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Mustang Back to the Future

Photo credit: Jomar Machado

It's only a matter of time before we see either another Back to the Future prequel / sequel, or an entire reboot of the series. Illustrator Jomar Machado has rendered some of the vehicles they may use, including a hovering Ford Mustang, using Mental Ray, HDR Light Studio, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Taipei Subway Illusion

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Taipei City is set to host the 2017 Summer Universiade, and what better way to promote the event, than by turning your metro trains into optical illusions. Subway cars running the Songshan-Xindian (Green) line received vinyl 3D stickers that resemble real-life swimming pools, soccer fields, running tracks, and basketball courts. This was all made possible with the help of the EasyCard Corporation and the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mirror Mercedes S550

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, Jordan Griska used thousands of mirrors to create a life-sized replica of a Mercedes-Benz S550. The manipulations and curves you see are meant to evoke mortality, and were constructed with laser cut pieces that seamlessly blend together. One caveat: the car is not functional, but is on display at the Philadelphia Contemporary. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Alyson Tabbitha

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Self-taught makeup artist Alyson Tabbitha may not be a big Hollywood name (yet), but she specializes in transforming herself in famous pop culture characters, such as Overwatch's Talon Widowmaker. This journey all began with her mom, a professional character performer, who got her interested in dressing up by handcrafting Halloween costumes. Other characters include: Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, and Lestat from Interview with a Vampire. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Surreal Art

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Artist Luisa Azevedo has always been fascinated by the arts, but at the age of 15, Instagram was discovered, and then Photoshop. Since the first image Luisa edited on Photoshop was published in March, 2015, the rest has been history. "Every day I try to improve my skills and attempt new concepts. I found in photo manipulation a daily challenge to deconstruct and reconstruct my own reality which I post on my Instagram account," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Five Friends Photo

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Officially titled "The Five Year Photo Project", it involves the same five friends from Santa Barbara, California going on vacation every five years since 1982, and photographing themselves in the same location (Copco Lake in Northern California) and in the same pose. Their photo project starts with them at the age of just 19 years old. Continue reading to see some of the highlights.

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Animorphic 3D Drawing

These drawings may appear to jump off the page, but it's all just a clever illusion by artist Nikola Culjic from Serbia. Completely self-taught, these illusions are made possible using a variety of animorphic techniques that only appear when an image is viewed from a certain angle. Believe it or not, these results were all achieved within 3-years. Unfortunately, none of his works are for sale, as he intends 'to make his name a brand for 3D.' Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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IKEA Easy Recipe

With the number of recipes available online, cooking a meal isn't the hardest of tasks, but IKEA aims to make things even simpler, with their Easy Recipe Series cookbook. It may not be packed with a variety of dishes, but all that are included can be torn out, thanks to them being printed on parchment paper with food-safe ink. Simply lay the ingredients out as detailed, roll it together, place on cooking sheet, and you're ready to bake. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Amazing Sand Sculpture

These amazing sculpture may look Photoshopped, but they're real, and the work of Toshihiko Hosaka. The 43-year-old artist has been making sand sculptures ever since grade school, and spent the past two decades honing his skills. No molds or adhesives are used in the making of these works of art, just sand and a few metal sculpting tools.

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3D Drawing Cambodian Artist

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Sure, some Adobe After Effects and Photoshop was used to create the mind-bending illusions, but for the most part, all of these 3D drawings were handcrafted by Visoth Kakvei from Cambodia, who has a following of 800,000 on Instagram. The 27-year-old graphic designer spends on average 3-6 hours freehand to complete a drawing, without the digital effects. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus drawings.

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