Aya Uekawa

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Aya Uekawa fuses the high realism of Dutch & Flemish Renaissance paintings with portraits of young women, often in states of dreamy transformation, straddling reality and fantasy.

Christian Weihrauch

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Grown up crayon drawings- need I say more? Christian Weihrauch manages to transform those old Crayolas (and sometimes colored pencils) into beautiful drawings!

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Neil Preston

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Nice selection of illustrations on Neil Preston’s portfolio site. I especially like the Shakespeare cover series (pictured above)
 

Trash awareness project in Japan

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Does making trash bags cuter motivate litter-bugs to responsibly chuck their burger wrappers and soda cans into the patiently waiting heads of bags donning the faces of cute little rabbits and Sesame’s Oscar the Grouch? Japanese designers at MAQ Studio have started a whole “movement” around “playing with trash” in order to address and bring attention to the waste problem and how it effects the environment. To really reduce waste though, wouldn’t it have been better to just use recyclable materials to substitute for the dilemma of accumulating all these bags and not being able to do anything with them? I dunno…what do you guys think? Could this be more effective in Japan than it would be here? This sort of reminds me of those Novelty Bras I had posted about before…

Awesome Video Of The Day: Masnavi

 

It’s Monday, you don’t want to be at work, and you’re already stressed about the tasks that lay ahead of another long week. Watch the video above by Murat Pak and get in touch with your inner zen.

Paco Peregrin

Paco Peregrin
Madrid based photographer and art director Paco Peregrin’s frighteningly beautiful fashion editorials. The women all sort of look like Klaus Nomi.

Awesome Video Of The Day: Float

Great animation for Flogging Molly‘s Float. Can’t find much about the directors other than they are Kami & Saul. If anyone has a site for them please post it.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

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Here’s some Saturday morning breakfast for you. Toronto artist Tibi Tibi Neuspiel makes “Assassination Sandwiches” of tragic political figures’ visages (as well as other alive and passed famed figures like Karl Max and Stephen Hawking) with incredible accuracy. Yum. The last image in this post of a carefully rendered scene from a Growing Pains episode, Youtube player and all, is pretty funny.