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Alcohol Milk Cartons

Now here’s something I thought I’d never see: alcohol served in milk cartons! Artist Jorn made beverage cartons for popular alcohol brands, like Absolut Vodka and Jack Daniel's, and the result is quite funny. With the name Ecohols, this series shows us that packaging is quite important. Though the point is to bring to light the importance of brands, I can't help but think of an alternate… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

The Happy Pear Project


Next time you need a little pick me up, may we suggest you look to Yeoh Gh's illustrations of a one, Mr. Pear? Started about a year ago as one of many fruit character illustration for one of his clients, Gh ended up loving his pear character so much that he carries it on to this day as a personal project.

"I want to bring joy and happiness to people in this… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters

We'll always have a soft spot for minimalist movie posters. (See here, here and here.) But…


Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Ferocious Tire Sculptures of Wild Animals


Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji has mastered a medium most artists wouldn't even dare think about The exquisite level of anatomical detail he can achieve by gluing and screwing all types of tires onto his resin-cast skeletons is, in and of itself, a true feat of engineering. Every muscle and facial expression you see on these animals was… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Saul Bass Meets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Many of today's artists and designers have and will always be inspired by the one and only Saul Bass, an American graphic designer and filmmaker who was best known for designing innovative title sequences and posters for movies like North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho.

Nathan Boyd is one of Bass' admirers. "Saul Bass just blows my mind!," he tells us.… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Living in Another Dimension

MossGallery in Melbourne, Australia launched the exhibition Photocrash on July 22 which features the work of up-and-coming artist and Australia native Marco Eychenne. His pieces are rich in color and full of power, capturing your gaze with its imaginative and inspiring mix of realism and surrealism. Several layers are at play, each one… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Stop Motion Video Featuring 350,000 Post-it Notes

The Melissa Gallery (Galeria Melissa) in São Paulo, Brazil gives love notes a new twist! Casa Darwin created a stop motion video promotion for their shoe collection Melissa Power of Love, which uses more than 350,000 post-it notes. (On top of 30,000 of them were love letters written by spectators.) The images were created by 25… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Cirque du Soleil Art

Travis Louie

Contemporary pop artist Ron English joins Travis Louie and… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Oil Paintings that Resemble Woven Yarn

What do you think you're looking at? Crochet art? Not quite. Toronto-based artist Caroline Larsen creates oil paintings that perfectly resemble woven yarn! I could not believe my eyes because, at first glance, her paintings tricked my eyes into believing I was looking at something entirely different!

Larsen's work explores the perception of space, paint and surface texture,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Face Created Through Destruction

Portuguese-born street artist Vhils recently arrived in Los Angeles and literally hammered (and drilled) out another stunning piece. The new work coincides with the upcoming "European Bailout Show,” which is set to take place at the Post No Bills gallery on Thursday, July 28. No matter how… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 23, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Charlotte by Audrey Kawasaki

My Modern Met favorite Audrey Kawasaki was signing her newest piece Charlotte when Arrested Motion stopped by her workplace. Charlotte was originally showcased at the Suggestivism show back in February 2011. Just like some of… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Creative Map Characters

Wow, how fun are these? Canada-based visual artist Ingrid Dabringer finds art where most of us wouldn't normally look. She uses acrylic paint to draw playful and happy characters on, what else, but ordinary maps. “I like to elevate the mundane," she says. "The mundane is so saturated with meaning if we just take an extra second to dwell on it. The mundane is saturated with symbolism."…


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Surreal Japanese Dreams

Ai Shinohara is a Japanese artist with a skill in illustrating the delicate relationship between nature and people. There is no questioning the talent Shinohara possesses. Her work carries with it a dark and complicated vibe.

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Added by Alyssa Anda on July 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Funny Site-Specific Street Art

OakoAk isn't your typical street artist. His work isn't a political or sociological commentary on life and he doesn't spend hours on end painting extravagant murals. He's more like a comedian. With a highly aware set of eyes, he takes otherwise boring objects like hand rails, street signs and potholes and creates a narrative around them to make funny and interesting works of art. I think it's… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Sculptures Assembled with Wooden Scraps

Next time you're wondering if you have enough money to buy art materials, remember Ron van der Ende. This Dutch artist specializes in the creation of sculptures using old, painted wood he finds on the streets. He basically takes the pieces he finds apart and then reassembles them into different objects. Incredibly, the sculptures don't have to be repainted!

This particular method is… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Provocative Paintings from Russia

Russian native Viktor Sheleg has been drawing since he was just 12 years-old. Since then, the self-taught artist has developed a style that is uniquely his own. Inspired by the chaos of life and the emotions and energy he feels, his paintings take on a life of their own. Wild and lovely all at the same time.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Beaded Animal Sculptures

Kohei Nawa, a sculptor and assistant professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, has developed a variety of artwork using materials like beads, prisms and silicon oil. His work in beads is particularly interesting because the beads resemble huge dew drops. Love how he beautifully incorporates nature...…


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Bear Made of 20,000 Zip Ties

Whoever said you can make art out of anything was right! Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (also known as d.o.t.s.) created the Zip Tie Massimal, a life-size installation made entirely from 20,000 standard zip ties! As you can tell, it's a striking recreation of a bear.

The installation is anchored to the ceiling by a cable suspension… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Miniature Slums on the Streets

Pablo Delgado terrorizes the streets of East London with his miniature wheatpastes. Prostitutes, bums, circus animals and even Catholic Cardinals are all seen slumming the walls, depicting not just real life but also the absurd. Delgado's miniature additions surely make this world a more interesting place...…


Added by Eugene on July 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

1967 Spiderman Cover Art Expected to Sell for $100K+

What does expensive, retro comic book art look like? Well, exactly like this. Expected to bring in $100,000+ when it goes up for auction, this original 1967 cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #49, by legendary comic book artist John Romita, Sr., will soon be one man or woman's treasure. It features Spidey in a… Continue

Added by alice on July 20, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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