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Chinese text written on living mushrooms by Charwei Tsai

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Working with the monks from the Chung Tian Temple in Brisbane, Charwei Tsai inscribed Chinese text onto living mushrooms for the installation called ‘Mushroom Mantra.’

From her website, the Paris and Taipei based artist writes, “… Tsai grounds her self and art practice in a sense of (national / Taiwanese) identity and the consequent implications. Geographical, social . . . → Read More: Chinese text written on living mushrooms by Charwei Tsai

“Unism” calligraffiti paintings by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

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“Turning darkness into light” Acrylic and Pigments on Linen, 76×48″”

The Calligraffiti work of Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman is once again gracing San Francisco at the White Walls Gallery and Project Space.  In “Unism,” Shoe plays upon the use of the prefix “un” to form words like ‘unlike‘, ‘unfollow‘ and ‘undo.’ These words . . . → Read More: “Unism” calligraffiti paintings by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

Editorial collage by Michelle Thompson

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from Plot magazine – Transgender

Splicing a few found images and scribbling a few marks, UK based illustrator Michelle Thompson makes statements which cut across our personal lives and cultural world. A split image of the top of a man’s face with the bottom of a woman’s face erases the line between the genders. . . . → Read More: Editorial collage by Michelle Thompson

Collages by Martin O’Neill

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UK based Illustrator Martin O’Neil is known for being a traditionalist in the fast-moving technology-driven world of graphic arts. Sticking with the analog, O’Neil employs mostly scissors and paste to construct his signature-style collage work.

Chris Middleton, from Instant Graphics (Rotovision Publishing) says. “… Martin O’Neill has built an international reputation by being so defiantly old-school, analog, . . . → Read More: Collages by Martin O’Neill

Typography by Dan Hoopert

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UK based designer Dan Hoopert re-created the alphabet with virtual nails and wire. The 18-year old university student did it using Cinema 4D, a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application. But it is still lovely!

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. . . → Read More: Typography by Dan Hoopert

A visual re-interpretation of literature by Cheryl Sorg

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Encinitas, Caifornia based artist Cheryl Sorg creates elaborate collages from cutting out words from books. Inspired by tales of obsessive pursuit like Moby Dick, The Odyssey and Lolita, Sorg uses words to re-create the ridges of a fingerprint, the swirls in an ocean.

In the series “We belong to each other,” text balls are . . . → Read More: A visual re-interpretation of literature by Cheryl Sorg

A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches

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Finding the right words for an important talk can be tricky. How about the words for a presidential inauguration speech? In those orations, the words, phrases and sentences are analyzed, parsed and dissected by everyone from the media to historians to fifth-grade elementary school students.

Data and graphic designer Santiago Ortiz took the words from . . . → Read More: A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches

Book sculptures by Su Blackwell

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You never know what you’ll find in an old book especially if it has been in the hands of UK based artist Su Blackwell. Inspired by vintage books, Blackwell creates entire landscapes from the pages of old dictionaries and school texts. Three-dimensional dioramas spring from open books displaying stories of children living in forests and . . . → Read More: Book sculptures by Su Blackwell

Typographic hand saws by Vault49

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My teenage niece would say that these are some pretty “bad-ass” tools, and I have to admit that they do have an edge to them. Designed by New York-based studio Vault49, this series of hand-painted saws, entitled “(sub) PRIME-CUTS” addresses the budget cuts which are being implemented across the world. The use of colorful . . . → Read More: Typographic hand saws by Vault49

“Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines” by Max Rippon at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

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“Good News” Enamel Paint on Found Objects, 24.5x2x25.5″

Barcelona, Spain based artist Max Rippon (aka Ripo) currently has his first solo exhibition in the USA at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco.  Featuring 25 new works, “Signs, Fines, & Cheap Wines” explores typography, calligraphy and urban signage. Ripo’s calligraphic stokes are amazingly detailed and . . . → Read More: “Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines” by Max Rippon at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco