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Art

Remembering the defunct ‘Faux Museum’: a paradise for oddities and confusion

The Faux Museum was once the bread and butter of Tom Richards, its curator (and often, janitor). It was located in Portland, Oregon and contains a wild collection of knick knacks. Everything inside the museum was either created by Richards himself or his friends. Each displayed item is a representation of his eccentric imagination and sense of humor. Why the weirdness? He simply wants people to "not think too hard" and "see things differently". In this light, each piece is misleading by intention. In fact, the original plan was to make an entire museum as a prank, but Richards ended up pouring everything he had into it. As a result, he made tourists and locals amused (and usually, confused) as they pass by. There certainly is a big hole left by the Faux Museum as it leaves us in its wake. It said goodbye in 2015, and fans from all over are still hoping that it'll open its doors once again - in one way or another.  ...
Art

Artistic culinary treats and more in the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney plays host to this year's Epcot International Festival of the Arts. You might have heard of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival or the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This one, however, stems out and creates its own brand of taking food beyond your imagination. Aptly named, it will take place in the "Food Studios" inside the Epcot World Showcase promenade. It will begin from January 13 through February 20. Audiences can expect art that marvels the eyes, the ears, as well as the taste buds. You will certainly see food that is treated as art on a plate. Get ready to take your Instagram snappers. Each day will feature a different interactive activity or workshop. For the schedule of workshops, take a look at this list. And starting on January 6, 2017, online bookings can be made. But if you can't wait that long, you can pick up the phone and dial 407-WDW-PLAY right now. All workshops and activities will be held in the Odyssey Festival...
Animation

Yoda, Pinocchio and Shrek on your child’s plate?

Like any mother, Lelah Mohamedi would do anything to make her child happy. Her 4 year old son inspired the food artist to make this collection of creative, healthy plates. She needs between 20-40 minutes to make a cartoon character that no child would dislike. Mohamedi has already 65.000 followers on Instagram and her work can also be follow on  Facebook. ...
Creativity

Instantly fall in love with this neat little pushpin cushion inspired by Up

Pins don't have many other uses, aside from sticking things up. Designer Clive Roddy has found another, more creative reason for pins to exist. If you've seen the Pixar film, Up, then you'll instantly fall in love with the UK designer's latest intervention, a new cork pushpin cushion. The cushion is attached to a miniature wooden house and can sit on a desk or be mounted to a cork-board for storage. When the cork is full of pins, it creates a neat little hot air balloon. It's fun, it's adorable, and it's available in Roddy's online shop. Pick one up if you'd like and check more photos below! ...
Art

Madrid’s pedestrian crossings transformed into colorful works of art

Artist Christo Guelov has done away with traditional pedestrian crossings! The artist views our current pedestrian crossings as boring and plain - so, he began turning them into colorful works of road art as part of his series "Funnycross." As soon as the Bulgarian artist began his project in Madrid, he realized that color and pattern variations were endless. Check out some of the funky pedestrian crossings below and find more on his website. ...
Art

These LEGO wall paintings and sculptures will bring out your inner child

We've covered LEGO sculptures on DesignFaves countless times but David Hughes brings along a fresh, and welcome twist. Hughes is originally an architect by trade but now spends his time creating wall mosaics and sculptures from LEGO. His wall pieces are playful and have a retro feel to them while being visually dynamic and modern. The sculptures bring the three-dimensional glory of LEGO into the same dynamic light as the wall art Hughes has managed to depict movement with the rigid blocks.  ...
Creativity

Learning chemistry from crayons

Have you ever tried to memorize history facts by making them into a song? Or made up a game so as to trick yourself into thinking that learning is fun? Etsy shop Que Interesante is hip to these learning tricks and has developed a line of labels for crayons and colored pencils that swap traditional labels for ones that describe its chemical contents. For example, an orange crayon is re-labeled as Fluorine F2 and a turquoise crayon is relabeled Chromium (III) Cr3+. The shop sells the printed clear labels in the standard packs of 24, 96 or 120 labels to match up with the standard Crayola boxes. ...
Illustration

