Marija Tiurina does colorful posters in a wry, simple style.
Her posters illustrate words in languages that have no equivalent in English: Schlimazl (Yiddish, unlucky person), Gurfq (Arabic, the amount of water one can hold in one hand), Duende (Spanish, the mysterious power a work of art has to emotionally affect the viewer).
She does her artwork digitally; this series was done for NeonMob.
Tiurina has also done traditional illustration work.
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Norwegian artist Andreas Lie creates double-exposure photographs that combine natural landscapes with the animals that inhabit them. The combination of ethereal nature photography with graphic, strong photographs of animals makes a mysterious combination that blends both the harmony and the tension of animals in nature.
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Have you ever looked at an ordinary object and seen a face in it? It’s common, common enough to have a name: Pareidolia. It triggers a feeling that the insignificant is important. If it becomes extreme, it is called apophenia, seeing meaningful pattern in random objects. Lucky for those of us who are easily amused, the Flickr group Faces in Places feeds our delight in seeing emotions on objects.
For a while, I had a collection of photos with strong pareidolia aspects. I deleted them when I could find no unifying element other than seeing faces. Now I’m glad not to be alone in this visual delight.
Have a creative weekend!
—Quinn McDonald sees hearts and faces in ordinary objects. She loves the idea of transitory art and meaning.
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