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‘Melting Men’ a project by artist Nele Azevedo

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This story isn’t new, but I was thrilled to come across it and thought it was worth sharing here.

Last year, Brazilian artist and environmentalist Nele Azevedo created an art project called ‘Melting Men’. This project was meant to draw to the World Wildlife Fund’s warning, that melting ice caps could cause sea-levels to rise more than 3.3 ft by the year 2100. Azevedo’s ‘Melting Men’ consisted of 1,000 man figurines carved out of ice that were then intricately placed on the steps to the Concert Hall in Berlin’s Gendarmen Market Square. Since it’s summer in Berlin, with temperatures well into 70-83 degrees, the ice carved man figurines began to melt within 30 minutes.

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Image sources: Reuters and Nele Azevedo.

Watch this video about the project to learn more. And please, spread the word about this project, Nele Azevedo deserves the credit.

NIKE Crayons by Diem Chau & W+K

The Crayola Crayon carver, Diem Chau was commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy to carve 66 crayons for this year’s Nike World Cup: The Write the Future Press Kit (following their sick commercial). A nice idea and packaging for an unforgettable press kit.

The clam-shell presentation box. The contents: the wooden box carrier also serves as the crayon’s base.

The crayon players in their base.

Wieden + Kennedy chose a metallic/stone color theme for the players. Above is a close up of the 6 figures that are in each kit.

Fabio Cannavaro of the Italian team in Antique Brass from Crayola.

Didier Drogba of the Chelsea Football Club in Copper from Crayola.

Franck Ribery of the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in Gold from Crayola.

Robinho of Brazil in Silver from Crayola.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in White from Crayola.

Wanye Rooney of England in Timberwolf from Crayola.

Press kit photos courtesy of Wieden + Kennedy.

Photographer Chris Bucklow: Guests Series

English photographer Chris Bucklow has a long, established career in the arts. He began in 1978 when he accepted a position as a museum curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Skilled in sculpture, painting, photography and writing (and probably many more artistic disciplines), Bucklow’s tends to work on concurrent projects that reside in different mediums. He’s best known for his plant sculptures, Noosphere paintings, Photography entitled The Beauty of the World 1991-1995 and the Guests series (featured here).

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

Plastic bags have pretty much been banned in San Francisco since 2007, but we still see these totes everywhere (floating around the streets, at your local corner store, stuffed under your kitchen sink, flapping from trees).   Yes, many plastic bags are reused every day (used to pick up your dogs poo, they line your trash cans, and are used as lunch bags).  But they are still bad for the environment and take months to hundreds of years to decompose.

Well, having that said, Josh Blackwell (a New York based artist) sees the beauty of these everyday mass-produced disposable objects.   He uses plastics bags as canvases to apply embroidery in simple patterns!  Ok…so, he’s not really saving the planet, but at least he’s aware.

I’m sure most of you aren’t going to go home and embroider your plastic bags, but maybe think twice when your local grocer asks, “do you need a bag?”

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