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Ostap Rudakevych creates a future

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Aquala_TimesSq-Night_NYC 2009, by Ostap Rudakevych

This image took my breath away when I saw it.  It is a print of how Times Square might appear in the future, and is by New York City based architect Ostap Rudakevych.

Rudakevych works on “speculative work that explores the future and new modes of living.” Currently he . . . → Read More: Ostap Rudakevych creates a future

Raphael Vicenzi spins together fashion, street art and typography

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I love the way Belgian illustrator Raphael Vicenzi seamlessly combines fashion, street art and typography. Vicenzi is a member of Depthcore, an exclusive digital art and media collective.

Check out more of his work on his website, My Dead Pony.

(via Who Designed It)

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Fresh images left in Los Angeles by JR

JR's latest piece on Hunter and 7th in Los Angeles

JR's latest piece on Hunter and 7th in Los Angeles

Bansky is not the only European street artist running wild in Los Angeles these days. This month JR, a French street artist/photographer, brought his colossal images to the City of Angels. JR is best-known for the very large photographic images he pastes on the . . . → Read More: Fresh images left in Los Angeles by JR

News Photography: Winners of the “Pictures of the Year International” competition

First place for Spot Journalism (general division) - an anti-government protester throws a tire in Bangkok

First place, Spot Journalism (general division) – an anti-government protester throws a tire in Bangkok, (by Athit Perawongmetha, Freelance)

The Missouri School of Journalism has announced the results of the Pictures of the Year International competition. There were nearly 50 judging categories in the competition, some of which contained a half dozen or more . . . → Read More: News Photography: Winners of the “Pictures of the Year International” competition

Benedict Radcliffe builds a graffiti machine on a bike

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Commercial Street, London

UK-based artist Benedict Radcliffe has built this amazing bike/graffiti-machine contraption. Radcliffe’s invention consists of 9 spray cans attached to a cascading arm and fixed to the rear part of a bicycle. The rider uses the controls on the handle bar to set the cans on/off (spraying). Up to . . . → Read More: Benedict Radcliffe builds a graffiti machine on a bike

News Photography: the least livable cities in the world

Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Reuters has posted these dramatic images from the 10 least livable cities in the world. The rankings are from the latest annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. They are based upon metrics for stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

The cities, in order of top worst to . . . → Read More: News Photography: the least livable cities in the world

San Francisco Area Event Picks for February 22 – February 28, 2011

Thea Rea ~ Solo Show

DreamTime – Photographic work by Aimee Friberg and Tabitha Soren

What: Beyond Daylight- An exhibition of large-scale scratchboards by DAVID TRULLI When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Where: E6 GALLERY, 1632 Market Street Suite B, San Francisco, California 94102

What: Thea Rae – Solo Show, Opening Reception When: Thursday, February 24, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for February 22 – February 28, 2011

RETNA’s “Hallelujah World Tour” in New York

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RETNA, “The Hallelujah World Tour” – (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Los Angeles-based RETNA is one of only a few street artists taking graffiti into abstract realms. With the graffiti tag as the starting point, RETNA has developed a secret language of symbols. Although the meaning of . . . → Read More: RETNA’s “Hallelujah World Tour” in New York

Happy President’s Day!

by Ron English

Here is Ron English’s salute to George Washington on the Presidents’ Day holiday. Using his typical mash-up style of high and low brow cultural images, English plastered a bust of George Washington with comics and modified dollar bills.

Happy President’s Day, all!

(via Arrested Mortion)

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Photographer Natsumi Hayashi levitates in Tokyo (Part 1)

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If you are ever in Tokyo and see a young woman leaping unabashedly in midair that just might be Natsumi Hayashi photographing herself for her series called “Today’s Levitation.”  Amazingly Hayashi uses just an SLR with a self-timer. When the moment strikes, she presses the shutter button down and, literally, “jumps” into place.

As . . . → Read More: Photographer Natsumi Hayashi levitates in Tokyo (Part 1)