Art

Hungarian Banknote Concept Designed by Barbara Bernát

For her MA degree project at the University of West Hungary, Budapest-based graphic designer Barbara Bernát devised this lovely concept for the Hungarian euro. The project involved five denominations of increasing scale, each made with a set of copperplate etchings; animals of increasing size on the front and related plants on the back. The kicker […]

100% Kawaii

Truck Torrence  100% Soft is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. Today we present you his work around the films that make up our pop culture today but the “kawaii” universe is limitless. Info: érectile.fr  

Kokeshi Dolls

In the age of technology and the spread of 3D printers and ‘easy to forget the beauty and value of the traditional method. Yasuo Okazaki creates a doll Kokeshi style Naruko with a technique passed down for over 400 years. The Kokeshi are a type of traditional Japanese wooden dolls. They are a product that is […]

Pantone Sample Versions of Art Masterpieces

Nick Smith‘s playfully arranges Pantone swatches to paper to re-create famous paintings from “Girl with a Pearl Earring” to “Mona Lisa.” Though his work uses broad swaths of colors, the pictures are still recognizable, looking almost like 8-bit art. He takes classic pieces and brings them into the 21st century, adding a little twist of tongue-in-cheek […]

Sampuru the fake food

In the windows of Japanese restaurants often see reproductions of tempting food menu offered made of pure and very artificial … plastic? Represent faithfully and in great detail sushi, sashimi, bowls of ramen and even pizza and plates of spaghetti with meat sauce! These replicas are born from the need to create appetite through a […]

Macro Timelapse of Aquatic Wildlife by Sandro Bocci

  The above clip is a trailer of sorts for an upcoming non-verbal film titled Prograve by Italian filmmaker and documentarist Sandro Bocci. The feature is billed as (translated from Italian) “an experimental film orbiting scientific and philosophical reflections on time and space, and that through various shooting techniques, fields of magnification, and an exciting […]

Chinatown

Can you recognize logos reinvented by London designer Mehmet Gözetlik? Passionate about it already owes logos Series Minimalist effect in the maximalist market, where it épurait brands of packaging such as Nutella, Schweppes, or Pringles. He now returns with a series entitled Chinatown where he reflects large logos in Chinese. It is amazing to recognize […]

Highlights from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Creating a shortlist was no small feat. This year submissions swelled to a record 173,444 photographs from 171 countries. Shortlisted images will be on view at Somerset House in London from April 24th through May 10th, and Winners are announced […]

The Beauty of Nature Encased in Glass

Though it may seem implausible, these translucent orbs bursting with activity and life are made entirely from glass. The New Jersey-based artist Paul Stankard, largely considered to be the father of modern glass paperweights, discovered in college the scientific glass blowing and the manual process of creating scientific instruments out of glass. He was instantly hooked […]

Crystallized Books | Alexis Arnold

After repeatedly finding boxes of discarded books in and around her urban environment, San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold became fascinated by the idea of finding ways in which to immortalize forsaken publications. The shutting of newspaper and magazine shops coupled with the onslaught of electronic reading leaves the paperback in a uncertain state. Arnold has […]

KYTTEN JANAE|STRANGE GIFS

Kytten Janae is an artist who works the art of GIF. It brings a lot of motion pictures, exhibits through his Tumblr. Both disturbing and disturbed, the artist offers images sometimes psychedelic, colorful, sometimes glaucous. The bodies are defined only by their envelopes, distorted and oozing, that come to life organically. Info:  érectile.fr

Installations of Blood

The photos you see are part of the exhibition BLOOD / SPIRIT, the peculiarity is that the artist uses the blood to create surreal motifs in his works of art. The artist Jordan Eagles decided that the paint is not material enough staff and then opted to work with the blood. The works gruesome there […]

140-year-old Tree Reproduction

Recently unveiled at the MadArt space in Seattle, Middle Fork is the lastest sculptural work by artist John Grade who worked with countless volunteers to realize this enormous scale mold of a 140-year-old tree. The process began a year ago when Grade and a crew of assistants scaled a Western Hemlock tree in North Bend, […]

