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Steampunk fusion of living and machine by Kazuhiko Nakamura
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Self thought digital artist from Japan - Kazuhiko Nakamura has been creating intricate cyber/steampunk artwork since 1996. His artwork looks as if created by mad genius obsessed with mechanizing anatomy of the living beings. Attention to the detail is mindboggling, and you can spend hours analyzing details of anatomically correct mechanical gadgetry in each of his works. More of his art can be found at Mechanical Mirage. Artwork by Kazuhiko Nakamura [...]
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Alpine Snow for Canvas – Snow Art by Simon Beck
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Some artists are using oil and canvas, others like Simon Beck something else entirely. Armed with pair of snow shoes he uses virgin snow in the French Alps to create his Snow Art of patterns, geometrical shapes and figures. What started as an exercise, developed in to art form to be fully appreciated from the higher ground. According to Simon, they are not that complicated to make when you get the system down. Some of the creations take hours to complete, others more elaborate - days, and sometimes as much time to disappear under fresh layer of snow. There is a fleeting nature in Simon's creations - reminiscent of Tibetan Mandalas. Simon Beck has been sharing his Snow Art since 2004, and to get a dose of his latest creations follow him on Facebook. Happy and warm 2014 for you all! Images via Simon Beck [...]
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Objectifying human form – photography by Bill Durgin
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In his stylized presentation New York based photographer Bill Durgin explores anatomic deconstruction of human form in to anonymous sculptural shapes. We selected sampling of Bill's work spaning through several critically acclaimed series. Using recognizable visual narrative photographer appropriates and deforms human shapes into collection of objectified forms. Artist chalenges us in to acceptance of grotescue poses softened only by the beauty of suggestive compositions and delicate shadows and hues. Photography by Bill Durgin   [...]
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Superheroes don’t retire. “Aging Superhero” by Andreas Englund
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Ever wondered what happens to our beloved superheroes when they grow older? Thanks to photo-realistic oil paintings by Sweden based artist Andreas Englund we can have a rare glimpse at the daily life of superhero in his senior years. Series of paintings called "Aging Superhero" focuses on character study through mundane situations superhero finds himself in. We all can relate to joy of playing with the child, frustration of spilling groceries in the parking lot or exhaustion after beating up dozen or two of bad guys and stacking them neatly in the pile. Not to mention those morning hangovers that's getting worse and worse with age. Age can take a hit on your stamina, but really is the spirit inside that counts. Someone once said "your age - is only as important as the size of your shoes - some have 43 some otherwise. What really matters is the number you feel inside"... Images via Andreas Englund [...]
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Possibly worlds largest apartment complex mural in Berlin
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It seems the best antidote to the "uglification" of monolithic mega apartment complexes is some artistic touch. French artist collective CitéCréation took upon themselves to give this 22,000 square meters apartment complex in Berlin a face-lift, and possibly become the largest apartment building mural in the world. This project that took 3 years to complete entered Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet Coop apartment complex in to Guinness book of World Records for the largest mural on an inhabited building. Photos by Sean Gallup via Getty Images [...]
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New meaning to “stretched” in Auto-Aerobics by Chris LaBrooy
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Graphic designer from UK Chris LaBrooy takes term "stretched" when applied to the cars to the new level.  In his computer manipulated images classic cars are stretched, pulled, engaged in contortions, nesting and of course - Auto-Aerobics.  Somewhat surreal to see classic cars of the 60's "re-designed" in to futuristic bots. Go to Chris's Behance page to find-out more. Images by Chris LaBrooy [...]
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Fascinating beasts created by Ellen Jewett
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Created by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett "Creatures From El" is collection of fascinating yet peculiar creatures - morphed flora and fauna into surrealistic mutant species frozen in movement. Almost like captured at the moment we woke up from a dream of captivating and mysterious imagery. It seems like body parts as characters in it's own right mutated into mechanical and bestial interlocking breeds. But, then again... maybe it's how these beasts see themselves? Turtle feels boged down by the weight, like it's a tree growing on it's shell, fast mountain lion feels like birds flying out of his body carrying him through the fastest of runs and desert fox feels elegance of swan wings - as vanity is it's blessing and it's curse... More of these fascinating "Creatures from El" can be found here. Images via Ellen Jewett [...]
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Cute and Stylish Beasts in ad campaign by 180 Amsterdam
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Creative ad agency 180 Amsterdam is behind some of the most creative advertising campaigns for long list of famous brands like Adidas, Asics, Playstation and Western Union. 180 Amsterdam print advertisement campaign for brand "Barber Shaves and Trims" called "Tame the Beast"is both cute and warmly funny. There is a beast in every man eager to get out - why not to have some facial grooming along the way... For more of creative advertisement campaigns visit 180 Amsterdam. [...]
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