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    Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator who uses nothing other than pencils, rulers, a compass and protractors to create his incredibly beautiful and accurate reflections of Nature’s brilliance. Rafael’s illustrations highlight the recurrence throughout Nature of the “golden ratio”, represented by the Greek letter ϕ. Equal to approximately 1.618, the ϕ ratio lies...
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    According to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, over 10.35 million individuals are being held in prisons around the world, either as pre-trial detainees/remand prisoners or having been convicted and sentenced. In comparison to the year 2000, the total number of women serving time has increased about 50% while the male prison population has grown...
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    History is full of ‘tortured geniuses’ — painters, poets, artists and architects considered leaders in their field who, behind-the-scenes, have suffered from psychological illness. Italian illustrator Federico Babina explores this topic through his latest series ‘ARCHIATRIC’, which forms an architecturally illustrated reflection of the relationship between creativity and psychopathology. An animated video and accompanying collection...
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    We take it for granted that when we say to someone “see you soon”, we’re going to see them again sometime soon. This wasn’t the case during World War II, however, where friends, family and loved ones had no idea if they were ever going to be reunited with their loved ones again. And sadly,...
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    Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal has created a hilarious photo series called ‘Zoo Portraits’ showing various animals dressed like humans. At a first glance, the pictures look simply funny and amusing, but when you look closer the pairings start to make much more sense. For example, a photo of a fierce rhinoceros in a tutu would...
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    Celeste Barber isn’t your ordinary comedian. Her ongoing series #CelesteChallengeAccepted parodies the weird and outlandish ‘selfies’ of celebrities, in Barber’s own style. According to Barber: “People are really supporting it – I didn’t really care for how it would be perceived, I just started it for my friends who I knew would love it. I...
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    In a world of somewhat dubious street art, Alan Wagner and Sydney Marquez have raised the bar by combining street art and comedy. The duo create humorous and bizarre posters for various weird products and services and plaster them around their neighbourhood. “I knew I wasn’t sassy enough to make traditional memes. So I came...
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    Recently, photographer Joseph Ford collaborated with knitwear designer Nina Dodd to create a photo series of hand-knitted clothing that camouflages the model into their surroundings. The collaboration has produced a fun set of images which captures “storytelling with a side order of off-beat creativity”. Here are our favorites from the series.  Make sure you comment...
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    Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon where the mind creates a “familiar pattern” where none exists. This is commonly rooted in seeing phantom people or animals, but it can be audible, too. If you’ve ever heard someone claiming they hear a “hidden message” when they play back a song, they’re describing pareidolia. Artist Keith Larsen has...
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    We’re constantly told that everything should be done in moderation, and this is especially true when it comes to the consumption of alcohol. It’s a well known fact that too much alcohol can cause high blood pressure (which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke), lethargy, can contribute to you becoming overweight, as well...
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    Where one person sees a dirty car, the other sees a blank canvas. And if you live in Moscow, your car can also become the ‘target,’ doesn’t matter if you want it or not! It’s thanks to the Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev, who brings out the full artistic potential of dirty cars by turning them...
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