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Call for Submissions: The 2014 Sketchbook Project | Colossal

<p>Time is quickly running out to sign up for the 2014 Sketchbook Project, the world’s only crowd-sourced sketchbook library that goes on mobile tours …

Satan Lucky

Beijing-based comic designer and illustrator Satan Lucky—a light-hearted name choice he made as a teenager—is not a dark character at all. On the contrary, he’s a smiling, cheerful young man with a very independent spirit and a true passion for storytelling.<p>Since his childhood, Lucky has been …

Dissected Cadavers Re-Created Using Rolls Of Paper

Inspired by 18th-century papercraft and anatomy textbooks, this artist constructs the human anatomy out of quilled paper.<p>Inside of us, an astonishing yardage of tissue is compressed, fold by fold, into our compact frames. Anatomically speaking, our bodies are works of organ origami, bound by …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

The Strange Floating Garbage Piles of Artist Masakatsu Sashie

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits …

Bizarre Furniture Inspired by Animals and Bugs

We love all this creepy/cute furniture inspired by animals and bugs. Some of it gets a little macabre, too.<p>Centipede-like lamps named Nymph and …

'Equilibrium' by Artist Adam Martinakis

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When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

The site that claims to know if someone died in your house

Ever since you've moved into your new place, things haven't gone quite right, have they?<p>You didn't get the promotion to senior office librarian. You suspect your lover is seeing someone else. And then there's those weird feelings when you go into the second bedroom.<p>It's not that you get a shiver …

Ketchuppp Is An App That Wants To Help Friends Catch Up In Person — Not On Facebook

Are you spending too much time looking at what your friends are posting on Instagram and Facebook and not enough time hanging out with each other IRL? The founders of Ketchuppp think so. And their answer to this problem is, of course, another app that’s designed to help you meet your buddies when …

Cheney: Why I Resigned

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

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 …

The Future Of Storytelling And The Currency Of That Future

So there we were gathered together on an island, (the best kind of place to feel that you’re truly gathered) to talk about the future of …

12 Things You Are Doing That Are Stopping You Getting Paid

As many of us are self-employed, freelancing and/or independent workers in some way or another, the requirement for getting paid in a timely manner …

21 Ways the Modern World is Harming You as a Creative and What to do About it

The world is moving. Recession or not, there is no doubt that human society is experiencing rapid change, progression, and a shift in the way we …

The Alphabet of Damián Ortega

A breathtaking installation by Mexican-born artist Damián Ortega, now on view at the Gladstone Gallery in New York, requires a triple take.<p>Upon …

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And Now There Is a 'National Selfie Portrait Gallery'

The contemporary version of the age-old self-portrait gets the gallery treatment.<p>Rembrandt did it. So did Raphael. And Van Gogh. And Kahlo and Beale and Courbet. The self-portrait, as a form, has been around almost as long as portraiture itself has—a testament to artists' obsession not only with …

Russian Makeup Artist Proves Anyone Can Look Like a Celebrity with the Right Makeover

You might think Hollywood stars are natural beauties but you are dead wrong. Russian makeup artist Vadim Andreev does incredible transformations …

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