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Nov 25, 2014

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for The Simpsons, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you can find on her wildly popular Tumblr blog. After studying art at San Jose State University, Liz applied to the school of Animation but was rejected. However, two weeks later…

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Nov 25, 2014

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has…

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Nov 20, 2014

Artist Transforms Kids Drawings Into Plush Toys

Artist Transforms Kids Drawings Into Plush Toys

Wendy Tsao brings kids drawings to life by transforming them into amazing plush toys. Wendy made her first toy (which she calls ‘softies’) back in 2007, based on a self-portrait her 4-year-old son had drawn. On her website Wendy explains: “I am an artist, and I value creativity in all walks of life, including…

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Nov 18, 2014

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km (202.2 mi). Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft)…

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Nov 13, 2014

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

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Nov 13, 2014

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

On 12 November 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such a feat has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014. [source] The…

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Nov 12, 2014

Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

Antonio Corradini (1688 – 1752) was a Venetian Rococo sculptor. Corradini was born in Venice and worked mainly in the Veneto but also completed commissions across Europe, living for periods of his life in Germany, Vienna and Naples—where he died—shortly after completing Modesty (below), arguably his most celebrated work. Corradini was apprenticed to the…

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