Saturday, August 28, 2010

Leaf Carving Art

Fall is around the corner and the ground is painted with leaves. For one artist, he has plenty of canvas to master his art. These are leaf cut out illustrations by Nature’s Art from China. The process is very intricate:
Natural leaf carving is actual manual cutting and removal of a leaf’s surface to produce an art work on a leaf. The process of carving is performed by artists using tools to carefully remove the surface without cutting or removing the veins. The veins add detail into the subject matter of the carving.

Check out a few more over at WHATtheCOOL

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Visualizing Speed

Sure you can tell your clients that you have a fast turnaround, but how do you visualize that? Ogilvy & Mather Jakarta have created this campaign for UPS by visualizing "speed" in the form of art installations placed around the city in public places.

Via Campaign Brief

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Atlas of Wildlife

Sure a fox and the state bird of Ohio, the cardinal just look like prints, but looking closer, these are curious collages of beasts created by recasting old maps into quaintly colorful still-lifes. Birds, deers, rabbits, butterflies, and other animals come to life in this series: The Atlas Is Painless

From the artist:
"I digitally manipulate cartographic materials to create fauna, mostly birds, in poses reminiscent of field guides from a similarly early era of publication. The patterns of forests and shores often become an animal's feathers or fur, while the rings of topography often trace out wings or antlers."

You can purchase a number of his birds and fauna here. LaFerrera

Via Illusions 360

Friday, August 6, 2010

Rubik's Cube Head

Bed head always gets my head twisted around.

In this case, a seriously mixed up head uses Drench to sort out his cube head, and gets himself back together.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Moss Graffiti

I love wall murals and graffiti. So much that it makes for the best urban art. Here's a look at both on a "greener" side of graffiti via German artist DTagno.

Via Beautiful Decay