It’s Not Milk: Ivan Alifan’s Surreal And Seductive Paintings

“It’s Not Milk” is a series of oil paintings by Russian artist Ivan Alifan that examine sexuality and the modern gaze. His figures literally ooze with eroticism, their faces eager and serene as they receive the milk-white anointment. Some of his paintings involve dripping giants immersed in surreal landscapes. Alifan’s portraits of sensuality and excess provoke a range of emotional responses in his viewers, from attraction to unease. By confronting us with scenes of pleasure and secret intimacy, he seeks to destigmatize sex in art and foster bodily self-awareness. Continue »

German Artist Naschi Creates Colourful And Cute Oil Paintings

German artist Naschi, that’s her artist pseudonym, is well versed in the manga style, oil painting, cuteness overload discipline. The vivid colors contribute to the optimistic and fresh perspective of using Pokemon critters as cocktail condiments. Let’s get to the wonderful illustrations. Continue »

Illustrator Reimagines Famous Fast Food Brands As Manga-Style Characters

Ever wondered how fast food brands would look like if they were human? A Philippines-based illustrator who goes by alias Ozumii Wizard brings KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jolibee, and Burger King to life in her Japanese manga-style digital art. Continue »

There’s A Species Of Wild Cats Where The Adults Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives


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Sand cats are a small, solitary cat native to deserts in Africa and Asia. Superbly adapted to life in the desert, they can live without water, run on shifting sand and detect prey underground. Continue »

Graphic Designer Turns Transit Networks Around The World Into Minimalist Maps

These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by American graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they are also eye-opening. Called ‘220 Mini Metros’, the series comprises of 220 metro and light rail systems from cities large and small that have been “shrunken and simplified” into minimal line drawings enclosed in a circle. Continue »

Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the stunning phenomena of storms as your job requires flying over regions that experience them. Continue »

Meet The Solar Egg, A Giant Golden Sauna Built In Luossabacken, Sweden

In response to a commission from Riksbyggen, Bigert & Bergström have created a sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has just been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. Continue »

Portuguese Artist Luisa Azevedo Creates Dreamy And Surreal Photo Manipulation

Luisa Azevedo is a portuguese young woman who was born in 1998. She lived most of her life in Covilhã, but currently living in Lisbon. As far as she remembers, she always liked arts and crafts to create her own imaginary world. Then she grew up, and got interested in photography, design and digital art. Continue »

I Can See Your Underpants: Photorealistic And Sensitive NSFW Paintings By John C. Kacere

By the American artist John C. Kacere Shifting from abstract expressionism towards a photorealistic style in the early 60s, John spent the last thirty years of his life painting the only thing that interested him, highly sexualized depictions of the midsections of the female body, clothed in revealing lingerie. Continue »

The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Art of Jaroslaw Marcinek

Some of the best digital paintings we’ve seen around have been from Polish artists. This is just another example of some spectacular digital art by the Polish freelance illustrator Jaroslaw Marcinek with popup conceptual futuristic creations. Continue »

Photographer Documented More Than 1,000 Intricate Afro Hairstyles In Nigeria During The 1960s And 1970s

Widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century African photographers, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere earned international acclaim through his Hairstyle series; a personal project begun in 1968, which grew to encompass 1,000 photographs spanning 40 years. Continue »

Escape Into The Glass Rivers And Lakes Of These Beautiful Wood Tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as well as wall hangings. Continue »

Brilliant Ball-Point Pen Art By Alfredo Chamal

Visual artist from Mexico – Alfredo Chamal uses simple ball-point pen to create his photo realistic artworks. This medium is nothing new and used by prominent contemporary artists like Jan Fabre or famous illustrator Juan Casas. As for Alfredo it’s a new way to reveal psychorealistic art that’s rolling on in Mexico right now. Continue »

Sensual And NSFW Female Portraits By Georgy Chernyadyev

Georgy Chernyadyev is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and educator from Elban, Khabarovskiy Kray who currently lives and works in Moscow, Russia. Georgy focuses on portraiture, he shoots a lot of beauty, erotic and fashion photography. Continue »

Artist Paul Blow Smartly Illustrated Money Slang Terms From Around The World

The English language is full of slang all about the world of money. Whether we’re using a credit card and putting something ‘on plastic’ or complaining that a new TV will cost you ‘an arm and a leg’, we love getting creative when we’re talking about cash.

Of course, if taken literally, any slang can be confusing for tourists and international students trying to work their way around the local lingo. So, for a bit of fun, we decided to see what slang is used around the world to refer to the coins, notes, and money different countries use.

giffraff teamed up with the award-winning British illustrator, Paul Blow, to create some funny illustrations that show how it literally looks to non-native speakers!

Germany

In Germany, you may hear the word “mücken” (mosquitoes) when it comes to talking about cash, though they may also say “kohle” (coal) or “schotter” (gravel). Continue »