For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds. Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands. Artist’s website: http://www.tokyogoodidea.com/ More of Aiba’s work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/takanoriaiba/ Source: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/
+ Frozen (Formerly know as The Snow Queen) (TBA) concept art
The Snow Queen was originally being worked on in 2001 only to be officially scrapped in 2002. Sometime between then and now, production started again only to be shelved as of March 2010 and then put on hold in June of 2010. In December 2011, Disney officially announced the film was back in production, as a CG film rather than hand drawn, and now would be known as Frozen.