Tuesday, October 23

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This Quirky Artist Will Help You Reimagine Places You Thought You Knew

This Quirky Artist Will Help You Reimagine Places You Thought You Knew

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French artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet is fully aware of the fact that pictures of major cities like Paris and London are cemented into the cultural consciousness of people worldwide. She knows that there are few images more ubiquitous than those of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, Big Ben, and St. Paul's — and that's exactly why she's made it her mission to reinvent some of the world's most iconic cities through the art of illustration.Aiming to give viewers a less conventional perspective on cities that even strangers claim to know, she adds a bit of spark to famous scenes that once seemed so familiar. She refers to herself as a "hallucinartist," which makes sense, since her creations confront viewers with things that usually aren't really there. (But we totally wish they we...
There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Whether you're lucky enough to be attending the Olympics or you're watching the world's best athletes come together from the couch, you've probably familiarized yourself with a few larger-than-life competitors. Names like Simone Biles, Yusra Mardini, and Katie Ledecky have likely come up over breakfast in the morning and before meetings in the afternoon. You've probably marveled at Michael Phelps' 20th gold medal in an email thread between coworkers or with your spouse during dinner. But what if these athletes (the smallest of whom is just under five feet tall) really were larger than life? Well, thanks to one French artist who goes by the name JR, we don't have to imagi...
What Happens When Street Art Meets Abandoned Buildings? Magic.

What Happens When Street Art Meets Abandoned Buildings? Magic.

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Abandoned buildings are typically synonymous with urban blight and decay. That said, they can also be fertile ground for inventive, enterprising street artists seeking to make their mark. Here are 11 amazing examples of art filling the vacuum of an abandoned building. 1.) Hanksy in NYC. Earlier this year renowned street artist Hanksy (not Banksy) and his New York City artist friends did something amazing. They took it upon themselves to create an underground gallery show in an abandoned brownstone in Manhattan’s East Village that was slated to be demolished. The crew covered the inside of the building in art from head to toe. The event was cryptically published on social media telling art lovers how to locate the...
This Art Collective Used Paintbrushes To Change The Lives Of People In Mexico

This Art Collective Used Paintbrushes To Change The Lives Of People In Mexico

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For years, the people of Pachucha, Mexico — particularly those living in the village of Palmitas — led stagnant lives. The neighborhood's shoddy infrastructure and financial insecurity materialized in the form of dull grey homes and shops that cast light on the harsh reality that residents faced day in and day out.That's why youth collective Germen Crew decided to quite literally make life a little brighter for the people who call Palmitas home. With some paint and a bit of community outreach, they set to work turning the somber village into a visual celebration that's as vibrant as its residents. According to Germen Crew's press release, the project unfolded in a series of steps, the first of which involved getting community members on board and encouraging them to pitch in...