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Artist's insane swarm of animal cutouts spring from 1,200 recycled books The increasing popularity of e-readers have prompted observers to sound the death knell for paper books; yet, many of us still find an irreplaceable je ne sais quoi in our trusty tomes. Maybe it's because we can dog-ear them to death, or find that their smells bring back some half-forgotten memory. Italy and New York City-based artist Andrea Mastrovito finds life renewed in old books; one of his latest works, "The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II" features a horde of animal cutouts taken from recycled textbooks -- butterflies, bears, cats and endless flowers. © Andrea Mastrovito © Andrea Mastrovito

New Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli Since we last featured works by collage artist Eugenia Loli (previously) her works have popped up all over the place from Wired Magazine, New Scientist, and a recent series of 5 collages for Cosmopolitan out next month (she also made the collage that appears atop this very publication). The nurse-turned-programmer-turned-journalist-turned-artist first began exploring digital collages in 2013 by scanning images from old vintage magazines and science textbooks that she assembled in Photoshop and shared on her Tumblr. You can follow more of Loli’s work on Instagram or Facebook, and she sells prints and other things in her shop.

Anton Repponen · Misplaced Places United States - New York Misplaced Places Photo by Anton Repponen Photographic Series Anton Repponen The Doctor Who Mapped His Hallucinations Hubert Airy first became aware of his affliction in the fall of 1854, when he noticed a small blind spot interfering with his ability to read. “At first it looked just like the spot which you see after having looked at the sun or some bright object,” he later wrote. But the blind spot was growing, its edges taking on a zigzag shape that reminded Airy of the bastions of a fortified medieval town. Only, they were gorgeously colored. And they were moving. Oscars 2015: Graham Moore on his 'stay weird' acceptance speech (Updated) Graham Moore gave a very candid speech while accepting the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game. ”When I was 16 years old I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong, and now I’m standing here,” he said on stage Sunday night. “I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes you do.

New Scenes of Fantasy and Disaster on Traditional Blue Porcelain Dinner Plates by Calamityware Look once you see your grandmother’s china, look twice and you see… Big Foot? Don Moyer, the graphic designer behind Calamityware (previously here and here), has designed several more white porcelain plates playfully poking the traditional blue Willow pattern design. On his plates, intricate patterns found on the outer edge trick the eye until one notices mysterious occurrences happening near the center. Pirate ships take over Victorian villages, swamp monsters grab for traditional Japanese pagodas, and erupting volcanoes threaten to overtake peaceful towns. Two of Moyer’s newest plate designs, a group of savage zombie poodles and a soaring pterodactyl, are currently on Kickstarter.

Cappadocia – Feel Desain Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards – through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features – and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region. Images © Feel Desain

Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis Berlin-based artist Matthew Davis creates these surreal images by using his brush to slowly drip oil paints into small pools. After each color dries over a period of several days a new layer is added resulting in a dense, multi-dimensional surface. The understanding and control of color that goes into this is beyond me. You can see more of his paintings and read an article about Davis in the German magazine Art (nsfw). (via this isn’t happiness) 300 Beautiful Icons For Web and User Interface Designers Today freebie is beautiful UI icons set so far, 300 icons for web and user interface design. These icons also use for app user interfaces. It includes all icons in PSD format, along with it’s SVG files, and the PNG files include the following sizes, 16×16, 32×32, and 64×64. Each icon is a single Photoshop shape layer, meaning they can be scaled up and down without loss of quality. Adding layer styles and blend modes is also a breeze.

Kenaim Alshatti's hallucinatory "motion fantasies" Images courtesy the artist Somewhere amid Phoenix's desert topography, visual artist Kenaim Alshatti is producing mesmerizing, molten lava-esque GIFs dubbed "motion fantasies." Calling himself as a "visual solutionist," the artist attempts to explore emotions through media synthesis and does so through the array of looping artworks he posts daily on Tumblr. "I create works for myself and channel that research into a lot of different funded and unfunded areas," he writes on his website.

About Creative Cards Project – Creative Cards Project From the two of hearts by Timba Smits to the ace of spades by Fill Ryabchikov, each participant chose a card to illustrate and created a suitable image in their own trademark style. Artists involved include Joshua Davis, Sara Blake, Brand Nu, Adhemas Batista, Lunartik, Justin Maller, Shotopop, Evgeny Kiselev, Michael Cina, Design is Dead and many more. It’s been great to get so many famous artists together to collaborate on this project. We haven’t just made pretty postcards either. CREATIVE CARDS are meant to be played.

Real Fish Heads Used In Photographs To Satirize Everyday Human Life French artist Anne-Catherine Becker Echivard’s (37) beautiful artworks.He is inspired by silent movies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.places real fish from her fish monger on doll parts to recreate, amuse, and in a way, criticize/satirize aspects of human society. Real Fish Heads Used In Photographs Sources