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Icelandic Volcanoes by Marcel Musil | Photography

Impressive photos of Icelandic Volcanoes by Marcel Musil.


Lebanese Artist Nathan Sawaya Creates Conan and Colbert Lego Sculptures| Art

Nathan Sawaya , whom I posted about before, strikes again. This time he creates Lego sculptures of both Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert.

Nathan creates human figures in additional to architectural models and portraits out of Lego bricks what is new to me is that many of the pieces he uses are recycled.

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Glass Art by Dale Chihuly | Art

 

Dale Chihuly is an artist of a different nature, his skills lie in his ability to turn glass into art installations with limitless ways.The use of blown glass in ceilings, aquariums, walls, and sculptures give a new dimension to such a versatile element.

In Chihuly’s perspective: "There’s something about putting the pieces overhead, on top of the plate glass, that makes you think of the sea."

You can check his current exhibition: Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts started on April 10  till August 7, 2011.

 

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Photographer From Lebanon: Fady Nammour | Photography

Fady Nammour is a Lebanese photographer whose talent can not be missed.The way he captures landscape and natural scenery is just breathtaking. I selected a few of my favorite photos from his collection to share them with you.

Through his lens  you get to relive the moment he captured. There is no need to say much, checking out the photos is enough to take you where they took me.

 

 

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Gabriel Moreno Illustrations | Art

This artist knows what he’s doing, Gabriel Moreno has an exclusive style that has caught international attention. His work has covered various projects such as campaigns, product advertising, and magazine covers. Scroll down to see some of his magnificent work taken from his website.

 

 

 

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Illustrations and Mixed Media Art by Linn Olofsdotter

Linn Olofsdotter is an illustrator born in Sweden yet working and living in Brazil. Her style of work has enabled her to stretch out to various mediums such as advertising, branding for well known brands such as Levi’s, Oilily, and La Perla, wall murals, and CD covers for artists. Her work is best described as surreal with use of different media in a collage-like manner focusing on form and color integration. Below is a selection from her work.

 

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Nadim Karam Artist From Lebanon to the World | Art

Anyone who grew up in Beirut in the late 90’s would definitely remember Nadim Karam’s famous sculptures that were scattered around downtown Beirut before it was renovated. They looked odd back then, but I clearly remember asking my father to take us around in the car just to check them out every time we were around. They gave a breath of life to the once creepy and war engraved martyr square. Since then I kept hearing of Nadim Karam  and of his sculptures and works travelling around the globe. Below you will see a few of the sculptures and works he presented in the various continent.

 

 

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Vincent Dubourg Ruptured Designs | Art

The first impression you would get when viewing this piece of furniture is probably mixed. There is some kind of “violent beauty” to it. French artist Vincent Dubourg’s works are like that, full of thrills and an unexpected “exploding” character. Once you look closely, you will notice the beauty of the materials and quality of work. These pieces can not go unnoticed, you either love or hate them.

The art Dubourg has presented is not the conventional art, it does not rely of form, yet on the structure and interior of each piece.

 

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Creative Paper Miniatures by Paper Too | Art

Creative Russian designers Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich (people too) have created paper miniatures of celebrity and historical figures. I advise you to scroll along and check out these amazing creations made out of special paper using a range of knives, scissors, tweezers, etc… For the characters they created entire sets. Thir topics range from Elvis Presley, Michal Jackson, Queen, Elton John, Tsar Peter,etc.. you can check the images below in addition to the tools they use at work.

 

 

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Serge Mendzhiyskogo Urban Collages | Photography

Russian Photographer Serge Mendzhiyskogo is no regular photographer. His style relies on the fact that he takes hundreds of photos of the same area and creates an amazing collage of his work.

His photos are mainly of busy cityscapes sliced and then combined in a very unorthodox fashion creating a new look for the city he depicts. Serge Mendzhiyskogo  does not have a website so I will leave you here with a selection from his magnificent work.

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Political Pop Art by Stello Diamantopolous | Art

I was intrigued by the work of this artist, not only for being creative but for holding various political messages and symbols of certain parts of history as well. The use of logos of popular American brands and images of American history makers or even negative aspects in their past are strongly present in all of his work.

