This artist creates beautiful underwater crochet installations

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

Crocheted yarn installations seem to be everywhere nowadays – even underwater! Recently in Cancun, Mexico’s underwater art museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, crochet artist Olek created a variety of yarn installations to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population. Using environmentally-friendly materials, Olek was able to cover a bomb-shaped sculpture with a design that […]

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These 3D animal embroideries are something to behold

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 15 August 2014

Chloe Giordano’s works are tiny – hardly larger than a thimble – but they are every bit as beautiful and intricate as any work of art. The illustrator and embroider from Oxford, England uses freehand embroidery (and probably a ton of patience) to depict highly-detailed miniature animals. Various colors are applied to give the creatures […]

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This is what happens when a 4-year-old finishes her mother’s illustrations

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By Emily Rowe in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Illustrator and mother Mica Angela Hendricks did not expect her daughter to turn her own ‘mommy words’ against her when she bought a new sketchbook. Hendricks’ daughter Myla said to her mother: ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away!’

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Parking posts are given playful makeovers to look like LEGO minifigs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Everything is awesome – even parking posts! Street artist ‘Le Cyklop’ is turning Paris’ 30,000 dull parking posts into colorful, imaginative characters. His subjects usually take on the appearance of Cyclops, but this time around, he spray-painted the public fixtures into LEGO minifigs.

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Used toilet paper rolls are given new purpose by turning them into origami faces

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 11 August 2014

While most people will look at depleted toilet paper rolls and go, ‘NOOOO!’, Paris-based artist Junior Fritz Jacquet sees art! Having been a fan of paper – not necessarily the toilet kind – since he was a child, Jacquet has experimented with various ways to explore the art form’s boundaries.

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You’ll never guess what this thing hiding underneath a sheet is

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 11 August 2014

Could you guess what’s hiding underneath that sheet? A grandfather clock? A cabinet? A replica of a famous statue? Wrong, wrong, and wrong! If you’re still stumped on what it is, here’s what’s written on the plaque that finally solves this mystery …

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These masks made of candies and junk food will haunt your dreams

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Sunday 10 August 2014

Show these images to your kids and you’ll never have to worry about them making poor nutrition choices ever again. Photographer James Ostrer turned seemingly harmless sweets and junk food into terrifying tribal masks, each with its own personality and brand of horror. Using Kit-Kat bars as lips, donuts as eyes, and frosting as skin, […]

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Self-portraits drawn through the years show how Alzheimer’s affected this artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

You have been warned: look away now or else prepare to be overwhelmed by deep sadness. In 1995, 61-year old artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He died in 2007, but before his passing, he created a series of self-portraits over a five-year period documenting the devastating effect of the disease on his art and mind.

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Every day for the past four years, this artist has been making miniature dioramas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

‘Miniature Calendar’ is an ongoing project by Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya, wherein he pairs household objects with figurines to create everyday scenes that look straight out of Gulliver’s Travels. He’s been doing this project every day for the past four years, and has quite the collection of dioramas. Some you will find tiny soldiers marching […]

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Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda cover shot has turned up at the most unexpected places

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Websites on Friday 8 August 2014

For her latest single, Anaconda, American rapper, singer, songwriter and actress is photographed in a position that makes me imagine this is how she would go about catching one. Apparently, I am not the only one with an overly active imagination. If you care to visit The Manhood tumblr, you’ll see that this vision of her has been photoshopped into just about anything and everything.

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Models become nearly invisible alongside NYC landmarks using just body paint

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

Body-paint artist Trina Merry knows a thing or two about invisibility – and she proves you don’t need some magic cloak to hide in plain sight! Using body paint, she paints her nude models for hours and hours to blend perfectly with their backgrounds. Some of the landmarks they’ve used as backdrops include the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the city’s famous skyline.

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Stacks of laser-cut paper are intricately arranged to form these stained-glass windows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 7 August 2014

In 2012, we featured some awesome paper stained-glass window designs from artist Eric Standley. And just when we thought his artworks couldn’t get more complex and mesmerizing, he shows up two years later with these!

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This artist freestyles tattoos on his clients’ bodies: we interviewed him about it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

His name is Jay Freestyle, and as the name implies, he does his clients’ tattoos freestyle. No templates, no stencils, just good ‘ol imagination and amazing artistry. In this exclusive interview, Freestyle talks about his beginnings as a tattoo artist, his creative process, and his memorable experiences with clients. [Read our original posts about him here and here.]

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Beer and soda cans are masterfully shaped to become pop culture sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 August 2014

For most of us, the fun ends when an aluminum can runs out of beer. But for Japanese artist Makaon, emptying an aluminum can of its contents is where the fun starts. Using discarded cans as his medium, Makaon flattens, bends, twists, and combines them to form origami-like sculpture inspired by famous pop culture characters. […]

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Flawlessly ‘stitched up’ faces splice two relatives together: can you guess who is who?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

See anything strange here? This photo series is called Metmorfoza and it was created by Ino Zeljak, a Croatian-based student. The series explores similarities and differences between people that are connected genetically or not.

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