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Intricate Hobo Nickel Sculptures

Combining his skill as a master goldsmith and his love for drawing, artist John Schipp has made a creative set of coins under the title Grandma Schipp's Family Album. They're an ongoing collection of fictional characters all created on actual coins.

The Hobo Nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Wooden Portraits

Within every human being lies strength, vulnerability, sexuality and love. Artist Mandy Tsung paints surreal portraits that embody these inherent qualities. On her website she shares that “Her work is about capturing the complexity of emotion, and is greatly inspired by editorial fashion photography as well as nature."

The Canada-native draws from her multicultural heritage which blends… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Butterflies Come Alive with Whole New Patterns

Using butterflies as a canvas? Well, that’s something you don’t see every day! French artist Sarah Garzoni used the beautiful insects for her recent project Mimesis. She painted directly on the butterfly wings using, what else, but an inkjet printer! Just like Ian Davie, who paints on… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Post-it Note Wars

What a fun way to declare war across office buildings! Post'it War is a new Tumblr by French agency Gustibus Coloribus that brings some of the most creative post-it note creations all together in one place. Want to see how bad it's getting in France? Take a look at this recent article in the… Continue

Added by alice on September 1, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Plastic Breakdancers by Kidrobot

Forget those little green army men, who wants some plastic breakdancers? Sure this series, called All City Breakers, was inspired by those hardworking soldiers but aren't they so much cooler? These flexible dancers celebrate the best of dance style by showing us actual breakdancing moves from Power to Flex. They come in four neon colors: pink, green, orange and blue.…


Added by alice on September 1, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Gunpowder Portraits Pay Tribute to Ukrainian Miners

New York-based artist Cai Guo-Qiang brought his trademark gunpowder paintings to the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. His solo show, titled 1040M Underground, is inspired by the artist's experience of the coal and salt mines of Ukraine's industrial Donbas region. During his visit,… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Made in Polaroid Exhibit

Ready for a Polaroid-inspired art show? Polaroid is honoring its founder Dr. Edwin Land’s passion for the arts with the launch of the Made in Polaroid exhibit. The show will feature more than 50 pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers, actors and musicians who are united in their passion for creativity, all pieces will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting Free Arts NYC, a… Continue

Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Returning Art to the Unclean

Last time we saw Brian M. Viveros, we were given a sneak peek inside his workspace. With the upcoming show, Returning Art to the Unclean, Viveros has expanded his signature style to create dark and delicious works of art. His subject matters remain the same; they are… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Revolutionary Art on Stacks of Paper

Talk about unique. Aleksandra Domanovic created an installation using three stacks of paper, each made up of 7,500 individual sheets. On each stack, there is a beautiful inkjet printing that covers a section of the pages. Each piece is so delicate and mesmerizing you can’t help but stare at the detail.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Fantastically Funny Illustrations

Trail Mix Tragedy

If your sense of humor leans more towards things that are silly and slightly disturbing, then check out these illustrations by Aaron Jay (or otherwise known as Randyotter). The 23-year-old illustrator has a knack for finding humor in the mundane, and for making us see a world filled with everyday objects that have surreptitiously come alive.… Continue

Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Joyful New Bicycle Print

Thomas Yang just sent us word about his new limited edition print called Joy Ride. "This time, I've base it on a family theme," he tells us. "To represent family happiness in riding, I thought of a carousel, replacing bikes for horses." Whimsical and fun!…


Added by alice on August 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Lobster Shell Motorcycles

After cooking up a delicious lobster dinner, some might say it's wasteful to throw away the tail. After all, the crustacean's bright orange shell makes the perfect body for a motorcycle sculpture.

Taiwanese chef and food carving expert Huang Mingbo created these bizarre masterpieces while giving a lecture at a cooking seminar inside the Fuzhou Hotel in China. The magnificent detail of… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Animated Liquid Typography

Moving liquid letters? Russian digital artist gives us Liquid Type in Motion. His area of expertise lies in liquid type experiments, and he has created a series of amazingly wicked gifs to show us just where he can take it. You can’t help but stare at them for hours. His animated typography is truly mesmerizing.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on August 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Charmaine Olivia's Creative Workspace

When it comes to art, more often than not there is a backstory as to why each piece was created. There is a history behind why the artist decided to head down a seemingly uncertain path. San Francisco-based artist Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist with amazing talent. Her paintings depict women in fantastically strong ways.

We were fortunate… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Alternate Histories if Monsters Existed

Has someone rewritten history? NYU graduate Matthew Buchholz has created a series of posters called Alternate Histories which are historical art prints that playfully depict a monster-filled past. Inspired by Science Fiction, these posters certainly look like scary stills from old sci-fi movies!…


Added by Alyssa Anda on August 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Forest of Light

Bruce Munro is famous for his outstanding, larger-than-life exhibitions. We featured his sea of CDs last year, and this year he has Light!, a commissioned garden-wide exhibition at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Among the installations is Forest of Light which is made up of 20,000 stems… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ghostbusters Take on the Pac-Man Ghost

Sometimes all we want is art that makes us smile. Today we've got artist RYCA (aka Ryan Callanan) to thank for creating a piece that does just that.

Don't we love it when different worlds collide?

You can see these prints and more over at… Continue

Added by alice on August 29, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hanksy Chucks Wilson!

Bansky impersonator - Hanksy - has struck again! This time, instead of throwing flowers like in Banksy's Molotov cocktail-inspired original (below), the artist took it one step further and had Tom Hanks throw Wilson as a throwback to his movie Cast Away. The piece was spotted in New York… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Beach Bum

Unlike most artists, Alexa Meade doesn't color inside the lines. The Washington, D.C.-based artist paints on human beings to make them look as though they are acrylic paintings! This particular piece was created at the Irvine Contemporary Gallery in D.C. last week. A pioneer in her own right,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Gaddafi's Inevitable Fate

With Moammar Gaddafi's brutal reign surely coming to an end, Tim O’Brien created this brilliant political illustration for TIME magazine. Apparently, the drawing needed to be more subtle since he's not completely out of power just yet. You may also remember seeing O’Brien's X-ed out Osama bin Laden cover… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 26, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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