Funny Movie Poster Parodies of 2015 Oscar-Nominated Films

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RIPT Apparel’s artist community chose to celebrate the awards season with the 2nd Annual RIPTcademy Awards, a collection of brilliant movie parody posters inspired by this year’s Oscar-nominated films.

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Album Cover Collages by Christian Marclay

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Christian Marclay is a Swiss, New York-based modern artist and composer. Christian came up with an idea to create funny collages from music album covers.

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“Teh Tarik Man” – A New Large-Scale Portrait Created With 20,000 Tea Bags by Artist Hong Yi aka RED

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Using more than 20,000 stained tea bags, Malaysian artist-architect, Hong Yi, also known as Red, produced a commissioned installation for display at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Drawing her inspiration from her roots, Red chose to capture a common sight in Malaysia—the local Teh Tarik man. Teh Tarik, which translates to ‘pulled tea’ in Malay, is a local sweet, frothy tea drink. Red started steeping and dyeing all 20,000 tea bags two months before the installation, shipping the finished tea bags in pizza boxes weighing 200 kilograms to a studio in Davos. The tea bags were eventually assembled and hung off a wooden frame.

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Temporary Sand Paintings by Joe Mangrum

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Artist Joe Mangrum, armed with bags of colored sand, decorates the streets of Chicago, New York, San Francisco and other cities. His sand paintings are not pre-sketched; they start to appear spontaneously on the streets and in 6 to 8 hours they are completed.

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Whimsical Flying Ships by Luigi Prina

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Italian architect Luigi Prina came up with a magical world of flying ships. His collection consists of handmade paper and balsa wood mechanisms, suspended from the ceiling.

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A Series of Minimalist Poster Quotes

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This series of minimalist prints are all based on intriguing and thought provoking quotes. Each design playfully touches on the meaning behind each quote by representing it in the most minimal way. Designed by Toronto based art shop Design Different.

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Insects Made From Watch Parts by Justin Gershenson-Gates

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Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates creates handcrafted steampunk insects and arthropods from watch parts. The bugs take the author usually several hours to make.

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Impressive Geometric Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

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Artist Clavin Seibert, through many years of practice, developed an ability to create these beautiful sand castles that have some nearly impossible shapes.

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Rock Balancing Structures by Michael Grab

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Colorado-based land artist Michael Grab creates really amazing balancing rock structures that seem to defy the laws of physics. It requires a huge amount of patience and an incredible sense of balance.

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A Traditional Candle Factory

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An Indonesian worker carries a giant candle at a traditional Chinese candle maker for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Bogor, Indonesia, 27 January 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year, known here as Imlek, is only three weeks away. The whole city is getting decked out to celebrate the event on 19 February 2015. (Photo by Adi Weda/EPA)

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Piñata-Making Art in Mexico

A piñata is a container often made of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth; it is decorated, and filled with small toys or candy, or both, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration. Piñatas are commonly associated with Mexico. The idea of breaking a container filled with treats came to Europe in the 14th century, where the name, from the Italian pignatta, was introduced. The Spanish brought the European tradition to Mexico, although there were similar traditions in Mesoamerica. The Aztecs had a similar tradition to honor the birthday of the god Huitzilopochtli in mid December. According to local records, the Mexican piñata tradition began in the town of Acolman, just north of Mexico City, where piñatas were introduced for catechism purposes as well as to co-opt the Huitzilopochtli ceremony. Today, the piñata is still part of Mexican culture, the cultures of other countries in Latin America, as well as the United States, but it has mostly lost its religious character.

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In this January 23, 2015 photo, Melesio Vicente Flores carries piñatas designed to look like Disney princesses Elsa and Sofia, to his truck as he prepares a delivery to market vendors, at his home in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City. Despite some past problems with copyright infringement crackdowns, piñata makers say they have to make the characters their clients want. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)

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International Tattoo Expo 2015 in Venezuela

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Mary Jose Cristerna, a Mexican known as The Vampire Woman, poses for the public to take portraits of her during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, January 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)

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Three-Dimensional Goldfish Painted on Resin by Riusuke Fukahori

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Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional fish using a complex technique that involves painting layers of resin.

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Beautiful Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

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Japanese paper artist Kota Hiratsuka makes beautiful origami mosaics by folding geometric paper patterns and sells the PDF templates of his works on his site.

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Impressive Porcelain Sculptures by Kate McDowell

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Conceptual artist Kate McDowell creates delicate porcelain sculptures that express her vision on the subject of the confrontation between nature and the effect of the industrialized society on nature.

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