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Enormous Street Art Portraits in Cuba

Street artists JR and Jos Parl recently teamed up to create enormous and yet very intimate portraits of senior citizens who survived the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959). It's a continuation of a series called <i>The Wrinkles of the City</i> that JR started in Cartegena, Spain and that was recreated in …

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Insightful Startup Quotes from Successful Entrepreneurs

Starting up a new business can be a great endeavor. When doing so, it takes great motivation, dedication, and determination. Success requires a lot of smart plans, successful drive, and tons of hard work. In light of this, <i>Startup Quote</i> began a site that provides daily wisdom and inspiration from …

Artist Reveals Meaning Behind the Faces of Our Neighbors

When artist Bohyun Yoon arrived in the United States in 2001, he immediately became interested in the cultural diversity throughout the country. In response to his exposure to this variety, he began to explore cultural differences through his art. Yoon pushed beyond his pre-formulated expectations …

Spectacular Woven Glass Sculptures by Markow & Norris

Artistic duo Eric Markow and Thom Norris have developed an incredibly eye-catching aesthetic for their glass sculptures that incorporates a time-consuming weaving technique. The craftsmen's resulting woven glass sculptures reveal a beautifully seamless fusion of artistic methods and medium that …

10,000 Books Create a Painting-Like Nature Scene

Built for one of Toronto's Nuit Blanche arts festival, this stunning tower of books, by artist Tom Bendtsen, resembles a nature scene complete with ethereal clouds and a setting sun. His towers, called <i>Conversations</i>, are mean to push the limits of what can be done with books. In this piece, called</i> …

Street Artist Paints Whimsical Murals Around the World

Parisian street artist Julien “Seth” Malland calls himself Globepainter because his work has taken him all over the world. Most recently, he created a whimsical piece in his hometown of Paris, joining 50 of the world' finest street artists in turning an old nightclub into an art gallery (see his …

World's Best Dad Draws on Over 1,000 Sandwich Bags for Kids

Artist David LaFerriere's kids must be constantly thrilled to open up their lunch boxes. After making the kids' sandwiches, LaFerriere uses sharpie pens to draw a quick illustration on the outside of the plastic bag. He photographs his work, and the kids don't see the artwork until they sit down at …

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Motion Photographer Captures Liquids Flying in Mid-Air

Rather than delicately sipping her red wine, photographer Manon Wethly decided to toss a full glass in the air and document it. Originally a graphic designer and illustrator, the Belgium-based artist has recently turned her full attention to photography. And, she doesn't just toss red wine in the …

Boston Magazine's Inspiring Cover: Heart Made From Marathon Runners' Shoes

Though we've seen some touching art tributes come out after the tragic Boston bombings, this is one of the most inspiring. The May cover of <i>Boston Magazine</i> shows a heart created from the shoes of the Boston Marathon runners. Photographer Mitchell Feinberg took this sure to be iconic photo of actual …

The Innovative Notebook That Inspires Creativity

Amazing 3D Book Sculptures Bring Classic Stories to Life

Artist Kelly Campbell Berry doesn't just let a book come alive in her own imagination. She actually creates book sculptures where the words and characters burst out of the pages for all to see. In each piece, the Oklahoma-based artist collages layers of illustrations with snippets of text from the …

Amazing 3D Pencil Drawings Pop Out of the Page

While studying architectural design, Syrian artist Muhammad Ejleh uses his personal time to produce mind-boggling illustrations that creatively break the boundaries of a two-dimensional plane. His incredibly deceiving 3D drawings are so effectively produced that it's hard to believe there isn't …

1.4 Million Feet of Colorful Rope Transforms Madison Square Park

Visit New York's famous Madison Square Park starting today, May 2nd, through September 8th, to see how 1.4 million feet of rope – the total length equating to nearly 20 times the length of Manhattan – can be arranged to look like colorful waves. Brooklyn, New York-based artist Orly Genger has taken …

