At first glance, you'd expect to see the faces of five people and another one in the painting for a total of six but this ad for LG's Viewty mobile phone tells us that there are sixteen. Can you find the remaining ten hidden faces?
Lithuanian artist Modestas Malinauskas paints lush, multi-layered oil paintings. Many of them depict fantasy landscapes and fabulous boats and airships, the kind that could inspire dozens of stories. Take a look at a selection of Malinauskas' paintings from the Paveikslai Internet Art Gallery.
Artist Andrew Rae created this poster for SYZYGY illustrating twenty things that happened on the internet in 2014. How many can you recognize? Continue reading to see a larger version, all the details, and how you can win a poster!
Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer found something very unusual in the Peruvian rain forest: little glowing green dots. They were larva, and they appeared to have teeth! So far, the species has not been clearly identified, and it may even be a new species. Continue reading to learn more about this mysterious but showy glow worm and its lifestyle, in pictures and video.
Just in time for Halloween, we’ve got some teeny tiny horrors that would make your skin crawl… if they were large enough to see, that is! We're talking about the images in the category of Creepy Crawlies from the Nikon Small World 2014 microphotography competition. Go on, take a peek, they won't hurt you!
Diatoms are at the bottom of the food chain, and provide sustenance for many sea creatures. If you can see the tiny things, you'll find they come in a amazing variety. At one time, they were used as an art media! Filmmaker Matthew Killip made a documentary about the last remaining master of the art of arranging diatoms.
Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification.The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth. Klaus Kemp has devoted his entire life to understanding and perfecting diatom arrangement and he is now acknowledged as the last great practitioner of this beautiful combination of art and science.
It’s extremely difficult work, but the complex kaleidoscopic results are stunning. Continue reading to see more of Kemp’s diatom art and the video about him.
(Image credit: © Nathan Pask 2014/Tattooed Bakers)
This time of year, as Halloween candy starts to show up in stores, you have to wonder what Miss Emmylou Cakehead is planning for Halloween. Her productions are guaranteed to raise eyebrows, and this year is no exception.
Miss Cakehead and company will present Cakeaggedon, the very first edible horror farm!
What is a horror farm you ask? Well don't pry too much because we all know how the curious cat ended up... If you do want to come and investigate the strange goings on here though, you might do well to bring a friend - we don't want anyone picked off. Those select few brave enough to venture into the woods will witness, gorge, and be hunted through the world's most terrifying cake installation, and those that make it out will ensure it is THE most talked about scare attraction of 2014. Your mistress of misery for this symposium of sweet slaughter is the infamous and eccentric MISS CAKEHEAD. Her latest reinvention is as far from a convivial cake connoisseur as The Big Bad Wolf is from a vegan food hall. Think cakes are all sunshine and rainbows? You couldn't be further from the tooth....
The New York parody artist Hanksy has been busy, bringing us more great pun art in several locations. These works have shown up in New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles -and right here on the Neatorama Spotlight blog! We also have a video in which you can meet Hanksy -although you cannot see him.
Love DreamWorks' animated movies? Then you'll love The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed! Thanks to our pals over at Abrams Books, we have 15 amazing pieces of DreamWorks Animation artwork - including concept art, preproduction designs and character sketches - for you to enjoy! Plus, enter our exclusive giveaway to win a copy of The Art of DreamWorks Animation book as well as a NeatoShop T-shirt (details below)
Neatorama is happy to bring you some of the fascinating images from the book Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica by Ford McCann. The ebook is available for all Kindle devices and applications from Amazon.
You’ve seen plenty of pictures of marijuana buds, plants, and crops on the web. Ford McCann wanted a closer look, down to the microscopic level. Images at that level are amazingly otherworldly, artistic, and well worth sharing. The 170 images in the book were taken over the course of a year with both optical microscopes and electron scanning microscopes.
Limited Runs is proud to present a Rock 'n' Roll Photography Show on April 25th, the closing night of MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles). The event will invitation only from 7 to 9 PM, and then open to the public from 9:30 PM to closing time at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles. The show will then travel to Las Vegas and New York City throughout 2014. As a preview, we have ten rare photographs for you on the Spotlight blog.
Back in 2009, Swedish graphic designer Perniclas Bedow created an award-winning map of the world using coins from various countries. The map contains about 3,000 coins of varying currencies. See if your country's coins are there.
Thirty years ago, Thierry Noir surreptitiously painted elephants, bunnies, and faces on the Berlin Wall. It wasn’t just a subversive act of protest; it was very dangerous. He painted mile after mile of artworks on the wall, which not only highlighted how ridiculous the barrier was, but also brought new attention to the wall and emboldened other artists. A new exhibit looks at the Berlin Wall and Noir's later works. Get a sneak peek right here.
If you're a big fan of woodcut illustrations of science and astronomy, you're in for a big treat. Swann Auction Galleries will host an auction of some rare astronomy and science books from the private collection of physicist Martin C. Gutzwiller, and have shared with us some of the fascinating images.
Published by Abrams, Earth From Space features more than 150 magnificent satellite photographs provided by European aerospace technology company Astrium as well as NASA. These photographs are much more than beautiful pictures of our planet - the detailed images can inform us about the health of our world by making clear the impact of deforestation, farming, pollution and urban sprawl.
Here are 10 Most Striking Images of Earth From Space.