Street art from artist Mentalgassi intends to liven up city spaces by giving a more “human” face to the city. That inadvertently requires human faces cropping out on mundane city structures, some looking good, some just get plain creepy.
Casualties of War is a thoughtful series of toy soldiers from Dorothy Art Collective. Soldiers returning from war don’t always carry the scars on their bodies, but also on their minds. The story of these 7cm high plastic figures is told best by the description on Dorothy’s site:
Here at Randommization, we’ve always been proud of our artistic skills on an Etch-a-Sketch. Obviously, all that pride was before we came across the Etch-a-Sketch art of George Vlosich, and now we’re busy hiding and erasing all those stupid drawings we made. The artist started off simple, and then moved on to some real complex and classy artwork, all created on the children’s toy. You can imagine the hard work that goes into each of these pieces, considering the artist has to start over if there is a single mistake in the work.
UK based photographer Ben Hall travels across the world, capturing the beauty of the wildlife. Coupled with the photographers keen eye for natural setting and its visual representation, the photographs mostly come out as these wonderful captures, like they were always intended to be. Capturing the perfect shot can take weeks or even months, and Hall often haunts the location until the perfect shot is captured.
Artist Risto-Jussi Isopahkala‘s project Logo Tourist goes through cityscapes and famous Parisian landmarks, re-creating these well known places in brand logos. The way branding is going, this may not be that far fetched a vision. But the Eiffel Tower would really suck, with its heavy dependence on the Xerox logo. But hey, there’s always the Arc de Triomphe to look at.
The incredible kinetic sculpture you see here is named Rolling Through the Bay. Artist Scott Weaver started work on the complex sculpture 35 years ago, and continues to modify and expand it to this day. A depiction of San Francisco, the model uses more than 100,000 toothpicks with multiple balls running around city areas to give you “tours” of the city. Scott has spent more than 3000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks come from all over the world. As the artist himself, friends and family go out for holidays, they never forget to return with toothpicks.
Captured by Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers, Spomeniks is a set that shows somewhat weird looking structures in the former Yugoslavia. The photographer trekked through the Balkans to reach these monuments that apparently serve no purpose except of being present in their weird shapes.
A project by Canadian artist and photographer Jonathan Hobin, “In The Playroom” is a set that has children reenact major events and happenings of our time in their very own playrooms. Relevant props are used to give the playroom a new suitable look, and children also slip into fancy clothes to play along.
The work of French artist Vincent Bousserez shines big with these beautiful miniatures that could be a world amongst themselves. Or something more profound, or something like that.