Etch-A-Sketch Makes News. And Art. And Now, A New Ad Campaign.

etch-a-sketch art

Yes, Etch A Sketch has recently been all over the news as a result of what some are calling a political ‘scandal’ or a ‘gaffe’ when an aide for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney compared it with Romney’s fall election strategy (see video below). (more…)

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Burn Wood, Baby, Burn. The Incredible Pyrographic Art of Julie Bender.

Pyrographic art hero IIHIH

When I first came across these, I found it so hard to believe they were actually wood burnings. The intricate rendering of texture, the detail and the overall appearance seems as though it’d be virtually impossible to create with a pyrographic tool. Julie Bender has shown me otherwise. (more…)

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Vintage Looking Photos Are Actually Miniature Pencil Drawings by Paul Chiappe.

Miniature Pencil drawings by Paul Chaippe

I came across Paul Chiappe’s unusual and frankly, astonishing, work while reading this wonderful 5 part series of 100 artists to watch at ArtInfo. (more…)

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