facebook? I almost died.” Sometimes we at Visual News get the eerie feeling the whole internet was created solely for the purpose of entertaining pet people… and no matter how much valuable information lies out there for everyone to discover, sometimes it’s just easier sharing cute, cuddly puppy pictures than one more bloody problem in the world. While we may not agree with this logic — we’re passionate about world news — it’s just an observation that infects our Facebook feed on a daily basis. [Read more...]
Fur, fuzz and spit flying in an instant, it’s all you can do to get out of the way; many dog owners are more than familiar with their canine friends wild head shaking. Pet and animal photographer Carli Davidson is no stranger to these four legged shakes either, in fact she’s created a series “Shake,” featuring those distorted and blissful dog faces right in the middle of thier spin cycle. [Read more...]
“The end of the 1950s and the beginning of 1960s was a time of significant achievements in the sphere of scientific experiments worldwide and in the USSR. During those years, Soviet scientist started bold experiments on animals. A whole series of pioneering experiments was carried out at the University of Moscow and the Academy of Science. And as early as 1950 a Russian scientist Vladimir Demihov surprised the whole world when he transplanted the head of one dog onto another one. The two headed dog lived for a whole month.”