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Pop Culture Icons Made of Aluminum Cans

Who said aluminum cans should only go to recycle bin when you’ve finished drinking their contents. With creativity, someone builds can sculptures and someone creates pop culture characters. Japanese artist Makaon takes these would-be discarded cans and turns them into those famous pop culture icons like Super Mario Brothers, Batman, Pikachu, and even Buzz Lightyear.

To build these works, firstly, Makaon need to find cans with right color which matches the characters he want to create. For example, Coca Cola provides Mario with a bright red hat while Carlsberg Beer gives Yoshi his green sheen. Then he takes small pieces of the aluminum and bends it to form the shapes. Even though these characters are angular in shape with a rigid-looking, but it is still quite cool and fun to see them.

Pop Culture Icons Made of Aluminum Cans

Ethereal Stainless Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

For most of us, fairies only exist in our imagination. However, UK based artist Robin Wight manage to bring them into our real life by creating enchanting and dynamic fairy sculptures that seem to dance in or struggle against the wind. If you wonder how Wight actually create those amazing sculptures, you can find great detail about how each piece is built on his website. If you like those fairies and want to have one in your garden, you can contact Wight on his site. And if you want to crest your own fairies, Wight also sells starter kits through his website with instructions.

Ethereal Stainless Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

Creepy 3D Oral Alphabet by Takayuki Ogawa

This set of alphabet is probably the most creepy/disturbing alphabet typography art I have ever seen. Created by graphic designer Takayuki Ogawa, called “Oral:phabet,” a grotesque, three-dimensional typeface modeled after the mouth, frozen in time while enunciating each letter. When asked the inspiration of his project, Takayuki Ogawa said “The mouth alone is able to express many emotions. Just like we use letter D to create the smiling emoticon :D. But what if we gave similar attributes to letters like B or N which are never used as expression forms?” Driver by this idea, Ogawa created this hand-crafted series to display how the mouth, lips, teeth and tongues looks like when represent different alphabet.

Creepy 3D Oral Alphabet by Takayuki Ogawa

Unusual Paper-like Ceramic Sculpture by Katharine Morling

Described as 3 dimensional drawings in the medium of ceramics, Katharine Morling’s work looks like made of paper at the first glance. Instead of simply making the pieces and leaving them in their ceramic form, Morling added some black in certain spots to create an illusive effect. Although she calls herself a ‘3D person’, these black drawing plays an important role in Morling’s sculptures, which tricks the viewer’s preconceptions about material and functionality. A toolbox, a bunch of cameras, a miniature horse, a sewing kit, take a look at what we presented here and find more on her website.

Unusual Paper-like Ceramic Sculpture by Katharine Morling

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