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Yesteryear’s Celebs Carved into Recycled Cardboard

Thursday 08.08.2013 , Posted by

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Giles Oldershaw has been creating some seriously interesting portraiture, often ispired by the subjects themseves. In one case he used a old bag to re-create a model’s “craggy baggy face” and in another case used a baked potato! In the last year he’s really been pushing his creativity, this time using everyday cardboard to create impressive portraits of yesteryear’s celebs – from Marlon Brando to Marilyn Monroe. [Read more...]

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Massive Cardboard Boombox Brings Beats to Zurich

Friday 06.07.2013 , Posted by

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Earlier this week we covered the wildly large book sculpture garden of Long-Bin Chen, and now we’re looking at a huge cardboard sculpture by german multi-disciplinary designer Bartek Elsner. Why? Because sometimes, bigger IS better! Here Elsner has created a boombox of monumental size, so large it fills his studio to capacity and dwarfs a DJ mixing beats in front of it. The tightly constructed piece was made as a promotion for Mini at the International Radio Festival in Zurich. It was designed to completely surround a Mini Clubman which acted as the internal sound system, so Elsner created the piece in modular fashion, allowing it to be built up block by block around its automotive counterpart. [Read more...]

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Re-Ply: A Stylish, Laminated Chair from Cardboard

Thursday 10.25.2012 , Posted by

San Francisco designer, Dan Goldstein used to play with paper and make origami; now he’s making furniture. Also fascinated with the way laminated furniture was created using a vacuum mold, he combined the two techniques, adding some of his love for re-using materials and began experimenting with ways he could create a chair using a very underrated product: cardboard. His new Re-Ply chair, which is gaining traction as a project on Kickstarter, combines origami like folds and plywood like lamination with the often discarded material – creating a modern and stylish shell chair which is deceivingly durable. [Read more...]

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Incredible Cardboard: Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make

Tuesday 10.23.2012 , Posted by

The word which first comes to mind when observing these new works by Daniel Agdag: meticulous. Already known for an award-winning stop motion film, he has now set his talented hands to the task of creating a series of sculptures: “Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make”. Each astoundingly detailed model is constructed using sliced cardboard and PVA glue – mediums you would hardly associate with such precise work. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #244> Recycle, Renew, Reuse

Thursday 08.02.2012 , Posted by



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A Tribute to the Solo Cup Made from Beer Cases

Tuesday 06.26.2012 , Posted by

Now here’s a tasty collage: Alex Krutchkoff took 20 plus cases of beer and carefully arranged them into a colorful tribute to the iconic red Solo Cup. He says the project took over 50 hours to complete and considering the loads of beer each case contained, we’re sure it was a fun project to piece together. For more about this designer and artist, see krutchh.com or follow him on Instagram @krutchh. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #195> Installations Etcetera

Wednesday 05.23.2012 , Posted by



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A Nearly Life-Sized Los Angeles Made of Cardboard

Friday 11.25.2011 , Posted by

Los Angeles is a city of colorful extremes: at once a exotic star filled architectural playground and sprawling urban jungle of low-slung suburbia. Taking her cues from the less opulent spots in the city, artist Ana Serrano has created a colorful, nearly life-sized version of the place she was born and raised… out of cardboard. Her large, room filling work, features the myriad storefronts you would find wandering the streets of LA, from nail salons, to liquor stores and sex shops, all with their signature hand-painted signage, sparse plant life and brilliant paint jobs. This isn’t the high end of the city, but it’s certainly full of life and character. [Read more...]

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Corrugated Artwork: Recycled Cardboard Into 3D Art

Wednesday 10.12.2011 , Posted by

Look at all those beautiful corrugated edges! One of the most unique things about the cardboard art of Mark Langan is that he uses absolutely every surface of the material, from the edges, to the face, to shredded bits. Each framed piece is made using nothing more than recycled corrugated boxes, non-toxic glue, a razor knife, a cutting edge, a mat… and a lot of skill.

The designs work well in both artistic and graphical corporate forms and the well thought out pieces have been in demand from such names as David Arquette’s Propr and Ripley’s “Believe it or Not.” See more of Marks great work at langanart.com [Read more...]

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The Life-Sized Cardboard Sculptures of Chris Gilmour

Saturday 10.23.2010 , Posted by

Chris Gilmour creates stunningly beautiful, hyper-realistic sculptures out of a material often found in wastebaskets. Using common cardboard, his work re-creates subjects ranging from machines used in daily life, to small models of religious architecture, to icons of design. His last exhibition included a life-size cardboard replica of a grand piano hanging from the ceiling. [Read more...]

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