100 Life-Size Cardboard Monkeys

Though cardboard sculptor and woodcutter James Grashow recently made headlines for his impressive sculptural installation called “Corrugated Fountain,” looking through his website I couldn’t help but want to share “The Great Monkey Project” instead. Back in 2008, Grashow created 100 life-size monkeys out of cardboard and then hung them at the San Jose Museum of Art’s lobby. As he says, "The more monkeys you have, the more the space between them starts to jump. The ceiling becomes an abstract painting." Don’t they just make you want to smile?






James Grashow’s website






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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