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Athletes Among Us

Athletes Among Us

Jordan Matter’s upcoming photo book featuring amateur and professional athletes humorously placed in everyday situations. Athletes Among Us is Matter’s follow up to his bestselling book Dancers Among Us.

2013 Red Bull Illume

2013 Red Bull Illume

Some of the best entries in the 2013 Red Bull Illume sports photography contest. You can see the top 250 images and the story behind them on the Red Bull Illume website, Flickr page or on the free tablet apps.

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The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

E.B. Hudspeth’s tale of a doctor who became obsessed with mythological beasts. The doctor’s magnum opus is The Codex Extinct Animalia, a book (within the book) filled with anatomical illustrations of fictional creatures. More at io9.

Star Fox Prints

Star Fox Prints

Adam Sidwell’s Acrobatic Maneuvers is a bad-ass set of limited-edition watercolor-style prints featuring the elite pilots of Star Fox: Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy. Attract Mode also has alternate colors of the Fox and Falco prints.

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

A 144-page, full color compilation of Zac Gorman’s Magical Game Time comic strips, from its inception in 2011 to the July 2013 strips. The comic depicts video game characters in hilarious or touching introspective moments.

Air vs. Water

Air vs. Water

It’s Nerf versus Super Soaker in this awesome diptych by DKNG Studios. Air vs. Water are two 18″ x 24″ six color screen prints featuring the popular summer toys in their respective camps. Sold as a set or individually.

JL8

JL8

JL8 is an absolutely enchanting web comic by Yale Stewart. It features the members of the Justice League and other DC characters as 8-year olds and is filled with lighthearted and innocent moments. Browse by issue here.

Surreal Spray Can Art

Surreal Spray Can Art

He’s not the fastest painter we’ve seen, but give this street artist six minutes and $20 and he’ll give you a jaw-dropping display that culminates in a surreal cityscape so 80s you can practically hear the synthesizers blaring in your mind.

Game of Thrones Season 3 VFX

Game of Thrones Season 3 VFX

(SPOILERS) Check some of the visual effects done by Canadian studio Spin VFX for the third season of Game of Thrones, including Mance Rayder’s camp, the Wall climbing scenes and the shots of the direwolves.

ToysRLikeUs

ToysRLikeUs

Santlov’s ToysRLikeUs features action figures in everyday situations, such as Joker chilling out and a Stormtrooper troubled by bills. You can buy limited edition prints of ToysRLikeUs on Fab until 08/26/13.

Printstant Replays

Printstant Replays

Printstant Replays immortalizes some of the most memorable plays in various American sports leagues, from the ’72 Steelers’ luckiest of lucky plays, to Bubba Watson’s ridiculous hook shot in 2012 to MJ’s last shot with the Bulls.

Porcelainia

Porcelainia

76-year old artist Bobby Jaber is a retired chemistry and physics teacher. He creates mesmerizing sculptures inspired by science and mathematics. Be sure to stick to the very end for a funny scene. Filmed by Dave Altizer.

Superheroes: Past/Present

Superheroes: Past/Present

California-based graphic designer Khoa Ho created this striking series of silhouettes that capture both the incredible strength and humble origins of some of our greatest imagined heroes.

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What’s This Bouncy Rubble?

What’s This Bouncy Rubble?

YouTuber Beedy eff teenell and his friend saw a strange bed of rubble in Vancouver. One of them walked on it to point out that it behaved like a waterbed, only to realize that it’s actually a work of art. Oops.

The Pixel Painter

The Pixel Painter

97-year old Hal Lasko makes very detailed digital paintings using Microsoft Paint, which was introduced to him in the late 90s. Despite being partially blind and deaf, Hal still paints up to 10 hours a day. Buy his prints here.

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

While we still ponder how we managed to draw a cube that one time in art class sophomore year, Chris Carlson impresses with this 3D chalk art time lapse of Donkey Kong versus Escher; bonus stop-motion scene included.

Periodic Table of Social Issues

Periodic Table of Social Issues

We’re not sure why you’d want to, but if you ever needed a comprehensive yet compact list of humanity’s ills, check out this table by UK-based art studio Dorothy. It tabulates “85 of the worst elements of humankind.”

Daily Dishonesty

Daily Dishonesty

While most typographic posters are of inspirational or motivational quotes, Lauren Hom honors the little lies and excuses we make every now and then. Buy prints and merch on Society6. Find out how she makes them here.

Anime Makeovers

Anime Makeovers

(Link NSFW) Phil Mimms aka HMN ALNS likes to draw popular anime characters in flashy street clothes. He’s drawn characters from Naruto, Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball Z. You can buy his merch on Red Bubble.

Return to the Sea

Return to the Sea

We’ve already featured a few of Motoi Yamamoto’s unique and intricate saltworks. Now here’s the artist at work. You can watch him make more art in person at the Monterey Museum of Art until 8/25/13.

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The Disciples

The Disciples

A coffee table book by James Mollison. From 2004 to 2007, Mollison went to concerts and requested the attendees who emulated the look of their idols to pose for pictures. A few more shots at All That is Interesting.

Game of Thrones Simpsonized

Game of Thrones Simpsonized

Adrien Noterdaem’s latest entries on his Draw the Simpsons series are the characters from Game of Thrones. Though we have to say Samwell and Homer Hodor still look the same. He also Simpsonized George R.R. Martin.

Life Size T-Rex

Life Size T-Rex

Philippe Pasqua’s giant Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture is contributing to the contemporary art that sits along the Seine River in Paris, France. The 12′ tall, 21′ long structure is composed of 350 molded chromed aluminum bones.

Breath Animation

Breath Animation

Breaths from the band members of Travis bring a projected animation to life in this entirely appropriate video for Moving, the second single off of their upcoming album Where You Stand. The album drops 8/19/13.

Super Mario Bros. HD Art

Super Mario Bros. HD Art

We’ve seen what Super Mario Bros. is like in 3D, but what if the game’s graphics were replaced by high definition illustrations? That’s exactly what João Victor G. Costa did. The awesome end result looks a bit like Braid.

Liking Isn’t Helping

Liking Isn’t Helping

Similar to UNICEF’s ad campaign, these advertisements made by Publicis Worldwide for Crisis Relief Singapore are a bit harsh, but they do have a point: causes need donations and volunteers, not just a second of our time.

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