The illustrations by Marie Cardouat, author of the Dixit cards

The illustrations by Marie Cardouat, author of the Dixit cards

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

Raise your hand if you received Dixit for Christmas and played with it throughout the holidays. 
Now raise your hand if you already had Dixit, but still played it throughout the holidays.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard of a board game so often. In just a few years, Dixit has become the favourite of many and has even managed to oust timeless games such as Monopoly or Risk.

If you don’t know it yet, forget about buying and selling, territory invasions and strategies, the only essential ingredient for a game of Dixit is imagination. Very briefly, the objective of the game is to earn points by making the other players guess – but not all of them, please! – a card by describing it in any possible way: with a sentence, a word, a feeling, a song, a verse. Everything counts! 

In addition to its simplicity and immediacy, the success of the game developed by child psychiatrist Jean-Louis Roubira is also due to the undeniable beauty of the illustrations. Each of the 84 Dixit cards is illustrated by French artist Marie Cardouat

Born in 1981, Marie Cardouat was born in Finistère, a department in the north-east of France. She graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and it was during her studies that she developed her dreamy and imaginative style. After finishing her studies, she opened a small studio in Paris, where she still works and creates her illustrations. 

Her style, based on the use of bright, vivid colours that deviate from reality, is perfectly suited to the world of children: it is no coincidence that Marie Cardouat does work for publishing houses that publish books for children. This characteristic has made her the perfect person to illustrate the Dixit cards. Each of them represents a scene that can be directly traced back to childhood, feelings and life experiences. 

Each drawing by Marie Cardouat contains a story that can move us and transport us far away, just like a game of Dixit with friends. 

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Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich

Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Many times we have seen photographic projects in which the human body merged with nature. The connection between nature and man, after all, has always been one of the central themes in the history of art and photography.
Today, however, nature has been replaced by another element that has become the protagonist of our days: technology. 
This new link is at the centre of Pavel Demidovich‘s latest series of shots. 

The photographer from Minsk shoots exclusively on film and has portrayed the relationship between the human body and technology by immortalising two nude models on whose covers strings of codes have been projected that are hidden behind every single social network or website we consult every day.
The end result is almost like a science fiction film, a sort of intimacy of the future. 

Follow Pavel Demidovich on Instagram and on Patreon to discover more of his work. 

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Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Brussels-based artist and graphic designer Ekayyne uses his Instagram profile as a stage to show the works that make up the Humans and Landscapes project. As you can imagine from the title, the artist’s graphics blend in an original way landscape, from white and endless beaches to flowering meadows, and body parts. 

The process of creation begins with the phase of searching for images that take place on the Internet, especially on Tumbler. Only once this first part has been completed does one move on to assembling the images, looking for common elements such as lines or textures. 

The peculiarity of Ekayyne’s graphics is that the union of the two images is not hidden, on the contrary, it is often made even more evident by the contrast between shapes and colors. 

In any case, the result is always surprising, in which the lines of the sand dunes become those of a woman’s body, the skin turns into sand and a nightdress turns into frothy waves of the sea. 

Discover some of Ekayyne’s works in our gallery.

Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
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Why aren’t you here tonight?

Why aren’t you here tonight?

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Impossible to fall asleep, the thought of the other night is pushing in, gripping my stomach with five fingers.
I just wanted to fuck him and now I’m already addicted to the power with which he held my neck. I can still feel the contact between his warm chest and my shivering back, I miss him a little.
There have been nights of which I have confused memories, lost among a thousand useless details, but now I have a clear idea of what I have been denied in this room paved with parquet and adorned with a few plants. I try to fill the lacks, making my body remember gentle gestures, gentle because they seek my lifeblood, they reach up to see the violence of my thoughts.

Paulina Masenina‘s photos are the story, illustrated and written, of an unfulfilled sexual desire. An erotic and desperate journey of a need for mental and physical contact. The bed is still empty, the room desolate, in the head considerations of a night gone wrong: “How many orgasm missed?“, “I can’t breathe thinking of us not fucking in this bed“.

Discover HERE all the shots by Paulina Masenina.

Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @laurapasini3, @valerycia, @boryskulikovskyi, @polae.jpg, @paola_francesca_barone, @vrtivstic, @laura.mangelli, @nicole_depergola, @defalcotina, @jesuis_claire.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week
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