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Paper and Cardboard

Don’t you wish you had the knack for doing these when you were still at school? Project models would just wow the professor. Wow them good. Hopefully now, this post might just inspire those who still are at school. [via miss-design]

 

Discovered Work (16 Photos)

She took 100,000 photographs, of people and cityscapes. Of France, where she grew up, and mostly Chicago where she worked for about 40 years as a nanny. Her photographs remained unknown and mostly undeveloped until they were discovered by a local historian, John Maloof, in 2007. Following her death, her work began to receive critical acclaim. Her name is Vivian Maier. Passionate street photographer. Here’s one of many self-portraits she took in her [...]

 

Phuket's Villa Amanzi

   [via www.villamanzi.com]

 

Excellent Realism

At first glance, I thought the picture above was a photo. I had to double take to realize it’s actually by apainter. Ralph Goings, works with water color as media. His realism painting series sure does take that style to heart. Visit Ralph Goings website.

 

Card Stacker Extraordinaire

No bending. No folding. No tape. No glue. Such is the work of card architect, Guinness world record holder, Bryan Berg. He’s been doing it for 20 years.    [via www.cardstacker.com]

 

Arts and Screws

That’s right. He screws his art, literally. Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern day sculptor of today. He starts with a base, draws a portrait and pre-drills holes for the screws. He doesn’t use technology to do a pattern, he plays-it-by-ear. Now, that’s talent. He didn’t use screws for art when he was starting, he just thought of it one day, while working on a bronze relief [...]

 

Brooklyn, Summer of 1974

Don’t you love looking thru old photos? Here’s some from the National Archives, it’s a collection of vintage photos taken by Danny Lyons during the summer of 1974. [via buzzfeed]

 

Fantastic Word Art

[via best book marks]

 

Awesome Pencil Drawing by Cath Riley

British artist Cath Riley draws with pencil alone. Her attention to detail is truly phenomenal and has won admiration from companies like Nike and publications such as the New York Times. One have quoted saying: “…these stunning pencil illustrations by Cath Riley are truly exquisite. She has an amazing grasp of the subtilties of the human form, especially the texture and elasticity of human skin and the proportions of complex features like [...]

 

Pencil vs Camera

Ben Heine’s talent of enhancing photographs with illustration and expertly matching it with the scenery is amazing. His Pencil vs Camera exhibition showcases his creative thinking and has inspired photographers and enthusiasts alike. Makes you want to go out there take a shot at these don’t you? Want to try one of this some time. Meanwhile, check out his entire collection on his website www.benheine.com.