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    One of our most visited Friday Funnies posts of all time gave you a collection of perfectly timed photos (see HERE), so as we haven’t done one for a while we searched the interwebs to find a new collection for you. So grab a skinny latte, mocha, chai latte, green tea or whatever other beverage...
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    If dark humor is your thing, then Mr Lovenstein, aka J. L. Westover, is your artist. Mr Lovenstein puts a surprising and macabre spin on ordinary perceptions, touching on everything from funny tips to getting out of random situations. The illustrator has been creating art since 2010, and we have selected some of our favorites...
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    It’s still up for debate as to whether or not the Loch Ness Monster is real or not, but in the world of tea he is alive and well AND infusing your tea just for kicks! The guys over at OTOTO Design came up the these Baby Nessie Tea Infusers, and they may change your tea-time...
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    Following on from our original and extremely successful “33 Perfectly Timed Photos” (see HERE), we thought we’d scour the internet to bring you a second edition. With all the cameras and smartphones out there, it’s no surprise that, once in a while, someone captures a truly bizarre once-in-a-lifetime photo. Whatever you want to call them...
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    It’s that time of year again! A new canopy of colorful umbrellas has been created over the streets of Portugal. Two years ago, photographer Patrícia Almeida introduced us to this whimsical installation put on by production company Sextafeira Producoes for the annual arts festival Agitagueda. Held every July in the city of Agueda, the festival...
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    Who says bubble wrap is just for packaging or stress relief? New York-based artist Bradley Hart, known for creating amazingly realistic pixelated portraits, has expanded his bubble wrap painting series Impressions to include recreations of iconic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat....
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    Edoardo Tresoldi is an artist and sculptor from Rome, Italy. The artist’s medium of choice is wire mesh which he molds into figurative sculptures of humans and animals. You can find many of Tresoldi’s artworks on his Behance page with additional views and close-ups of his fascinating work. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of...
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    Art doesn’t just have to be beautiful rainbows, sunshine and kittens – there is true art and beauty in horror as well. Christopher McKenney, a U.S.-based conceptual photographer, understands this perfectly. His dark and twisted surreal photography creates scenes that exist on the boundary between terror and beauty. The figures in McKenney’s photography seem to...
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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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    If you enter “indigenous art online” as a Google search query you may be quite surprised by how many results come up. There are hundreds. Actually, if Google is to be trusted, there are over eighteen million relevant results. Eighteen million! That is a lot of options. Some would say too many. And they would...
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      In this fun series of painted objects titled “It’s not what it seems” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic paints to look like other foods. A banana is turned into a near photo-realistic cucumber, a tomato becomes a tangerine, and even an egg is made into a glistening eggplant....
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    It’s Friday, and it’s been a looooong week.  So it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy other people’s stupidity. We’ve all done something silly in our time, but these guys failed so badly and so spectacularly, they almost won. Bring on the weekend! 1. This wildlife photographer. 2. This archaeologist. 3. This paintball enthusiast. 4. The person who...
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    New Zealand-based illustrator – and ‘Star Wars’ fan, we assume- Barn Bococks imagined some of the characters and alliances of the galaxy far, far away as brands pitted against each other. In ‘Brand Wars: Rebel VS Imperial’, the logos of famous brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Pizza Hutt get reinterpreted with the likes of the Sith, Jedi, Han...
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    If you were like us when you were at school, numbers didn’t come easy.  Times tables? Gah. Algebra? Eek. Calculus? Forget about it. However teacher Alycia Zimmerman has come up with an ingenious method of engaging her students while at the same time teaching them mathematics.  Using LEGO, Alycia is able to explain fractions, adding and subtracting,...
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    Puerto Rican street artist Bik Ismo created this fantastic metallic dog mural for the Raw Project at the Jose De Diego Middle School during Art Basel Miami last week. The piece took about four days and was completed entirely with spray paint, reflecting objects and scenes from the surrounding area. What an awesome mural! And don’t forget, if you’re...
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    Talented artisan Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, Washington has created an absolutely stunning giant pacific octopus that he carved with a chainsaw into a large piece of wood from a fallen redwood tree. The enormous cephalopod took a great deal of time and effort, but the result is absolutely gorgeous.   And don’t forget, if you’re...
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