Abraham Lincoln has been an inspiration since his untimely death in 1865, with politicians invoking him and his deeds for comparison, and artists using him as a source of inspiration as well.
Sculptor Mark Nathan Stafford has created a delightful teapot in the form of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy from Star Trek. Plug his noodle full of leaves, let him steep, and then proceed to tilt and pour some brew out of his left ear. Yum.
Drawing on clothing design as inspiration, Japanese-born artist Lun*na Menoh’s playful creations subtly reveal sobering themes of alienation, loss, and decay.
Paul Frank, Tim Biskup, and Ron English are among the 100 artists and designers who customized replicas of the Darth Vader helmet for The Vader Project, transforming the mask of the menacing villain into individual works of art.