Check out Karl Tate’s intriguing infographic that explores the highest and deepest points on earth; it also includes egg boiling time and the Horizon oil rig as points of reference. (Thanks, Stephen!)
Not to be outdone by Coca-Cola’s giant dude at the World Cup, Nike worked with Ratcliffe Fowler Design to create this incredible hanging sculpture made up of 3000 individual soccer balls.
We like the connect-disconnect feeling in these conceptual pieces from L.A. illustrator Jon Han, who creates his work by combining sketchy hand-drawn elements with sharp digital edges and flat colors.
Clark Little is known as the foremost shorebreak art photographer, and with good reason: between the adrenaline rush captured in the images and the hyper colors, these photos are insanely good.
We are loving the way UK photographer Mike Stimson has reinterpreted some of the most harrowing, joyful and memorable moments in history for his collection, with the help of LEGOS.
Baptiste Debombourg created two wall murals made of nothing but staples. It took him 35,000 staples and 75 hours to complete them. It’ll probably take twice as long to remove them all.
Sit back, chill out, and let your mind drift as you watch Yannick Puig’s beautiful, poetic animation for French recording artists Kwoon. From the looks of things, the moon is a very strange place.
We’ve covered Juan Osborne’s digital art before, but this new image deserves a mention, if for nothing else but how dastardly it is. Just try and find Waldo somewhere in the hi-res version.
UK artist Daniel Reese has created a great collection of sneakers inspired by contemporary pop culture using a standard Nike trainer as base, and is now available for commission work.
Eric Brum snapped these pics of an incredible masonry sculpture of a BMW Z4 in Beijing, China. It’s a full-size replica of the real deal, with glass windows and an interior made from stone.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible (and occasionally grotesque) work of visual effects artist Greg Tsadilas, whose demo reel includes some awesome shots from Tron:Legacy among others.
Tenso Graphics created this hilarious Venn diagram that explains exactly how we got the Keytar – and the duck-billed platypus. Or is it the Guitboard, and a platypus-tailed duck? You decide.
This nifty music video for Breakbot’s Baby I’m Yours was created from a series of ~2000 handpainted watercolors by Irina Dakeva. The song is pretty awesome too.
This awesome Coke Man sculpture was built for the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg. Built from 2500 Coke cases, weighs 28 tons, and 55 feet tall; they plan on recycling it when the World Cup is over.
If you thought the list of ingredients in a Hostess Twinkie sounded unappetizing, wait ’til you see the essence of the Twinkie deconstructed into its most basic elements by Dwight Eschiliman.
Aaron Koblin took data from FAA flight traffic control and ran it through a Processing application, After Effects and Maya to produce these incredible images of airplanes’ nerve-like interconnections.
Kaktus Film’s Mega Robot animation is only 24 seconds long, but the incredible photorealism in this short clip gives us new-found appreciation for CGI artists. Kaktus, feature-length flicks, please!
The Centennial Alfa Romeo Art Collection is a cool journey into the company’s 100 year history, freely interpreted through 100 works by 100 artists, offered in limited editions of 100. (Thanks Ron!)
Don Luchoâ€™s Casa de Karton, an apartment built entirely with carton and paper, includes furniture and other items found in a typical home. A carton car wreck can be found outside the installation.
This clever website mashes up Google Maps street view locations with old photographs taken at precisely the same spot years ago. So far, they’ve got over 2000 pics, and you can submit your own.
By sequencing images taken in rapid succession by 9 iPhones, these bloggers from Tokyo managed to recreate the famous Matrix “bullet time” visual effect. Next time, they want 30 iPhone users.
Would you believe Andrey Gordeev’s amusing (if just a wee-bit stereotypical) point-of-view illustration series Around the World was created for a trucking company’s calendar? Us neither.
In the event of a water landing, be sure to read over this handy flight safety instruction card illustrator Will Schneider found in the seatback pocket in front of him.
Remo Camerota’s photo app Drainspotting explores the fascinating art of Japanese manhole covers. Specially made for the iPad, it contains over 100 extra pictures not present in the original book.
Musician Patrick Liddell uploaded, downloaded then re-uploaded the same video to YouTube 1000 times. Turn down the volume and watch what happened over time. (Original video here).
Tally the matches in the upcoming World Cup and follow your favorite team with this neat wallchart designed by David Watson. All profits from the sale will go to Soccer Aid 2010 for UNICEF.
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