Guy Laramee creates these amazing mountain carvings from old books.
"The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole - is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. Cultures emerge, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished. One might ask so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition? And even if we could change the content of all the books on earth, would this change anything in relation to the domination of analytical knowledge over intuitive knowledge? What is it in ourselves that insists on grabbing, on casting the flow of experience into concepts?"
If you want to learn more, read his full artist statement.
An absolutely stunning set of night photos of a cherry blossoms along the Meguro River in Nakameguro Tokyo, Japan. Courtesy of Tokyo Fashion.
Mike Mitchell's fun series "Just Like Us" puts cute pop culture icons and puts them into fun everyday situations. What's not to like about a Magneto being covered in magnetic alphabet letters or Dubmo riding the Dumbo ride? You can see the full list of these great works at the Gallery1988 website. Which one is your favorite?
What's not to love about these character alphabets by Mike BaBoon? One thing I did realize while looking at these is I don't know nearly as many characters' names as I thought I did. The shows/movies in order are: Sesame Street, Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, The Muppets, The Simpsons, Pixar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Not to be confused with Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles).
If you like these, you can buy prints on Society6.
In honor of the upcoming premiere of Mad Men Season 5, I present you with these awesome Mad Men Barbie Dolls. The dolls, featuring Don Draper, Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, and Roger Sterling, were designed by Robert Best with the help of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner and show designer Janine Bryant. They are also the first in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection. Learn more about these dolls in an interview with Robert Best.
If you want, you can buy these dolls on Barbie collector.
Paul Villinski creates these awesome butterfly works out of crushed beer cans from the streets of New York.
"I am drawn to humble, yet evocative materials; in this case, crushed beer cans from the streets of New York - every one of them once raised to someone’s lips. My process of “recycling” them into images of butterflies is a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips and files and fingers."