Disney animals reimagined as humans

In a fun series created on Deviant Art, an artist that goes by the name of s0alaina has created images that show what some our our favorite Disney animal characters would look like as humans. The illustrations are shown in the style that their movies were created in. “I’ve often wondered what these animals would look like if they were human and I have enjoyed others’ illustrations of this concept. But, I noticed that most of these versions lacked character consistency thus making them not quite as believable and lovable,” she wrote. This can also be a fun guessing game! What characters do you think we have below? ...
Funny

Dad creates adorable school lunches for his daughter

Our school lunches never looked this cool. Beau Coffron has taken to create his children works of art in the form of lunches. Using everything from dinosaurs to popular Disney movies, Coffron has created works that look equally as pleasing to the eye as they will taste to the stomach. He also runs a website, where other parents can get some inspiration. “My name is Beau and I want to help you make lunch time fun, connect with your kids, and show you products that make your life as a busy parent easier. Each week on Lunchbox Dad you will find creative recipes, funny pictures, and my thoughts on parenting and life in general.” he says on his website, Lunchbox Dad. ...
Funny

Man creates comic to find new kidney

Cal the Kidney is a comic strip about a kidney who has quit his job to search for a better one. It’s the creation of Zach, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that attacks his kidneys. His goal with the comic is to raise awareness about autoimmune disorders and to become an education resource about kidneys. "As I started to think and brainstorm with friends, we came up with Cal. A kidney who quits his job in search of a better job. One he doesn’t suck at. But… how does that raise money. I don’t know. I still don’t know. If nothing else, I can provide you with a story and hope that you connect with it in some way," he says on his website. “You know when you can’t get that one idea out of your head? That became Cal. and Cal became a webcomic.” To find out more about Zach’s project, check out his website. ...
Art

The animal (balloon) kingdom

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto proves that balloon art is not just something made by sad clowns at kids’ birthday parties. His highly complex balloon creations are intricate and detailed, taking balloon art to the next level. The choice of animals is unusual, such as jellyfish, iguana, hermit crab, flamingo, and buffalo. Interestingly, Matsumoto insists that no adhesive, markers or stickers are used as enhancement in these colorful inflatable creations, yet they all look quite sturdy and thoughtfully designed. Take a peek into Matsumoto's fantastical world of balloon animals below, and see more of his work on his Tumblr. ...
Inspiration

Ride this crazy waterslide with black hole light effects

If you are tired of the typical dark amusement park water slide, then this slide in Bremerhaven, Germany, will be a real treat. In 2012 the waterpark upgraded their slide to make it look like you are flying through space while keeping the same unsuspecting exterior design. Now, the slide at 'Bad 1' park is equipt with awesome light effects like RGB daylight rings. The slide is 256 ft long and 25 ft tall and looks like endless fun. Wishing these were around when I was a youngster... ...
Art

Digital collages keep your interest with endless hidden narratives

Croatia-based Sanda Anderlon is a digital collage artist pasting together thousands of images to create fun narratives. She finds average pictures online of people, cartoons, and objects, and combines them in unexpected ways for fun scenes. In Anderlon’s invented situations, you may find yourself at an eclectic party with interesting characters, on a packed beach, or in a messy bedroom. She uses sub-narratives, like interactions between people, to keep you constantly discovering fun secrets hidden in the compositions. Look close and you will see a cop poking a drunk man, a woman straitening a painting, or a girl eyeing a handsome man from across the room. ...
Art

Graphic doodles grow from the corners of a notebook

Austin, Texas-based creative Sophie Roach fills her notebooks with colorful doodles, organically growing from corners of pages or floating in space. Her drawings, done across the pages of her notebook, are graphic in nature and look like concept sketches of murals planned across massive buildings. The compositions are stream-of-consciousness, building them slowly and making design decisions as she works. Roach is a self-taught artist, discovering and developing her skills while in lectures at University of Washington. To stay up-to-date on her newest work follow Roach on Instagram. ...
Street art

