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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…

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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.

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.

Art: MWM Graphics

Art: MWM Graphics

Matt W. Moore (aka MWM) has taken the graphic arts world by storm in recent months with his vector-tastic work; he’s currently showing at the Threadless Gallery in Chicago until December 3.

Custom Star Wars Art

Custom Star Wars Art

Can’t convince your friends you’re a Sith Lord? NovaPop’s custom Star Wars art shows the power of your Dark Side by personalizing Storm Troopers, Palpatine or Boba with your own face.

Book: Pixorama

Book: Pixorama

We’re big fans of eBoy’s pixel art so we’re pretty stoked with Pixorama, a 14-page full-color book with eight of his prints; it’s printed on thick cardboard stock with rounded corners.

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Short Film: Khoda

Short Film: Khoda

Reza Dolatabadi’s Khoda looks rotoscoped, but it’s actually 6,000 individual paintings created over the course of two years and compiled into the five minute “psychological thriller” above.

Video: Circular Painting

Video: Circular Painting

Made for the Discovery Channel, this video is a funky time-lapse animation of eight artists expressing the fate of the world on a circular wall in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2008.

Art: Przemyslaw Kucinski

Art: Przemyslaw Kucinski

Przemyslaw Kucinski’s artwork can best be described as organo-metallic, with pieces that are both sci-fi and sensual; he hasn’t updated since 2006, but there’s still over 5 years of work.

Artwork: Nekro

Artwork: Nekro

One look at Nekro’s darkly futuristic pieces and we had to feature him; aka Borja Fresco Costal, this Spain-based artist sticks with a largely monochrome palette with strategic bursts of color.

Art: Joshua Middleton

Art: Joshua Middleton

Joshua Middleton has a comic artist’s dream portfolio: known for his line work, he’s worked with both DC and Marvel; Superman, Batman and the X-Men are just a few of his “clients.”

Starbucks TIE Fighter

Starbucks TIE Fighter

Likely amped up with a s***load of caffeine, photog Dan Winters crafted this uber detailed TIE Fighter using 216 drink stirrers, 63 cup sleeves and 50 cups; talk about Venti-sized.

Art: Cristiano Siquiera

Art: Cristiano Siquiera

From sharp vector artwork to imaginative photoshop collabs, Cristiano Siqueira has a highly polished style like an amped-up Aeon Flux. See his work on his homepage or on Behance.

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Fantasy Pumpkins

Fantasy Pumpkins

If Death Star pumpkins don’t get you in the Halloween spirit, nothing will: check out these geeky pumpkin carvings, which include Diablo II, Optimus Prime and Mars Attacks.

Video: Inner Forests

Video: Inner Forests

Created by Michael Kontopoulos, Inner Forests uses your shadow to procedurally “sprout” trees and shrubs from your head and arms; the longer you stay still, the more they grow.

Biomechanical Sculptures

Biomechanical Sculptures

Resembling the previously featured Typewriter Sculptures but more fluidly shaped, U-Ram Choe’s sculptures are based on biological structures; they’re made from metal and electronics.

Adam Haynes

Adam Haynes

Masterful use of color and an exquisite attention to detail are trademarks of Adam Haynes’ creative, comic-style illustrations; his work for Nike particularly makes us green with envy.

Book: Liquid City

Book: Liquid City

Liquid City is a beautifully illustrated urban anthology of comics from artists primarily based in Southeast Asia. Stories vary from charming to post apocalyptic and can be previewed here.

Wallpaper: FluffyFriends

Wallpaper: FluffyFriends

Don’t let the cutesy name fool you: this FluffyFriends wallpaper features OhNo!Doom’s FluffyYukYuk plush rampaging down a city street and hurling city buses while FluffyBadBads scatter.

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