Mike and Maaike Recreate Famous Jewels on Leather
By: Jeremy Gutsche -
Published: Jun 19, 2007
Updated: Jun 8 2011
• References: mikeandmaaike
Looking to buy the hope diamond, but not interested in the curse? In that case, you may want to buy pixelated recreations of famous jewelry. Mike and Maaike are designers who doctor stolen google images of famous jewels, which they imprint onto leather. They explain, "With the expense and intricacy of the jewels stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted."
Implications - Pixelated art is growing in popularity on account of the digital movement the world has and is continuing to experience. These art works can take many forms from jewelry to wall decor and will reflect a drive towards unique designs that are inspired by relevant world events and cultural phenomenons.