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Classical Sculptures As Hipsters By Leo Caillard And Alex Persani

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The series Hipster in Stone was captured by photographer Léo Caillard and retouched by Alexis Persani.  The series’ premise is simple: classical statues don a hipster wardrobe.  The effect, though, is amusing.  A simple change or addition of clothing seems to transform each figure’s timeless grace to a modern boredom.  Subtle expression becomes cool aloofness.  However, the photographs do draw a strange similarity between ancient figures and modern models.  A preoccupation with appearance and appreciation for (or obsession with) physical beauty seems to never have left us entirely.

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Collapsable Shelters Provide Protection From The Elements On The Go

CHAT TRAVIESO

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Brooklyn, NY based artist and architectural designer Chat Travieso creates playful and interactive urban interventions that encourage people to question their assumptions of the built environment. His work takes the form of design/build installations that promote resourceful and sustainable strategies with a stress on simplicity, reuse, and making-do tactics. This work acknowledges the social and physical context of a site and often considers the existing spaces and objects in our urban landscape as a resource to be appropriated and repurposed.

Our favorite works by him are the amusing collapsable shelters pictured here.

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David Thompson

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1000 Awesome Things

David Thompson, the artist behind Monsieur Cabinet is hilarious. His quirky and sometimes shocking sense of humor is paired well with his simple and almost childlike illustrations. Thompson is a master of visual humor.

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Next Day Flyers Presents: Pencil Vs Camera!

Ben Heine’s Pencil Vs Camera! series combines photographs and Ben’s unlimited imagination to create images where anything can happen thanks to a sharp piece of graphite and a small piece of paper.

 

Provided by the sticker printing experts, Next Day Flyers.

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Leandro Lima

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Brazilian artist Leandro Lima‘s illustrations are so playful, complex and balanced all at once. I love how every element in his illustrations can stand on its own, and your eye is constantly bouncing all over the image. He does a lot of work for magazines, but most recently, he designed this for a bank. I’m not sure I really think “bank” when I see these (and I’m still working on the significance of some of the imagery, like that tear that’s split 50-50), but Brazilian banks definitely must be more fun than those we have in the US.

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Carole Wilmet

Belgian illustrator Carole Wilmet’s work is inspired by nature, the fashion  industry, and vintage photographs.

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B/D X Sticker Robot Contest: And The Winner Is…

Last week we had a contest where you were asked to write a clever sentence using our sponsors name “Sticker Robot.” We got a lot of fun entries but after going through all of them we picked this lucky winner:  Hey Sticker Robot, I’m a stickler for stickers and know how to pick um, and unlike stamps there’s no need to lick um. Bam!

Congrats to Felisha Gonzales who will be getting a massive grab bag with copies of Beautiful/Decay Book 2Book 3, and Book 4, 3 Beautiful/Decay t-shirts, and a limited edition Fudge Factory Comics sticker pack by Travis Millard!

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Anelia Loubser Flips Human Faces Upside Down To Create Alien Portraits

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South African Photographer Anelia Loubser is forcing us to look twice. Her project “Alienation” is a light-hearted approach to the complicated question of what exactly is conventional beauty? By flipping quite normal, traditional portraits upside down, she points out how easy it is for all of us to look instantly strange. There is a great quote that sums up Loubser’s project:

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Wayne Dyer.

This couldn’t be any truer – such a simple act has a great effect. What usually are forehead wrinkles, now act as grimaces, lips puckered in pain; long eyebrows are now odd whiskers sprouting from cheeks or strange furry circles under the eyes. Noses are flipped to replace foreheads and are disconcertingly bulbous – large alien lumps appear where they shouldn’t be.

These photographs are a view into a weird and wonderful world; one full of alien-like humans, but a world where each new face is as beautiful and as intriguing as the next.
These are the new versions of “potato head” – where features are interchangeable and we are able to play around with our ideas of accepted beauty and identity.

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