The list of Star Wars inspired illustrations and mashups is positively endless, though few catch your attention. At first sight, Star Wars inspired insect illustrations does not seem like something that would grab attention, but look at these excellent illustrations and you will enjoy them. Illustrator Richard Wilkinson describes the set as his way to represent the “link between the world of natural history classification and that of modern obsessions, while at the same time indulging my own love of painting these incredible forms”. The illustrations are available as prints on Richard Wilkinson’s website.
Sequential is a series of car sculptures by French artist Antoine Dufilho, presented at M.A.D.Gallery. The set looks at eight famous cars, and has their shape materialized into successive layers. The layering creates quite a look, and exhibits the beauty and sleek lines of these beautiful machines. While the structure itself is stationary, the skilled crafting gives them a life, making these models appear kinetic.
As a wristwatch, this giant may not be the best thing, but it certainly is pretty cool. When you want to know the time, the watch mechanism kicks in and writes time on the watch face. To make sure it doesn’t overwrite on the watch face, the automata starts with dusting off and erasing the watch face. Of course, the whole mechanism is quite bulky and requires steadiness, but as an automata, it is pretty damn cool.
Checkout this sweet balloon art by Tokyo-based artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. Well, balloon animals aren’t exactly a rarity, but the sheer complexity of Matsumoto’s creatures makes these way more interesting than your run-off-the-mill balloon art. The artist’s creations are made solely out of balloons – no markers, adhesives or sealants are employed.
MB&F partnered with L’Epée 1839 to create a machine that looks beautiful and does a whole lot of things. The Fifth Element is a classic mechanical weather station, like the ones you would expect to see before the digital age went full swing. In true MB&F style, The Fifth Element is more than just a set of mechanical instruments clubbed together – it is a mechanical sculpture with incredible craftsmanship.
Japanese modeler Kamonohashizokei creates these amazing, stunning, (insert more adjectives here), realistic animal heads that are mind-blowingly impressive. The realistic look could have us imagine that there is at least some organic/taxidermy base the artist works from. Nope, it’s all synthetic.
Volumes is computer generated art that merges colors, patterns, and rhythmic movement of billions of particles. Moscow-based artist Maxim Zhestkov, the creator of Volumes, says “They dance, play and communicate with each other in an eternal hypnotic ballet governed by the invisible wind of fate.” This computer generated digital sculpture looks quite attractive in its colors, and its fluid movement.
Russian artist Vera loves to draw, and as she puts it, her brush is the needle. That needle sure does some excellent work, when you take a look at her impressive and intricate embroidery. Her canvas, very often is barely a few inches in diameter – though the details stay exacting. You can follow her work on Instagram, or head over to Etsy to purchase.
Charleston-based artist Matt Wilson has an unlikely art style – cutlery bent into shape of creatures. The sculptures mostly represent birds, but sometimes they take other forms like fish, animals, even Samurai! Matt says his artwork is a reflection of the environment in which he lives. He works with bone, driftwood, scrap metal and the likes to create upcycled sculptures.