Incredible Pencil Sculptures by Cerkahegyzo. Hungarian artist, going by the nickname of Cerkahegyzo, carves amazing sculptures from a single pencil.
To create such meticulous miniatures, the artist uses needles, sandpaper, razor blades, polishing stones, files and all variety of pencils. Cerkahegyzo was inspired to start sculpting pencils after he came across the tiny pencil tip sculptures by Dalton Ghetti. See Amazing Underwater Sculptures Made Of Our Marine Trash. A lot of environmentally conscious folks prefer to cut each plastic ring from their disposed-of six-packs.
While the thought behind this act is certainly commendable--an effort not to entangle any fish that swim within bubbling distance of these sea shackles--it connotes a certain inevitability that is unsettling: the idea that all trash winds up in the ocean. Clearly sympathetic to the cause, scuba diving artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez are making art to caution against this eventuality. Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann. San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints.
Frank Gehry Unveils A Series Fish Lamps. Frank Gehry is best known for designing extraordinary buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, MIT’s Ray and Maria Stat Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Vitra Design Museum.
The award-winning architect’s latest project is less grand in scale, but no less amazing. Gehry revealed a series of intricate fish lamps, which are now on display at the Gagosian galleries in Paris and Beverly Hills. The lamp designs were first created between 1984 and 1986 using plastic laminate ColorCore. Gehry broke one of the laminate pieces, which shattered into a fish scale-like pattern. The new series of Fish Lamps feature larger and more jagged shards of ColoreCore.
The exhibition “The Fish is a Perfect Form” can be viewed until 14 February at Gagosian Beverly Hills, and until 9 March at Gagosian Paris. Can You Find Momo the Dog in These Photos? Ontario-based graphic designer Andrew Knapp invites everyone to find Momo, his strange 4.5-year-old border collie, who, unlike other dogs, would always hide when fetching sticks instead of returning them.
Andrew initially started making the pictures as a gift to his nephews and nieces, but after uploading them online, the response was greatly appreciative. Andrew even started a special Find Momo blog, where the fans soon started demanding a book. This is now among Andrew’s plans, and the adorable photo shoots continue. You’d think a black and white dog must hide best when there’s snow, but it’s just as hard to spot him in any other surroundings. Artist Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings. When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise.
Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image. The cinematic figures are sculpted from polystyrene while the backgrounds are made from traditional painting techniques. Via his artist statement: Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc.
His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. Taylor Allen Photography. Detroit – Now And Then. Street Artist Turns Cities Into Giant Pieces Of Jewelry [Pics] Tilt-Shift Photography From The London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Incredible Skull Illusions. Renown artist Istvan Orosz has made illustrations for a new edition of “Ship of Fools,” a late 15th century book by Sebastian Brant.
Orosz’ optical illusions revolve around Medieval themes, and they are meticulously planned and executed. You can view more images from this collection at Gallery Diabolus. See also: “Magical Mirror Anamorphoses,” and “The Skull Illusion.” Images © Istvan Orosz, courtesy of Gallery Diabolus Link via Utisz. McDonald’s Introduces Designer-Made Reusable Coffee Cups. The fast-food giant in France has commissioned industrial designer Patrick Norguet to create a set of reusable cups.
McDonald’s will replace its disposable Styrofoam coffee cups with this colorful, and stylish drinkware instead. The ceramic cups come with a band of protective wrap in six different colors. Not only do the new cups look great, but they are also designed to be easier to grip, and protects the hand from the hot beverage. McDonald’s in France hopes to be giving these away for free to customers as an incentive to try out their new range of premium roasted coffee. Photo series on Spain’s failed urban development.
Marcel Redondo is a photographer based in Bilbao.
He recently shot a photo series about Spain’s failed urban development called, Spanorama, Building Spain’s Ruins. These photos portray the structures that have been affected by the economic crisis and didn’t find their way to completion, as well as the ones that did but still empty. Si les super héros étaient des polices de caractère. Magnetic Cloud Keyholder. Magnetic Cloud Keyholder is created by Duncan Shotton.
‘The wall mounted cloud is made from plastic and has 3 hidden magnets to hold your keys.’ The Floating Mug, An Invention to Prevent Moisture Rings on Furniture. Nike Air Force 180 ‘Black/Black-Volt’ Mosaic portraits of famous people by Charis Tsevis.