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Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas. Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland.

Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas

He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. Exclusive Infographics: Fictional Character Birthday Calendars. [Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012.

Exclusive Infographics: Fictional Character Birthday Calendars

This post, at #6, was originally published April 11.] Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for a good, old-fashioned SAT-style analogy. Ready? Creed from The Office is to Hello Kitty as Don Draper is to ________? If you answered “Oscar the Grouch,” you win! YAGO HORTAL. Historic Explosions in Cauliflower. The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs - Design. Mundane by their very nature, manhole covers don't necessarily stand out to us while we walk or drive over them (although sometimes their simplistic appearance leads to interesting urban art).

The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs - Design

On occasion though, municipalities and even private property owners see the value of using the manhole cover as a unique way to help establish the identity of its surroundings. Turns out we're not the only ones who are intrigued by the possibilities these underfoot pieces of infrastructure provide: there's even a Flickr pool with over 14,000 entries of manholes from around the world. Below are 24 that caught our attention: Dominique Falla: graphic design, illustration, photography and DVA research. Geeky Tattoos. Photographer Martin Klimas Paints Like Pollock With Sound. How do you paint with sound?

Photographer Martin Klimas Paints Like Pollock With Sound

It’s a good question and the answer comes from German photographer Martin Klimas. He starts by putting different colored paint on top of a speaker over some translucent material, then cranks up the volume. The vibrations of the speaker shoot the paint into the air creating beautiful patterns and sculptural forms, and Klimas snaps them with his camera while in flight. We’re used to seeing audiovisual collaborations, like those explored by Quayola and Jamie XX, but they’re usually animated using computer software, whereas this is a much more analogue affair. Miles Davis – “Pharaoh’s Dance” - StumbleUpon. Koalas to the Max dot Com. MAIN : Marion Bolognesi. Cecilia Camouflaged. Maddie The Coonhound Photographer Theron Humphrey was at a crossroads in his life so he embarked on a documentary project called This Wild Idea, which involved traveling to 50 states and photographing one person a day for a year.

Cecilia Camouflaged

To keep […] Larger Than The LV Life. Kim welling by kimslittlemonsters. Home : Charlotte Trounce. Solo. Lizzystewartillustration: “Hard Wood and Heavy Water” an exhibition Jaguar Shoes32-34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DAPV: 30th January 2014. 7pm till late31st January – 16th March 2014.This is my first solo show in London.

Solo

You can read about it here. lizzystewartillustration: Myself and Eleni Kalorkoti chat about work we’ve made, work we like and work we don’t. Tamara Shopsin. Rainbow Toy Car Installation Made from 2,500 Cars. The 50 Best Street Art Work Selected in 2011. Looking for street arts?

The 50 Best Street Art Work Selected in 2011

Then have a look at these best selected street artists of the year. With one of the most authoritative resource… for 2011. Street art is an awesome way to represent anything which can be a type of visual art, many artists today have a keen interest in street art as it’s the most profound and it can be used to serve many purposes. 15 Great Works of Literature-Inspired Nail Art. Earlier this week, we discovered a set of lovely golden Lord of the Rings-inspired nails over at io9, and we have to admit that we’ve been daydreaming about our perfect literary dream manicures ever since.

15 Great Works of Literature-Inspired Nail Art

After all, we’ve already gushed over (and failed at trying to replicate) these awesome Twin Peaks nails, so it’s only fair we give a little love to the literary side of fingernail-based super-fandom. Because if you’re serious about being a literary nerd, why not extend your love of books to the very tools that let you turn the pages and proclaim your great taste in reading material to the world all at once? Click through to get inspired by a few of our favorite works of literary nail art, and let us know which books you’re dying to have at your fingertips in the comments!

Lord of the Rings [via] Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969. By Maria Popova What the Mad Hatter has to do with one of the most inspired collaborations in Western culture. Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland, circa 1949. But it turns out they might not be the most culturally intriguing.

The Coolest Elevator in New York & Scouting NY. Last week, I was scouting office space in a building in Queens.

The Coolest Elevator in New York & Scouting NY

My guide brought me to this totally unassuming elevator: Really, I have to show you this as I encountered it: WOW. It’s like Willy Wonka built an elevator to the land of Oz! Easily the coolest elevator I’ve ever been on in New York: - StumbleUpon. (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer.

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Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Larken by larkendesign. Most Amazing Sand Sculptures. Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Anyone who has ever been to the beach has probably tried to sculpt a simple sand structure of some sort.Well leave it to the pros, because we have some great sand sculpture pictures listed below. 36 Comments: rachael said...

I've tried making sandcastles before.. I suck. A Frugal Town in Lithuania Erects a Christmas Tree Made from 40,000 Recycled... - StumbleUpon. Okay municipalities of the world, pay attention. For a third consecutive year the city of Kaunas, Lithuania approached artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to assist with their annual holiday decorating. Recognizing the city’s somewhat dire financial state the artist challenged herself to build something that wouldn’t rely on any administrative funds set aside for the event.

Lorenzo Duran - Designaside.com - StumbleUpon.