Corrugated Cardboard as Art?

Corrugated Cardboard as Art?

Tiffany Finley
Dec 8, 2010

Boxes and shipping containers aren't always the prettiest of things, yet Mark Langan takes these ordinary items and transforms them into recycled and recyclable works of art. Using only corrugated boxes, non-toxic glue and a few cutting tools, Langan's work includes corporate logos, recycling themed images, and abstract art. Read on to see which celebrity commissioned him for a special project.

Langan has worked strictly with reclaimed materials since 2004 in an effort to help address our growing sustainability issue. He considers his work a small effort on this front, but we think it provides more than just waste diversion. Langan's art has been featured at Corporate offices and across Hollywood. They provide conversation starters as well as reminders of the amazing wealth of resources we can reuse everyday. Working typically under a commission basis, Langan has created art for Ripley's Believe it or Not two times, none other than David Arquette, and is just now showcasing a piece at Call2Recycle in Atlanta.

His artwork featured above includes:

1. Scream rendition
2. Abstract Art
3. Green Dream Logo
4. Abstract Flower
5. Uncle Sam Recycling Take
6. Kearney Breast Medical Center
7. Clouds and Sea rendition, Original by Roy Lichtenstein
8. David Arquette's (sustainable) Clothing Store Logo: Propr
9. Ripley's Believe It Or Not, San Francisco
10. Kellogg's Logo

You can order a print of his Uncle Sam a la Cardboard at Close the Loop for $50.

(Images: Mark Langan)

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