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Pencil sculptures: miniature masterpieces carved into graphite by Dalton Ghetti - Telegraph

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

A Book of Experimental Maps Designed to Get You Lost

We're constantly mapping our lives, even if we don't realize it. The emails we send, the restaurants we Google, the buses we take, the status updates …

Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth

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Africa’s Lake Natron Turns Animals Into Stone

Quickly making their way around the web are these fascinating photos by Nick Brandt that show an eerie lake in Africa turning animals into stone. According to Brandt's new book, <i>Across the Ravaged Land</i>, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a death trap for birds and bats who appear to slam into it …

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Thousands of Paper Sheets Layered Into Colorful Formations

Charles Clary creates mesmerizing paper sculptures that will whisk you off to another world! Each one of his hand-cut paper formations is a blend of geometric shapes with suggestions of strange land formations, sound waves, or cell structures. He says, “I have created a viral like environment that …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

Blimey! An Epic History of Britain As Shown Through Lego

Master Lego builder James Pegrum chronicled over 4,000 years of British history, beginning with the building of Stonehenge to Maggie Thatcher's first …

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Amazingly Realistic Figures Sculpted with Marble

It is hard to believe that these incredibly realistic pieces are made out of marble! <i>Elegy on Resistance</i> is a series of sculptures that look soft enough to touch. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is a talented sculptor who molds the classic substance into all kinds of unexpected forms. In this …

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

The 19th-century Italian aristocrat, better known as as La Castiglione, was an iconic model, muse, mistress, narcissist, and queen of drama. Daphne Guinness, eat your heart out.<p>Biographical information via: <i>The New York Times</i> and Wikipedia.

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Take on Organic Forms

Artist Georgia Russell creates paper art by slicing, ripping, and cutting apart printed text and transforming it into visually exciting sculptures. Her process began when she used to sift through old books in Paris and sensing that the objects felt lost or dead. So she now takes a scalpel to …

Art

Incredible Ballerina Performs En Pointe with Knife Shoes

En Puntas is a video installation by artist Javier Prez featuring ballerina Amlie Sgarra performing an incredible dance atop a grand piano, entirely en pointe, wearing a customized set of pointe shoes that extend beyond the toe box with a pair of sharp kitchen knives. As if dancing on the tips of …

6 Adorable Animal-Filled Wallpapers

Adorable menagerie prints.<p>Wild or tame, these animal-themed designs have the perfect balance of humor and sophistication that appeals to the child in all of us.

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Wonderland, Photographer Makes Fairy Tale Photo Series Inspired by the Memory of Her Mother

In 2009 British photographer Kirsty Mitchell embarked on a photo series inspired by the memory of her mother, who had died the year previously. Her …

Costumes

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App | Colossal

<p>The Human Body is the first release from design studio Tinybop as part of their <i>Explorer’s Library</i> series that seeks to “help children develop a …

Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Patterns Found in Nature

These intricate designs are incredibly complex <i>Paper Sculptures</i> by artist Rogan Brown. Inspired by nature, Brown creates work that is an exploration of the world. In each piece, the geometric patterns and branch-like shapes reflect the elaborate designs seen all around us, from microscopic cells to …

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Giant Chief’s Head Busts Out of a Limestone Wall

If you ever visit Dublin, Ohio, make sure to check out the Chief Leatherlips Monument, a 12-foot-high portrait of a great Indian chief that seems to be busting out of a wall. Chief Leatherlips was known as a good friend of both Indians and white settlers. He earned the name Leatherlips because of …

Storybook-Style Land Art Scattered Across a Forest in Italy

If you love land art, this is one incredible destination you'll, one day, want to visit. Since 1986, Arte Sella has sprinkled the open fields and woods of the Sella Valley in Trento, Italy with storybook-style land art. Over 200 contemporary artists from all around the world, including South …

Land Art

Well-Dressed Animals Convey Human Characteristics

Dressing animals in human clothing seems to be a trend these days. We've seen everything from this fashionable dog to baby chicks sporting various hats. In this series, entitled <i>Segundas Pieles (Second Skins)</i>, Madrid-based photographer Miguel Vallinas takes the trend a step further, transforming …

The Geometric Artwork of Andy Gilmore | Colossal

<p>Rochester-based artist Andy Gilmore turns math into art, creating hypnotizing and kaledscopic patterns that are heavily influenced by patterns he …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Carved Cardboard Portraits

Artist Giles Oldershaw makes iconic portraits of celebrities from nothing but pieces of cardboard by simply carving into them and peeling the layers away.<p>[via Neatorama]