Famous People and Pop Culture Characters Made From Peanuts

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Steve Casino is a ‘painter of nuts.’ And, rather than squandering his talent on walnut landscapes or abstract cashews, Casino puts it to use creating celebrity peanuts.

Casino hand-paints anyone from Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, and Hulk… recreating the subject’s likeness to perfection, while adding equally disproportionate limbs. So much better then tacky walnuts.

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[link, via The Awesomer]

Tiny Landscape Paintings of Istanbul on Food

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Artist Hasan Kale, who we’ve covered previously, paints tiny landscapes of his native Istanbul on small objects. Although beautiful and worthy of any tiny museum, the works are not long for this world, as most of Hasan’s canvases have a short shelf life.

Suggestion… Istanbul on Twinkies. Those’ll last.

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[link, via Colossal]

Spaghetti Medusa Might Turn Your Dinner Guests To Stone

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Want to scare the daylights out of a few dinner guests and/or turn them to stone? The Medusa Plate is the work of artist Vik Muniz, who often works in the medium of spilled food.

This particular plate, offered at the MOMA Store, has Spaghetti Medusa printed right on it, so you’ll never be able to wash her away. You’ll probably not want to eat on the Medusa Plate anyway, since it costs $500.

[link, via Lost At E Minor]

Pop Culture-Inspired Easter Eggs

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Yes, we realize that Easter was yesterday… But these pop culture-inspired Easter eggs, by artist Barak Hardley, were too cool to pass up. And, here at Foodiggity, we spent most of our Easter Sunday trying to find the eggs that we hid a bit too well.

Enjoy…

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[link, via Mashable]

The Series of Texture, A Food Art Series Inspired By Modern Art

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Beth Galton, recently featured here for her Cut Food series, is playing with her food again. Only this time, instead of the inside of foods becoming the focal point, Galton showcases textures and patterns with a heavy nod to modern art.

Whether it’s a plate of ingredients mashed up to create an edible Rothko, or a cold cut and condiment Pollock — the study in color and texture is set against Galton’s trademark black background, and is worthy of any museum wall. And by museum wall, we mean in my belly.

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[link, via First We Feast]