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Final Fiendish Findings?

Unauthorized Underground Brick Street Art If you can imagine the blending of the work of arguably the most famous street artist of all time with an iconic toy, you’ll start to get a sense of what Bricksy is all about. As you might have guessed from the title, Bricksy pays homage to Banksy, the mysterious […]

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Posted October 8, 2015 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Unauthorized Underground Brick Street Art

If you can imagine the blending of the work of arguably the most famous street artist of all time with an iconic toy, you’ll start to get a sense of what Bricksy is all about. As you might have guessed from the title, Bricksy pays homage to Banksy, the mysterious street artist whose work is both thought provoking and incredibly creative. Many of his most popular works are featured between the pages of this whimsical volume, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect.

Each page of Bricksy features a single piece by Banksy. The photo of his work is thumbnail-sized, in order to leave room for the author’s interpretation of it. Jeff Friesen, the creator of Bricksy, uses LEGO bricks to recreate and reimagine Banksy’s works, and it’s an unusual pairing that works much better than you’d think. Rather than trying to stick with a somber tone, Friesen uses the playful nature of the bricks to create a version of each piece that is whimsical and fun, while still maintaining enough of the essential nature of the piece to be recognizable.

Bricksy is a pairing that both LEGO fans and art aficionados can appreciate. Friesen’s creations are painstakingly created, containing lots of little details that draw the eye, and it’s interesting to see some of Bansky’s darker pieces re-imagined with a touch of whimsy. Though all of the LEGO creations are recognizable when paired with the original, many of them are simple enough to inspire less gifted LEGO artists to try their hands at a few masterpieces of their own.Bricksy is a unique coffee table book that is sure to inspire many conversations, and a great gift for LEGO fans and Banksy followers alike.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)