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Unknown Photographer’s Color Photos Offer Glimpse of Daily Life in 1970s London

These mysterious photos of London in the early 1970s are a trippy flashback to life in the UK over 40 years ago. Appearing on Flickr in the collection of Glen F, they were apparently taken by an American tourist.<p>“I’ve found that Americans tend to take pics of ‘mundane' things that us Brits would …

Photography

Art History: The Evolution of Landscape Painting and How Contemporary Artists Keep It Alive

In the contemporary realm of painting, artists often dabble in styles inspired by past artistic movements. One genre that has particularly strong roots in the past is landscape painting. Today, contemporary artists who work in this style visually demonstrate the ways in which their work has been …

Art History

Drone Photographer Captures Stunning Aerial Photos of South Australia’s Coast

Based in beautiful South Australia, drone photographer Bo Le captures amazing aerial shots of his captivating coastal home. In his series, <i>SA from Above</i>, Le photographs and presents the diverse beauty of his surroundings from a sky-high perspective.<p>Specifying “the raw beauty of nature, the spirit of …

Photography

Interview: Intimate Underwater Portraits of Humpback Whales by Jem Cresswell

In <i>Giants</i>, a striking series of portraits, Australian photographer Jem Cresswell explores the awe-inspiring behaviors and undeniable anthropomorphism of the humpback whale. Captured over the course of 3 years in the southern Pacific Ocean, the series offers an intimate glimpse of the “gentle giants” …

Photography

Artist Handcrafts Colorful Ceramic Pots That Can Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

London-based artist Yuta Segawa has a penchant for hand-thrown pots and gourds. What sets this ceramicist's clay creations apart from others, however, is that Segawa's vessels can comfortably fit in the palm of your hand!<p>Each of the Japanese artist's small clay pots showcases an amazing attention …

Art

12 Facts You Need to Know About Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s Most Visited Attraction

For 135 years, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has slowly been marching its way toward completion. The focal point of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's career, the church has undergone trials and tribulations, but is finally reaching the end of construction.<p>An unforgettable part of Barcelona's skyline, …

Spain

Amazon Launches New Wedding Shop Filled with Unique, Handcrafted Items

Amazon is continuing to dip its toes into the world of handcrafted goods with the announcement of its new Handmade Wedding Shop. In expanding its Handmade brand, which opened two years ago to capitalize on the trend in purchased artisanal items, Amazon is hoping to grab more of the wedding …

Weddings

Spectacular Drone Photos Capture the Densely Packed ‘Walled City’ in Hong Kong

Photographer Andy Yeung continues his look at Hong Kong with a new series of stunning aerial photographs. Flying his drone high over the Kowloon Walled City, Yeung gives us a glimpse at the densely packed geometry of Hong Kong's high flying apartment blocks.<p>With <i>Walled City</i>, the photographer …

Hong Kong

Artist Embroiders Portraits of Women Using Cascading Thread as Flowing Hair

Artist Sheena Liam has a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted approach to embroidery. Favoring female subjects, with a focus on flowing hairstyles, Liam creates unique portraits of women and girls with thread tresses that cascade from the canvas.<p>Each portrait is created using black thread, culminating in a …

Artists

Designer Pairs Small Colorful Objects with Their Matching Pantone Swatches

We've been captivated by Inka Mathew‘s colorful couplings of teeny-tiny objects and Pantone swatches for years. Now, the artist continues her “visual journey” with exciting new editions to her <i>Tiny PMS Match</i> photo series.<p>The small studies that compose <i>Tiny PMS Match</i> act both as an exploration of …

Graphic Design

Japanese Woman Spotted Wearing Heels That Look Exactly Like Pigeons

We can't get enough of these hilarious pigeon-themed high heels, seen on the streets of Japan. Created by Kyoto Ohata, they actually serve a well-intended purpose. Ohata, who often passes through an area filled with pigeons, was concerned that her human presence was upsetting them. They scatter as …

Birds

10 Astrophotographers Capturing the Awe-Inspiring Wonders of the Galaxy

From the beginning of human civilization, we’ve been fascinated by what lies beyond our sky. Nighttime is when it's in its most spectacular state; the dazzling stars glitter from the dark abyss and only compound our wonder of the galaxy. Now, with advancements in technology, we’re able to answer …

Photography

Artist Creates Elegant Tattoos as Permanent Reminders of Nature’s Beauty

Ukranian tattoo artist Oshin Timoshin is a rising star known for his work inspired by flora and fauna. Just 23-years-old, he's already been creating nature inspired tattoos for the past six years. Whether in pale, washed-out colors or using delicate black lines, his elegant tattoos dance across the …

Tattoos

Traditional Thai Artist Carves Exquisitely Detailed Sculptures Out of Soap

Thai artist Narong is carrying a long tradition with his elaborate carved soaps. Delicately carving out intricate patterns in the soft medium, he's able to achieve incredibly complex designs. Soap carving has a long tradition in Thailand, originating from the act of sculpting fruit and …

Artists

Floral Bridesmaid Dresses Are Blossoming into the Latest Wedding Trend

Today, the traditional wedding party has been transformed by a series of unique trends. From foregoing flowers for puppy bouquets to asking your best “bros” to serve as female stand-ins, many brides have opted to put personalized touches on their bridal parties. While floral print bridesmaid …

