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2012 Time Traveler’s Calendar

2012 Time Traveler’s Calendar

True time travelers don’t just have the present in mind. Cop the 2011 calendar, or better yet pre-order the 2012 edition. It has 155 references from 95 movies, TV shows, games and comics.

Food Finish Edible Spray Paint

Food Finish Edible Spray Paint

Food Finish are ethanol-based edible spray paints. They are odorless and tasteless, so feel free to tag your food, cutlery and kitchen ware with it. Available in gold, silver, red and blue.

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Steam Postcards

Steam Postcards

Iain Andrews’ game screenshots aren’t filled with action, gore or humor. Instead, he focuses on the environment and scenery that many of us barely notice as we pass through them while playing.

Bottle & Plumbing Lamps

Bottle & Plumbing Lamps

ZAL Creations makes beautiful lighting fixtures using ordinary objects as parts, such as coffee cans, pots and bricks. But we like the ones made with beer bottles and plumbing fixtures the best.

Animal Eyes Up Close

Animal Eyes Up Close

After hypnotizing us with his macro images of human eyes, Suren Manvelyan turned his gaze to the eyes of animals, once again baring the organs’ vivid colors and strange beauty in all its glory.

Bout

Bout

An exploration of the word “bout” by the talented Malcolm Sutherland. Alternately funny and creepy and will have you hypnotized from start to finish. We’ll have to watch this again when we’re drunk.

Banksy: Myths & Legends

Banksy: Myths & Legends

Stories (most of them probably bollocks) about the identity of the mysterious artist and the effect his fame had on the people around him. Maybe the closest we’ll ever get to a biography of Banksy.

Instrument

Instrument

A collection of photographs by Pat Graham featuring the instruments of famous bands and musicians, from New Order to Sonic Youth. With foreword by guitarist Johnny Marr.

The Impossible Collection of Cars

The Impossible Collection of Cars

A coffee table book by Pulitzer Prize-winning auto columnist Dan Neil featuring 100 of the most beautiful cars of the 20th century. This may be the closest you can get to owning these works of art.

The Life of Michael Jackson

The Life of Michael Jackson

Part of Thomas Pavitte’s Transformation Series, a complex two-part connect the dots that to gradually form both a portrait of the King of Pop as a child and as an adult. Printed on A2 or A3 art paper.

MUG Pub Takeaway Beer

MUG Pub Takeaway Beer

A concept for a takeaway beer four-pack that retains the form of the traditional beer pint using recyclable paper cups. Designed by Ivan Maximov for the Russian beer pub chain MUG.

Vinyl Portraits

Vinyl Portraits

Alejandro de Antonio made a series of sweet portraits of music icons using vinyl records for the Unconventional Materials project of the Art Room. No word if the pieces are for sale though.

Past and Future Logos

Past and Future Logos

Stock Logos lines up the past logos of famous companies and then predicts what their future logo might look like, tongue firmly planted in cheek. The “future” Nokia and Gap logos are priceless.

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Cupuc

Cupuc

Designed by Yoshihide Nakatani, the appropriately named Cupuc looks like a beverage can when turned upside down. On second thought, we think it should be named Cupnac.

Qlocktwo Touch

Qlocktwo Touch

Just like its big sister, the Qlocktwo Touch alarm clock is made from a single block of aluminum and comes in different colors and languages. It’s reading lamp mode makes all the letters light up.

Imperial Forces Wallpaper

Imperial Forces Wallpaper

Dress up your walls Sith style with the Imperial Forces wallpaper. It’s hand-screened and flocked and features textured portraits of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Empire troops.

Evolution of Game Controllers

Evolution of Game Controllers

From Pop Chart Lab – the folks who made the Omnibus of Superpowers – comes another geeky chart. This video game controller evolutionary tree features 119 controllers classified into 7 categories.

Nike Air Mag Teaser

Nike Air Mag Teaser

It looks like we won’t have to wait for an indie project to make Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers a reality. Nike has all but confirmed that they will be releasing the Air Mag from Back to the Future.

Philosophy Posters

Philosophy Posters

Graphic designer Genis “Gex” Carreras’ attempt to symbolize major philosophical theories using minimalist art. Gex will also release a compilation of all the prints in book form.

LEGO Trump Tower

LEGO Trump Tower

Sean Kenney used 65,000 bricks to create this 10′ replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower. He emulated the reflectivity of windows by using clear bricks with several layers of blue and white bricks underneath.

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Strelka the Space Dog

Strelka the Space Dog

This adorable print is an homage to Strelka (“Little Arrow”), one of the animals sent into space by the Russians in 1960. Strelka and her partner Belka were the first ones to survive orbital flight.

Alternate Histories

Alternate Histories

Matthew Buchholz re-imagines American history with his Alternate Histories prints, inserting aliens, robots, zombies and other fantasy and science fiction staples in iconic images and events.

Adam Rabalais Movie Posters

Adam Rabalais Movie Posters

While other artists have a distinctive style, Adam Rabalais impressed us for the opposite reason. His alternate movie posters demonstrate his versatility and faithfulness to the films he references.

Google Earth Carpets

Google Earth Carpets

David Hanauer’s WorldWide Carpets are made out of repeating patterns of the bird’s eye view screenshots from Google Earth. Size and patterns can be customized. Price available upon request.

Game of Thrones House Posters

Game of Thrones House Posters

Graphic designer and avid Game of Thrones fan Thomas Gateley made banners for each of the houses in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, featuring their sigils and motto.

Duracell Promo Packaging

Duracell Promo Packaging

Spencer Bigum’s concept packaging for Duracell batteries is brilliant in its simplicity. The geeky covers should be a hit with consumers looking to power their game controllers and remote controls.

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