Art on the streets of Spain comes to life in these amazing GIFs

Street art has a knack for sending political, and at times, satirical messages and master street artist A.L. Crego has found a really cool way to liven up his art on the web. The Spanish photographer and motion designer has given in to the attractiveness of animated GIFs. As a fan of local street artists in Spain, Crego is putting his own creative spin on the craft with moving elements. With motion added into the mix, the GIFs come alive in unique ways, enhancing the social commentary and critiques on topics like consumerism and our unhealthy reliance on technology. Check out A. L. Crego's Tumblr page for more!  ...
Art

Photos prove the deranged clowns from your nightmares exist

Mr. Perfido has successfully realized the most disturbing series of photographs ever seen. His portraits will transform you back into a child, waking up in a hot sweat after a nightmare of an evil clown. “Taking pictures has become something that goes beyond the simple realization of images and has deeply changed my way of experiencing life and relating to others,” Perfido writes about his practice on his website. The most terrifying aspect of the clowns below is that they don’t even try to be nice, they are intentionally and actively evil. So, if you scroll down, be warned, their crooked smiles, crusty faces, and offensive gestures are not for the faint of heart. Enjoy. ...
Creativity

Learn to make your very own army men fruit bowl

Here is a practical use for all those old toy army men destined for the landfill. User N36 has posted a tutorial on Instructables showing how to transform them into a stylish fruit bowl using just the army men, a metal bowl, and a heat gun. The simple DIY design project is a fun way to create your own home accessory and add a humorous object of surprisingly modern décor to your home. The final bowl looks a little like an acrobatic army men stunt and a little like a plastic massacre. To learn how to make your fruit bowl, follow the simple instructions here. ...
Creativity

Glass table appears to be suspended in mid-air by floating balloons

At first sight, the tables below may appear to be supported by floating balloons. However, they're just a playful trompe-l'œil by Duffy London. The UP Balloon Table is made from toughened glass, metal resin composite for the "balloons," and toughened steel rods to create the illusion of faux balloon strings holding it up. This adorably whimsical table is available either as a rectangle or a circle, with two sizes (coffee and dining), and three balloon color choices (red, gold, silver). Handmade by local artisans and craftspeople using ethically sourced materials, the table will surely be a fun addition to any child's room. Find out more about it here. ...
Funny

Watch this inflatable water-slide ball crush helpless running humans

Devin Super Tramp has recreated the deadly rolling boulder scene from the Raiders of the Lost Ark with an amusement park/water slide twist. The "boulder" is a giant inflatable sphere with an inner container which holds a couple riders at a time. On the outside of the ball, mayhem is unleashed as it rolls down a hill crushing everyone in its path. The whole event looks like an obscure extreme sport that I would definitely participate in. Some of those running humans get crushed pretty hard! Watch the 4K video below in all its rediculous glory. ...
Creativity

Ice cream eaters carve fun face-melting creations in their cups

A Japanese ice-cream brand is inspiring the food artist in everyone with a fun surprise in some of their ice-cream cups. Panapp infuses dots of flavor into their cold treats, but sometimes that flavor makes the shape of a smiley face. Instant fun. This simple occurrence has inspired ice-cream eaters to sculpt out fun and scary faces into their desserts. When the dessert begins to melt, the faces become weirdly realistic and distorted. Check out some of the frozen fun below. ...
Funny

Selfie-friendly museum lets you pose with famous art

Taking selfies with art is a huge phenomenon influencing the creation of contemporary work, but the sterile “don’t touch” atmosphere of museums is not conducive to the playful trend. A brilliant new museum called Art in Island features recreations of famous art in an interactive, selfie-friendly format. Museum-goers are encouraged to touch, sit on, and climb on work originally made by some of the world’s finest artists like Picasso, Di Vinci, and Van Gogh. The entire museum is a funhouse that takes a refreshing two hours to go through, compared to a typical museum where you might spend days. You can visit Art in Island in the Filipino capital of Manila. ...
Digital

