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Amazing Detailed Drawings Showing the Harm We’ve Done to Earth

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Yin Yang is and interesting series of paintings created by McCann Worldgroup in India. “Yin Yang is a result of the same kind of belief and thought process. Everyday natural disasters and environmental hazards triggered the observation that the state of the environment is imbalanced. Hence the idea – “Bring back the balance” was born. To visually depict it, I used the popular Chinese symbol “Yin Yang”. The symbol represents the state of balance between two counterparts with a little bit in each.

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Student Mixes Mathematics and Art to Make Beautiful Mesmerizing GIFs

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Digital artist and physics Ph.D. student Dave Whyte is surprising our computer screens with his hypnotizing GIFs that are the ideal union of mathematics and art. And I can’t stop watching them.

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Elegantly Fascinating Looking Species of Moths from Ottawa

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Great Tiger Moth (8166 – Arctia caja americana), wingspread 56 mm. Collected by Jim des Rivieres, Camp Fortune, Quebec – Aug. 9, 2004 Scanned August 14, 2004. Epson 4870 at 4800 dpi (600dpi ref) – Noise Ninja r=1.2

Canadian photographer Jim des Riviéres has created a collection of large-format prints displaying “the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from the Ottawa region.” Having cataloged approximately 300 different species from the 2,000 specimens he caught, des Riviéres has grown to not only appreciate the beauty of these winged creatures through his art practice, but also learned more about them.

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15 Awesome Photographs Of Interesting International Borders

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When we think of international borders between countries, we often tend to think of either secured checkpoints or, perhaps, unremarkable, isolated, and imaginary dividers between two pieces of land.

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USA Zombie Safe Zone Map

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If you think you are prepared for the Zombie apocalypse, think again. This clever and detailed map of the USA highlights every zombie safe zone within each state. Save yourself or a loved one today by knowing where to run!

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Contemporary Artist Charmaine Olivia’s Creative Workspace

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When it comes to art, more often than not there is a backstory as to reason each piece created. There is a history behind why the artist decided to head down an obviously unknown path. San Francisco-based artist Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist with incredible talent. Her paintings depict women in fantastically strong ways.

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See How This Woman Tranformed Herself Into 15 Iconic Women

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After her visa didn’t come in time, Yolandi Jacobsz was looking for a different method of spending now-free time. Instead of whining, she took up the camera she had been given by Fujifilm to document her vacation, and used it to shoot 15 portraits of herself donning the clothes and mannerisms of 15 women who had been inspirations at some point throughout her life.

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Brazilian Illustrator Rafael Mantesso Creates Fun Illustrations With His Bull Terrier

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The Brazilian illustrator, Rafael Mantesso found himself in the middle of a divorce, which ended in his wife leaving, taking everything inside and leaving behind an empty house with white walls. All he had was Jimmy Choo, his bull terrier. A talented artist, Mantesso decided to capture his pup against a backdrop of amusing illustrations, accompanied by various props where necessary, to hilarious, heartwarming effect. Check out his Instagram account for more fun illustrations!

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Portraits Of Masters Of Photography With Their Iconic Images

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The collection of portraits is a unique look into photos that have endured the test of time, along with the brilliant minds that were behind the lenses at the moment they were made.

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Mike Brodie’s Amazing Photos of Teenage Freight Train Hitchhikers

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Mike Brodie‘s life, when told by a stranger, seems a lot like free association — where one thing leads to the next, leads to the next, etc.

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Shocking Photographs Showing What It Means To Live In A “Small” Space

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The Japanese are famous for making practical use of small living areas, a requirement of their high population density. Inspired by this fact, photographer Won Kim created the series “Living Close”, showing the residents of what is best defined as a guesthouse for backpackers in Tokyo.

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Black n’ White Photographs by Jack Davison

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Anyone can travel around America with a camera and come back with photographs, but some of them can return with a selection of photos that captures the spirit of such a vast amount of land.
And Jack Davison is one of them. English photographer has travelled across 26 States of America to take gorgeous portraits of people and cities, usually in black and white. With a unique sense of composition and refined grain, he adds bizarre themes by juxtaposing eyes on hands or by obliterating faces, in an intellectual way.

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Drawings by Clifford Elgin

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Clifford Elgin is a Portland-based artist. The work is focused on narrative concepts, telling a part of a story. “I like to think these are akin to turning on an old classic movie half way through and then stopping before it ends. As a viewer, I try to figure out the plot and story (what happened before, how it will end), but it’s pure conjecture in my mind”.

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17 Pictures That Prove That There Are Two Types Of People In This World

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Joao Rocha is an illustrator from Portugal, who created a Tumblr highlighting the “2 Kinds Of People” in the world that features illustrations that will make you choose one or the other.

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Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami Limited Edition Collection

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Vans partners has teamed up with prolific Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami for the fall 2015 season of Vault by Vans. Celebrated for his vibrant paintings, as well as his immaculate sculptures and designs, Murakami makes his favorite Vans silhouette, the Classic Slip-On – which happens to be the shoe he wears in his studio every day – the focus of his next project. Available worldwide beginning June 27, Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami takes two of the artist’s most recognizable motifs, smiling flowers and skulls, and uses them to adorn the Classic Slip-On in both colorful and more minimal lined styles. Three toddler slip-ons will also be available with either the skull or flower characters.

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