the ‘frequency moth’ as part of the invented insect sub-species by mark oliver

designboom published this article last week, and now we’ve added a few more images to it. here again – litterbugs. enjoy!

british artist mark oliver has created a series of insects called ‘litterbugs’ brought to life entirely from trash. using eyeglass-arms for antennae and clock hands for legs, the species was developed in order to adapt to the harsh and changing urban landscape. the creatures are part of an invented genus, affectionately categorized in a document known as the ‘compendium of carabid and terrestrial detritus’ – each one having been given their own title and scientific name, some based off the found objects they are built from.

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘gullet beetle’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘lamp fly’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘conductor bug’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘must fly’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘muscle bug’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘brake bug’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘cerebellar big’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘prophet moth’

mark oliver: litterbugs the ‘weeping beetle’