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Realistic Sand Sculptures

If you’re an artist, everything is a medium. And for Andoni Bastarrika, that’s sand. That’s right, while most of us feel really good about ourselves after we build a castle at the beach, Bastarrika isn’t content with that. His works are much more ambitious, usually revolving around the natural world.

From bulls to sharks and beyond. Check out (below) some of the best creatures the artist has made.

And yes, they aren’t just animals that he unearthed, Bastarrika really did sculpt them.

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Very talented.

The Best Book Design of 2019

The AIGA has announced the winners of its annual 50 Books / 50 Covers competition for books published in 2019.

The competition recognises excellence in both book design and book cover design, some of the winners placed in both categories. Many of the winners tend to be from smaller publishers and/or academic in nature and/or about art or design.

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The kind of covers you want to frame.

WAVE

An enormous aquarium with perpetually crashing waves has popped up amidst an urban landscape in South Korea, but don’t expect to hear the water sloshing around if you walk by. Designed by District, the elevated tank is actually a massive anamorphic illusion.

The digital media company created the public project utilising the world’s largest advertising screen that spans 80.1 x 20.1 meters. As shown in the video, the deceptive aquarium looms over the outdoor area and splashes repeatedly into the sides.

Amazing!

Steampunk Sculptures by Igor Verniy

Russian sculptor Igor Verniy creates birds, insects and other unusual creations.

Many of his steampunk and cyberpunk sculptures are made to be fully articulated, with dozens of moving or adjustable parts enabling each piece to be posed in several lifelike positions.

Each polished piece is formed with scrap metal and other discarded objects. 

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Impressive! 

Winners Of The 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography

When the California Academy of Sciences announced their 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography competition, they asked the photographers to send their work that “will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.”

Now that the contest is over and the results have been announced, it’s safe to say that the call was answered.

Grand Prize: 'Hare Ball' By Andy Parkinson

Grand Prize: ‘Hare Ball’ By Andy Parkinson

Winged Life, Finalist: 'The Bee Eaters And The Agave Flower' By Salvador Colvée Nebot

Winged Life, Finalist: ‘The Bee Eaters And The Agave Flower’ By Salvador Colvée Nebot

Photo Story: Coexistence, Winner: 'Guardian Warriors' By Ami Vitale

Photo Story: Coexistence, Winner: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist, Yeye In The Mist By Ami Vitale

Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist, Yeye In The Mist By Ami Vitale

Terrestrial Wildlife, Winner: 'Cheetah Hunting In Maasai Mara' By Yi Liu

Terrestrial Wildlife, Winner: ‘Cheetah Hunting In Maasai Mara’ By Yi Liu

Winged Life, Finalist: 'Camouflage Between Ferns' By Ruben Perez Novo

Winged Life, Finalist: ‘Camouflage Between Ferns’ By Ruben Perez Novo

Photo Story: Coexistence: 'Guardian Warriors' By Ami Vitale

Photo Story: Coexistence: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

Aquatic Life, Finalist: 'The Green Iguana' By Lorenzo Mittiga

Aquatic Life, Finalist: ‘The Green Iguana’ By Lorenzo Mittiga

Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist: 'Bear-Spoilt Eggs' By Jon Langeland

Terrestrial Wildlife, Finalist: ‘Bear-Spoilt Eggs’ By Jon Langeland

Photo Story: Coexistence: 'Guardian Warriors' By Ami Vitale

Photo Story: Coexistence: ‘Guardian Warriors’ By Ami Vitale

Winged Life, Winner: 'A Sip' By Piotr Naskrecki

Winged Life, Winner: ‘A Sip’ By Piotr Naskrecki

Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: 'Rain’s Visitors At Dusk' By Agorastos Papatsanis

Landscapes, Waterscapes, And Flora, Finalist: ‘Rain’s Visitors At Dusk’ By Agorastos Papatsanis

Winged Life, Finalist: 'Blue Room By' David Merron

Winged Life, Finalist: ‘Blue Room By’ David Merron

 
Beautiful and powerful!