Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Teeth-Baring Dracula Reveals Himself on Sinister Billboard Only When the Sun Sets

In a newly released advertisement for BBC One’s remaking of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the iconic vampire stays true to his vile nature and appears only at nightfall. During the day, the sinister promotion depicts blood dripping from...

Tiny organisms escaped death under a microscope in magnified Judith Hope dolls

The familiar faces of friendly puppets like Kermit and Elmo are missing from Judith Hope’s enlarged microbe creations that magnify the world’s tiniest organisms. A brown bacteriophage, commonly known as a virus, features six moveable legs...

How Winslow Homer and other paintings have inspired costume designers in ‘Little Women’ movie

Actress and director Greta Gervig walked the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a reporter from the New York Times and showed the work that inspired the new screening of Louise May...

Small slot for combined vessel construction that can be reconfigured

To combat single-use plastic waste, Tokyo-based designer Kenji Abe has conceived of a packaging material that can be arranged in various shapes and refashioned multiple times. The six-tipped CY-BO pieces can be woven together to create pouches, placemats,...

A Quirky Collection of Cat Whiskers Diligently Cataloged in a Handbound Book from the...

This recent discovery in the Collingwood Archive of the Cardiff University Special Collections purrfectly catalogs a young girl’s childhood quirks. A handmade book by Janet Gnosspelius contains every one of her cats’ whiskers found in her home from...

Combining Vibrant Shapes and Simple Lines, Illustrator Willian Santiago Evokes Scenes of Brazil

With an affinity for bold colors, Willian Santiago documents what he sees around Londrina, the city in southern Brazil where he lives. He utilizes bright blues, greens, and reds to create his illustrations of wild animals...

Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini

Iranian mixed-media artist Golsa Golchini combines impasto and digital painting techniques to create miniature worlds of water and ice. Textured mounds of acrylic paint form three-dimensional waves and slopes. Digital paintings of tiny figures are added...

Artist Yuko Shimizu Utilizes Repetition and Primary Colors in Her Idiosyncratic Illustrations

Award-winning artist Yuko Shimizu describes her detailed illustrations in a note to Colossal as “a bit off, weird, and dreamy.” Her work, which is often centered on but not limited to Japanese culture, frequently employs primary...

David Alvarez’s illustrations show the connection between fantasy and reality

When working in black and white instead of a muted color palette, Mexico-based artist David Alvarez manages to still create illustrations rich in texture and contrast. Layers of graphite and charcoal on white and cream colored...

Amsterdam Storefront Windows Imitate Billowing Transparent Fabric in Renovation by UNStudio

A soon-to-be fashion shop in Amsterdam has a new facade that mimics flowing textiles. Designed by UNStudio, a Dutch architecture firm, “The Looking Glass” features three glass panels mounted on the building’s brick front. Each...

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