Erika Iris Simmons also known as “Iri5″ is an artist that has used only film and cassette tapes to create portraits of famous people. Her work was mentioned in a previous article where she created among others Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison. She started with this kind of art when she pulled out a tape string and it reminded her of Jimi Hendrixcks hair.
This really detailed work is papercraft made by the Japanese graphic designer Shunichi Makino. For years he has been crafting sci-fi creations out of paper, and in his collection you can find Star Wars characters, the Terminator, Iron Man and others. Makino has also made it possible for everyone to download the patterns in PDFs so that you can cut it and built the models yourself if you want.
You maybe remember a previous article about an artist by the name James Kuhn that is painting his own face differently each day for a whole year. Now he is back with more face designs like a Coke bottle, a Geisha, a flying owl, etc and even famous people like Clint Eastwood and Hilary Duff.
In one of our previous articles you can see strange but funny one dollar bills with popular faces painted instead of president George Washington’s face. Now a new unknown artist called ranafrg4224 from flickr is also painting on one dollar bills, but now the whole bill is painted like illustrations representing different settings with the president’s face. [Read more...]