Three-dimensional Illusions

David Spriggs is known for his unusual large-scale installations, which meld a sense of intensity with a sense of delicacy. Spriggs’s technique presents remarkable three-dimensional inventions that is seemingly ephemeral in its translucence, but is created from multiple layered images that are suspended vertically, allowing the viewer to move about them. Using layered groups of […]

Adventurous Creations by Pat Perry

Michigan-based artist Pat Perry spent most of 2014 living a transient life spread across the U.S. His travels took him backpacking, train hopping, and motorcycling with stops in New England, Arkansas, and Texas, all the while dutifully recording his thoughts and observations in his sketchbook. The presence of rural America is a near constant presence in […]

Superheroes Buddhists

Pop icons of American cinema are transformed into pseudo religious statuettes. Chris Milnes, a 3D artist from New Jersey, has eliminated the formality of the icons by creating a series of small statues of Buddha with the features of the most popular superheroes pop and film as: Darth Vader, Frankenstein or Simpson, Ironman, Batman, Yota, […]

Wallwave Vibrations

Loris Cecchini has created a “tattoo in relief” which appears as a part of the very fabric, or skin, of the wall. Architecture relies on the logic of geometry—primarily linear and planar elements—yet here the artist utilizes the geometry of the sphere in a roughly circular composition. As a result, the sculpture seems to pulsate or […]

Immense Installations of Ceramic | Molly Hatch

Massachusetts-based artist Molly Hatch, was born in 1978, the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer. She creates immense installations of hand-built ceramic plates painted with a variety of patterns and scenes. Hatch frequently re-contextualizes historic images used centuries ago by old porcelain manufactures as well as paintings and textiles. Her largest artwork […]

Blandscapes: photography or drawings?

Spanish-born, London-based artist Oriol Angrill Jorda  creates mixed-media drawings paintings that mimic various photographic effects, inciting a conversation about mechanized versus handmade artistic production. Working with primarily graphite and watercolor, Angrill Jorda’s drawings take the form of double-exposure photographs, negatives or out-of-focus photos. These technically impressive works serve as records of an invented reality, subverting […]

It’s Not Digital

The work of this artist is breathtaking! Because when an artist can do the job at hand that appears Digital (Then I ask myself: What did people think of this art before computers). Kazuki Takamatsu is creating paintings using a methodical process hand painting to get an impressive digital aesthetic. These paintings, part of the […]

Psychogeographies: Three-Dimensional Figurative Collages

The Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a new series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche.” Each large-scale sculpture is individually embellished with bizarre found objects—cut-up books, magazines and trash found on the street—which […]

Anatomical Specimens Made from Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks

Chicago-based textile sculptor and artist Lana Crooks makes tiny sculptures from hand-dyed wool and silk that look both beautiful and creepy at the same time. Crooks painstakingly pieces together bits of fabric to create anatomically accurate bird and insect skulls. She will be showcasing her most recent work next month at the Modern Eden Gallery […]

San Francisco, 1 Man and 3000 Toothpicks

Thirty five years ago Scott Weaver  had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little […]

Famous Photographers Behind Their Iconic Images

Unless you’re a photography buff, you probably have no idea what the people behind some of the most famous photos in the world actuall look like. US photographer Tim Mantoani, however, aims to fix all that with his epic “Behind Photographs” series. It all started in 2006, when Mantoani rented a 20×24 Polaroid camera (itself an […]

Steampunk Assemblages by Arturas Tamašauskas

Arturas Tamašauskas says that his favorite paintings are the ones that represent birds. “Bird is a strange mechanism” – he says. His paintings seem to be filled with strict forms, but also blurred, as if you were looking through the fog. He creates steampunk assemblages from metal parts. The artist crafts various metal animals, birds, and […]

Prue Stent sees pink life

Prue Stent is a young girl based in Sydney but who is studying in Melbourne, who knows what femininity today and shows it without too many frills. He began to investigate the world of photography in the age of adolescence, at sixteen. And in his four photographic projects, a common thread seems to tie all […]

Tea Bags Portrait

The Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi, created an installation called “Teh Tarik Man” out of 20,000 teabags for the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. She says it took about two months to build the 10-foot by 7-foot piece, which ended up weighing more than 440 pounds. Hong Yi stained the teabags for the […]

