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Jeff Divine Surf Photography

Jeff Divine Surf Photography

California photographer Jeff Divine has been photographing the sport of surfing for decades. All his work is gorgeous, but we especially enjoy the spirited portraits in his 70’s surfers collection.

Microsoft Video Still Technology

Microsoft Video Still Technology

At the Silicon Valley TechFair, Microsoft Research showed how to extract clear images from short and blurry video clips by combining the sharp parts of the image from each frame of the video.

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Android Mascot x Video Games

Android Mascot x Video Games

Android’s little green robot gets a video game makeover in these amusing illustrations culled from around the web. Our favorite, Android meets Bioshock’s Big Daddy.

Disney Star Wars Ads

Disney Star Wars Ads

These advertisements for Disney’s Star Wars Weekends at their Hollywood Studios theme park are truly inspired. Our favorite? Yoda carving Mickey Mouse hedges with his lightsaber.

Tron Legacy’s Bad Guys?

Tron Legacy’s Bad Guys?

Whether or not these are images of Tron Legacy’s evil villain and henchmen, or just some cool Tron fan art, we’re digging these guys’ bad-ass light-up black outfits and killer frisbees.

Yahoo Answers About Beer

Yahoo Answers About Beer

We have seen quite a few reasonable exchanges on Yahoo Answers, but this answer about exploding beer in the microwave is probably the best one we’ve ever seen. Ever.

Graffomat Vending Machine

Graffomat Vending Machine

The Graffomat vending machine is fully stocked with graffiti supplies, including spray paint and ski masks, just in case you run out mid-spray while creating a mural in a dark alley at 4 am.

Mustache Fonts

Mustache Fonts

Get your mind off of bombs placed in metropolitan areas, encroaching oil spills and ash cloud aftermath with this fine chart that categorizes your mustache by its corresponding font.

Money Illusion Photography

Money Illusion Photography

At last – a money shot that’s safe for work. The folks in this series of photographs have completely reinvented themselves as global currency, and some of the results are pretty darn funny.

Flow Chart: Is it Steampunk?

Flow Chart: Is it Steampunk?

If you have any question what this whole “steampunk” thing is all about, we bring you this simple informational diagram which should set things straight once and for all.

Minimalist Tim Burton Posters

Minimalist Tim Burton Posters

Hexagonall’s stripped-down posters of Tim Burton’s movies preserve Burton’s charm and macabre visual sense. A bit of editing and you’ve got perfect wallpapers for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Documentary: Up There

Documentary: Up There

A short documentary on the dying trade of hand-painted billboard art, Up There is insightful and touching. Directed by Malcolm Murray, the film is part of Stella Artois’ The Ritual Project.

Star Wars on Earth

Star Wars on Earth

Photographer Cédric Delsaux envisions what the world might be like if the Star Wars films took place on Earth. While you might end up getting shot by a clone, it still would be a much cooler place.

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Breaking Bad Locations

Breaking Bad Locations

Fans of AMC’s Breaking Bad will appreciate this meticulously maintained Flickr album, featuring photos of the gritty and surreal locations around Albuquerque where they shoot the show.

Fan Film: Rendevous with Rama

Fan Film: Rendevous with Rama

Arthur C. Clarke’s classic science fiction novel may have had several false-starts as a studio motion picture, but this fan-made Rama film by Philip Mahoney and Aaron Ross will tide us over for now.

2011 Death and Taxes Poster

2011 Death and Taxes Poster

Regardless of whether you applaud or puke over how the government is spending the discretionary budget, there are fascinating details to review in Jess Bachman’s 2011 Death and Taxes poster.

MicroWorld Photography

MicroWorld Photography

The most minute details of our world are seen through the use of a scanning electron microscope in the MicroWorld series of photographs from Alan Jaras, whose work we’ve previously enjoyed.

Chatroulette Speed Painting

Chatroulette Speed Painting

With the exception of a certain male body part, you never know what you’ll find on Chatroulette. Instead of chatting, artist Paz Bernstein creates live drawings of what he sees through the webcam.

Pencil vs. Camera

Pencil vs. Camera

In this ongoing project, photographer Ben Heine replaces part of a picture with a sketch. The resulting images may be funny,  or surreal, but all of them are a joy to behold.

Laptopogram Art

Laptopogram Art

Laptopograms are images made by pressing photosensitive paper onto a laptop screen and briefly flashing an image onto the paper before development in a darkroom.

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Rust Mirror

Rust Mirror

Daniel Rozin built this interactive sculpture which reflects movements of bystanders onto 768 oxidized steel tiles, controlled by motors which angle them to create shades of light and dark.

Every Lost Episode Poster

Every Lost Episode Poster

Losties everywhere surely will appreciate the major feat Gideon Slife is undertaking: creating an art poster for each and every episode of Lost. We like the sparse style and humor in his prolific collection.

Jim Hance’s Star Wars Art

Jim Hance’s Star Wars Art

Florida-based artist Jim Hance takes his inspiration from childhood television shows and movies to create humorous and playful paintings, like these fun Star Wars pieces.

Keith Loutit: Small Worlds

Keith Loutit: Small Worlds

See more of Keith Loutit’s tilt-shift art at Small Worlds, an ongoing exhibition at the Customs House in Sydney, Australia featuring stills and film from his short films Bathtub and Small Worlds.

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Some very good examples here in this collection of long exposure photography, a technique which requires a slow shutter speed (be it 8 seconds or 8 hours) to capture light and movement.

Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book

Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book

Philippe Halsman always asked the famous personalities that he took pictures of to jump on camera. The jumpers featured in the book include Nixon, Ed Sullivan and Marilyn Monroe.

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