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Toilet Paper Roll Face Sculptures
07.27.2009
12:21 pm
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Junior Jacquet folds and crumples ordinary toilet paper rolls to create these clever and fantastic face sculptures.

This puts a new spin on recycling used toilet paper rolls. Who knew you could do such a thing?

Update: Commenter Brendan points out: “Funny how a few of ‘em look like Bush…unless I’m projecting?”

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.27.2009
12:21 pm
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Hyungkoo Lee: The Objectuals
07.27.2009
12:53 am
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Art in Asia wrote this fascinating article on body modification artist Hyungkoo Lee:

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.27.2009
12:53 am
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Color Pencil Drawings by Kirk Demarais
07.26.2009
03:10 am
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(Sorry folks, “The Johnsons” is already sold!)

Artist Kirk Demarais explains his unique pencil drawings:

The following is a series of color pencil drawings featured in the Crazy 4 Cult 2 art show at Gallery 1988, Los Angeles. Each is a family portrait based on a family from a different cult film. The Torrences was made into a limited edition print.

So why these? As was the case with last year’s selections, it gave me another chance to create four more love letters to four of my most beloved cinematic productions. I also chose them because family plays a strong role in each of these films.

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.26.2009
03:10 am
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Mid-Centry Modern Dollhouses
07.25.2009
01:55 pm
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Our man in London, England, Mister Mark Jordan sends us to Mini-Modern, a blog dedicated to the very wonderful artform of mid-century modern minature dollhouses!

I love the psychiatrist office:

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And check out the furniture:


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Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.25.2009
01:55 pm
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Sam Jinks: Ultra Realistic Sculptures of Human Bodies
07.24.2009
11:46 am
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Australian artist Sam Jinks’ peculiar human sculptures:

imageThe scary thing about both sculptures is not what might be happening to the figures - though this is sinister - but rather their comprehensive level of detail. The verisimilitude in the treatment removes you from the comfort of analogous images in the history of art. In the tradition of figurative sculpture, the agonised figure - from Ghiberti to Kollwitz - is bathed in aesthetic heroism.


The allure of a robust sculptural medium is not for Jinks. Rather, with skills that exceed the standards of the wax museum, Jinks makes the skin look like skin, which is luminous and penetrated by light. You could imagine seeing pores and follicles if you took a microscope to the surface.

Read more about Sam Jinks

Sam Jinks (NSFW)


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Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.24.2009
11:46 am
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Time Applauds Artists, Self
07.23.2009
11:13 pm
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This week, Time magazine designates the top 10 guerrilla artists deemed “hip” enough to make it into Time magazine.  Along with the usual suspects —Fairey, Banksy—they do some hat-tipping to lesser known forebears like Xavier Prou, and Simon Rodia, whose Watts Towers have been celebrated by everyone from Charles Mingus to Andy Warhol.

Time Magazine’s Top 10 Guerrilla Artists

Via The World’s Best Ever

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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07.23.2009
11:13 pm
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555 KUBIK: How it Would be, if a House Was Dreaming
07.23.2009
08:36 pm
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Mind-blowing 3-D projection on German building created by UrbanScreen:

The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture - the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers “Galerie der Gegenwart”. Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves - describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.23.2009
08:36 pm
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Jo Hamilton: Crochet Portraits
07.23.2009
07:01 pm
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Portland artist, Jo Hamilton, creates these really cool and funky crochet portraits from photographs:

Originally trained in drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, Jo Hamilton discovered crochet ten years later and assimilated it into her practice.

In the series ?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.23.2009
07:01 pm
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Alex Kovas: Freaky Manimal Model
07.23.2009
12:00 pm
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Alex Kovas (born 1977) is a Russian-British male model in the fitness and fashion industries.   He gained notoriety within the furry fandom after a number of videos featuring Kovas were posted to his YouTube account; the videos depict Kovas posing in a combination of body paint and animal masks.

It’s a little creepy folks!  Do what you will with this:

Humanimal is collaboration between amazingly talented body painter Kirsten Bentley and professional model and actor Alex Kovas. Combining detailed body painting with the use of prosthetics, Humanimal can create a variety of visually stunning animals, for your event using, contact lenses, body paint and ingenious prosthetics to complete the illusion. Humanimal can turn Alex Kovas into a jaguar, panther, lion or any other big cat you could imagine, as well as a range of dogs and even a zebra. All these animals are amazing recreations of the orginal, created with astounding attention detail. humanimal have even recieved praise from a big cat game keeper at a safari park reception they performed at. He commented that the markings displayed by Humanimal`s big cat were as close to the real thing as they could possibly be.

Alex has modelled for a Diesel billboard campaign and has starred in commercials for both Nike and Adidas. He has also performed in Calvin Harris?

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.23.2009
12:00 pm
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Pulp Book: 70s Style Photography by Neil Krug
07.22.2009
08:54 pm
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I like this this! Pulp Book is collaboration between supermodel Joni Harbeck and photographer Neil Krug. The book will feature 200 pulp inspired images. Neil Krug explains his book:

Pulp is an upcoming photo book of psychedelic images made to look like old school paperback covers. The book features supermodel Joni Harbeck exclusively as the heroine in a world of fabricated dramas. Everything in the book has been photographed with expired polaroid film to put across the mood of looking at a beautifully beat to hell dusty LP cover.

Putting this book together has been my favorite project to date. The book reflects our love for artists such as Robert McGinnis, Tanino Liberatore, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and a slew of others. Their work is a major influence for this project.


Pulp by Neil Krug

Mini Interview: Neil Krug

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.22.2009
08:54 pm
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