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29 Sep 15:15

Dream Creatures: Reflected Images of Tree Bark Reveal the Faces Hiding in the Forest

by DL Cade

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Italian photographer Elido Turco spent four years between 2004 and 2008 exploring a mirrored photography world that remains invisible to most of us. By taking photographs of tree bark and then mirroring the photographs he captured, he discovered a whole society of “Dream Creatures” were watching him each time he would take a stroll through the mountain paths.

Turco loves walking the mountain paths of his native Friuli with his wife, and for years he would use this time to try and find human forms and faces formed by the bark and roots of the trees in the forest.

The catches, he admits, were few and far between until, one day, curiosity got the best of him and he decided to mirror an image on his computer. What he discovered was “a world of… fantastic creatures” the he had never realized existed.

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This birthed the series Dream Creatures, a study in mirrored tree bark images that lasted four years and introduced him to all manner of strange, scary and wondrous faces.

From the series’ description:

Silently, on tiptoe, within their universe I feel observed. A mutual understanding allows my presence in their world… an unreal world populated by entities created in the dense forests, in the shade of ancient trees and rocks.

Emblematic characters, grim, sinister, sweet, joyous… Each one with its own story to tell, so many stories and personalities engraved in the deep rough texture of their faces, expressions sometimes impenetrable.

Here’s a look at some of our favorites from the series:

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To see more of these Dream Creatures, head over to Turco’s Flickr set by the same name. And if you’d like to browse through the rest of his work, check out his Flickr and 500px accounts.

(via Visual News)


Image credits: Photographs by Elido Turco and used with permission

29 Sep 16:54

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle

by Christopher Jobson
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Via Cooper Griggs

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books
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Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a New Book about the Dark Side of LEGO by Mike Doyle Lego books

LEGO artist and author Mike Doyle (previously) just announced a macabre sequel to his wildly popular 2013 book, Beautiful LEGO, titled Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark. The new book examines the darker, disturbing side of brick building with 325 pages of LEGO creations organized into chapters like Creepy Crawlers, Evil Attunement, Dark Towers, Indulgences, Pits of Fire, and Riot Girls. In total, the book contains the collected work of 140 LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. It’s currently available for pre-order.

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by Wes + Tony

''I survived measles, mumps, and rubella to invent this!''

As far as I’m concerned, anyone who avoids such basic knowledge for such a long time deserves to be disappointed. He deserves worse, even! Maybe not, like, getting set on fire and pushed down a hill, but like, someone should flick him hard in the earlobe and give him a “you done did wasted yer life, ya goof!”

Hey, did you know sometimes I make videos for Dorkly? Of course you do, you know everything about me for some reason. It’s weird, your level of infatuation, but I’m not complaining. Anyway! Here’s my latest rambling monologue, where I pitch 5 remake ideas for movies that I like!

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Woah!!! This one!!! Weird.... Oh well, SPX is tomorrow! I am on my way there now! Come and get some books and laffs and drawings from me! I'll be with Topatoco at tables W23-W30, right in the back of the place. Come on! COME ON!!!!



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Tuesday!! Woahhh... Then Thursday for a new one! Crap that means I gotta make another comic now CRAP!!!!!



PATREON! + BACK! + STORE!
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