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Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Go Green

Tuesday 07.24.2012 , Posted by

Most films which depict the world after an apocalyptic battle or disaster look something like the scenes of a Mad Max flick – the Australian outback or the Nevada high desert. In other words, something appropriately bone-dry, fitting of a scorched wasteland created by nuclear war or an exploding volcano. Not so the digital artworks of Nick Pedersen. His images appear downright tranquil, flipping the whole notion of apocalypse on its head and creating an image of the potential future that makes the catalyst for the apocalypse looks something a lot like western civilization. [Read more...]

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Tents are Art Too!

Thursday 07.19.2012 , Posted by

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The Occupy movement put down roots all over the world at its peak, especially in the USA where finding a city center without encampments was unlikely last year. The Occupy movement has definitely lost some steam, or even disappeared all together in many places. In Denver, Colorado, a law has been passed making it illegal to camp on city sidewalks. Meanwhile in Germany, a different version of Occupy blew up in protest of Stuttgart21, the new train station and urban development project starting in Stuttgart, Germany. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #232> Life Is Full Of Laughter

Thursday 07.12.2012 , Posted by



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A 19 Year Old Photographer with a Surreal Twist

Friday 07.06.2012 , Posted by

For the young age of 19 years old, Brian Oldham has an unreal talent for photography. His works seem to hang somewhere in between motion and stillness, giving us that restless feeling only youth can have. Since his debut in the photography world just one year ago, the southern California based artist has continued to produce impressive images caught firmly between waking and dreaming; the real and the imagined. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #223> The Future Is Near

Thursday 06.28.2012 , Posted by



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Star Wars Invades Reykjavik

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

Intergalactic battle isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about Reykjavik, Iceland… especially when you consider the governments recent precedent setting pushes for global transparency and freedom of speech… but don’t tell designer Sig Vicious that. He’s created a series of 10 images which capture the peaceful city under crazy assault by Snowspeeders, AT-ATs, AT-STs, X-Wings… just about all the war hardware from the first Star Wars movies. It’s all out war in black and white (bonus points if you spot the Challenger explosion in one of these images). [Read more...]

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Russian Weddings: Photoshopped

Tuesday 05.15.2012 , Posted by

When it’s time to get married, who is going to take your photos? In Russia, there are special photographers that take photos of the soon to be bride and groom and use a program called “photo shop” to make them look funny! Or in Russian, смешной! [Read more...]

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It’s History! Superheroes in Old War Photos

Sunday 05.06.2012 , Posted by

History really could use more superheroes. In the crazy times we’ve witnessed in the last century, from revolutions galore, to the World Wars and nations wielding nuclear power, the thought of having someone super powered standing guard is a welcome thought. These photos bring that reality to life, placing superheroes in iconic vintage photographs alongside famous figures from history — Heinrich Himmler getting a lecture from Captain America, Superman protecting art treasures from looters and Batman looking over the shoulder of Fidel Castro. It’s not all perfect though… it seems you get your super villains along with your heros. Darth Vader hangs out at the meeting of Yalta with Stalin, FDR and Winston Churchill and the Joker messes with the SS. [Read more...]

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Bohemian Dreams in Digital Art

Thursday 04.19.2012 , Posted by

Somewhere between the work of Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam lies the beautifully imaginative art of Alexander Jansson. His digital painting style is full of fuzzy fauna, twisted flora and plenty of stylish victorian houses… all with the dark and mysterious look you would expect in some bohemian’s dream. The deliciously rich and inviting colors beg your eye to explore the many layers of detail: lighted homes on elephants backs, glowing lanterns over shimmering water. It’s a world that looks thrilling and rewarding to inhabit. [Read more...]

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Handicapped Cars or Hover Cars?

Thursday 04.12.2012 , Posted by

If Mad Max hadn’t been so dystopian, you could imagine these unusual shiny cars cruising the streets of the post-apocalyptic future, rebuilt from the remains of classic muscle cars and updated with the latest future hover technology. The strange autos from German artist Beni Bischof, remix car photos from around the internet, removing their wheels with photoshop, smoothing their lines and giving them a plethora of headlights. These aren’t really intended to be hover cars though… they’re a vision of Bischof’s strange reworking of daily life when it’s no longer fully functional. [Read more...]

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