Sunnyvale, CA-based artist Hoang Tran (previously featured here) continues to create so many awesome pop culture-based crayon sculptures that we can’t help but share some more. Last time we featured crayon sculptures of Adventure Time characters. Today we’re treated to carved and painted pieces from Doctor Who, Spirited away, Star Wars, Hellboy, The Sandman, and sweet little BMO (who was still a work in progress last time).
Visit Hoang’s Tumblr site, Wax Nostalgic, to check out many more crayon sculptures. He also has some available for purchase via his Etsy shop, CarvedCrayons.
Sorry, Mom, but playing with your food rocks. Especially if you do it with the imagination and exacting detail that French photographers Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle have poured into their series MINIMIAM.
Commercial food photographers by day, in their spare time the pair specializes in winsome tableaux that use food to tell a story. Their typical method is to have tiny plastic figurines used in model railroading interact with various foodstuffs in creative ways — a suburban husband mowing the hairy surface of a kiwi fruit, for example, or Alpinists scaling a puffy pastry.
“This scale is really interesting as it allows you to work in the very small,” Javelle tells Wired. “The size of the figurines is perfect for creating surprising scenes with very ordinary elements.”