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Shirt Made of Common Stains from Everyday Life – Blood, Grass, Red Wine, Bike Oil

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Dirt Pattern Material is a camouflage pattern made from a selection of the most common stains from everyday life, such as blood, grass, red wine, bike oil, etc.

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‘The Collectivity Project’ by Olafur Eliasson

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world.

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For Panorama, Eliasson presents The collectivity project, an installation of white LEGO® bricks that features an imaginary cityscape conceived and designed by the public.

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Artist Recreates Defaced Subway Ads

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Lydia Cambron is a designer working in objects and environments.

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Shadow Photos of Dogs Reveal Their ‘Primal Nature’

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Thomas Roma spent three years taking photos at a dog park in Brooklyn, New York. “Their shadows, I felt, revealed a wilder side of their nature,” the 64-year-old photographer said.

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Mystery of ‘Lady in Red’ Who Appeared in Mervyn O’Gorman’s 1913 Colour Photos

The young beauty looks thoughtful and dreamy as she poses on the shingle beach in a scarlet swimming costume, as her long strawberry blonde hair cascades to her waist. This ethereal-looking teenager – who is thought to be called Christina – was one of the first people to be photographed in colour, yet rather than becoming famous, the young woman appears to have vanished altogether.

She was captured by photographer Mervyn O’Gorman in the series of dreamlike photos taken in Lulworth Cove, Dorset, in 1913, and for years was thought to be his daughter but now scholars believe she was a relative or friend – but all attempts to track her down have hit a dead end. Photos courtesy of The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum.

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On the Beach, 1913

A portrait of O’Gorman’s daughter, Christina, taken on the beach at Lulworth Cove, Dorset. The comparatively long exposure time has given the sea a glassy quality and the large aperture setting and narrow depth of field has put Durdle Door in the background into soft focus.

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Incredible Street Art by Remo Lienhard

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Street artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) is an incredible talent out of Switzerland taking the mural world by storm. Lienhard is a member of a collective of graffiti artists and illustrators called Schwarzmaler.

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Explosive Splattered Ink Animal Murals by Hua Tunan

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The creatures depicted in Chinese artist Hua Tunan‘s ink paintings seem moments away from escaping the canvas. Each piece seems to pulse with energy, driven by Tunan’s frenetic painting style that borrows from traditional Chinese ink art and Western-style graffiti. The artist also works on much larger canvases with broad strokes of dripping spray paint on urban murals that have popped up around the world over the last few years.

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Astonishing Straw Sculptures in Japan

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At the end of rice harvesting season, the folks of the Kagawa and Niigata Prefectures in Japan hold a straw festival to celebrate the abundance of the harvest. Dried straws cover wooden frames to form larger-than-life sculptures from animals like sharks and gorillas to vessels such as ships and tanks. The family-friendly event invites visitors of all ages to engage, interact, and play on the enormous structures.

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New Reflected Landscapes and Photo Manipulations by Victoria Siemer

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Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer (previously) explores the idea of fractured landscapes through photo manipulations and collages. Siemer makes use of reflected geometric shapes suspended over gloomy natural landscapes shrouded in fog and clouds resulting in portal-like mirrors.

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Victorian Wars: Star Wars Characters As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

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These artworks by Canadian illustrator Terry Fan, take some of the most popular characters from the original trilogy of Star Wars movies and give them a steampunk twist.

Some of the characters’ titles are translated to their real-world equivalents, while others receive new positions that still make sense. The protocol droid C-3PO becomes a baron, fitting for his dapper demeanor. Meanwhile the 900-year-old Jedi Master Yoda becomes a “Sir”, the title used for knighthood. Lord Vader barely even needs a name change, since he’s already a Sith lord. Also featuring are Boba Fett as a general, Chewbacca as a chancellor, a Stormtrooper as a sergeant and R2D2 as a Duke.

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Close-Ups of Dead Plants at El Mirage Dry Lake

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Photographer Jeff Alu shot these close-ups of dead plants at El Mirage Dry Lake in California. Many of these “Island Paradises” exist on the dry lake bed, each with its own personality. These images help support his “Fractal” theory of photographic composition, in which zooming in reveals totally new photographic compositions.

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Amazing Colorful Street Murals by Key Detail

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Key Detail is an artist from Minsk, Belarus. His style is fresh and his colors are vibrant. Check out his work below.

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2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – June Selects

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Gather your best travel photos and join the competition. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Visit weekly to see photo galleries of the top entries.

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Camel Ardah. As it called in Oman, it’s one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men, the faster camel is the loser one, so they must be running by the same speed level in the same track. (Photo and caption by Ahmed Al Toqi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

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Life Calendar: How Was Your Day?

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How was your day? An easy, but important question. If you wonder how many good days you have per year, how many are great, bad, horrible or just normal… This is your calendar!

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The Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop

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Adrian Alarcon is a photographer from São Paulo. He seems to be a fan of two things that just don’t want to go out of fashion right now: selfies and beards. Adrian combines both of them in his Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop project. He spent four months growing himself a rather splendid beard and then shaved half of it off, straight down the middle. Might look kind of weird, but he quickly covered the shaved half with all sorts of stuff he found lying around so no one would notice.

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