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Apr 09, 2012

Embroidered Mixed Media Collages by Jose Romussi

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 04/09/2012

Jose Romussi is a Chilean artist who creates these stunning mixed media collages using vintage photographs and thread.

created at: 04/09/2012    

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Feb 27, 2012

Giant Unraveling Yarn Credit Cards

created at: 12/01/2010

Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov created a series of large-scale woven credit cards in various states of unraveling.

I'm pretty sure you don't need a master's degree in criticism to figure this one out, so just check out more of the amazing images:  

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Feb 15, 2012

Seeing Skulls: Trompe L’oeil Installations by James Hopkins

created at: 12/01/2010

British artist James Hopkins arranges related, everyday objects to create these trompe l’oeil perspectives of skulls...

    

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Feb 06, 2012

Books Carved into Intricate 3D Landscapes

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 02/06/2012

See these images? Those are books. Books, people.

They're the work of Guy Laramée, a Montreal-based artist, who has been exploring the erosion of cultures through interdisciplinary works for the last twenty-five years.

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Jan 30, 2012

Clever and Beautiful Typographic Posters by Tom Davies

created at: 12/01/2010

Artist, designer, and educator Tom Davies loves to play with letters - often evoking self-refrencing typographic terminology and history to create humorous, beautifully designed posters.

   

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Jan 17, 2012

Nailing It: Portraits in Hardware by Marcus Levine

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 01/17/2012

While a design student at Cornwall College of Art and Design, Marcus Levine began to play with the idea of creating human forms with nails. He explains, "the interplay between the rigid, angular nails and the soft curves of the human torso, would be more striking".

Years later, Marcus has perfected the technique, and he's nailing it.

   

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Jan 03, 2012

Jaw-Dropping Ceramics by Michael Eden

created at: 01/02/2012

I've never really gotten into ceramics before…making ceramics, that is. I've long been a fan and have admired them from afar but the fragility of the material always made me a little nervous (heck, I even panic a bit when I'm looking at plates in Crate & Barrel). These mind-blowing ceramic pieces by Michael Eden, however, look so incredibly delicate that I can barely believe my eyes.  

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Dec 12, 2011

Super Tiny Food Art!

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 12/12/2011

All food is better in mini form! Or on sticks. Perferably both.

Artist/chef Mr. Fang makes these incredible miniature food creations, each small enough to fit on a quarter.created at: 12/12/2011

   

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Oct 18, 2011

Woven Plastic Cup Sculptures by John Mars

created at: 10/17/2011

Here's an idea: After your next party, instead of throwing away all those ubiquitous red plastic cups, make some art out of them.

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Oct 13, 2011

Cardboard People by Anton Tang

created at: 12/01/2010

Singapore-based photographer Anton Tang created these delightful photographs, and placinc cardboard figures around his city, capturing all sorts of imagined humorous and touching moments.

He says, ""There are times when many of us would like to cover our heads with a cardboard box and shield ourselves from the outside world. Other times, we walk around feeling as if we're enclosed in such packaging anyway - like faceless, boxed-up products on an assembly line."

   

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Oct 06, 2011

Bad Apples

created at: 12/01/2010

It's only three weeks into fall, and my life has already gone apple crazy. I've made apple sauce, apple butter, and started my first batch of hard cider. I'm probably munching at least two out of hand a day, and this weekend? The pies, crumbles, and crisps begin.

So, this morning, this fascinating piece by John Dilnot simply

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Sep 22, 2011

ManMaker Profile: Dennis de Groot, Graphic Designer Extraordinaire!

My wife and I were recently in Amsterdam. I know, I know, our lives are amazing. But that's not the focus of this story.

 

created at: 09/22/2011One evening we went to cozy little bar with some outdoor seating. While we were there, two guys sat down on the bench next to us, over looking a canal,like all seats in Amsterdam do.

created at: 09/22/2011

One of the guys, it turned out, worked in publishing. He'd just brought a print of his client's new book, "Bare Essentials", and was showing it to a friend.  

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Sep 20, 2011

Moments in Time: Tiny Scenes Atop Moving Watch Hands

created at: 12/01/2010


Artist Dominic Wilcox has created "Moments in Time," a series of sculptures in which tiny persons interact atop the hands of a watch. The little guys do move along with the clocks' regular timekeeping, making for unique animations of poignant and amusing imagined situations.

   

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Aug 25, 2011

Artist Paints Himself to Hide in Plain Sight

Look closely. Can you see Chinese artist Liu Bolin inside his photographs? It's not Photoshopping or clever masking...it's actual paint. At least ten hours of it.

   

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Aug 18, 2011

Pixelated Push Pin Portraits

created at: 12/01/2010

Artist Eric Daigh uses red, black, yellow, and blue push pins to create photo-realistic art portraits. His work really takes advantage of the "realistic far away/geometric up close" phenonomenon that happens with "pixelated" art. I love the variations in distortion that are visible in the above photo.

   

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Jul 19, 2011

Amazing Carved Crayons by Pete Goldlust

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 07/19/2011

We've seen intricately carved pencils before, as well as Crayolas sculpted into the twelve Chinese zodiacs, and these hand-carved, boldly colored crayons from artist Pete Goldlust are equally exquisite.  

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Jul 15, 2011

Robert Montgomery's Text Installations

If you've spent even a tiny amount of time on ManMade, you'll know I'm a big believer of the beauty of type, letters, and words in art projects. Something special happens when the visual component of the letters meets their message, all happening in an actual, physical location.

   

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Jun 23, 2011

Hyper-Realistic Embroidered Portraits

created at: 12/01/2010

Me: Wait...those are embroidered?

Other Me: Yeah.

Me: Like, with a needle and floss?

Other Me: Yep.

Me and Other Me (unison): Wow.

      created at: 06/23/2011   

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Jun 20, 2011

Bold, Graphic Art Made from Electrical Tape

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 06/20/2011

The first time I ever played with colored PVC (electrical) tape was in decaling my Pinewood Derby car in Cub Scouts. I didn't win any races, but I did get prizes for best design. Go figure.

It was one of the few successful collaborations between my grandfather and I, so that was notable in itself, but I remember getting reall excited that you could cut designs out of this stuff and make your own little single color stickers. Ever since then, a five-pack of colored PVC tape has stayed in my craft-y toolbox, ready to be used for both sticking stuff together and making it look awesome.

That said, Chris Hosmer is way better at it than me. The Shanghai-based designer creative bold, graphic portraits exclusively from electrical tape on cardboard, drywall, skateboard decks, and plywood.

created at: 06/20/2011

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Jun 08, 2011

Glowing Balls Of Light Created in Camera (No Photoshop!)

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 06/08/2011

Austrailian photographer Denis Smith uses a moving light source to create these long-exposure shots, inserting a glowing sculptural element into traditional landscape photography. 

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