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Unexpected Faces

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Unexpected Faces
Unexpected Faces

For this week's Good Things, we find faces in weird and wonderful places

Once you are accustomed to spotting faces in strange places it is very hard to see anything else. It becomes second nature to seek out a mouth or pair of eyes everywhere that you look. Such optical trickery is nothing new, with the likes of Arcimboldo, DalĂ­ and Magritte all painting facial features into their landscapes or portraits, and it goes without saying that the internet hosts various celebrations of the genre.

Faces by Francois Robert
Faces by Francois Robert
Swiss photographer Francois Robert has been shooting hidden faces for over 20 years, after seeing a face in a padlock. His collections of everyday objects are so simple yet completely joyous, imbuing a multitude of personalities & expressions.

Faces in Places
Faces in Places
Faces in Places is the best daily feed of people's cheery discoveries. It will make you believe that everything from a hook to a rock pool was designed to make you smile. And that's no bad thing.

1001 Days Faces Project
1001 Days Faces Project
1001 Faces is a lovely project which has been running since 2011, extended beyond its initial 365 days due to endless face possibilities. It is a consistently imaginative mix of accidental & composed, and will probably run for another 10 years.

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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