Awsome 3D Calligraphy

My name is Tolga GİRGİN and I am working as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer in the beautiful city of Eskişehir, Turkey. I am interested in calligraphy as a hobby. Sometimes, if I have time I do custom works as a freelancer. I have been drawing sketches since my childhood in my spare times. I […]

Mechanical Drawings and Human Form by Atsushi Koyama

Although the meaning behind these oil paintings by Atsushi Koyama is somewhat ambiguous, it’s easy to appreciate the exactness of his paintbrush that colorfully and elegantly depicts mechanical diagrams mixed with anatomical illustrations. Born in Tokyo, Koyama holds both a BFA in art from Tama Art University and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tokyo […]

Half Famous Faces

Enough with the usual mash-up, but this is new! The mash-up of celebrity faces with other famous faces, based on puns created by their names. Things like Spockahontas, Smiley Cyrus, Vanilla Isaac Newton, and Putintin. The results are not only comical, are quite impressive. Kalle Mattsson, a graphic designer in Stockholm, produces work under the […]

Alluminium Scultpures by Tatiana Blanco

Tatiana Blanco always refers to the figure in her sculptures. Her artwork is  influenced by real figures and her technique is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional form. She portrays her life expereience through human form and seeks to communicate through her figures’ body language. Communication between Tatiana Blanco and her artwork, and between her […]

Famous Pin-Up Portraits

But you have thought about the international music stars such as; Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga, Pink, Katy Perry, as they would be if they were pin-up? He thought, Renato Cunha, drew our international icons as if they were posters in a garage in the 50s! The set makes a lot and also the transport […]

Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces

The Japanese art of Kintsugi, which means ‘golden joinery’ or ‘to patch with gold’, is all about turning ugly breaks into beautiful fixes. Most repairs hide themselves – the goal is usually to make something as good as new. Kintsugi proposes that repair can make things better than new. Kintsugi is a technique of repairing broken […]

Glass and Nature: Contemporary Glass Sculptures

Simone Crestani is a glass maker. In his works he try to combine his two big passions – glass and nature – he give his sculptures natural shapes. Simone attributes his passion for glass to what he describes as the privilege of growing up near the capital of glass world: Venice. The technique he use is […]

Zarathustra, the Photobomber Red Cat

Russian artist, Svetlana Petrova‘s mother passed away, leaving behind her beloved orange cat, Zarathustra. Svetlana took in her mother’s feline companion and as she worked through her loss and grief, she begin inserting Zarathustra into classical paintings. Soon after, it became a full on project that led to these amazing works of art that give […]

Sculptures Full of Cities

Psychogeography is the act of exploring an urban environment with an emphasis on curiosity and drifting. Or, more colloquially put , a “toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities.” In his most recent series “Psychogeographies,” Dustin Yellin uses multiple layers of glass, each covered in detailed imagery, to create a single intricate, three-dimensional collage with […]

A Japanese Landscape Miniature by Takahiro Iwasaki

Cloth fibers, dust and human hair. To most people this is garbage to be swept or vacuumed away. For Hiroshima-based Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki, these are his building blocks. He turns trash into sculpture by creating impressive miniature landscapes that often feature factories, ferris wheels and other iconic structures. And now, the artist’s first solo […]

Nunzio Paci’s Paintings Merge Nature and Anatomy

Italian artist Nunzio Paci works with pencil and oil paints to create strange amalgamations of plants and animals in what he describes as an intent to “explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.” Paci currently has a solo show including several of the pieces you see here […]

Matchboxes’ Art

Will Picaro is an artist based in Westfield, NJ. He is a freelance artist specializing in Matchbook decoration, he can  transform used  and brand new matchbooks into pocket-sized colorful portraits. He started drawing on matchbooks a little over two years ago  and has accumulated a large collection of animals, movie characters and his own renditions of famous works of art.   […]

Memorial Dice Portait

Canadian artist and designer Tobias Wong  died last year at the young age of 35, or more specifically, 13,138 days. In tribute, his friend Frederick McSwain  created this immense portrait of Wong entitled Die using 13,138 dices as part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure  in NYC in memoriam to the artist during […]

TheCreative Parchment Repair in Medieval Books

From the fifth through 13th centuries, parchment, made from animal skin, was used for pages of books. Parchment was strong, but the quality of it varied based on thickness, uniformity of color, and evenness of each page. While pages of books made with very high-quality parchment remain intact fairly well, poor-quality parchment had a tendency […]

