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30 Country Flags Reimagined As Anime Characters For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By now, you’ve probably already heard that Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. To celebrate this upcoming event, a handful of Japanese artists decided to team up and reimagine some of the participating countries as badass warriors.

The artists took inspiration from each countries’ flags and history while giving all of them a unique twist. From Japan itself to South Africa, check out the countries reimagined as anime warriors in the gallery below!

More info: world-flags.org | Twitter

#1 Philippines

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#2 Mexico

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#3 UK

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#4 Vietnam

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#5 South Korea

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#6 Japan

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#7 China

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#8 South Africa

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#9 Sweden

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#10 Malaysia

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#11 Italy

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#12 Finland

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#13 Canada

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#14 Belgium

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#15 Spain

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#16 France

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#17 Switzerland

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#18 Germany

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#19 Argentina

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#20 Norway

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#21 Singapore

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#22 Thailand

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#23 Brazil

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#24 India

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#25 Indonesia

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#26 Netherlands

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#27 Venesuela

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#28 Denmark

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#29 Russia

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#30 USA

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This Brazilian Artist Turns Your Favorite Childhood Heroes And Food Into Creepy Characters (17 Pics)

Yan Blanco is a 24-year-old freelance artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who is a pro at turning your favorite childhood heroes into characters you’re more likely to see in horror movies. There’s just something very disturbing about the artist’s style that’s hard to describe – the characters he recreates are creepily human-like, overly high-detailed and… fleshy? I’m pretty sure you’ll understand what I mean when you see some of his works.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said he knew he wanted to work with digital art since he was a kid. During his days at the College of Graphic Design back in 2014, Yan discovered Blender – a computer program used for creating 3D models – and it completely changed his artistic path. After discovering the program, the artist started studying everything he could find about creating 3D art and eventually received a job offer from Techno Image, a Brazilian production house.

So far Yan has recreated many of our favorite characters, as well as various other items, and all of them look incredibly eerie – check out his works in the gallery below!

More info: Instagram | yanblanco.com | behance.net

#1 Peppa Pig

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#2 Bugs Bunny

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#3 Tin Woodman

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#4 Bananas In Pyjamas

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#5 Rick

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#6 Brocoloco

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#7 Mr. Carrot

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#8 Spongebob

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#9 Teletubbies

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#10 Santa Claus

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#11 The Junkie Fish

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#12 Pizza

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#13 Carnivorous Plant

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#14 Lonely Tree

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#15 Little Dolly

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#16 Cocoa

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#17 Boxer Pig

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This Plant-Covered Hotel Will Reinvent The Historic District Of São Paulo

The guys at Paris-based architecture firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel have teamed up with the developer Alexandre Allard to come up with this amazing plant-covered luxury hotel design that is set to revive the historic district in São Paulo, Brazil.

A 550,000 square-metre complex of historic buildings is being regenerated in the city’s centre and includes the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital: “The hospital in the middle of the grounds is a sort of mini-town, very well organised around patios, and surrounding this little gem is a chaotic metropolis,” said Nouvel.

French designer Philippe Starck was responsible for “bringing 21st-century boldness and modernity” to the hotel suite interiors of the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital. So he decided to use Brazil’s iconic materials like the locally quarried marble and the plants and trees that can be found in Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

The Complex is scheduled to open around the end of 2018 and it’s center piece – the Rosewood Tower will function as a mixed-use cultural and tourist complex, including 275 guest rooms between Nouvel’s new building and the former hospital, 122 apartments, two restaurants, a bar and a caviar lounge, three swimming pools and a spa.

(h/t: dezeen)

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Swarovski and Mass Beverly Name Brilliance of Design Winners

Ever the mentors and proponents of design with a capital D, Swarovskiand LA’s Mass Beverly showroom initiated the Brilliance of Design competition. The charge was to push the potential of crystals in three categories: lighting, home décor, and architectural surfaces. Talk about global entries. The 56 submissions came from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Greece, Israel, Brazil, Colombia, and Poland, as well as from New York and Los Angeles, closer to home.

Josha Roymans’ Aurora Borealis pendant is a wave of translucent glass and crystals capped by a strip of LEDs. Rendering courtesy of Josha Roymans.

Josha Roymans, with a multi-disciplinary studio in Amsterdam, won the lighting award with his proposal for Aurora Borealis, inspired by the so-named northern lights. The design is a wave-like pendant of translucent glass and crystals capped by a strip of LEDs that allow for color changes.

From left: Josha Roymans, Tilman Bartl, and Bahata Saha.
Rings of crystal in differing sizes and gradations of color stack in Tilman Bartl’s flexible and contemporary vase. Rendering courtesy of Tilman Bartl.

 

In home décor, German product designer Tilman Bartl won for his vase of stacking crystal components. Cited for its flexibility and strongly contemporary approach, the product has another plus. According to Mass Beverly founders Mary Ta and Lars Hypko, it is predicted to be eminently sellable.

Bahata Saha’s architectural surface has Swarovski crystals arrayed in organic patterns between layers of translucent white marble. Rendering courtesy of Bahata Saha.

 

A Parsons School of Design student, Bahata Saha, took the award for her architectural surface—panels based on two layers of white translucent marble sandwiching crystals arrayed in organic compositions simulating abstract veining.

Each winning designer will receive a $5,000 grant for future crystal projects. Collaborating with Nadja Swarovski, who oversees the company’s corporate branding and communications, the judges were Yves Behar, founder of San Francisco-based Fuseproject; Mary Ta and Lars Hypko; and Interior Design’s deputy editor Edie Cohen.

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14 of the Most Beautiful Buildings That Defy Gravity

Building: Museum of Tomorrow
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Fun fact: Completed in 2015, 1.4 million people visited the Museum of Tomorrow during its inaugural year, far exceeding the anticipated 450,000 visits. It is currently the most-visited museum in Brazil.

 

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Building: Takasugi-an (Tea house on the Tree)
Location: Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Architect: Terunobu Fujimori
Fun fact: The name Takasugi-an means, “a tea house [built] too high.”

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Building: Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank
Location: Udine, Italy
Architecture firm: Morphosis Architects
Fun fact: The architects tilted the entire building 14 degrees to the south so the upper floors naturally shade the lower floors of the building, thereby conserving energy.

 

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