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eBoy pixorama of Miami International Airport

eBoyMIA pixorama - courtesy Miami Int'l Airport

eBoyMIA pixorama – courtesy Miami Int’l Airport

The Berlin-born pixel artist collective known as eBoy is known for their all-pixel creations, including incredibly-detailed ‘pixoramas’ of Tokyo, Paris, Rio and many other cities.

Now they’ve given Miami International Airport the treatment.

At 6 feet by 9 feet, the detailed pixorama of MIA airport is the group’s largest such work to date and, lucky for us, it’s on display at MIA’s Central Terminal E for the foreseeable future.

The artwork was created through a partnership between Mars Design Miami and the eBoy collective and the team has made posters and print copies of the work available for purchase.

Here’s a link to great short video about the eBoy group, their work and their collaborative process, courtesy of the Verge.

 

Fresh art at John Wayne Airport

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Wonder Slim by George James, courtesy Fullerton College

The new art exhibit at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California shares some ‘hidden treasures’ plucked from the art collections of five Orange County colleges and universities and is on display through August 2015 in the Vi Smith Gallery across from Gates 18-21.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Ed Ruscha - art book. Courtesy University of California, Irvine

Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Ed Ruscha – art book. Courtesy University of California, Irvine

The airport’s art program presents intriguing, museum-quality exhibits on a regular basis. Also on exhibit now (through April 2015) are whimsical paintings by Costa Mesa artist Cheryl Bookout –

The Fish in her Party Dress - Cheryl Bookout

The Fish in her Party Dress – Cheryl Bookout

And – always there: Flight of Ideas. This wonderful, large scale three-dimensional sculpture above the baggage carousels in Terminal C is made up of 21 aluminum birds with wing spans up to 14 feet by Beth Nyback. Look closely next time you’re there: the wings of the birds display enlarged portions of multi-colored aeronautical charts.

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Steampunk exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

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Diana Given, Personal Chronoaetheric Device (PCD Wrist Sleeve), Courtesy PHX Airport

A new exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) features six display cases filled with steampunk creations that combine science fiction, history and art.

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Chris Kurtz & Tim Holt, Gentleman’s Hat with Protective Goggles

On display are about 50 different objects, including “period-looking costumes complete with top hats or bustles, and fanciful gadgets created from random bits and bobs” as well as a navigator outfit for an airship equipped with a windsock, compass and a hand-crafted leather backpack.

Sound intriguing? Steampunk: An Exquisite Adventure is on display through May 10, 2015 on Level 2 of Terminal 3 at PHX Airport.

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Sculptures made of Starbucks cups at JFK Airport

Carnival Float sculpture made of Starbucks cups by Francesca Signori. Courtesy Delta AIr Lines

As part of Delta Air Lines’ announcement that it will now be serving Starbucks coffee on board its airplanes, the airline commissioned artists in London, New York and Sao Paulo to create sculptures using Starbucks cups.

Look for the cup sculptures, which depict Big Ben in London, Tokyo’s Sensoji Temple in the historic district of Asakusa and a carnival float in São Paulo, Brazil in Terminal 4 at New York’s-JFK International Airport.

Delta Cup Contest

London’s Big Ben, by Shotopop artists Carin Standford and Michael Crozier – made of Starbucks cups. Courtesy Delta Air Lines

Tokyo’s Sensoji Temple – made of Starbucks cups, by Jeff Nishinaka. Courtesy Delta Air Lines

 

Art made from the roof of Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport

Here’s a great – and rare – way to get a work of art made from a piece of an airport.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is offering limited edition prints made of reclaimed copper from the airport’s historic Terminal 1 roof.

This one is my favorite:

Lambert roof art

Three St. Louis presses – The Firecracker Press, Pele Prints and Yellow Bear – were commissioned to developed imagery inspired by Lambert and the nostalgia of travel. They used woodcuts, etching, and chine-colle to alter copper tiles set aside during the 2014 replacement of the terminal’s original copper roof, which dated back to 1956.

Artist Amanda Verbeck of Pele Prints used the copper plate to incorporate flight paths onto colorful paper airplanes for “Take Fight.”

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Gina Alvarez of Yellow Bear used the copper to produce clouds connected by aviation navigation paths in “I Remember When.”

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The Firecracker Press used both copper and woodcuts to create the image up top of a couple taking off on vacation at Lambert in “The Honeymoon.”

Want one?

The prints are for sale via the Lambert Airport Art shop on Etsy

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