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Artistic Teacher Captivates Students with His Sprawling Chalkboard Masterpieces

Teacher Hirotaka Hamasaki captivates his young students by drawing sprawling masterpieces on the blackboard. Rather than writing notes or homework assignments, he emulates artworks featuring historically-significant imagery as well as contemporary pieces. Using everyday chalk and a well-worn …

Art

Quilled Paper Portraits That Highlight the Beauty of Old Age by Yulia Brodskaya | Colossal

<p>Utilizing vibrantly colored paper, artist and illustrator Yulia Brodskaya (previously here and here), creates unique three-dimensional portraits …

Art

Floral Cross-Stitch Street Installations by Raquel Rodrigo | Colossal

<p>Set designer and artist Raquel Rodrigo brings the macro details of cross-stitch embroidery to building facades around Madrid. Her colorful …

Cross-stitch

Iridescent Drinking Glasses of Spectacular Nebulae Photographed by NASA

Elevate any meal with a sip out of one of these spectacular glasses. ThinkGeek‘s newest collection of drinking glasses depict vibrant interstellar nebulae photographed by NASA‘s Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes. The set of four includes the Veil Nebula, Butterfly Nebula, The Helix Nebula and the …

Nebulas

Vibrant Photos of Beautifully Diverse Floor Patterns From Around the World

Enchanting art is more ubiquitous than we tend to realize, and photographer Sebastian Erras is on a continuous mission to capture the elaborate craft that's just beneath our toes. In an ongoing collaborative photo series with Pixartprinting, Erras has traveled to cities around the world to snap …

France

Exquisite Coloring Book Features Over 70 Pages of Whimsical Bird and Flower Illustrations

A welcome reprieve from the bustle of day-to-day urban reality, illustrator Daisy Fletcher‘s <i>Birdtopia</i> comprises over 70 coloring pages that feature the whimsical wonders of the natural world. The black and white depictions span all sorts of ethereal earthly environments, from forests to tropics, …

Coloring Book

Adorable Animal Bookmark Buddies Use Their Tails and Scarves to Hold Your Spot

A great book can take you to new worlds filled with fantastic characters and strange lands. Artist Nadya Vasileva echoes this sentiment with her imaginative, handcrafted bookmarks of adorable animals that both hold your place and accompany you while you read. The tiny creatures rest atop the pages …

Cute

Body Artist Paints Surreal Optical Illusions Down Her Own Arms

21-year-old face painter and aspiring body artist Lisha Simpson uses her skin as a mutable canvas to make her fairytale-like tableaux. In some designs, she creates carefully shaded and proportioned illustrations that appear to pop off the palm of her hand as if she’s holding true 3D objects, from …

Digital Art

Playful Planetary Pillows Let You Cozy Up to the Cosmos

You can now snuggle up with the solar system thanks to these playful pillows by Pebble Plush. Designer Paula Ma created them in the spirit of “something simple can make a big difference,” and the colorful cushions certainly do! The photographic images of planets like Earth, Neptune, and Mars add a …

New Jersey

Enchanting Storybook GIFs Animated by ‘Sparrows’ | Colossal

<p>An illustrator who goes by the name Sparrows has been sharing a lovely series of imaginative GIFs that frequently spread like wildfire across …

GIF Animations

Mister and Lady Day: The Illustrated Story of Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her

A tale of loyalty, steak, and unconditional love.<p>One of the most trailblazing and influential vocalists of all time, Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915–July 17, 1959) — better known as <b>Billie Holiday</b> and famously nicknamed Lady Day — shaped the evolution of jazz and pop music. With her distinctive vocal …

Soul Music

Things Organized Neatly: A New Book of Compulsively Organized Things by Austin Radcliffe | Colossal

<p>One of my oldest sources of visual inspiration on the internet (and one of a handful of early art/design blogs that inspired me to start Colossal in …

Awards

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration Elegantly Details 56 Years of Human Adventures into Space | Colossal

<p>We’ve long been fans of the data-rich illustrations produced by Pop Chart Lab, and this new print is no exception. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration …

Posters

Monthly Selects: Our Favorite February Finds

It's no secret that sites like Etsy give talented artisans a valuable platform to sell their creative wares. Through our sister site My Modern Met Selects, we celebrate this by regularly sharing goods from cutting-edge artists, designers, and makers around the globe.<p>Our Selects include a variety of …

Cookies

Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life

“Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?”<p><i>“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead,”</i> John Updike wrote, <i>“so why … be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”</i> Half a millennium earlier, Montaigne posed …

Leonid Afremov Paintings Reflect Romantic Memories

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>Contemporary impressionist painter Leonid Afremov creates bright and cheerful artwork with a palette knife and oil paints. Focusing primarily on …

Art

Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed into Mobile Art Galleries

The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts …

Streetwear

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A Mysterious and Abandoned Fishing Village Outside of Budapest Captured in Perfect Reflection | Colossal

<p>A few years ago photographer Viktor Egyed accidentally stumbled upon the town Szödliget a few miles outside of Budapest, and to his delight found …

Photography

Famous Van Gogh Painting Is Turned into a Real Bedroom to Rent on Airbnb

At the Art Institute of Chicago, it's now possible to stay in a bedroom that Vincent van Gogh had immortalized through his post-Impressionist work. His iconic painting titled <i>The Bedroom</i> was translated into a life-size replica and features all of the details from its namesake, including: thick, …

Art

Photographer Captures Charming Diversity of Colorful Front Doors from Around the World

Sparked by a natural curiosity for stunning exteriors, Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves began to document the different window architecture that he came across throughout his travels. His project <i>Windows of the World</i>, presented a vibrant collage of glass panes and architectural …

Collage

Colombia warns on Zika baby risk

<b>Health officials in Colombia are warning that as many as 600 babies could be born with microcephaly this year.</b><p>With the second highest rate of Zika virus infections after Brazil, Colombia has more than 2,000 pregnant women showing symptoms.<p>Microcephaly is the condition in which babies are born with …

Disease

Illustrations Brought to Life in Picture Book ‘Vento’ by Virgilio Villoresi and Virginia Mori | Colossal

<p>In a style reminiscent of Edward Gorey's dark illustrations in Victorian settings, Virgilio Villoresi and Virginia Mori have created a book that …

Picture Books

OK Go Shoots New Music Video Completely in Zero Gravity | Colossal

<p>The masters of meticulously choreographed music videos, OK Go, just released their latest: a three-minute clip for their new single Upside Down & …

Music Videos