A look at the time-consuming process of hand-making ceramic tiles from raw clay, carefully chipping away and cutting them, then assembling them into intricate mosaics. The end result of the laborious process is stunning.
Art & Design
This proof-of-concept running shoe has a 3D printed midsole. Adidas envisions that someday you can go into a shoe store, use a scanner and walk out with shoes that are customized to your feet. In concept form though, its outsole looks like it’s customized to last five minutes.
During their recent MAX conference, one of the more compelling prototype technologies Adobe showed off allows anyone to design their own custom typefaces in seconds. Simply drag some handles to adjust any of the key attributes of the entire font, or select letters.
Photoshop Fix gives you the most commonly used image correction tools on your iPhone or iPad for free. You can heal, clone, patch, change an area’s color or lighting, as well as adjust facial features with its smart liquify tool. Android version coming soon.
Turn your expensive DSLR into a cheap toy camera with this interchangeable wheel of low-fi filters and prisms. Choose from 18 different effects, including solid colors, splits and surrounds, macro, kaleidoscopic, and other funky patterns. For Nikon or Canon cameras.
4+ years in the making – the Noteslate aims to replicate the feel of writing with a pencil, but in a digital device that can store and share notes and drawings, and doubles as an e-reader. Be one of the first 999 pre-orders and get the special signature edition. (Thanks Thomas!)
Watch in awe as this CNC cutting machine transforms hunks of solid titanium and aluminum into an intricate electric guitar. The 124 piece guitar looks identical to the real deal, though at 15 pounds, it’s about twice the weight of a Fender Stratocaster.
Imgur user joinyouinthesun collected 80 high resolution movie posters that have been stripped of all their text – title, credits and all. They’re not all of great movies, but hey, free posters!
This year’s edition is packed with over 350 pages of work from established and up-and-coming writers and artists. There’s something for everyone from cheerful romance, to dark tales of woe. We rather enjoyed the chapter intros, drawn by editor Jonathan Lethem.