A photo collection that takes us into the twilight zone

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Photo by Julien Mauve

After Lights Out, a photo collection by Paris based artist and photographer Julien Mauve, is both captivating and mildly chilling.

Via Design is Kinky.

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Yo Leonardo, how many IG likes did the “Mona Lisa” collect?

Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

Remix by Nastya Ptichek

Ukrainian designer and artist Nastya Ptichek superimposes Facebook and Instagram “like” symbols, or familiar computer error warnings, over well known works of art.

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I don’t know if it’s Australia’s biggest mural but it sure looks like it

Monday, 14 April, 2014

Melbourne street mural by Rone

Melbourne based street artist Rone has, on the side wall of a nine storey building in downtown Melbourne, created what is said to be Australia’s largest street mural produced by one person. Going by the evidence that looks to be a pretty sound claim.

(Photo by Ben Wesley)

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Ben Sack’s hand drawn city panoramas

Friday, 11 April, 2014

US artist and illustrator Ben Sack manually draws intricately detailed panoramas of cities from across the world.

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For every grain of sand there could be a castle for each

Friday, 4 April, 2014

Sandcastle by Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, working with MIT researcher Marcelo Coelho, take a slightly different approach to creating sandcastles. Rather than employing the more traditional bucket and spade approach, the pair etch minute images of castles onto single grains of sand.

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London’s painted past, right here in the present

Thursday, 3 April, 2014

London past and present, by shystone

Here’s another way to compare the present with the past… superimpose a painting – preferably one that is a couple of hundred years old – of a given place, over a current photo of same place, as Reddit member shystone has.

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Today’s weather forecast, paint rain developing later in the day

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Los Angeles based animator Miguel Jiron stitched together photos of dripping paint to produce Paint Showers, a paint-rain storm animation.

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All things are connected, the illustration work of Roya Hamburger

Monday, 31 March, 2014

Illustration by Roya Hamburger

All things are connected even if they don’t look that way… at least that’s how I see the psychedelic-like works of Amsterdam based digital artist Roya Hamburger.

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Art versus science, never the twain shall meet, a law of literature?

Monday, 31 March, 2014

How should the work of a critic, any critic for that matter, not just literary critics, be classified? As an art, or a science? If an artistic work of any sort, be it film, painting, writing, whatever, is being critiqued, shouldn’t a scientific approach be taken? No, maybe not. The more I think about it though, the more mind bending the question becomes.

Should literary criticism be an art or a science? A surprising amount depends on the answer to that question. If you’re an English major, what should you study: the idiosyncratic group of writers who happen to interest you (art), or literary history and theory (science)? If you’re an English professor, how should you spend your time: producing “readings” of the literary works that you care about (art), or looking for the patterns that shape whole literary forms or periods (science)?

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The room sized origami elephant in the room

Friday, 28 March, 2014

Origami elephant by Sipho Mabona

Switzerland based origami artist Sipho Mabona thinks big with his projects… this life size work of an elephant, made using a sheet of paper 225 square metres in size – that’s what, the floorspace of a medium size house – being an example.

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