Five-Foot Tall Blackberry Tour Made Out Of Lego

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 March, 2010 | permalink

Here at Pig Jockey we love Lego, in particular the work of renowned lego artist, Nathan Sawaya. Nathan must be a big fan of Blackberrys, because his latest creation is a huge Blackberry Tour.

Sawaya built this five-foot tall Blackberry Tour 9630 using only Lego bricks. Oh, and for the icing on the cake, he fitted a flat screen TV into the model which simulates the screen of an actual Blackberry. There’s no expense spared with Nathan. Great job.

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Never Lose Track Of North With A Compass Table

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 March, 2010 | permalink


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Do you find yourself getting lost in your own home? No? Me neither, but this compass table will make sure you never do. If you find you’ve got a load of spare compasses lying around the place, shove them all in a table for storage and have a fantastically creative coffee table that will impress all of your compass-loving friends. Even better, build a lazy susan full of compasses. That’ll keep you entertained all day long, guaranteed.

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Mr. Burns 3D Model as a “Real” Human

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 March, 2010 | permalink

This is for all you Simpsons fans out there who have ever wondered what Simpsons characters would like like as a “real” humans? Monomauve has created a fantastic 3D model of Mr. Burns as a “real” human, but has still managed to keep the original character’s essence. Excellent.

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Making Cash From Trash: Recycled Art

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 November, 2009 | permalink

Recycled Art

Times are hard, but there is potential for making money right under your nose – in your trash can!

Clare Graham creates his art forms by re-energising discarded materials, transforming simple objects, such as bottle tops or tin cans into objects of wonder, aiding our perspective to be shifted from their once lowly state. Clare really is testament to the belief that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’.

Graham’s art takes various forms, including such stunning pieces as chandeliers and contemporary furniture, and you can do it too! Okay, we may not be as skilled as Clare, but we can make a difference, not only to the environment, but to our pockets by seeing potential in garbage.

For more of Clare’s art, click the link.

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15 Inspired Artworks From Japan’s Superflat Movement

Posted By Ben Goulding, 20 October, 2009 | permalink

Inspired Artworks From Japan’s Superflat Movement

Superflat is a postmodern art movement, founded by the artist Takashi Murakami, which is influenced by manga and anime. Embracing high and low art forms, pop culture and mass media, Takashi coined the term Superflat to describe contemporary smooth-surfaced Japanese art, graphics and animation.

Feast your eyes on 15 of the best examples of Superflat artwork in the link.

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Incredible Kinkaku-ji LEGO Pop-Up Box

Posted By Ben Goulding, 20 October, 2009 | permalink


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This LEGO pop-up puts traditional pop-up books to shame. It is a replica of the Buddhist temple, Kinkaku-ji, which was originally built in 1397.

It took Youtube user, Talapz, 4,500 LEGO bricks to build, and it weighs 4kg. I’m speechless.

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The 50 Most Stunning Wall Murals From Around The World

Posted By Ben Goulding, 19 October, 2009 | permalink

Wall Murals

People paint wall murals for a variety of different reasons; to make a political statement, promote a particular ideology, commemorate a historical figure or loved one, or simply get their artwork seen by hundreds, if not thousands, on a daily basis.

Click the link to take a look at images of some of the most incredible murals the world has to offer. Most are hand painted, with ordinary or spray paint, while some have been printed onto plastic or paper and “stuck” onto the wall. While the painting of murals is often contentious (one man’s masterpiece is another’s act of vandalism), we’re sure people wouldn’t object to having most of these fantastic works of art on display in their towns and cities.

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The Cultural Subversion of Barcode Art

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 October, 2009 | permalink

Barcode Art

Invented by Bernard Silver in 1948, the barcode went on to become one of the greatest success stories of the late 20th century, adorning most commercially available products around the world. Its omnipresence in modern society makes the barcode particularly appealing to artists, many of whom have featured it in their works.

Barcodes are a ubiquitous part of modern capitalist society, but there are artists out there who actually use them subvert that culture. Click the link for a collection of the greatest pieces of art which incorporate barcode design, from Banksy and graffiti to barcode buildings and advertisements.

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World’s Largest Paintbrush

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 October, 2009 | permalink

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Chinese artist He Wenjun decided to make some very, very big art – and to do that, he built the biggest paintbrush in the world.

The brush, which is 12ft long and weighs 115lbs, was used to create traditional calligraphy in a special exhibition in Nanchong, southern China.

The artist says he built the brush himself using hair from the tails of 300 horses – and claims it can soak up enough ink to add more than 100lbs to the brush’s weight.

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Impressive Paintball Art

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 September, 2009 | permalink


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I have to say, this paintball art is very impressive. It was created by Colombian Pop artist Bon Yurt, and as you can (hopefully) see, it’s a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. Here is a time elapsed video of the paintball painting action.

