Artist Ben Pieratt has started a fun project called Dead Bookstore where he deconstructs old books, separating all the pages, searching for interesting juxtapositions. He makes his findings available for purchase but also encourages people to go out and create their own (he put together a “how to” here). See images from Series 1 below!
Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda has finally finished his monumental, 13 x 10 foot pen and ink drawing. Inspired by the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Rebirth is a meticulously detailed reflection on disaster and recovery.
Ikeda’s skill and dedication is no less inspiring. He worked 10 hours a day in a basement studio at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin for over three years. He even learned to use his non-dominant hand as a way of continuing the project after dislocating his shoulder in a ski accident!
See more images of Rebirth below or on display at the Chazen Museum of Art until December 11th. You can also watch Colossal’s emotional video montage by filmmakers Clayton Adams and Brad Cisewski.
Here’s some inspiration for ya, an edit of daily drawings and paintings by our buddy Dennis Brown, better known as artist, illustrator and designer, Bagger43. The music is by The Seoul Avenger. Do yourself a favour and follow him on Instagram (@bags43), his videos (#baggerclips) will get you fired up to make stuff. One of his recent clips already has over 1 million views! Have a look at more of his incredible work below!
Came across some stunning work by artist Marsi van de Heuvel, all drawn with fineliner pens. I especially love the contrast of the organic imagery and the very machine-like strokes. Her new show “Ceremony” just opened at Smith in Cape Town, South Africa, and I’m extremely jealous of anyone who gets to see these at full size. Have a look at more images below.