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Jason Stanley digitally cleans up and enhances vintage patents from over the past 200 years, and turns them into stunning prints which we would love to hang on our walls. The patents, which he chooses to work on, run the gamut from those for common household items to action figures based on iconic movie characters.

The artist says that “his goal is to bring these inventions (that we have all grown to love and benefited from) back into everyday life in the form of art.” 

Jason Stanley is based in Bowling Green, Kentucky. You can buy over 300 prints in many color and size options at his Esty shop.

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Stella Im Hultberg – "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"

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Nimit Malavia – "Sometimes Slow to Heed Advice"

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Currently on view at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, “Moleskine Project IV” is the 4th edition of the annual group show co-curated by artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman. The show features a terrific and eclectic selection of artwork created on blank Moleskine sketchbooks by 70 artists from around the world.

The show will be on view until Saturday, April 25, 2015. You can also buy the original paintings and illustrations at the gallery’s online store.

Here are a few images of the artworks for your viewing pleasure.

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Joanne Nam – "Sisters"

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Andrew Hem – "Make It Rain"

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Travis Louie – "Curious Bump"

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Rodrigo Luff – "Undergrowth"

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Frank Gonzales – "Northern Flicker and Opuntia Bloom"

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Jeremy Mann – "Note in Green No.1, Nadia"

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Jessica Hess – "Detroit I"

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DALeast – "Defoliation U"

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Cascading over four stories and through glass, “Fall” is a large scale art installation created by artist Crystal Wagner (previously) The 60 feet tall piece, which is currently on display at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is made from table cloth used in birthday parties, chicken wire and screen prints. Wagner describes her piece as “a hybrid between the synthetic manmade materials that surround us and the natural landscapes that populate the earth.”

(via JazJaz Submissions)

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Crochet-artist extraordinaire Olek visually transformed one of the 184 homeless shelters which dot the Indian capital city of New Delhi, to raise awareness about the lives of the desperate people who live in them. 

Covering the entire 40 feet long and 8 feet high structure with crocheted yarn was a labor of love for the artist and a team of local volunteers, who toiled for seven days to put together the entire project. The NYC-based artist’s installation was part of the ‘Rain Basera’ project for St+Art Delhi 2015, a street art festival in New Delhi.

(All images by Pranav Mehta/St+ART Delhi 2015)

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Portland, Oregon-based artist and illustrator Ryan Berkley’s “Cinematic Fauna” series features five memorable critters from some of our favorite films and TV shows. Each 8” x 10” limited edition art print is priced at $20, and is limited to a run of only 50 each. All the prints come signed and numbered by the artist.

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This artwork depicting one of the most iconic scenes from Star Wars is part of the “Greatest Moments in Film History,” a brand new series of limited edition arts prints by artist Max Dalton.

The affordable, fine art giclee 8” x 10” prints are on sale in an open-edition format, which means that everyone who orders a print before the sale closing on Sunday night (March 22, 2015) is guaranteed a copy of it.

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The pages in the Moleskine diaries of London/Hong Kong-based illustrator Fran Giffard are unlike those owned by most people. Sure, they may contain the occasional jottings, recipes and even travel plans to lush, tropical locations – but these are something quite special. Giffard fills the blank spaces around her entries with bright and vivid illustrations of birds – both common as well as exotic. She uses aquarelle, gouache, and graphite pencil to recreate the brilliant plumages and sleek shapes of these winged beauties onto paper. As viewers, we are treated to a wonderful blend of great art with intimate peeks into the artist’s (unarguably charmed) life.

Giffard says that she has been captivated for a long time by the intricate beauty of natural illustrations. Over the past four years, this 2010 alumni of the Camberwell College of Art has been busy producing a huge body of ornithological-inspired artwork. Her drawings have been exhibited internationally, as well as in many locations in the UK.

From 10th March until 26th March, 2015, her upcoming show ‘All My Beautiful Boys‘ at Northcote Gallery, London, will feature select drawings from her various unbound diaries. Moleskine will also be exhibiting one of her drawings at their Covent Garden shop, King Street, London.

You can check out more of the artist’s work at her site, Tumblr and Facebook page.

More images after the jump.

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Miami-based artist Ivette Cabrera addresses issues of identity and female empowerment with her stunning illustrations.

Talking about her works, the artist expounds that in many cultures, the only way a woman can have power and importance is when she is born into a family which wields both. She adds that with the trappings of this power comes a symbolic headdress that signifies and emphasizes the status of that woman. Her aim is to show women that they all have that power on the inside, and make them aware that each “wears a crown or headdress of importance if she were only to be aware of herself.”

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Sculptor Kevin Titzer (previously featured here and here) was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, but moved to Quebec, Canada a few years ago. Though his works have been exhibited numerous times in the United States and Canada, ‘Hinterland’ – his ongoing show at the Galerie d’Art la Corniche – is his Quebec debut.

The theme of the show is about his experiences and adjustments moving from one country and it’s culture to another. Titzer says that there is a puppetry aesthetic that runs throughout the exhibit, and visitors were encouraged to play and interact with two functional ventriloquist dummies during the opening. Like most of his other sculptures, Titzer used carved wood, found objects and recycled materials to create them.

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French-sculptor Gille Monte Ruici makes his adorably-quaint robot sculptures using only metal parts salvaged from junk. He collects old tin cans, fire extinguishers, mechanical tools, toasters, kitchen utensils and many other objects, and later gives them a new lease of life by using them as body parts for his creations. The artist says that he gives each one of his unique robots a highly improbable backstory, which often happens to be a disreputable one!

The sculptor, on his creative process:

All the assemblies are done by screw or bolts. Metal and the sheet are ideal for this kind of fixings. I like the matter, easy to work, with particular reflections, patinated, and which, pickled well, is harmonized easily. In general, I don’t have any preconceived idea, I work only with “my visual instinct”. The shape of found equipment will be born, a trunk, a wild glance, a pair of arms… either the final vision is immediate, or the idea of the potential must matured and will emerge later on.

Ruici’s robots have been exhibited at the +Brauer Gallery and later at Intel’s “Geek So In #9” event, in Paris last year. You can visit his blog and Flickr galleries to see many more images of his robots (including ones showing them indulging in bad behavior). 

[via JazJaz Submissions]

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