Art Out of Every Little Thing

My name is Tatiana Khlopkova and I live in Minsk, Belarus. I create pictures which I myself call “something as something else”. I like to look at things from unexpected angles, to play with everyday objects, change their forms, colors, sizes, functions, find similarities and make connections. I believe that any object, terribly boring as […]

Hanmade Botanical Resin Jewelry

There are plenty of nature motifs in jewelry and fashion, but there’s something special about having actual pieces of bark and moss or dried flowers in your accessories. Sarah Smith, the Oregon-based artist behind Modern Flower Child, creates hand-made resin bracelets, bangles and earrings by forever preserving real feathers, flowers, seashells and other beautiful bits […]

Light and Shadow’s Intersections

The Intersections project is a laser-cut black lacquer wood cube, designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, suspended from the ceiling and lit with a single light bulb that casts breathtaking 32-feet-by-34-feet shadows to create instant architecture in an otherwise empty room. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and […]

Sculpture Plume

What do you look? At first I thought fossere strange monsters and actually know but they are not at the same time. I think they are spectacular works! Gwire Kate is an English artist born in 1964 and has specialized for 10 years in the sculpture feather. Using feathers of pigeons that he collects patiently, […]

Fine Art Doodle Drawings by Sagaki Keita

Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised. Sagaki Keita‘s work simply look like recreations of the usual, old classics. But as you step closer, you’ll see that each one is actually composed […]

Jenny’s Photography

Jenna is a fine art and underwater photographer based out of Billings, Montana where she lives with her fiancé Chris, their 2 dogs (Smoltz and Maddux) and their 4 cats (Flo, Study Buddy, Tank and Carl). After acquiring her Master’s in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, she made a drastic career change into the field of photography where she […]

Il Braghettone

The gigantic work of art that covers the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was not always unanimous. In fact, after the death of the painter Michelangelo, Pope Paul IV said he was offended by the omnipresence of nudity in this fresco and tried to make it disappear. The Italian artist Daniele da Volterra then saved […]

Mark Lovejoy’s Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint

Working from his studio in Alpine, Texas, artist Mark Lovejoy creates richly textured images of mixed paint, but although he’s somewhat secretive about his process, one thing is clear: they aren’t just photographs of mixed paint. The act of creating the color formations alone sounds more like an act of chemistry than art as he […]

7 Cat Sins

Cats, by now, have become stars of the web, including Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Lil Bub and Keyboard Cat, invading our daily virtual. Why not create illustrations with cats? it is in this spirit that the illustrator Marija Tiurina offers beautiful illustrations around the seven deadly sins … with cats! Info: érectile.fr, Marija Tiurina

Marvellous Flowers

The photographer David de los Santos Gil gives us 3 minutes of pure beauty with a timelapse of the most beautiful flowers blossoming. This video will need nine months of work and more than 50,000 copies of which only 10% were eventually used. Gladiolus, lilium, hibiscus, carnations, orchids, dandelions, lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, peonies and Nigella […]

Imaginary Photography by Kyle Thompson

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson  became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits. He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He’s been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted […]

271 Years Before Pantone: the first Color Guide

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, […]

Otherworldly Vehicles By Modestas Malinauskas

Modestas Malinauskas is a Lithuanian artist who paints with oil. His canvases are professional and done using a difficult and original technique. They lead us to a shiny fantasy world full of powerful colors and positive energy of dreams and play. This paintings are fantastical in their use of vibrant colors and everyday objects transformed […]

Incredible Sand Sculpures

While Ray Villafane is best known for his expertise in the art of food carving, he is also recognized for his magnificent, remarkably realistic sand sculptures. Using just sand and water, the artist sculpts incredibly detailed figures that tower above him as he works. Funny-faced people, nativity scenes, and hellish creatures from Dante’sInferno appear so […]

POKÉPACAS

Who does not know the animal Alpaca? Keep an eye on him this animal because you create so many things! Installed for several years in New York, illustrator Ashley Farlow is definitely part of Generation lover of video games, cartoons and things kawaii .. He finds inspiration in everything around him and in particular in […]

