I recently came across Wax Nostalgic, a tumblr page dedicated to carved crayons of some of our favourite pop culture characters such as Darth Vader, R2D2, Zoidberg and Boba Fett. I can’t help but feel nostalgic looking at these carved Crayola crayons. They definitely evoke childhood memories and make you want to use them again.
Christian Faur’s crayon art exemplifies a unique and exciting new technique. Instead of utilizing traditional medium Faur turns to a material from our childhood: the crayon. He uses individually hand cast wax crayons to explore the complexity of the pixel in digital photography. Using each crayon like a pixel, he arranges thousands upon thousands of colorful handmade crayons into beautiful and elaborate works of art that allude to aspects of Pointillism and digital photography.
These unique pieces of art are by Jessica Kerbawy, who arranges crayons on a foam board before melting them with a heat gun. If you love ‘em, you can see more of her work on Etsy.
World Cup fever is buzzing right now, and as we all know, the merchandising opportunities associated with such large scale events are endless. The coolest one to date is crayon carver Diem Chau’s collaboration with advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy for Nike’s Write the Future Campaign.