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A Fully Functional LEGO Cello

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 September, 2009 | permalink

Nathan Sawaya is a genius when is come to LEGO. He’s built everything from bumble-bees and dinosaurs to life-size people and Mount Rushmore replicas. His LEGO building talents really have no end.

In his latest piece, he has designed a fully functional, life-size cello.

LEGO Cello

Wonder how he did it? Here’s a video of Nathan building the Cello brick by brick. Don’t worry though – it’s sped up for your convenience, and sanity.


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Stunning Party Balloon Sculptures

Posted By Ben Goulding, 21 September, 2009 | permalink

Alien Balloons
Balloon

Making hats or giraffes out of balloons may seem complex enough for most, but not for artist, Jason Hackenwerth – he’s created some stunning, highly detailed sculptures, purely from party balloons.

Some of his designs are so big and ambitious that the 39-year-old has to “wrestle” the balloons into place – his largest sculpture was over 40ft long.

Mr Hackenwerth, from New York, gets through so many balloons that he has to buy them in bulk, ordering 5,000 at a time.

Take a look at the gallery on Jason’s website for more mind-blowing balloon art.

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Incredible Sand Artist From Ukraine’s Got Talent

Posted By Ben Goulding, 21 September, 2009 | permalink


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Here is a video of the 2009 Ukraine’s Got Talent winner, Kseniya Simonova, creating some outstanding sand art, which helped her scoop the 1,000,000 Ukrainian hryvnia ($125,000) prize.

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Body Paint Installation at “Clicks or Mortar”

Posted By Ben Goulding, 31 August, 2009 | permalink


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“Body Paint” by Mehmet Akten is an interactive installation and performance allowing users to paint on a virtual canvas with their body, interpreting gestures and dance into evolving compositions.

With the use of real-time infra-red cameras and custom software, motions are converted into drips and brush-strokes.

“The installation is designed to work with any number of people and is scalable to cover small or large areas. The interaction is very simple – movement creates paint. Hidden in the simplicity, are many layers of subtle details. Different aspects of the motion – size, speed, acceleration, curvature, distance all have an effect on the outcome – strokes, splashes, drips, spirals – and is left up to the users to play and discover.”

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Michael Jackson Etch A Sketch

Posted By Ben Goulding, 19 August, 2009 | permalink

Michael Jackson Etch A Sketch

This is a simply unbelievable piece of artwork, with immaculate attention to detail. Created by George Vlosich III, it took him over 150 hours to complete, using one continuous black line!

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Amazing Twittering Art Sculpture

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 August, 2009 | permalink


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This video shows an interactive Twittering sculpture, created by Márton András Juhász, Melinda Matúz, Gergely Kovács and Barbara Sterk.

The piece is called “Where is your art?”. It uses hacked electronic toys on poles which are connected to the Twitter server. Every time someone tweets the word “art”, the toys will speak the tweet out loud using text to voice technology.

I’d like to see this technology developed to enable user choice of which tweets to be read aloud. It’s a pretty neat piece of technology for those who can’t be bothered to read!

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A Coffee Mona Lisa

Posted By Ben Goulding, 4 August, 2009 | permalink

Coffee Mona Lisa

Coffee lovers have recreated the Mona Lisa with cups of coffee in Sydney, Australia. It took 3,604 cups of coffee and 564 pints of milk to complete the picture, with the different colors being created by adding different amounts of milk to each cup of coffee.

It measures an impressive 20 feet high and 13 feet wide and took a team of eight people three hours to complete.

And now it’s time to drink all that coffee. They’re gonna be buzzing all week!

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Update: New Fast Food Mafia Characters

Posted By Ben Goulding, 30 July, 2009 | permalink

So, on July 22, I posted a great little illustration by Andrew Shirey of the fast food mafia. Well, since then it has been updated and there are new characters.

The new version features Jack in the Box, Papa John, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Quiznos, Subway, Sonics, and Dairy Queen as well as the original mafia. Check it out!

Updated Fast Food Mafia

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The Invisible Man

Posted By Ben Goulding, 23 July, 2009 | permalink

The invisible man may sound like a super hero from a comic book, but Liu Bolin is no fictional character. He is a a real-life invisible man.

Invisible Man

No matter how complicated his surrounding are, Liu is able to transform to make himself invisible.

The artist has blended into red phone boxes, graffiti walls, earthquake rubble and more. That’s very clever!

Click the link for more pictures.
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Fast Food Mafia

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 July, 2009 | permalink

A great work of art illustrating a different side to iconic fast food characters.

Fast Food Mafia. By Andrew Shirey

Fast Food Mafia. By Andrew Shirey

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