Strangely mesmerizing 3D GIFs of wobbling objects

Julien Rivoire is the founder of Bastard Graphics, a Lyon-based design studio that specializes in art direction, illustration, and animation. In his spare time, the French graphic designer enjoys making surreal 3D GIFs inspired by '90s computer/video game graphics. Using Maxon Cinema 4D and Photoshop, Rivoire creates minimalist loops of strange landscapes, wobbling and rippling objects in mesmerizing ways. At times, the GIFs resemble cinemagraphs in that they're mostly still, except for one perpetually moving element. The inclusion of typography in his animated GIFs is a nice touch, providing more context for interpretation. Check out the Tumblr-friendly eye candy below, and click here to see more of his work. ...
Photography

Photos capture vibrant colored powder thrown at models

Advertising agency Ars Thanea had a crazy idea for a wild colorful photoshoot and they went all-in. “We had this idea a long time ago,” wrote the agency. “Soaking colors, deep saturation and a lot of magical dust.” With the help of photographer Szymon Swietochowski, the agency saw their dream come true. The results of the photoshoot were used as a means to promote their new website launch. It is a well-executed example of how to successfully present a company's creative edge on the internet. And this time, it is all about having fun while throwing colored powder at the models. The obvious outcome is a set of images, exploding with energy, vividness, and optimistic emotions. ...
Art

Surreal photographs imagine a terrifying invasion of clones

In his latest photo series titled 'Monodramatic,' Japanese artist Daisuke Takakura envisions an alternate universe of Japan where clones of a single person overtake each frame. Each clone has their own individual poses, actions, and emotions, with elaborate set-ups and locations. The setting is not futuristic, it's present day. In the photos you see modern Japan with its parks, laundromats, and other ordinary places. It's the multiple clones that make the series so surreal and unsettling. Utilizing his experience in graphic design and a passion for theater, Takakura has created a wonderfully weird world that makes you question existence and authentic individuality. Check out the rest of the series here. ...
Art

Artist creates stunning black light murals for epic bedroom decor

Bogi Fabian, an artist based in Vienna, creates amazing murals that appear differently under various lighting conditions: daylight, darkness, and under a UV black light. With the lights on, the walls might appear plain, but turning the lights off changes everything. This simple action reveals skies filled with stars, planets and cosmic dust, underwater scenes with glowing jellyfish, or even scenes from popular fairy tales. The atmospheres created by Fabian's work is dream-like, and gives a sense of identity and soul missing from most interiors. The spaces are entirely unique and only fully reveal themselves when illuminated with a black light. ...
Inspiration

Warm up with these 11 fascinating aerial beach photos

It’s in the middle of winter that the pull towards the sun is the loudest. The short days, the hours of shoveling snow, and the grey skies prompt our minds to daydream of the sun, sand, and bright colors. A series of photographs by German artist Bernhard Lang hit the mark for visual food to tide us over until the warm weather returns. This series of aerial photographs was taken at seaside resorts along the Adriatic coastline in Italy. Not only do the photographs convey the bright warmth of summertime, but they also show an orderliness that is quite striking when seen from above. Rather than the haphazard chaos that can happen at a public beach, these resort beaches show a high level of structure that vacationers exist within. The repetition becomes a stunning abstraction. ...
Funny

Fun illustrations that absurdly incorporate everyday objects

In a series titled 'Sunday Sketching,' Christoph Niemann combines his casual drawing style with everyday objects. The resulting photos reimagine the shapes of things like mail, coffee cups, and socks and give them a new existence in a cartoon world. Niemann draws and writes about politics, the economy, art, and modern life in 'Abstract Sunday' of The New York Times Magazine. See some photos from this series below, more on his website, and check out this recent Reddit AMA with the illustrator. ...
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