Best Countries for Atypical Things (12 illustrations)

Brilliant illustrator Frank Chimero was asked by Newsweek to make twelve illustrations in the style of his clever State series.”Statistics can measure only so much,” says Newswseek. “To enjoy life’s more particular pleasures, move to one of these lucky nations.”

Belgium: Best Place to be a Dog Owner

Brazil: Best Place to be Surgically Enhanced

Czech Republic: Best Place for Sex

France: Best Place to Have a Baby

India: Best Place to Fly a Kite

Japan: Best Place to be Old

Mali: Best Music

Malta: Best Weather

Netherlands: Most Gay Friendly

South Africa: Best Place for a Roadtrip

Switzerland: Best Place to be a Rapper

Spain: Best Place to Dine

I must visit Spain!

Frank Chimero

December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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