World’s Strangest

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Animal Ribbons

These would be perfect toppers for children’s Christmas presents! For a project dubbed “Ribbonesia”, an artist named Baku Maeda arranged ribbons so that they look like different animals. Link -via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website | Photo: Kei Furuse

Propane Tank Jack-o’-Lanterns

Before you take a cutting torch to your own propane tank, make sure that it’s complete empty of fuel. Or just leave the work up to Scott Krichau, who made this and other jack-o’-lanterns from empty tanks. Link -via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website | Photo: Skull-A-Day

Cassette Tape Doilies

Jennifer Cantwell found that cassette tape can be successfully crocheted, and so turned Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band into a doily. What album do you think would make good doily fodder? Link via Craft | Artist’s Website Previously: Cassette Tape Paintings

QR Code Art

In the past, Scott Blake made composite portraits of people using barcodes. Now he’s getting with the times and using QR codes instead. Pictured above is a portrait of radio show host Amy Goodman. Each one links to segments from her show over the past nine years. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website | Photo: [...]

Anatomical Dress

Rachel Wright made a few dresses from vintage slips and nightgowns that depict the anatomy of the wearer. She’s doing so to express an intersection of public and private lives: The Dream Anatomy series explore these imagined realms inside the body. Because these garments are meant to be worn, the boundary between the internal and the [...]

Nailed It!

Marcus Levine creates stunning portraits and nudes out of nails driven into boards. Each work takes about 3,500 nails, as well as a lot of time. Levine is a driven man and rarely takes a day off from creating art. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website | Photo: My Modern Met Previously: Andrew Myers’ Screw Portraits

The Amazingly Detailed Work of Sagaki Keita

Japanese artist Sagaki Keita creates pen and ink illustrations that are themselves composed of tiny figures inside, from people to anthropomorphic ice cream cones. The level of detail that he provides is really astounding. You can see several other examples at the link. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website

Portrait of Jimi Hendrix Made out of Guitar Picks

Artist Ed Chapman made this mosaic of Hendrix out of 5,000 Fender guitar picks. He auctioned it for £23,000 (US $37,352) to benefit cancer research. You can view a gallery of his other mosaics at his website, most of which are made from ceramic fragments. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website

Pencil Shoes

Lauren Milroy, a mechanical engineer with a background in the aerospace industry, recently completed a master’s program in design. She made these shoes out of colored pencils. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website

Motohiko Odani’s Twisty Sculptures

Japanese artist Motohiko Odani makes gloriously fluid sculptures. I can’t quite figure out what material he uses. This unicorn sculpture lies at the center of an exhibit of his work called “Phantom Limb” at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. This Is Colossal has other photos from the show. Link via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website [...]