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Psych-O-Lantern

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Artist Yuliya Tsukerman spent weeks painstakingly carving dozens of pumpkins, then mimicking the composition and edits to replicate the classic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Side-by-side comparison here.

5 Stars
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Mate Wall Chess Set

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$150+  Pledge View

Mate puts a complete chess set on your wall, and doubles as a playable work of art. The square pieces hold neatly in their wood cubbies, and can be ordered in a variety of colors. Measures 23.5(h) x 18.5″(w) x 2.25″(d).

5 Stars
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Geek Art: An Anthology

Geek Art: An Anthology
$40  Buy View

Thomas Olivri compiled this amazing book featuring over 750 images of pop culture inspired artworks from talented creators around the globe. It also includes website and contact info for each artist, so you can buy their works.

5 Stars
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Crush Collective: $$$ Machine

Crush Collective: $$$ Machine
$99-$489  Buy Hat Tip View

A collection of prints from digital pop art specialists Crush Collective. $$$ Machine features remixed images of US dollar bills, shamelessly flaunting the power of the currency with bright and bold graphics.

2 Stars
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Cubic Rubber Bands

Cubic Rubber Bands

Not only do Nendo’s cubic rubber bands just look plain cool, they’re easier to find in a drawer, and will never get tangled up with others. Sadly, they’re only available in Japan for now, and cost about 10 bucks for a pack of three.

7 Stars
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La Machine: Long Ma

La Machine: Long Maplay video

La Machine’s Long Ma is a 50′ tall dragon horse puppet that expels fire and steam. The French puppeteers recently put on a show in Beijing featuring Long Ma and their other famous puppet, the giant spider La Princesse.

11 Stars
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Altered States of America

Altered States of America
$3-$70  Buy Hat Tip View

Chop Shop’s Altered States of America is a collection of prints, cards and pins featuring characters and items from various sci-fi, horror and fantasy stories set in the US, from Twin Peaks to The Walking Dead. More here.

2 Stars
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Il Capo (Excerpt)

Il Capo (Excerpt)play video

As part of his 2010 film Il Capo, artist Yuri Ancarani captured this footage of the work that happens every day in an Italian marble quarry, as the chief on the job site directs construction equipment like the conductor of an orchestra.

39 Stars
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Impermanence

Impermanence

Artist Seung-Hwan OH created the ongoing Impermanence series by taking photographs, then introducing microorganisms which very slowly devour the film’s emulsion, resulting in haunting and ethereal portraiture.

9 Stars
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Kawaii Baseball Cards

Kawaii Baseball Cards

A side project of Tofugu illustrator Aya, Kawaii Baseball Cards features baseball cards of MLB players, complete with stats and trivia, and animated gif versions. She also makes other MLB images as requested by her followers.

3 Stars
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Pejac: Window Silhouettes

Pejac: Window Silhouettes

Spanish artist Pejac’s simple acrylic paintings creates illusory silhouettes that use windows as frames and the view outside as the background. The painting is completed when it’s photographed in certain angles.

5 Stars
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Floating Building

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Designed by Alex Chinneck, Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder appears to be a stone building with its upper half suspended in mid-air. The polystyrene structure is actually supported by a thin steel frame at its corners.

10 Stars
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GotG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Vinyl

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$50  Buy Link Hat Tip View

You can already get Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on vinyl, but Mondo’s variant comes with Tyler Stout’s sweet sleeve art as well as a screen-printed handbill. Still have your Walkman? Wait for the literal mixtape.

7 Stars
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Hanksy’s Surplus Candy

Hanksy’s Surplus Candyplay video

(NSFW: Language) Parody street artist Hanksy puts his notoriety and knowledge of street art to good use in The Hundreds‘ documentary series Surplus Candy, where he takes us on a tour of the graffiti scene in various cities.

3 Stars
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Emulsifier

Emulsifierplay video

Mixed media artist Thomas Medicus created this extraordinary sculpture from 160 individual hand-painted glass strips. As you move around the anamorphic object, it transforms into four completely different images. More on Colossal.

10 Stars
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Roy Kafri: Mayokero

Roy Kafri: Mayokeroplay video

Performer Roy Kafri’s quirky beatbox track Mayokero is handily upstaged by director Vania Heymann’s clever music video, in which classic vinyl album covers come to life and sing his track.

7 Stars
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Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross: Future Tense
$30  Buy Link Hat Tip View

Alex Gross’ Future Tense series consists of paintings with a shallow and saccharine beauty, expanding upon “themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media” and “our inability to exist in the present moment.”

2 Stars
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Diggin’ in the Carts

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Red Bull Music talks to some of the best Japanese composers, game designers and the musicians they influenced in the amazing miniseries Diggin’ in the Carts. A must watch for video game and music fans. English captions available.

8 Stars
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