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Visual Bits #392 > Cool Cars and Crazy Things

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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Mr. Chickpea & Friends Explore NYC

Thursday 02.28.2013 , Posted by

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As if the antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness weren’t reason enough to love chickpeas, their personalities will certainly do the trick. In this playful series of photos by NYC based Turkish artist Sadi Tekin, little garbanzo bean heads explore the big apple. Tekin drew unique facial expressions on a bunch of dry garbanzo beans, utilizing the natural nose and chin grooves of the handsome legumes, then had a field day making bodies for them in unique New York (Ron Burgundy would be proud to read this aloud) locations. [Read more...]

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Minuscule Matchbook Art by Joseph Martinez

Thursday 02.28.2013 , Posted by

Minuscule Matchbook Art by Joseph Martinez

Next time you pick up some matches to light your cigarettes, candles or cannabis, think about doing a little art on them. That’s what Joseph Martinez of Denver, Colorado decided to do one day. Taking some oil paint, he carefully created images of celebrity like figures. Whether it was Boba Fett, Willy Wonka or Rick James, Martinez brought them to life on the inside cover of the matchbook. His ability to create such small figures in a clear way is remarkable. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #388> Innovative Creations Come To Life

Wednesday 02.27.2013 , Posted by

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Fold Your Own: 3D Lampshade Animals in Paper

Tuesday 02.19.2013 , Posted by

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For anyone who’s a fan of a little DIY, these lampshades will both warm your heart and brighten your home. Created by the duo Maik Parfahl and Wolfgang List of the interdisciplinary design/sound/architecture collective mostlikely, the collection features a managery of faceted animal heads you fold into 3D form yourself. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #381> Weird, Wonderful, & Wacky Things

Monday 02.18.2013 , Posted by

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Decorating Nature: An Alternate, Painterly World

Friday 02.15.2013 , Posted by

fig. 56- not normally associated with seasonal transformations, some stream-side stones actually will begin to pixellate in late autumn:early winter

People often talk about nature ‘decorating’ itself as the seasons change: leaves change colors in the fall, the world turns white in the winter, and things green back up in the spring. But what if nature actually did decorate itself in an artistic fashion? Artist Norm Magnusson has been experimenting with that idea, painting objects he finds in the natural world and through that creating something highly imaginative and fantastic. [Read more...]

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Intricate Bonsai Trees out of Wire

Monday 02.11.2013 , Posted by

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After becoming a bonsai enthusiast, Ken To decided to give his wife a unique gift for Christmas: a bonsai tree made out of wire. His wife loved the gift and was impressed by what Ken could do with wire. It wasn’t for another three years that Ken made his second wire bonsai tree, again for his wife. Soon Ken learned how to make the foliage of his wire trees an easier process, and upon acquiring some specialized wire, he started making more of his bonsai trees. [Read more...]

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Impressive Tape Art by Max Zorn

Monday 02.04.2013 , Posted by

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Amsterdam based artist Max Zorn creates his works with a unique media: packaging tape. By layering the translucent tape on plexiglass and cutting it with a scalpel, he creates remarkable tape pictures and is able to achieve various shades, hues and shadows through his work. Once completed, his work can often be seen hanging on the local Amsterdam street lamps. Lit up, it shines through the tape and manifests a beautiful image. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #362> Wacky Creations: Furniture & More

Tuesday 01.22.2013 , Posted by

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