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389 Years Ago Poster

389 Years Ago Poster

Death and Taxes poster creator Jess Bachman is back, this time with 389 Year Ago; it’s a slick typographical homage to the Obama presidency and African American history.

Video: Lightwriting

Video: Lightwriting

Created by the wizards over at LICHTFAKTOR for a cinema ad, this lightwriting video is some of the slickest light art we’ve seen; look for the cool “bicycle” at about 40 seconds.

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Art: Zombie Playground

Art: Zombie Playground

Thanks to popular demand, artist Jason Chan’s Zombie Playground is now available as a print; we’ll bet on a gang of rabid third graders over the undead hordes any day.

Art: Tomas Schneider

Art: Tomas Schneider

A twisted take on the famous duck/rabbit optical illusion, Tomas Schneider’s Business As Usual is a mixed media piece about warmongers with ceramic bronze, brass, wood and sand.

Milky Way Transit Map

Milky Way Transit Map

Created by Harvard’s Samuel Arbesman, this Milky Way Transit Authority map was inspired by a reading of Carl Sagan’s Contact and applies subway mapping on a galactic scale.

Shoot the Baddies

Shoot the Baddies

Finally, some targets geeks will appreciate: Olly Moss’ has a sweet “Shoot the Baddies” graphic that features our favorite movie and game villains. Note: vote for it at Threadless.

Origamu by Mu Pan

Origamu by Mu Pan

Mu Pan’s Origamu paper sculptures make our paper cranes look positively lame; these intricately crafted pieces have a grace and fluidity that improves on traditional origami.

3.5 Inch Floppies Poster

3.5 Inch Floppies Poster

Our days of swapping floppies are long over, but Antrepo takes us back with these posters; it shows how many 3.5″ floppies it’d take to install modern apps like iTunes and Photoshop.

eBoy Peecol Toy Poster

eBoy Peecol Toy Poster

Our favorite artist of insane details is as it again: eBoy’s Peecol Toy Poster is droolworthy, with nearly 100 characters ranging from space aliens and robots to Playboy Bunnies.

Wandering Off Into Space

Wandering Off Into Space

Easily one of the most prolific artists around, Chuck Anderson has released Wandering Off Into Space, a gorgeous 64-page book filled with his art; it’s limited to 2k pieces.

Godzilla 3-D Poster Art

Godzilla 3-D Poster Art

Few monster films are as revered as 1954’s Godzilla, and this innovative 3-D Poster (part of the Real Artwork Series) brings the venerable kaiju film to life; it measures 11.5″ tall.

Robocop Poster

Robocop Poster

If you liked the Robocop baddies portrait, this Robocop Poster by Tyler Stout will knock your ED-209’s off: it’s printed on real sheet metal. Click here to get the paper version.

Glow in the Dark Graffiti

Glow in the Dark Graffiti

Kids, vandalism is BAD, but this Glow in the Dark Graffiti available at Generate makes for intriguing “artistic” endeavors; it comes with a bright LED light near the nozzle to charge the paint.

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Lunch Bag Art

Lunch Bag Art

What a devoted (and creative) dad: Lunch Bag Art is the work of a talented father who creates a new lunch bag every day for his kids; send him some Twitter love here. Thanks, Jimmy!

CG/Steampunk Star Wars

CG/Steampunk Star Wars

The winners of the CGTalk forums’ Star Wars steampunk contest are up, and man are they sweet: you’ll see everything from steam-powered AT-ATs to a pistol-packin’ Princess Leia.

Gola x eBoy Shoes

Gola x eBoy Shoes

eBoy’s been doing well lately, with new posters, toys and even a book; their latest collaboration finds their signature pixel art on Gola shoes, due out early 2009 in Europe and Japan.

Left 4 Dead Posters

Left 4 Dead Posters

With dozens of glowing reviews, we didn’t think Left 4 Dead could get any cooler; these four pun-laden, movie-style posters have us drooling like zombies on grey matter.

Robocop Portraits

Robocop Portraits

Designed by Tim Doyle, these three color posters of OCP baddies and the meme-inspired Robocop on a Unicorn bring back fond memories. Now, if only he’d do a 6000 SUX print…

DNA Mini Portraits

DNA Mini Portraits

DNA11’s custom portraits have always been just a bit too expensive for us, but their new DNA Mini Portraits is a step in the right direction: this framed 8.5×11 version starts at just $169.

Art: Plasmic Bricks

Art: Plasmic Bricks

Plasmic Bricks is a jaw-dropping collection of sculptures by Bryce McGlone, whose biomechanical creations push the limits LEGO art; his most recent piece is based on Giger’s Li II.

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AntWorks

AntWorks

AntWorks is the ultimate ant farm: filled with a NASA gel, ants will tunnel and eat through it; once they’ve gone to ant heaven, pour a special resin to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture.

Video/Art: Science Machine

Video/Art: Science Machine

If you can tolerate the trippy soundtrack, the video above is a fascinating look into the world of a graphic artist; watch as Chad Pugh works on his Science Machine print, for sale here.

Art: Matt Duffin

Art: Matt Duffin

Even if you take out the fact that Matt Duffin paints with hot wax, his largely monochrome artwork has a moody, textured style that appeals to loner dudes (and gals) everywhere.

1800 Tequila Essential Artists

1800 Tequila Essential Artists

Similar to Bong Vodka, 1800 Tequila’s Essential Artists solicits submissions from artists with a $10,000 bounty and a national ad campaign; you can submit your own art here.

Hubcap Art

Hubcap Art

Due to its very nature, recycled art can often be a bit trashy; not so for Ptolemy Elrington, whose Hubcap Creatures are easily some of the coolest biomechanical creations ever.

Throwboy Pillows

Throwboy Pillows

Throwboy has released a new line of Icon Pillows that are tailored towards techies and geeks, specifically those of the Mac persuasion; don’t make us throw our Dock at you.

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