above:American Flag by Dave Cole, made up of thousands of plastic Toy Soldiers and acrylic paint.
In honor of Memorial Day, here’s a collection of modern art and fun furniture, jewelry and home decor that incorporate military related icons such as soldiers, tanks, bombs, missiles and more.
above: Memorial Flag of Toy Soldiers by Dave Cole, photo courtesy of the artist
above: Memorial Flag of Toy Soldiers by Dave Cole (detail) photo courtesy of the artist
above: Artist Dave Cole with his American Flag, photo courtesy of the artist
above: the Army Men Alphabet was created by student Oliver Munday for instuctors Nolen Stals and Bruce Willen at the Maryland Institute College of Art (photography by Jay Zukerkorn)
above: Six thousand Parts by artist Valerie Leonard is made 6,000 melted toy soldiers (photo courtesy of the artist)
above: Six thousand Parts by artist Valerie Leonard (detail) (photo courtesy of the artist)
above: Globe made of melted toy soldiers by artist Valerie Leonard (photo courtesy of the artist)
above: Jason Baalman glued 1,500 toy Army men to a camouflaged board to create a portrait of a soldier when viewed from above (photos courtesy of the artist)
above: The Peace Collection designed by Biaugust is comprised of a ceramic bomb vase, a ceramic grenade bank and a ceramic helmet bowl.
Over the past few years, I’ve compiled links to some military-inspired products and home decor on the social shopping site, This Next. Below are some images you will find there as well as a link to those products and more:
Designers, artists and jewelers whose items can be found at the above link:
Daniel Loves Objects!
Mosley Meets Wilcox
La Tete au Cube
Peas, Corn & Tomato Sauce
Jason Baalman (n website)
Brad Sherwood for Joy Charbonneau
Happy Memorial Day!