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…
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.
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.
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.
Caro Suerkemper’s graceless ladies (you know who I am) are somehow classical and vulgar at the same time- perhaps because she uses mediums typically reserved for refined culture or antiquities, such as fine china and delicate gouache wash paintings to convey her gals, usually in awkward stages of self or imposed bondage.
Mark Khaisman, born in Kiev, Russia and now living in Philly, has much more love for packaging tape than I can attest to. Using it as a “wide paint stroke,” Khaisman uses the packaging tape on light boxes, essentially creating a look that embodies pixels on a screen, but much more hands on.
Thomas Allen, of Michigan, uses pulp fiction novel covers to his advantage. Instead of staring at the busty women on the covers, Allen creates amazingly simple literary dioramas. Using the characters, he fabricates whole new stories in one frame of film.