Tag Archives: grasshopper

Insect Fashion

  I haven’t been able to find out who was responsible for creating the giant insects for Uniqlo’s fashion advertisements announcing their new Uniqlo Undercover line by Jun Takahashi, but I am in love with them. Well, the insects, that … Continue reading

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Cyrus Tilton

As a semi-frequent attendee of the Oakland Art Murmur, an open-gallery art event that takes place every month, I have been lucky to be exposed to Cyrus Tilton’s works thanks to  Vessel Gallery.  Tilton’s sculptures are one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Anton Fell, Microscopic Milliner

On Saturday June 11, 2011, about 50 artists swarmed the public streets of San Francisco, hawking their wares carried in carts, in baskets, or on their backs. Some sold real items, others bartered or even exchanged intangible goods, like stories.  … Continue reading

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Will the FDA-Approved Chapuline Please Stand Up?

So apparently the SF Health Department has prohibited a local San Francisco restaurant from selling chapulines (Mexican grasshoppers) to the public, because the source was not FDA approved. This isn’t the bad news. I had no idea that I could … Continue reading

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Insect Ball

Biomorphic glass artist Alexis Berger sent me this lovely vintage illustration to cheer me up during my weekend of flu.  I love the attendees, especially the obscure eyed lantern bug in the foreground!

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The Insect Art of Laura Schlipf

Scratch some insect art and you find a swarm underneath. A found image of beautifully carved insect legs led me to the work of versatile artist Laura Schlipf.  Being a fan of insect legs as an art theme, I hunted … Continue reading

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Arthropod Ammunition

Lovely article about Tom Hardwidge’s ammunition-and-clockwork insect creations from a recycling blog. Not only are they beautiful, he has given them their own taxonomy! Adding scientific names to anything always strikes a chord with me, so here are some of … Continue reading

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