Art, History and Racism

“I’ve always been fascinated by history: art history, American history, world history, individual history – how history is written, recorded, distorted, exploited, reimagined, and understood.  In my work I explore the materiality of reconstructive history.  I paint and I sculpt, often borrowing from the historical canon, and then alter the work in some way.  I […]

Deadly Viruses Painted On Human Body

The International Vaccine Institute collaborated with Seoul-based artists, designers, models, and photographer create striking images to raise awareness of neglected diseases. The concept was to use reproductions of the diseases cells painted onto models to attract attention to some of the diseases that affect the lives of millions around the globe. The Deadly Beauty campaign […]

Calaveras as Cartoon

If you love love stories but also to reflect the new film by Guillermo Del Toro is already a buzz on the internet and it is very nice! Colorful pictures, and inspired by the Mexican folklore, skulls beautifully decorated – the famous Calaveras – is what makes the next film. After Pacific Rim, Hellboy and […]

Laura’s Surreal World

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses. That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura […]

El Gran Chamaco – 3D cute monsters

El Gran Chamaco is an illustrator and character designer class ’82 who lives in Los Ramones, Mexico, and that creates amazing 3D characters and monsters, combining taste cartoon, drawn grotesque, pop surrealism, Mexican influence and fluorescent colors with a dedication to Flemish textures  and details. His work is research and testing continues, driven by obsession […]

The Magical Fairy Tale by Anita Anti

Inspired by fairytales from around the world, Anita Anti, a Ukrainian photographer based in New York, takes beautiful portraits of women and animals in forests that seem to pulsate with magical energy and melancholy. Some of her photos seem based on specific stories, while others simply create a fairy-tale-like setting, allowing the viewer to fill […]

To Eat? Or Not To Eat?

Ounded in 2011 by the photographer and food stylist Claudia Castaldi and Stefano Citi, manufacturer designer TourDeFork is a culinary design studio. They work for both large companies and small local restaurants. Using the 3D printer, they are showing a real tour de force in the field of DIY and food. CASAfacile published in an […]

Colorful Oil Finger Paintings

One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott  needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush at her disposal was stained a deep dark blue. Not wanting to stop and wash the brushes she decided to make a few quick touchups with her fingers, […]

Whimsical Objects Tranformations

Brazilian artist Camille Kachani  is sculptor who forms unusual objects based around themes of nature and art. He clashes the organic and the inorganic between the natural and unnatural by a process of brilliant artistic endeavors. Her fantastical touch transforms found, utilitarian objects into whimsical sculptures. Among his new works, the wooden bases of hammers, cabinet […]

Fashion Portraits of a Leukemic Cat

This is the cat “Hummus” of Jason Mc Groarty. When she was very young she was diagnosed with Feline Leukimia which means she is unable to play outside in case she falls ill or spreads the virus to the other cats in our neighbourhood. However, this doesn’t mean she is unhappy, she loves running around […]

Poetic Jewellery

The Irish artist Robin Ruby loves nature so passionate, so as to block the beauty of nature in small paintings, glass bowls. The result is stunning, striking for its simplicity brilliant and surprisingly poetic. These little creations are curiosity laptops that can delight your eyes. He also gaining popularity due to the famous site Pinterest (go […]

Picturesque Wood Sculptures in South France

Something magical has been happening in the woods around the Loup River in southern France. The artist Spencer Byles has spent a year living in the area’s remote woodland, creating intriguing temporary structures from natural materials. The spontaneous creations are deliberately hard to find and are unlikely to be stumbled across. Towering woven structures, hanging […]

Adorable Kokeshi Dolls | Becky Kemp

Becky Kemp, a budding artist planted in South-East England, is influenced by Nordic design and Japanese illustrations. Her bubbly personality led her to establish Sketch – an intimate design house selling small accessories, stationary, home ware and toys. Originally made in Japan hundreds of years ago, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls have stood the test of time […]

Food Painter

The art of “culinary” Hikaru Cho, Japanese artist, creates illusions in the foods that we see every day, and the effect is great! There are things you do not expect! Some foods may not be what we see, and indeed it is so! To see what hides should try to peel the cucumber, or break […]

