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Currency Collage by Philippe Pétremant

Pin It Philippe Pétremant is a French photographer who creates interesting collages using different kinds of paper bills from all over the world. He calls this fascinating series “Les Sept Mercenaires” (The Magnificent Seven). The series is equal parts origami, collage, and photography. He begins with paper currencies from different countries, folds them is such […]

Attention-Grabbing Headlines – Illustrations by Rafael Alvarez

Pin It Rafael Alvarez is a multi-award-winning Brooklyn-based illustrator whose list of clients include big names like Playboy Magazine, American Express, Paramount Pictures, and Grand Central Station. Some of his illustrations may be a bit graphic for some, but he definitely gets the point across. Rafael has published several graphic novels, comic strips, and children’s […]

To Each, His Own – Amazing Ads by Felipe Luchi

Pin It Felipe Luchi is an award-winning creative director whose clients include big names such as Nissan, Nokia, Visa, Experia, Akatu, and Go Outside Magazine. Each of his ads are as brilliantly conceptualized as they are well-executed. One of my favorites is his ad campaign for Go Outside Magazine where an iPhone, a mouse, and […]

Vertigo – Urban Photography by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Pin It Hong Kong is one of the world’s most populated urban center and boasts one of the best skylines in the world. French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze recently complied a vertigo-inducing collection of photographs taken from a very unique angle. Vertical Horizon highlights the geometry behind this amazing skyscraper city. According to Romain: “It’s easy to get […]

A Decent World – Artwork by Gottfried Helnwein

Pin It Gottfried Helnwein grew up in post-war Vienna. As a young boy, he was surrounded by somber people haunted by a very recent past they refuse to speak of. The young artist took solace in the fictional universe of cartoons where, according to him was “…a decent world where one could get flattened by […]

Towers on Towels – Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

Pin It Takahiro Iwasaki is a Japanese srtist whose sculptures are in every danger of being stepped on. His small, colorful, and delicately-made constructs are usually found on floors amidst haphazardly strewn towels. You might need magnifying glass to truly appreciate Takahiro’s work. His topographical maps carved out of electrical tape are my personal favorites. […]

The Golden Project – Graphic Design by Antoni Tudisco

Pin It Antoni Tudisco was born and raised in Germany. He is of Filipino-Italian descent. As a child, he would barely pay attention during lessons, preferring to scribble instead. Antoni taught himself how to use Adobe Palette. Having mastered the intricacies of image manipulation, he proceeded to develop his skills in 3D design and videos. […]

Remembering the Past – Photos by Alessandro Venier

Pin It Alessandro Venier grew up in Pordenone, Italy. This 26-year old photographer has extensive experience in digital post-production, photojournalism, and still-lifes. He has recently started collecting images for a book. The idea is to capture the fast vanishing traditional crafts and the people who still engage in them. Those ‘women and men, witnesses and […]

A Place of Make-Believe – Child Photography by Jean-Paul Loyer

Pin It Jean-Paul Loyer is a Paris-based photographer who specializes in child photography. Jean-Paul had no formal training and what he knows of photography, he taught himself. He must be a pretty good teacher since the quality of his work rivals those of professionals. His series “Campagnes enfant Jack n’a qu’un Oeil” is a poignant […]

The Green Question – Installations by Edina Tokodi

Pin It Edina Tokodi is the founder of Mossitka, a collective of eco-minded street artists dedicated to green guerilla tactics and inspired public art. Their mossy and/or grassy installations have a habit of sprouting all over the urban landscape. These Zen-inspired installations produce a stark contrast with the steel and concrete surroundings. It forces the […]

Sumo Sculptures by Mu Boyan

Pin It Mu Boyan was born in the Shangdong province of China. In 1997, he graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a degree in Fine Arts. He obtained her Master’s degree in 1995 from the same university. His work has extensively been exhibited throughout the world. One of his more recent work […]

Ped Xing – Urban Paintings by Jim Zwadlo

Pin It Jim Zwadlo grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. He has worked in the skyscrapers of New York City for many years.  To Jim, the aerial view of the Manhattan landscape became a map of itself. He said: “… the urban pedestrian symbolizes a complex social milieu. I paint each figure […]

