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Ilya Cascad: Interview with Precision Tattooist of Ornamental Illusions

A native of Russia and resident artist at the acclaimed Love Machine studio in New York City, Ilya Cascad works hours on end to finalize geometric, motion illusion patterns on the bodies of his clients. “Symmetry” and “precision” are words that best describe Cascad’s tattoos, done in black ink; however, recently implementing color to arm […]

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The Freehanded Blackwork of Curly Moore

Tattooist Andreas “Curly” Moore has 95% of his body tattooed, including his partner Jacqui—together they are considered the “Most tattooed couple in Britain.” The artist has even used a mirror to ink his ear and other body parts. He’s been working in the tattoo field for over 20 years and has been on such high […]

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Gorgeous Ornamental Ink by Ellemental Tattoos

Ellemental Tattoos is the title of a Berlin-based tattoo artist who is making waves on social media with her stunning blackwork tattoos. Combining traditional Mehndi patterns with paisleys and contemporary mandalas, she transforms portions of the body into ornamental armor. Many of her pieces are large, spanning the entirety of her clients’ backs. She even […]

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Bodies of Symmetry and Illusion: Photography by Maria Svarbova

Maria Svarbova is a Slovakian photographer who takes surreal photographs of people in Socialist-era public spaces. With her signature minimalist style, she focuses on color, composition, and atmosphere to harmonize the body with the surrounding architecture. The models resemble mannequins, often lined up, stacked, or turned away from the camera, creating a pervasive sense of […]

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The Illusion of Pattern by Romina Ressia

Romina Ressa is a talented photographer from Argentina who has had her work exhibited internationally. Her style blends seamlessly classical and modern themes, exploring the ways in which people are changed and altered by shifts in society. She does this through her visually captivating photographs full of beautiful and thought-provoking imagery. Images © Romina Ressia […]

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The Gorgeous Rice Terraces of Vietnam

It is no wonder Sarawut Intarob has nearly two-million views on his 500px page, just look at these images! He has taken pictures in New Zealand, Thailand, Nepal and Tibet, but these paddy fields in Vietnam are really a thing of beauty. The contrast of the smokey-blue-sky with the layered golf-course-looking-vegetation on mountainsides are relaxing […]

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Doodles and Calligraphy on Beaches

When Andrew van der Merwe began drawing designs on sand he used a stick, but the result of that was messy markings on the ground. So over the course of ten years, he has developed his own instruments to scoop sand which allow him to create crisp v-cut letters and more. You can view his […]

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Can You Read the Words?

Australian graphic designer Gareth Chang has created a fascinating project entitled, “Sight For Sore Eyes.” It is a visually stimulating series that plays with optical illusions in deceptively simple ways. Stripped back so all we are left with is monochrome colours, basic shapes and one typeface phrase; these are witty pieces of graphic design that […]

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Dutch Artist Creates Bling Carpet Art

Inspired by wallpaper and the beautiful tulip fields of The Netherlands, this native Suzan Drummen uses all sorts of shiny objects from crystals to mirrors to make these colorful art installations. She pins the items on the wall or places them loosely on the floor. The images displayed here are from two new projects: an […]

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Rainbow Chem Trails

The weather is getting warmer and the flowers are in bloom. Summer is truly just around the corner, which is the perfect season to appreciate the geometric, multi-colourful works of American graffiti artist, Maya Hayuk. Her recent series “Chem Trails” features her distinct bright colour palette and symmetrical line work to stunning effect. Part psychedelic, part […]