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Alexis Mackenzie‘s collaged text paintings will be showing this month at LA’s POVevolving Gallery from March 13th-April 8th.

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Paper Cut Figures from Giant Sheets Of Paper By Nahoko Kojima

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The intricate work of Nahoko Kojima is created from single painstakingly cut sheets of paper.  For example, her newest sculpture, Byaku, is cut from a single giant sheet of Japanese washi paper.  Using a simple X-Acto knife like scalpel Kojima tirelessly works to pull the image out of the paper.  In order to maintain precision, she is said to change her blades about once every three minutes.  Kojima’s multilayered work also inhabitants a playful space between 2D and 3D.  At times her work is framed like a painting while other times presented like a sculpture.    [via]

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Striking Cross Stitch Tattoos By Eva Krbdk

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If you have a soft spot for cross stitch and tattoos, the work of this artist could well be your new favorite thing. Turkish tattoo artist Eva Krbdk is carving a new niche out for herself in the world of body art. She inks up cute, simple and striking designs for clients who are looking for something a bit different.

Krbdk tattoos anything from Marilyn Monroe, to Darth Vader, to roses, foxes and popular sayings. She of course, isn’t only limited to cross stitch designs – there are tons of other tattoos on her Instagram account, including great watercolors and pixelated work. She has a great eye for color, geometry and simplicity. Not relying heavily on black, or outlines to create definition, she utilizes spacing and natural contrast to create her distinctive markings. (Via Bored Panda)

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Artist Duo Designs 100 Ceramic Mugs In 100 Days Guaranteeing That You’ll Find The Perfect Beverage Holder

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100 mugs in 100 days. The creative duo Charlie and Blair rose to the challenge. The result is a collection of ceramic mugs, hand made and hand painted. Passionate about their work, they were able without any difficulty to create the mugs in a conventional and less conventional way. Adrian ‘Charlie’ is the one making the shapes, while Heather ‘Blair’ paints. The project nourished their excitement and enthusiasm, striving to stay focused and creative at the same time. “It’s that passion and drive that keeps you motivated to create day in and day out”.

The design of the mugs started as commercial. Adrian says the greatest challenge was to innovate. To encounter the risk of facing self doubt, anxiety and failure during the process. Therefore, there’s a clear exploration of shape, form and function. Some pieces end up not representing at all a conventional mug. The paintings on the mugs were inspired by travels to Turkey, Korea and Japan. Heather translated architecture and decorative patterns on mosques, tiles and jewelry into the ornaments of the mugs. She mostly used quirky designs and doodles. There’s an intention to contrast the original and singular shapes with classic color tones. Making each piece unique and one of a kind.

Discover more of Charlie and Blair’s projects on their website and Instagram.

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Yosigo

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There is something in Spanish photographer Yosigo’s (aka: Jose Javier Serrano) work that allows him to present beauty within emptiness. His minimalistic style presents itself even within the subject matter. He focuses on ordinary, everyday surroundings that are extremely sparsely populated. I also enjoyed his collection of found photo IDs titled, Aurkitutako Erretratuak.

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The Collages Of David Kettner

David Kettner of Philadelphia, has amassed an incredible array of work from over 50 years of art-making on his new website. The conclusion of his tenure as the head of both the Fine Arts and Drawing/Painting program at the University of the Arts has given birth to a cataloging of his life’s work. In reference to his recent work, he provides a concise objective:

“The priority… is to secure a paradoxical and maybe enigmatic alliance between the world of the child and the world of the adult.”

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Morgan Faye’s Fairytale

Morgan Faye’s illustrations take you to a far away land full of wonder and mystery.

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Video Watch: Dumb Ways to Die

There are many many dumb ways to die and the latest campaign from the Melbourne Metro illustrates a handful of them set to an original song for a video appropriately titled “Dumb Ways to Die.” Featuring a downloadable song by Tangerine Kitty, the video is one piece of a campaign that includes a website hub and tumblr full of gifs.

In a style that marries the palette of Friends With You and the sensibility of Don Hertzfeldt, “Dumb Ways to Die” is an adorably morbid reminder to not be an idiot.

Bop your head along to the full video after the jump.

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