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Outstanding Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Zebrating, a street art duo from Mannheim, Germany, creates an interesting perspective on the urban murals. Their style is about  face expressions graffiti which can be noticed only from a specific angle. The idea of the projects is clearly reflected in their name – Zebrating could be translated as putting Zebra’s pattern. Railings act perfect for this purpose. City dwellers are faced with a challenge to their daily routine – open your eyes, pay more attention to the life around you and you will see beauty everywhere, sometimes even in very unexpected places.

Mega Snow Art by Simon Beck

Originally an orienteering mapmaker, 54 years old Simon Beck  from Southern England, educated at Millfield School and Oxford University, got fond of expressing himself through gigantic snow “crop circles” look art. It all started once he bought an apartment in  Les Arcs, French ski resort in 2004. Each creation takes around 10 hours of walking in snowshoes and covers a significant piece of frozen lake sometimes even size of 6 football fields. The artist usually draw the design on a piece of paper before starting and as soon as he ready the only thing he is using outside is the  handheld orienteering compass and pace… Read more »

Capturing the Reaction: Water Balloons Thrown at People’s Faces by Sarah Lim

Artists always try to capture a special moment creating more and more challenges for themselves and their audience. Sarah Lim, Texas-based  photographer, brought up the idea of watching people’s emotions towards a water balloon thrown right at their faces. Scared, surprised, excited, annoyed – first reaction will never lie. [Sarah Lim]

Delicate Silhouette Scenes out of Single Sheets of Paper

Ukraine-based artists Dmytro and Iuliia have an extraordinary talent of turning paper into silhouetted scenes. To make their work, the paper-cutting artists snip away at sheets of black paper to create all kinds of designs.

Hilariously Creative WTF? Posters by Minga

Argentina-based Minga Creative – Studio came out with a funny and creative posters idea. They called the project “WTF?” and after gaining success had to even make an addition of WTF 2. The abbreviation is usually used to express ridicule and to point out what doesn’t make sense. Minga’s posters totally reflects this meaning. 

Pin Art by Philip Karlberg

Photographer Philip Karlberg completed a photo shoot of famous faces for Plaza Magazine just using lighting carefully arranged wooden pegs. Playing with sunglasses and 1200 pieces of wood, the rendering is very successful.

Project “Blow Job” by Lithuanian Photographer Tadao Cern

Have you ever stuck your head out of the car window as a kid to get the roller-coaster-like feel of winds blowing through your teeth and gums?! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed it at least once. Lithuanian photographer and artist Tadao Cern decided to recreate the look of peoples faces enduring gale-force winds through this hilarious photo-shoot entitled, Blow Job.

Expressive Street Art by ICY and SOT in Iran

Street Art has always been a media window for Activism, we’ve come across a couple of talented stencil artists,  from Tabriz, Iran, that have turned the walls of their cities into cause-driven messages presented in a fashionable and artistic manor.

Earth Hour 2012: 8.30pm, Saturday 31 March [Official Video]

This year at 8:30pm, Saturday 31 March is Earth Hour 2012,  the world’s celebration of an action for the planet  by switching off lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour. From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm and within those 60 minutes, millions of people across the world will turn off their lights to raise awareness of climate changes taking place. Many monuments and landmarks across the world will turn off their lights and take part in this event. From its start as a single-city initiative by Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. In 2011, Earth… Read more »

Geometric Rooms Installations by Esther Stocker

Esther Stocker, Italian installation artist born in Silandro, Italy, has created a number of minimal geometrical rooms with abstract ambiguities.

Colorful Mimicry by GiesenLeenders In Rotterdam, Netherlands

An expressive photo session, by Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders of GiesenLeenders from Rotterdam, Netherlands, aimed at symbolizing the power of human adaptability to different conditions and surroundings, by picking up habits and going with the flow.

“Winter 1972″ Post-Its Art Installation

Wouldn’t you love to have your own winter at home alone with its elegant brightness but escaping the cold and the need of warm clothes?! Design group “I never kissed a dog” brought this idea to life through an installation called “Winter 1972″. 

