Category: Salute to Originals

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Iconic Meets Korean in New Tattoo Styles

    Introducing two or more styles together to create something entirely new and mesmerizing? Yes, we know that concept well here at GPI Design! That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to South Korean artist Pitta Kkm, who has blended elements of various iconic images and styles with traditional Korean art techniques to form some seriously […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Fluid Art

    If you couldn’t tell from looking at our portfolio, stone is one surface very close to our hearts. The colors, the textures, the patterns – all so different and all so beautiful. Its one material that is really a work of art in and of itself, and one that is nearly impossible to replicate. So […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Decorative Metal Animals

    Animals are not strangers to being the subjects of artwork throughout history, but it’s rare that we see those in a fragile state depicted by a harsher medium. Today we’re introducing you to a Japanese artist who builds creatures like birds, potbelly pigs, and smaller primates out of metal – but he still manages to […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: A Fallen Redwood Tree

    Some of the most creative artists have taken what are considered ‘useless’ items and transformed them into art with a purpose, bringing a whole new perspective to the viewer. In the case of one artist, he took a fallen, dead Redwood tree and carved it into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wood sculpture full of new life. […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Zeitz Museum

    Isn’t ironic how some of the best artwork is the architecture that houses art? Yes, we’re talking about museums! But not just any museum; The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, to be exact, which has taken on a pretty “tubular” new shape. Heatherwick Studio transformed Capetown’s tallest building into the Zeitz MOCAA, which holds […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Surreal Books and Lamps

    ‘The Great Outdoors’ sounds perfect when we consider all the hiking, campfires, and solitude that comes along with it. But when night falls, well… that’s a bit scarier and unpredictable. Especially if you were wandering around in the remote areas of Norway’s forest in the dark. Luckily, Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen has a solution for […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Urban Geodes

    We love when art is “hidden” in the most obvious of places! Like big-time Los Angeles, for example. Today we’re introducing you to an artist who creates something new and bold out of the old and decrepit; by placing colorful art designs in cracks and crevices of crumbling buildings, artist Paige Smith is really brightening […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Turtle Ecosystems

    Let’s talk about turtles. They’re reptiles because they can live both in water and on land. They have hard shells for protection. They’re slow, cute, and fun to watch. And they are part of a much larger ecosystem – until now at least. Oregon-based artist Lisa Ericson has re-imagined turtles to have their very own […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Piñata Sculptures

    Piñatas: fun, candy-filled papier-mâché creations just waiting to be smashed with a bat at a child’s birthday party. That’s what you think of when you hear ‘piñata’ too, right? Well, artist Robert Benavidez’s has something totally different in mind when it comes to piñatas. And trust us, you won’t want to smash these! Known for his […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Ego Erectus

    Art often has the ability to transform what is old, dying, or dead. Art can give new life and perspectives to people, objects, or in this case, architecture. A deteriorating abandoned German Bank in Berlin has been repurposed as a gallery, now known as The Haus, featuring 165 artists with their work on display. We […]

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