Wednesday, 10 March 2010

cv - someone else's miniature worlds

Why, hello there. Long time, no corner view.
(Okay, I exaggerate. Just a couple of weeks, which, actually, is how it works out best for me. On a fortnightly basis.)

I find this week's theme, miniature worlds, soopa doopa, I have to say. It was chosen by this Missy here and I cannot wait to see what people have come up with.
More here, at Jane's. But, you know the drill...


Right, down to business.
I've been following this guy for a while and I totally adore his work (on the right, on my list of links.) Most of his stories bring a smile to my face, certain ones make me really giggle while, some others are a tad darker, moodier and twisted. However, all in all, I always enjoy them.
They used to be set mostly in London, but these little people have been travelling a bit of lately.
I stumbled into his book being a recommended "read" in a bookshop in my neighbourhood yesterday. That confirmed that rather than wrecking my brains trying to be creative for this cv, I just had to showcase Slinkachu's miniature world here. (Not that he needs showcasing, but hey, you know what I mean.)
So, little people, a tiny street art project, it is.





















Those are some of my faves. The last one's "dreary" Barcelona. Ha!

52 comments:

  1. love! love! love! thank you my dear!

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  2. Génial ! I love that ! Creative, funny Thanks for this nice post !

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  3. ohw! ik heb zo een fotoboekje! zooow grappig en cool!

    fijne dag ninja!

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  4. Brilliant. I just got lost in his world of little people. The first installation you chose - what brings us together and what keeps us apart - was set up in this country (along with the coke can one which is probably my favorite - you are here is not bad either ... I think I'll just have to check out all of the installations!)

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  5. Love their work, the balcony, the clothes hanging outside...it's amazing, meticulous and well done! And so poetic!

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  6. I'm at the beginning of "invisible" and only an idea : finish it !!! I read all the books by Auster and felt the same for every book !

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  7. francesca: I know, the Italian ones are super.
    ötli: I know, he's The Man, isn't he? :) will get "invisible" soon. yeah.

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  8. Me encanta. Ya me dijiste de él hace tiempo...son increibles.jajaja...que pequeños somos y cuanto más pequeños podemos convertirnos.

    Si es que cuando tengo demasiado curro, el cerebro se desdobla y me sale la vena poética, jajajaja

    Ibabe

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  9. those are amazing! thank you.

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  10. It's sooooo cute! thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh good god, these are great! Love it!!!! The little clothes hanging. what a mind this fellow has. Can't wait to see more of his work!

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  12. yesyesyes you Ninja those are fab!

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  13. oh, how cool! i went to the blog and saw a great picture of the pope (i think!) with a giant coke can (well, giant to him!) thanks for sharing!! love it -

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  14. Fabulous ... my favorite is the cloth line !!

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  15. boaaahhh!!! GREAT JOB!!! love all the pics...
    p.s.: ... yes... i am... ;-)

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  16. A wonderful idea and very cute!! xo

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  17. jaaa! hier hou ik van ..fantastisch..

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  18. i love every single tiny bit of it!

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  19. Oh what a perfect "miniature world". Perfect and my favorite is of course the first one. Of the miniature ninja:)

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  20. Amazing! Really brilliant! (and thanks for your kind comment). Besos!

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  21. This is simply awesome and fascinating!

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  22. Ok "missy" when you do a CV you do it well! This is great and I have to see more - such a wonderful idea...thanks for sharing this!

    I was totally and completely stumped with this cv - I'll be back next week :^)

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  23. :O!!!
    Love this! Perhaps they could come my Wee Citee?
    We could have a party!
    xo
    Andrea

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  24. Hey La Ninja!! If you like that...have a look at this amazing man: Willard Wigan at http://www.willard-wigan.com Do yourself a huge favour and copy that link, paste it and let me know.
    Verdorie...waarom heb ik Willard niet zelf gebruikt voor mijn CV van vandaag -lol-, maar wel echt baaaaalen. I realized it after reading this post here. I Love Barcelona!!!

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  25. okay. stop the accolades, the platitudes. this is not the bloody oscars and la ninja will not tolerate that sort of behaviour.

    hey, ct, I've checked it out and it is indeed pretty impressive and miniature doesn't even start to describe wigan's work, man. it's proper microscopic sculpture. bijna eng, zelfs.

    however, what I like about slinkachu's work is the street bit of it, making his little people live in real street scenes and the stories you start imagining in your head (you know, those stories in my head, together with all those voices I'm already regularly hearing and, hey presto, it's like bloody bollywood in there! :)

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  26. oh geez I just love love love this .... I wish I were that small ... like that old tv show where the family got shrunk

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  27. oi dat is heeeeel erg wauw!

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  28. buenísimo!!! i love this post!!! thanks for make me smile (at office)!

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  29. i love those little people, so little, so poetic...

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  30. looooooooove. just love. so great.

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  31. So great - I found myself getting closer and closer to the screen to see more!

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  32. That's so cool! When you think about it, we're just like them when you look at us next to the hugeness of outer space.

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  33. This reminds me of a story about when aliens from another planet landed on earth, but somebody trod on them, so nobody noticed. There is no scale in infinity.

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  34. I just have to give you that, ian: you deliver the best one liners preceded by the most impressive nonchalance.

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  35. oh these are super super cool.
    I love the grafitti one.
    thanks for sharing.

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  36. Those pictures are so much fun!

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  37. hi ninja-
    it is a small world, isn't it (I had to say it, someone must have already this c.v.!!)
    love your miniature discoveries.
    we used to play with little people as kids at my grandparents house...

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  38. I love the teeny tiny laundry. Mine is a lot heavier. Sigh.

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  39. oh my goodness, he's done such cool work! perfect idea for this week's theme. sehr coolio

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  40. i love this! you have made me a fan!!!

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  41. How awesome is this!! Absolutely LOVE!! I also LOVE your grey cloud idea for the raindrops! Get on that pronto, Ninja gal!

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  42. really great job!
    street art as I like :)

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  43. You always have a way to pull me out of my bear cave. ;)Love the way that man thinks....he must be fun to be around.
    Have a wonderful weekend, miss Ninja and thanks for a good laugh

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  44. wow
    you did a fantastic post!! these pics are so beautiful. i really love the little people!!!
    my favorites are the people on the balcony with all those clothes.

    ps. thank's for the tip, i'm still having problem to post do you believe it?

    happy weekend!!!!!!

    :)

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  45. This is Great!! I love this book... but havn't been able to find it for the CV! Thanks!!

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