An envelope, my canvas

January 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

An envelope, a canvas to ‘house’ your inspiration?

For Mark Powell envelopes have become the perfect medium to paint his portraits with nothing more than a standard ballpoint pen.

Pretty amazing. Don’t you think?

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The new frame

December 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

Sleeveface: the new trend. A new form of art created by extending the art cover of a vinyl record outside of its confined frame in order to create a new frame. The best examples of 2001 have been compiled in Sleeveface website. Here is our pick:

Photo credit: Birgit Veigel, Johannes Veigel, ThomasVeigel

Photo credit: Nicolas Lincy

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The fragments of a face

August 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

A basic rule: first destroy, then create. That’s what Lucas Simões at least did in his series of portraits “Desretratos” by reconstructing already deconstructed faces. He cut out photographs of people  in different shapes and re-arrange them back together in different places.

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Darwin, the rock star

July 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

Rene Descartes, a pop idol and Charles Darwin, the rock star. That’s how graphic designer Simon Bent decided to re-popularise some of the greatest scientists in history. In his series of illustrations Science vs. Delirium, he renders these iconic figures in the kinds of psychedelic patterns and colors, just like in 1960s acid-rock posters.

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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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In their own words

April 19, 2011 § 3 Comments

If you were a writer and you were about to make your self-portrait, how would you draw yourself? Would you choose to depict an extract from your literary work perhaps? Artist and author John Sokol creates drawings of literary figures, whose outline of the face is crafted from the very words of their own works.


Jorge-Luis Borges and the Secret Miracle

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Is a picture worth a thousand words?

April 12, 2011 § 2 Comments

One of the most beautiful scenes in the motion picture history restructured. In words.  Juan Osborne used the lyrics of the’ Singing in the Rain’ song to outline Gene Kelly’s figure of in his memorable dance. Juan Osborne creates mostly portraits of directors, writers, actors, politicians by choosing very carefully the words to incorporate in each of his subjects. He has even used over 200,000 words for just one piece.

Singing in the rain

If it is too blurry to view it,  just get some distance and it will appear clear. Check out some of his amazing portraits in his personal blog.

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