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"Eye-catching creations!" - Huffington Post

"You know what's really cool? Bananas with tattoos." - LA Weekly
    
"He works so far out-of-the-box that there is not even a box!" - Wired's GeekDad


"Anybody could do this! You could show off the design you put on the banana and then eat it!"
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"As the fruit naturally browns, his designs magically appear. Crazy, right?" - Flavorwire

"Who doesn't want to do this or try this at home!" - Fox 9 Morning News

"Pretty incredible art." - That's Nerdalicious!

"Eye-catching creations!"

—The Huffington Post

"You know what's really cool? Bananas with tattoos."
—LA Weekly

"Who doesn't want to do this or try this at home!"
—Fox 9 Morning News

"Anybody could do this! You could show off the design you put on the banana and then eat it!" 
—Right This Minute TV Show

"As the fruit naturally browns, his designs magically appear. Crazy, right?"
—Flavorwire 

"Pretty incredible art."  
—That's Nerdalicious!

"Brings the art to life."
—Foodiggity.com

From the Back Cover

Get ready to get creative...

Opening this book is like exploring your home with multimedia artist and YouTube sensation Phil Hansen, known for his eclectic use of artistic media: matchsticks, dandelion puffs, bandages, foot prints, his own torso... Now he shares his wildly creative approach, and show us all how to make art anywhere, anytime.

Part handbook and part manifesto, this engaging, inspiring, and downright entertaining book takes us inside the mind of a groundbreaking artist - and encourages us to create, reimagine, and make something out of (almost) nothing.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399537473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399537479
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,112,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
This was a book that takes everyday objects and turns them into works of art, and what is best is that the author makes it so easy for you to become the artist yourself. Through easy to follow diagrams and instructions you can make 3D masterpieces with Graham Crackers and peanut butter, or animal pictures with pasta. There were so many cool ideas in this book that I would have never though of if I had not found this book! To make sure that all readers understand, this is the type of book that is meant to be cut up, taken apart, etc. You will not have a complete book when you are done, unless you make copies of pages, but that is ok because it is so much fun! I did a number of these activities with my kids and all I can say is that they thought that this dad was super cool and you can be too!
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If the title of this book doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will.

Tattoo a Banana is an unique, one-of-kind book that will inspire creativity in yourself or your child like no other. Phil Hansen the artist and author of, Tattoo a Banana, steps outside of the normal perimeters of art to explore a whole new world, taking ordinary objects and making them extraordinary.

It takes 42 plus projects that can easily be done with stuff at home, or photocopied and made into a fun art class for you teachers out there. It truly is a must-have book for anyone that wants to "step out of the box" thinking of what can be considered art. Plus, it's just plain fun!

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Professional and commercial artist Phil Hansen has a very creative, interesting, and sometimes twisted mind. His artistic and imaginative capabilities shine through his craft or hobby book, "Tattoo A Banana and Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything into Art."

This unique paperback book has one hundred and fifty six "artsy" pages of drawings, designs and very easy to do instructions of forty four art projects. The front cover depicts a banana with Michelangelo's nude "David" done in pointillism on it and the back cover has three more included works of art with the book description and a paragraph about the author. All fonts look as if they have been hand printed by a child with no noticeable typographical errors.

Inside this resourceful book is a compilation of simple to bizarre projects that a reader can make in either minutes or mindless hours. If not a simple warped scan of the reader's face or a multi-faceted design on a piece of toast to a complicated large Mona Lisa cookie or Seurat's multi-page park scene, the designs are fun, interesting and sometimes stimulating. The book also includes advanced online extensions to similar projects in the book for those that need more thought-provoking experiments.

Even if the reader is artistically challenged and clueless of what actually is considered art (or its worth), this is a wonderful yet simplistic guide for teasing and encouraging one's creative brainwaves using common household products. Hansen covers many different mediums from food, plastic bags and glue to cardboard, coffee filters and cracked sidewalks. Marshmallows, crackers, M & M candies, soup, Oreos, gummy bears, noodles and fruit are some of the food items that are altered or modified into exciting outcomes.
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Tattoo A Banana

As an art teacher I'm always looking for innovative ways to create art-sometimes from the most mundane things imaginable. If being an artist has taught me anything it's that money is always tight and the lack of supplies is the mother of invention.

When I picked up a copy of Phil Hansen's new book: Tattoo A Banana, published by Perigree, I knew I had found a kindred spirit.

Mr. Hansen has discovered the way to make art from almost anything! I was fascinated how he was able to take everyday objects like toast, marshmallows and other assorted foodstuffs and bric-a-brac and create beautiful pieces of art-at almost no cost!

Part philosophy, part instruction manual, Tattoo A Banana contains lessons not only on life but art as well. Now go out there and Tattoo A Banana, paint a peach, sculpt a squash-you get the idea!

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A fun, easy, and zany approach to daily creativity using things around the house. Can't think of a better way to engage my kids (or my own inner child!). Phil is an amazing artist and I find it very satisfying to support him by buying his book. His work challenges me to consider my own limitations and ways I talk myself out of being creative at times. Well, no more!
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I received the book in return for leaving an honest review. When I received it, the first thing I did is to skim through it, before even reading the back or intro. I was immediately engrossed, thinking 'do I have the supplies for this one', ' this would be great for ------ (insert child's name)' . Only later, when I started actually reading the book, did I discover that it's aimed at a young audience. Perfect. Parents, caregivers, and teachers can have a lot of fun with this and it can serve as inspiration for other artistic creation. There are things that could work with a 5 yr old, and others that middle school age & older would enjoy.
There are lots of visuals/graphics (black & white), either to show a finished product or because you need them to complete a project. They run the gamut from quite simple, like drawing on the filling of a sandwich cookie, to much more challenging, like drawing intricate patterns on plastic bags.
They have fun names, as the title might suggest, such as Snow Not So White, Pastafarian, Love it or Leaf It, . . . I've tried a few of the projects before leaving my review. They're interesting and fun, even without a kid around at the time!
Phil Hansen is an innovative artist and he has found a way to share that with anyone who wants to take the time to try it.
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