Not only is this a great recycling project, but Ho Ji’s way of using tires for texture and for molding animal forms creates a thought-provoking juxtaposition between the world of machines (cars) and the natural world (or the mythical world, in some of his sculptures).
While there is quite a bit of beautiful and inspiring book carving art and paper art, the work of Su Blackwell has a particularly rich and endearing quality. Delicate carved detail, selected ink texture, diorama-like assemblage, and lighting combine to make pieces that suggest miniature, self-contained worlds.
Consider these for creative inspiration: The tiny working surface, and the craftman’s commitment to re-using something that usually is discarded after its obvious function has diminshed—something that can inspire designers in their work.
The New York Times‘ T Magazine, dedicated to style, features the iconic Ts in various artisitc and beautiful interpretations, from edible Ts to flaming Ts.
A retrospective of T Magazine
covers are viewable T Magazine’s blog
Ts shown here are by Gary Card & Jacob Sutton (fiery T), Pierre Vanni (T in blue), Fendi (furry T), James Wocjik & James Biver, Carin Goldberg, Ken Haedrich & Dan Tobin Smith.
The illustrations and screenprints of Kevin Dart include a playful, whimsical wedding invitation for his own wedding.
Thanks to my friend May, for pointing out this work.