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How to Put Inkjet Prints on Wood

How to Put Inkjet Prints on Wood

You can pay to have your photographs transferred to wood. But if you want to DIY, check out Steve Ramsey’s trick. You’ll need an inkjet printer, a non-porous sheet such as the backing of adhesive labels and a bit of lacquer.

SkyArt

SkyArt

For his SkyArt series, illustrator Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs of the sky – or reflections of the sky – enclosed by buildings. He then fills in the space with funny illustrations that conform to the outline of the borders.

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Common Room

Common Room

(NSFW: Language) “We keep these secrets buried deep, as we walk the life that was mapped out for us at age 13”. A collaborative animation for Talia Randall’s poem Common Room, a depressing account about being forced to conform.

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

“It’s so insignificant, yet so monumental.” Photographer Vik Muniz and designer Marcelo Coelho worked for four years trying to etch microscopic castles on individual grains of sand. More on Marcelo’s website.

Merchmakr Screen Printer

Merchmakr Screen Printer

DIY Screen Printing Supplies developed this desktop screen printing device. Aside from being very compact, it also has a handy clamp that lets you change screens quickly without misaligning prints. Another demo here.

19th Century Painting in 3D

19th Century Painting in 3D

Gyula Benczúr’s The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686 painstakingly recreated in 3D by graphic artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas. It took him a total of about two months to complete. Learn more about how he made it on Behance.

Suck the Balls!

Suck the Balls!

Niklas Roy’s installation is a ball pit with a maze of tubes above leading to a receptacle. A spout lets visitors suck the balls up the tubes and into the receptacle; pulling a lever causes the gathered balls to rain down on the pit.

Soundwall

Soundwall

Wall-hanging artwork which doubles as a speaker. Soundwall streams music via AirPlay or UPnP and also has RCA inputs. Choose from Soundwall’s stock artwork, upload your own photo or order a blank canvas for you to paint on.

Pop Culture Popsicles

Pop Culture Popsicles

Illustrator Andrew Heath turned movie, TV show and video game characters into ice pops in his new Warholian series. He’ll be making a total of 50 portraits and will sell prints at the 2014 Lexington Comic & Toy Con.

Black Gold

Black Gold

A stop-motion animation by PES, Black Gold was commissioned to promote an Italian jewelry line that features insects. The short has taken a life of it’s own though due to the animator’s expert execution and surreal visuals.

Get Up, Go to Work Poster

Get Up, Go to Work Poster
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Steve Powers outlines the average person’s daily seven stages of grief. Perhaps sensing that most of us aren’t willing to pay just to be reminded that life is hell, Steve says it’s okay if you settle for a copy of the poster’s photo.

Winter Super Olympics

Winter Super Olympics

Critically-acclaimed graphic artist Francesco Francavilla imagined what it would be like if superheroes joined the Winter Olympics. It must be awesome to be so talented that you can make beautiful art like these just for fun.

Geometric Sand Sculptures 2

Geometric Sand Sculptures 2

Calvin Seibert recently shared some of the sandcastles he made on the beaches of Hawaii. As with his previous sandcastles, Calvin made structures that blur the line between organic and man-made.

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Northlandz

Northlandz

To promote its QX100 lens camera, Sony visited Northlandz, an incredible model railroad museum built by Bruce Williams Zaccagnino. It has over 100 trains, 8 miles of track and thousands of buildings. Explore Northlandz here.

PolyFauna

PolyFauna

Radiohead have released PolyFauna an app that combines sounds from Bloom off of 2011’s The King of Limbswith trippy visuals that transform your surroundings into digial landscapes just begging to be explored. Android version here.

OMG Who Stole My Ads?

OMG Who Stole My Ads?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had beautiful paintings in urban areas instead of ads? That’s exactly what Etienne Lavie did. The street artist covered advertisements in Paris with prints of classical paintings.

Sticker Cityscapes

Sticker Cityscapes

That’s not bokeh; those are stickers. Yukino Ohmura uses the scrapbook staple along with acrylic backdrops to mimic urban landscapes at night. It takes her two to three weeks to complete a piece. Watch her at work here.

Bone Vehicles

Bone Vehicles

Artist Jitish Kallat used resin, paint and steel to make what appear to be fossils of vehicle-shaped monsters. According to Designboom, Kallat is referencing his own photographs of vehicles that had been set on fire during riots.

The Sushi Artist

The Sushi Artist

(NSFW) Takayo Kiyota aka Tama-chan talks about her sushi art. Amazingly, she is not a trained chef. The humble and funny artist started her hobby because “very few Japanese know how to make sushi these days.” More here and here.

Butcher Billy’s American Psychos

Butcher Billy’s American Psychos

Similar to Mike Mitchell’s Super series, Butcher Billy’s American Psychos combines Christian Bale’s famous photo as Patrick Bateman with other characters and celebrities. You can get the Capt. America mashup from Society6.

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Etam Cru

Etam Cru

Artists Sainer and Bezt teamed up under the name Etam Cru. They make amazing large-scale murals, usually on the sides of multiple story buildings or long segments of walls. You can get a print of the Moonshine mural from Art Whino.

Graphite Portraits of Friends

Graphite Portraits of Friends

Thomas Cian is a Milan-based artist with a lot of great sketches to show but it’s these incredibly life-like graphite portraits that he’s done in his Friendsbook, a moleskine dedicated to drawing friends, that really show the depth of his talent.

Ink & Gold Illustrations

Ink & Gold Illustrations
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Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya drew these two pieces using ballpoint pens, gold leaf and shell gold. Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic and Descent of Man are part of her three-piece series Winged, with the third one coming soon.

Futurama Cast Poster

Futurama Cast Poster

deviantART member Unrellius has only a single artwork on his page, but he made it count. Unrellius spent around 14 months drawing this 5056 × 3576 poster, which he claims features all the characters that appeared in Futurama.

C.A.R.L. Project

C.A.R.L. Project

Meet C.A.R.L., a robot ’embodiment’ of loneliness. C.A.R.L. was created by Gemma Fletcher and Studio Boo with retro imaginings of the future in mind and its travels were captured by London-based photographer David Ryle.

Rap Quotes Street Signs 2

Rap Quotes Street Signs 2

(NSFW: Language) After paying homage to New York’s hip hop scene, artist Jay Shells gives a massive shout out to West Coast rap. Animal NY once again followed Jay around as he posted rap lyrics in the areas they referenced.

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