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Stuff To Make You Smile – Clever Street Art by OAK OAK

So we might be a little late (give or take a month) on the draw on this one, but we wanted to announce that one of our favorite street artists of all time, OAK OAK of St. Etienne, France, has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his works. From Calvin […]

Famous Movie Titles, Minus A Letter – Illustrations by Austin Light

What started out as a gag sketch session on Reddit gave writer/illustrator/designer Austin Light some viral exposure, and also gave us at Pondly a good laugh. The first one is solid gold…or should we say, “Iron?” The idea was initially posted on Reddit, and encouraged participants to, “Pick a movie, remove one letter, give a […]

Where the Wild Things Are and Other Illustrations by Isaac Orloff

Pin It Isaac Orloff is a freelance illustrator who works primarily animation. He’s a rather well-sought after visual development artist in San Francisco. Aside from illustration, Isaac also loves doing a bit of T-shirt design. The untold story in each of images is what makes his work stand out. A cluttered hallway, a boy-turned-wild-thing roasting […]

Ubiquitous Beauty – Sand Macrophotography by Dr. Gary Greenberg

Pin It Sand is everywhere and most of us take it for granted, but not Dr. Gary Greenberg. He is the photographer behind these exceptional macro shots of sand. He was a filmmaker and photographer until he decided to move to London to pursue his PhD in biomedical research. Dr. Greenberg also patented the 3D […]

What I Be – Daring Portraits by Steve Rosenfield

Pin It Steve Rosenfield is the daring photographer behind the “What I Be Project”. He asked volunteers to write their insecurities on skin using a marker. Often, what they wrote are the unkind labels that society had given them such as ‘homo’, ‘trans’, and ‘fat’. My favorite one is the granny with ‘Hitler’ written in […]

Lost, Found, and Forgotten – Sculptures by The Talented Mr. Finch

Pin It Mr. Finch is an autodidact whose specialty is creating woodland flora and fauna out of bits and pieces of ‘found objects’. He painstakingly crafts his work in a studio full of glass jars, books, and naughty cats. Mr. Finch lives and works in Yorkshire in close proximity to rolling hills and mossy woods […]

A Natural Order – Collected Images by Lucas Foglia

Pin It Lucas Foglia didn’t have an ordinary childhood. His parents were part of the “back-to-the land” movement who strove for self-sufficiency. They had a farm where they grew and preserved their own food. They traded their surplus for what they couldn’t grow. He went to the prestigious Yale School of Art where he was […]

A Glimpse of Plot – Douglas Smith

Pin It Douglas Smith is a true blue New Yorker who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. His freelance career blossomed in Boston where he worked for local magazines such as New England Monthly, Boston Magazine, and Boston Globe. Smith’s style is reminiscent of the illustrated […]

Hidden Stories – Photography by Diego Arroyo

Pin It Diego Arroyo is a Spanish photographer currently based in Amsterdam. He travels the world looking for the story that lies behind the eyes of strangers, glimpsed through a subtle smile, wink, or expression. He tries to capture these stories with his phenomenal skill at photography. Each of Diego’s shots in this series look […]

Sweet Street Art by Natalia Rak

Pin It Natalia Rak is a street artist whose ‘territory’ covers most of her native Poland. Her work is mostly large-scare and covers entire walls of buildings. Natalia is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and has been a painter before she became a street artist. One of her most famous […]

Dinner Designs – Food Art by Samantha Lee

  Pin It Dinner just doesn’t taste the same when it isn’t a piece of art too. Samantha Lee’s kids knows this to be true. Samantha began making pop culture-inspired meals for her eldest daughter to encourage her to eat independently. The experiment was a smashing success, and not just on the dinner table. The […]

A Buffet of Bathers – Wacky Illustrations by Denis Zilber

Pin It With both of his parents professional artists, it’s no wonder Denis Zilber turned out to be one too. He was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Israel when he was fifteen years old. One of the more amazing thing about Denis (apart from the fact that he makes great digital […]

The Infamous Bansky

Pin It According to Wikipedia (and who doesn’t trust Wikipedia?), Bansky is “a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.” The fact that he merits a Wikipedia article is an indication of how famous Bansky has become. His worked has inspired many an artist to take their work to the streets. Nick […]

Of Men and Mustaches – A Photographic Series by Joseph OLeary

Pin It Joseph OLeary was born and raised in a small, blue-collar town in Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He currently lives and works on his farm outside of Minneapolis. He started his series on bearded men with an unfavorable […]

Cool Alternative Movie Posters by Doaly

Pin It Doaly is a designer and illustrator from the United Kingdom. He describes himself as a designer, doodler, photographer, day dreamer, and part time superhero. His most work is a series of alternative movie posters which many on the internet (me included) think is way cooler than the actual movie posters. He uses no […]

A Glimpse Into the Imagination of Begemott

Pin It Alx a.k.a. Begemott, is a New York-based artist whose work speaks of an imagination both broad in scope and depth. His art is at times wistful, childish, morbid, or playful. His work “Sweet Halloween Dreams” has recently come to the attention of Hollywood and a film loosely based on his work is already […]

Underwater River – Underwater Photography by Anatoly Beloshchin

Pin It Cenote Angelita or “Little Angel" is a hidden underwater river in in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The ‘river’ is due to a phenomenon called a halocline. Water with different salinity form layers underwater. Cenote Angelita is actually made of fresh water until about 29 meters when it switches to a 1-meter layer of hydrogen […]

Sewn – Cross Stitch Design by Wee Little Stitches

Pin It Wee Little Stitches is a contemporary cross-stitch company which specializes in turning your favorite movie characters into a pattern. The company was founded by a husband and wife duo who describe themselves as stitchers, pattern-designers, and nerds. Theyve stitched the cast of Ghost Busters, Harry Potter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Princess Bride, […]

Inspiring Architecture – Photography by Nick Frank

Pin It Nick Frank finds inspiration everywhere. His specializes in architecture photography and with his penchant for finding the perfect angles, it seems he just can’t go wrong. According to him, his photography is not about showing the reality, it is always my personal subjective view. He loves shooting with a wide angle lens since it […]

A Quest for Miracles – Photographs by Dietmar Eckell

Pin It Dietmar Eckell is a globe-trotting photographer who has spent considerable time and effort to locate and photograph plane wrecks. But they’re not just any old plane wrecks, each tells a story of sheer luck and survival. Dietmar carefully sifted through thousands of crash landings and picked only those where all aboard survived. So […]

Fabulous Game Art by Andrea Femerstrand

Pin It Andrea Femerstrand is a Swedish concept artist & illustrator. Her day job involves storybook-illustrations, character designs, and concept art for film and games. She also does freelance illustrations during the weekends. According to her: “I love making art with a story that’s geared towards a younger audience. Character design is quite challenging, but […]

Dead Moon – An Epic Tale by Luis Royo

Pin It Dead Moon is an epic story of two clans set in an oriental atmosphere rich with violent and mystical undertones. It’s a 128-page series combining canvas painting, pencil illustration, and large-scale painting. It’s Luis Royo’s most ambitious work yet. Luis Royo is a Spanish artist who, as a young boy, discovered that prefers drawing the […]