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Canstruction Austin 2009 [can sculptures, food art]

Left: "Drive Smart for Hunger." Right: "Raising Awareness on Hunger." Photograph: Ryan Adams / Eat Me Daily
Here are photographs from the 2009 Austin, Texas edition of Canstruction, the annual charity competition held in cities throughout North America, collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.

Canstruction New York City 2009 [can sculptures, food art]

Canny Island, by FX Fowle / WSP Flack + Kurtz, 6,446 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily
Some people just can't stop playing with their food! Yesterday the 2009 New York City edition of Canstruction opened, featuring enormous structures built entirely out of cans of food by top architectural and engineering firms. Canstruction is [...]

Photographs from Canstruction Boston 2009

“Think Big: One Giant Scoop for Mankind” - EYP. Photograph: Andrew Janjigian / Melissa Rivard for Eat Me Daily
On Monday the 13th Annual Canstruction competition opened in Boston at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown. 18 local design and construction firms built giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods, on the themes of food [...]

Can Art: Jacob Dahlgren's 'From art to life to art'

"From art to life to art," Jacob Dahlgren. Photo via
In Jacob Dahlgren's piece "From art to life to art," he constructs an infinite, interlocking sculpture out of cans. Currently on view at Momentum 2009, the 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary art in Moss, Norway. From the show's catalog: "The sculpture From art to [...]

Brass-Plated Coke Can Top Necklace

If you really do have one or too many cans lying around, you should try your luck making and selling these necklaces to your fellow badgeholders. Just released this week in Japan, a brass can top on a ball chain from the brand Phenomenon is selling for 15,540 yen, or $161. Has the implication you [...]

Canstruction New York City 2008 [can scupltures, food art]

Dog-Gone eCANomic Crisis, by Desimone, 4,032 cans
Canstruction is an international charity competition that opened last Thursday at the Winter Garden and Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center, featuring giant structures built entirely out of cans of food. Top architectural and engineering firms in over 100 cities across North America participate in Canstruction, collecting millions [...]

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