Surreal Fashion Shots

Bara Prasilova  is a photographer and artist from Prague with quite a list of awards to her name. She can create photos with a very dreamy mood gave by muted colors and often unorthodox poses. “I started to photograph when I was 18, just after I graduated from a business oriented high school. The single idea of myself […]

Micro Watercolor Drawings

On January 1st of last year, Lorraine Loots decided to create one miniature painting a day for the 365 days. The resulting series, entitled Postcards for Ants, is truly incredible. ‘I challenged myself to created a miniature painting every single day for the entire year,’ Says Lorraine. ‘The project evolved and people started booking sentimental […]

Colorful New Architectural Watercolors

Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to paint explosively colorful depictions of European architecture, most recently in Poznań, Poland. Wronska is an architect herself, a skill that greatly enhances her artwork. She first renders each piece as a detailed drawing and then adds layers of watercolor, an unpredictable medium that can be difficult to control, […]

Holographic Paintings

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles. A pensive, melancholy figure is at the center of each mixed media piece. Rendered in impressively […]

Museum of Supernatural History

France artist duo Zim&Zou were inspired by a Museum of Natural History, melted with a Cabinet of Curiosities, for their storefront installation for Hermès Maison Shanghai. The windows, hand-made with paper and leather, are an invitation to wander. Passers-by were suddenly walking through the corridors of a mysterious Museum, straight from the street. The themes […]

Unusual Sculptures Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives. Kanemaki created a series of progress photos that show the […]

Elizabethans Heroes and Princesses

What happens when an artist photographer decide to use modern heroes like Batman, Joker, Spiderman and and princesses by adding a touch of Flemish and the Elizabethan style? A strange mix that makes you laugh and restless at the same time, because some of the nineteenth-century clothes dress very well. The idea and the works […]

Tale You Lose | How coins become work of art

Would you choose one cent over another? Well maybe if it was one of Andre Levy ’s colourful hand-painted coins you would. This Brazilian artist transforms dull coin sculptures into colourful familiar faces from pop culture, taking them from lifeless items to vibrant one-in-a-million artworks. From Spiderman to Einstein, through Disney Characters, Harry Potter, Where is Waldo, […]

Mini Beautiful Urban Landscapes

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. He has a keen eye for the city. But what you won’t find in his work are postcard views of famous monuments. Rather Mazer favors the less glamorous side of the city. Street signs, lamp polls, highways and electrical lines […]

BAKEA!

Juan Carlos Paz aka -bakea- is an illustrator and toy designer in Spanish particular universe. Its spooky-eyed creatures are reminiscent of the characters in Matt Groening (The Simpsons and Futurama) as well as Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit). Anxious to give credibility and list the creatures that sit in his mind, -bakea- plays one of […]

Rufus The Adventure of Sleeping Dog

Some dogs go on crazy adventures on their own, but Rufus has some help from his owner. He probably doesn’t realize it, but Sara Rehnmark dresses him up while he sleeps and posses him for cute pictures. Rufus the Pharaoh Hound gets to do human things like performing magic tricks, backpacking and… taking a dog […]

Fluid sculpting high-speed: Alberto Seveso

Dropping, is the natural evolving of previous projects using ink and water by Alberto Seveso. This time he tried something different using the oil instead the water and the outcome was amazing! The title is very important for him, because it is a tribute to the master of the dripping technique, Jackson Pollock. He always […]

Dreamlike Selfportraits

Growing up, Canadian photographer Joel Robison was always a bit of a daydreamer. “I didn’t really feel connected to that part of my mind that was creative,” Joel recalls. “I didn’t feel inspired. One day, I came across Flickr and saw photos by people that were so creative, entertaining and engaging! It was like a light […]

20 Creative Ideas To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post. The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles […]

Saint of the Catacombs

In 1578, an underground network was discovered in the chains of Rome and the time the researchers found thousands of skeletons were once Christians martyrs. Indeed, at a time when Rome was still under the polytheistic religion men were killed on suspicion of being saints, because of their courage and their full support to the […]

Illusionary Street Art

Kurt Wenner, a former NASA employee, uses his mathematical expertise to produce each of his large-scale optical illusions. By calculating line, shape, and perspective, he carefully paints his elaborate floor and wall murals to trick the eye into believing the drawings are three-dimensional figures. His creations are further enlivened by people cleverly taking photos of […]

