Rachel Surber

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Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag | Colossal

<p>If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they’re about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the …

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes | Colossal

<p>Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the …

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

7 Awesome Beards by James Myrick

James Myrick is a master beard artist. He's rather secretive about his methods, but my guess is that, by precise mental concentration, he can grow …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

This Street Art Is Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Street art is subjective. It can be about capturing everyday moments (and then turning them into LEGOs) or declaring your love for kale chips. With buildings and sidewalks as their canvas, a really great artist can take street art to the next level and we’re always on the lookout for visionaries …

New Street Art Illusion: Boy Balancing on Stacked Chairs

Street artist Ernest Zacharevic has just unveiled his latest piece that he created for Nuart, the annual international festival that brings the biggest heavyweights in the street art movement to Stravanger, Norway to “produce some of the worlds most interesting, relevant and groundbreaking public …

Incredible Shadow Art by Fabrizio Corneli

The shadow art of Italian artist Fabrizio Corneli is the result of carefully calculated projections of light. Using mathematics to produce each visually compelling and mind-boggling piece of work, Corneli gives life to his seemingly simple, geometric wall extensions with light. He poignantly says, …

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Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion | Colossal

<p>Armed with a scalpel and latest edition of <i>Le Devoir</i> or the <i>International Harold Tribune</i>, Canadian artist Myriam Dion cuts rich textural patterns …

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

Serpentine: Beautiful Portraits of the World’s Most Deadly Snakes | Colossal

<p>For the past year LA-based photographer Mark Laita has been traveling to various locations around the U.S. and Central America photographing some of …

Tomcat Brothers: The Illustrated Adventures of Two Space Age Boys and Their Graffiti Cat | Colossal

<p>Digital painter and concept artist Piotr Jabłoński creates brutally detailed paintings for videogames and comic books which often veer into the …

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora | Colossal

<p>Multimedia artist Elsa Mora was born and raised in Cuba before moving to the U.S. in 2001. Mora now lives and works in Los Angeles where she creates …

Towering Sculptures Made of Flowers on Display at Bloemencorso, A Flower Parade in Zundert, Netherlands | Colossal

<p>Aside from being consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in on Earth, file this as reason #4,123 to stop by the Netherlands: …

Tattoo Tiff: Employee of Coffee Shop Giant Told to Remove Her Body Art or Go Grind Beans Somewhere Else

It’s a single heart tattoo…<p>Image source: WJBK-TV<p>…the size of a penny:<p>Image source: WJBK-TV<p>And the tattoo’s owner, a woman who calls herself Kayla, said she had the tattoo when she interviewed for her job at a Michigan Starbucks almost five years ago.<p>But now Kayla says Starbucks has had enough of …

Odd coffee fact: Much of the world prefers instant

(NEWSER) – Americans don't like instant coffee much, but we're actually kind of weird that way.<p>Turns out nearly half the world prefers the stuff, at least as far as retail sales go, the <i>Washington Post</i>reports.<p>Australians and New Zealanders, for instance, are crazy for it: More than 75% of retail …

People Are Drinking Butter in Their Coffee

(Newser) – Milk in your coffee not cutting it? Perhaps you'd like to drop a pat of butter and some coconut oil in instead. Oh, and don't forget the …

US "suspected terrorist" database had 1.5M names added to it in past 5 years

The scale of the secret blacklist was revealed in a civil suit over the Terrorist Screening Database, and it shocked the judge.<p>99 percent of the …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Photographer Laurent Lavender Plays with the Moon | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photos titled Moon Games, French photographer Laurent Lavender has subjects play with a rising moon, effectively …

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t exactly your childhood goldfish bowls. The world of competitive aquarium design, or <i>aquascaping</i>, is just as difficult, expensive, …

Thomas Doyle’s Apocalyptic Dioramas | Colossal

<p>(click images for detail)<p>Using materials that would equally be at home amongst idyllic model train sets artist Thomas Doyle builds these incredibly …

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala | Colossal

<p>Since our last article on Eiko Ojala (previously) the Estonian graphic designer and illustrator has continued his fantastic three dimensional …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa | Colossal

<p>A few days ago Colleen Theisen who helps with outreach and instruction at the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa …