Paint chip projects by Matthew Sporzynski | How About Orange

June 29, 2010

Paint chip projects by Matthew Sporzynski

A new issue of GD USA magazine, a free publication for the graphic design community, arrived the other day. On the cover was a paint chip ice cream cone by Matthew Sporzynski of Real Simple magazine fame. (See his paper sculptures for Real Simple right here.) These amazing paint chip creations are part of a Sherwin Williams ad campaign; view all the print ads here. I wonder if these are too awesome—Sherwin Williams might end up with a massive paint chip shortage as everybody rushes out and attempts their own creations. And by "everybody," I mean, um, me.

27 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Nancy said...

What great projects... I love to pick up paint chips to use as bookmarks...

Marisa said...

He is just amazing! I love his work. Thanks for sharing!

Marcia said...

I always joke about wanting that job...you know, the one where people make up the color names to go on the paint chips. I envision a room with a couple people sipping on wine and coming up with things like "All Day Cinama Pink"
Seriously, have you read those paint chips. It's amazing. Speaking of amazing, those objects made with paint chips are. Thanks for sharing.

Bek said...

That's so funny, just last night I was thinking that there would be a run on paint chip displays everywhere. (I saw the commercial on tv)

Anna said...

This is so cool!!!

Grandma G said...

Courtney saw the ice cream cone and said "Mmmmmmm!"

Mum

B said...

I have never swiped paint chips I had no intention of buying to create something cool. **shifty eyes**

Carmen said...

mmm and me!

live a colorful life said...

I think their TV ads are amazing. Paint chips are one of my favorite things. I framed a bunch of them and call it art...

Nicole said...

Those are gorgeous, I love every little detail on the ice cream cone.

Jane said...

It's a little odd, using paint chips for art. I've seen it in lots of things. I think it's cool! What I think is odd, paint chips are free, it's almost like stealing, yet it isn't! Cool work.

Lynne4444 said...

Very cool, and there goes all the orange ones!

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love the ice cream!

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izznit said...

So rad! I love it when things are repurposed... sort of.

Susan said...

I'd be happy if I could do something half as creative as that -- even a quarter as creative as that!

Sharon said...

i saw the sw ad recently and flipped...and yes, there are 100s of things to do with paint chips!

paige renee said...

These are great! And it's too funny because just last weekend I picked up tons of paint chips! I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but I just loved them so I couldn't stop picking them up!

bermudabluez said...

These things are amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Love the ice cream project!!

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Hooey said...

I'm just happy to see that someone else noticed the cool paint chip art! I use them for art projects at school and the stores I get them from are always so friendly. I thought maybe I was weird to think the paint chip art, so I'm glad to see how many others saw it too!

Christy Librizzi said...

I haven't seen any of the print ads yet, but the TV commercial is quite impressive, even my kids commented on how cool it was. Thanks, just what we need is another crafty project :)

paperseed said...

These really do kick butt - as do their matching commercials.

Katrina said...

Paint chips also make great mosaic edges for mirrors when combined with a little Modge Podge: http://letsmakethat.doodlekit.com/album/image/315073

bboutique said...

I was just showing my husband this cool ad in a magazine today. so clever!

Claire said...

Awesome!

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