Sep 30

Ai Weiwei used 1.2 million LEGO bricks to create intricate portraits of prisoners of conscience for @Large, his new exhibition held in partnership with the FOR-SITE Foundation on the island of Alcatraz. The LEGO portraits, titled Traceengages with the former prison’s history while raising questions about freedom of expression and human rights.

The National Geographic Photo Contest is back and accepting more amazing entries in the categories: People, Places, and Nature. This year’s winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to the NatGeo headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015.

Last year, photographers Philip Kirkman and Shannon McLaughlin had such great success with their NYC Taxi Drivers Beefcake Calendar that they decided to create another one for 2015, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the NYC-based University Settlement.

Iris Grace, a 5-year-old girl with autism who lives in the UK with her parents and her cat Thula, paints amazing works of art as a way to express herself.

Sep 29

Instagrammer Mamoru Kanai's ongoing series Riding Pop documents his adventures performing one-wheeled bicycle tricks in front of different locations in Tokyo.

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital illustrations that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination.

Sergiu-Radu Pop, an architecture student taught by Zaha Hadid, unveiled development plans for the Earth’s final frontier with his proposed Transformable Antarctic Research Facility. The project, which mimics the shape of jagged ice formations along the frozen coast, envisions a center for vital research as well as environmental tourism in Antarctica.

Australian artist Meredith Woolnough (@meredithwoolnough) celebrates the beauty of nature in her stunning embroidery works. She uses a special sewing process to convey the intricate details of nature through delicate sculptures.

Sep 27

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bösch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps

Cambridge-based visual artist Lia Melia uses translucent layers of paint to create strikingly energetic paintings of crashing ocean waves that splash across the canvas.

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