The Beady Eyed Craftster is our occa­sional round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the inter­nets. This week it’s rather heavy on the ‘art’ side of things, rather than the ‘craft’ side – sorry about that, but the beady eye falls where it will.

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• Here’s a inter­est­ing form for an art exhib­i­tion to take: a free news­pa­per. Artist Steve Wilkins has sketched people on his daily com­mute for over 10 years, and has now had his sketches prin­ted in news­pa­per format. Some of the sketches look excel­lent – why not check out the blog?

• It used to be that being able to see the pixels in an art­work was a sign of poor Photoshop skills, but –hap­pily– the retro design trend of recent years has made pixels quite the thing. I par­tic­u­lar like it when pixels creep into real-life objects, and Design Milk brings up a great round-up of such designs.

• Hungry? How about a knit­ted canapé? Check out Kate Jenkins’ excel­lent knit­ted and cro­cheted food­stuffs over at the Guardian.

• Every painter has a favour­ite medium, I like acrylics, for example, but I’ve tried water­col­ours, oils, pas­tels, etc. One I haven’t tried, how­ever, is gun­powder. The world renowned Cai Guo-Qiang has; and Boing Boing brings us a won­der­ful behind-the-scenes look at what goes into pro­du­cing such explos­ive art­work, from the point of view of a volun­teer assistant.

• Design-your-own-fabric site Spoonflower held a squid themed fab­ric com­pet­i­tion: the win­ners are pretty groovy – why not take a look?

• What’s cooler that an intric­ate piece of ori­gami? How about stop-motion video of those pieces assem­bling / dis­as­sembling them­selves – found via the bril­liant Colossal.

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