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Cheeky Illustrations by Waldemar von Kozak

Pin It Waldemar von Kozak is an incredibly talented artist best known for his cheeky illustrations prominently featuring tough, sexy women. His work has an old-school flavor with a cartoonish feel that will make any viewer smile. Waldemar does freelance work and his work may be found in ads, corporate calendars, posters, postcards, and playing […]

Rebranded by Ilya Kalimulin

Pin It Ilya Kalimuli is a Moscow-based designer who decided to redesign a couple of famous brands. His work is clever, funny, and practically oozing with creativity. A McDonald’s laptop, M&M bullets, Adobe beauty products, Dropbox specimen cups, Heinz blood products (still in 57 varieties), Tic Tac time bombs, a holey Crocs umbrella, and my […]

Handmade Pixels – Portraits by Alexander Khokhlov and Valeriya Kutsan

Pin It Alexander Khokhlov is a Moscow based photographer who collaborated with make-up artist extraordinaire Valeriya Kutsan to create the series “2D Or Not 2D”. The series features powerful black-and-white designs painted right into the model’s face, as well as colorful designs that pop out and fool the viewer into thinking they’re looking at a […]

Comic Caricatures by Baydakov Aleksey

Pin It Baydakov Aleksey is a Russian artist who has a wonderful way with caricatures. His cartoon caricatures of the stereotypical mobster, cop, and sailor not only captures their very essence, it also has a humorous twist. Aleksey’s may have drawn them a little out of proportion, but proportion is the last thing you’d expect […]

The Beautiful Art Work of Georgy Kurasov

Pin It   Georgy Kurasov was born in 1958 in the USSR, in what was then Leningrad. He still lives and works in the same place, but now the country is Russia and the city is called St Petersburg. Without any effort on his part whatsoever, Georgy seems to have emigrated from one surreal country […]

Living Canvas – Tattoos by Den Yakovlev

Pin It Human skin is a difficult medium as it tends to stretch and sag over time. Tattoo artists have come a long way since the art started several thousand years ago. These days, tattoos are colored, shaded, and some are even life-like. TAttoo artist Den Yakovlevhas been making waves in his native Russia with […]

Hell’s Gate – Awesome Volcano Photography by Liudmila and Andrey

Pin It Plosky Tolbachik is an active volcano located in the eastern edge of Russia. A pair of thrill-seeking photographers, Andrey and Liudmila, braved the dangers of an active volcano and barely got away with these sensational pictures. They were calmly standing a safe distance away from the active lava flow when tragedy struck:  “at […]

Storybook Illustrations by Varya Kolesnikova

Pin It Varya Kolesnikova creates fanciful illustrations for Children’s storybooks. She has a simple, yet cinematographic way of presenting the characters in her illustrations. Her work makes favorite childhood characters come alive. The compositions leave a deep impression with youngsters. She lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.

A Girl and Her Cat – Portraits by Andy Prokh

Pin It In 1963, Andy Prokh was born in the small rural town of Ural in Russia. He is an economist by profession but was always a photographer at heart. He started engaging in professional photography around seven years ago. His favorite subjects are himself, his daughter Katya, and his cat Tom. Katya and Tom […]

Hot Stuff – Match Art by Stanislav Aristov

Pin It Stanislav Aristov’s match art was born when he was unable to come up with an idea for a photo competition. He lit a match (out of boredom, I assume, since he doesn’t smoke) and observed the patterns formed by the flame. He found out that the burned wood also had artistic potential. He […]

Utopia vs Dystopia – Digital Landscapes by Andrey S. Obryvalin

Pin It These dramatic utopian and post-apocalyptic landscapes are the digital masterpieces of Moscow-based artist Andrey S. Obryvalin. All of them are based on the artist’s own flights of fancy, but the photo-realistic makes them feel very real indeed. Andrey has been working  in the advertising industry for years, mostly in graphic design. This experience […]

A Portrait of Her – Photos by Julia Tsoona

Pin It Julia Tsoona has joined the ranks of the obviously talented yet relatively unknown artists. She hails from Izhevsk, Russia. That is all we know about her, yet a fleeting glance at her photos and you can see she’s bursting with talent. I won’t at all be surprised if I hear of her winning […]

Go to the Woods – Film – Bestially Mysterious!

Pin It GENRE: macabre+fiaba TRAILER: project page Everyone who is interested in the independent movies can join the project “Go to the woods” and get a lot of supercool stuff. Posters, screensavers, cool animal masks, wooden reed pipes, photo-shoot in a forest, invitation to a party in a dense forest and an opportunity […]

Strange Human Portraits by Oleg Dou

Pin It Oleg Dou is living in Moscow, Russia. He said he was not only a photographer but rather an artist-photographer. He was awarded several times and had his work exposed in many big cities like Paris or Los Angeles.  His portraits show people dehumanized, and make us feel ill at ease. But, there is […]

Colorful Paintings by Leonid Afremov

Pin It Leonid Afremov, was born in Vitebsk, Belarus. He was graduated in the Vitebsk Art School as an elite member. About his work, he said very painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different moods, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this […]

Surrealist Universe by Vladimir Kush

Vladimir Kush was born in Russia and he is well-known in America and in the world now. He is a surrealist artist and his paintings invite us in a charming and strange universe. He even has a DVD out on Amazon!   Pin It