Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki transforms rolls of duct tape into complicated topographical maps and stray threads into tiny, astonishingly intricate sculptures. Carnival rides that might just be big enough for a flea emerge from sheets and towels while itty-bitty electrical towers rise up out of toothbrush bristles.

Visit Colossal to view more of Takahiro Iwasaki’s awesome artwork.

Topographical Map of the Moon centering on the south pole

Colors represent altitude:

  • purple (over 9,000 metres below surface level),
  • blue (3,000 below),
  • green (zero altitude),
  • yellow (2,000 metres above surface level),
  • orange (4,000 metres above)
  • red (8,200 metres above).

A massive impact crater known as South Pole - Aitken basin is seen here as the purple and dark blue patch just below the south pole and is 2,500 kilometers in diameter.

Picture: SPL / Barcroft Media (via X )


Instead of letting time and bugs eat away at old books Guy Laramee creates art in unexpected places by carving landscapes right into the pages. As if by magic, his literary sculptures masterfully turn dense, dusty pages into mountains, caves, hills, fields and monuments.

According to Laramee, it can take anywhere from three days to three months to complete a topographical carving. He uses an array of tools from chainsaw blades to brushes and hand tools. He is no bored librarian with a secret unconventional hobby, this artist has an impressive background in theater writing, directing, contemporary music composition, sculpture, installation and more.

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Earth’s Largest Impact Craters Poster by Nicholas Weltyk

Three 15” x 20” x 1” posters commemorating the largest impact craters on Earth. Each poster is constructed from ten layers of museum board. The posters display accurate topographic features as well as supplementary data for each structure.

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