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World Leaders Painted by George W. Bush

George H. W. Bush, president of the United States 1989-1993 George W. Bush, former president of USA found a new hobby after completing his presidential terms. He started painting and came up with an art project of world’s leaders portraits. 30 paintings formed an exclusive exhibition called “The art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy” which takes place until June 3rd, 2014 at George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas. “I place a high priority on personal diplomacy. getting to know a fellow world leader’s personality, character, and concerns made it easier to find common ground and deal with contentious issues. that was a lesson I… Read more »

Pop Icons Placed into Vintage Ads

David Redon, art director from Paris, France, mixed some great old American advertisement with modern singers and musicians under title “Ads Libitum”. His clever vintage posters include many known stars such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé, Amy Whinehouse and many others. “I like the shift between vintage and modern pop culture, because these days the border between art and commercial is very small, and artists work their images like brands do. I started working on this project last summer, but it started to buzz maybe two months ago. It takes me one or two hours to create an ad. I search for the… Read more »

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Amazing iPhone Photography by Sam Alive

Sam Alive , freelance photographer from New York City, came out with a great project called “Through the Phone”. Al the images were taken with a digital lens while the iPhone was used to capture landscapes in focus. Many of pictures are recognizable such as Golden Gate Bridge, New York city skyline, Brooklyn Bridge. Their beauty is even more powerful due to the blurry frame accent. The whole project carries the theme of awesome shots spread around our daily walks, roads to work, sometimes unnoticed yet so breathtaking if appreciated.

Real Art of Baking

Any baking lovers here? Me personally find baking as a way of meditation with a lovely and tasty outcome in the end. As an amateur time spending it requires some kind of inspiration. This video is definitely one of it. It was done by Proximity BBDO and two directors from Le Potager as a commercial for French coffee brand Carte Noir. Real art of baking not less. Each move is hypnotic and the result is a masterpiece. Check out Carte Noir’s website for more recipe details on this little delicious pastry and for few more tasty videos.

Awesome Dad Making Creative Lunchboxes for His Daughter

This amazing food art was created by full-time job father of three Beau Coffron from San Francisco. He considers his lunch box preparing time as his fun activity as sports and TV is for other people. Beau, known online as Lunchbox dad, makes these full of love and edible characters boxes for his first-grader daughter. Not only they have fun together laughing and cherishing her favorite books and TV characters, but actually this hobby brought Coffron closer to his kid, as he found himself knowing more about his daughter’s interests as well as he was able to show her his love while she’s at school…. Read more »

Intelligent Illustrations of Renowned Architects Through Their Design Style

Italian artist Federico Babina accomplished a powerful project called “ARCHI-PORTRAIT” dedicated to coryphaei of architecture and their outstanding work. Each illustration has a portrait of an architect created out of his most significant buildings and other design components incorporated as face parts. Simplicity of lines and brightness of colors emphasizes the character of each architect and spotlights their unique styles.

Coffee Illustrations by Liv Buranday

Liv Buranday is an artist from Philippines who twists the meaning of coffee grounds. She uses it as the medium for her smart art works. All the illustrations are done with a help of a toothpick and sometimes garnished with other objects like leaves, berries, flowers and so on for an extra 3D effect. Feels like some kind of a way to meditate while inhaling the smell of one of the tastiest things in the world. Buranday publishes all her creations on the Instagram under the name livscreams. This style of art reminded me of the dirt art by Sarah Rosado previously published here.  … Read more »

Photo-Realistic Portraits by Ruben Belloso

Ruben Belloso Adorna, 27 year-old artist from Seville, Spain creates amazing photorealistic drawings. The large-scale portraits are extremely detailed, perfectly express different emotions and surprisingly done using only pastel over the wooden canvas. Looking over and over again through these colorful paintings makes it really hard to believe they are not photographs and were made with the simplest tool - pastels. Hats off to the genius Ruben Belloso.

Maps of Famous Foods Around the World

“Food Maps” is a food art project by photographer Henry Hargreaves and food stylist Caitlin Levin. When you hear cheese, most probably first country that comes  to your mind is France, noodles – China and so on. Henry and Caitlin used all the food stereotypes to map them over the outlines of countries and continents the product is popular in or origin from. Edible maps came out stunning and full of taste. They also could be used as little guidelines for food tourism. “These maps show how food has traveled the globe. while we know that tomatoes originally came form the Andes in south… Read more »

Perfect Symmetry in Finger Art by Judith Braun

Judith Braun, artist from New York, for around a decade creates abstract black and white art pieces with her bare fingers dipped into the charcoal dust. Nothing more, no other traditional equipment used. Complicated patterns and pictures can amaze anyone with their large size and perfect symmetry. “Abstraction keeps the images free to be anything, while the symmetry resolves that fluidity into something, like liquid energy crystallizing. The crystal metaphor is also reflected in the carbon medium of graphite that, under heat and pressure, becomes a diamond. Working within constraints prompts a proliferation of possibilities that self organize into groups and subgroups,… Read more »

CarPlay – Apple’s Next Strike of Domination

In 2007, when Apple revealed the new iPhone, it was a game changer, something that got all the other market players to rethink their technologies. Just as some of the other competitors are starting to significantly catch up, Apple is about to hit another jackpot. Meet ‘CarPlay’, the tech giant’s next move to dominate your car’s living room. CarPlay is an integrated info-tainment iOS interface for your iPhone built-in your car’s dashboard. It features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, or touchscreen. And the apps you want to use… Read more »

Reflected Landscape by Alyson Shotz

American artist Alyson Shotz created a large-scale installation called “Mirror Fence”.   The whole picket fence was constructed from mirrors. Blended  barrier illustrates the changing qualities of the landscape around it and spotlights the beautiful natural reflections of the surrounding environment. The art work was a commission installation for Storm King Art Center in New York.

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