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Minimalism is often just the right treatment for getting to the essence of a visual identity (previous examples here and here and here). And that is precisely the case with Minneapolis-based designer/art director Tony Buckland’s project, Birds of Minnesota. You don’t have to be into ornithology or bird watching to appreciate this work, there’s an aesthetic appeal that stands on its own. Buckland’s objective is to “edit the defining characteristics of each bird down to the absolute minimum without losing the essence of the bird.” And he achieves that brilliantly. An ever-growing collection of prints available here.

Via birdsofminnesota.com

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The old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is taken to the hilt by Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo (aka Bordalo II). Bordalo is a master of mixed media, and his work not only repurposes/recycles “garbage”, but also transforms urban landscapes in really intriguing ways. Bordalo sees the world through a different lens, and uses his bare hands to help us see what he sees through figurative painting. Bordalo combs the streets of Lisbon for discarded items, turning them into large scale thought-provoking compositions. In his own words, his artwork “is not only a way to recycle, but also a critique of the world we live in, where we often have nice things, which are based on junk without realizing it.” We particularly love his bird and insect works, as well as his train track transformations, featured below.

More street art posts here and here and here.

Via bordalosegundo.com and Instagram

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With spring almost upon us (hopefully), this series by Japanese artist Sato just sung to us. The series, called “Torigun”, features songbirds dressed in military garb. Love all the details (hats, vests, blazers, badges, shoes!) and personification Sato achieved in these masterful illustrations.

Via pixiv.net

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We all mastered cutting paper with scissors at an early age, but Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera clearly has a penchant for it, taking it to a whole new level with these great works of art. Her attention to detail is striking, and we love her use of colors.

Via ppiinnee.com

Australian artist Sean Avery repurposes CDs into intricately sculpted animals, most notably birds. Avery literally layers fragments of broken CDs to form feathers… undoubtedly a painstaking process. His work is apparently in galleries around the world, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not has recently purchased some sculptures for display in their Baltimore and Hollywood museums.

Via seaneavery.com

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