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Daniel Eatock’s Kaleidoscopic Ink Blot Paintings

These <i>Pen Paintings</i> by Daniel Eatock are utterly hypnotic. Made with Letraset Promarker pens on standard typing paper, these images appear to be created by folding the paper and letting the ink from the pens bleed through the layers of paper to produce a stunning kaleidoscopic effect when they’re …

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

<p>Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled …

3D Fish Optical Illusion

Something absolutely insane happened to me yesterday. After the amazingly warm weather we were having it started pouring the snow yesterday and the …

Creepy Optical Illusion

At first glance this picture looks like a peaceful scene. We see a young girl stopping to have herself a little snack with some apples. Her eyes …

Chris Ahalt's Amazing Glass Animals

They look like balloons, but these animals are actually made of blown glass. <b>Chris Ahalt</b>, an artist in Minnesota, made them. They're held aloft with …

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki | Colossal

<p>Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The …

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel | Colossal

<p>Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. You …

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks | Colossal

<p>The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of …

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac | Colossal

<p>Art director Jonathan Bréchignac of Paris-based design studio Joe & Nathan has been working on a series of drawn carpets using ballpoint Bic pens. …

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Colossal

<p>Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all …

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called “Moreing” | Colossal

<p>In this video from the Glue Society (previously here and here) we learn about a new art movement focused on possessing multiples of the same object. …

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner (previously) has been referred to as “the greatest living collage artist” and even “the Michael Jordan of glue”. …

Another Optical Illusion Rug

Here’s an illusive rug I thought you might find interesting. The company that produces them used a well known pattern that makes perfectly straight …

Translucent Hermit Shell Crabs Adorned with Architectural Cityscapes by Aki Inomata | Colossal

<p>Created in 2009 by Japanese artist Aki Inomata, these fantastic little cityscapes atop hermit crab shells were part of a body of work titled “<i>Why</i> …

Infinity: A Mind-Bending New Sand Sculpture by Carl Jara | Colossal

<p>Cleveland-based sand sculptor and woodworker Carl Jara (previously) just won fist-place at the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition with …

Sturtevant: Leaps Jumps and Bumps at Serpentine Gallery

It’s nearly impossible to talk about a show of Sturtevant’s work and have it understood. Like a book, you have to start at the beginning. The key to …

These dogs <3 sleeping :) Photograph by kamehameha_kid: http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/1icuo0/3/

Cardboard Heaven

Amazing

Capturing the Moment a Soap Bubble Bursts

Fabian Oefner (born 1984, Switzerland) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. …

The Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) Photograph KENNETH NG: http://www.flickr.com/photos/knfk/4591529718/ Additional info and photos: http://twistedsifter.com/2012/08/golden-tortoise-beetle-pictures/

DIY Cactus Cupcakes

There’s a specialty nursery near where I live that sells only cacti, succulents, and bonsai trees. It’s a lot of fun to visit, because I love those all three of those things — especially those small cacti and succulents in their little 3″ pots. So of course, when I saw baker and DIY maker <b>Alana</b> …

Crafting

Dreamy Black and White Photo Manipulations by Silvia Grav | Colossal

<p>Photographer Silvia Grav (slightly nsfw) lives and works in Madrid, Spain where she creates some beautifully original conceptual photographs. Her …

Retired P.E. Teacher Wears Same Outfit for 40 Years of Yearbook Portraits | Colossal

<p>Retired gym teacher Dale Irby posed for his first yearbook photo back in 1973 at Prestonwood Elementary school. The next year, completely by …

Ultimate Facepainting: Historical Paintings Recreated on Human Skin by Chadwick & Spector | Colossal

<p>Artists Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector of Chadwick & Spector create detailed reproductions of historic artworks by painting them on the human body. …

New Umbrella Mural by Seth in Paris | Colossal

<p>Another wonderful piece by street artist Seth (previoulsy here and here) recently popped up in Paris. Not sure if it’s still up, but if so you’ll …

A miniature forest made from toilet paper rolls. "Corner forest" by Yuken Teruya Studio via http://www.yukenteruyastudio.com/projects-1/coner-forest

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean | Colossal

<p>Designer Kyle Bean (previously) was recently commissioned by Intercontinental Hotels Group to make this amazing 2-foot lion sculpture from shredded …

Best Illusion You Will See Today

Let me show you something that one of my colleagues has just discovered recently. If you concentrate on the black spot in the continuous animation …

Food Similies Illustrated

Easy as pie, warm as toast, cool as a cucumber. Designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan created and photographed food similies in actual food! See the rest …

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson | Colossal

<p>Fascinated by the texture and color of water artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water …