Artist backs up kindle e-book by photocopying it then turning it into a book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Inspired by a controversial e-book recall by Amazon six years ago, artist Jesse England has come up with a pretty quirky way to never lose your digital books ever again: by photocopying your Kindle.

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In South Korea, cat owners bring their pets everywhere with them through cute tattoos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

You might not be able to take your cat wherever you go – unless maybe you bring a cardboard box everywhere – but you can do the next best thing: get a tattoo of them. Seoul-based tattoo parlour ‘Sol Tattoo’ inks their customers with portraits of their beloved feline pals, as well as other animals like dogs, foxes, and orcas.

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Snails are dipped in food colouring to create super slimy art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Filthy Wizardy blogger Lindsey has come up with a rather unusual way to create art. She rounded up some backyard snails, dipped them into food colouring and watched as they became miniature Picasso painters right before her eyes.

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Artist creates beautiful animal portraits by splattering ink all over the canvas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Chinese artist Chen Yingjie creates his artworks by dripping, splattering, and flinging paint onto the canvas. Though instead of making another convoluted piece of abstract art, he produces coherent and mesmerizing animal portraits.

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These pixelated tattoos will make your skin look like it’s having a glitch

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 7 May 2015

Moscow-based artist Lesha Lauz’s colourful tattoos don’t just turn bodies into works of art, they also turn people into living, breathing computer glitches.

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Nesting dolls that look like characters from the classic Batman TV series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Because he’s the nesting doll that Gotham deserves. San Francisco-based designer Andy Stattmiller has come up with a set of nesting dolls inspired by characters from the live-action Batman TV show of the 1960s.

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Artist creates paintings of different homes using thread instead of paint

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 1 May 2015

Salt Lake City-based artist Stephanie K. Clark creates whimsical paintings of different dwellings. The catch is, she doesn’t use paint, but rather, she uses thread.

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Pedestrians get surprised by classical paintings in unexpected places around the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 1 May 2015

In the Outings Project, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca takes oft-ignored classical paintings and brings them somewhere they’d get the attention they deserve: the city streets.

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Artist shows us how to recycle plastic army men as a functional fruit bowl

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 1 May 2015

Apparently, when toy soldiers aren’t out on the battlefield, they’re in the kitchen holding up fruits. Mike Pinder of Instructables has come up with a neat tutorial on how to turn plastic army men into a beautiful – and manly – fruit bowl.

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These micro tattoos are so small, even Grandma would approve (probably)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 30 April 2015

Gone are the days when you had to settle for an enormous tattoo across your arm to make a statement (live and learn, I guess). Instead, those that want to make a statement without inking prime real estate on their bodies can grab a micro tattoo.

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This dad spent two months making this insanely intricate maze for his daughter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Two years ago, a girl in Japan was rummaging through her dad’s old stuff when she stumbled upon a relic: the most intricate maze drawing in the world. Turns out, her father Kazuo Nomura, was the one who made it. He spent 7 years drawing the maze and has kept it in storage since 1983. After photos of the maze were posted online, it became viral instantly and people have been clamouring for Nomura to make a new one.

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Artist fills the streets of Paris with large-scale anamorphic illusions

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Walking along the romantic streets of Paris, you might encounter a series of geometrical patterns that appear random. However, stand in the correct vantage point, and the illusion will come together, revealing Swiss artist Felice Varini’s anamorphic artworks.

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This artist uses a helicopter to create giant works of art

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 27 April 2015

Heiner Börger can claim something nobody else can. He’s the world’s only heli-artist. That is, he creates enormous works of art from a hovering chopper, splashing paint onto heavily anchored canvases on the ground.

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This artist turned delicate sheets of glass into spiraling geometric sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta turns ordinary glass into sculptures that seem to come alive with motion and fluidity. Inspired by the complexity of light as it interacts with glass, she started making these geometric, glacier-like sculptures back in 1980 and has since perfected the art form.

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An abandoned water tank was transformed into a beautiful art piece in the middle of the desert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

Kinetoscope is an incredible artwork created by Christina Angelina x Ease One, which took an abandoned water tank in the desert of Slab City, California, and converted it into an eye-catching (see: spectacular) work of art.

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