Stelio Diamantopolous was first inspired by surrealistic art, he slowly turned towards political Pop Art. His strong views on the power behind standardized ad campaigns and the way portraits void of any trace of humanity have become commonplace, underlines the disintegration of our relationship with symbolic figures.

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Mher Krikorian| Photographer from Lebanon

Mher Krikorian is a young talented photographer from Lebanon. I came across his work after following him on twitter and realizing his passion for what he does best, hang around Beirut and “Shoot with his Canon”.

His input is very touching, through his “Life is Awesome” collection, not only did he attach pamphlets with his own words, he spread them in a way that made passersby smile and even if for a moment, think of how “awesome” life is.

 

 

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Jakob Wagner Living Cities| Photography

Jakob Wagner is a German photographer with breathtaking talents. Among his work you will find some of the most beautiful city and landscape photography using long exposure and Photoshop, giving the photos a different breath of life. Below are some of his photos and details, you can check his website or contacts for more information.

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Famous People Portraits by Ljosha | Art

 

Alexey (Ljosha) Kurbatov is a Moscow-based graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and artist with a unique style. I came across his work on The Cool Hunter and loved it. Something about the quality of the lines, the colors, the classiness in his portraits just caught my attention.

 

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Eiffel Tower A French Beauty | Icons

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Life has a beautiful slide show of the Eiffel tower’s history and what it has passed through since it was being constructed. An Icon so strong it has become the symbol of an an entire country. I will leave you enjoy the images and their description. You can check the original slide show here.


Swirls of Emotion by Leah Durner | Paintings

Leah Durner is an American artist known for her painting that embody strong emotions, translated through the strong colors and swirls of paint. The colors are vibrant, the mood is refreshing yet very emotional, you can’t ignore their beauty. When I cam across her collection, I couldn’t but keep staring, the way the colors are intertwined yet not losing their color and identity is magnificent. I loved every single one of them.  Enjoy the selection!

 

 

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Composite Photography by Jim Kazanjian | Photography

Portland artist Jim Kazanjian once worked as a commercial CGI artist for television, fashion, and game production and now channels that talent into composite photography. The beauty in his work is that the composition is so seamless making the photos very believable. Thankful should we be that they are not real images, most of them seem like they were meant for a horror movie.

 

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Reuters Best of the Year 2010 | Photography

Reuters photographers produce over half a million images every year. Some pictures define an event, others capture a moment revealing an aspect of the human condition. Reuters have chosen 55 of their photos to represent the best of the year. It is amazing how these photos summarize the world events. I chose a few of my favorites, some others were too graphic for me to handle.

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Contemporary Illustrations by NEO | Graphic Design

Florian Nicolle Known as Neo is a graphic designer with a special style you can not go past without noticing. Her illustrations are filled with splattered paintbrushes and unfinished faces, indicating  her sense of “when to stop”. This unfinished style is enough to allow your imagination to take over.

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Adidas Facebook and Twitter Shoes Concept

British designer  Gerry Mckay has released two concept designs of Adidas’ Superstar trainers branded with the logos of popular social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

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Galliano Designs Christmas Tree for Second Year

Claridge’s, a beacon for social life during the festive season, is delighted to announce that the Claridge’s Christmas tree is now up and has been designed by John Galliano for Dior for the second year running.

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Lladró … From Fantasy to Love and Birds

Lladró is a name synonymous with high quality porcelain figurines. The company was founded in 1953 by three brothers, Juan, José and Vicente Lladró, in the village of Almácera near Valencia. Starting with items such as vases and jugs, it wasn’t until 1956 that they started producing the sculptures for which they are now most famous. Enthusiasm for the items produced by the Lladró brothers saw their small workshop expand several times until eventually they moved to Tavernes Blanques in 1958.

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Quirky and Witty with Gary Salter | Photography

Gary Salter is a photographer based in London who produces bold images with a distinctive and unique photographic style and quirky sense of humor.

 

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Sculptures with LEGO | Nathan Sawaya

 

Some artists use paint, others bronze – But for Nathan Sawaya he chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks.  LEGO® bricks to be exact. With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms. 

The Art of the Brick® features 29 large-scale sculptures by Lebanese/ American artist Nathan Sawaya made entirely from LEGO® bricks. Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick.  It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium. The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.

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