Giant portraits are made out of used teabags by this very resourceful artist

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 19 February 2015

If you get irritated by people leaving their teabags in the sink, perhaps you ought to start collecting them to make a spot of caffeinated art. This may or may not be what Red Hong Yi did.

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Yes, sushi snow globes are now a thing

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 9 February 2015

For those of us obsessed with sushi, we’ve found our sushi fan club president: artist Eri Nami. Now, before you get too excited, these snow globes aren’t made of real sushi – that’d be gross – but they’re crafted to look like the real thing. Oh, except for those sparkles.

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These snazzy lamps are made out of colourful shoelaces

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 15 January 2015

A few years ago we introduced you to an artist who made masterpieces out of shoelaces. We didn’t think there was much else you could do with a humble shoe lace except canvas art. But one artist has proved shoe laces are far more versatile than we first thought! Shoelace lamps are a thing, people. […]

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Melbourne artist Michael Cain

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Sunday 8 January 2012

Michael Cain is an artist based in Melbourne. His quirky, abstracted characters are created with loose, fluid brushstrokes and a vivid colour palette that immerses you in their world and makes you smile.

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Quirky illustrations by Murray Somerville

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By Hayley Warnham in New Illustration on Tuesday 20 December 2011

If you’re a fan of the weird and wonderful, you’d be stupid not to check out the work of Murray Somerville. His quirky illustrations transport you to a surreal and humorous world, and have appeared across a range of zines, comics, t-shirts and even Becks bottles.

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The Creative Panic: one illustration a day

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By Simone Kain in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 May 2011

Ben Hood (aka The Creative Panic) is currently knee-deep in a One Illustration a Day project, passing 100 illustrations and going strong. He is aiming for a whole year and doesn’t look like slowing down.

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