Ususally I'm wary when I hear about projects done in sharpie or duct tape. There are a lot of people doing really cool things with both materials, but there are also a lot of people making complete crap out of both materials.
This guy, I must say, has done a real classy job with black sharpie.
"When Charlie Kratzer started on the basement art project in his south Lexington home, he was surrounded by walls painted a classic cream. Ten dollars of Magic Marker and Sharpie later, the place was black and cream and drawn all over. . .
Says Kratzer, 53, the associate general counsel for Lexmark: "People are amazed that with something as simple and inexpensive as a Sharpie, you can decorate a whole basement."
How did this Sharpie world start? With a single swipe of the marker.
Kratzer started mid-wall, with the Salon by Picasso. Then he thought, well, taking a design out to the edge of the wall wouldn't be overwhelming.
Then the rest of the basement flared off that first wall."
Check out the rest of the really cool article, and the cool rotating photograph showing all 360 degrees of his sharpie-done basement.
New York-based Sherwood Forlee came up with a lunch bag that will stop would-be lunch thieves dead in their tracks. How? By printing "mold" onto a ziploc bag. The printed mold (ink) would deter anyone from trying to swipe your delicious lunch.
(From an art standpoint, this is a really cool idea, although it might lack some of the kick that leaving a sandwich baited with something nasty in it for your lunch thief to find does.)
Jeremy Mayer makes sculptures from old typewriter parts, like this reclining lady.
"I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly.
I'm very interested in assembly, particularly in nature. I pay very close attention to the strong current in science and technology flowing inexorably toward an emulation of natural systems. Over the years I've been watching the advances in molecular engineering and biotechnology with giddy anticipation and also with a faint ping of trepidation. I love the sciences and science fiction, and both disciplines often stress the importance of considering the ramifications of implementing new technologies. These interests figure greatly into my sculpture and drawings. "