Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

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Photo by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski

Extraordinary images of the cruise ship by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski from his book Concordia, published by White Press. The German photographer swam out to where the ship – which ran aground off Tuscany in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives – is moored. Francesco Schettino, the ship’s captain, was jailed for 16 years over the accident. Continue »

Riikka Hyvönen Captures The Beauty Of Bruises In Giant Artworks

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“Fresh Meat in Fishnets!,” 2015

Finland born, Helsinki based artist Riikka Hyvönen sees an inspiring myriad of colors that tell a story. Her art combines hyperrealism painting with sculptural elements, pop and kitsch styles, taking the pain that we have all experienced at some point and making it strangely alluring. She calls bruises “kisses”, specifically worn by roller derby girls, of which she collects photographs and then reinterprets into large-scale artworks. In roller derby, players wear their bruises like a badge of honor, which are then posted and shared online. Continue »

Artist Creates Inspiring Typography On Landscapes

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Don’t you just love quotes that still the mind? If so, you’ll enjoy this series by Julian Bialowas. This is a collection of inspiring snippets (that will make you think about life) set on beautiful photos of landscapes and mountains taken by Julian himself. Julian Bialowas is a Canadian freelance Designer & Photographer currently living in Calgary, Alberta. Creator of 365q and a co-creator of 16HOURS Magazine. Continue »

Stunning Portraits Exploring Body Perceptions By Meltem Isik

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Turkish artist Meltem Isik creates portraits of the human body that not only question the viewer’s perception for the project ‘Twice into the stream‘. By placing enlarged images of various body parts in front of the subject’s body, Isik explores topics such as body image and self-awareness. Continue »

Artist Janet Echelman Installed A Voluminous Sculpture Floating Above The Streets Of London

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More specifically, the temporary art installation was hung above Oxford Circus, one of the busiest areas in the city. Handmade from 77 miles of twine and half a million knots, the lightweight artwork changes its lights according to the local weather. Continue »

This Artist Designs A Bench Inspired By Glaciers And Natural Earth Formations

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Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo, has designed this unique and sculptural bench as part of his “Drift” collection. Inspired by glaciers and natural earth formations, the designer used hand-dyed sand with cement to create the bench that represents different layers of earth. Continue »

This Photographer Tied A Model Up In Shark-Infested Waters And It Was More Beautiful Than Scary

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This picture taken by photographer Benjamin Von Wong features a woman tied down next to live sharks. Von Wong took the photos because he wanted to raise awareness about shark sanctuaries and the beauty of these misunderstood creatures. Continue »

Chien Chu Lee Carves Pencils Into Architectural Sculptures

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Chien Chu Lee from Taiwan is a self-taught pencil carving artist who has mastered a remarkable art form. Lee has been carving pencils since October 2010, but before that he was making small figurines toys for his children using bamboo sticks. Lee considers himself to be a very patient man and possessor of a very steady hand, which is not very difficult to perceive once you look at his creations. From near-exact replica of bridges to Dubai’s Burj Al Arab to the Great Wall of China, Lee has carved them all. Continue »

Life Before The Taliban: Photos Show Afghanistan Before It Plunged Into Hell

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In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as the “Expert on Principles of Education.” His wife Margaret and two daughters, Peg and Jan, came with him. Then teenagers, the Podlich sisters attended high school at the American International School of Kabul, which catered to the children of American and other foreigners living and working in the country. Continue »

Our Deepest Darkest Fears Turned Into Terrifying Cartoons

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Irrational fears, dark thoughts, and ghost stories from around the world. Deep Dark Fears tells stories about the creepy things that pop into people’s heads and won’t let them be. Animator Fran Krause has a webcomic where he draws his fears and those that people submit. It’s utterly horrifying. Continue »

Use These Honest Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters to Prepare For Oscar Season Without Watching Any Movies

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Who has time to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars just to keep up with pop culture? For the record, that’s 17 hours and 29 minutes that could be spent aimlessly surfing the internet. If you want to stay relevant with your cinephile friends that badly, these honest posters are all you need. Continue »

Inventor Creates A $1,500 Dome-Shaped Mobile Dream Home On Wheels

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The 112-square-foot habitable Life Pod built by inventor Michael Weekes comes at an affordable price and includes 100 square feet of living space, a full-sized bed, a shower, sink, a microwave oven and even a compostable toilet. Continue »

Australian Farmer Fights Erosion With A Patchwork Of Geometric Designs

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A South Australian farmer has transformed his land into a gigantic geometric patchwork in a bid to fight soil erosion. Brian Fischer created the patterns at Ashmore White Suffolk Stud, north of Adelaide, following recent bushfires. Continue »

It’s The United States Of Air-Merica

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Pilot Jassen Todorov from San Francisco spent three weeks flying across eight states in a 1976 Piper Warrior plane to capture the this shots – from deep craters in Arizona’s red desert and the swamps and wetlands in Florida and Louisiana, that look like they could be on alien planets, to freeways and stretches of suburban Texas. Continue »

The Trick Copy On These Clever Ads Shows Another Side To Homelessness

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Here’s a clever outdoor campaign from Publicis London for the homelessness charity Depaul that manages to tell two different stories with the same copy. The ads are being placed on corners, with text on each side. If you read only the left side, the copy is all about the negative ideas people have about giving up a spare room to a homeless youth. But reading them in full, the ads actually argue for the benefits of volunteering.

“There’s another side to the story,” says the tagline. Continue »