15.06.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Nunzio Paci

A series of enmeshed flora and fauna by artist Nunzio Paci from Bologna, Italy. See more of Paci’s work below or on display at Last Rites Gallery in New York until July 1.

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31.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Blu

Recent murals by Italian artist Blu address a variety of social and environmental issues. Click here to see previous posts of Blu’s work. Still keeping my fingers crossed that Blu hasn’t totally given up on making those epic stop-motion animations (remember this?). More images below.

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Carlo Cane

A selection of new work by Italian artist Carlo Cane (previously featured here). See more images below. Read More

07.07.16 by Staff

Intricate Sculptures Made With Just Toothpicks and Glue

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Bob Morehead is a self-taught artist who creates incredibly intricate sculptures using only wood glue and toothpicks. Guided by his imagination, and inspiration from the Italian architecture along the Amalfi Coast where he was born, one of Morehead’s most elaborate cityscapes spans 8 feet in length and consists of over 300,000 toothpicks. Check out “Bob’s Toothpick City” as well as more individual creations below!

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09.06.16 by Staff

Incredible Floating Walkway Being Constructed Across Italian Lake

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“The Floating Piers” is a giant floating dock system nearing completion on Lake Iseo in Italy. 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes will be covered in 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric to create an epic walkway 3 kilometers long.

The project is the brainchild of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, known for large-scale installations. Although Jeanne-Claude passed away in 2009, Christo has continued to pursue “The Floating Piers”, originally conceived together in 1970. More progress shots below!

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18.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Manfredi Ciminale

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A selection of work by Rome-based illustrator Mandredi Ciminale. More images below.

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09.05.16 by Staff

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

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In 2009 designer Gianluca Gimini started asking friends and strangers to draw a men’s bicycle from memory. While some got it right, most made technical errors — missing fundaments parts of the frame or chain.

The exercise is similar to psychological tests used to demonstrate how little we know compared to what we think we do. However, for Gimini this isn’t about proving how dumb we are but, rather, how extraordinary our imaginations can be! Having now amassed a collection of 376 drawings from participants ranging from 3 – 88 years of age, Gimini has started building realistic renderings of the bikes based on these sketches, in a 3D program.*

*Post edited to clarify these are 3D renderings

See more images from “Velocipedia” below!

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11.02.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Monica Barengo

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Drawings by Torino-based illustrator Monica Barengo. More images below.

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