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Aluminum Canister Art

The Macaon Beer and Soda Can Artwork Recycles Troublesome Containers

— October 9, 2012 — Art & Design
Japanese artist Macaon takes the empty cans from thirst-quenching alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and turns them into masterpieces of beer and soda can artwork.

The art pieces show off the canisters of popular brand name drinks like Yebisu or Fanta soda turned into perched birds of various colors or Pokemon from the popular Japanese pocket monster series. The cans are taken apart and folded like origami paper to form the bodies of the various characters. More than one empty container is often combined to give detail and personality to the mini structures.

The beer and soda can artwork is a good way to recycle empty drink holders without having to worry about sorting them into the correct blue bins.
Trend Themes
1. Recycled Art - Exploring the trend of transforming waste materials into artistic creations, offering opportunities to repurpose and add value to discarded items.
2. Upcycling - Embracing the trend of reusing objects to create new and improved products, presenting opportunities to innovate through creative repurposing.
3. Origami-inspired Art - Embracing the trend of using origami techniques in artwork, providing opportunities to fuse traditional paper folding with modern materials and forms.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - An industry that can benefit from incorporating recycled materials and upcycling techniques into artistic creations, offering unique and sustainable products.
2. Beverage Packaging - An industry that can explore innovative ways to make their packaging more visually appealing and environmentally friendly, by collaborating with artists and implementing creative recycling strategies.
3. Waste Management - An industry that can develop more efficient and sustainable solutions for managing and treating recyclable materials, aligning with the growing demand for eco-friendly practices.
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