Artist Gustavo Viselner Makes Pixel Art Game Scenes Based On Popular TV Series And Movies

Artist Gustavo Viselner Makes Pixel Art Game Scenes Based On Popular TV Series And Movies

Tel Aviv-based artist Gustavo Viselner has turned some of the most recognizable movie characters, quotes and sequences into a pixelated 8-bit poster series. Each of the horizontal compositions illustrates a famous frame from a pop culture classic, accompanied by a memorable line from the scene written across the bottom of the graphic. Continue reading »

“Shape Shifting Birds”: Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Murmurations Of Starlings

"Shape Shifting Birds": Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Murmurations Of Starlings
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Breathtaking murmurations of dark, shifting shapes fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter. The starlings fly from Russia and Eastern Europe to spend winter in the Middle East. This photo of a murmuration taken by Reuters photographer Amir Cohen has taken on the shape of a sperm whale. Continue reading »

26 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2017

Hollow by Owen Egerton. Design by Matt Dorfman.
26 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2017

The fundamental rule of all readers is to never judge a book by its cover, but whether we spot a gorgeous book in someone’s hands or displayed in a bookstore, the cover piques our curiosity. Buzzfeed rounded up some unique and breathtaking book covers of the year 2017 that are sure to catch your eye and your heart. Continue reading »

2017 Year In Pictures: Animals

2017 Year In Pictures: Animals
A cat tries to find dry ground around an apartment complex in Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit on Aug. 30. Harvey made landfall in South Texas on August 25, leading to days of downpours that dumped more than 50 inches of rain. Harvey damaged or destroyed about 200,000 homes as the storm system flooded much of Houston and smaller coastal communities. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Continue reading »

“World On The Edge”: Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2017

"World On The Edge": Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2017
Pupy, an African elephant, stands in the doorway of his enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 12, 2017. A year ago the 140-year old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park. The first director decided that the animals should be housed in buildings that reflected their countries of origin. A replica of a Hindu temple was built for the Asian elephants. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Perfectly Timed Photos That Will Mess With Your Head

Perfectly Timed Photos That Will Mess With Your Head
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You might not be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes everything in the universe aligns so precisely, all you have to do is press the shutter-release button in the right place at the right time. Every now and then, perfect timing can make or break a photo, turning it into a hilarious coincidence or a beautiful illusion. Continue reading »

Stunning Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

Prepare yourself for some rib-tickling laughter because the Comedy Wildlife Awards has announced its finalists. Founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, the aim of the awards is to put a spotlight on wildlife conservation efforts while simultaneously injecting some humour into the world of wildlife photography.

Stunning Finalists Of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

A wild rabbit seen collecting nesting material in Belgium Flanders, Bredene, Belgium. (Photo by Olivier Colle/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »

This Russian Woman Travels The World In Flowy Dresses To Take Self-Portraits In The Most Beautiful Places

This Russian Woman Travels The World In Flowy Dresses To Take Self-Portraits In The Most Beautiful Places

According to Nina, a Russian woman who travels the world in beautiful dresses: “The photo project #MyDressStories created by me, Ninelly. I’m a blogger from Russia and I take you all to a magical world of breathtaking and magnificent places all over the world through the lens of my camera.” Continue reading »

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017 Finalists

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2017 Finalists
Arctic treasure by Sergey Gorshkov (Russia). An arctic fox carries its egg trophy from a raid on a snow goose nest and heads for a suitable burial spot. Finalist 2017, Animal Portraits. (Photo by Sergey Gorshkov/2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

These Photos Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of People With Albinism

These Photos Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of People With Albinism

Israel-based photographer Yulia Taits took to Facebook to share her stunning “Porcelain Beauty” photo series. The project featured people with albinism, a congenital disorder that causes absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, and showcased each individual’s beauty. Continue reading »

Banksy’s Art In Hotel With World’s “Worst View”

The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy’s work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique “worst view in the world”. The hotel, several of whose rooms look onto an Israeli security watchtower, is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist. The highlight is room number three, known as “Banksy’s Room”, where guests sleep in a king-size bed underneath Banksy’s artwork showing a Palestinian and an Israeli in a pillow fight.

Banksy's Art In Hotel With World's “Worst View”
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The hotel also features a presidential suite and a museum with the artist’s politically-charged work. It has the markings of a gentleman’s club from the English colonial period. The entrance to one small niche accommodates a life-size figure of Arthur James Balfour signing his 1917 letter that came to be known as the Balfour declaration, and was the basis for the international push for the creation of Israel. The cheapest rooms were available from $30 a night. The nine-room hotel named “The Walled Off Hotel” will officially open on March 11. Continue reading »

Miss Universe Contestants Prove Natural Beauty Is Better Than Artificial Beauty

Miss Universe Contestants Prove Natural Beauty Is Better Than Artificial Beauty

Miss Universe is a yearly international beauty pageant that doesn’t involve anemic models or silicone divas but rather ordinary people like you and me. These girls are naturally beautiful and these “no makeup pictures” prove it. Here: Caris Tiivel, Australia. Designer, 23 years old. Continue reading »

