Tiny superheroes hide around Comic Con for people to find and adopt

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 3 August 2015

For the past five years, Texas-based crochet artist ‘Geeky Hooker’ has been turning her favourite pop culture characters into adorable little dolls. But rather than keeping the collection all to herself, she gives them away for adoption!

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Artists breathe new life into a community by painting all 209 of their houses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 3 August 2015

In Mexico, a youth organization collaborated with the local government to bring change to an impoverished community by turning their entire neighbourhood into a massive mural.

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Artist creates amazing pottery that’s no bigger than your finger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 30 July 2015

Tacoma, Washington-based artist Jon Almeda creates beautiful hand-thrown ceramics such as vases, bowls, and teapots. You’d have to squint a bit, though, otherwise you might not see them!

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Beautiful illustrations take us on a journey into the surreal

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By Matylda Konecka in New Illustration on Thursday 30 July 2015

Matylda Konecka is an artist from Wrocław, Poland. She graduated from Landscape Architecture at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, and has been awarded prizes in several major competitions, while also having a number of individual and group exhibitions throughout Europe.

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This fallen angel sculpture looks so real it’s a bit disturbing

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 30 July 2015

We probably won’t be eating chicken wings for a while. Back in 2008, Beijing-based artistic duo Sun Yuan and Peng Yu unveiled their most disturbing work: a highly-realistic sculpture of a fallen angel.

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These portraits of body parts will make you think they’re real

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Creative husband-and-wife Corey Oda Popp and Kit King have collaborated to make hyperrealistic portraits that will trick you into thinking you’re looking at photos instead of paintings.

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Clever billboards display art instead of ads on the highways

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 27 July 2015

Billboards don’t offer much to travellers along the highway. They’re big, gaudy and over the top. So one artist produced a set of billboards that did nothing but display art to give drivers a break from the monotony of billboard signs.

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Leaves and coffee combine to make tiny but beautiful paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 25 July 2015

In his ‘#ZeroWasteCoffee’ series, Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nazir creates whimsical paintings by putting together two unconventional materials: leaves and coffee.

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If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked like the artists they were named after

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 July 2015

Cowabunga! Kiwi artist Owen Dippie just put up a mural in Brooklyn that depicts the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, albeit with less shells and green skin. At a wall along the railway track, Dippie combines pop culture with classical art by creating an artwork that sees the beloved turtles as the Renaissance artists they were […]

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Artist chops up paper to create these hyper-realistic photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

South Korean artist Yoo Hyun creates portraits of iconic figures using an unconventional medium. While other artists use ink to depict their works, Yoo on the other hand, uses space.

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Watermelon carved into a dragon will forever change the way you see this fruit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

Everybody loves watermelon – that is until it tries to set you on fire. Italian sculptor Valeriano Fatica has set the bar for carving fruit by turning a beloved summer food item into a menacing, realistic dragon head.

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These animal skeletons crocheted out of string are eerily beautiful

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

When her grandparents passed away, artist Caitlin McCormack took up crocheting as her way of commemorating them. Since then she’s been creating creepy but beautiful crochet sculptures of animals that will make you reflect on life and death.

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See all your favourite movies in these colourful compressions

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Kevin Ferguson has visualized all our favourite films by compressing screen shots from every 10th second of the films. The results? Colourful and blurry works of art.

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What Star Wars would look like if it were made in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 July 2015

To show that even centuries-old art genres can still keep up with the times, the ‘Rhythm Force’ project in Japan has come up with a collection of woodblock prints and paintings that depict scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

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Pornogami: a book on how to make adult-themed origami sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 17 July 2015

It’s time to move up from drawing penises to actually making them – in paper form, that is. ‘Pornogami’ is an origami book that teach us how to turn an innocent piece of paper into a naughty work of art. It contains simple tutorials on how to recreate erotic body parts, like penises, vaginas, breasts, sperm cells, and handcuffs. Perfect for entertaining guests and showing them how perfectly mature you are.

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