Vanishing Point: Lithuanian Artist Makes Trolleybuses Disappear Using Optical Illusion Art

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Though not as common in North American cities, many European metropolises have extensive trolleybus systems. As part of the Vilnius Street Art Festival in Lithuania, artist Liudas Parulskis executed an ingenious project that made the city’s trolleybuses disappear. In collaboration with creative place-making agency Studio Vieta, Parulskis took blown up photographs of city streets and architecture and wrapped entire trolleys, creating an illusion of the urban landscape on the moving vehicles. Continue reading »

To The Vanishing Point: The Obscure Broken Worlds Of Artist Sergey Kolesov

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Sergey Kolesov aka Peleng is from the city of Ivanovo, Russia. He uses the fantasy style creating his pictures. Basically he draws kind of horror pictures, a bit scary, but cool and rather dramatic… well, some of them are more scary, than cool. Continue reading »

‘Vanishing Artist’ Makes Another (Dis)Appearance

Artist Liu Bolin demonstrates an art installation by blending in with vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing, China, on November 10. Liu, also known as the ‘Vanishing Artist’, started practising being “invisible” by means of optical illusions more than six years ago. (China Daily via Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Vanishing Artist

A woman laughs as she pushes a cart past “Vanishing Artist” Liu Bolin, right, during a demonstration of his technique that allows him to blend in with the vegetables on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing. (China Daily via Reuters) Click image to zoom.

Satellite of Love: Vanishing Beauty of Japanese Love Hotels


Love hotels, nowadays they’re calling them “fashion hotels,” they’re calling them “boutique hotels.” What times are these we’re living in?

We Japanese are generally reputed to be “good at copying,” yet for some reason we seem to exercise the highest level of erotic originality in the world. From sopu “soaplands” (bathhouses) and imekura “image clubs” (costume role-playing) and deriheru “delivery health” (call-a-massage), mainstays of the sex-hire industry, to hi-tech adult toys, to lust-and-violence manga comics and pick-a-girl fuzoku magazines, the Japanese creative spirit would seem to be fixated on things erotic. And of course, there’s interior design’s erotic “true north”, the love hotel. Continue reading »