Major Cities of the World at Night, Without Light

San Francisco

We’ve seen plenty of beautiful images of cities shining in the night. But there’s hardly any that would show what these cities look like at night without the lights. Well, now we know, thanks to the efforts of New York based photographer Thierry Cohen. Modern cities are too consumed by light and air pollution to have clear starlit skies as seen in these pictures.

Feather Paintings

Artist Julie Thompson Artist Ian Davie paints spectacular images on bird feathers, often blending her his work with the colorful style usually seen in bird feathers. Painting feathers doesn’t quite sound like an easy job. They don’t have a texture as easy to work around as a canvas and they might often have a tinge of color for themselves.

Edit: These feather paintings are the work of artist Ian Davie. This post originally attributed these feather paintings to artist Julie Thompson. We apologize for our embarrassing mistake.

Wonderful Patterns Made From Razor Blades

Virginia-based artist Susan Noyes makes use of simple razor blades, and arranges them into beautiful patterns I never thought could come from those wicked sharp thingies. It’s almost like a moment of zen for me right now. Also, if you scroll through the top three images first slowly, and then at some speed, it gets kind of trippy. Cool! Noyes uses a variety of blades and graph paper to achieve the result, and the repeated geometric patterns placed intricately do the rest of the work.

Artist Represents DC Characters With Blocks of Color

Our recognition of comic book characters is well developed enough to recognize them from just abstract colors and shapes. Artist ColourOnly85 has chosen the same idea for the representation of DC characters. In these illustrations, the characters are not represented by deep facial features or style, but merely by blocks of colors and sharp geometries that take the easily recognizable shapes.