Art is a very subjective and personal thing. While some of us enjoy traditional paintings such as those by the classic renaissance artists, others prefer a modern style from the likes of Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin.
I think however, we can all agree that the following art pieces made from every day stationery products are seriously cool!
Push Pin Portraits
These amazing portraits are made not with paint or any standard medium – but made entirely from different coloured push pins. Check out some of the work from Eric Daigh, who gained recognition in the late 2000’s with his incredibly detailed push pin mosaic portraits. Click on each photograph for a larger image.
Pencil Lead Carvings
These incredibly intricate sculptures are carved from the graphite in pencils by artist Dalton Ghetti. The level of detail is astounding – some of these take over two years of work to complete using nothing but a sewing needle, a razor blade and a sculpting knife! Click the images for larger versions.
Post-it Note Art
Post-it Notes are a useful item for leaving by your phone for writing memos and reminders. How about using them to create some bright artwork that has a very funky pixel art style to it? These examples found around the web are a fun way to brighten up your office, no matter where you work! Click for full size photos.
Origami as we all know is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, all made using a single sheet of square paper. I’m sure you’ve seen the standard cranes, swallows and flowers, but what happens when origami gets a healthy dose of extravagance? Check out these incredibly complex examples scoured from around the web.
Paperclips are probably the least exciting of all stationery products, but some entrepreneurial artists have made even the humble paperclip into exciting artwork! The time and dedication to create something like these examples of paperclip sculptures is something we can all appreciate.
Have you seen any other incredible art made from everyday stationery products like these? Have you ever made anything yourself to rival these amazing creations?
If you are feeling the urge to explore your creative side in the office, make sure you place an order for an extra large box of paperclips next time!