Thursday, August 21, 2014

Models Covered in Elaborate Bodypaint Blend Perfectly Into NYC Landscapes

Artist Trina Merry uses the human body as the canvas for all of her many incredibly creative projects. Most recently, having relocated to New York City from California, the artist ventured out into the Big Apple to create New York Camouflage Series as a way to learn more about her new hometown.

Merry visited spots throughout New York, including the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, and Coney Island, and got to know the urban scenes a little bit better by painting them across the surface of her models. She then captured the moments by perfectly aligning her models with the backgrounds so that the figures disappear almost completely into the city.

To create all of her work, Merry carefully and deliberately poses her models and then spends hours painting with either a brush or an airbrush, covering the skin with hypoallergenic paint.


Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes

Dutch designer Merel Bekking became inspired by the shapes of plumbing pipes while studying product design at the Art Academy in Utrecht. Instead of choosing to work with the pipes themselves, Bekking gave hers a twist and made the pipes out of concrete. The result is Mr. Fahrenheit, a concrete candleholder that looks like plumbing pipes.

Bekking produced the piece herself for more than a year and then decided to partner with Sweatshop Deluxe, a design label that gives young Dutch designers a platform to get their handmade work into production.


Colorful Abstract Collages Created with Textured Rolls of Paper

Mixed-media artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser's obsession with paper and color has led to her creation of these vibrant, tactile, paper collages. Although her final work appears quite abstract, Genser always starts out with an idea for a piece by using images and sketches and also drawing upon the beautiful imperfections of nature as the foundation for her work. Each piece consists of pieces of paper rolled together to produce interesting color palettes. Layer upon layer, Genser allows the piece to grow and develop until it feels complete, and she then adheres the paper rolls in place with PVA glue.


Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi

Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. If you google around there are numerous attempts at creating various forms of LEGO in chocolate or other food, but this appears to be the most detailed and well-designed of anything out there.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Artist Recreates His Old Childhood Drawings 20 Years Later

Kiddie Arts is a series created by artist Telmo Pieper. It features digital images inspired by his very own childhood drawings. Cool!


World Cup Trophy Face Painting

London based artist Emma Allen transformed herself into the iconic gold trophy that is given to the winners of the FIFA World Cup football tournament.

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