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This Account Creates Collages of the Travel Photos You See Everywhere

@insta_repeat is doing God’s work. Their profile description sums it up aptly: “Déjà Vu Vibes 🌲 Wander. Roam. Replicate.” The account, which is curiously ‘verified’, makes 3×4 collages of common Instagram travel photos that you probably see clogging your timeline. As standalone images in your feed they can be beautiful, even inspiring (or envy-inducing); but as collages like these it reminds us that: originality is tough, social media isn’t real life, and you’re unique just like everyone else 🙂 Finally, it’s just for fun. Please don’t take this parody account—or…

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Jigsaw Puzzle Mashups by Tim Klein (9 Photos)

Tim Klein is an American artist based in Vancouver, Washington who enjoys creating ‘puzzle montages’, a fun and obscure art form that uses pieces from various jigsaw puzzles to create new and quirky mashups. Klein says he was inspired by the work of art professor Mel Andringa, whom he credits as the pioneer. He says he first read about his work in a magazine article from 1988. Klein adds: Jigsaw puzzle companies tend to use the same cut patterns for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable. As a result,…

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This Artist Keeps the Most Beautiful Sketchbooks I Have Ever Seen

Artist José Naranja is a self-professed notebook maker and his incredible sketchbooks have earned him a passionate following online. A former aeronautic engineer, Naranja’s sketchbook adventures began in 2005 when he purchased his first pocket-sized Moleskine. Since then he’s been using the books to write, sketch, collage and remember his daily experiences while travelling or just living everyday life. These days, José now makes his own sketchbooks, a bookbinding process that he has laid out how to do yourself on his blog. He’s also compiled his favorite works into a…

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