Whimsical Portraits Painted on Salvaged Books From Library Trash

 
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Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey creates whimsical human and animal portraits on the spines and covers of discarded books picked up from the trash heaps of a library.

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Upcycled Beast Sculptures Made From Old Tires by Yong Ho Ji

 
 

Using shreds of old discarded tires, Korean artist Yong Ho Ji creates detailed sculptures of mythological beasts, human-animal hybrids, and various fearsome-looking creatures and animals. See more of his work over on his portfolio.

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Cloud-Shaped Pavilion Made From 53,780 Recycled Plastic Bottles

 
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Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm StudioKCA built this cloud-shaped pavilion using 53,780 recycled plastic bottles collected from throughout New York City – this equals the amount of bottles thrown away in NYC every hour. Called ‘Head in the Clouds‘, it was constructed with the assistance of more than 200 volunteers.

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Awesome Animated GIF Tweet From NASA Shows Earth As Seen From The International Space Station

 
 

NASA, who got excited about Twitter now supporting GIFs, tweeted this awesome animated GIF showing how the Earth looks from the International Space Station (ISS).

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Discarded Cigarette Packets Transformed into Miniature Football Jerseys

 
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UK-based artist Leo Fitzmaurice has created a collection of miniature football jerseys called ‘Post Match series‘ made from discarded cigarette packets collected from pavements around the world.

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Artist Uses Marine Debris to Make Giant Sculptures of Animals Affected by Marine Pollution

 
 

After being shocked by the sheer amount of marine debris that gets washed up on the shore, Oregon-based environmental artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi embarked on a project called ‘Washed Ashore‘. With the help of many volunteers and a dedicated staff, she collects trash from the beaches and uses them to construct large-scale, aesthetically pleasing sculptures of sea life that have become victims of marine pollution.

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