Artist repurposes discarded books as beautiful crystallised sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 28 February 2015

Bothered by the sight of discarded books, San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold tried to give unwanted literature a proper sendoff by turning them into crystallised sculptures.

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This origami expert amazes with what he can do with paper

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 27 February 2015

I claim to be an expert on origami because I can make paper stars and cranes. Yes, that’s two different types! Then along comes Adam Tran who just has to put me in my place with his amazing paper folds of dinosaurs, preying mantises, winged gladiators and so much more.

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Street artist causes controversy by installing cocaine-snorting Oscar statue near Oscars venue

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 25 February 2015

LA-based street artist ‘Plastic Jesus’ recently placed a life-size Oscar statue on Hollywood Boulevard, near the venue of Sunday’s Academy Awards. Entitled ‘Hollywood’s Best Party’, the installation shows the Oscar kneeling down on all fours, snorting cocaine. Yes, even the statues in Hollywood party hard.

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Teacher surprises his students every day with new, inspiring chalk artworks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 19 February 2015

Inspiration can be pretty hard to come by when you’re trapped within the confines of a classroom, but a Wyoming-based art teacher is trying to change that one drawing at a time. In an effort to surround his students with as much art as possible, Reddit user ‘Nate100100’ surprises them every day with works he makes during his free time.

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Beautifully styled surfboards inspired by 15th-century artwork

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 16 February 2015

They say sharks are attracted to bright colours in the water, but that didn’t stop Boom-Art from creating these surfboards with 15th-century style designs.

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Mystery artist draws mesmerising typography on snow-covered cars of New York

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 13 February 2015

While most people would see a dust- or snow-covered car and immediately think, ‘I’ll draw a penis’, anonymous street artist Faust creates beautiful typographic messages instead.

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Only pens, pencils and a lot of talent were used to make these words lift themselves off the page

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

Tolga Girgin is an electrical and electronics engineer from Eskisehir, Turkey, who doodles in his spare time. Well, maybe calling them ‘doodlings’ is an understatement. He does 3D anamorphic lettering illustration, which leaves the less talented – like us – scratching our heads and muttering ‘how does he do it?’

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Assorted toppings create too beautiful to eat monochromatic pizzas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Feast your eyes on this. Parisian creative studio ‘Black Pizza’ collaborated with chef Julie Basset and photographer Erwan Fichou to create a series of experimental pizzas that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Using only pantone swatches, artist recreates classic paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 6 February 2015

At first glance, it might seem like random colour chips were stitched together to create incoherent images, but upon further inspection, they’re actually classic paintings in 8-bit form. London-based artist Nick Smith arranges Pantone swatches to recreate famous paintings from Andy Warhol, Vincent van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci, among others.

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These light bulbs are so lazy, they keep sagging down on desks and chairs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 5 February 2015

Have you ever felt so out of it that you decided to just sag down for the rest of your existence? These light bulbs sure have. Instead of hanging upright like they’re intended, these ‘Light Blubs’ appear lazy and somewhat sick, drooping down and chilling on tables and chairs. Basically, they’re couch potatoes.

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This artist makes us go bananas with what he did with them

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

We’re going bananas over these super fun yellow fruit creations by artist Stephan Brusche from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Who knew the humble banana had so much potential in the hands of someone so artistically talented? I will never look at another one the same way again!

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Pop culture Buddha sculptures let you worship your favorite superheroes and villains

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 3 February 2015

It’s time to take your hero worship game to the next level. New Jersey-based artist and 3D printing enthusiast Chris Milnes created these Buddha sculptures with heads of famous heroes and villains.

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These severed heads of cute animals are actually just realistic paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 30 January 2015

Don’t panic just yet. These severed head of lovable, innocent animals are not the works of a madman. They’re actually works of art! In his series ‘Taxonomy’, Colombia-based artist Yosman Botero creates realistic three-dimensional works by using a hacksaw and a butcher’s knife layers and layers of plexiglass.

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Self-portrait paintings of famous artists depicted as selfies in Samsung ad

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 29 January 2015

When they said, ‘history repeats itself’, we didn’t think they meant selfies. In this witty marketing campaign by Samsung and ad agency Leo Burnett Switzerland, the iconic self-portraits of famous artists are reimagined as selfies. The images show Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Durer, all taking a selfie with Samsung’s NX mini camera, […]

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These artists made a giant campfire marshmallow roast sculpture with snow

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There’s nothing like roasting marshmallows over a campfire right in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Artists from the Schaffer Art Studio made a giant campfire marshmallow roast using only snow and food colouring. To build the sculpture, the artists spray-painted the snow with food coloring, creating the flames and wood.

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