A Blast From The Past: Episode 14

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A collection of interesting articles that you may have missed, pulled out from Amusing Planet’s past archives.

Beautiful Adhesive Tape Art by Mark Khaisman

Ukrainian born mixed media artist Mark Khaisman uses translucent packing tape on Plexiglas panels with a light source behind to create incredible images that have the shadow and depth of large scale paintings. Khaisman uses several layers of tape to give the pieces contrast and thinner stripes of tape to achieve smaller “brush strokes” and utilizes the natural crinkles to create subtle texture as needed. The artist achieves even complex features in the faces of his characters, as can be seen from this image gallery.

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Miniature World Heritage Buildings at Tobu World Square

If you have a dream to travel the world, but have a budget to visit one country, choose Japan and visit the Tobu World Square in Nikko. This theme park contains over a hundred 1:25 scale models of famous buildings designated as World Cultural and Heritage Sites by the UNESCO and other important landmarks, complete with 140,000 1:25 scale miniature people. As incredible as it may sound, no two of the 140,000 miniature residents at Tobu World Square looks alike! The park also has 20,000 real bonsai trees.

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Burton-on-the-Water River Football Match

Every year, during this time, the usually peacefully trickling River Windrush is invaded by two boisterous teams of local players, battling it out for victory in the annual Bourton-in-the-Water Football in the River match. Hundreds of spectators gather around the grassy river banks to watch the teams fight it out among themselves, in a tradition that is over 100 years old.

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Ultra Realistic Wood Sculptures by Randall Rosenthal

Randall Rosenthal is an amazing artist who creates incredible wooden sculptures. His wood creations are so realistic and so detailed that it is very easy to be mistaken. Look at this image below. It’s not paper.

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Scott Wade Turns Dusty Car Windows Into Work of Art

Most people can’t resist when they see a dirty unwashed car window and end up scrawling funny figures or clever messages like “wash me”. But one artist in San Marcos, Texas is elevating these dust-covered canvases to the level of high art.

Scott Wade uses filthy car windows as canvases to create incredible but temporary masterpieces. He could spend up to four hours perfecting his dirt drawings but one heavy downpour is enough to destroy his hard work.

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