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155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Awesome Steampunk Interior Design At Truth Cafe In South Africa

These copper pipes, gears and steel railings are not from the interior of an ironclad battleship or WWI factory – they‘re part of the brilliant …

What Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

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Stormtrooper helmets go over to the art side – in pictures

Art,Sculpture,Exhibitions,Saatchi gallery,Damien Hirst,David Bailey,Yinka Shonibare,Art and design,Star Wars,Film,Culture<p>Artists from David Bailey to Yinka Shonibare have appropriated the iconic Star Wars headgear for a new exhibition coming soon to London's Saatchi Gallery as part of STRARTA art …

All 1.2-Billion Facebook Profile Pictures On One Page

TheFacesOfFacebook is a website containing every Facebook profile picture arranged in chronological order of joining and a link to the person's …

The Truth Behind Sneakers Hanging From Power Lines

They are hanging in your neighbourhood somewhere right this instant, in fact they are dangling in the breeze in some of the most remote and unusual …

33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet

Art history has never been so easy! Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt (now a dead account) posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but …

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German Nazi party demonstrating (top) and counter-demonstrators (bottom) in Regensburg, Germany http://t.co/HSc4vvGTD7

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Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. The tombs were home to the …

Hidden 19th Century Fore-Edge Paintings Found on the Pages of a Book

While most of us know that some of the greatest treasures can be found in books, turns out that sometimes they also appear on the fore-edges of the …

Photographs of Outdoor Trees Framed by Giant White Canvases

For his project titled “Tree,” South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee found solitary trees out in nature and then erected giant white canvas …

London's Piles Of Rubbish Transformed Into Works Of Art

You're probably familiar with the phrase "One man's trash is another man's gold" and there's few better examples of that than the work of visual …

Fantastic Manipulations Performed Before The Golden Age Of Photoshop

You'll rarely see a photo today that hasn't been manipulated, generously enhanced or overlayed with dozens of filters, but in truth this has been …

This Tumblr Combines Peanuts with Smiths Lyrics, Is Awesome - PAPER

Et voila, the Internet has given us something fun to obsess over for an afternoon on this otherwise extremely slow news day. Graphic designer <b>Lauren LoPrete</b> recently created the Tumblr <b>This Charming Charlie</b>, combining some of the best <b>Morrissey</b> and <b>The Smiths</b> lyrics with <i>Peanuts</i> comic strips. You …

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Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

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 …

21 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist: www.boredpanda.com/unusual-animals/

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The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

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The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the …

French Street Artist Loves Hijacking Europe's Street Signs

He's been labeled by the French authorities as a vandal, even so far as being fined €400 for his actions. But that hasn't deterred French artist Clet …

10 Outrageously Funny Euphemisms For Sex From The 1800's

The English are famous for being both prudish and overly conservative at the best of times, so you can imagine when it came to taboo subjects such as …