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This is the coolest thing I’ve seen all day.

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Edible Art

A while ago I proposed that you are what you eat and that Americans might need to look at their fresh food intake if this “average” family grocery showcase was to be believed.

Today, still about food, but this time an artistic flavour (ha ha). I should probably confess to my obsession with food soon, eh?

Enjoy these seven masterpieces!

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Word Art

No, not that crappy font contortion tool on your Microsoft Word program. I mean, Art made from Words. Seriously.

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I stumbled upon this incredible work of art made from Chapters I through XI of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Released in 1900 – Frank Baum’s classic book set off a story and franchise that has lasted over 100 years and has no signs of slowing down. In a tribute to this wonderful legacy, LA Pop Art will be releasing a series of images over the next year that will encompass the entire book. This image – Series 1 – is created using the first 11 chapters of Baum’s Masterpiece.

Don’t believe me? Then take a look here and see what I mean.

Micrography, the scribal practice of employing minuscule script to create abstract shapes or figurative designs, is an art form that has been used by Jews for over a millennium. This intricate decorative technique was first practiced in Egypt and the Land of Israel in the tenth century. Micrography developed within the Islamic cultural milieu in which the written word was frequently transformed into elaborate decorative patterns. This abstract ornamentation, emphasized in Islamic art, strongly influenced the artistic creations of the Jews living in many Near Eastern countries.

Want to see more? Check out Scarface, Alice in Wonderland, Reservoir Dogs, Mr Brightside (The Killers), Rage Against The Machine and more over here.

Book (pssst, for you Ms M’Liz!)

While this is a post for my gorgeous Ms M’Liz, to inspire her for her #101 on her 101 Things list (how much do I know you are going to *squee* over this!?!?!), I was really happy to have stumbled upon this gorgeous little initiative and thought I would share it with you all.

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Book is a project completed by four artists, two in Belfast, two in Brooklyn.  Over a period of 36 weeks, a sketchbook was sent between these four artists and each would add an artistic entry.  A small portion of each entry extends on to the following page, but other than this, there was no communication between the artists over this time.  The book travelled over 60,000 miles and is now the subject of a fantastic exhibition in Ireland.