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Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Tattoo

Paul O'Rourke of Allstar Ink in Limerick, Ireland made this amazing tat. If you ever meet the man who owns this ink, resist the temptation to try to …

Photographer Captures Inner Clockwork of Old Calculators

In his series <i>Low Tech</i>, photographer Kevin Twomey gives us a glimpse of the convoluted inner workings of decades-old calculators. The San Francisco-based Twomey brings the countless levers, springs, and motors of these machines to life by employing theatrical lighting techniques. In addition to this …

Photography

What Are the G-Mark and Good Design Award?

Since 1957, the Good Design Award has taken place in Japan to evaluate, encourage and promote design in industry. The products and services awarded …

Product Design

Teip – Layerable Typeface System

Teip, a geometric layerable typeface system in 15 styles.<p>Graphic designer Alex Jacque has created <b>Teip, a layerable typeface system</b> in 2014. It’s a …

Skeleton Flower Turns Transparent Under the Rain

Photo via Minkara<p>The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.”<p>The plant can be found …

Wikipedia

Photographer Creates Clever Pinhole Headgear to Capture Unique Selfies

They say <i>you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.</i> But whenever ‘they’ said that, photographer Ignas Kutavicius clearly wasn’t listening. Case in point: …

Artist's machine takes a swipe at Coca-Cola by filtering it into clean water

"I looked at Coca-Cola not as Coca-Cola, but as I've never seen it before. And then I saw dirty brown water," artist Helmut Smits tells <i>Wired</i>. "It was logical to filter it to clean drinking water." Since 2006, Smits has nurtured that dream, and the results were on display at this year's Dutch Design …

In an Irish pub, the switch from analogue to digital TV raises deep questions

Televisions

Surreal Wood Sculptures Feature Multiple Facial Expressions on One Face

Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these impressive life-sized figures from a single piece of wood. They are portrayed in a realistic manner, but Kanemaki gives his sculptures unique traits. Every impeccable artwork features two or more characters or expressions that are merged into one …

Sculpture

A Typeface For Dyslexics? Don’t Buy Into The Hype

Lucida creator Chuck Bigelow argues that Dyslexie and other similar fonts are statistically no better than Arial.<p>After being featured at the Istanbul Design Biennial, Dyslexie, a typeface designed with dyslexics in mind, is getting a lot of press. It trended on Facebook earlier this week and has …

Typography

Major Project Submissions by Cleber Rafael de Campos

Major project submissions from Cleber Rafael de Campos’ Master in Graphic Design at London College of Communications.<p>The images in this post include …

Incredible Body Wallpaper Art by Emma Hack

Were it not for the birds perched on the nude model's hand, we may not notice that she was even there. Emma Hack is famous for her incredible body illustrations that seamlessly blend her subjects into backgrounds. The live birds include everything from an owl to a cockatoo. The series, called <i>Birds</i> …

Birds

The Jacket: A Sweet Illustrated Meta-Story about How We Fall in Love With Books

<i>“A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another,”</i> Rebecca Solnit wrote in her sublime meditation on reading. But how that transplant happens is a matter wholly subjective and deeply mysterious. In the unusual, wonderful, and magically meta picture-book <b>The Jacket</b> (<i>public library</i> |</i> …

Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds: An Unusual Counting Book about the Power of Small Kindnesses

However anguishing the art of asking for help may be, little is more gladdening than the act of giving it. That’s the premise behind <b>Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a most unusual and gorgeously illustrated counting book by <b>Jim Stoten</b>, using Mr. Tweed’s small acts of kindness to teach kids …

Camouflage Photography by Desiree Palmen

Desiree Palmen, a talented Dutch artist, uses camouflage techniques to capture incredible photographs of people blending into their surroundings.<p>For …

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park | Colossal

<p>Using a process that could be the new definition of <i>meticulous</i>, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer …

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

Anton Perich: Electric Paintings 1978-2014 at Postmasters Gallery

“No, Wade Guyton did not <i>invent a new paintbrush</i>; Anton Perich did in 1978, when Guyton was six.” Thus combatively begins the press release for <i>Anton</i> …

Amazing Drawings Appear to Pop off the Page in 3D

Artist João A. Carvalho, aka J. Desenhos, has mastered the fine art of 3D illusions by transforming what appears to be typical pieces of lined notebook paper into magical illustrations that jump off the page. He uses intense shadows and creative perspectives, and even draws in the blue lines, to …

Drawing

Christian Boer’s Dyslexie is a typeface for people with dyslexia.

Dutch designer Christian Boer created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia, like himself.<p>“Traditional fonts are …

Twitchy Glitch GIFs Look Like Digi-Devastated Worlds

New media artist Antonio Roberts debuts his latest glitchy GIF art at Loud Tate 2014: Code, which explores how code moves culture.<p>Birmingham, United Kingdom-based new media artist Antonio Roberts likes to explore the errors and glitches produced in the code of digital technology. Aside from in …

Art

Evolution of Batman logo, 1940-2012

Available in print. See also: a video version. Still no confirmation for whether or not if Batman in fact does smell or if Robin laid an egg.

These 29 Clever Drawings Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World

Even if you don’t agree with the messages behind some of these illustrations, it’s impossible not to appreciate the creativity involved in them. …

Rewind: This Raspberry Pi cassette player plays Spotify tunes from actual tapes

A British maker has built Pi-powered tapes that re-create our physical connection to music for the Digital Age.<p>Remember what it felt like to press play and record at the same time? Back before streaming and downloading and blogs and YouTube, music meant CDs and Smash Hits and the NME and taping off …

Raspberry Pi

Adorable Hamster Bartenders Serving Tiny Food and Drinks

Cute ball of fur by day, suave bartender by night—such is the life of Ginji, an adorable hamster who lives with his owner Kosuke Sato (@Kawanabesatou on Twitter) and other hamster friends in Japan. Sato, who works as a tombstone salesman in Chiba Prefecture's Yachiyo, often amuses himself by …

Cute

Artist's Quirky Rainbow-Colored House in the Woods

When artist Kat O'Sullivan (a.k.a. Katwise) and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. With the help of their friends, the …

Farmhouses