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Jens%20Hesse_sat30_the%20solution_2011_70x96German-born, Antwerp-based artist Jens Hesse is one of a kind. These beautiful images are not a result of poor satellite reception buggering up your telly screen, no sir. Replacing traditional canvas for corduroy, Hesse makes the most of those narrow vertical ridges within the fabric, distorting his portraits. To me they look like something you’d see out of a rain-smeared window; I want to wipe away the water to see clearly the story playing out before me.

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I can imagine that as a kid Florent Tanet would’ve been the one at the end of the table building forts with his peas. I’m glad that even as an adult he hasn’t stopped playing with his veggies, because his collection of images (entitled La Grande Epicerie de Paris, or The Great Grocery of Paris) are just lovely.

(Via wolfeyebrows.)

I missed out on my usual mind-bending Monday post this week, so how about a totally trippy Tuesday tidbit for you to enjoy? These incredible pieces from Benjamin Shine are made from one single piece of tulle, ironed and creased into place to make perfectly detailed portraits. Incredible. Thanks to M for the tip!

Via Design Milk.