Fold It Up: Incredible Origami

A paper crane origami bird is one thing; but artist Won Park takes his origami folding skills to a whole new level.

Using dollar bills and other forms of paper currency from around the world, Won Park can fold just about anything your heart desires. We came across his brilliant foldings of some super cool miniature things like: a suit jacket, fish, a telephone and even a replica of the Eiffel Tower!

We wonder how many paper cuts he must have at this point in his career…

 

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Go Fish: Giant Sculptures Made From Plastic Bottles

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure (or amazing art installation).

An art installation recently popped up on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that showcases three gigantic fish made from discarded plastic bottles. The title of the installation is “recycle your attitude”.

The sculptures were created to raise awareness for the recently completed United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, dubbed Rio+20 - a conference held to discuss and promote environmental protection.

Pretty great right?

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In Your Face: Animals Up Close. Really Close.

Stefano Unterthiner is the successful photographer behind these amazing shots of wildlife- up close and very personal. He is known for his ability to get face to face with the animals – and coming out with some incredible photos.

He specializes in telling the life stories of animals, living in close contact with his chosen species for long periods of time. He also has a strong commitment to wildlife conservation and environmental issues, with a particular interest in the interactions between people and animals.

Love these!

 

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DENY Designs Artist of The Week: Duane Hosein

The DENY Designs featured artist of the week is: Duane Hosein.  Recently added to the DENY Designs family, Duane’s incredibly detailed illustrations are ones we fell in love with the moment we saw them.

Duane Hosein The Immortal Doctor Throw Pillow

About Duane Hosein:

Duane Hosein is a New York based artist, illustrator and insomniac. The majority of his childhood was spent either hiding behind the pages of a book or drawing at the dining room table. As a result, he developed an aversion towards reality, combined with a desire to dwell in a world untainted by limitations. His work reflects a strong connection with nature and an almost unhealthy obsession to detail.

Check out some of Duane’s art on DENY Designs products:

To see all of Duane’s art on DENY Designs products, visit his artist page at: http://denydesigns.com/collections/duane-hosein-all-art

Sarcastic Much? Street Artist Uses Sarcastic-Laced Sentences In His Work

UK street artist Mobstr creates interesting and funny street art by using sarcastic sentences that cheekily challenges the way we view public spaces – and we kind of love it.

He is known for ‘conversing’ with the law’ through his graffiti after having his works painted over multiple times. But he continues to strike again and again, creating what he sees as ‘true’ works of art. But it is up to you to decide.

Art or not?

 

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Edible Incredible: National Flags Made From Food

In honor of the Sydney International Food Festival held each year in Sydney’s Hyde Park, advertising agency WHYBIN/TBWA got together and created something amazing to showcase the chefs from all around the world participating in the event. Using only the ingredients from the food types and cultures that each country is known for, they artfully created flags to represent them – and wow, are they incredible!

Does this make you hungry too?

Italy

Brazil

Australia

China

France

Greece

India

Indonesia

Japan

Lebanon

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

Vietnam

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Wednesday Throwback: Retro Advertisements for Today Companies

Who doesn’t love looking back at those old advertisements? What if the same style was still used today?

Here is what some of the most well-known of today’s society might have looked way back then with some epic retro makeovers – like Facebook, Twitter, Skype and YouTube. (Maybe Grandma will understand finally Twitter if you show her the ad below). Thanks to artist Marco Martins for the cool concept!

Would you have been sold?

Golly Ghee Whiz!

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