Friday, September 10, 2010

Crappy Creative Reuse: Part Deux




We love miniatures, dioramas, and creative reuse projects of the scatological variety, so naturally, we love this toilet paper roll series from Parisian artist Anastassia Elias. We're almost inspired to try our hand at one, but this little reminder of our creative shortcomings reminds us that our time is probably better spent writing and planning next week's lecture on gender in American postwar television.

Pro Tip: Photography was invented a full 40 years before toilet paper. Bananas, right!?!

11 comments:

enmicabeza-ilustracion said...

:)

AnastasiaC said...

these are brilliant! very clever indeed!

Vintage Seen said...

i think you should have a competition, everyone sends in their best artistic attempt at a toilet roll!

Calamity Jem said...

Wow, who would have thought such beauty could be derived from ye olde humble toilet roll!
I once did a stint as a teachers assistant at a playschool and once a week we would make fantasy models using empty cartons, toilet rolls & suchlike but I can safely say that I never quite managed to make anything as fabulously artistic as this ;)
...xXx

Jean Jean Vintage said...

I think you might have to invest in a very expensive, very sharp, crafy cutting instrument to pull that off!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Those are amazing! Love the way they're photographed with different lighting for a totally different effect.

I am not kidding--I really wish I could audit your course. Loved my mass media classes in college, and would love to go back and take more of them (and history and politics) just for fun. Meaning, not having to write any papers. Let me know if your lectures are ever on the internet. Or I'll drop in next time I'm in CA (I'll be the vintage-wearing 40-something in the back row!). xo

Victoria said...

These are great, love them!Need to share with my friends and family, they'll love them too.

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

That pro tip at the end scares me.

Huzzah! Vintage said...

I'd love to have you audit my course, K! It would be great to have someone in the audience who 'got' my pre-1992 pop culture references.

luluvillage said...

OMG, that is so cool!!

alexkeller said...

that other little creative experiment is still all my fault. and i'm the old lady here, so i think i get most of your 'old' references :)