The Beady Eyed Craftster is our mostly weekly round-up of shiny (mostly) art and craft related links from across the internets.
â€¢ First up, this London Underground Circuit Map by Yuri Suzuki has been doing the rounds on the internet this week. Itâ€™s not hard to see why; Harry Beckâ€™s original Tube map is rightly considered a design classic, and this reworking as a piece of electronics pulls out the similarity between the two sorts of topology. [Vis DesignBoom]
â€¢ Staying with transport, check this awesome steampunk octopod-styled vehicle; designed and 3D printed by Sean Charlesworth. Click through for more pictures; some of the details are amazing. 3D printing is getting to be a more and more interesting method of crafting. [Found via Make]
â€¢ Also via Make, a different kind of 3D printing: artist Hong Sungchul makes pictures/sculptures by printing onto strings then hanging them together. Itâ€™s a cool effect â€“ I wish I could find more details on exactly how it was done.
â€¢ Seguing from string to wool; take a look at this amazing needle-felted armoured bear by Etsy-seller Stevi T. Itâ€™s incredible work (with a price tag to match) â€“ I canâ€™t even imagine the amount of effort involved.
â€¢ Coincidentally thereâ€™s also a bear (of the non-armoured variety) in this gallery of images from artist Lorenzo Duran (over on Colossal). Whatâ€™s special about these images is that theyâ€™re formed by cutting shapes out of dried leaves â€“ that must take a very steady hand, but is a pretty cool idea.
â€¢ And finally, talking of ideas, cartoonist Grant Snider shows us â€˜How To Get Ideasâ€™ â€“ very useful for us crafters, though often I find that getting an idea isnâ€™t the hardest part, itâ€™s knowing what to do with it once youâ€™ve caught it!
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