Sometimes you click some art on the internet and just want to get lost in it. That’s certainly the case with the work of Ben Nicholas.
Nicholas is a senior concept artist at Ubisoft, so he’s well-embedded in the video game world. In his free time, though, he goes beyond that, exploring futuristic vistas through the influence of famous artists, or just his own take on what the galaxy might look like way down the road. Continue reading »
Sci-fi worlds are usually fairly recognizable. Maybe they’re shiny, gloomy, or desolate. But either way, there’s almost always a monochromatic, hard-edge feeling to them. That’s not the case, though, in the imagination of Matt Gaser. Continue reading »
Nikolay Lobzov is a Russian painter and digital artist based in Moscow who has been paying homage to games he loves with amazing oil on canvas paintings of classic titles like Halo, Half-Life 2 and Soul Calibur. From the texture of the paint to the contrast in the medium itself, these artworks are a fun and creative ‘fan art’ tribute to video games many of us grew up playing. Continue reading »
Graphic Designer Randy Lewis creates quite an unusual and fun series of image manipulations. The artist takes simple, everyday objects and blends them together, creating something new and unordinary. The result of his creativity is a series of clever and witty images. They’ll make you look twice, and they are certain to put a smile on your face. Continue reading »
Always curious to know what was hiding behind big buildings or beyond a thick forest, Martin Reisch started to photograph landscapes from above with his drone. Continue reading »
A Japanese photographer who goes by Nyan Kichi has made friends with a colony of feral cats. He’s found that the cats particularly love to play in an area where the street has a lot of drain holes. They don’t seem to enjoy Nyan Kichi’s attempts at a gentle game of Whack-a-Mole, but they don’t mind having their pictures taken at all. Continue reading »
Photographer Ellen von Unwerth for V Magazine. Starring Hailey Clauson, Luma Grothe, Ashley Smith, Emma Stern, Jennifer Pugh, Lindsey Byard, Rebecca Fourteau. Continue reading »
Exactly one year before the long awaited Sochi Olympics, Vladimir Putin went to Sochi personally to see how the construction is going. After receiving a report saying the ski jumps that were supposed to be ready in 2011, are not completed still, while their price has sky-rocketed from 1.2 billion to 8 billion roubles, he commented, “Good for you. Good job”, and then fired the vice president of the Olympic committee.
Russian artist Vasily Slonov painted his view of the upcoming games, giving a new interpretation to the adored Russian mascot Cheburashka, and combining officially endorsed stereotypes of Russia with grimmer and less accepted ones. Continue reading »
Even if you aren’t that interested in the Olympic Games, we reckon you’ll love these pics of our furry friends taking part in the Guinea Pig Games. Continue reading »
You don’t have to be a smoker to know by now that cigarette packages come with plenty of health warnings, some more graphic than others. But this is the first time we’ve seen cigarettes with video game life meters printed on their paper.
Caine Monroy loves arcades so much, he built his own out of cardboard. The nine-year-old set up shop at his dad’s auto parts store in East Los Angeles, and wasn’t getting any customers until an independent filmmaker decided to set up a flashmob through the Internet to bring in more customers than even Caine could possibly imagine.
Take a look at the pictures below to see the day where Caine’s Arcade became the best-known cardboard arcade in the world.
Caine Monroy, 9, stands in front of his cardboard arcade inside his father’s auto parts store in East Los Angeles. Continue reading »
Fireworks at the Omnilife stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 30. (Roberto Escobar / EPA) Continue reading »
Spies from former communist East Germany demonstrate the art of disguise by donning fur wigs, fake mustaches and dark glasses in a Berlin exhibition of recently uncovered and once highly classified photographs. German artist Simon Menner, who put together the exhibition “Pictures from the Secret Stasi Archives,” said it should show how something that seems harmless, such as these images that could be shots from a spy film spoof, can harbor danger. Continue reading »