Melissa Jay Craig: Mushroom Book Installations

(S)Edition is an installation of 99 books made to look like common Amanita Muscaria mushrooms by Chicago artist Melissa Jay Craig. The installation has been shown in a various configurations the last few years, and only once in its entirety at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio back in 2010. From her statement about the […]

Famous Musician Portraits

For the opening of the vanguard and for the cultural magazine First Floor Under the artistic De Moreno and Mirco Pagano, have spent more than 200 hours of work overlap, organisation and alignment of CD. A fantastic result, in which there are seven portraits of world famous musicians or Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, […]

Anatomy of toys

Barbie, Super Mario, Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse as a surgeon would see them: come and discover the true face (ie the real organs) of the toys in the works of Jason Freeny, the New York artist who rebuilds the internal anatomy of the darlings of children . The idea of showing the organs and the […]

This is How James Corbett Gives New Life to Old Cars

Sometimes art is just that thing we have a need to make, whether it makes any sense or not. “I create my sculptures not only because I am able to, but because I am unable not to. My sculptures are by nature a solved puzzle, and it’s the challenge of solving the puzzle that gives me […]

Optical Illusions Art

The boundaries of reality are represented through a surreal world created by the Swedish artist Erik Johansson: builds photos “impossible”. A magician of optical illusions art, because the laws of physics can not curb the imagination by the Swedish. “Working with the editing – says Johansson – is a bit ‘like painting a picture.” It […]

The City Series | Vision of a post-apocalyptic world

Lori Nix isn’t your typical photographer. Actually, she’s more of a sculptor. These emotional scenes show her vision of life after the apocalypse, but that’s not the only thing that makes these photographs amazing — it’s how they are created: Most of the tiny elements are made by hand and assembled on a tabletop, with […]

Moments Like These | Disney Character in a Real Black and White World

The New York photographer Harry McNally extracts Disney characters in their colorful universe and cleverly superimposed them on black and white urban scenes like the subway, a doctor’s office, or a nightclub. The essence of the characters takes a whole new flavor.   Source: wikigag

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with scale. The detailed sculptures are captivating when viewed up close, as they may be […]

Transformation of Cats

Lovers and cat lovers of the world unite! Have you ever thought about how would our favorite characters drawn if they were cats? Well on the internet there too! Very often those who definsce nerd, otaku also loves cats and on this post I think everyone will agree! The designs are very funny. More info: […]

Tarot with The Lord of the Rings

For all the fans of the saga “The Lord of the Rings”, from Russia, the user SceithAilm deviantArt illustrated with great skill a series of tarot. Fans of the series will enjoy seeing their favorite protagonists and antagonists interpreting different entities in a deck magic. Gandalf, Aragorn, Arwin, Sam, Pip, and Merry and others. The […]

Creative Father Makes Crazy Photo Manipulations with His Three Daughters

John Wilhelm is a 44-year-old IT Director at a Swiss university with a passion for photography and digital art.  Some of his most wonderfully creative photo manipulations are of his girlfriend Judith and their three young daughters – Lou (5.5 years), Mila (2.8 years) and Yuna (6 months). John agreed to share his awesome work […]

Recycled Metal Animal Sculpture

Last year’s Sculpturewalk was one Carl Sean McMahon remembers fondly. His ‘Linotype Wapiti’, created primarily from an old printing press at the Castlegar News, won the overall Peoples Choice Award, selected as the favourite of all those who voted over the four month balloting period. The end result sees McMahon’s sculpture permanently displayed at Castlegar […]

Grimm’s Landscape

“I am colourblind and I can‘t distinguish green and red“. This is how Kilian Schoenberger, one of the finest contemporary landscape photographers, introduces himself on his Facebook profile. This fact strikes even harder, when we observe his recent works – the beautiful, yet ghostly illustrations of the Brothers Grimm‘s fairy-tales. The photographer takes us on […]

22nd Century Ophelia

The image of Shakespeare’s Ophelia submerging herself in a river has inspired artists for centuries, from the 19th-century  to the contemporary photo studio Staudinger Franke. Their “Barrier” series features female models resting below the water’s surface in a way that evokes Hamlet’s tragic love interest. While Staudinger Franke typically work in advertising, this personal project shows […]