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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...
This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

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If you've ever spent time with an artist (or if you're fortunate enough to be one yourself), you know that creative minds process the world differently. While most people spend their downtime scrolling through social media or poring over books, artists whittle away their idle hours creating something new.Just ask Natasha Farnsworth. While hanging around with her girlfriend one day, her affinity for traditional art and her desire to become a tattoo artist collided, resulting in a project that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Farnsworth constantly draws inspiration from the woman she loves, but this time, she decided to get her involved in a much more visceral way. Gathering her materials, she began this incredible series of body paintings that are designed to bend the mind's eye...
These Tattoos Aren’t Just Beautiful — They’re Helping Self-Harm Survivors Heal

These Tattoos Aren’t Just Beautiful — They’re Helping Self-Harm Survivors Heal

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Studies show that one in six women and one in seven men will have self-harmed at some point in their lives. The phenomenon, which is replete with chilling statistics, is most prevalent in developed nations in North America and Western Europe, and 90 percent of those who self-harm begin in their teens. Often associated with anxiety and depression, the scars left behind serve as permanent reminders of people's darkest hours, and they linger long after their emotional wounds have healed.One tattoo artist by the name of Whitney Develle had a heartbreaking confrontation with self-harm when she noticed that a friend's arms were slashed with thin scars that read, "Don't eat." The revelation that her friend trudged through a such horrific ordeal...
You Probably Eat Toast For Breakfast Pretty Often, But You’ve Never Seen It Like This

You Probably Eat Toast For Breakfast Pretty Often, But You’ve Never Seen It Like This

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If you ate two pieces of toast every day for 500 days, you'd almost have consumed this artist's medium by the end. With 1,064 pieces of toast in total, artist Jolita Vaitkute recreated her city in stunning sepia tones for the opening of a bread factory in Vilnius, Lithuania. The resulting piece, which stands at a colossal 11 by 13 feet, unsurprisingly broke the country's record for largest work of toast art. Although the idea seems far-fetched, conceptualizing the project ended up being the easiest part. Jolita Vaitkute Because the artist is so well versed in creating works of food art, what could've taken months and months was completed in about 50 hours. ...
These Illegally Obtained Photos Prove That Normalcy Can Be Just As Chilling As Chaos

These Illegally Obtained Photos Prove That Normalcy Can Be Just As Chilling As Chaos

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When we think about North Korea, "mundanity" isn't a concept that typically comes to mind. We ideate scenes of oppression and social injustice. Our minds fill with imagined horrors built with the brick and mortar of news footage and legacy media. And that makes sense, since atrocity is the thread that weaves together every scrap of the North Korean experience. It's the cultural tie that binds.But when photographer Michal Huniewicz illegally documented his time in the country, the resulting collection revealed an image of North Korean life that twists seemingly innocuous imagery into a haunting spectacle of everyday life lived under oppression's thumb. We don't often picture grocery checkout lines, hotel lobbies, and tour buses. We don'...
While The World Is Fixated On Red Cups, This Girl Creates Starbucks Art

While The World Is Fixated On Red Cups, This Girl Creates Starbucks Art

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If you don't live under a rock, you've probably heard about the bizarre controversy that Starbucks is dealing with right now. Everyone seems to have an opinion about those red cups, but while Internet commenters are duking it out on social media, one awesome young artist is busy turning Starbucks cups into vibrant works of art.Let Carrah Aldridge help you take a break from all of that tension so you can go back to loving your favorite coffee chain. It all starts with some simple supplies. To create these pieces, Aldridge uses white gel pens, Sharpies, and brightly colored Copic markers. A photo posted by Carrah Aldridge (@creative_carrah) on Jul 13, 2015 at 4:49am PDT And of course, she collects those iconic Starbucks cups. WIP 😊 Thank you for 6000+ likes on my blue Starbuck...
These Scribbles Look Like Nothing At First, But Watch What She Does With Them

These Scribbles Look Like Nothing At First, But Watch What She Does With Them

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It's no secret that artists tend to look at life from a different angle. After all, having an atypical worldview is conducive to creativity. Illustrator Mary Doodles came up with a fun series with some help from her friend Dante, and each piece starts with a few lines. In the video below, she tells Dante to close his eyes and scribble on a blank sheet of paper. From there, she puts on her creative thinking cap and gives these scattered marks a new lease on life. This is what Mary Doodles had to work with when Dante was done. YouTube / Mary Doodles And this is the finished product. Pretty incredible, right? YouTube / Mary Doodles To see how she created this masterpiece, check out the vide...
This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way

This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way

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We've all seen those movie scenes that are shot from the perspective of someone getting hit upside the head and falling into a heap. But before they hit the concrete, we're met with dizzying shots from the victim's point of view — scenes that show a spinning world full of double-faced assailants. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCI1_BTF'); }); She strives to make each painting a conversation piece as observers read between the lines of every layer. Alex Garant Alex Garant And that conversation springs from a place of complication, since we're tasked with making sense of imagery that puts our percerptions to the test. Al...