The city that never sleeps?

Tokyo may seem like a city that never sleeps, but those with a watchful eye can always spot some inhabitants that don’t abide by that rule. Photographer Adrian Storey tried to capture these inhabitants in a serie of photographs titled ‘Let the poets cry themselves to sleep‘. The series is meant to be a commentary on contemporary Japanese society and shows a few very strong images which really dazzle the mind. Enjoy!

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via Uchujin Photos


Ten Seconds is the new planking

I think I can speak for all of us if I say that we’ve all had it with planking and all its variations. Therefore I thought I’d introduce a less annoying and more beautiful version of it.

Alma Haser used to play Hide and Seek with her brother when she was younger. A little twist to the game was the fact that they mostly hid in places where they were pretty much still visible. This inspired her to make the serie ‘Ten Seconds’, consisting of images and videos who show just that. So head on below for a bunch of images and videos showing people who suck at hiding. Enjoy!

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Try pulling off a trick on one of these.

I’ve been following Alex Trochut‘s work for a while now, he’s an amazingly skilled Spanish typographic illustrator and designer. He’s made some of the craziest fonts and typographic ads I’ve ever seen, so be sure to check out his site after this. In one of his latest works, he combined contemporary art with skateboarding and ended up with awesome – yet unskateable – sculptures. Feast your eyes, check it out the slideshow and the making off video down below and enjoy.

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Rock around the clock

If you’re a vinyl collector, enthusiast or just somebody who loves music, then you might think that this art destroys the original art, but consider that there’s a lot of bad music that doesn’t have to be preserved on vinyl.

Let me show you what I’m talking about, Pavel Sidorenko is an Estonian designer, from Tallinn, who creates functional, yet playful products. One of his products is a set of clocks, made from old vinyl records, something a lot of people have already tried I’m sure. But the fun thing about his approach is that he sculpted the records into completely different figures by using a laser cutter. I think it looks great, so check it out below, enjoy!

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I want your garbage!

I stumbled upon this amazing Parisian artist called Bernard Pras.

Pras takes everything he can find from garbage to scrap, and uses it to replicate famous and infamous paintings. It’s an inspiring concept and I must say that I’m quite impressed with the accuracy of the depiction of paintings by Dali, Ensor, Munch, Warhol, Monet and many others.  But other than paintings, he has a whole bunch of cartoon heroes (or graphic novels for the nitwits), statues and other stuff too. He’s been very busy, so be sure to check out his website, since it contains works made by him which date back to 1997. But meanwhile, enjoy a few of his masterpieces in the slideshow below. Enjoy!

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Next Level: Arts & Crafts (part three)

The last of three.

Mundo de Papel, or World of Paper, is an advertisement spot made by CRU DE LADIES, who made the clip for BBDO Mexico. The ad itself is about Scribe, a brand of notepads, it’s a nice clip, check out if you like it as well.. Enjoy!

Next Level: Arts & Crafts (part two)

Just like yesterday’s artist, Chris Gilmour uses nothing but cardboard for his artwork.

But to be fair, he’s the master here, his lifesized models have seen more countries than the average tourist. The detail put into the models is mind-boggling, be sure to take a good look at the bicycle, it takes a lot of experience to be able to pull that off. My favorite here has to be the Hotrod, not the most difficult one I guess, but it looks smooth as hell though.

So check out the slideshow below and enjoy!

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Also, be sure to check back tomorrow for the last cardboard artwork..