These Are Painted Wood Sculptures. No Fabric Is Involved…

Nov 25, 2014 By Abraham 0

The incredible work of sculptor Tom Eckert is made entirely of wood which he then paints. And yet, even knowing this, it is nearly impossible to see anything other than actual fabric in these pieces. He explains

One of my earliest recollections, on a car trip, was my perception of the wet, slick highway ahead that turned out to be an illusion, a mirage.  The revelation that I was fooled, visually and intellectually tricked, stuck with me.  This visual deception is now the basis for my creative direction.

When this idea is applied to my compositions (floating book, floating cards, floating rock) a sense of the impossible happens — for me, magic.

Magic, indeed.

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Can You Recognize These Classic Cartoons Just by Their Skeletons?

Nov 21, 2014 By Abraham 0

What if our favorite cartoons from yesteryear were real creatures and all their exaggerated, comical features were a part of actual bodies?

This is what artist Hyungkoo Lee imagined when he created these cartoon skeletons for an exhibit at Basel, Switzerland’s Natural History Museum several years ago.

And as he crafted these, he didn’t simply just stand them there, but put them into action, just like we saw them on Saturday mornings. It is both fun and fascinating to see how much energy and personality are still there even though all we can see are their imaginary bones…

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13 Incredible 3D Tattoos That Make Everyone Do a Double Take

Nov 19, 2014 By Joey White 1

With some impressive artistic talent and just the right angle, a tattoo can jump right off the skin. Here are some remarkable examples…

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Husband Hires 24 Artists to Make His Wife’s Birthday Perfect. Her Reaction Proves He Nailed It…

Nov 12, 2014 By Megan Berman 6

Ernst Berlin wanted to make his wife’s first birthday with their new baby really special; so he turned to Reddit Gets Drawn, where artists of a variety of styles will interpret your photographs for you. He commissioned 24 artists to draw portraits of their adorable 8-month-old son Jacob.

After giving the artists 40 photographs to choose from and a deadline of two months, Berlin ended up with some really sweet and imaginative portraits.

Here are some examples (and don’t miss the big reveal at the end)…

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Artist Designs His Own Trippy Posters for His Favorite Movies. They’re Better than the Originals…

Nov 11, 2014 By Joey White 0

These alternative movie posters are so good, you would be forgiven for thinking these were the official posters for each movie. Actually, they’re probably too intriguing to be real.

Graphic artist Michael Lee-Graham has been working on this series of concept movie posters for the last six months and they’re arguably better than the originals…

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If Classic Disney Movies Had Been Animated Today

Nov 6, 2014 By Megan Berman 7

These awesome reboots of iconic Disney stills were done by Tyson Murphy, a video game character artist. He uses Photoshop and a keen artistic eye to bring more realistic movement, color, and depth to the often flat appearance of classic Disney movie characters.

The results show how these older movies may have looked if they were made in a more modern era…

The Sword in the Stone – Before

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The Sword in the Stone – After

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Look at the Freakiness That Happens When You Turn Teddy Bears Inside Out. So Bizarre…

Nov 5, 2014 By Joey White 2

These don’t look much like teddy bears, but that’s exactly what they are…

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Photographer Kent Rogowski turned teddy bears inside out and re-stuffed them. Describing his series, Rogowski notes,

“They are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable…”

If you just can’t get enough of these bears here, Rogowski’s project was turned into a book, simply titled Bears. There can’t possibly be a Christmas gift that’s more simultaneously fun and disconcerting…

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Ever Wonder If You’d Be Friends With Your Parents If You Were the Same Age?

Nov 4, 2014 By Megan Berman 2

Danielle Delph, an art director, always thought she and her mom would be great friends if they had grown up together. So she put her photo editing skills to the test by photoshopping herself seamlessly into a series of vintage pics of her mother. She titled her work, “If I Had Known My Mother Back Then.

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Delph says she had always wondered if she and her mom would’ve gotten along if they had been the same age…

I think it’s one of those ideas that people have at any point in life. You grow up and you say, “Oh, I wonder if my mom would have thought that was fun,” or “What was she like when she was my age? What would she have done?”

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The Exquisite Irony of Chicago’s Pothole Art

Nov 4, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

We can all agree that potholes are ugly and detrimental. And one Chicago artist has taken the matter into his own hands in his own creative way. Jim Bachor has been creating colorful “guerrilla” mosaics in potholes all around Chicago.

His work has certainly brought attention to Chicago’s pothole problem…but, ironically, it would be a shame to fix the potholes now and destroy his beautiful mosaics….

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