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“My White Trash Family”

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For the past ten years Philadelphia-based artist Kim Alsbrooks has been painting miniature portraits on trash. Her series “My White Trash Family” began when she became interested in historical biases in art, and specifically portraits painted during the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century).

Alsbrooks has produced over 600 paintings since it started. All beverage cans are pre-flattened, mostly by passing cars or trucks, and chooses a portrait to fit each specific piece of trash. She gessoes them, draws the image in graphite, paints with oils and varnishes.

Have a look at a selection of her paintings below.

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via artnau

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WTF Retro Advertisements

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These ads are old, and they are very WTF. If someone can explain how these advertising could help sell the products they are promoting, please feel free to help.

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Paper Cut Silhouettes

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Photographer and designer David A. Reeves reveals his talent for staging a series of miniature vignettes made ​​from cut paper silhouettes. Each image layers and offers several plans to create a striking depth of field, without omitting to refer to projects like the game Limbo or comic Walking Dead.

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Switching Light Sculptures

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What happens when an analytic mind gets creative? For Australian engineer and artist Ian Burns, it’s an amazing set of switching light installations. By using magnifying glasses to focus the filaments of lightbulbs onto a wall, he has created intricate sets of switches that project words that morph before your eyes.

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In his interview for ‘Inside Art’ by The Stock Rooms, Burns said:

I think a lot of engineers are frustrated artists and a lot of artists are frustrated engineers… [What I do] is complicated, but it’s no more complicated than your iPhone and yet we just take that for granted. At the basest of levels it’s the same technology. It’s just switches.

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Guinness – Made Of More

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Under the artistic direction of David Wilson, directors Jake & Josh invites us to discover a video showing the making of the magnificent sculpture of Made for More for the Guinness brand. Music by Woodkid and produced by BlinkArt, this video shows the collaboration of artists and craftsmen from different worlds to bring a unique impressive creation.

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Creative Illustrations

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Jay Fleck colourful works seem to draw from the inspiring world of childhood, creating fantasies filled with octopus, pirates, rocket ships and elephants… all translated into a graphical world even we adults can relate to.

Many of his works are available on Society6 as prints, stretched canvas’, t-shirts and even iPhone skins, so you’re sure to be able to take his inspiration with you.

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Monsters Anatomical Guide

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dissect a monster? Minneapolis-based animator, illustrator, and comic book artist Brad McGinty gives his insight on what it might be like in this clever series of anatomical guides to your favorite monsters. Each guide to monster guts looks like Japanese toy instructions so that with the proper organs you could build your own! The Mogwai guide comes complete with care instructions for preventing Gremlin transformation.

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High Speed Liquid

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German photographer Heinz Maier says that he began taking photographs less than a year ago in late 2010. He claims to not know what direction he’s heading in just yet, right now he’s experimenting with macro photography, mostly insects, animals, and these delicate high speed water droplets. There are so many things happening here to make these photographs simply outstanding: the lighting, the colors, the occasional use of symmetry in the reflection of water, let alone the skill of knowing how to use the camera itself. It’s hard to believe these aren’t digital.

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Call Parade

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Call Parade is an ongoing public art project in São Paulo sponsored by Brazilian telecommunications firm Vivo, that paired 100 artists with 100 street-side phone booths giving them free reign to transform the peculiar hooded fixtures into anything imaginable.

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You can see a gallery of all 100 phones here.

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Beautiful Evidence

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Book artist Thomas Allen pours through old encyclopedias, primary readers and science books to extract figures for these perfectly composed illustrations.

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See the rest over on his blog.

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