Donâ€™tcha hate it when your earphone wires get all tangled up? You place them in your trouser pocket for all of five seconds and voila, youâ€™ve got a thousand knots to untie. Well, take a look at these unholy tangles, which form to create gorgeously illustrated portraits. You may recognise a few famous faces here.
Part of a pen-to-paper art project entitled â€˜iEarphones,’ the pieces include a portrait of Beatle member John Lennon, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a tyrannosaurus rex and a lady (warning: a nude lady) withÂ the hair of Medusa, though instead of snakes slithering atop her head itâ€™s – you guessed it – earphones.
The earphone wires appear to be that of the Apple iPod, and they are skillfully drawn by Canada-based artist Bashir Sultani. Below, you can see a video taking us through the making of the John Lennon picture, and below that is Sultaniâ€™s project in full. Now if you donâ€™t mind, Iâ€™m gonna go browse eBay for some wireless headphones, â€˜cos Iâ€™m tired of all this untangling crap. [Read more…]