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.

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.

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 :]

Bring Your Own Cushions

August 7, 2012

Check out this homage to Le Corbusier’s LC 2 by architect Stefan Zwicky, with one rather striking exception. It’s made from concrete. Ouch…

Via: Swiss Miss

Scott Gundersen is a Michigan based artist with a great skill for creating highly unique portraits from nothing but recycled wine corks. “Grace” is pixelated with 9,217 of them, “Trisha” with 3,621 old wine corks. See the video below for a time lapse of The final 50 hours of a 200 hour project. I just wonder who got to drink all the wine?

See more of his work via Behance.

Art You Can Ride

July 29, 2012

Check out these wooden bicycles by Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez. Each is hand crafted to perfection in their San Jose workshop. Where humanly possible all wood used by these two master craftsmen is sustainable, recovered or recycled from local suppliers.

 

I’d definitely trade in my 70’s Raleigh Chopper for one of these beauts given half the chance. Love the styling, shape, and well, you know they’ll never rust.

See more two wheeled kinetic art masterpieces at www.WoodBicycle.com.

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