Giant Space Suit Replica Worn by the First Woman in Space

<i>Mother Earth Sister Moon</i> is a collaborative project by Polish artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski. It was originally commissioned by Performa in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and Open Art Projects, and has been exhibited several times across the years as …

Sneak Peek: New Daft Punk-Inspired Art Show

Daft Punk fans rejoice! On May 18, San Francisco's Gauntlet Gallery is opening an exciting new art show inspired by the electronic music duo. It may be hard to believe but it's been over eight years since Daft Punk's last album, <i>Humans After All</i>. On May 21, Daft Punk, the group known for their …

Creative Sticky Tape Featuring International City Skylines

<b>London</b><p>London-based artist Cecily Vessey's playful collection of illustrations and prints feature city-themed skylines and landmarks from places including New York, Paris, and London. Regardless of which city you prefer, these <i>Decorative Skyline Sticky Tape</i> designs are a fun way to wrap packages, …

First Look: New Sparkling Chain Link Fence Sculpture

When we first came across American artist Soo Sunny Park's gorgeous sculpture, called <i>Capturing Resonance</i>, we were blown away by two facts. One, that it was made by chain link fencing and Plexiglas, and two, that all the different colors emanating from it were the result of light being reflected and …

Revealing Portraits of Everyday Foods Sliced in Half

In this appetizing series, still life and food photographer Beth Galton gives us a fresh perspective on some basic, everyday meals. <i>Cut Food</i> is a series of just that–food that is cut in half, giving us a glimpse at the gooey, delicious mid-sections of a doughnut, a bowl of soup, and even a hot dog …

Pieces of Denim Recycled Into a Newsstand Sculpture

This recent installation by British artist Ian Berry, aka Denimu, is further proof of the artist's love for everything denim. <i>News Stand</i> is a life-sized replica of the average New York street vendor, filled with various magazines, snacks, lottery tickets, and even a postcard rack. But, rather than …

Interactive Indoor Rain Room Comes to New York

New York, it's now your turn to experience the interactive installation that caused quite a ruckus last year when it debuted in London. <i>Rain Room</i>, by London and Berlin-based collective Random International, allows you to experience the rain without getting wet! First shown at Barbican Centre from …

Colorful Canopy of Lanterns Brightens Seoul, South Korea

To celebrate Buddha's birthday, Seoul, South Korea pulls out all the stops. Traditionally celebrated on the full moon of May, or May 17 this year, Buddha's birthday is an important day in many Asian countries including India and Japan. The day is even considered an official holiday in places like …

Thought-Provoking Upside Down Landscapes in Glass Orbs

UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker creates spherical sculptures that place landscapes upside down in glass orbs. Each piece presents an intriguing spectacle that invites the viewer to interpret it any way they see fit. One could reflect their own inner struggles through the artist's body of …

Picture of the Day: The Spirit of Detroit

THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT<p>Photograph by coreoski on Reddit<p>Located on the westward-facing wall of the Russel’ Industrial Complex’s Building #2 is this …

Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …

Chandelier Projects Spooky Shadow Forest onto Walls

Designed by Hilden & Diaz, <i>Forms in Nature</i> is a light sculpture/chandelier that transforms its surrounding space into a spooky forest made from …

A 500 pound Blue Crab made from Stained Glass

Located at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is <i>Callinectes Douglassi</i>, a 500-pound blue crab made from stained glass by artist Jackie …

Artist finds the faces lurking in maps

Artist Ed Fairburn selective colors in maps, revealing faces lurking in potentia in their many lines, contours and shapes. He sells prints. These are …

Professional Oil Paintings Done Entirely With Fingers [Pics]

Iris Scott‘s finger painting technique has brought new life to her oil paintings and was only discovered after running into a problem with one of her …

Inside Red Bull's NYC Coworking Art Space [Pics]

Global traveling music festival opens experimental venue in New York that focuses on sharing ideas.<p>Imagine a place that’s equal parts science lab, …