Twenty-six-year-old Shinri Tezuka is keeping the ancient tradition of Amezaiku, the art of making realistic animal lollipops, going. This Japanese art form was started in the 8th century and is an exceptionally intense and painstaking process. The resulting lollipops are true works of art that in no way, shape, or form suck.
Daniel Mackie’s beautiful watercolor paintings add a new dimension to the animals he draws. Each animal’s body is illustrated by a lush and detailed landscape. According to his website, “Daniel is a big fan of the printmakers of the Ukiyo-e period, which was between the 17th and 20th centuries.”
Mikko Lagerstedt captures the world in desolation when the skies are in full color, celestial beings come alive, and the night scene takes on a life all its own. The Finland-based self-taught photographer takes magical photos from all over the globe but finds most of his inspiration from his natural surroundings back home.
No one ever wants to hear that his or her tattoo artist made a slip-up while working—unless that was the intention. For Russian artist, Lesha Lauz, the “Pixel & Glitch” tattoo technique is an art form that he’s willing to teach other artists. In the mix of his vivid animal tattoos, he adds an additional layer of a digital glitch.
Jens Kristian Balle creates a clever spin on a bait and tackle situation called ‘Temptations.’ The Vancouver-based commercial photographer creates a juxtaposition between the brightly hued background and simple items to create a thought-provoking series on just what people are willing to do to satisfy their craving.
Inspired by a painting he saw at The Louvre, Julien de Casabianca sets out to bring classical paintings to the streets where common folks like us can have access to historical paintings without having to visit a museum.
Writer, comedian, blogger and illustrator Sarah Cooper captured her impressions of living in New York versus living in San Francisco in her series of illustrations. The cartoons confirm some stereotypes and might help you pick your favorite coast.
Joey Camacho resolved to master rendering images using Cinema 4D and Octane Render and to do so, he dived right into it with a grueling year-long project. Creating a conceptual, rendered image everyday for a year for the aptly-named series ‘Progress Before Perfection,’ the Vancouver-based graphic designer’s style becomes noticeably more complex and sophisticated from his chosen objects to the varied colors.
Marketing agencies spend countless hours coming up with and testing food names. That’s why it’s such a shame when these foods lose their witty names in translation. This collection of 35 foods with translated names like, Soup for Sluts and Spotted Dick Sponge Pudding, has jaw-dropping names.
Traveling through five cities in Portugal, Richard Silver aims to document and preserve the grandeur of the country’s majestic cathedrals for his ongoing series ‘Vertical Churches.’ Each image takes between 5 to 9 photos pieced together to create a vertical panorama encompassing each structure’s grandeur.