This brilliant illustration shows how much public space we've surrendered to cars. Most roads in the US are built for cars, not for pedestrians.
Whether we're happy or unhappy with this, most of us are aware of it. But this brilliant illustration, by Claes Tingvall of the Swedish Road Administration, shows just how extreme the situation truly is — even in an urban business district that's designed with pedestrians in mind: (Claes Tingvall/Swedish Road Administration) By depicting roads as chasms and crosswalks as rickety planks spanning them, Tingvall shows just how lopsided the the proportions of a normal urban street corner really are. One particularly interesting thing is that, in many places, much of the space dedicated to cars doesn't actually get used by them.
(Jon Geeting/This Old City) Further reading: New York City lowered its speed limit to 25. 這些苔蘚塗鴉真的是太漂亮了！其實很容易做，讓我們來教你吧！ 當代藝術家發現，街頭藝術不僅可以看上去漂亮，而且觸感也可以光滑和柔軟。
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We’re talking about street artists who incorporate elements of nature into their graffiti, turning 2D paintings into amazing 3D installations. In these cases not every wall or pavement could be turned into street art: the artist has to search for the perfect spot, knowing that the elements of nature are not permanent, so the piece can’t remain for long. However, the struggle is worth it – these pieces really turn heads and amuse passersby more than most of other forms of street art. For more of interactive street art be sure to check out 28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings. Image credits: Nuxuno Xän Image credits: Natalia Rak. Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza. Using embroidery, yarn, and and wool artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates landscapes and other imagery that exists in the space between tapesty and sculpture.
Mimicking the flow of waves or grass, each piece seems to tumble from its embroidery hoop where it flows down the gallery wall. Most of the pieces seen here are from her 2013 Suspension series, though you can see more on her blog (be sure to click “entrar” next to each item). You can also read a bit more about her work on Now Contemporary Art.
(via Ignant, I ♥ Art) Realistic Animal Drawings Surrounded By The Tools Used To Create Them. Talented artist Karla Mialynne isn’t content with simply sharing her stunning hyper-realistic art with her 44,000 Instagram followers – she posts these mixed-media images together with the artistic utensils she used to create these pieces, as if to prove that these are indeed drawings and not photographs.
The utensils, which include pencils, markers and acrylic paints, also show the beautiful rich color palette that Mialynne uses in each of her pictures. New Realistic 3D Paintings by Keng Lye Painted With Acrylics In Layers Of Resin. Talented Singaporean artist Keng Lye, whom we previously wrote about here, is back with more of his stunning fish and aquatic wildlife illusions.
Lye’s method is a brilliant bit of trickery. By pouring layers of crystal-clear synthetic resin and painting on it, he creates the illusion that what we’re actually looking at is a bowl with a fish or a turtle in it. The 3D illusion is completed by adding protrusions to make it look as though the turtle’s wet shell is poking out of the water. This time, he also gave one of his fish a sideways view as well. Can you tell the difference between his artwork and the real thing? For more amazing 3D fish paintings, you should also check out Riusuke Fukahori’s amazing fish paintings. Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Insanely Intricate Paper Art That Looks Like Pencil Drawings. Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures.
Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was learning sasabaran – a technique for cutting food decorations from bamboo leaves at sushi shops. When he practiced on his own using paper and a utility knife, he realized that he was good at it and that he enjoyed it. Only later in his life, though, did he start to look at his paper cuttings as art and display them to the public. More info: akira-nagaya.com | Facebook (h/t: spoon-tamago) 23 Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder. A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder.
Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again. We’ve begun to see more and more of this type of art so we thought it’s about time to look at some of the best examples.