Nickels carved in the images of famous pop culture characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Previously, we featured the glorious but little known art form of the Hobo Nickel. Popular among hobos for its low cost and portability – hence the name – the Hobo Nickel is the technique wherein the artist carves the surface of any old coin until it forms a miniature bas relief. Traditionally, these modified coins […]

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Photographers unite for Nite Art 14 auction on Australia’s Paddle8

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By Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Events on Thursday 24 July 2014

Melbourne photographers are coming together this week and auctioning their work to raise awareness for AIDS in what is the first Australian auction to launch on the reputed online auction house, Paddle8. The collaboration coincides with the annual Melbourne art festival Nite Art Coinciding with the AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne, the auction aims […]

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These railroad tracks have been turned into giant canvases

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Lisbon-based street artist Artur Bordalo, more popularly known as Bordalo II, is turning the different cityscapes of Portugal into giant canvases. Some of his transformative works include train tracks that have been painted over to provide critiques on how we live.

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These whimsical wire sculptures were inspired by real life fairies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 19 July 2014

Staffordshire, England-based sculptor Robin Wight created these intricate wire sculptures after witnessing a real life fairy in person (More on that in a bit.) The stainless steel fairies, despite the tough material that they’re made from, appear to be graceful living, breathing creatures at play with dandelions.

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Using water as a canvas is possible and here are the gorgeous results

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 18 July 2014

It’s a miracle! Apparently, using water as a canvas for painting stunning artworks is possible. Ebru, also called ‘Paper Marbling’, is an art form that uses water basins and special brushes to create colorful, flowing images onto water. The painting is as only as good as the painter who manipulates the water’s runny surface to […]

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You might think these are real landscapes but they’re actually just realistic dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 18 July 2014

Why bother exploring the great outdoors to capture stunning and breath-taking landscapes when you can BUILD the great outdoors? Artists Matthew Albanese, Didier Massard, and Kim Keever have mastered the art of creating miniature dioramas that will have you believing they are the real deal. Using simple materials like cotton, wool, plastic, and foil, they […]

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These witty street artworks will make you stop and smile

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Previously, we featured street artist OakOak giving his hometown of St. Etienne, France a humorous makeover by adding in witty artworks to unnoticed and unappreciated parts of the city. Today he continues his mission, finding little cracks and imperfections along the street and making them interact with various pop culture characters.

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Graffiti that looks as if they’re floating off the ground

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Portuguese street artist Odeith turns the walls of his city into giant optical illusions, painting them with what he calls ‘Anamorphosis’. These anamorphic 3D paintings seem to be floating in mid-air or appear to be jutting out of their walls towards their viewers from a certain angle.

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You’ll be impressed after realizing these photos are not really photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 July 2014

You’ve been had! What you might have thought are black & white photos are actually photo-realistic drawings by Malaysian artist Monica Lee! Using graphite pencils, Lee draws people, animals, and cityscapes in great detail, even going as far as including freckles and pores to make the portraits more true to life. ‘I like to challenge […]

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This is what Disney’s Frozen would have looked like if it were hand-drawn

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

I couldn’t think of any other way to improve Disney’s smash-hit animated film ‘Frozen’. Ok maybe two: 1) Remove the annoying trolls 2) Make it in traditional 2D version. These are the hand-drawn 2D concept art from the film’s development. Before they were rendered in computer animation, animators first had to make their ideas come […]

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These are not actually real kids walking off the side of a building

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

At first glance, you might think these kids have superhero powers enabling them to casually walk up walls. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that these are actually photorealistic street art!

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Artist scratches black paint off a surface to reveal amazing monochrome illustrations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Hard to believe but, Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Delort brings colorful characters to life using only black and white illustrations! The French-Canadian artist masterfully illustrates vast worlds and mysterious scenes by using a technique called scratchboard, wherein he applies black ink to a surface then etches it off to expose the white surface beneath.

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This coffee table lets you see the depths of the ocean using layers of glass and wood

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Amaze and stupefy your house guests by showing them your coffee table has a magical portal, which leads you to the dark, mysterious depths of the ocean! Furniture design studio ‘Duffy London’ stacked together different glass- and wooden- sheets, creating a sort of optical illusion inside a table. Called ‘The Abyss Table’, it highly resembles geological map of the sea, except this one is much cooler at 3D!

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Portraits of athletes masterfully recreated into haircuts!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 8 July 2014

What haircut would you like this time of year? A Messi, a Mayweather, or perhaps a Durant? In San Antonio, Texas, talented hair artist and owner of ‘Rob the Original’ barbershop, Rob Ferrel, gives his customers haircuts that will surely attract some attention.

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We interviewed the artist who made these incredible sardine can dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 3 July 2014

‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘Cell Sweet Cell’ are a series of sardine can dioramas wherein we see the lives of everyday people inside their apartments and prison cells. In this exclusive interview, the artist behind these artworks, Nathalie Alony, talks about her inspiration for the series and thoughts on modern society living. [read our original post about her here]

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