5,500 Soldiers Make A Portrait

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 01, 2012
Made In China is a time-intensive piece created by Joe Black that compiles over 5,500 toy soliders of multiple colors into one coherent portrait. The piece depicts a portrait of Chinese soldier taken by Robert Capa that was a cover of LIFE magazine in 1938.

3.2 Million Dots, One Portrait

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 06, 2011
This is a portrait of my father, and it only took 3.2 million dots to complete it. So is the work of Miguel Endara, who used several different Micron pens to recreate a portrait of his father that was made on a photocopier. The video that goes with the portrait only took 210 hours to complete. Only.

George Washington and other Bottle Cap Portraits by Molly Bright

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 03, 2011
Some people drink soda, others collect bottlecaps, and Molly Bright takes her bottlecaps and creates George Washingtons from them. Bright is a bottlecap portrait artist, forming and transforming everyday bottlecaps into Washington, Chuck Close, and the Statue of Liberty amongst others.

Self-Dissections by Danny Quirk

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 21, 2011
Just like the some of the great works of Fernando Vincente that we showed on the site last week, we really love the anatomical self-dissection series by Massachusetts-based Danny Quirk. The realism in these is perhaps the most striking feature.

Pill Portraits of Celebrities by Jason Mecier

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 20, 2011
Perhaps not in the best taste but well-constructed, here are some of Jason Mecier's pill portraits, portraits created of celebrities with the materials being various pharmaceutical pills. We showed Mecier's Red Vine portraits last week, but these perhaps are a little more controversial in subject matter.

Doodles to Make a Portrait by Sagaki Keita

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 12, 2011
We have shown the work of Sagaki Keita before, but his new series of doodles organized to create one large portrait are truly incredible. You have to look at the details to really understand how these images are constructed. He has done 12 of these this year, which seems quite impressive because these appear to take some kind of time to finish.

Red Vine Portraits by Jason Mecier

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 09, 2011
If you are someone who is into the movies, as Jason Mecier clearly is, then you can appreciate the idea of licorice while at the theatre. And then if you like licorice, then you might as well make portraits of famous film icons out of licorice.

Time Travel with William P. Immer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 01, 2011
We are getting a kick out of these paintings by William P. Immer, where he takes classic portraits of famed people of nobility and political power, and adds a contemporary element or three to each piece. Benjamin Franklin, for instance, gets a Breathe-Right strip upon his nose. Funny, imaginative work.

3750 Apples, One Portrait of Steve Jobs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This was bound to come to fruition... get it? Someone was going to make a portrait of the late-Steve Jobs out of Apples. And it was going to be released on the Internet right around the time Job's biography was going to hit stores. We live in the digital age, this is exactly what has to happen in regards to Jobs, Apple, and 3,750 apples.

Damien Cuypers' Two Minute Portraits for Frieze Art Fair

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In the spirit of London's Frieze Art Fair, which attracts artists and art dealers from around the world, Nowness requested that illustrator/artist Damien Cuypers do a series of two-minute drawings of the key players at the event. Cuypers' developed this quick, lively method while drawing with crayons at bars, trying to capture a likeness as quickly as possible.
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