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A collection of interesting and noteworthy articles that you may have missed, pulled out from Amusing Planet’s nearly 8-year old archives.

Anamorphic Art by István Orosz

Anamorphic artist István Orosz specializes in mirror anamorphosis, where a conical or cylindrical mirror is placed on the drawing to transform a flat distorted image into a three dimensional picture that can be viewed from many angles. István Orosz’s best creation is probably the one called Mysterious Island. It’s a sketch of a seashore with a sail pushed along by the wind, and two men trekking. But if a cylindrical mirror is placed over the circular sun, a portrait of Jules Verne emerges. […] Read more

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Alice in Wonderland's Original Manuscript

The original manuscript of Lewis Carroll, the pen-name of Charles Dodgson, is one of the British Library's best  loved treasures. Dodgson was fond of children and became friends with Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell, the young daughters of the Dean of his college, Christ Church. One summer's day in 1862 he entertained them on a boat trip with a story of Alice's adventures in a magical world entered through a rabbit-hole. The ten-year-old Alice was so entranced that she begged him to write it down for her. […] Read more

Pencil vs Camera: Creative Photography by Ben Heine

Pencil Vs Camera is a clever photo series by Belgium born artist and photographer Ben Heine where he completes a part of the scene with hand drawn sketches.[…] Read more

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The Spherical Boulders at Moeraki

The Moeraki Boulders are huge spherical stones that are scattered over the sandy beaches on the coast south of Oamaru, but they are not like ordinary round boulders that have been shaped by rivers and pounding seas. These boulders are classed as septarian concretions, and were formed in ancient sea floor sediments. […] Read more

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Cute Paper Sculptures by People Too

These incredibly detailed, delicate and colorful paper-based sculptures were done by Russian artist duo Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich. […] Read more

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