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We’ve all been there before… a dreaded lecture, and one’s mind starts to wander as pencil meets paper to create some nonsensical drawing. Doodling is a favorite pastime of bored students the world over. But when elevated to this level of artistry, we sit up and take notice. Japanese artist Keita Sagaki’s prolific body of (rather time consuming) work is really impressive. Sagaki juxtaposes recreations of well-known fine art pieces with what would otherwise be considered notebook doodles. From a distance these large-scale works (often several feet in length) bear a striking resemblance to such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and The Last Supper. But upon closer examination, they are actually densely hand-drawn improvised doodles. Sagaki has even been commissioned to apply his unique method of art making to create famous landmarks from around the world. Just amazing.

Via sagakikeita.com

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UK design studio Design By House took a rather unique approach when illustrating a series of landmarks, aptly titled “Landmarques”, from around the globe. Rather than resorting to the standard solid silhouette, DBH utilized a variety of layered shapes and colors to create a really effective and interesting take on each landmark. It’s amazing how even a suggestion of the form of such iconic structures immediately identifies them. We also love their choice of colors.

Via designbyhouse.com

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At quick glance these look like sketches. But Spanish photographer Pep Ventosa actually merges dozens of photos to transform our awareness of these highly familiar tourist locations, in what he calls “a celebration of our collective memory.” Nominated for the Photography Masters Cup in the International Color Awards, images in this series have an almost dream-like quality, rich with details and hazy layers. Ventosa himself says: “What grows is a unique new narrative space that never actually happened, where the whole has traveled mysteriously further than what the camera documented. Part memory, part imagination. Not unlike the way we see.”

Via pepventosa.com

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