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Miniature Retro Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

Miniature Retro Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

March 9, 2017

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Christopher Jobson

Produced between 2006 and 2009, Australian designer and illustrator Dan McPharlin's Analogue Miniatures are a marvel of papercraft. The tiny analogue synthesizers and pieces of recording equipment were pieced together with paper, framing mat board, string, rubber bands and cardboard, and appeared in everything from art shows to editorial spreads in magazines like Esquire. McPharlin is widely known for his retro sci-fi illustration work that appears on album covers and in limited edition prints, and he brings this aspect of fiction to these paper models as well. More



Photography

Flatland II: A New Series of Dramatically Skewed Photographic Landscapes by Aydin Büyüktas

Flatland II: A New Series of Dramatically Skewed Photographic Landscapes by Aydin Büyüktas

Mar.9.17

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Christopher

Turkish digital artist and photographer Aydin Büyüktas continues his dizzying landscape series Flatland with this new collection of collages shot in various locations around the United States including Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Each image requires around 18-20 aerial drone shots which are then stitched together digitally to form sweeping landscapes that curl upward without a visible horizon. As we’ve noted before, Büyüktas found inspiration in a century-old satirical novel titled Flatland about a two-dimensional world inhabited by geometric figures. More



Illustration

Unsettling Illustrations of Tangled Flora and Fauna Beings by Alex Kuno

Unsettling Illustrations of Tangled Flora and Fauna Beings by Alex Kuno

Mar.8.17

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Christopher

Minneapolis-based artist Alex Kuno imagines a world of twisted organic beings that borrow elements of plant life, anatomy, and the natural world. The artist admits that his illustrations are likely to creep some people out, but purposefully includes ideas that highlight life and growth, creating a dichotomy of revulsion and delight as the viewer carefully untangles each artwork. The mixed-media drawings are made primarily using ink, watercolor, graphite and chalk. More



Art

A Statue of a Defiant Girl Now Confronts the Famous ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall St.

A Statue of a Defiant Girl Now Confronts the Famous ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall St.

Mar.8.17

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Christopher


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If you happen to walk by the famous bronze Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district today you’ll discover a fantastic new addition: a small girl in a defiant and unflinching pose now stands just feet away from the tip of the wild bull’s horns. More



Art

Pejac’s Newest Series “Redemption” Utilizes Pressed Wood as Canvas

Pejac’s Newest Series “Redemption” Utilizes Pressed Wood as Canvas

Mar.7.17

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Kate

Spanish street artist Pejac‘s work (previously) is known for its subtle interaction with urban environments, small interruptions to everyday buildings like bird-shaped cracks created in an abandoned power plant’s windows, or trompe l’oeil paintings scattered through the streets of the district of Uskudar. More



Photography

A Stunning View of the Northern Lights over Iceland Reflected in a Volcanic Crater Lake

A Stunning View of the Northern Lights over Iceland Reflected in a Volcanic Crater Lake

Mar.7.17

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Christopher

Last month photographer Sigurdur William camped out at the edge of the Kerid volcanic crater lake in Iceland where he captured this unusual view of the Northern lights and stars reflected on the water’s surface. More



Art

Imaginative Insects Formed From Resin and Brass by Hiroshi Shinno

Imaginative Insects Formed From Resin and Brass by Hiroshi Shinno

Mar.6.17

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Kate

Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno builds hyperrealistic sculptures of insects that don’t exist, perfect forms of imaginative species that look as if they were built from vibrant leaves and delicate flower petals. Even these aspects of the creatures are false, as each leaf or petal was cast from resin and painted with acrylic paint before being placed on the model’s brass base. More



Crafts Food

Next-Level Food Carving on Fruits and Vegetables by ‘Gaku’

Next-Level Food Carving on Fruits and Vegetables by ‘Gaku’

Mar.4.17

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Johnny

Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations. More



Art

Billboards That Advertise the Surrounding California Landscape by Jennifer Bolande

Billboards That Advertise the Surrounding California Landscape by Jennifer Bolande

Mar.3.17

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Kate

Jennifer Bolande‘s work Visible Distance / Second Sight, is not one that you stop your car at and observe, in fact, its not one that even requires slowing to admire. The several billboard installation stretches alongside the Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino in California, bordering the roads with scenic images of the same mountains that peak out behind each piece. In some instances the images match perfectly with the surrounding range, creating an alignment of fabricated reality while one zooms past the display. More



Art

Banksy Opens the “Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem

Banksy Opens the “Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem

Mar.3.17

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Christopher

Nestled against the infamous cement barrier that currently separates Israel and Palestine in Bethlehem rests the latest ambitious art installation from the elusive street artist Banksy. Titled the “Walled Off Hotel,” and promising the “worst view in the world,” the experiential art show is a fully functional hotel that will be open for reservations as soon as next week. More



Design

Hand Drawn Architectural Sketches by Adelina Gareeva

Hand Drawn Architectural Sketches by Adelina Gareeva

Mar.3.17

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Kate

Architecture student Adelina Gareeva drafts her work by hand, creating extremely detailed architectural portraits by putting pencil to paper rather than stylus to tablet. Gareeva has created an Instagram account for her laborious sketches, publishing drawings she’s completed of the Panthéon in Paris, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Kazan, the multi-spired Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, and more. More