• Jaw-Dropping Splattered Ink Animal Portraits by Hua Tunan

    Jaw-Dropping Splattered Ink Animal Portraits by Hua Tunan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Chinese artist Hua Tunan (featured previously) is back with more incredible splattered ink portraits. Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong, China, Tunan blends traditional Chinese art and Western graffiti into his own unique style. The painter and graffiti artist has done both commercial work for global brands as well as ‘noncommissioned’ street artworks that…

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  • Dads at a One Direction Concert

    Dads at a One Direction Concert

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Photograph by Angelina Castillo / The Nashville Scene On 19 August 2014, mega popular boy band One Direction played their hits to a screaming throng of teenage fans at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. On location to capture the extravaganza was photographer Angelina Castillo, shooting for the Nashville Scene. In between the moments capturing…

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  • Artist Takes Photos of Clouds and Draws What He Sees on Top of Them

    Artist Takes Photos of Clouds and Draws What He Sees on Top of Them

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    In an ongoing series entitled Shaping Clouds, Argentinian artist Martín Feijoó takes photos of clouds and then draws what he sees on top of them. On his tumblr project page, Martin explains: When I was a child I was told that clouds’ shapes were created by expert balloon twister clowns who live in the…

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  • Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

    Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    In 2013, photographer Rebecca Litchfield was commissioned by Carpet Bombing Culture to photograph the abandoned buildings and areas of the former Soviet Union and its satellite states. Litchfield’s journey took her through ten countries in Eastern Europe to capture what was left from the collapse of the Soviet Union. The result was Soviet Ghosts,…

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  • 18 Animated Gifs Directed by Michael Bay

    18 Animated Gifs Directed by Michael Bay

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    This. Is. BAYHEM! When Michael Bay directs animated gifs, explosions happen. Lots of them. A recent reddit post by jerip123 entitled, Unecessary Explosions unearthed a subreddit called /r/michaelbaygifs, described as ‘gifs, Michael Bay style’. I’ve also embedded an excellent video by Tony Zhou that explores ‘Bayhem‘ — his style of camera movement, composition and…

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  • 12 Intricate Paper Artworks Cut by Hand

    12 Intricate Paper Artworks Cut by Hand

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    American artist Maude White hand cuts amazingly intricate paper artworks using a craft knife. On her website White explains why she loves paper as her medium of choice: When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With…

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  • Artist Turns Her 2-Year-Old’s Sketches Into Watercolor Paintings

    Artist Turns Her 2-Year-Old’s Sketches Into Watercolor Paintings

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Canadian artist and mother Ruth Oosterman started collaborating with her 2-year-old daughter Eve earlier this year. Ruth takes Eve’s doodles and adds watercolors to them, turning the collaborative works of art into beautiful paintings. She posts the results on her blog, The Mischievous Mommy and also posts timelapses on YouTube. Ruth is adamant that…

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  • This Guy Works His Tail Off So He Can Travel and Photograph the World

    This Guy Works His Tail Off So He Can Travel and Photograph the World

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Travel photographer Andrei Duman has visited over 70 countries around the world (only 126 left!) and he’s doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. The self-taught artist has been working as an Investment Banker to afford himself the financial means to pursue his passion for travel and photography. The Sifter caught up with Andrei…

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Sep 23, 2014

This Timelapse of Clouds Looks Like Rolling Ocean Waves in the Sky

This Timelapse of Clouds Looks Like Rolling Ocean Waves in the Sky

In this remarkable timelapse by Alex Schueth, we see Undulatus asperatus clouds rolling through Lincoln, Nebraska on July 7, 2014. The clouds look like rolling ocean waves in the sky and the effect is greatly enhanced when viewed as a timelapse. Be sure to change the video quality to glorious 4K if possible! For…

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Sep 23, 2014

Recreating Iconic Photos with John Malkovich

Recreating Iconic Photos with John Malkovich

[Catherine Edelman Gallery] World-renowned photographer Sandro Miller first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich. In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the…

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Sep 23, 2014

Watch These Dancers Waltz on the Side of a Building

Watch These Dancers Waltz on the Side of a Building

Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber take vertical choreography to new heights on Oakland’s City Hall during the Art + Soul Festival. Music is “Hopeless Romantic” by William Ryan Fritch.

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Sep 23, 2014

Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

Photograph by Scott McCracken According to Science Daily the earliest modern tree lived about 345-360 million years ago. Now extinct, Archaeopteris made up most of the forests across the Earth in the Late Devonian period. The findings were reported by three scientists in the 22 April 1999 issue of Nature (“Archaeopteris is the earliest…

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Sep 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Picture of the Day: Basketball Eclipse of the Sun

Photograph by MDPPatrick on reddit Reddit user MDPPatrick took this perfectly timed photo of his brother shooting a basketball and creating an eclipse of the sun at the same time. For those curious, the photo was taken on a Galaxy S4 using the ‘Sports’ mode which takes pictures of fast movement. The photo, which…

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Sep 22, 2014

The Causes and Effects That Led to World War I

The Causes and Effects That Led to World War I

100 summers ago the countries of Europe collapsed quickly into war: it was sudden but also strangely inevitable. Countless books have been written since about the causes of The Great War, but in this video essay, delve.tv offers an alternative history. By tracing the story backwards in time, they stumble upon a very unexpected…

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Sep 22, 2014

Ancient Mayan Batman

Ancient Mayan Batman

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of “Batman”, Warner Home Entertainment Mexico in conjunction with the Mexican Museum of Design MUMEDI, organized an exhibition inviting 30 artists to modify an effigy of the iconic character. Kimbal was one of the 30 artists invited to participate in the exhibition and he used the Mayan God Camazotz…

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