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We love this beautifully clever piece of street art recently created by Spanish artist Pejac. He found a section of wall that had been damaged by a car accident, which exposed some of the brick wall behind the facade, and altered it to appear as though a paper plane was miraculously bursting through the bricks and flying off into the darkness behind them.

Head over to Pejac’s website to check out more of his fantastic street art interventions.

[via StreetArtNews]

This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.
For even more Gif-fiti pieces, check out the work of UK-based artist and designer INSA, about whom we’ve posted several times before.
[via mashKULTURE]

This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.

For even more Gif-fiti pieces, check out the work of UK-based artist and designer INSA, about whom we’ve posted several times before.

[via mashKULTURE]

The Postit days is the moniker of an anonymous Spanish artist who creates quick drawings on post-it notes and then photographs those doodles humorously interacting with the outside world. Many of his drawings have pop culture-related origins and involve characters or situations from well known movies, comic books and cartoons.

Superman stops a train, Slimer gorges on chips at the grocery store, Gizmo peeks out of a backpack, and the haunting ghost sisters from The Shining invite us to come play with them. Elsewhere the Bat-Signal is projected from the top of an office building while a cellular tower is suddenly home for the dreaded Eye of Sauron.

Check out The Postit days on Facebook and Instagram for many more whimsical works of art using sticky notes.

[via Design Taxi]

Are you ready for some more mind-blowing photorealistic art? These images aren’t photographs, they’re awesome coloured pencil drawings and they’re the work of Madrid-based artist Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez.

Adolfo’s astonishing artwork is part of the inaugural Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society. They selected 60 different pieces created using graphite pencil, solely charcoal, solely conté, solely coloured pencil. Click here to view more amazing pieces from the exhibition.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

You know what’s awesome? A tiny hamster driving a 15-tonne truck.

To be fair, it would be pretty awesome to watch a hamster drive any sort of vehicle. So watching a hamster, whose name is Charlie, maneuver huge and heavy truck out of the steep Los Tres Cunados quarry in northwestern Spain should really be classified as Super Awesome.

VolvoTrucks put together this amazing stunt to demonstrate the ease and sensitivity of the Volvo Dynamic Steering on their new Volvo FMX truck.

What motivates a hamster to drive a truck? That’s an excellent question. The answer is: a carrot bigger than the hamster. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show it, but we’re hoping that brave Charlie was rewarded with his much sought-after carrot for accomplishing this awesome feat.

[via Geekologie]

We love the terrifying placement of this awesome Xenomorph sculpture at an H.R. Giger exhibition in San Sebastian, Spain back in 2009. We hope the woman in this photograph really enjoyed the show, because she might not have made it out of the museum in one piece.
"That’s it man, game over man, game over!"
[via Neatorama, photo via Orange]

We love the terrifying placement of this awesome Xenomorph sculpture at an H.R. Giger exhibition in San Sebastian, Spain back in 2009. We hope the woman in this photograph really enjoyed the show, because she might not have made it out of the museum in one piece.

"That’s it man, game over man, game over!"

[via Neatorama, photo via Orange]

Please pardon us while we have a short glee and sugar-induced freak-out. If you’ve been following the Geyser of Awesome for even a little while you’ll know how much we enjoy anthropomorphism, googly eyes, and sweets. We’ve just encountered an awesome combination of all three:

A punny ice cream parlour in Barcelona, Spain named Eyescream sells shaved ice cream imported from Taiwan that they serve up with tasty pairs of sauces and toppings and… wait for it…  googly eyes made of sugar.

So your sweet frozen treat stares up at you while you eat it. Is the ice cream creature paralyzed with fear or excited that you’re about to enjoy it? It’s important to consider what one’s personified food might be thinking, so these are the questions we ask ourselves.

It looks like it’s time for another field trip. We hope you’ll join us. The more people, the more flavours and toppings we can try.

[via Design Taxi]

Photographer Juanjo Valverde captured this amazing shot at the La Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain. Held every year in the Valencian town of Buñol, Spain on the last Wednesday of August, participants get involved in massive tomato fights just for the fun of it. It’s some seriously messy overindulgence and, if you don’t mind being surrounded and saturated by tomatoes, probably a whole lot of fun. If this photo is any indication, the streets turn into bright red Slip ‘n Slides. 
There are numerous theories about how this colourful tradition got started. The most popular states that: “In 1945, during a parade of gigantes y cabezudos, young men who wanted to be in the event staged a brawl in town’s main square, the Plaza del Pueblo. There was a vegetable stand nearby, so they picked up tomatoes and used them as weapons. The police had to intervene to break up the fight and forced those responsible to pay the damages incurred. The following year the young people repeated the fight on the same Wednesday of August, only this time they brought their own tomatoes from home. They were again dispersed by the police. After repeating this in subsequent years, the party was established.”
In subsequent years the great tomato fight was repeatedly banned then later officially sanctioned and then banned all over again: “ In the year 1957, some young people planned to celebrate “the tomato’s funeral”, with singers, musicians, and comedies. The main attraction however, was the coffin with a big tomato inside being carried around by youth and a band playing the funeral marches. Considering this popularity of the festival and the alarming demand, 1957 saw the festival becoming official with certain rules and restrictions. These rules have gone through a lot of modifications over the years.”
The rules are as follows:
The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed.
Participants have to give way to the truck and lorries.
The festival doesn’t allow ripping off T-shirts.
After the second shot indicative of ending the tomato hurl, no tomatoes should be thrown.
[via One Travel and Wikipedia]

Photographer Juanjo Valverde captured this amazing shot at the La Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain. Held every year in the Valencian town of Buñol, Spain on the last Wednesday of August, participants get involved in massive tomato fights just for the fun of it. It’s some seriously messy overindulgence and, if you don’t mind being surrounded and saturated by tomatoes, probably a whole lot of fun. If this photo is any indication, the streets turn into bright red Slip ‘n Slides. 

There are numerous theories about how this colourful tradition got started. The most popular states that: “In 1945, during a parade of gigantes y cabezudos, young men who wanted to be in the event staged a brawl in town’s main square, the Plaza del Pueblo. There was a vegetable stand nearby, so they picked up tomatoes and used them as weapons. The police had to intervene to break up the fight and forced those responsible to pay the damages incurred. The following year the young people repeated the fight on the same Wednesday of August, only this time they brought their own tomatoes from home. They were again dispersed by the police. After repeating this in subsequent years, the party was established.”

In subsequent years the great tomato fight was repeatedly banned then later officially sanctioned and then banned all over again: “ In the year 1957, some young people planned to celebrate “the tomato’s funeral”, with singers, musicians, and comedies. The main attraction however, was the coffin with a big tomato inside being carried around by youth and a band playing the funeral marches. Considering this popularity of the festival and the alarming demand, 1957 saw the festival becoming official with certain rules and restrictions. These rules have gone through a lot of modifications over the years.”

The rules are as follows:

  1. The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
  2. No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed.
  3. Participants have to give way to the truck and lorries.
  4. The festival doesn’t allow ripping off T-shirts.
  5. After the second shot indicative of ending the tomato hurl, no tomatoes should be thrown.

[via One Travel and Wikipedia]