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MIT’s Version of Ancient Death Masks Are Like Something From a Sci-Fi Movie

Designer Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have created an eerily beautiful series of death masks called Vespers that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Like something from an Alien movie, the masks are designed and built using 3D printing and spatial mapping algorithms, aiming to explore the transition between life and...

The ‘Googly Eye Movement’ is Taking Over the Streets All Around the World

A new and adorable movement has erupted quite unexpectedly in recent times, and it’s making the streets a whole lot friendlier. Novelty googly eyes have been popping up on trash cans, cracked pavement and tree trunks across the world, with the help of a non profit organization called The Googly Eye Foundation (GEF). They’ve recently launched a digital platform...

Japanese Master of Balloon Art Makes the Most Elaborate Animals Ever

Masayoshi Matsumoto is a Japanese balloon artist who will put any other balloon animal in the history of kid parties to shame. Forget the humble balloon dog or giraffe – Matsumoto has twisted inflatables into hundreds of complex masterpieces, such as a phoenix, a buffalo, an iguana, a rooster or a centipede to name a few....

MIT’s Version of Ancient Death Masks Are Like Something From a Sci-Fi Movie

Designer Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have created an eerily beautiful series of death masks called Vespers that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Like something from an Alien movie,...

The ‘Googly Eye Movement’ is Taking Over the Streets All Around the World

A new and adorable movement has erupted quite unexpectedly in recent times, and it’s making the streets a whole lot friendlier. Novelty googly eyes have been popping up on trash cans, cracked pavement and tree trunks across the...

Japanese Master of Balloon Art Makes the Most Elaborate Animals Ever

Masayoshi Matsumoto is a Japanese balloon artist who will put any other balloon animal in the history of kid parties to shame. Forget the humble balloon dog or giraffe – Matsumoto has twisted inflatables into...

Artist Brings Boring Objects to Life and Brightens Everyone’s Day

There’s a cheeky street artist running rampant in the streets of New York City, brightening up everyone’s day. The artist, who goes by the name Tom Bob, finds the most mundane of street architecture and...

Artist Uses Light to Paint ‘Calligraffiti’ in Front of Historic Sites

Mexican artist Said Dokins is known for his urban calligraffiti, a form of ‘abstract vandalism’ that combines traditional calligraphy techniques with graffiti writing. In his latest project, Dokins adds light painting techniques to that mix,...

What if World Leaders Were Refugees? Syrian Artist Paints Striking Portraits

In June this year, the Ayyam gallery in Dubai exhibited a series of controversial oil paintings that caught the attention of the world. The ‘Vulnerability Series’, created by Syrian artist Abdalla Omari, depicts powerful world...

This Make-Up Artist Creates the Craziest Optical Illusions

Korean artist and master of optical illusion Dain Yoon, has been catapulted to internet superstardom for her mind-blowing body art. The former art student uses a combination of make-up and watercolors to create artworks on...

You Probably Won’t Guess What These Epic Sculptures Are Made Out of

Nashville-based sculptor Herb Williams is quite the Crayola Connoisseur. He meticulously cuts and assembles thousands of colored crayons to recreate everyday objects in hyper colored glory. Holding everything from woodland creatures to household pets, to televisions, bedroom...

These Haunting Sculptures of Children Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Gehard Demetz grew up in the Dolomites, northern Italy, an area with a history of battle and warfare. His haunting sculptures, expertly carved from wooden blocks, tell stories of the loss of childlike innocence and...

This Artist Transforms Dead Animals Into Crystalized Treasures

Tyler Thrasher is an artist whose parallel curiosities in art and chemistry have combined in a seemingly magical way. Using the bones and remains of animals that he finds while exploring caves and forests, Tyler...

Holy Guacamole! These Intricate Food Carvings are Out of This World

26-year-old Daniele Barresi is an Italian carving designer who turns fruits and vegetables into incredible works of art. For years, Daniele has been using kitchen knives, pens, melon ballers and vegetable peelers to carve his...

These Fluid Art Videos are so Hypnotizing We Can’t Look Away From Them

California-based artist Crystal Ma creates mesmerizing artworks with a simple yet genius method. She uses a large cup to mix paint with a pouring medium and water. Then she adds a small amount of silicone...

This Artist ‘Photographing’ His Dreams Will Give You Nightmares

Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish artist, prolific from the 1960’s until his his brutal murder in 2005. Fascinated with death, decay, eroticism, abstractionism and mysticism, Beksiński often depicted dark, mind-bending scenes with creatures only conceivable...

This is What Art Icons Would Look Like if They Were Millenials

Shusaku Takaoka is a genius Japanese graphic designer who uses razor-sharp editing skills to create witty, tongue-in-cheek artworks that will make you look at familiar culture images in a totally different light. Among other things,...

This Street Artist is Stirring Controversy With His Thought-Provoking Work

Parisian street artist Combo hijacks familiar imagery from pop culture and alters them to carry new meanings that are thought-provoking, humorous and confronting. Early in 2015, he was beaten by a gang for his street...

Half Man, Half Plant: These Portraits are so Realistic it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...

Artist Makes Awesome Sculptures Out of What he Finds in Dumpsters

Artist Bart Vargas spends his time gathering the unwanted, discarded ‘trash’ of other peoples’ existence. He transforms things like bottles, keyboards, old toys, wood chips and old paint tins into new forms that make us...

This Guy Paints Stunning Seaside Murals Standing on his Surfboard

Born and raised on the sleepy island of Oahu, Hawaiian surfer Sean Yoro learnt to appreciate life under a slow and careful gaze. When he stumbled into an art class as a teenager, his world...