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Inside The Mind Of Art Spiegelman, The Creator Of “Maus”

A new exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the creative process behind this masterful comic artist.<p>In 1972, artist Art Spiegelman spent four days interviewing his father, Vladek, about his experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland and then at Auschwitz. Over the course of thirteen years, Spiegelman …

A’ Design Award & Competition – Call for Entries

A’ Design Award & Competition is an annual design competition that honors the best in design, with winners selected by a distinct jury. There’s a …

Articles about nendo and boconcept collaborate new line furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new line of furniture by BoConcept and Nendo marries Danish functionality with Japanese whimsy.<p>When one Auckland designer created a line of refined furnishings, she turned to her father to bring it all to life.<p>The famed Finnish textile brand Marimekko, renowned for simple, bright prints (and …

Voyeuristic Oil Paintings Look Like Multiple Exposure Photographs

Korean artist Horyon Lee utilizes the photography technique of multiple exposures to produce a sensual style of movement in his slightly scandalous oil paintings. The overlapping images created by layers of opaque paint show several moments at once.<p>Focusing solely on the fragmented female form, …

Remarkable Colored Tattoos by Artist Sasha Unisex

Tattoo artist Sasha Unisex produces beautiful paintings that happen to be on human skin. The St. Petersburg-based artist uses vibrant inks to etch portraits of animals, bouquets of flowers, and nautical scenes onto her clients' bodies. The eye-catching images use shades of purples, blues, and …

Vertical Glass House Features Transparent Floors & Ceilings

<i>Vertical Glass House</i>, a four-story building in Shanghai, China, proves that architecture has the ability to be both inconspicuous and provocative. Designed by architect Yung Ho Chang of the firm Atelier FCJZ, the outside of this house has a very simple, unassuming concrete facade that's broken only …

Extraordinary Street Art Collaboration by Pixel Pancho and Vhils

In a recent collaboration, street artists Pixel Pancho and Vhils combined their unique styles to paint a mural located in Lisbon, Portugal. Mingling their different sensibilities, their combined image features a Steampunk android that's composed of gears, nuts, bolts, and cloaked in a man's face. …

Spectacular Castles Built with 20,000 Pounds of Ice

This spectacular winter wonderland is a frozen labyrinth of caverns, archways, glacial formations, and tunnels in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire. Creator Brent Christensen began building these insane designs when he and his family first moved to Utah. A combination of artistic endeavor and cabin …

Modern Californian Home Features a Rooftop Garage

Built just outside of Los Angeles, the <i>Car Park House</i> by Anonymous takes a traditional home layout and literally flips it upside down. While many homes across the country feature garages adjacent or below the main structure of a residence, parking spots for occupants of this house are found above it …

Breathtaking Black & White Animal Portraits by Lukas Holas

“Animals are a matter of my heart.” These seven words are the only description Czech photographer Lukas Holas provides for his outstanding series entitled <i>Portraits of Animals</i>. His love and admiration for animals radiates clearly through each and every powerful close-up.<p>Shot in simple, but elegant …

Ethereal Underwater Photographs Capture Frozen Moments in Time

Kurt Arrigo's underwater photographs are a great reminder that we live in a remarkable world. Passionate about the sea his entire life, Arrigo's love for it is palpable in these strikingly-clear images featuring shoals of fish, graceful dancers, and a majestic Black Stallion horse. Our vantage …

New York City's Central Park Covered in Snow

It has been a particularly cold winter so far in New York. The massive snow storms and frigid temperatures have sent most people indoors to seek warmth under fuzzy blankets with hot chocolate in hand. However, in response to the cold, photographer Dina Litovsky decided to venture outside to …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization has just recently announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist. The annual contemporary photography competition includes entries from professionals and amateurs covering a variety of subjects. Competitors enter into one of three …

Annie Leibovitz's Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

Colorful Mounds of Dirt Transform a Gallery Space

Berlin-based German artist Katharina Grosse produces large-scale installations that transform the spaces they inhabit. Working with mounds of dirt and a wide spectrum of spray painted colors, the artist redefines the area she displays her work in by coloring both her materials as well as the …

Jumping Liquids Mimic Japanese Flower Arrangements

Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement and Naoko Tosas's <i>Sound of Ikebana</i> is a contemporary take on that time-honored art form. For each piece, Tosa blends a variety of pastel colors and oil to express the different Japanese seasons. The cherry trees in spring, cool water in …

Vertigo-Inducing Photos of a Daredevil Hanging Off Ledges

Moscow-based photographer and daring rooftopper Kirill Oreshkin (aka kirill_opex) documents each of his adventurous and extremely dangerous feats as he manages to climb to the top of his city's towering structures and dangle off the edge, hundreds of meters in the air. Like so many other young …