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Hanging Celebrity Portraits Made From…

Tuesday 07.15.2014 , Posted by
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Sometimes clouds look so solid you could reach out and touch them, but any attempt would reveal that they are made from tiny water droplets. The celebrity portraits of artist Augusto Esquivel are much the same, but instead of water, he uses buttons. [Read more...]

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Fluid Graffiti Portraits by Noé Pauporté

Saturday 04.05.2014 , Posted by
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Emerging from swirls and splatters, and vibrantly colored geometric patterns, come realistic portraits. Born in 1985, Noé Pauporté has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, but he didn’t hone his overlapping character graffiti on canvas until 1998. The self-taught artist studied at the foundation for Fine Art in Brussels paints both realistic and imaginary characters using varying techniques such as acrylic, ink, bomb, Posca, pencil, and oil paint. He focuses mostly on living creatures in his artworks, humans especially. He also composes electronic music under the name KhromaSoma. [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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Visual Bits #405> The Cats Meow: Wacky Vintage Photos

Sunday 03.24.2013 , Posted by

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What if Classic Movie Stars had Tattoos?

Wednesday 01.16.2013 , Posted by

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In our current era, the idea that tattoos are wild, rebellious or even counter culture is quickly becoming passé. Your friends have them, respected celebrities have them, maybe even your grandma has them; but what if they had been more common in the past? Jason Hill asked that question and brought it to reality by creating a series of classic movie divas fully inked. [Read more...]

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Eye Candy: Celebrity Portraits Made of Sugary Sweets

Sunday 11.25.2012 , Posted by

Willy Wonka would be so proud of Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos; his art work is completed entirely out of candy! At his studio in Orlando, Florida, the 32 year old artist uses gummy bears, licorice, candy hearts, , M&M’s, bubble gum, after dinner mints, and a lot of patience to meticulously glue candy to a canvas, creating intricate celebrity portraits, without any paint. Aside from re-designing iconic faces out of candy, the artist has also built a life size motorcycle out of 20,000 sweets! Ramos’ sweet portraits can sell for up to $18,000 and some have even been placed in Ripley’s Hollywood Museum. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #277> Spy With A Vintage Eye

Saturday 09.22.2012 , Posted by



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Iconatomy: A Merging of Old and New Stars

Wednesday 09.07.2011 , Posted by

These star-studded Hollywood tributes are simply astounding! In such a way that they are almost one person, jewelry arts student George Chamon has perfectly merged photos of such silver screen greats as Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant with their modern day doppelgängers. The classic amoeba shaped layers between the two iconic stars match seamlessly with the retro look of the portraits. Bravo! [Read more...]

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Artist Makes Portraits With Lipstick Kisses

Thursday 07.14.2011 , Posted by

Natalie Irish likes art so much, she just can’t help kissing it! Using just her lips as her brush and lipstick as paint, she’s been creating some bold portraits of famous icons like Marilyn Monroe and Jimi Hendrix. Check out the video below to see her tender technique… and be sure to catch the end: her lipstick covered face is priceless! [Read more...]

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Public Figures Go Faceless: Minimalist Designs

Thursday 03.03.2011 , Posted by

It’s been said that we never forget a face… but what about a style? Dubai based graphic designer Ali Jabbar has taken famous political and celebrity figures and removed their faces… leaving just enough to clue us in to their true identity. It really goes to show how much impact many of these figures have had on us: we know them face or not. [Read more...]

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