1. Project Echo

    English: Test inflation of a PAGEOS satellite in a blimp hangar at Weeksville, North Carolina.

    Date

    PAGEOS Satellite - GPN

    5 August 1965

     

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  4. CD Cover
    secret project, secret band
    pencil on paper 20x20cm, 2014-sold

     

  5. Pejac Plays with Silhouettes and Optical Illusions in New Miniature Artworks

    A couple of weeks ago, Pejac shared a simple window drawing on his Facebook profile, as a tribute to legendary French high-wire walker, Philippe Petit. The drawing was done using acrylic on a window glass to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This simple idea, captured on camera by his friend Silvia Guinovart Pujol, shows the riskiness and fragility of the art of tightrope and is a great example of the Spanish artist’s style: simple, minimalist yet effective.

    After contacting the artist, we found out this was not his first work of such type. Back in 2011, when he was living in Valencia, surrounded by surveillance cameras and without curtains to protect his privacy, Pejac started experimenting with paper and acrylic works on glass. He shared a couple of these earlier works with us, photographed by Paco Esteve. Feeling exposed and trapped inside his home, he started creating these as a way of fighting this lack of privacy. By using the view from his house as a backdrop for these miniature works, he created little urban art pieces in privacy of his living room.

    Over the past couple of years Pejac has been getting recognition for his simple, clever public art and gallery work. Using brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper, he creates works that blend into their surroundings using existing elements and textures. Often socially and politically engaged, his works vary from small interventions such as glass ones, to large mural-like pieces, like the ones he recently painted in Paris.

     
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  6. hifructosemag:

    There’s a certain feeling that is triggered when the familiar is distorted and brought into the realm of the unfamiliar. Theidea of the uncanny is exactly what Hungarian artist Naomi Devil is aiming to trigger with her latest series of oil paintings. Devil takes the subjects of classic painting and re-arranges them. Removed from their comfortable surroundings, the subjects find themselves among sleek amorphous blobs that billow behind and around them. The blobs almost threaten to absorb the subjects, who are given futuristic laser swords, body piercings and other anachronistic details that bring them further out of sync with their time periods. The end result resembles something from dystopian science fiction. See more on Hi-Fructose.

     

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  8. biomorphosis:

    To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

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  10. gifopera:

    flag of our fathers

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  11. hoppenbrouwers:

    Notre-Dame Paris 3D on Flickr.

    Notre Dame paris anaglyph

     

  12. becausebirds:

    This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.

    The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so evolution has come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

    (via ri-science)

     

  13. jeffkoegel:

    Jeff Koegel, the beast

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  14. (Source: litttleleaf, via vandx)

     

  15. cross-connect:

    Artist on tumblr - Ricardo Bouyett is a 21-year-old photographer from Chicago, Illinois.

    I derive inspiration from life, and I don’t mean that in an avant-garde romantic way at all. I mean that I play witness to many different forms of art and expression that I feel compelled to pay tribute to these varying beauties by creating portraits that communicate identity, love, loss, and life. I tend to rely a lot on music, dance, and poetry 

    via interwiev for lostfreedommagazine.com

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