Macro Photographs of Singapore's Most Unusual Insects and Arachnids by Nicky Bay
Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay ventures into some of the most ecologically diverse (ie. creepiest and crawliest) places in the world to shoot macro photos of insects, arachnids, and fungi. Bay went on 46 different shooting excursions in 2014 and discovered creatures that seem more at home in an Avatar movie than here on Earth.
Twilights: New Ink Paintings on Vintage Books by Ekaterina Panikanova
Artist Ekaterina Panikanova recently opened her third solo show at Sara Zarin Gallery in Rome featuring a number of ink and acrylic paintings on grids of vintage books. Reflecting the age of the books, Panikanova creates imagery suggesting aspects of memory or old snapshots commingled with illustrations of birds, antlers, baked goods, and lace. The exhibition, titled Crepuscoli (Twilights), runs through February 7th.
50 Years of David Bowie's Hairstyles in a Single GIF
To celebrate his 68th birthday last week, illustrator Helen Green created an animated gif of every one of David Bowie's hairstyles from 1964-2014.
Affectionate Murals on the Streets of Italy by Millo
Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. He uses simple black and white lines with dashes of color when necessary, and often incorporates elements of architecture into his multi-story paintings.
The Netherlands Coat of Arms Illustrated with Suspended Layers of Cut Paper
Nearly six months in the making, this superb interpretation of the Netherlands coat of arms was lead by Moldova-based Beauty & the Beast Studio. Illustrator Ivan Belikov rendered the 7-color emblem which was then translated into hundreds of cut fragments that were paintstakingly assembled into multiple levels.
The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People
The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People cleverly organizes the daily schedules of famous artists, philosophers, writers, and composers as recorded in their own diaries and letters. Not only does it show how they switched gears between creating, sleeping, and leisure time, but the chart is fully interactive including quotes from each individual.
Hotel That Inspired 'The Shining' Announces Contest to Design a 61,500 Square Foot Hedge Maze
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, where Stephen King found the inspiratation to write The Shining has embraced its role as horror muse. The Stanley has made plans to build a 61,500 square foot hedge maze, similar to the backdrop of the heart-pounding final moments in Kubrick's adaptation. The design will come from a free public contest where anyone is invited to submit plans for the maze (they even have a template to get you started!).