Alex Aliume creates psychedelic artworks that glow brilliantly under UV light. These intricate, hand-painted images go far beyond ordinary black light posters. Among his trippy pieces are these kinetic sculptures that reveal hypnotic patterns as they rotate. You can reach out to Alex on his website if you’re interested in purchasing one of his original pieces.
Annie “Ancho” Choi is a brilliant young artist whose wonderful animations landed her a gig working for the famed Studio Ghibli. Her Instagram and TikTok feature a selection of her beautifully rendered visuals, each of which features an unexpected transformation. We especially love her wearable bread loafers.
CG artist pwnisher called on 3D artists again, challenging them to create renders based on a theme and a template. The goal this time: create a short scene featuring the most epic boss battle they could dream up. This video compiles the top 100 pieces of eye candy out of 2,800 submissions, with music by Disasterpiece. We want to play all of these games now.
Artist Ed Fairburn creates incredible portraits by drawing intricate crosshatch patterns on maps. His precision penmanship works hand-in-hand with the underlying map lines to produce outlines of his subjects and explores the relationship between people and the world around us. You can find prints and originals of Ed’s work on his website.
Swiss artist Simon Berger creates portraits by tapping sheets of glass with a hammer. While many of his pieces are 2-dimensional, he has created some amazing 3-dimensional works by cracking multiple layers and then stacking them together into a cube. His glass skulls are truly amazing to behold.
YaramountTube has a very special artistic talent. When he’s not working his construction job, he spends his time carving intricate architectural sculptures out of plaster. His friend suggested that he posted his work online, and if this first video is any indication, we can look forward to many more amazing creations.
Mandalorian armor is made from a rare metal known as Beskar. Since we can’t get Beskar here on Earth, artist Bobby White created this tiny version of Mando’s helmet out of other precious metals and adorned it with diamonds and black rhodium. He used 3D modeling software to produce castings, then refined the pieces by hand.
Simon from ClayClaim has made some incredible polymer clay sculptures based on video games. This time, he upgraded from a static diorama to a motion scene. He used clay and paper to craft a backdrop based on Sonic the Hedgehog’s Green Hill Zone, then attached a LEGO Technic motor and added a wheeled Sonic to run through the level.
This jewelry artist shows how they made an articulated snake bracelet using metal from coins. They started by slicing the golden coins into a zig-zag pattern and then flattened them into a wire. After that, they bent the wires into the bracelet’s woven links, melted down and carved other scrap jewelry to form the head and tail of the snake.
There’s something so satisfying about woodturning and lathe videos, watching artists carve away at a solid block of material to reveal smooth shapes and interesting patterns. Watch as woodworker Olivier Gomis turns sticks of lumber into what he refers to as an “average size” bowl.
At first glance, we thought these were costumed dancers, but these straw men are machines. Artist U-ram Choe’s Round Table is a kinetic sculpture featuring 18 headless characters supporting table on their backs. Its mechanisms are programmed to keep a rubber band “head” from rolling off the table. The piece was displayed at the MMCA Seoul in 2022.
Woodworker Jack Mack shows us how a bunch of wood veneer strips can become a beautiful piece of functional art. He started by placing the colorful wood strips into a bucket he filled with resin, then carved the piece by hand on a lathe into a vase. It’s not until it’s close to its final form that its eye-catching patterns are revealed.
Printed full-color images are often made from dot patterns called halftones. From a distance, they produce the illusion of smooth shades and millions of colors, but made from just four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Posy’s video offers a brief overview of the technique and a series of close-up dot patterns zoomed out to see their full images.
Beatles fans will adore these colorful playing cards from Theory11. The box set of four decks is illustrated with vibrant, psychedelic designs inspired by the Fab Four. The boxes and Kings are based on John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s look from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, while the other face cards feature not-so-subtle callbacks to classic Beatles songs.
Looney Tunes cartoons are known for iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, and Foghorn Leghorn. The animators who created these characters and their voices often are mentioned, but the artists who created the background images are rarely mentioned. The Gaze gives credit where credit is due with this video essay focused on artist Maurice Noble.
The Domino King has made numerous domino displays inspired by pop culture characters. This video compiles some of his many impressive displays, built from more than 800,000 dominoes in total. Along the way, you’ll visit Bikini Bottom, Gravity Falls, Rick and Morty’s multiverse, and much more.
After realizing how much time he spends on his phone, JBV Creative was inspired to build an electro-mechanical artwork as a commentary on the distracted nature of today’s gadget-dependent society. The finished piece features a group of phone-holding figures that wobble along on a conveyor belt, smash into a wall, fall down, and do it all over again.
Artist Kendra Norton’s unique coloring book has no outlines for you to color in. Instead, it’s filled with abstract blobs of color, and you draw the lines. Whether you doodle dinosaurs, flowers, buildings, or goldfish, go where your imagination takes you. In addition to the original, there are also Through the Seasons and Mindful Journeys editions.
Do you like to doodle with colored pencils? This pencil holder gets them out of their box and turns them into a desktop work of art. The curved organizers are made out of beech wood by Bond Art Studio, and can be ordered in 24, 36, 48, and 72 pencil sizes, and have a storage tray for accessories like pens, smudgers, and erasers.
Working from home doesn’t mean your home needs to look like an office. The Secret Whiteboard conceals a whiteboard behind a picture frame, so it looks like any other piece of art on your wall when not in use. Strong magnets keep it closed securely, and it’s deep enough to hold pens inside. Available in three sizes.
Most off-the-shelf LEGO kits offer limited amounts of motion. The Brick Experiment Channel shows how LEGO and Technic parts can be used to create action-packed kinetic sculptures. While the first design is finger-powered, all of the others are motorized. That twisty Hoberman Linkage is our favorite.
From Andre the Giant to The Texas Tornado, Pop Chart’s print celebrates the many fanciful and flashy names assumed by wrestlers. It includes more than 500 names, organized and connected by the traits they each share. It measures 18″ x 24″ and comes unframed, framed, or mounted on a birch plywood panel.
Decorate your walls with this collection of classic sneaker designs illustrated by the artists at Pop Chart. The boxed set comes with 70 4″ x 6″ postcards suitable for framing, mailing, or slapping up on your wall in a creative arrangement. Just be sure to buy some of those removable sticky dots, or your landlord will yell at you when you move out.