Snow Drawings at Rabbit Ears Pass by Sonja Hinrichsen

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen – along with 5 volunteers have created a gigantic step by step circular pattern snow drawing last month at Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado. The photos were taken during a flyover in local pilot Jack Dysart’s Cessna aircraft.

Luminarie De Cagna’s Cathedral of Light Made From 55,000 LEDs

55,000 LED lights is what it took to build this breathtaking cathedral at the Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Created by Luminarie De Cagna, the building is entirely established out of LEDs, adding to the town of Belfortstraat a glowing psychedelic aura. The result is arguably beautiful enough to make anybody impressed.

Brilliant Shadows and Light Paintings by Rashad Alakbarov

Azerbaijani artist Rashad Alakbarov uses translucent objects and other everyday materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls.

The World on a Water Drop by Markus Reugels

Representing a live example of experimental photography taking a leap forward with creations as Liquid Art by Markus Reugels, by capturing liquids in motion, he produces amazingly artistic images showing-off the physics of the material. Part of his photography series, called Refractions creates images reflected on drops of water. Using a high speed camera and large images in the background, he captures the image’s refraction through the water drops with the proper lighting to make it look as realistic and 3-dimensional as possible. Some photos turned the water droplet into a liquid planet by using a satellite image of the likes of Jupiter, The Moon,… Read more »

The Result of Thousands of Stickers Given to Thousands of Kids

The Obliteration Room This past December, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art installed a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing shell space, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large studio apartment like, and painted every single thing in brilliant white, from walls, chair and tables, to the piano, and other household decoration, effectively serving as a big un-rendered white canvas. The installation, named The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12 2012. The mission was, over a period of two weeks, the museum’s youngest comers were given thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited on a spontaneous mission of transformation of the… Read more »

First Images of the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK – September 11th 2011: Just a few hours before the opening ceremony of the – now named –  National September 11th Memorial, the first images were revealed to New York’s newest and most popular landmark.  Ground Zero – once a black hole of despair – has seen changes that took 10 years to happen, turning a place that was once tied to the thoughts of millions with death, into a place of calmness, sorrow, and remembrance. The National September 11th Memorial is part of the new World Trade Center development, Consisting of four new skyscrapers surrounding the memorial where the old twin towers once stood…. Read more »

New York’s 9/11 Memorial to Open this Year on 10th Anniversary [PHOTOS]

The work at Ground Zero (the World Trade Center Towers Site) is being wrapped up on the memorial park and museum that will be the landmark New Yorkers visit to pay their respect for those who lost their lives. The 9/11 Memorial will open this year in September on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Designed by the global competition winners architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, the memorial consists of a peaceful tree-filled plaza and two reflecting pools on the exact footprints of the towers that once stood, the reflecting pools will be fenced by a bronze parapet with the names of the 2983 victims, that died on… Read more »

Water Colors in Motion

Normally we do not feature music clips on this blog, as its a bit out of niche, but this one, a mind-blowing piece of art, sure is an exception.  Artist Irina Dakeva used Water Colors to individually paint 2000 sequential frames forming this artistic music video for Breakbot aka Thibaut Berland, a French producer and DJ, their cooperation gave birth to harmonic transitions of colors and music showcased in this motion art, Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane) – HD from Ed Banger Records on Vimeo. The video was represented by WIZZ, a french production, animation, motion graphics, and SFX company.

The Mega Art of Jim Denevan

Which of us haven’t held a stick to draw on sand at the beach or the river shore?  I’m sure almost everyone. But not everyone had a passion to do it on a professional level.  Jim Denevan (50 years old) is one of the artists who picked landscape as a canvas for his art. Jim Denevan is an artist who creates large scale sand drawings along the coasts of California, on the Dry Lake Beds of Nevada, even drawing on frozen water surfaces in Siberia. From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places. In the mid of 1990s when… Read more »

Flash Mob

Have you ever seen a number of regular looking people taking part in a bizarre, out of the blues act? First thought to your mind – they must be crazy… something definitely weird is going on… The answer is very simple. You’ve just become a witness of the flash mob. A flash mob as a term appeared in 2003 to denote a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of protest, advertisement, entertainment, or satire. Usually all the details… Read more »

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