recycled train ticket art masterpieces

posted by the scholar on October 5th, 2007
filed under: art, paper

look at this marvelous piece of art. this pixelated rendition of the mona lisa is one of four classic paintings that are currently on exhibit through october 16 at takashimaya in osaka. the reproductions are made from 320,000 used tickets from the local nankai namba train station. nearly 300 employees worked for three months on their breaks and free time to create these amazing works.

takashimaya_mona_lisa

if you are not familiar with takashimaya, it is a serenely fabulous (the tea room!) japanese department store, found internationally and on 5th avenue between 54th and 55th in manhattan.

via pink tentacle


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2 Responses to “recycled train ticket art masterpieces”

  1. sosser Says:

    awe-inspiring as a finished work, but the story of the process makes it even better!

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    i know — i love the story and i love telling stories like this one. it is inspiring and mind boggling at the same time!

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