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Little People – a Tiny Street Art Project

January 11th, 2011 by Bored Panda | No Comments | Filed in Design

Every human has his own unique story where one’s life seems to be the center of everything, and one’s problems seem to be the biggest on Earth. But have you ever thought  how small and invisible we are among those other 6.893 billion people who live in our world? Slinkachu is here to remind us this.

You’ve probably already seen these little guys more than once as the project started back in 2006, so we thought it’s high time to look at the best moments.  Just in case you didn’t know yet, Slinkachu is a talented artist based in London (a former art director) who now creates tiny scenarios in public places, then photographs and abandons them – to be discovered by no-doubt bemused passers-by.

“The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed,” says the artist.

Now it’s time to start scrolling down the list, and we hope they’ll make you think and smile.

Websites: slinkachu.com | little-people.blogspot.com

1. Background Noise

2. Local Authorities

3. Relics

4. The High Life

5. Glory

6. Lose Miligrams Today

7. High Expectations

8. Cash Machine

9. Small Victory

10. Life As We Know It

11. Spilt Milk

12. Pool

13. Wish You Were Here

14. Wet’n'Wild

15. Vigilante Justice

16. Accident

17. Pigeon Carnage

18. Company Car

19. Fly Attack

20. Close Shave

other

Little People – a Tiny Street Art Project originally appeared on Bored Panda on January 11, 2011.

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Tiny Sculptures On The Tip Of a Pencil

August 26th, 2010 by Bored Panda | No Comments | Filed in Design

Meet Dalton Ghetti, a 49 year old carpenter, who makes probably the tiniest sculptures in the world. It can sound unbelievable, but he manages to carve a highly detailed sculpture on the tip of a pencil from available graphite. Now living in Connecticut, USA, he has been doing these mind-blowing works for about 25 years.

“At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil” – says, Dalton, who is originally from Brazil.

All he needs is three basic tools – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. Dalton doesn’t even use a magnifying glass! While a standard figure will take several months to make, he has spent two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. [via demilked | 2 | 3 | 4]

Tiny Sculptures On The Tip Of a Pencil originally appeared on Bored Panda on August 26, 2010.

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