Pokemon that are made from rolled and curled strips of paper

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Artist Aimie Holdorf just captured all 150 original Pokemon, but in the form of rolled and curled strips of paper. The technique she used is called quilling, an art form that makes decorative pieces by rolling, twisting, and manipulating various strips of paper.

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Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans are naked in this series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Thanks to a Kickstarter project by artist and photographer Lindsey Wohlman, we can now see for the first time Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans … naked! Warhol Soup Cans Naked & Unlabeled, is a series that visualizes the insides of a soup can through gelatine-mixed freestanding soup sculptures. It all started with eight soup cans […]

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Norwegian boy gets a McDonald’s receipt as a tattoo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

This is customer loyalty at its finest. Stian Ytterdahl from Lorenskog, Norway, will never ever forget what he had for lunch at McDonald’s last Monday, because he had the receipt details tattooed on his right arm. Asked by his friends to choose between sticking a Barbie up his ass and getting inked, he chose the latter (as I would probably too). The dare was supposedly a punishment for being too smitten with the ladies (kids these days).

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How to make a fake decapitated head in a jar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ can now sorta become The Governor, by having their own collection of decapitated heads in jars. Mikeasaurus of Instructables teaches us how to create one with this cool DIY guide.

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Paper dioramas illuminated by LEDs make for a wonderful visual feast

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Denver-based creative couple Hari & Deepti, individually known as Harikrishnan Panicker and Depti Nair, have been fusing their artistic powers together since 2010 to create hand cut paper dioramas illuminated by LEDs. The works, which were part of the SCOPE NY art show at the Black Book Gallery, are composed of watercolour paper that’s layered […]

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Steampunk sculptures located inside pocket watches

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 28 March 2014

Pocket watches may be a thing of the past, but they are in no way any less beautiful. Just check out these repurposed antique pocket watches by New Jersey-based artist Sue Beatrice of ‘AllNatural Arts’. Beatrice recycles discarded parts like gears, cogs, screws, and sprockets, into whimsical sculptures inspired by nature and fantasy. Her steampunk […]

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The Buddhist Bug Project: a 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like creature

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Don’t go chuckling off just yet, though this curious-looking ‘creature’ looks a bit silly, it actually has deep spiritual roots. The Buddhist Bug Project is the brainchild of Cambodian artist Anida Yoeu Ali, in which she explores her identity as a born and raised Khmer Muslim and a converted Buddhist. The 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like […]

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Anthropomorphic books made alive using metal wires

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 22 March 2014

Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs is a series by artist Terry Border, in which he attaches metal wires to books, seemingly giving it life and taking on the personalities of the stories within them. He already came out before with a series, called ‘Bent Objects’, where everyday objects came to life via the metal wires, but […]

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WTF! Student destroys 200 year old sculpture by sitting on it and taking a selfie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

This is why we can’t have nice things. The Drunken Satyr, an early 19th century sculpture was given an untimely amputation after a student attempted to snap a selfie while sitting on its lap. The school security then got the shock of their lives – and possibly their careers – after discovering the ‘rehabilitation work’ the following morning at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. CCTV footage even shows the bright perpetrator sitting on the valuable artwork’s lap when it crumbled and shattered against the floor.

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Artist draws intricate patterns on skulls and stones: we interviewed him

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 21 March 2014

French artist DZO creates highly-detailed illustrations on skulls like it was plain paper. He then posts his amazing artworks on Instagram for all the world to gawk at. In this exclusive interview, we ask him about his style of art and how he lays out plans in creating such intricate images. [Read our original post about DZO here]

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What if the human anatomy was part plants and animals?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 20 March 2014

What if our lungs were made out of flowers instead of, uhhm, lungs? Or what if our arteries were clogged with weeds instead of cholesterol? Or cactus for brains (which some people I know might already have)? Mixed media artist Travis Bedel uses glue and razor blades to cut out vintage illustrations from science books to create anatomical collages. He takes anatomical, botanical, and other biological parts and recombines them into figures that are both familiar and alien to us. His work range in size, from 5 inches to 6 feet.

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This Batman sleeve tattoo took 40 hours and a lot of justice to make

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Watch out, crime. Justice and vengeance comes in the form of a really cool bicep. British artist Ian Hopkins tattooed panels from classic Batman comics onto a subject’s entire arm. The full-colour tattoo features characters like the Dark Knight himself, Robin, Catwoman, Penguin, The Joker, and the Riddler. It took Hopkins around 40 hours of work to finish the entire thing, but was entirely worth it as he won the ‘Best Large Colour’ award at the Titanic Ink Tattoo Convention in Southampton, UK.

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These images of eyes are not photos, they’re drawings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 18 March 2014

What you are looking at is not the product of a camera, but of the talented hands of Texas-based graffiti artist ‘Redosking’. He specializes in drawing hyperrealistic illustrations, capable of describing his subjects just by showing their eye and the surrounding skin.

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Food painted to look like other food

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 14 March 2014

It’s Not What It Seems is a series by artist Hikaru Cho that involves food, art, and deception. The talented Japanese artist applies acrylic paints to transform food into other kinds of food. For instance, what may look like a cucumber is actually a well-camouflaged banana upon closer inspection. She also turned a tomato into a tangerine, and an egg into an eggplant.

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If the styles of famous artists became architecture

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Saturday 8 March 2014

Barcelona-based architect and artist Federico Babina, has created an illustration series that imagines the art styles of renowned artists as concepts for architectural structures. Entitled ‘Archist’, the series shows the 27 styles of different artists, including Warhol, Dali, Lichtenstein, and Picasso.

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