Genetic Portraits by Ulric Collette

Canada-based photographer and graphic designer Ulric Collette came up with probably the coolest family photo shoot idea ever.

While doing “an image a day” type of project Urlic tried to age his son in Photoshop an accidentally ended up creating his first genetic portrait (the first picture on our list). It was made by splicing together photographs of himself and his son. [Read more…]

Urlic calls his on-going series ‘Genetic Portraits’ and sees a lot of potential and other ideas related to genetics. Interestingly enough, the new combined faces of relatives look quite normal or at least are not far from it.

However, the best part is that you can try it yourself! In case your face doesn’t match with your family members, you might also consider experimenting with your neighbors.

Website: ulriccollette.com

Son/Father: Nathan, 7 & Ulric, 29

Father / Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29

Cousin / Cousin: Justine, 29, & Ulrich, 29

Twins: Laurence & Christina, 20 years

Brothers, Christopher, 30 & Ulrich, 29

Sister / Brother: Karine, 20 & Dany, 25

Brothers: Matthew, 25 & Ulrich, 29

 Daughter / Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N’sira, 49

Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16

Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Veronica, 29

Daughter / Mother: Veronica, 29 years & Francine, 56

Mother / daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23

Mother / Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32

Sisters, Gabrielle, 28 & Leah 25

Father / Son: Denis, 53 and William, 28

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/genetic-portraits-ulric-collette/

How People React When Complete Strangers Fall Asleep On Them On The Subway

Most of us are all about compassion towards our fellow man, but would you let a tired stranger rest their head on your shoulder for a quick snooze? New York-based artist George Ferrandi has put that to the test in her quirky and fun photo project “It felt like I knew you.”

The premise of Ferrandi’s project is simple – she pretends to fall asleep on a total stranger on the NY subway system, and her associate Angela Gilland captured their reactions on her phone. Most people were, not surprisingly, surprised. Some commuters, however, let Ferrandi snooze, while others either woke her or moved their seats. [Read more…]

Napping on strangers is often a part of public prank videos, but Ferrandi approaches strangers with a somewhat more tender approach; “I focus on the shape of the space between the person sitting next to me and myself. In my mind, I reshape it- from the stiff and guarded space between strangers to the soft and yielding space between friends. When the space palpably changes, and I completely feel like the stranger sitting next to me is my friend, I rest my head on that person’s shoulder.”

For more interesting public New York photography, check out this photographer’s pictures of kissing couples in New York.

Source: georgeferrandi.com (via: huffingtonpost)

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/metro-stranger-sleep-reactions-it-felt-like-i-knew-you-george-ferrandi/

Incredible 3D Pencil Drawings by Nagai Hideyuki

Do you remember the amazing 3D Pencil Drawings by 17 Year Old Fredo we’ve shown you last year? Well, don’t be deceived, this is not another collection of his work.

The sketches below are all drawn by the 21-year-old Nagai Hideyuki from Japan. Inspired by British 3D street artist Julian Beever, Hide uses the same projection technique called anamorphosis which allows to create 3D illusion when viewed from the correct angle. [Read more…]

At the age of 17, the artist wanted to become a cartoonist, but didn’t have the talent to draw comics. However, three years later, after seeing Julian Beever’s street art in the newspaper, Hide decided to create art in the streets of Japan. But he soon realized that it was against the law. This is how he ended up drawing on paper.

Website: nagaihideyukiart.jimdo.com/ | facebook | deviantart

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15 Creative Street Art Ideas from OakoAk

French blog OaKoAk has a very cool collection of creative street art examples, and we want to share our 15 best picks with you.

But before you start scrolling down the list, I’m going to take the liberty of reposting here a comment made on our Facebook page by Mike Aftanake:

“This is today’s art, not the phony abstract ugly pieces they gather in modern art museums. This is alive…”

And what about you?

Do you think such street art is a crime, or is it art?

30 More Street Art Works by OakoAk (Part II)

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The Ancient Art Of Stone: Couple Creates Beautiful Rock Wall Art Installations

Remember those beautiful pebble paths we wrote about recently? It turns out that they’re just as beautiful if you build them at a 90-degree angle. Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl, a married artist duo based in Vancouver, create beautiful flowing wall installations out of rocks, pebbles, and other decorative elements.

“I am passionate to give stone an articulated form. This involves finding the right stones – listening,” explains Kunert, who takes commissions through a website called Ancient Art Of Stone that he runs together with Zettl.

