A matchstick is something so ordinary and simple that one could hardly imagine it could become an object of art. A Russian artist Stanislav Aristov however, unveils the artistic potential of matches in his his “Спички” (“matchsticks” in Russian) series. This 30-year-old photographer literally plays with fire by bending the matches into the desired shapes as they burn, then uses a macro lens and a studio flash to shoot the fire and the smoke around it.
“Escher on steroids” – this is how some commenters describe the illustrations by Oscar Ramos. In his latest project Ad+, Chilean artist shows that it’s possible to merge two completely different things with such smooth transition that you hardly notice how a baggy Converse turns into a paradise island in the same picture.
Decorating your room can either be a really fun project or a complete nightmare – and if you lack ideas and time, photographic wall murals by Eazy Wallz may be your answer. I have to confess, I haven’t tried them myself, but the examples on Eazy Wallz website look absolutely incredible. They can instantly teleport you to any place in the world, be it Africa or Paris, or lift you up to the clouds to see the panorama of New York. The lightly textured Eazy Wallz murals not only are as thin canvas, they also don’t rip, wrinkle, tear or stretch. According to their website, they’re also easy to install.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, offers you some of the most exciting metro rides in Europe or what they call “world’s longest art exhibition”. Most of the city’s metro stations host some beautiful underground artwork, which makes every stop very unique and different. Tourists may consider this as their first introduction to the country’s history of art. One of them, Russian IT specialist Alexander Dragunov, shares his Stockholm underground experience through his stunning photos of the Solna centrum station, where massive cave-like installations were created by Anders Aberg and Karl-Olov Bjor back in 1970s.
To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the LEGO brick, the company has issued 55 graphic riddles where LEGO bricks represent various characters from movies, songs, cultural or political highlights that occurred over the last 55 years. Some of them are a bit more obvious than the others, but constructing the right answer from the hints feels almost like a mental LEGO game. Try and see how many of the riddles you can solve!
Eight years ago 88-year-old Misao met a wonderful companion – an odd-eyed kitten that found his way to the shed. Grandmother and her odd-eyed feline friend have been doing everything together ever since. The woman still goes out into the fields every day, and Fukumaru follows her every step. These pictures portray their peaceful daily life where they eat, rest, water the plants and do their chores together.
What at a first glance might look like Gothic stained glass windows, are actually Eric Standley’s paper creations. Currently based in Virginia, the artist uses a laser to meticulously cut out the patterns in thousands of layers of paper which are then all put together.
It’s easy to correct your mistakes in a blog post or website, but what if you’ve just published several thousand copies of a textbook with a ridiculous type-o or a factual mistake? This post presents you 33 examples of textbook fails and ridiculous things found in real books.
In order to promote tourism in the country, the National tourist board of Scotland dressed a couple of Shetland ponies in colorful knitted cardigan sweaters and did a little photoshoot. Fivla and Vitamin wore the custom-made red and brown sweaters, knitted by a local knitter Doreen Brown who made them out of Shetland wool. The success of the campaign was beyond expectations!
While the humans have been looking for the elixir of life throughout every period of history, it appears that there is one species of jellyfish that are actually immortal. Turritopsis nutricula, or sometimes – Turritopsis dohrnii, is able to transform its cells from mature state back to immaturity, in other words – back to youth. The medusa leads a regular cycle of life, but after maturing and mating, it reverts back to its initial state – a polyp colony. The process is referred to as “transdifferentiation”, and it basically makes the jellyfish unable to die.
Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters. The guys worked together on so-called “Sharp Suits” series with a team of other ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more, who must’ve all appreciated a chance to let out some of their exasperation in a creative way.
Amsterdam-based artist Max Zorn uses packaging tape like no one else – instead of using it for packaging or fixing stuff, Max creates stunning packaging tape pictures. The artist achieves different shades, hues and shadows by layering the translucent tape on the Plexiglass and cutting it with a scalpel. Once finished, his artwork can be seen hanging on the street lamps – as the lights go on, they shine through the pictures and create a beautiful graphic effect.