Stunning, surreal self-portraits

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via My Modern Met

 

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The Coolest: Black and White Face Illustrations

These illustrations by Alexander Khokhlov are wicked cool and fierce. It’s quite neat to see the human face used as a canvas, and there’s something about the exaggerated use of black and white that makes these photographs unbelievably vivid. My favorite is probably the optical illusion (no. 6). Can you pick out the silhouette of the other face?

via My Modern Met

Making the Earth Greener…One Step at a Time

A collaboration between Jody Xiong of DDB China and the China Environmental Protection Foundation resulted in this marvelous campaign that visually and creatively proved that walking is not only cooler than driving, it is also better for the environment.

The campaign involved laying large canvases on the ground in busy pedestrian crossings, covering the area with a leafless tree. As people walked across these crosswalks, they first stepped on a green sponge, then left their own leaf-like footprints on the branches.

The ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was carried out across 132 crosswalks in 15 Chinese cities with participation from an estimated 3,920,000. Wowza!

Now this is one of the cleverest green marketing ploys that I’ve ever come across. What a neat way to cause a stir, create some art, and show the world that a whole lot can grow from the little steps we each take towards a healthier environment.

via Colossal

Bill Murray Coloring Book

Say what?! This is definitely one of the more bizarre things that I’ve come across. But if I was a celebrity (or just a really cool person), I would want my own coloring book. Wouldn’t you? What adult doesn’t miss coloring? The real question is…who wouldn’t want to color Thrill Murray?

via A Cup of Jo

No Monkey Business: Embroidered Graffiti by Sarah Greaves

Sarah Greaves is an embroidery mastermind. Now a banana I can understand, but how the heck did she lace through a toaster? and a chair? and a door?! This is no monkey business. Her project, Embroidered Graffiti, can be seen at BearSpace Gallery in London October 19 through November 17, 2012. I’ll definitely have to stop by while I’m there.

via Craftzine