Category: ART

Feb 9, 2010

Slithery Snake Art

Slithery Snake Art

Don’t get me wrong. If I see a snake in the wild, I’m not sticking around to admire its beauty. The way they move, their constant tongue usage; it’s all very off-putting believe me. But in a controlled environment, with a professional photographer? What beauty! Incredibly vibrant colours, brilliant patterns and hypnotic skeletal structures make…

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Feb 8, 2010

How to Make Small-Scale Super-Realistic Model Landscapes

How to Make Small-Scale Super-Realistic Model Landscapes

I first discovered Matthew Albanese’s work through my friend JohnnyCat, an author/editor for the newly-designed Neatorama. Matthew creates incredibly detailed miniature-scale model landscapes and then uses a camera technique known as forced perspective to create super-realistic photographs you swear were real! If you can’t believe it’s not butter, you won’t believe these aren’t real until…

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Feb 4, 2010

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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Jan 28, 2010

This Bowl is Pho Clever!

This Bowl is Pho Clever!

Pho is life. Pho is delicious. Pho is cheap. For those that don’t know, pho is a Vietnamese beef and noodle soup often served with basil, lime, bean sprouts and peppers. A typical pho restaurant will offer a variety of beef like tripe, tendon or beef balls. You can also substitute the beef entirely with…

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Jan 26, 2010

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Floppy Disk Art by Nick Gentry

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Floppy Disk Art by Nick Gentry

Remember floppy disks? Specifically those little 3.5″ diskettes that were the bees knees and cat’s meow? Popularized in the 80s and 90s, they wouldn’t hold the equivalent of one mp3 file. Nick Gentry also remembers those times. He’s taken his artistic ability and applied it to storage devices of yester year. Come take a trip…

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Jan 19, 2010

The Deadliest Art in the World

The Deadliest Art in the World

Photograph by Luke Jerram Luke Jerram makes the deadliest art in the world. His subjects have caused pain and suffering for hundreds of millions of people throughout history. They are infectious, they are resilient, and they are everywhere. THE DEADLY ARTIST – LUKE JERRAM – Born in Stroud, England and now living in Bristol UK…

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Jan 17, 2010

Picture of the Day – January 17, 2010

Picture of the Day – January 17, 2010

THE ART OF MOSH Mosh Pit oil on canvas 48 x 46 via Dan Witz Official Site Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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