French photographer Léo Caillard teamed up with French art director Alexis Persani to dress ancient Louvre’s sculptures into something more trendy and up-to-date. To create ‘Street Stone’, Caillard first photographed the statues and his friends in similar poses. Then Persani stacked the shots on top of each other in Photoshop, erasing everything but the clothes from the top layer. The results are hilarious! It also shows that clothes have an enormous impact on the way one is perceived.
Japanese artist Yuken Teruya has turned the new Olympics version of the McDonald’s paper bag into an intricate tree sculpture. Titled ‘Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like/ London’ it is a part of a new group exhibition at Denver’s David Smith Gallery
For the inauguration of First Floor Under, a pop-vanguard culture magazine, TBWA Italy used 6500 CDs to recreate the portraits of seven world-famous musicians including Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix, James Brown, Freddie Mercury and Elvis. Artists Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco spent more than 200 hours lining up the CDs to achieve a realistic look. What’s incredible is that they used not just some random colorful CDs, but musicians’ own albums!
Montreal based artist Jon Rafman isn’t the original photographer but instead he explores Google Street Views and takes screenshots of the most unusual and funny sights. The original images were taken by an army of Google’s hybrid electric automobiles, each one equipped with nine cameras on a single pole trying to photograph every highway and byway in the world. Here are 36 strangest and funniest Google Street View photos from Jon Rafman’s collection with a couple of our own finds.
One hundred completely useless or just vandalized booths in São Paulo, Brazil, were given to 100 talented artists who had free reign to turn them into anything they like. The result is spectacular! Photographers Mariane Borgomani and Wally Gobetz captured some of the beautifully redesigned booths and posted them online. These creative phone booths are part of an ongoing public art project “Call Parade” which is sponsored by Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo.
Do you remember the amazing sand drawings by Andres Amador and Jim Denevan? This time, instead of using rakes or driftwood, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg decided to take it to the next level by using a tractor. Gunilla attached a special star pattern made of tyre threads to a metal cylinder of the tractor that cleans Laga beach in Spain. Following the lunar and tidal calendar, the pattern is remade again and again at all possible days at low tide.
The tea infuser gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century. By the time of Queen Victoria, no respectable British household would be without one. However, some argue that when you use a tea infuser, tea cannot flow freely as it traps much of the flavor between and in the leaves. So you should only fill an infuser half full leaving some spaces for the leaves to swell. Common shapes for infusers include spherical, conical and cylindrical, but usual things doesn’t interest pandas. That’s why we’ve picked 15 unique and creative tea infusers!
In 1982, five teenagers took a seemingly insignificant photo that became a longstanding tradition about true friendship. Everything began near a Copco Lake in California, and now every five years for the past 30 years, John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson have been meeting at the same place, sitting on the same bench and taking the same photo. They call it the “Five Year Photo”. The five friends plan on doing this for the rest of their lives up until there’s one guy just sitting in the same pose.
If you come to Águeda, a municipality in Portugal, during the month of July, you may see hundreds of colorful umbrellas floating above some streets.They are hung over promenades giving pedestrians a nice shade and something cool to look at. The street looks amazing, doesn’t it?
Continuing our previous collection of creative billboard ads we handpicked another wonderful list of clever billboards. This time it was much harder, but we’ve done our best to find the best examples. So without further ado, here are 30 more creative billboard advertisements.
The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is over and the judges are about to announce the winners. Over 12,000 amazing images were submitted from all over the world in these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. National Geographic will announce the winners next month and meanwhile we are sharing 25 of our favorite entries.
When I saw these tiny carvings, I thought that Dalton Ghetti has added some new works to his incredible series of pencil tip sculptures. However, it turns out that these wonderful micro sculptures were actually carved by Vietnamese-American artist Diem Chau. Diem’s carvings are so well executed that it makes me sad that there are only two of them. Now I’m bookmarking her blog and will continue to refresh it everyday till I see more amazing pencil tip sculptures!