Made of crayons

June 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

Art made not by crayons, but of crayons. Artist Christian Faur uses more than one hundred thousand hand cast crayons of varying colors and shades to create amazing photorealistic landscapes and figurative images.

Christian Faur creates a ‘new art form that uniquely balances the qualities of both photography and sculpture’ by placing these individual “pixels” of wax into specific locations inside of wooden frames. Simply wonderful!

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Words without words

March 21, 2011 § 3 Comments

Which one is stronger? A word or an image?

In Words without words, a visual dictionary of words with abstract, complex or underused meanings, these two are beautifully combined by illustrator, designer and new media artist, Veronika Heckova.


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An artist revealed from mud

March 17, 2011 § 3 Comments

The artist’s attempt to exist and shape himself. A continuous struggle.

Alejandro Maestre Gasteazi covered his friend, Julián Cánovas with mud from head to toe and photographed him at various stages. Later, through the use of Photoshop, he started revealing different parts of his subject’s body, making him appear like a floating sculpture.

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3D geopolitical maps out of LEGO

March 8, 2011 § 4 Comments

Collecting data from the Development Research Center on Migration, Globalization and Poverty, artist Samuel Granados has created a geographical map made of Lego bricks that shows emigration and immigration data between American countries. With each LEGO piece representing 10,000 immigrants, these migration maps reveal the topography as it evolves across North America.

Lego map South America

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Straight lines

March 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

Paintings that have a magazine-like glossy look? Why not?

UK based artist Alessandro Botto is a self-taught painter, whose work explores ‘movement through the analysis of balance, velocity and the hierarchy of elements within a composition’.

It’s not fashion, it’s definitively art.

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Before I die I want to go to the Galapagos Islands

March 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

What are your wildest dreams? What is your deepest existential wish? Now it is time to express it. And in public view.

Candy Chang turned one side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents could fill in the blank by expressing what they would want to do before they die.

The feedback  was massive and the Before I die … in NORL chalkboard was completely filled out within 24 hours. Check out the wall of responses after one day.

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The art of making movie sounds

February 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Have you ever thought that some of the sounds that you hear in a movie, such as the galloping of a horse, or the sounds of swords, are not actually real, but often created during production? Gary Hecker is a “Foley artist“, someone who specializes in creating everyday sounds for movies.

Right in time for the Oscars.

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