Chris Crites paints mugshots on brown paper bags

Nicole Steen Reader Find

By Nicole Steen in New Art on Friday 3 February 2012

Incredibly detailed just using five colours or less, Chris Crites’ portraits of the seedier side of society are painted on brown paper bags. Mugshots from the past (including celebs Nick Nolte and Frank Sinatra) pinups, celebrities, nudes, and most recently, the faces of war.

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Paper Bags by Ilvy Jacobs

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 11 April 2011

Riffing on the shapes and textures associated with paper cardboard, Dutch designer Ilvy Jacobs creates awesome, more durable bags out of those materials or ones that resemble them.

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