Monthly Archives: August 2017

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OUTSIDE THE MAJESTICunnamed

TO THE SUN

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I WANT TO BE TONTO

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TAKE ME FOR A RIDE

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IN THE GARDEN

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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

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Woman Gives Up Teaching To Create Optical Illusions With Makeup, And It’s Messing With Our Minds

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Woman Gives Up Teaching To Create Optical Illusions With Makeup, And It’s Messing With Our Minds

Makeup is usually used for slightly adjusting the everyday look but some actually realize its true potential. Mimi Choi from Vancouver, Canada is one of them. She is a 31-year-old makeup artist who creates intense hyperreal optical illusions, and her amazing work has earned Mimi 274,000 followers on Instagram.

Before discovering makeup art, Mimi trained as a teacher and worked in a pre-school for three years. “I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I enjoyed teaching but I wasn’t completely happy,” she said. “I needed a new challenge.” After leaving the classroom, she started experimenting with her makeup brushes at home.

“I’ve always been arty and had done bridal makeup before, which people really liked. I’d not done anything as crazy as the work I do now, though.” Enrolling at a local beauty college really helped Mimi to take her skills to new heights. But things really took off when Halloween was just around the corner. “I wanted to do something different for October 31, so I had a look on Instagram and found a photo of a woman, who looked like her face had cracked.”

“I’d never tried any kind of crazy make-up on myself, but I just got out my black and white eyeliner and gave it a go.” And the rest is history.

Choi creates her mind-blowing work through masterfully understanding perspective, creating three dimensionality on a flat surface. She manipulates makeup like an artist uses his paint and places shadows onto her body to make her skin either pop out or recede back into the body.

More info: Instagram (h/t: mmm)

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

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There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let’s hope nobody catches him.

Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, Tom creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From turning a sewer into a frying pan, to transforming gas meters into quirky lobsters, Tom Bob is making the city a much happier place for everybody.

If you liked Bob’s creative and witty work, check out the famous French OakOak (herehere, and here) whose art you might find equally entertaining.

More info: Instagram (h/t: ufunk)

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