Cozy in a Tree – Outstanding Bird Photography by Sompob Sasismit

Pin It Sompob Sasismit is a nature photographer who’s lucky enough to live in Thailand with its thousands of acres of untouched forests. Sasismit specializes in bird photography and has captured hundreds of colorfully captivating portraits of birds in their natural environment.  He said:”I’m inspired and motivated by Thailand’s natural beauty and the charm of […]

The Weight On One’s Shoulders – Pentateuque by Fabien Merelle

Pin It Fabien Merelle graduated from the Beaux-Arts. He is also a former resident of the prestigious Casa Vélasquez in Madrid. ‘Pentateuque’ is part of the 2013 Art Stage Singapore exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands. It’s a lighthearted attempt to translate the maxim ‘to have the weight on one’s shoulders’ into a sculpture. Fabien […]

Pencil Shavings – Sculptures by Jessica Drenk

Pin It Jessica Drenk is a South Carolina-based artist whose unique, nature-inspired sculptures are made from an altogether ubiquitous material. Wooden pencils. She stuck hundreds of pencils together using wood glue and artistically cut and shaped them to vaguely resemble driftwood, stalactites, stalagmites, and shells. She said: “By transforming familiar objects into nature-inspired forms and patterns, […]

Snow Trees – Photographs by Xu Jing

Pin It Xu Jing’s is a Chinese photographer who takes such great pictures of snow-laden trees, they almost look fake. Rest assured that the trees are real and in no way digitally altered to look like they have icicles for leaves. Jing chooses his shots well and has captured quite a few breath-taking winter landscapes. […]

Points of Contention – Installation by Jonathan Latiano

Pin It Jonathan Latiano’s installation “Points of Contention” is an explosion of what appears to be crystalline growth from the wooden floorboards of  a gallery in the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore. It’s actually made from plastic, PVC pipes, and styrofoam. Its his way of calling into question the continued production of synthetic polymers, […]

Fleeting Moments Captured – Snapshots by Mikko Lagerstedt

Pin It Mikko Lagerstedt may be self-taught, but the quality of his work is that of a professional. He started getting serious with his photography in December 2008. He loves the way it gives him a different perspective on the world. For him, the most important thing in his photos is the feeling it gives […]

Birds the Same Feather – Sculptures by Chris Maynard

Pin It Chris Maynard is more than just slightly feather-obsessed. He is a Washington-based artist who carves tiny birds out of different kinds of feathers. He uses the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses handed down from his family. He said: “My work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to […]

Ultrarealistic Wall paintings by David Jon Kassan

Pin It David’s wall paintings are so it’ll take more than just a second glance to figure out they’re paintings. David Jon Kassan is a well-known contemporary American painter whose life-sized realistic paintings combine figurative subjects with abstract backgrounds. According to him, “my effort to constantly learn to document reality with a naturalistic, representational painting technique […]

Happy Pollen – Photography by Rob Kesseler

Pin It Rob Kesseler merged art and science when he took these amazingly detailed photographs of microscopic flora. The technique in capturing these amazing shots is a bit more complicated than just pointing the lens and pressing the shutter button. First, the plant material was given a fine coating of gold and photographed with a […]

Mirror Image – Portraits by François Brunelle

Pin It Have you ever said ‘hi’ to a person on the street and realized to your horror that they only look like someone you know? Canadian photographer François Brunelle is fascinated by this worldwide phenomena of look-alike that he created an entire series of portraits featuring strangers with uncanny resemblance to each other. He […]

The Animal Inside – Sculptures by Marc Sparfel

Pin It Marc Sparfel turns abandoned wardrobes, hat stands, and chairs into a veritable work of art. He starts out by picking out the best pieces and spends hours in his workshop coaxing out intricately sculpted animals out of the bits and pieces. According to Marc, the process of transformation is sometimes slow and painful […]

Anatomy and Photography – Photographs by Shay Armstrong

Pin It Shay Armstrong describes herself as “an artist working in the photographic arts and the world of body paint and body art”. She used to call herself a “bodypainting photographer” but found out that the label didn’t really cover the multi-faceted  media she works with. Her signature style are nude, body-painted figures photographed in the […]

A Small World – Miniatures by David Edwards

Pin It David Edwards describes himself as a full-time miniaturist. He has been pursuing his craft since 1983 and now has an impressive collection of teeny, tiny, everyday household objects. Among them are: hairbrushes have real bristles in tufts, combs with teeth accurately scaled, a Victorian breadboard with the word “BREAD” carved in relief, a […]