Impressive Large Scale Street Art by Aryz

By on May 14, 2014, in Design

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Aryz is a globe trotting Spanish street artist usually found hundreds of feet off the ground, turning empty walls into works of art. Aryz (pronounced “Areez”) is regarded as one of the top street artists in the world. He began his love affair with street art when he was a teenager, spray painting graffiti on unsuspecting walls. The style and composition of his work slowly evolved over the years into what it is today. Muted, earth-toned colors and bones are recurring motifs in his work. He said: “I feel it’s really aggressive when you paint in a public space, so I don’t really want to play with bright colors. It would be too much.”

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Delicate – Fabulous Female Portraits by Maja Topčagić

By on May 13, 2014, in Photography

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Maja Topčagićwas born in Bihac, a city and municipality on the river Una in the north-western part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She actually majored in mathematics and computer science but chose to devote her energies into her lifelong passion: photography. She started taking photographs when she was 19 years old, and she hasn’t stopped since. These days, her work puts some professional photographers to shame. She does everything perfectly; mood, lighting, focus, composition. This is one artist definitely worth watching out for.

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Stormtrooper’s Day Off – Funny Shots by Zahir Batin

By on May 12, 2014, in Photography

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Zahir Batin is the uber-taleted artist behind these adorable recreations of the Star Wars world. He uses miniature action figures, paper art, strings, twigs, wires, Photoshop, and his considerable imagination to give a glimpse of what stormtroopers do in their off hours. Most of his scenes are pretty funny, some are action-filled, and a few are a heartbreaking; all of them are awesome. You might want to check out his 500px account or his FB page if you want to learn more about his techniques. Zahir currently lives and works in Malaysia.

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Man on Earth – Blak and White Street Photography by Rupert Vandervell

By on May 11, 2014, in Photography

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Rupert Vandervell is a true blue Londoner who has always been obsessed with clean lines and geometrical symmetry of things. He has this amazing knack for finding a drop of serenity in the ocean of chaos that is downtown London. His series “Man on Earth” has drawn quite a lot of international attention. The series has turned the art of street photography right on its head. He said: “My work explores our relationship with the world and how we interact with our environment. Each location is simply meant to represent ‘the ever-changing backdrop of the modern city,’ and the viewer can focus on the unique visual characteristics of the human form.”

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Facescapes – Photography by Juan Sánchez Castillo

By on May 10, 2014, in Photography

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“Making It Up” is a rather unusual series by Spanish photographer Juan Sánchez Castillo. He turned his subjects faces into landscapes upon which miniature people sledded, mowed, painted, and rappelled. Juan’s creative compositions often feature facial manipulations of the model’s face. In one of his other series, his subject has what appears to be metal rings sprouting from her eyelids. Using dollops of make-up and oodles of imagination, Juan has managed to create miniature landscapes filled with fascinating characters.

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Mist and Shadows – Ethereal Black and White Images by Darren Moore

By on May 9, 2014, in Photography

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Darren Moore is a self-taught photographer who loves capturing stark black and white images using daytime long exposure. The method involves placing special neutral density filters to the camera lens to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. This allows the shutter to remain open for quite a long time, anywhere from thirty second to fifteen minutes in a single exposure. Moore has spent the last few years honing his skills to turn his lifelong passion into a profession.His work has already been exhibited internationally, garnering quite a few laurels along the way. Darren currently lives and based in Surrey.

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Hard Core Leather Etchings by Mark Evans

By on May 8, 2014, in Illustrations

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Mark Evans grew up on a farm in the Welsh mountains. He was an outdoorsy type of kid who would rather cliff dive, rock-climb, and generally wander around in the woods. He was seven when his love affair with knives got started after his grandfather gave him his first knife. His involvement with leather, on the other hand, started when he tried cleaning off blood from a brand new leather jacket. He was trying to get the blood off when he accidentally ‘scratched through the blood into the surface of the jacket, right into the suede. He then spent the next couple of years perfecting this new technique which did not have a margin for error. Should Mark’s scalpel slip and cut through the hide (and usually, a finger or two), he’ll have to do the whole thing all over again. He said: “I think I’m most alive when something’s at risk. It’s nothing like painting where the artist can just paint over any mistakes. I have nowhere to hide mistakes, zero margin for error. But I love that, the risk of it, knowing the pressure’s on all the time. What is done cannot be undone.” Click here for more »


Cool Tattoo Designs by Jan Mráz

By on May 7, 2014, in Design

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Jan Mráz is an up and coming tattoo artist whose designs are slowly becoming a sensation over the internet. He produces striking images by combining watercolor-like impressions, sharp lines, and pointillistic shading. He currently work over at Bobek Tattoo, a rather popular ink parlor in Prague. Jan’s designs have been ingrained in people’s calves, arms, hands, backs, thighs, and in many other anatomical parts than I care to mention. If you’re looking for an imaginative and colorful design with which to decorate your skin, look no further than Jan’s portfolio.

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Cockerel – Animal Photography by Ernest Goh

By on May 6, 2014, in Photography

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Chickens are thought of, at best, as a delicious main course, seldom as a pet, and rarely as things of beauty. Ernest Goh, a visual artist and photographer, has captured a series of images to change that perception. Ayam Seramas is a type of chicken breed created specifically for beauty. They even have their own beauty pageants. Ernest Goh took advantage of the amazing plumage of these gaily decked fowls and created a photo book featuring them. The stark black background that Ernest uses makes his feathered subjects seemingly pop out. Cocks: The Chicken Book features Ayam Seramas chickens proudly posing and strutting for the camera.

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See Urchins – Colored Pencil Sulptures by Jennifer Maestre

By on May 5, 2014, in Sculpture

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Jennifer Maestre has always been fascinated by the paradox posed by sea urchins. The beauty of its spines and the clear warning of danger that they represent. Each of Jennifer’s sea urchin-inspired sculptures took hours of painstaking work. She takes hundreds of pencils, cuts them to size, sharpens one end of each bit, and drills a hole right through them to make a bead. She then stitches them all together mainly using a peyote stitch. She said: “Sometimes one sculpture will inspire the next, or maybe I’ll make a mistake, and that will send me off in a new direction… I experimented with other pointy things and techniques, and finally hit on turning pencils into beads and sewing them together. Using this combination of technique and materials allows me to retain all the qualities that I want in my work, with the potential for more variety of form.”

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