The Beatles, a Giant Elephant in Union Square, and more…

RTR Bag & Co is all about eco-friendly bag design.  Here’s their storefront display using painted paper bags as a city… Talk about creative recycling! This reminds us of our earlier post about artist Gwyneth Leech, who draws over used coffee cups, transforming them into beautiful art pieces.

This is Miquel Barcelo’s giant 2008 sculpture, Elefandret, in Union Square.  The question remains: is the elephant upside down, or is he/she just talented at standing on his/her trunk?  artnowMAG writes: “To further communicate the gravity-defying feat beyond the surprisingly slim trunk and large body, Barceló imparts the mass and weight of the creature through the downward sag of the heavily wrinkled skin, the off-kilter positioning of the huge legs, and the complete overturning of the floppy ears. The highly textured surface of the elephant recalls the artist’s tactile paintings, in which he creates rich topographic, sculpted surfaces on canvas.”

The sculpture is featured by Marlborough Gallery and will be up until the end of May 2012.

Then we spotted perhaps what every 14 and 15-year-old girl in the 1960s would have loved to have in her room: life-sized cardboard cut-outs of Ringo, George, John, and Paul, at Capitol Records.

And finally, we liked Spoon Catering‘s logo design.  Located on West 20th St, the sign’s simplicity caught our eye.  More REA Approved shots to come next week.  Drop us a line if you have any ideas!

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