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Fallen Leaves Cut Into Striking Silhouettes

Friday 08.01.2014 , Posted by
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Artist Omid Asadi has been transforming fallen leaves using just a craft knife and a needle – and in the process, giving them a new art filled life. A hole here, a slice there, and fantastic silhouettes appear out of the fragile brown shapes. Asadi has been cutting away at a wide range of subjects – everything from celebrity portraits, to artwork inspired by a friend’s tattoo, and wild animals. In most cases, his works smartly play off the natural shape of the leaf they embellish. [Read more…]

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Embroidered Leaves Put Geometry in Nature

Monday 06.30.2014 , Posted by
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When Hillary Fayle studied embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University, she loved creating intricate patterns in small environmentally friendly materials. It only made sense when she returned to her home in the US to begin working with the many leaves of her local forest. Her miniature creations are immaculately studies in organic/geometric stitchery. [Read more…]

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Lovely Leaf Lettering

Monday 12.17.2012 , Posted by

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A new typography project by Mei Linn Chan transforms green leaves into every letter of the alphabet along with each number 0-9. The Malaysian designer, who is currently completing her final year of study for her degree in Graphic Design in Curtin University, Australia, meticulously created a series called “Leaf Type.” Aside from carving out a block letter into each leaf with an exacto knife, she also followed the veins to carve out inside spaces, making the type look like gorgeous green lace doilies. See more images from this and some of her other design projects on Chan’s Behance page. [Read more…]

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Mobile App Identifies A Tree By Its Leaf

Monday 05.09.2011 , Posted by

Trees are not just a simple part of nature, they’re a immensely complex structure that requires an vast amount of knowledge to understand. Leafsnap is first in a series of recently launched apps designed to turn mobile app users into citizen dendrologists. [Read more…]

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