Crafty Art: Kyle Bean's Drinking Straw Tube Map
Sometimes, craft does not need to be functional. It need only be amazing.
It is in that spirit that I tip you off to this colorful Tube map sculpture by British illustrator Kyle Bean. The man loves making things. And if there's potential for a pun - like a Tube map made of, well, miniature tubes, or a chicken made of eggshells - all the better.
But what does it mean? Perhaps as we gear up for the madness of the Olympics, it's a good time to contemplate a ingenious, colorful image of the city, and remember that living in London can be as full of fun as this re-imagined map.
Kyle's art appears in worthy print publications like the New York Times, the FT Weekend Magazine and Nature - and if you love crafty sculpture, you'll love his artwork. Since graduating from the University of Brighton in 2009, he's been getting hands-on with all kinds of wonderful materials - and providing inspiration for all of us. Check out his portfolio for more eye-popping projects.
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