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The Tire Art of Wim Delvoye

The Tire Art of Wim Delvoye
For his series titled "Pneu", Belgian artist Wim Delvoye created a series of decorative objects by hand-carving intricate patterns and floral motifs on used car tires. Through his manipulation of found objects, Delvoye transforms things that seem useful in everyday life into sculptural pieces that carry a different value from their original intended purpose. Delvoye calls his own approach to art ‘glocal’, referring to ‘local’ and ‘global’, which is his own ironical way of describing art. Find out more about Wim's work here.

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Dieselpunk motorcycle - Art deco bike rebuilt by Frank Westfall Frank Westfall, owner of Middle Earth Leather in Syracuse, NY (Little Italy) rebuilt and restored this classic 1936 art deco motorcyle, originally designed by visionary O. Ray Courtney. It recently appeared at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet just north of NYC and it was love at first site. The motorcycle photos below were shot by Grail Mortillaro of

Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff. So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore. Installed three times in the past year, the next deployment will be next week from June 9–13 at DMY Berlin's International Design Fair, which is now in its 8th year. The installations, which look like the work of horrifyingly large arachnids, grew in scale and scope as the year progressed, first deployed inside a small Croatian gallery, then an abandoned attic during October’s Vienna Design Week. At the last installation inside Odeon, a former stock exchange building in Vienna, the group used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape.

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13 Digital Paintings by artist Ryohei Hase 13 Digital Paintings by artist Ryohei Hase A selection of amazing paintings and illustrations done with a graphics tablet by Japanese artist Ryohei Hase. An incredible mastery of light and textures. Reinterpreting Disney Princess Costumes Through a Historical Lens If you grew up watching Disney movies, then you can probably picture the evening gown that Cinderella wore to Prince Charming’s ball or what Jasmine was wearing when she took that magic carpet ride with Aladdin. What you probably never considered was whether or not these signature ensembles were historically accurate. LA-based illustrator Claire Hummel, an artist for Microsoft Game Studios Publishing, decided to do some research on the subject, and the resulting images, while not necessarily the stuff of childhood memories, provide an interesting glimpse into the history of fashion.

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