In 2012, artist Yuki Tsunoda attempted to visualize the disgust and aversion most people feel when they see insects. As she worked on the project, she realized that there was more to insects – perhaps even a beauty that could be highlighted. Thus came into being Glass insetto, a series by the artist that shows glass sculptures of insects.
Humanoid Pokemon sounds like a great idea, though it messes with the dynamic of keeping them captive in Pokeballs. But then perhaps we’d have a different story for Pokemon. This gorgeous fan-art presents an imaginative look at Pokemon as humanoid anime characters. The set is the work of artist Shioya.
Imagine running into one of these exotic creatures in the woods. Surely we would be able to appreciate the beauty of these sculptures over the discomfort of soiled pants. These creepy humanoid figures are the work of Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki. The sculptures have been constructed by putting together pieces of driftwood into humanoid forms.
I’ve always found it interesting how the simple clock can be marvelously complex. Even for a generic timepiece, a whole lot of skill goes into fitting those cogs and gears just right. At its face, Story is quite simple and minimalist, consisting simply of a wooden base and a metallic sphere. But getting the sphere to levitate on the face of the clock is where the magic happens.
This sculpture, placed at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue is titled False Idol and is the work of LA street artist Plastic Jesus. The golden statue portrays Kanye West as Jesus, with his arms outstretched to be crucified, but without the cross – there are nails on his hands though. A crown of thorns adorns his head and a Jesus piece is placed around his neck. On his feet are the YEEZY Boost 350 sneakers.
Missed Connections on Craigslist are quite the thing. Sometimes they work wonders, often they give readers a great story, and a lot of times they are destined to remain missed. One thing they’re almost always good at, is being interesting. Illustrator Lucia Soto saw the missed connections, and created a visual record of them in the form of illustrations.
Romance has fueled literature for centuries, and several characters have become quite the examples for love – and inspiration to countless people. What these characters from the classics lacked was texting. I mean, who in the modern world has loved and not communicated via texts? These images take a humorous look at these beloved characters and imagine what they would have texted. Check them out.
We generally associate a familiar look with tattoos, irrespective of their design. Well, it’s time to get that notion shattered with these beautiful tattoos that take an entirely fresh look (and subject). Most tattoo artists employ a black outline. By getting rid of that outline and using lighter colors, these tattoos take on a nearly watercolor-like look. These tattoos are the work of Korean tattoo parlor Aro Tattoo, based in Seoul, and staffed mainly by two artists – Dali and Silo.
Dams use spillways to prevent overflow and to minimize the risk of damage to the dam. The one you see here is the spillway for Napa’s Monticello Dam, often called Glory Hole locally. With California finally getting rain, the glory hole is being used to manage water levels in Lake Berryessa. It may not be that easy to get a sense of scale from the image alone, but this one is massive. The spillway drains 48000 cubic feet of water per second into the Putah Creek.
So here’s Rain Yokohama, who we’ll prefer to call the ridiculous genius. Rain has a series of selfies, that would for all practical purposes, appear to include his girlfriend. Then there’s the second shot, which shows exactly how the girlfriend selfie was taken, without the girlfriend. The set is titled “A collection of how to get by on Valentine’s day. Episode: how to take photos that look like you have a girlfriend”.