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The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner (previously) has been referred to as “the greatest living collage artist” and even “the Michael Jordan of glue”. The artist has a wide variety of artistic pursuits from writing and artist bookmaking to drawing and assemblage, though he is probably best known for his intricately cut and assembled currency collages using the one dollar bill. From his artist statement:

The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.

Wagner had a solo show late last year at Western Exhibitions here in Chicago and is currently preparing for a large exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC that opens September 6th. (via Faith is Torment)

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Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

And we have another great documentary short today. Meet Toronto-based artist Christine Kim whose recent artwork explores intersections between illustration, cut paper collage, and architecture. The video above is part 10 of an ongoing series of top-notch artist interviews conducted by filmmaker Jesse Brass called Making Art.

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New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with paper artist Diana Beltran Herrera (previously here and here) whose skill in crafting the fine details of birds using paper has continued to evolve. Herrera’s work has begun appearing in several galleries and exhibitions around the world including Beers.Lambert Contemporary earlier this year and at the Art and Soul of Paper earlier this spring. She’s currently working on a collection of eight sculptures that will be on view at The Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Florida starting September 17th. See more on Flickr.

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Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising

Designer Kyle Bean (previously) was recently commissioned by Intercontinental Hotels Group to make this amazing 2-foot lion sculpture from shredded hotel expense receipts. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Take a dive into his portfolio to see some of his other recent creations. Photography by Owen Silverwood.

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The Sandwich Book

The Sandwich Book paper food books

The Sandwich Book paper food books

The Sandwich Book paper food books

The Sandwich Book paper food books

The Sandwich Book paper food books

Designed by Wrocław-based artist and designer Pawel Piotrowski, the Sandwich Book is exactly what you think it is, an entire book made from pages that look like the common ingredients for a typical sandwich. Aaaaand I’m hungry. (via quipsologies)

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Ordinary Behavior: Cardboard Electronics Containing Absurd Miniature Dioramas

Ordinary Behavior: Cardboard Electronics Containing Absurd Miniature Dioramas paper miniature electronics dioramas cardboard

Ordinary Behavior: Cardboard Electronics Containing Absurd Miniature Dioramas paper miniature electronics dioramas cardboard

Ordinary Behavior: Cardboard Electronics Containing Absurd Miniature Dioramas paper miniature electronics dioramas cardboard

Ordinary Behavior: Cardboard Electronics Containing Absurd Miniature Dioramas paper miniature electronics dioramas cardboard

Artist and illustrator Kevin LCK works almost exclusively in black and white, so it comes as no surprise that as he’s ventured into sculptural objects the aesthetic has remained the same, while the dimensions clearly haven’t. In his new series Ordinary Behavior the artist builds dioramas into everyday electronic objects made from cardboard such as a computer, camera, and iPhone. The artist says his intention is to highlight the sometimes unhealthy relationship people have with technology and explains his thoughts in his artist statement:

‘Ordinary Behavior’ is a project about the unhealthy relationship between human and technology in an everyday context. [...] I seeked to detach the audience from the real world temporarily, provide them with a space to rethink and reconsider the way we behave and think about the relationship between ourselves, objects and environment with technology in a more conscious way.

You can see several more from the series here, and see how several of the objects came together on his blog. (via beautiful/decay, junk culture)

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Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias New Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures sculpture paper illustration

If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in 2009/2010 with her wonderful back-lit paper dioramas inside of toilet paper tubes. Today she announced a new book titled Rouleaux containing photos of 67 original works spanning 2009-2012. You can pick it up over on Blurb for about $22. See many more from this series right here.

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