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1950s Soviet melomaniacs made bootleg records out of used X-rays

A collective of British artists have created a project to honour the Soviet citizens who risked their lives copying prohibited music onto bootleg discs made from x-rays to keep the … Read more

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Refugee life jackets turned into art is both beautiful and disturbing

Refugee life jackets turned into art is both beautiful and disturbing

To bring attention to the plight of refugees stuck at sea, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei used discarded lifejackets as a beautiful yet disturbing medium for a new art installation.

He collected 14,000 bright orange vests and attached them around the six columns of Berlin’s Konzerthaus. Each jacket represents a person who landed in the Greek island of Lesbos after spending days – if not weeks – on a boat from Turkey.

At first glance, the glow of the safety vests provides a stunning contrast against the structure’s classic façade. But the context of the material is anything but stunning or beautiful. It’s not known whether the previous owners of these jackets have found refuge or are still looking for a place to call home.

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The Cyanometer: a 225-year old contraption that gauges the sky’s blueness

The Cyanometer: a 225-year old contraption that gauges the sky’s blueness

How many shades of blue does the sky have? If this 225-year old measuring tool is to be believed, the sky has 53 shades of ‘blueness’. The Cyanometer is a device invented back in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Benedict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

It was meant to measure the ‘blueness’ of the sky, specifically the colour intensity. To make the device, Saussure dyed squares of paper to ever possible shade of blue he could identify. These were then arranged into a circle, to which he could hold up and compare the sky’s colour.

Using the Cyanometer, De Saussure was able to derive that the sky’s blueness relied on the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere.

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The Photoshop erase tool is now wiping out the ugly bits of London

The Photoshop erase tool is now wiping out the ugly bits of London

Haha! Ad creatives Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Serier sure have a sense of humor. Through their Street Eraser project, the duo are now putting up giant cutouts of the iconic Photoshop erase tool effect in the streets of London to wipe out the ugly bits, such as billboard ads and road signs. It’s ingenious.


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Poetic charcoal drawings of clouds by Hilary Brace

Poetic charcoal drawings of clouds by Hilary Brace

Check out these majestic charcoal drawings by Hilary Brace. They seem to point back to a childhood fantasy of playing in the clouds. Brace creates a whole new world set just above our heads in the stratosphere. Each stunning image is soft, grey, and moody. I can almost feel the soft chill of these clouds and mist.


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Mind boggling skateboarding video of Kilian Martin

old tv 1 Mind boggling skateboarding video of Kilian Martin

I came across Kilian Martin’s skating prowess a couple of years ago and this video makes the mind boggle. Skateboarding in my youth and defining my own rules and tricks made me a visual artist today. Kilian’s riding is far better than most skater’s dry technical ability. Even within skating he is arguably creating his own vision.

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George Stuart’s interpretation of the Borgia family

George Stuart George Stuarts interpretation of the Borgia family

I came across this work while searching on Google for how the Borgia family would look in real life, and not their portrayals in paintings and movies. The genius behind these portraits is George Stuart, a talented artist who has created numerous portrait statues of historical figures.

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David LaChapelle’s unique take on Baroque still life paintings

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In Earth Laughs In Flowers, David LaChapelle appropriates the traditional Baroque still life painting in order to explore contemporary vanity, vice, the transience of earthly possessions and, ultimately, the fragility of humanity.

Expectations of the still life are satisfied through the inclusion of symbolic objects such as fruit, flowers and skulls, but also upended by the insertion of everyday items such as cell phones, cigarette butts, balloons, Barbies, and a Starbuck’s iced coffee cup. Earth Laughs In Flowers will be on view at Fred Torres Collaborations in New York from February 23 through March 24. [via Feature Shoot]
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Ray Guns 1 print by Terry Pastor

Terry Pastor artwork

Terry Pastor’s traditional technique for many years was specializing in airbrush illustration. He now works digitally. His work has won several accolades including two Art Director of America awards. During his career he has created many book jacket paintings for famous authors such as Arthur C Clark and Michael Crichton, plus record sleeves, including the iconic covers for David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust L.P’s. Ray Guns 1 print was on Hahnemuhle 308 gms acid free paper with archival inks. Signed and numbered limited edition of 195 only.



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