Archives for the month of: February, 2013

North Carolina-based artist Jonathan Brilliant constructed this, well, brilliant structure, The Sumter Piece, from 60,000 wooden coffee stirrers. Never mind that it’s quite beautiful and spans two floors, reaching over a second floor balcony and suspended from the ceiling of the first floor, we marvel at the fact that it’s held together by tension. “No adhesive was used and the entire structure holds itself in place because of the tensile strength of 7” rounded end wooden coffee stirrers. After nearly six months the piece eventually separated and the materials were donated to a local school.”


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South Carolina-based artist Jessica Drenk finds new ways to look at everyday objects. Her “Implements” series of nature-inspired sculptures consist of hundreds of ordinary pencils glued together. In her own words, Drenk says “By transforming familiar objects into nature-inspired forms and patterns, I examine how we classify the world around us. Manufactured goods appear as natural objects, something functional becomes something decorative, a simple material is complex, and the commonplace becomes unique.”


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It’s clear that we love superhero art (and, um, eggs, it should be noted), and there’s a lot of it out there. So when we came across this unique take (also see Helvetica Heroes and Superbugs) by Italian artist Simone Zulli, we had to share.

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French Canadian photographer Francois Brunelle is on a search to find 200 doppelgangers, people who happen to look like one another, but aren’t related. His goal is to compile a book of black and white portraits, and from the looks of it, he is well on his way. Brunelle says the project initially started among friends, then evolved. These portraits are striking… would make a great exhibition and eventual book.


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The Super Bowl and marketing have a lot more in common than you may think. Check out this smart infographic by marketing software company Insightera.



We are all familiar with Cubism, but Rubik Cubism? French artist simply known as Invader coined the term when he began creating mosaic art out of Rubik’s Cubes. Each small colored square on the face of a Rubik’s Cube represents one pixel. Invader’s early works were representations of early 8-bit arcade game characters such as the digitized alien enemies from Space Invaders, and Pac-Man characters. His work has since evolved into much more detailed works, like recreating the Mona Lisa and Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can.


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