Art In The Shadows: Artist Damon Belanger Enlivens City With Serendipitous Paintwork


Damon Belanger

Damon Belanger, a local artist from San Carlos, created the stencil designs for his latest art project at his home before heading to downtown Redwood City where he draws it out in chalk and paints the design on the sidewalk. A dark gray paint gives the illusion of a strange shadow attached to everyday objects. A parking meter’s shadow becomes a monkey’s hangout or bike racks begin sprouting flowers. Continue »

Spanish Designer Fernando Abellanas Works In A Secret Studio Right Under The Bridge

One designer has come up with a novel response to the urban space shortage in Valencia – slot a pop-up studio into the underside of a traffic bridge. Continue »

Can You Spot Yourself In These Designer Stereotypes?

Whether your desk is messy or tidy, your walls adorned with pop culture posters or neatly framed art pieces, you could see yourself in one of these delightfully stereotypical designer character illustrations. Continue »

When Photos Looked Like Paintings: Dreamy Landscape Photographs Taken By Leonard Misonne

Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne (1870-1943) trained as an engineer before discovering photography. Raised in Gilly, Belgium, the photographer traveled throughout his homeland and beyond to capture the landscape and people of Europe in the Pictorialist style. Continue »

Scary Potter – Terrifying Alternative Posters For The Harry Potter Movies

Here are some terrifying alternative posters for the Harry Potter saga, created by illustrator Dylan Pierpont! With this series entitled Scary Potter, the artist pays tribute to this cult universe, focusing on the dark and horrifying side of the saga. Continue »

Illustrator Yaoyao Ma Van As Perfectly Captures The Happiness Of Living Alone

Being single and living alone can be pretty awesome, and these illustrations show why. Continue »

An Imagination That Looks Great On Paper: The Creative Mind Of Lily Seika Jones

Lily Seika Jones was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1989. She was raised in Vancouver, Canada where she attended the University of British of Columbia and completed a bachelors degree in Visual Arts and English Literature, eventually attaining her teaching certification in Secondary Art Education and English. Lily currently resides in Seattle as a freelance illustrator and stationery designer for Rivulet Paper Shop – a paper goods company she began on Etsy in 2014. Continue »

Terrible ASOS Poo Cross Body Bag Inspired By The Emoji Movie

This is a bag designed to look like the poo from The Emoji Movie. You know, the one voiced by Patrick Stewart. Continue »

Chinese Artist Creates Creepy Celebrity Portraits Made From Other People’s Faces

Is an image we see what we believe it is? Is it composed of the elements that we think we see, with techniques we think they are made with?

In his work, Zhang Wei conducts photographic surgery on celebrity portraits. Like a sculptor, he assembles and models their faces, which become contemporary Frankensteins. By recreating portraits of familiar people and faces, he asks questions about idolatry in terms of aesthetics, and offers viewers illusory familiarity. Continue »

These Weird Clocks Use Human Faces To Display The Time

Patience is a clock which uses a human face to represent the passage of time. The eyes work in the same way as an analog clock’s hands, with the right eye indicating hours and the left eye indicating minutes. The mouth opens and closes to represent seconds. The Patience clocks were created by the Japanese designers of the WE+ studio. Continue »

Artist Jacqueline Mak Takes On Consumerism, Body Politics, Humor, And Eroticism In Raunchy NSWF Collages

A collage artist’s browser history reveals a lot about the subjects that obsess them. For Jacqueline Mak, whose collages engage themes such as consumerism, objectification, and body politics, this translates to an NSFW treasure trove. Continue »

“A Time Of Love And War”: Amazing Digital Art By Wang Ling

Wang Ling (aka WL OP) is a hobbyist digital artist, born in China. His illustrations are from the fantasy world of stories. His style is recognized by fascinating characters and a couple of elements always present as rain, water and wind. Continue »

Ohio Youth Of The 1970s – Lovely Photos Of Long-Haired Teenage Girls In Dayton From 1974-75

Does long hairstyle make you more gracefully? These glamorous photos of teenage girls in the middle of 1970s from Tony Alter that may give you the answer. Continue »

The Electric State: Simon Stålenhag Comes A New Narrative Artbook About A Girl And Her Robot Traveling West In An Alternate 90s USA

“In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA, where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline. As their car approaches the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be unraveling ever faster as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.” Continue »

Casual NSFW Sculptures Show Women Getting Cozy In Themselves

Shona McAndrew sculpts plus-sized ladies who are at home in themselves. Continue »