For those not planning major interior remodeling work any time soon, the couple also sells prints of smaller detailed and colorful work that they create specifically for this purpose. Due to their smaller size, these pieces can incorporate colorful stones and elements that just wouldn’t work in their larger installations. Take a look!

More info: ancientartofstone.com | Facebook | Store (h/t: twistedsifter)

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Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters

Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters. The guys worked together on so-called “Sharp Suits” series with a team of other ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more, who must’ve all appreciated a chance to let out some of their exasperation in a creative way. [Read more…]

The series was exhibited at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery in November, giving a chance to purchase an A3 poster of your choice. The guys, however, received so many orders during a 5 day exhibition, that they’ve already stopped accepting them. All the thousands of euros they claim to have raised were donated to the Temple Street Children Hospital.

Website: sharpsuits.net

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This Week’s Top 5 User Submitted Stories #10

If you have a story that’s interesting to more people than you and your mother – share it with everyone else! To get an idea what pandas like, just play around our magazine (hints: unique design ideas, art, photography, inspiration). It can be your own art project or you can write about someone else’s work. You can also create all kind of fun lists of creative products or photos.

The best stories will be featured on BoredPanda.com home page and will have a chance to cure 10,000 people from boredom everyday.

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Same Couple, Different Makeup, Clothes and Hairstyle (9 pics)

Spanish photographer Nacho Rojo made a playful series called “Couples”. 9 different shots of the same couple in the same angle but in different clothing styles, hair and makeup. Never underestimate the power of style.

Source: behance (via)

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Photographer Reveals What The Human Body Looks Like At Age 100+

When we think of human beauty, most of us think of someone young and sexy and in their low to mid 20s. But photographer Anastasia Pottinger makes a strong case for the idea that someone over 100 years of age can also be beautiful in her beautiful and fittingly named “Centenarians” photo series. [Read more…]

Surprisingly, the idea for this photo series came when Pottinger was approached by a 101-year old woman who wanted to be photographed in the nude. The only condition – that she couldn’t be identified from the photos. The black and white photos that they created are undeniably beautiful, and seem to encapsulate the hallmarks of old age – wisdom, patience, time, experience, and yes, mortality.

“The response to the images has been remarkable,” writes Pottinger on her website. “Viewers are visibly moved by what they are looking at. Whether it’s wondering, ‘is this what I’m going to look like?’ or remembering a loved one – the response seems to be universally emotional on some level.”

Source: anastasiapottingerphotography.com | Facebook (via: lostateminor)

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Then and Now Blend of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, San Franciscans woke up to a quick shake. For the next 20-25 seconds, everything was silent. And then the great earthquake broke loose. Buildings fell, the city’s downtown crumbled and broken gas lines burst into flame. The city burned for three days and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.

Now, more than 100 years later, photographer Shawn Clover decided to combine the photos taken right after the 1906 earthquake with the modern-day San Fransisco. [Read more…]

He tried to find the exact spot the photographer stood, the equivalent focal length and the same high off the ground where the camera was. Unfortunately, he found that it was impossible to replicate many of the original photos because they were taken in places where new buildings stand today.

Nevertheless, Shawn created a striking series of composite photographs, entitled “1906 + 2010: The Earthquake Blend”. Here are some of our favorite photos.

Website: shawnclover.com | via Laughing Squid

A women opens the door to her Mercedes on Sacramento Street while horses killed by falling rubble lie in the street.

Pedestrians cross Jones St towards a pile of rubble on Market Street. The Hibernia Bank building is burned out, but still standing strong.

Two girls stand before the partially destroyed Sharon Building in Golden Gate Park while students work on their art projects inside.

A cable car heads towards the California St incline while shocked residents walk aimlessly through street amidst the devastation.

Passing cable cars offer a view of the destruction of California Street. Old St. Marys Cathedral has escaped destruction.

Cable car #455 rests halfway in the partially-destroyed cable car barn.

People walk up California St amid charred scraps of lumber.

People stroll by the original adobe Mission Dolores which survived, while the brick church next door was destroyed.

Horse carriages and cars park in front of Lafayette Park while a destroyed city looms in the background.

A bicyclist rides towards the fallen Valencia St. Hotel and a huge sinkhole that has opened up in the street.

A woman walks dangerously close to a pit of rubble on 5th St by the US Mint. The Mint has done a remarkable job surviving the quake.

Cars park in front of the brand new US Courthouse which faired well in the quake.

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/1906-san-francisco-earthquake-blend-shawn-clover/