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Batman: Under the Red Hood

Batman: Under the Red Hood

Batman encounters a mysterious villain who knows all of his dark secrets. The film stars the voices of Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles and – wait for it – NPH! Coming to DVD and Blu-ray this Summer.

Mouse Movement Art

Mouse Movement Art

Very cool abstract images generated by using Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov’s IOGraph application, which tracks the movements of your mouse while you work and surf during the day.

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NASA SDO Solar Pics

NASA SDO Solar Pics

These awe-inspiring photos show the sun like we’ve never seen it. They were taken by NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory which captures images and video with unreal fidelity.

The Art of Marc Johns

The Art of Marc Johns

Canadian artist Marc Johns believes that truth can be found through humor, which is realized through the witty, less-is-more illustrations he creates with ink and watercolors. He has a book out too.

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Around the World in 80 Seconds

This stop-motion video by Romain Pergeaux and Alex Profit takes us on a rapid-fire journey to cities around the globe. The video was shot using a Sony HX5V still camera, then edited together at 8-fps.

TV & Movie Home Blueprints

TV & Movie Home Blueprints

Mark Bennett makes blueprints of homes from retro TV shows and movies. With the right architect, you could build Wayne Manor. Ironically, Mike Brady’s blueprints are nowhere to be found.

Rhonda: 3D Drawing Tool

Rhonda: 3D Drawing Tool

Rhonda is an intuitive application for drawing in three dimensions. Combined with a tablet like the Cintiq, you manipulate objects with a mouse or trackball in one hand, and draw with the other.

Video: Every MoMA Painting

Video: Every MoMA Painting

Would you like to see all of the paintings in the Museum of Modern Art? Got two minutes and five seconds? Watch this video for a warp-speed tour of MoMA’s wondrous collection.

Infographic: Human Storage

Infographic: Human Storage

It’s amazing the things people will stick into their bodies in order to make it into the record books. This chart commemorates some of the craziest digestive feats ever undertaken by mankind.

Matt Taylor Illustrations

Matt Taylor Illustrations

We like the contrast of the bright and earthy color palette with the softer, somber vibe from the subjects in these works from Brighton-based illustrator and designer Matt Taylor.

Lobster Rage Fists

Lobster Rage Fists

The simple yet effective instructions in this illustration by Mr. Jerkface make it easy for anyone to express their anger in a briny, insane, drunken, crustacean-ish sort of way.

Gigantic Mosquito

Gigantic Mosquito

This huge insect was made from old cars and bulldozers, and can be found alongside the road in Noyabrsk, Russia. The guy who made it was paying homage to the flying pests in nearby swamps.

Ork Brain Poster

Ork Brain Poster

Chicago designer Jenny Beorkrem has added some anatomy to her typographically cool screenprinted city map poster collection. Check out this brain poster – do we really use all those parts in there?

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Art By BattlePeach

Art By BattlePeach

The anime-inspired illustrations of Jonatan Cantero aka BattlePeach look like screenshots from an animated film, with plants, animals, monsters and yes, farting ninjas in all sorts of wild scenarios.

Stained Glass Transformers

Stained Glass Transformers

These robots are most definitely in disguise – they’re hiding in stained glass. Handmade by Timothy Miller, his works include Optimus Prime, Unicron, Shockwave, and of course, Bumblebee.

Night of the Living Dead Print

Night of the Living Dead Print

Zombify that bare wall with this most excellent Night of the Living Dead illustration by Florian Bertmer. The limited-edition 24″ x 35″ screen print goes up for sale later today (4/20) at Mondotees.

The Day Einstein Died

The Day Einstein Died

55 years ago, photojournalist Ralph Morse covered Albert Einstein’s death for LIFE Magazine, but the story was not published at the request of Einstein’s son. These haunting photos were unseen until now.

The Trustworthiness of Beards

The Trustworthiness of Beards

This amusing chart offers a rating of men’s facial hair styles in a clear and concise fashion. We’re pleased to know that the Burt Reynolds and Colonel Sanders are marginally acceptable.

Demotivational Posters

Demotivational Posters

From Capt. Kirk’s deafening awesomeness to clever but ultimately wrong simple answers, these examples of the classic demotivational poster meme will inspire you to make your own.

Google Maps Manipulated

Google Maps Manipulated

Artist Christoph Niemann apes the style of Google Maps in his clever cartographic illustrations in his Abstract City column in The New York Times. We’ve been down all these roads at some point.

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Retro Ultra Monster Posters

Retro Ultra Monster Posters

We are enjoying the hyper-saturated colors and dynamic perspectives in these vintage monster movie posters by Japanese artist Takayoshi Mizuki. He created this work between 1965 and 1972.

Carved Leather Art

Carved Leather Art

Using only a few knives, scalpels and some special waxes, talented artist Mark Evans painstakingly and patiently transforms simple pieces of leather into extraordinary large scale works of art.

X-rays of Toys

X-rays of Toys

Get to know some of your favorite toys more intimately in this series of photographs taken by Brendan Haley, who felt compelled to do it because he works at a museum with an x-ray machine.

Amazing iPad Scribbles

Amazing iPad Scribbles

From the expertly agile fingers of Japanese anime artist Yoshitoshi ABe comes this very cool video of him scribbling sketches on the iPad, fingerpaint style, using the LiveSketch HD app.

Pushpin Portrait Art

Pushpin Portrait Art

Applied one by one, Michigan artist Eric Daigh uses over 11,000 pushpins to create a single portrait in his collection. Despite the deep range of tonality in the pieces his color palette includes only 5 colors.

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

We are digging the retro style in this series of arcade propaganda posters for beloved 80’s arcade games from illustrator Steve Thomas. The series includes Donkey Kong, Joust, Dig Dug, and Frogger.

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