Jane Perkins takes ordinary objects that she finds in various places and arranges them into something completely new. Shown below is her recreation of Dutch painter Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring. She finds most of her materials at charity shops, boot sales (a kind of flea market popular in the UK), and recycling centers. Her friends and neighbors donate interesting things that they find as well. Most of her pieces take about three weeks to complete as she works the found materials into their final form.
(via Jane Perkins)
Here, streetpainter Tracy Lee Stum can be seen bringing the Grand Canyon directly to the streets of Santa Monica, California. She was tasked by the Arizona Tourism Board to create this remarkable piece of street art in an effort to get Californians interested in visiting the National Park at some point in the future. The real Grand Canyon is 277 miles wide and over a mile deep in some spots. I would think that it would be quite a challenge to recreate such a breathtaking landscape with chalks and paints on a flat surface, but Tracy and her team did a tremendous job with it. Great work Tracy… you can tell the Arizona Tourism Board that I will be booking my reservations shortly as I have never had the privilege of visiting the Grand Canyon.
(via Tracy Lee Stum)
The Blu-Ray+DVD cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the movie The Princess Bride features an ambigram. The romantic comedy adventure movie, originally released in 1987, was directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner and received a rating of “two thumbs up” from Siskel & Ebert. The text in the middle of the cover reads the same when viewed right-side-up or upside-down. Seen here is the cover viewed one way where the lead male (Cary Elwes as Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts) and female (Robin Wright as Buttercup) cast members can be seen looking young and very much in love.
An inverted version of this cover featuring the same two individuals looking much older can be seen below.
I remember seeing this image floating around the Internet a while back and recently stumbled across it again. It is a really well illustrated ambiguous drawing. Do you see Wolverine from the X-Men or two Batmen (would that be the plural of Batman?) staring at one another in front of a yellow background?
If anyone knows who the artist of this illustration is, please let me know in the comments.
Peter Kogler decorated the walls, floor and ceiling of this section of the DIRIMART Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011. The carefully drawn lines give the impression that the entire room is somehow warped and distorted creating an uneasy feeling for anyone entering this corridor.
This photograph was taken by Atelier Kogler.
(via Peter Kogler)
This design by Malo and the Whale was submitted to Threadless as a potential candidate for a t-shirt design. The reflection of the trees, moon, and buildings in the adjacent lake create a very interesting scene. Do you notice unique about it?
If you focus your eyes on the sphere in the center of this pattern, the entire image appears to pulsate and vibrate. Then if you move your head toward the image and then away from the image, the color fields appear to expand and contract. This image involves two different types of illusions involving color contrast and dynamic luminance-gradient effects. The overall result is quite a remarkable work of art.
(via Gianni Sarcone)