Speedy Graphito: A French Street and Pop Art Legend

A pioneer of the street art movement in France, Speedy Graphito brought the avant-garde to the streets and inspired a generation of future artists. Expressed in many mediums, his work is bold, vibrant and controversial – and while a good amount of his creativity is paint-based, he also works with sculpture, installations, video and photography.

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How Did Historical Creatives Manage Their Time? Daily Rituals Visualized

Benjamin Franklin’s famous formula for success had a lot to do with his schedule: “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” He even wrote a book called Early Rising: A Natural, Social, and Religious Duty. Others have said that “the early bird gets the worm,” while an old German proverb states “Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund” – the early morning has gold in its mouth. Ok, so most people think getting up early is important, but just how much does our entire daily schedule factor into our success?

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

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.

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Famous Film Directors: Portraits From A-Z

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.

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Guerrilla Designers Create Elaborate Quote Art on Chalkboards

The Columbus College of Art and Design has a vandal on the loose. The guerrilla chalk art duo called #DangerDust has been commandeering classroom chalkboards in secret and creating detailed artworks of typography and design. Their creations feature inspirational quotes by famous figures. The two anonymous students plan, sketch, and execute their chalk art and, in true guerrilla style, leave the board balancing on chairs in the classroom for a Monday morning surprise.

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22 Pictures of Famous People When They Were Young

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.

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Behind the Music: Famous Guitars

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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.

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Famous Footwear- Literally!

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They say you can’t really know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes. Italian Art Director & Multimedia Designer Federico Mauro has made it much simpler to do that by identifying the shoes that famous people wear. Using both celebrities and the characters they play, he pinpointed the shoes most commonly associated with each in a minimalist design. From Dorothy Gale’s elegant ruby red slippers to Jeff Lebowski’s Birkenstocks and Kurt Cobain’s Converse All Stars, Mauro searched the world wide web for the perfect fit. Check your pop culture expertise by seeing how many famous names you can recall by the shoes on their feet.

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World Famous Landmarks Made to Look Miniature

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When it comes to this world, there are people who see it as vast and locations as distant, and there are some who see it as miniscule. In relation to the solar system and galaxies beyond, our planet is indeed tiny in comparison… and the humans that inhabit it are even smaller. New York based photographer Richard Silver decided that he wanted to capture that reality of being small through his photography. Packing his bags and camera gear, he ventured all over the world to create “miniature shots” from some of the most famous man made structures in the world.

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Entertaining Typography of Famous Scientists’ names

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In light of National Science Day in India, Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat created a series of typography graphics honoring some of the most famous scientists that have lived. Whichever was that particular Scientist’s breakthrough discovery is implied in the image. Newton’s apple is substituted with an O on the ground, Galileo’s telescope is visible as an L, and the O in Edison is lit up like a light bulb.

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