Category Archives: +freak

Strange Faces Origami

Originally called “oreore-nai,” meaning “I can’t fold properly,” this easy origami kit comes with 15 square sheets of paper printed with photo images of cropped faces. When folded the sheets transform into bizarre kaleidoscopic versions of a face, as if a few people got together and went crazy with Apple’s Photobooth effects.

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[Via Cool Hunting]

New Horiyoshi III Article

Tokyo-based design site, PingMag, has a short but interesting article on Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III. In addition to some Irezumi 101 background, the article includes fun quotes on the difference between the hand-poked (tebori) method and machine tattooing–both used by Horiyoshi–and how he builds the tattoo work together with the client.

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[Via Needled]

Zhang Huan: Chinese Performance Art

One of the earliest and most influential icons of contemporary Chinese art, Zhang Huan, is best known for his performance piece in which he covered himself with honey and sat naked in front of a fetid public restroom outside of Beijing until he was completely covered in flies. Another popular work is his muscle suit made of meat—or muscle depending on how you look at it (click on image for enlarged view).

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[Via Cool Hunting]