Can’t solve the Rubik’s cube? Don’t worry, because there’s a much cooler way to use it! Pete Fecteau used 4,242 officially licensed Rubik’s Cubes to create a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The construction process took a little over 40 hours. Each cube has been “reversed solved” or twisted so that one of the faces maps its nine stickers into the total image, 38,178 stickers total. It measures 19′ x 8’6″ x 2.25″ and weighs roughly 1000 pounds.
Israeli illustrator Noma Bar cleverly uses negative space to create some thought provoking illustrations. His artworks are so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed. Born in 1973 in Israel, Noma graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in 2000. Since 2001, he has been working in London with a lot of big names and media outlets including: Vodafone, Coca Cola, BBC, The Observer, The Economist, Wallpaper and many more.
Ray Villafane’s relationship with pumpkins began rather early in his life. Born in a poor farming family, he found himself having to whittle his own toys out of wood as times were very hard for Pa’ Villafane. As things got worse he was forced to give up using wood to create his toys and eventually had to make them out of pumpkins as the precious wood was needed to heat the small farm house during the winter. Because his toys rotted away a week or so after making them, Ray found himself carving nonstop just to keep his toy box from spoiling.
Swiss comedian and cabaret artist Ursus Wehrli is releasing a new book called The Art of Clean Up, where he rearranges our chaotic world and its everyday objects into neat rows, sorted by color, size, shape, or type. Some might say it’s the case of OCD, but as far as we know, the artist is perfectly fine, and has a really good sense of humor.
If you wonder what to do with those old, dust-collecting CD piles on your desk – don’t even think of throwing them away, because we know a much, much better idea! French artist Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard hand-sewed together 65,000 old CDs to create an enormous 500-squere meter undulating landscape, so-called ‘Wastelandscape’ which overtakes the ‘Halle D’aubervilliers’ of Paris’s centquatre.
Young Chilean artist Fredo draws absolutely mind-blowing three-dimensional pencil drawings that look like they’re about to jump off the page. Well, actually, he’s already 20 years old at the time of writing this article, but our title is not completely a lie – majority of his works were submitted to Deviant Art back in 2008 or even 2007 when he was 16-17 years old. Some of his 3d drawings took him only 30 minutes to complete, but there were cases when he needed a whole month.
Mustangs at Las Colinas is a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture by Robert Glen, that decorates Williams Square in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It is said to be the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. The mustangs were shipped by air from England to Irving, Texas, and after the intricate procedure of mounting the figures, the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture was dedicated on September 25, 1984. The sculpture commemorates the wild mustangs that were historically important inhabitants of much of Texas. It portrays a group at 1.5 times life size, running through a watercourse, with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals’ hooves. The horses are intended to represent the drive, initiative and unfettered lifestyle that were fundamental to the state in its pioneer days.
Today, we want to show you another wonderful 3D illusion which is installed in front of the steps of Paris’s city hall. French artist François Abélanet created this incredible 3-dimensional grass globe with the help of about ninety workers and called it ‘Qui croire?’ (‘who to believe?’). When viewed at a certain angle it looks as though it was a large sphere.
A Houston based multi-media artist Natalie Irish creates beautiful portraits in a way that probably no one ever has before – she paints with her lips. By varying the pressure of her kisses on the canvas she is able to create astonishing paintings which many of us couldn’t draw with a whole bunch of painting tools. Here are some images and a video showing her work process, creating portrait of Marilyn Monroe.
Minimiam (meaning “Mini Yum”) is a creative union of husband and wife who create fascinating worlds of food with their little people doing their little chores here. Akiko Ida is Japanese and Pierre Javelle is French. They met studying photography at the Paris “Arts Decoratifs” art school.
This time, we want to show you another creative way to use your bills that’s similar to origami, but with a little twist. New Orleans-based artist Dan Tague folds a dollar bill as many as 100 times, until it spells out an unexpected phrase, including “The Kids Are Alright” and “Trust No One.”
It’s hard to believe, but the pictures you’re about to see are not photographs – they were all drawn using a single pencil! Paul Lung, a Hong Kong based graphic designer doesn’t even use an eraser – all he needs is a 0.5 mm technical pencil, A2 paper and some time..Well, about 60 hours. The artist even has to document his work process in order to prove that his works are actually drawn.