Weddings

Artist Reimagines Classical Paintings with Pop Culture Characters

Digital artist Lothlenan is transforming classical paintings into the ultimate fan fantasies by placing favorite anime, cartoon, and video game characters into these elaborate scenes. Revamping iconic artwork from the 18th and 19th centuries, Lothlenan cleverly inserts these contemporary figures, …

Art History

Interview: Color Blind Photographer Reveals How He Overcomes His Chromatic Condition

Photographer Cameron Bushong realized at a young age that he was color blind. While it was often a hindrance for him, the condition has made a big impact on how he pursues his passion for photography. Cameron has red/green color blindness, and it dulls the vividness of everyday life; it's as the …

Photography

New Digital Archive Features Over 2 Million Photos from the First 100 Years of Photography

In the age of the Internet, the digitization of historical materials has proven to play a crucial role in the preservation and proliferation of cultural heritage. In addition to major museums and large-scale libraries, archives around the world have adopted this practice. This phenomenon has been …

Humanities

Extremely Detailed Macro Portraits of Colorfully Exotic Insects

Self-taught photographer Francesco Bagnato doesn't consider himself a professional, but his incredible macro photography proves otherwise. Set against plain black backgrounds, his macro photos of insects give viewers a unique perspective of arthropods in colorful detail.<p>The insects pop from the …

Photography

Library of Congress Makes 25 Million Records Available for Free

In its largest digital release to date, the Library of Congress is making 25 million records available for free online. As the United States' oldest cultural institution, the organization holds an incredible amount of information—books, music, manuscripts, maps, and other visuals.<p>The records …

Genealogy

Illustrated Typographic Floor Mosaics Document Designer’s Journey Around the World

Like many modern-day designers, New York-based creative Nick Misani is skilled in the art of typography. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, Misani combines his text-related talents with photography to create realistic digital art. Misani beautifully presents this unique approach to graphic …

Graphic Design

Beautiful Tattoos Look Like Sketches Inspired by Geometric Symbols and Old Engravings

The graphic, abstract work of London tattoo artist Mowgli is instantly recognizable. By using seemingly scientific symbols, with delicate linework and dotting, and mixing it with figurative sketches, he's carved a unique path for himself in the tattoo world.<p>Mowgli works out of the Through My Third …

Tattoos

‘Watermelon Bread’ Has Creative Bakers Turning Loaves of Bread into Tasty Fruit

When is a watermelon not a watermelon? When it’s a loaf of bread! One food trend has people disguising an otherwise normal baked good as a tasty juicy fruit that's complete with rinds and seeds. Known appropriately as <i>watermelon bread</i>, it first caught on at Jimmy’s Bakery in Jiahosi, Taiwan. It …

Food

25 Brilliant Quotes About Art From Famous Artists and Great Creative Minds

Many people turn to the portfolios of prolific artists, writers, and other creatives when seeking artistic inspiration. In addition to their powerful bodies of work, however, it is also worth listening to the words spoken, written, and shared by these influential figures. Many creatives offer …

Artists

Hear Chris Cornell Add His Signature Grunge to an Iconic Prince Song

Within the span of about a year, the world lost two great musicians: Prince and more recently, Chris Cornell. Cornell recently passed away on May 17, 2017, just hours after a performance in Detroit. Many fans are still in mourning for this rock legend, who helped define the grunge era of the 90s as …

Chris Cornell

Clever Literary Art Posters Pair Beloved Book Quotes with Exquisitely Inked Illustrations

We have loved the literature-inspired prints and posters by Obvious State, a creative studio based in New York City, for years now. Aptly titled the <i>Bibliophilia</i> collection, this literary art series features ink illustrations inspired by “snippets of text from authors, philosophers and thinkers,” …

Illustration

Computer Engineer Bride with No Female Friends Has Hilarious Photo Shoot with Her “Bros” Instead

It’s no secret that STEM careers aren’t exactly teeming with women. So, when it comes to making friends in those fields, chances are a woman is going to have more than a few male confidants. For computer engineer Rebeca Brantes, this was a problem she was facing as she prepared for her wedding. …

Weddings

Loving Husband Prepares Beautifully Symmetrical Breakfasts Every Day for Himself and His Partner

As an “online phenomenon that incorporates world cuisines, contemporary design and a story of love over the meal of breakfast,” SymmetryBreakfast continues to captivate connoisseurs of food, art, and photography alike. Created by Shanghai-based food photographer and doting husband Michael Zee, the …

Food

Outdated Encyclopedias Brilliantly Carved into Book Sculptures of Fantastical Lands

Artist Guy Laramée is known for his unique relationship with the humble hard-cover book. Seeing this printed matter as far more than text, he transforms the likes of large encyclopedias and dictionaries into incredible works of book art. Rather than reading material, they become sprawling mountain …

Art

10 Stencil Artists Changing the Way We Look at the City

The street art world is full of artists who use different techniques, from freehand spray paint to elaborate installation art. But perhaps no other technique is so tied to its practitioners like the stencil. Stencils are nothing new—they originated over 35,000 years ago when pre-historic man held …

Street Art