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Pencil Shaving Art by Marta Altes

When Marta Altes sharpens her pencil, she doesn’t see waste in the shavings – she sees possibilities. The graphic designer was originally trained in Barcelona before moving to England to pursue her MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Her playful, simple pieces burst with child-like creativity, turning pencil shavings into a lion’s mane or a cape for a bullfighter. Stay tuned to the artist’s website for more additions to the series!
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18 Nov 2012 11:01:00
A bride from the Santa Marta slum takes a break after getting her makeup done before a group wedding in Rio de Janeiro December 17, 2014. A total of 16 couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) as part of activities geared towards social enhancement of the slums. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

A bride from the Santa Marta slum takes a break after getting her makeup done before a group wedding in Rio de Janeiro December 17, 2014. A total of 16 couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) as part of activities geared towards social enhancement of the slums. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

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21 Dec 2014 10:47:00
Yenny Mamani "Marta la Altena", top, grabs Leonor Cordova "Angela la Simpatica" in a hold during a Bolivian wrestling Cholitas fight in Madrid, Spain, Thursday October 8, 2015. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)

Yenny Mamani "Marta la Altena", top, grabs Leonor Cordova "Angela la Simpatica" in a hold during a Bolivian wrestling Cholitas fight in Madrid, Spain, Thursday October 8, 2015. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)
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11 Oct 2015 08:08:00
Model mum Valeria Garcia walks Marta Jakubowski's SS19 show wearing world first silent wearable breast pump: Elvie Pump at BFC Show Space on September 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Elvie)

Model mum Valeria Garcia walks Marta Jakubowski's SS19 show wearing world first silent wearable breast pump: Elvie Pump at BFC Show Space on September 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Elvie)
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24 Sep 2018 00:01:00
A teenage girl from the Santa Marta favela slum puts on a pair of high heels for a group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from her neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, August 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up the girls and a formal wear shop that loaned the dresses, helped build goodwill between pacified favelas' residents and the officers who patrol them. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo via The Palm Beach Post)

A teenage girl from the Santa Marta favela slum puts on a pair of high heels for a group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from her neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, August 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up the girls and a formal wear shop that loaned the dresses, helped build goodwill between pacified favelas' residents and the officers who patrol them. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo via The Palm Beach Post)
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31 Aug 2014 08:58:00
Manuela (L) and Marta, members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), pose for a picture at a camp in the Colombian mountains on February 18, 2016. Many of these women are willing to be reunited with the children they gave birth and then left under protection of relatives or farmers, whenever the peace agreement will put an end to the country's internal conflict. (Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP Photo)

Manuela (L) and Marta, members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), pose for a picture at a camp in the Colombian mountains on February 18, 2016. Many of these women are willing to be reunited with the children they gave birth and then left under protection of relatives or farmers, whenever the peace agreement will put an end to the country's internal conflict. (Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP Photo)
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27 Feb 2016 10:40:00
2016 Rio Olympics, Weightlifting, Final, Women's 63kg, Riocentro, Pavilion 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 9, 2016. Marina Rodriguez (CUB) of Cuba competes. (Photo by Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)

2016 Rio Olympics, Weightlifting, Final, Women's 63kg, Riocentro, Pavilion 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 9, 2016. Marina Rodriguez (CUB) of Cuba competes. (Photo by Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)
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10 Aug 2016 10:34:00
A couple takes a photo outside the MUJA (Jurassic Museum of Asturias) in Colunga, northern Spain, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)

A couple takes a photo outside the MUJA (Jurassic Museum of Asturias) in Colunga, northern Spain, November 6, 2015. The scientific team of the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) presents their latest studies on the fossil of a Ichthyosaur, which acccording to them is the most complete found in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the few in the world. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)
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09 Nov 2015 08:00:00