The Robot Next Door: Playful And Visionary Series By Nicolas Bigot, Niko Photographisme

Nicolas Bigot, aka ‘Niko Photographisme’, is a French photographer and digital artist who creates humorous and surreal images with a touch of credibility. We feature here a playful but also visionary series titled ‘The Robot Next Door’. He says ‘We live in a world of appearances. In the real life and the digital world. We play roles, characters. But appearances are often false or deceptive.’ Continue reading »

Colorful, Playful And Dreamlike Photo Manipulations By Jose Navarro

Awesome creations by Jose Navarro, instagrammer, graphic designer and visual artist based in northern Spain. Jose works as creative and art director at A&B. Navarro creates playful and surreal manipulations by combining photos, blending them, and adding a warm color effect. Continue reading »

A German Dancer Couple Created Extravagant And Playful Costumes Before They Committed Suicide In 1924

Knowledge of the astonishingly bizarre and tragic art of Walter Holdt and Lavinia Schulz is obscure and largely based on the rediscovery in 1986 of artifacts deposited in a Hamburg museum back in 1925. Continue reading »

The Dog Project: 120 Playful Papier-Mâché Pooches Let Loose On The Beach

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For the Kinsale Arts Festival in County Cork, Ireland, local artist Tom Campbell decided to put a smile on every visitor’s face by creating 120 papier-mâché dogs, with the help of one hundred volunteers, and placing them at various locations around the town. Continue reading »

Playful Seniors Wear Organic Materials To Personify Nature

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Eyes as Big as Plates is a whimsical series by Finnish photographer Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth that features senior citizens donning organic materials like twigs and grass. Ikonen says that the collaborative project originally began as “a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore” but has since evolved into a collection of images exploring “mental landscapes” that reflect a return of body to nature with the use of scavenged materials. Continue reading »

Low Pixel CG: The Playful Ceramic Artwork Of Toshiya Masuda

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When you say the words pottery or ceramics most people will think of earthy clay and glazes. Images of old vessels that hold flowers, or used as tableware, might come to mind. On the other side of the spectrum are computer graphics and digital art, a wholly intangible media that’s made of bits and bytes. Combine these two vastly different fields and you get what artist Toshiya Masuda calls “image gap.” Continue reading »

Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer

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We rarely see polar bears outside of a snowy Arctic environment, but these bears are no strangers to having fun in the summer! In a rare series of images by Canadian photographer Dennis Fast, these white giants are seen frolicking in a field of fireweed. The photos were taken in Northern Canada’s Hudson Bay, near lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba. Fast explains his fascination with polar bears in this interview excerpt. Continue reading »

SAN KAKU MADO: The “Playful Window Mosaic”, A Small Toy With Endless Possibilities

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According to designer Samira Boon: “The San Kaku Mado is a toy that can be played anywhere as long as you have a window to stick it to. It consists of a single form and material and sticks without glue.” Continue reading »

Urban Diversion: Playful Street Art Interventions on the Streets of France

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Street artist OakOak continues to bring smiles and double-takes to his hometown of St. Etienne, France, an old industrial town with drab facades and cracked sidewalks ripe for his unique brand of visual jokes. Continue reading »

Playful Seals

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The pair of playful seals swim around each other. Two passionate seals were captured on camera in a tender embrace by underwater photographer Robert Bailey, 50, near the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast, UK. (Photo by Robert Bailey/Medavia) Continue reading »

French Artist Turns Everyday Objects into Playful Characters

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With a creative eye, the casual observer can espy characters or faces in the everyday objects all around us. French artist Gilbert Legrand takes this a step further by painting and otherwise modifying totally mundane objects to turn them into cute characters and give them new life.

Legrand lets his active imagination soar by painting small details onto these everyday objects to help us see them the way he does. With the addition of a face and maybe some arms and legs, a paintbrush can become a mangled fox, a hinge can become a shady salesman, and a juicer becomes a woman emerging from a pool.

Hopefully, Legrand’s wildly imaginative creations will help you find the fun characters hidden all around you!
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Photo of the Day: Playful

A meerkat playing in the foliage at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, where staff have added fallen leaves to the meerkat enclosure. (PA)