All Blog Posts Tagged 'Art' (430)

Vertical Gardens in the Urban Landscape

Professional botanist Patrick Blanc creates spectacular gardens. However, what is truly unique about these green spaces is that each one is grows vertically. While on a trip to India, Blanc learned that as long as plants get enough water and light, they can grow virtually anywhere. Inspired, he returned back to his hometown of Paris and created his very first vertical garden. Nowadays, he sets up these spectacular sights on and in museums, restaurants, shops…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 12, 2012 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

New Spectacular Skateboard Artwork by Haroshi

Japanese artist Haroshi creates some truly impressive sculptures out of a very uncommon medium. By taking old, broken, or abandoned skateboards, he repurposes them for his artwork. We've featured his stellar pieces before, and now he's back with some more incredible recycled…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 10, 2012 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Drawing Aged Portraits on Historic Envelopes

London-based artist Mark Powell creates phenomenal ink pen portraits of the elderly. He expertly captures their expressions while rendering the cracks and folds in their experienced, aged faces with deft artistry. What sets his collection of works apart is the canvas on which he draws on. Instead of using a normal sketchbook, Powell draws on discarded envelopes, making an important…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Artistic War Relics Using Real Weapons

Self-taught artist Krystopher Sapp's mixed media pieces reveal his fascination with war and weaponry. His newest collection of pieces, entitled When a Good Man Goes to War, takes historic guns, such as an authentic Springfield rifle or .44 caliber handgun, and transforms them into ornate and visually striking art pieces. He creates creepy scenes using artifacts or images of…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 9, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Extraordinary Insect Origami

Designed by 31-year old Brian Chan, these amazing origami insects have a remarkable amount of detail in them. Each one of these incredible pieces is made from a single sheet of paper that hasn't been cut. It takes careful planning to get the right form from the folds, which Chan says adds that "extra challenge."

Many look so life-like that they can be considered miniature…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Beautiful Technical Perspective of Flowers

Created by Japanese artist Macoto Murayama, Inorganic Flora shows us new observations and studies of flowers like never before. He first takes a number of photos and sketches of plants from nearly every angle. He then uses an array of digital programs, like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and even 3-D modeling, to create highly visual works. By highlighting and separating…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 6, 2012 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Fantastic Handmade Button Mosaics

We just can't seem to get enough of artist Joe Black. Recently, we posted about his stunning child soldier piece and have since discovered more of his fantastic work. Playing off the same pointillistic effect, these pieces all use painted buttons to complete a…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Phlegm's Castle Inside a Castle

If you've been a reader of My Modern Met for awhile now, this artist's comic book style should look very familiar to you. It's from none other than the UK-based street artist Phlegm. Never seeming to slow down, he recently created another piece in his signature style spotted in Sheffield England.

Phlegm doesn't work solely in England, though. He has created murals in…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 3, 2012 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Iconic Photo Recreated with 5,500 Plastic Toy Soldiers

Made by artist Joe Black, Made in China is an impressive piece rendered out of 5,500 plastic toy soldiers. It depicts the portrait of a young Chinese solider taken for the cover of LIFE magazine in 1938 on the story of the Sino Japanese War. To create a pointillism effect, each tiny replica is placed with a great attention to detail then spray painted their…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 2, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Three-Dimensional Boxed Constructions

England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates fantastic and imaginative scenes all using paper. Much like his series of cut books, the Boxed Constructions pieces are very similar in style but allow for more creativity with the arrangement of…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Illuminated Paper Blowing in the Wind

Bourrasque, by London-based designer Paul Cocksedge, is meant to represent a large collection of papers blowing away in the wind. Made for France's City of Lyon's annual Festival of Lights, each sheet of "paper" is made from a special conductive material that lights up when a current is passed through it. All are the exact size of a standard piece of printer paper and were…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 29, 2011 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Intricate Bottle Cap Portraits

Vincent Van Gogh

Artist Molly B. Right has made an impressive series of portraits using the unique medium of bottle caps. By first starting off with a painted figure on a piece of sheet metal, Right then attaches the caps so that they overlap, causing a scaling effect. These bottle cap can date anywhere from the 1930's to the 70's. Great care is taken so that no glue shows and they are covered in a transparent glaze to help…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 29, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hair-Raising Matchstick Sculptures

David Mach is an artist who loves using new and different mediums. We've seen him make an enormous King Kong and a crucifix out of thousands of wire hangers. Now, the…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Wild Animals Liberated in an Urban Environment

Artist Josh Keyes has had quite an eventful year, creating many of his trademark acrylic paintings in 2011. Less surreal than his previous pieces, Keyes still likes to focus on wild animals. In these compositions, humans are nowhere in sight and, instead, animal have broken out of jail,…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 27, 2011 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

Powerful Ink Drawings of Possessed Animals

Artist Chow Martin has created some unique and creepy pieces of work for his Tank Series. The drawings are mostly rendered in ink but charcoal and oil have been used in some of them. Each one highlights Martin's excellent understanding of anatomical structures and proportions even if the works introduce highly surreal elements. Looking as if they have been…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 27, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Plastic Tree Raises Environmental Awareness

Miha Artnak, the artist behind the brilliant Layers series, has recently finished his newest piece of street art entitiled The Rise of The Fall. Found inf Slovenia, in this piece Artnak covered the branches of a tree with a number…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interactive Weaving Forest

Design studio Super Nature Design submitted Weaving Forest, an installation made of two large reindeer and smaller structures all to be wound in yarn by viewers. The pieces are made of wood and outfitted with screws sticking out of the forms that help to hold the strings together. The piece debuted at Detour…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 26, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Honoring Neglected Star Wars Characters

Artist Elliott Quince was frustrated with the fact that some Star Wars characters received too much attention, while others not enough. He could only imagine how bitter the neglected characters must have been at not making it big, how badly they were treated on set or how cruelly their lives have panned out since the movies were released. To put the spotlight back on the unlucky…


Added by Russell on December 26, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Anatomically Correct Typographic Skeleton

Designer Aaron Kuehn has just finished up his latest typographic piece entitled Skeleton Typogram. The skeletal system is composed of nearly every bone spelled out, each representing their specific part. A total of 676 letters were used in creating this poster. You can order a limited addition screen print of it through Kuehn's website. Be sure to also check out his…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 23, 2011 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

Holiday Star Wars Snowflakes


If you still need to put up some last minute Christmas decorations, consider these whimsical homemade snowflakes featuring some of your favorite characters from the Star Wars universe. From C-3PO, R2-D2, Vader, Yoda, and many more, you'll be sure to at least get a laugh out of your guests this holiday season. And, if your favorite…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on December 22, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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