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The newest member of the Department of Stunning Shadow Art is a posthumous addition. Japanese artist and designer Shigeo Fukuda passed away in 2009, but in the 1980s he created a series of awesome assemblages that were carefully illuminated to case incredible shadows.

Pictured at the top of this post is a 1987 pieces entitled Lunch with a Helmet On. The sculpture is made of hundreds of metal knives, forks, and spoons. They look like a heap of scrap metal, but when illuminated from just the right angle, the shadow of a motorcycle appears on the floor, thus making sense of the whimsical title.

The colorful fish pictured beneath that is a 1988 pieces entitled Aquarium for Swimming Characters. Each hanging fish casts a shadow on the ground revealing its name in kanji characters.

Head over to Spoon & Tamago to learn more about the marvelous shadow art of Shigeo Fukuda.