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Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Digital Art

Cut-Out Ink and Pen Illustrations of London’s Oldest Pubs and Other Landmarks by Maxwell Tilse | Colossal

<p>Traveling illustrator Maxwell Tilse documents his European journeys by creating small drawings of each city he lands in. After two years of living …

Dancers Demonstrate the Perpetual ‘Mechanics of History’ in a Performance by Yoann Bourgeois | Colossal

<p>Visitors to the Panthéon in Paris earlier this month have been encountering an unusual sight. For about ten days in October, multi-disciplinary …

The Coincidence Project: Carefully Timed Photos by Denis Cherim Make You Look Twice | Colossal

<p>As part of his ongoing series titled the <i>Coincidence Project</i>, photographer Denis Cherim (previously) seems to find the miraculous amongst the mundane …

Museum Patrons Accidentally Matching Artworks Photographed by Stefan Draschan | Colossal

<p>Photographer Stefan Draschan visits museums around Europe to see not just the artwork but the people observing the artwork. In his series People …

I Capture Everyday Lives Of Miniature People

I try to put miniatures in daily live items, to create a smile.

Miniature

Mom and Daughters in Matching Outfits Continue to Make Us Smile

Back in June 2017 we introduced you to an adorable photo series entitled <i>All That is Three</i> (#allthatisthree) by mother of two, Dominique—the woman behind the fashion and lifestyle blog, All That is She. Each photograph captures Dominique and her two daughters—11-year-old Amelia and 4-year-old …

Everything You Need to Learn the Ancient Art of Calligraphy

Calligraphy is an ancient art that's popularity still exists today. Centered around letter forms and symbols, calligraphy celebrates the written word in many different ways, from how the individual letters are arranged to the rhythm and flow between them.<p>An ancient art with a modern revival…<p>The …

Typography

Pygmy Hedgehog Packs His Tiny Bags and Goes Camping in Adorable Photo Shoot

You may or may not know Azuki: the Insta-famous, Japanese pygmy hedgehog. If you don’t, allow us to introduce you. Azuki is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He likes apples, massages, and hot baths, and up until recently, led a cozy life indoors with his human. All of the naps on soft blankets, the …

Photographer Spends Almost 10 Years Photographing the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field since 1982, photographing both historical and contemporary architecture. Attending photography classes during university, he was intrigued by architectural photography after attending a lecture by Julius Shulman and …

Architectural Photography

3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping …

Paper Engineer Designs Incredible Pop-Up Cards That Bloom and Burst Before Your Eyes

Germany-based paper engineer Peter Dahmen takes the art of pop-up cards to the next level. In a new video showcasing his extensive portfolio—entitled <i>Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards designed by Peter Dahmen</i>—his intricate hand-crafted objects are revealed, unfolding from pages and boxes to the …

Paper Craft

Photographer Takes 3,200+ Photos Capturing the Vibrant Diversity of Portugal’s Windows

Previously, we introduced you to Portuguese photographer Andre Goncalves and his <i>Windows of the World</i> series. In this body of work, Goncalves traveled to Italy, The Alps, England, Romania, and Spain, where he documented a variety of colorful facades and architectural details. He then combined his …

Every Page of This Artist’s Sketchbook is an Elegant Work of Art

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>Using her sketchbook as an “artist's diary,” Elena Limkina creates unique compilations of exquisite ink illustrations. With an eclectic taste in …

Art

How to Make Your Own Stencils + Thousands of Free Ready-to-Use Downloads

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>Stencils are as common place in art as drawing or painting. We're often acquainted with them when we're young. For kids, stencils offer an easy way …

Crafting

A Half Century of Bowling Alley Design in Southern Germany Captured by Robert Götzfried | Colossal

<p>German photographer Robert Götzfried (previously) seeks out unique architecture for series that focus on one particular element of a culture or …

Germany

New Paper Textured Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala | Colossal

<p>With a minimalist approach to editorial work that blends silhouettes and shadows, Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala has become a staple of major …

Minimalism

Traveling Artist Transforms the World’s Landscapes with New Playful Paper Cut-Outs

We can’t get enough of the the paper-cut out world of photographer Rich McCor (aka paperboyo). As an avid traveler, he’s been pretty much everywhere, transforming global landmarks with his paper cut-outs. His latest work sees him back in his hometown of London, as well as in Toronto, and even South …

Aerial Images of Vibrant Landscapes by Photographer Niaz Uddin | Colossal

<p>Niaz Uddin is a photographer, director, and filmmaker that explores a variety of natural landscapes from high above. His color-saturated photographs …

Yellowstone National Park

Aspen Trees Grow on Delicate Ceramic Vessels by Heesoo Lee | Colossal

<p>Ceramic artist Heesoo Lee brings the textural depth of aspen forest canopies to her sculptural bowls and vases. Lee painstakingly places each and …

Art

New Stone and Acrylic Glass Furniture Brings the Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Eduard Locota has just released a preview of his new 2017 DelMare collection. Building off the success of his marble and acrylic glass table, <i>DelMare</i>, the Romanian designer has created a collection of sculptural furniture that pays homage to the sea.<p>“Inspired by my love and my respect for …

Furniture

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the Woman Who Helped NASA Land on the Moon

With how much software pervades our lives these days, it may be difficult to remember that the field is relatively new. While programming languages first appeared in the 1950s, it was really the following decade when NASA, and one pioneering female software engineer, led the way to programming as …

Apollo Missions

Artists Are Transforming Used NYC MetroCards into Miniature Works of Art

New York City MetroCards are often disposed of immediately after use, but as artists are demonstrating, we should think twice before tossing them. In an ongoing series of exhibitions called <i>Single Fare</i>, creatives are transforming the small tickets with miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures. …

Artist Carves Rubber Stamps to Illustrate the Infinite Beauty of the Natural World

For many years, art director and illustrator Viktoria Åström has worked extensively as a freelance animator, but as she proves, it never hurts to have a creative side hustle. Going from the digital screen to analog art, Åström has returned to her roots as someone who has always loved to draw and …

Art

I Spend Hours In The Ocean Photographing Its Glorious Beauty

My name is Matt Burgess I am an ocean photographer from Australia. I enjoy capturing the ocean in its many moods, one thing that draws me to the …

Segmented Glass Sculptures Inspired by Cell Division by Jiyong Lee | Colossal

<p>Driven by an interest in the biological process of cell division, artist Jiyong Lee (previously) fabricates translucent sculptural works of …

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let's hope nobody catches him.<p>Using street "furniture" like poles or …

Art

I Burned Out And Left My Job To Find Something I Would Enjoy, So I Started Drawing T-Shirts For Nerds Like Me. What Do You Think?

I worked as a freelance brand designer since I was 15. I was able to take care of myself ever since. I loved the next 8 years. They were incredible. …

Advertising Industry

The Best Drone Photos of 2017

Dronestagram is the first social network dedicated to aerial photography, and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual drone photography …