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What Do NYC and Paris Have in Common? This Clever Diptych Video Says “A Lot”

Monday 10.27.2014 , Posted by
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Freelance filmmaker Franck Matellini has created a fantastic new video that cleverly reveals the similarities between Paris and New York City. Using a split-screen diptych, Matellini captures many of the unique things which make these iconic cities charming, while comparing them in a way which shows their commonalities. [Read more...]

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Michael Wolf Photographs the Rooftops of Paris

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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Forget your normal, street-level view of Paris. Photographer Michael Wolf is heading to the roof, capturing the top of the ‘city of lights’ in a way most people never see. In a place so photographed that it has become a massive cliché (sold in gift shops the world over) it’s refreshing to see a lofty new perspective on the beautiful place. [Read more...]

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Towering Cement Silos Hold the Headquarters of French Cement Company

Monday 08.11.2014 , Posted by
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Towering over the Bruneseau Nord industrial neighborhood beside Paris’ eastern ring road is the futuristic new headquarters for cement distribution company Calcia… and appropriately it’s made completely out of cement. Silos 13 was designed by VI.B Architecture to highlight the very material the firm specializes in, and do it with utilitarian style. [Read more...]

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What if City Billboards Where Plastered with Art Instead of Ads?

Friday 02.07.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re the citizen of any world city, you’re used to seeing ads just about everywhere. From cosmetics models staring back at the bus stop, to flashing electronic billboards advertising bubbly sugar water, it’s hard to avoid being bombarded by advertising – subliminal or not. French artist Etienne Lavie has a solution that will make artists happy and ad execs sad: fill the city with art. Lavie has imagined replacing the many billboards of Paris with classic artworks, from Renaissance to Impressionism. [Read more...]

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Minesweeper: Amazing New Street Art Comes to Life in the 5th District of Paris by Levalet

Thursday 10.10.2013 , Posted by

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You may have seen the incredible street art of Charles Leval, also known as Levalet, making the rounds on the internet earlier this year. The talented artist decorates his city with imaginative wheatpaste images that seem to come alive. He often displays the pasteup characters interacting with 3d materials, like windowsills, electrical cords, and support beams that are already there, as well as throwing his own props into the mix. His latest work, titled “Demineur”, which is French for Minesweeper, features a man with a real cue stick, aiming at a grenade for the perfect shot. Let’s hope he scratches! [Read more...]

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Richard Unglik Remakes Famous Scenes with Playmobil People

Saturday 09.28.2013 , Posted by

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Here at Visual News, we love to see artists playing with toys! With legos, we’ve seen iconic photographs remade by Mike Stimpson and hilarious famous movie scenes by Alex Eylar. Now we bring you a similar concept with a different toy- classic Playmobil people. Richard Unglik has published several books using these little plastic characters to re-create album covers, movie posters, famous paintings, magazine covers, and scenes from the Bible. [Read more...]

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Photographer Hangs from Paris Buildings to Capture a New Perspective

Wednesday 09.04.2013 , Posted by

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Carlos Ayesta is an architechural photographer with a passion for the dangerous. He decided the world needed another perspective of Paris, so he strapped up and abseiled from buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, La Grande Arche de la Défense, the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT), Tour EQHO and Tour Sequoia. As he traversed the buildings and hung down, he captured the City of Lights as few have seen it. [Read more...]

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Jazzy Abstract Maps of Famous World Cities

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Some cities make you want to take out your favorite jazz records, sip on some wine and completely bliss out as you look down on the lights below. These posters from Toronto-based, self-taught artist Jazzberry Blue are just the right accompaniment for those moments – outlining the streets of famous world cities with a mid-century abstract flair. We wouldn’t want to navigate streets by these maps, but we sure would navigate life influenced by their spirit! [Read more...]

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Julian Mallard and his street art go around the world

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by

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Julien “Seth” Malland is a world traveling, street painting, socially conscious individual roaming the far places of this planet. Sometimes based in Paris, the street artist took a three year journey around the world to bring his art to remote areas. At different locations he would spend time with the local people, then create cheery pieces displaying children and colors to “liven up” the communities. [Read more...]

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A Sketchbook of Paris from Illustrator Jason Brooks

Friday 03.29.2013 , Posted by

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There really isn’t any other city in the world like Paris. Full of beautiful architecture, wonderful cuisine and endless discovery, the city continues to enchant the many who come to partake in its aura. Award winning fashion illustrator Jason Brooks has just published a book entitled ‘Paris Sketchbook’ that captures the character of this special city and is full of elegant and glamorous illustrations. [Read more...]

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