Here are some incredible examples of leaf art carvings. Each leaf is created in four phases: drying, curing, shaving and pressing, but it takes a total of about sixty steps from start to finish. Learn more about leaf art carvings at the Daily Mail.
If you ever lose faith in humanity's capacity for creativity and talent, just remember there are people like Chan Hwee Chong in the world. He was commissioned by Faber Castell to recreate famous paintings, and boy did he ever. Each of these portraits is created using just a single line that spirals outwards from the center. Amazing!
A good one for all you Photoshop nerds! If I Could Use Photoshop in Real Life… by Sad and UselessSad and Useless takes a humorous look at what it would be like if you could use Photoshop in real life. There's everything from easily painting walls, to removing stains, to moving furniture. Visit their article to read the accompanying captions.
Emilie Griottes created these wonderfully colorful, and tasty looking, Pantone tarts for French Culinary Magazine Fricote. She created these beautiful color swatches by placing berries, carrots, lemons, candy other foods on a tart base. The bottom is lined with icing and marked with a Pantone color. I love the look and feel of this project!
I present to you a huge compilation of optical illusion drawings. In each one lies a hidden skull. I love how the artist used a wide variety of scenes and the different shapes of the skulls. You can also check out more here.
P.S. Does anyone know who drew these?
Mike Mitchell's fun series "Just Like Us" puts cute pop culture icons and puts them into fun everyday situations. What's not to like about a Magneto being covered in magnetic alphabet letters or Dubmo riding the Dumbo ride? You can see the full list of these great works at the Gallery1988 website. Which one is your favorite?
If you liked Queen Elizabeth II of England's awesome rainbow color chart by Vogue, you'll definitely enjoy this collaboration by Pantone and Leo Burnett London. The two collaborated on this fantastic limited edition Pantone book of the Queen's outfits in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which honors 60 years since her cornation. The guide is numbered with PANTONE colors and has a reference to the date and location of each outfit.
Patrick Vale is an artist and illustrator based at Big Orange Studio in London, UK. He uses various pens to create his drawings, which gives his pieces a nice pop. If you like, you can get a few of his prints at Big Cartel.
Also, enjoy this video of Patrick's Empire State of Pen: