I just reached for my wallet so quickly I tore a hole in my pants. The folks over at Degree have just printed this fantastic offset lithograph print entitled Tree of Life. The rings of the tree are created with tiny animals.
This unique poster aims to highlight the responsibility we have in letting animal species thrive in their natural environment—we have a choice whether or not to preserve nature and let it grow. Specially designed to assert this crucial message, it forms the basis of social attitudes towards Mother Nature for the many people out there who want to make a difference in our world.
Printed on 9 Lives Recycled Eco Frontier 250gsm paper. Only $45. (via omg posters)
Make no mistake, this is all kinds of ridiculous, but it’s also kind of brilliant. Directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling of This is It (previously).
Leg bookmarks made from clay by Honey Case. I don’t think these will work with your Kindle, but for those of us who still read old-school, they should do the trick. (via svpply)
A 9.5 hour time lapse
I stumbled onto the online portfolio of Melbourne-based artist and designer Thomas Pavitte and immediately planned on writing a post about his insanely flammable 10,000 matchstick tribute to John Walker, the inventor of matches. But then decided his Blu Tack typography was pretty awesome as well, not to mention this dead sexy laser-cut wooden contour bowl. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Well apparently in his spare time he searched around online for the world’s largest connect the dots puzzle, and, finding nothing, created a variation of Mona Lisa using 6,239 dots, then spent a grueling 9.5 hours of his life solving the damn thing. I could really use a puzzle like this for my son on his next flight.
This mirrored Rubik’s cube is a new piece by artist Egil Paulsen out of Oslo, Norway. I have a feeling this would actually be pretty mesmerizing to fiddle with.
These fun envelopes by D-BROS have small tabs that after tearing create the effect of car exhaust, locomotive steam, or airplane contrails. Clever! (via matomeno)
How wicked is this paper skull concept? It kind of reminds me of an origami Punisher logo. Details are scarce on what this actually is, but it was created by Matthieu Jacobs of the creative firm D-Sturbed. Please mass produce these.
German street artist EVOL has constructed this urban “X” in a field outside of Hamburg as part of the upcoming MS Dockville music and art festival. The structure took eight days to dig and construct and you can see an annotated photo series showing the process here. How unbelievably fun is this? Although I’m sure eight days is enough work, I can’t help but imagine what it would be like to scale this even larger into an entire network of entrenched skyscrapers. (via unurth)