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Expect new twists on old traditions as new tools and unique techniques allow artists to draw, paint and illustrate in radically different ways. From coffee-cup pen artists to people who paint whole rooms with colored markers, here are some seriously innovative creatives. The digital age has put on dramatic new spin on the the world of art, from three-dimensional realism to fresh forms of abstraction. Here you will find some of the most creative and innovative forms of computer-generated expression and futuristic artistic representation.

Surreal Snippets: Gifs Elevated to Mind-Bending Art Form

Gifs are taking over the internet, and that’s not always a good thing. Entire conversations are carried out in the form of animated images, replacing ...

Animated Still Lifes: 7 Relaxing Cinemagraphic Illustrations

Reclining in the space between the extremes of sped-up, movie-style GIF files and traditional, immobile paintings, this artist brings lazy scenes of everyday ...

Cutting Edges: Layered Back-Lit Paper Art Gets Deep & Dark

Together, Hari & Deepti (Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker) turn sets of two-dimensional cutouts into vivid and haunting three-dimensional dioramas, ...

The Rotten Apple Project: Quick and Dirty Urban Hacks

Sometimes, a reclaimed piece of junk is all it takes to make a bus stop, bike rack, subway station or virtually any other urban setting more comfortable and ...

Spinning Zen: Real-Time Patterns Painted on a Potter’s Wheel

Like a hypnotist’s pendulum, this fifteen minute visual experience will charm you with its rich variety of mesmerizing patterns, all drawn by hand before ...

Vanishing Vernacular: NYC Storefront Gentrification in Action

Overtly a straight-shot photographic compilation, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York shows the rich vernacular diversity of mom-and-pop shops ...

Dissected Buildings: Sliced Facades are All Appearances

Ghostly building facades seem to have been sliced right off the buildings that should be attached to them, their skinny silhouettes rising from street level ...

Art Brake: OZ’s Awesome Traffic Light Signal Boxes

Traffic light signal boxes are found near traffic lights but unlike the latter, the former aren't designed to attract the eye... unless they're in Australia.

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Real Life Photoshop: Giant Eraser Takes Out Urban Scenery

In another case of Photoshop invading the real world in three dimensions, giant erasers are appearing all over urban surfaces in London. Murals, street signs, ...

After OZ: Dorothy’s Storm-Ravaged House Remade of Scrap

In a remarkable 24-hour collaboration, a series of artists banded together to build a replica of the infamous house from the Wizard of OZ – that ...

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