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Denimu

A love of traveling, art, and denim saw this Brit native mix them all up. The result was art crafted from denim and a new home in Sweden. Even though he once lived in Australia and never rode a wave, Denimu is only slightly better with a keyboard and likes to write about the things he has seen on his travels and the people he meets along the way.

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Randall Rosenthal’s mind-blowing wood carving illusions

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By Denimu in New Art on Wednesday 22 January 2014

This is mindblowing. Randall Rosenthal crafts these works out of a block of pine wood, by chipping away and hollowing out different sections, he is able to create the illusion that it is a box containing money or magazines. A skill like woodworking takes years and Rosenthal has invested that time to be a certifiable […]

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Mike Wilson creates a real-world rendition of Super Mario for his, er, cats

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By Denimu in New Products on Monday 20 January 2014

Forget those endless hours of fun watching the podgy plumber jumping around the Super Nintendo game. You can now have the real thing for your furry friend, via Etsy. Mike Wilson has created a real-world rendition of the beloved video game franchise for his two cats, complete with his own toned-down version of the game’s […]

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Spanish artist stitches portraits of his family into the palms of his hands

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By Denimu in New Art on Sunday 19 January 2014

You may not want to shake his hand to congratulate him, as Spanish artist David Cata stitches portraits of his family and friends into the palms of his hands for his project Overexposed Emotions, which illustrates how much they are woven into his life.

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Video contrasts what London looked like in 1927 and 2013

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By Denimu in Video on Sunday 19 January 2014

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI and shared with the world. Simon Smith attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in […]

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Timelapse of Young and Sick’s creating the biggest mural on the West Coast

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Young & Sick has been brought on to illustrate the sophomore Foster The People album entitled Supermodel. This also included designing the biggest mural on the West Coast, spanning 148 ft X 126 ft tall, just completed on the side of the Santa Fe Lofts in downtown LA. Check out this amazing time-lapse video of […]

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Wood burning and cigar bands: the art of Jason Houchen

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By Denimu in New Art on Monday 13 January 2014

Missouri born, Jason Houchen creates fantastically intricate wood-burnings. I especially love the use of the cigar bands in his work. After graduating in Sculpture, he relocated to LA where he discovered highly influential classical folk art, street, and a burgeoning pop surrealism art scene. Through his wood burnings, sculptures, mixed media and paintings, he has […]

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Beautiful, ornate paper art by Fideli Sundqvist

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By Denimu in New Art on Sunday 12 January 2014

Swedish artist Fideli Sundqvist’s favorite medium is coloured A4 sheets of paper, around 150 grams. And looking at what she can do with it, you can see why. I particularly like her food range. Top marks for the photography, also.

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Artist Helga Steppan colour-coded all her possessions then photographed them

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By Denimu in New Art on Saturday 11 January 2014

Helga Steppan is a Swedish artist who has developed this body of work that she calls See Through for which she audited all of her belongings and divided them into a full spectrum of different colour groupings to photograph: white, black, yellow, red, miscellaneous, blue, orange, green, pink, grey, purple, and brown. The final images […]

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Divorce Corp: a documentary about the heavy costs of divorce in America

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By Denimu in New Film on Friday 10 January 2014

This new documentary promises to be shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year American family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. Narrated by Dr. Drew and Directed by Joseph Sorge the documentary may make one […]

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Yes, you can eat it! The astonishing cake art of Annabel de Vetten-Peterson

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By Denimu in New Art on Friday 10 January 2014

Annabel de Vetten-Peterson, who runs Conjurers Kitchen, can do the most fantastic things with her culinary skills. This is waaaay more than making cake: she has an amazing artist eye and hand. And while you normally think of cakes as being sweet, her favoured subjects are often dark – skulls, blood, guts, a realistic skinned swan and little foetus chocolate heads.

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The Swedes develop an invisible bike helmet

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By Denimu in New Products on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Everyone in Sweden seems to have a bike, and they use it. And what sucks about riding a bike? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated “brain” from getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air-joy out of things. And they’re not comfortable, nor look that cool. A pair of Swedish women have […]

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Young & Sick design album art for four Billboard number one records

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By Denimu in New Art on Friday 9 August 2013

When Robin Thicke enlisted an artist team to design the image that would represent his album Blurred Lines to millions of fans, he was in good company. The LA-based Young & Sick, designed the most recent album covers for Maroon 5, Foster the People, and Mikky Ekko, all of which ended up atop the Billboard […]

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Your very own mini-me: lifelike 3D models by Twinkind

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By Denimu in New Products on Friday 9 August 2013

I had the Thunderbirds, He Man, Marvel characters. Jeeze, I think I even had a Ken. Did you ever wish that you ever had a model of yourself? Well, if you did, now it’s possible thanks to the state of the art tech that Twinkind have developed. The 3D scanning and printing results in amazingly […]

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Artist’s dream turned into a nightmare … can you help?

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By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Aaron Nagel is an awesome person, and an uber-talented American figurative painter. Please help him get back on his feet here. Donations of any amount, small or large, are appreciated. What happened: ‘My name is Aaron Nagel and I’m an oil painter from Oakland, California. Recently, I decided to uproot and move down to LA, […]

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Illustrator and installation artist Lauren Napolitano

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By Denimu in New Illustration on Thursday 2 May 2013

‘At 17, I lost every possession I had accumulated in my short life span. Ever since, I have been a collector’, says Oakland-based illustrator and installation artist, Lauren Napolitano, who works with found materials – wood scraps, old bottles, paper torn from old books, tattered lace and dried flowers. Self-taught, Napolitano uses her thin, fragile, art-deco-inspired linework […]

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