Pushing Photorealism To New Levels Of Beauty: Amazing Paintings By Yigal Ozeri

Pushing Photorealism To New Levels Of Beauty: Amazing Paintings By Yigal Ozeri

Yigal Ozeri is an Israeli artist based in New York City. He is known for large-scale cinematic portraits of young women in landscapes. His works are photo-realistic oil paintings. Continue reading »

Truthful Images That Show Why Holocaust Memorial Selfies Are So Disrespectful

Truthful Images That Show Why Holocaust Memorial Selfies Are So Disrespectful

We are a world of selfie takers and they have invaded every part of life. But is there ever a time when they shouldn’t be taken? At a Holocaust memorial, for example. That’s the view of Israeli satirist and author Shahak Shapira who has created a website to show why such selfies are so distasteful. He’s taken people’s selfies from instagram, Tinder, Grindr and Facebook and used them to create a blend to show how ridiculous the selfies would look if taken in the aftermath of the death camps. Continue reading »

Biting Illustrations That Uncover All Of The Human Essences In Modern World

Biting Illustrations That Uncover All Of The Human Essences In Modern World

Tomer Hanuka and Asaf Hanuka are twin Israeli illustrators who are famous for their extraordinary paintings. Bright and highly philosophical, their works accurately present the authors’ vision of the modern world. Continue reading »

The Best 100+ Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

The Best 100+ Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec July 26, 2016. (Photo by Christinne Muschi/Reuters) Continue reading »

An Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Images From His iPhone

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Yahav Draizin is a talented photographer and artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Yahav works in advertising as a deputy c.e.o for JWT Israel. He creates stunning images by combining everyday objects with images on his iPhone, and it’s simply brilliant. “As part of my job, and my passion, I’m constantly looking for inspiration to boost my creative skills and I love doing it by taking photos with a twist,” Draizin explaines. Continue reading »

Astonishing And Unusual Homes From Around The World

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A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-storey residential building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province April 11, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) Continue reading »

Street Art Around The World

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Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Years And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

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Image: Sigalit Landau / Marlborough Contemporary

For her latest project, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to submerge a black gown in the Dead Sea. The gown entered the salt-rich waters in 2014 and was recently removed for display, and as you can see from these stunning pictures, the end result is nothing short of magical. The project is an eight-part photo series called Salt Bride and was inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled Dybbuk. The play is about a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover, and Landau’s salt-encrusted gown is a replica of the one worn in the dramatic production of the 1920s. Continue reading »

Spectacular Photos Of The Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 Around The World

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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point early on August 12, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Continue reading »

11 Haunting Photos And The Real Stories Behind Them

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Inside a Glasgow shipyard. “In the 1990s I lived in Govan, on the south side of Glasgow, near the shipyard. I wanted to grab my own little slice of Glasgow history. These are the shipyards that helped build the city and make its industrial capabilities renowned the world over. There are three yards in Glasgow now. Two are owned by BAE Systems and dedicated to defence. I haven’t tried to get in, but I’ve been told it’s pretty much impossible. The third yard, Ferguson Marine, nearly went into liquidation in 2014. I was 24 and wanted to get into the yards before that world disappeared. I remember being impressed by the monumental scale of it all. Parts of the ship seem quite organic: the blades of the propeller look like the underside of a whale. I shot it on an old Nikon in black and white, as that puts the focus on shapes and sizes. People have asked me if it’s perspective that makes the workers look so tiny. But it’s not. They are to scale”. (Photo by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert) Continue reading »

Fight The Power: Honest Street Art Around The World

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A Pakistani painter gives final touches to a mural of slain Sufi singer Amjad Sabri to pay homage to him, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Sabri, a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer who was shot dead in the port city of Karachi in an attack on last week claimed by Islamic extremists. (Photo by Shakil Adil/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Unconventional Tourist Photographs Reveal What’s Behind the World’s Most Visited Sights

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When visiting a monument such as the Taj Mahal, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the microcosm of these iconic sights. Photographer Oliver Curtis is seemingly unfazed by all the action and instead captures scenes that often go unnoticed by tourists—ones that are in the vicinity, but might as well be invisible. In the series Volte-face, he presents images that look opposite to historic sites such as Stonehenge, the Mona Lisa, and Lenin’s Tomb. Often, these views are less than stunning—they’re used for storage, are heavily traveled roads, or are crowded with other people. Here: Statue of Liberty, New York, USA Continue reading »

An Amazingly Sculptural Spiral Staircase Has Been Installed In The Lobby Of This Office Building

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Located within the Atrium office tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, is this amazing sculptural staircase made from Poplar wood. Created by Tomer Gelfand, the staircase is composed of two sculptural elements, the spiraling stairs and the tornado, which acts as a viewing balcony to the hall below. Continue reading »