Every once in the while you just find something that fascinates you. We put what we find that fascinates us here! Enjoy!
Using thin strips of dissected currency from around the world, Chinese creative firm Senseteam (website currently down) has composed a series of portraits for a book and poster series entitled Big Business 3 meant to “reflect the subtle relationships and influences across money, desire, society, nations, and human beings.” The project won a gold award at the Design for Asia Award 2011 and you can see much more over on designboom.
Global City is an impressive new mural by graffiti artist Deck Two that was completed early this month in New York. The line drawing, which stretches across white walls and cabinet doors, includes major landmarks and scenes from countries around the world. Watch the artist at work in this video shot and edited by Nathalie Lapicorey and Thomas Dartigues. (via molotow and fubiz)
Nope, not a photograph. This is an amazing portrait drawn by 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva (he says art is just his “hobby”) based on a photograph by Russian photographer Kristina Tararina. Silva’s medium of choice is standard Bic ballpoint pens on paper and this particular portrait uses eight different colors, taking some 30 hours to complete. The drawing went gangbusters on Reddit last night and Silva fields a number of questions about his work over on deviantART. You can se
Ophelia is a world famous model, designer and performer, based in western Germany. Ophelia is a professional garment technologist, who loves to embrace her individuality in her modeling, garment crafting, and her personal life. Her photography sets are self-designed. The clothes, wigs and accessories are hand-crafted by the artist herself. There is a bit of Ophelias personality in every aspect of her photos, not just her physical bodys expression. She is widely recognized for ‘over-the-top’ st
Leandro Erlich’s art installations lift us up out of our day-to-day reality and place us in a parallel world where the laws of physics have been temporarily suspended. He does so without the aid of digital trickery, relying only on his instinctive ability to construct physical spaces that undermine what our eyes expect to see. This master of illusion hails from Argentina, but his work has been installed across the globe.