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Bookcase Shaped like the Venus de Milo

Olga, an artist in Moscow, made this bookcase to look like the famed Venus de Milo sculpture at the Louvre. Beautiful literature should be housed in a beautiful form.  Link -via Bookshelf

Ballpoint Pen Wallpaper by Alissia Melka-Taichroew

Sure, we all doodle from time to time, but New York-based artist Alissia Melka-Taichroew has taken doodling to an artform with wallpapers made from pen drawings. Designboom has more: Link – via MyEDOL

Artist Announces U.S. Exhibition

British “light artist” Bruce Munro has announced his second ever exhibition in North America. Munro will present 10 outdoor lighting installations at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville, Tennessee. The exposition begins May 24, 2013 and runs through November 10. The artist designed his installations to complement the hills, views and gardens of the facility. A highlight will be the [...]

Oops!

A casual stroll through Gorky Park in Moscow ended awkwardly. The street artist Slinkachu arranged this accident–at least, that’s what I suspect really happened. He writes: Over the past couple of years I have travelled to many other cities around the world, abandoning my little people on the way, and what struck me most is how [...]

Star Wars Trilogy Map Illustrations

Artist Andrew DeGraff illustrates non-map concepts with maps. The result can be confusing unless you are familiar with the subject matter. Of course, almost everyone is familiar enough with the  original Star Wars films to follow these three new maps created for a gallery show from Andrew DeGraff and Bennett Slater opening Saturday at Gallery [...]

Retro Travel Posters, Star Wars Style

Artist Steve Thomas created this stylized series of Star Wars posters inspired by government-issued tourism promotions for national and state parks between 1930 and 1950. These renderings of memorable places in a galaxy far, far away use the classic fonts and sleek imagery of the vintage posters upon which they are based.    See the collection [...]

Mechanical Pencil Lead Refills Sculptures by Peter Trevelyan

Look at these intricate sculptures by New Zealand artist Peter Trevelyan and weep: the geometric structures are made with 0.5 mm lead refills for mechanical pencils! I can’t even reload my mechanical pencils without [...]

Pixar Animator Dreams Up a New Superhero For Each Day of the Year

Pixar artist Everett Downing set himself a challenge: to create 365 superheroes, a new one every day for a year. It didn’t quite work as he planned, but three years later, he has illustrated 285 new characters! Downing expects to finish the collection in 2013. Wired Design talked to Downing about the project. The origin story [...]

Furniture Animals

Mark Sparfel, a French artist, transforms old, discarded furniture into animal sculptures. Some of them appear to be almost leaping into action in what Sparfel calls “poetry made from wood.” Link -via Design Boom

Quilted Rooms

Kay Healy, an artist in Philadelphia, quilted entire rooms of a house and put them on display at a local airport. It’s like relief sculpture, but rendered in fabric. Her designs are chosen from memories of her childhood home and the childhood memories of other people in her city. Link -via Lustik