Stunning Vistas – Aerial Photographs by Sarah Martinet

By on October 27, 2014, in Photography

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Sarah Martinet’s aerial pictures of Iceland will have most netizens screaming “FAAAKE!”. They look like something our of a Tolkien or George R. R. Martin novel. Sweeping vistas of seemingly untouched land dotted here and there by snow and crisscrossed by brilliantly blue rivers and streams. One can almost imagine the battle for middle Earth happening right in the middle of the shot. The shots were taken from an open-window airplane as it zoomed over the Icelandic countryside.

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Yoga Joes by Dan Abramson

By on October 26, 2014, in Concept Art

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Dan Abramson is a devoted yoga practitioner. He is also the creative mind behind Yoga Joes. He took the ubiquitous green plastic soldiers and gave each of them a distinctive yoga pose. He said: “I made Yoga Joes in the spirit of getting more people to try yoga. I’m hoping people pass Yoga Joes around as an inexpensive gift to friends and loved ones, who might like to give yoga a shot. Plus, I hope yoga fans display them proudly in their homes, offices, and yoga studios. Also, I hope people find them funny as hell.” That we do Dan. The project is currently on Kickstarter (if you want to grab one for yourself). Dan also has a hot pink version of the meditative military men.

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Union – Creative Furniture Design by Hilla Shamia

By on October 24, 2014, in Design

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Hilla Shamia is an extremely creative product designer who has found a novel way to ‘marry’ wood with metal to create sleek and stylish tables and benches. The process involves pouring molten aluminum into the irregularly shaped piece of wood and molding it to the desired shape. The process leaves the wood a bit charred and burnt where it meets the metal but the overall affect lends the entire piece a sense of authenticity. I don’t know how Hilla ever managed to create these amazing pieces of furniture without the wood parts bursting into flames. Hilla is currently based in Israel.

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Artistically Appetizing Breakfasts

By on October 23, 2014, in Design

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Attempts to nail down the creator of these appetizingly artistic pancakes have failed, but for all his anonymity, his talent is self-evident. Imagine waking up to a breakfast of fantastically rendered pancakes before school. Breakfast of champions indeed. These images were uploaded by user ptgkbgte in Reddit and has since gone viral all over the net. It was allegedly made by a friend of his, an unnamed father, for his son. The pancakes look (and probably taste) amazing but I do find it a little disturbing that all but one of the animals belong to the endangered category.

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Impossible Imaginings – Digital Paintings by Gediminas Pranckevicius

By on October 22, 2014, in Illustrations

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Gediminas Pranckevicius is in possession of one of the most imaginative minds in the field of conceptual illustrations. His digital paintings are rich in detail and impossible juxtapositions of haphazard architecture, landscapes, and imaginary creatures. Gediminas was born in Lithuania where he first learned to exercise his creativity while creating frescoes. He currently freelances as an illustrator, concept artist, and digital painter. All of his work are available as prints via INPRNT.

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Hilarious Coloring Books for Adults by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

By on October 21, 2014, in Design

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Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen are the authors of this darkly entertaining coloring book for adults. Any parent who has mistakenly given this coloring book to their child will have a whole lot of explaining to do. It started out as a stand alone edition but as its fan base began to grow, they began to ask for more. Two more additions came out and there’s probably more yet to come. Coloring For Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book encourages online submissions of finished pages. Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen are currently terrorizing Brooklyn, New York with their acerbic wit and twisted humor.

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Extraordinary Leaf Art by Omid Asadi

By on October 20, 2014, in Sculpture

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Paper cut-outs seem to be in vogue these days. Artist Omid Asadi chose a very different medium to cut-up. Omid workds with fallen leaves and turns them into small pieces of biodegradable fine art. He uses a very sharp craft knife and a needle to achieve his goal of turning dried up old leaves into gallery pieces. He uses mainly maple leaves as they are plentiful in his area. Originally from Iran, he is now currently based in Manchester, United Kingdom.He said: “I believe that we look at many things everyday, but don’t SEE them. I always try to create pieces with a message, not just beautiful art. Some of these messages or ideas come from my world view, poems, stories, global problems and philosophy.”

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Overlook – Intricate Woodcut by Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth

By on October 19, 2014, in Sculpture

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Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth are the dual artistic forces behind the Tugboat print shop. They have been making a fair number of limited edition woodcut prints for the past couple of years. Their latest creation is a 28” by 46” masterpiece which took them around two years to design, carve, and finish. “Overlook” is a dizzyingly detailed vista of seemingly endless grass, trees, rivers, and mountains. According to them, the peice is “A panoramic infinity will be suggested by the print’s ability to eventually meet itself seamlessly at the edges, expanding like an eternal ‘wallpaper’ into an ever stretching vista!”

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A Hundred Thousand Tries – Smoke Photography by Thomas Herbrich

By on October 18, 2014, in Photography

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It took German photographer Thomas Herbrich more than a hundred thousand tries to capture a few awesome smoke images. The fleeting nature of smoke made difficult for him to capture the images he wanted using conventional techniques and equipment. It wasn’t until he switched to using high-speed cameras that he finally started getting images that were of any use. Nevertheless, it took him around three months to get the twenty images he wanted. He said: “The rising of cigarette-smoke is actually so quick that conventional flash equipment is too slow, as is the photographer, only a few milliseconds pass between recognition of the subject and the taking of the shot, a length of time in which the smoke has already changed again.”

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Apt Combinations – Illustrations by Violaine and Jeremy

By on October 17, 2014, in Illustrations

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Violaine Orsoni and Jérémy Schneider are the two halves of the fantastic duo that created these humorous illustrations that highlight the similarity, flaws, and raw emotions of the subjects. They have their own art studio called “Violaine et Jérémy” that specializes in illustration, textile pattern design,web design, editorial design, graphic identity, and graphic arts.

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