Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.
Artist Redosking draws beautifully detailed and very realistic eyes. The drawings are done with color pencils, assisted by a white gel pen.
French street artist OakOak (previously, 2) livens up his city with a little touch of humorous street art. The artist noticed the city of Saint Etienne, France needed a bit of humor in its street, so he picked up paint and set out to make the coal mining town more pleasant. OakOak has done a pretty good job at it, check it out.
A sand castle would typically be composed out of an uncountable number of grains. That’s the way it has always been, and that’s the way it will continue to exist. Twists are good though, like the work of artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho that involves etching microscopic castles on a single grain of sand.
Aikuchi is a katana made with traditional Japanese skill in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson. The katana does not include a “lower guard” in its design, so in the traditional sense, it is not a weapon but something more like a good luck charm.
Colorado based artists Hari & Deepti are both well trained and remarkable artists working as graphic designers and artists for different corporations in their day jobs. For their time together, the couple collaborate on these paper cut shadow boxes, some of which we see here.
Everybody loves colorful butterfly wings, and they’re just as beautiful and colorful up close. Photographer Linden Gledhill has a penchant for macrophotography, and one of her series focuses on a closer look at butterfly wings. They are beautiful, so is their slight resemblance to flower petals.
By all accounts, the photograph here is a bright Macaw Parrot sitting majestically in his habitat. A closer inspection should reveal that this happens to be a woman body-painted masterfully by artist Johannes Stötter. The skill of the artist is amazing, but so is the patience and perseverance of the model. It would be incredibly difficult to hold the position while the artist painted over her, and then pose for photographs.
Japanese motorcycle builder and artist Chicara Nagata (previously) is well known for his skill. His latest project is the 1966 Honda P25 that is now a stunning beauty worthy of some futuristic looks, despite its actual age.
The whole demeanor of this bike seat says something, and it quite plainly is that you don’t put your ass anywhere near it. As a rule of thumb, it would be rather wise not to piss off your bike seat, be super nice to it, lest it decide that it has had enough and bite you in the ass. This bike seat based sculpture is the work of Vancouver-based artist Clem Chen. The sculpture was created by carving an opening into the seat, and filling up the space with plastic cast taxidermy mold.