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These Cool Architectural Pics Were Blacked Out With A Permanent Marker

White on black is a no-no in many design circles, but there are definitely exceptions to the unofficial rule — like these cool prints from Marlon de Azambuja. The Madrid-based architect took an inky permanent marker to full-colour photos, eliminating everything except for the thinnest structural silhouettes.


Ultra-Realistic Drawing Shows The Amazing Skills Of A Teenage Girl

This is not a black and white photo but a pencil illustration by 16-year-old Shania McDonag based on a photo of James Fennell. It took her a month to complete and made her win the Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland.


Amazing Satellite Image Cutouts Turn Infrastructure Into Intricate Art

Human civilisation has littered the natural terrain with sprawling megastructures too big to be entirely seen from the ground. But when seen from above, isolated from their surroundings — as in the work of Jenny O’Dell — these vast tangles of organised chaos will wreak even more havoc on your sense of scale.


Space Invaders Should Have Been A Biblical Epic All Along

Artist Dan Hernandez has an awesome new show up in New York City at the Kim Foster Gallery, combining Renaissance theology with the iconography of early computer game art — or Space Invaders by way of the Book of Genesis. As Rebecca Robertson describes the exhibition in ARTnews, “To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses.”


The Story Behind That Giant Astronaut Floating Around Coachella

Last year, Coachella’s main event art installation was a giant snail. But this year, the mobile art installation at the popular music festival is a three storey tall astronaut, formally known as “Escape Velocity”. And it’s totally awesome.


How Humans Are Basically Bad Copies Of Amoebas

Video: Vsauce, the master answerer of life’s toughest questions and professional blower of minds, tackles something so philosophical in his latest video that you’ll start to wonder what in the hell our purpose is on this Earth. And if it’s any different than a purpose of a rock. It starts with the discussion of art and then fakes and forgeries of art and what forgeries really mean and what it means to be original and eventually leads into a discussion on how we’re pretty much all just forgeries too. What is real! Who is real! Nothing is. Damn. Sauce.


Banksy's Latest Depicts Spying, Right Outside The UK Intelligence HQ

What’s alleged to be Banksy’s latest piece of artwork has popped up on the side of a house in UK town of Cheltenham, and it depicts security agents spying on a public phone — right round the corner from the UK’s intelligence centre, GCHQ. The piece is located just down the road from the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters — the home of all things intelligence on the other side of the Atlantic.


Spray-Painting Graffiti Drone Not Nearly As Effective As You'd Think

Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence.


Walk On A Magic Carpet Of Light In This Moroccan Cathedral

Watch out, the ground will change beneath your feet at the Sacré Coeur in Casablanca. As part of the installation Magic Carpet 2014, an interactive light show swirls, swarms and shimmers under the cathedral’s vaunted arches. It’s even more thrilling to watch the lights in action in the video below.


The Beautiful Paintings Of Jeremy Mann

Gallery: The always excellent Colossal puts the focus on Jeremy Mann and his new wonderful cityscapes, large format master-works of light and colour that contrast with his gritty brush strokes and markings. I really love his work. Above, New York’s Time Square. Below, Union Square and many others.