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The Ever-Present Glow of LED Greenhouses Documented by Aerial Photographer Tom Hegen

 Photography #environment #greenhouses #LED lights #light #Netherlands October 22, 2019 Laura Staugaitis German photographer Tom Hegen, who specializes in aerial photography, recently traveled to the Netherlands to document the country’s LED greenhouses. The greenhouses were developed as a response to the small country’s growing need for food both within its own borders and to …

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Submit Your Idea For an Artistic Mini Golf Course Hole by October 31st for ‘Par Excellence Redux’ at the Elmhurst Art Museum

 Art Colossal #Chicago #games #golf #humor #open calls October 22, 2019 Laura Staugaitis GIF by Elmotion Lab Submissions close on October 31, 2019 for next year’s Par Excellence Redux. If you’ve been sitting on a great idea, now’s the time to send it in! The 18-hole artist-designed golf course will be fully playable, installed …

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All 435 Illustrations from John J Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ Are Available for Free Download

 History Illustration Science #birds #nature #watercolor October 22, 2019 Laura Staugaitis Pinnated Grouse, plate 186 If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to download free high resolution images of 435 bird illustrations, you’re finally in the right place. The National Audubon Society has recently made John James Audubon’s seminal Birds of America available to …

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100,000 Hand-Arranged Stamps Form Complex Mosaics by Elisabetta Di Maggio

 Art Design #installation #mosaics #multiples #stamps October 21, 2019 Laura Staugaitis In “Greetings from Venice, Italian artist Elisabetta Di Maggio used thousands of stamps to create colorful mosaics on the floor of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. Di Maggio created repeating geometric patterns with the varied designs, shapes, and color palettes of each miniature government-commissioned …

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Meticulously Painted Portraits by Miho Hirano Fuse Introspective Women with Plants and Animals

 Art Illustration #animals #oil painting #painting #portraits October 21, 2019 Laura Staugaitis Solitary female figures command the canvas in oil paintings by artist Miho Hirano. The Japanese artist creates detailed portraits of her human protagonists, who avoid direct eye contact with the viewer, staring off into the distance as fish and butterflies swarm and …

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Take to the Streets with a Free Font Inspired by Climate Activist Greta Thunburg’s Hand-Painted Protest Signs

 Design #activism #fonts #typography October 21, 2019 Laura Staugaitis A new font, free to all for download and use, is inspired by climate collapse activist Greta Thunburg. “Greta Grotesk” was created by Uno, a new company designing a solution to the disposable beverage cup pandemic. Drawing from the hand-painted protest signs that Thunburg has …

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London’s Imperfect Geometry Revealed in Aerial Photography by Bernhard Lang

 Art Photography #aerial #cityscapes #London #photography October 19, 2019 Andrew LaSane Munich-based photographer Bernhard Lang (previously) recently shared aerial views of famous squares and landmarks throughout London, England. By presenting the metropolis from the sky, Lang offers a more dynamic look at the capital city’s unique geometric patterns and iconic architecture. Lang produced the …

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Complex Societal Issues Conveyed in Minimalist Editorial Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

 Illustration #editorial #emotions #minimalism #social commentary October 18, 2019 Laura Staugaitis Illustrator Eiko Ojala (previously) tackles complex topics with masterfully simple images. Though his work often appears to be made with layered paper, the artist clarifies on his website that he works digitally, building each image from scratch. Cleverly using negative space, mirroring, and …

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Discarded Ceramic Shards Are Celebrated in Multi-Part Assemblages by Conservator and Artist Bouke de Vries

 Art Craft History #assemblage #ceramics #found objects #multiples #porcelain #sculpture October 18, 2019 Laura Staugaitis Bouke de Vries works with ceramic assemblage to reinterpret historical pottery in multi-part sculptures. The Dutch artist studied at the prestigious Central St. Martin’s in London and worked in high fashion before pivoting to ceramics conservation and restoration in …