For his series Homebodies, artist Calvin Ma relied on the love of action figures and the stories and tales they bring to our mind. These sculptures are ceramic and stoneware combine architectural structures and vehicles into human, and sometimes, kitty form.
Monica’s apartment from Friends has been recreated by Brazilian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto. The paper replica goes into minute detail, showing off the most simplest of elements in clarity. Right from books, crockery and furniture, to details like Monica and Chandler’s wedding photograph and the placement of magazines, the recreation nails every detail. And it’s all made of paper! The attention to detail is absolutely mindblowing.
Images and art by Italian photographer Giuseppe Colarusso are quite tantalizing, sometimes creating a surreal world, and often playing with the idea of something that’s possible, but really improbable. Starting off on the path of creativity and off the usual, Giuseppe got his first photograph by creating something of a pinhole camera out of a shoebox. He used a photographic paper at the bottom of the box and a hole at the center of the lid to get the camera into action.
Photographer and filmmaker Rob Whitworth has spent a hell lot of time drawing up time lapse videos of the cities of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur. For the video on Shanghai, Rob worked with urban-geographic explorer JT Singh to capture the beauty of the city and its numerous and ever growing skyscrapers. The video on Kuala Lumpur took 5 months, 400 hours of work, four cameras, and 19,997 photographs along with 40 shoots. To capture the traffic in HCMC, Vietnam, Rob captured 10,000 RAW images that would later make this time lapse. Hit ahead for the videos.
Even the most mundane of things take a striking appearance when viewed from the top. When you get to look at the scene from the viewpoint of a kite, things just do tent to get better. This series of Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) by Pierre Lesage presents lovely views of places and objects around the world.
Artist Long-Bin Chen stacks up discarded books and carves them up into magnificent sculptures that we have trouble believing are all made of books. The artist mostly does leave the spines of the books intact, so on closer inspection you could always see the sculptures to have been sculpted out of stacked books.
Disney’s Oscar nominated short Paperman was quite a movie. You could imagine things going different though, if the male protagonist in the movie was replaced by some other, like Tony Star or Don Draper. These illustrations by Eddie Snow take exactly that route, replacing the Paperman dude with other characters, and well they might have a better chance at the girl, but they probably won’t have the magic of paper.
Doodles by Malaysian artist Heng Swee Lim show a cute world where things are warm and mushy, with an infectious cuteness well worthy of the tagline “Doodling a Smile”. Prints can be found on the artist’s website or his Etsy shop.
Personal life of a superhero can be kind of sucky. Being way out of league from those who surround you, plus the pressures of the job that for many heroes means a lonely life, isn’t quite the job anyone would like. French artist Belhoula Amir shows the lonely life of superheroes in this set of illustrations titled A Lonely God.