Sand is the New Paper

August 19, 2012

Urban/Eco artist Gunilla Klingberg has truly got this beach printing lark all wrapped up. I can imagine the fanciest beaches around the world taking a cue from this idea. It all reminds me a little of a pair of sneakers I wore as a teen, which had patterns and a logo embossed on the sole.

Imagine the fun we could all have with designing our own rubber soles? Instead of free advertising for global corporations, we could pepper the beaches of the world with something a little more edgy. Maybe some art or doodles, quotes, personal manifestos, anything you’d like the world to see. Of course the police would probably treat it just like chalk graffiti and arrest everyone for walking :/

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A Maccy D. Paper Tree

August 18, 2012

New York-based Japanese artist Yuken Teruya –  known for his amazingly intricate loo roll art has taken things a stage further with this incredibly detailed miniature tree cut from a single McDonald’s paper bag. Entitled ‘Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like/ London‘ – the piece will be shown at a new group exhibition at David Smith Gallery in Denver.

Via DeMilked

Eco Art by Anna Garforth

August 16, 2012

British eco artist/designer Anna Garforth is near famous on the net for her lovely script style moss graffiti, for those not familiar with her other sublimely environmental works – here are a few more…

Wandering Territory was created digitally, printed, scored and “popped out” into a 3d sculpture.

Kusudama Light – from paper to light.

Wild at Heart is made from nothing more than masking tape on a wire fence.

French artist Hubert de Lartigue began in packaging design in the 80s before moving to illustration. Most of his work was mainly focused on pin-ups, and he created several sci-fi magazine covers and role playing game illustrations. Since 2003 he started painting in acrylic on canvas in larger formats and ultra hyperreal style. Currently living in Paris his main gallery is in New York at the Bernarducci-Meisel-Gallery.

Via: KoiKoiKoi

Aymie Spitzer is a Brooklyn based designer with a great hand for etching and carving. She’s come up with an amazing concept, ‘Neighborwoods’ offers you the chance to get an engraved wooden map of your local hood. Right now the cities include Barcelona, Berlin, Brooklyn, London, Paris, Manhattan, Philadelphia and San Francisco, with more on the cards . Find out more at www.Neighborwoods.com.

Occupy Art by Guy Denning

August 13, 2012

Check out these ‘Occupy themed’ chalk/Conté sketches by Bristol born/France based artist Guy Denning highlighting the struggle of the 99%. Visit his site at www.guydenning.org for more.

Via: Empty Kingdom

Izhar Gafni from Israel has solved the world fuel shortage crisis in one fell swoop… as long as it doesn’t rain. All the money spent on bike sharing schemes in so many cities around the world, it’d make sense for hotter countries to follow Izhar’s lead. So what if your bike was stolen? Just cut out another one – this one cost Izhar $9 to make!

Whilst I’m writing about bikes (again) do make sure to check out this amazing bendable bike, tie it to a post – and no one will nick it :]

Horror on a Stick

August 12, 2012

STOYN, the Russian ad agency famous for their pop culture ice lollies featuring celebrities and icons from the past, such as Che Guevara and Darth Vader are on the verge of producing a new and far more horrific second series of their ice cream art. Check out these previews – you can almost taste the 80’s!

On Wednesday as the Las Vegas desert sun rose, shocked commuters witnessed the full effect of the Occupy movement with the aid of a mystery street artist, a pair of mannequins, some rope, and a death defying climb up two overhead billboards on the freeway in Clark County. Here’s a perturbing take on the situation via Occupy Las Vegas who first reported the story.

Clark County has the second highest rate of adult suicide in the country right now. It has the fifth highest rate of child suicide. And, thanks to the governor’s draconian education budget, the Social Work programs that used to supply volunteers and interns to help such people have been de-funded. The Clark County suicide hotline number is “not in service at this time.” Nevada has the highest sustained unemployment of any state in the U.S. with almost no real hope in sight and politicians more concerned with corporate campaign donations than they are helping the middle class & poor.

Argentine creative Alvarez Ortega Bianchi aka Cucacolor comes up with some of the craziest and most visually infectious imagery around. Murals, paintings, illustrations and limited edition prints for a similarly tripped out crowd. See his brain melting designs above and below and plenty more at Bianchi’s site at www.cucacolor.com. There’s also a rather cool interview at Illustration Rally for those who want to delve deeper. Learn to love your weird side :0

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