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Smeared Skies

Smeared Skies

The sky is nature’s canvas, but Matt Molloy makes these natural masterpieces more mesmerizing. He merges hundreds of images of the same sky together using the lighten blending mode in Photoshop.

City Silhouettes

City Silhouettes

Portraits of city dwellers outline cityscapes in photographer Jasper James’ series. James says, “The images are made in camera with just a basic adjustment in contrast and colours but no retouching.”

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Genetic Portraits

Genetic Portraits

Photographer Ulric Collete has created a series of family portraits, by seamlessly combining the images of two blood relatives. The results are both striking and a little bit creepy.

The Human Printer

The Human Printer

A group of art students at the UK’s University of Derby have been creating a series of images using the CMYK halftone technique to reproduce color photos – with one minor difference – they’re drawing every single dot by hand.

Stellavie Constellation Prints

Stellavie Constellation Prints

Steffen Heidemann & Viktoria Klein create these 50 x 70cm (~20 x 27.5″) silkscreened astronomical charts, worthy of display in any home or office. Choose from Northern or Southern skies and various color combinations.

Chewing Gum Architecture

Chewing Gum Architecture

French artist Jeremy Laffon creates spiraling towers and sculptures using the humble material of chewing gum, then documents their decline in video and photographs by applying heat to slump the structure.

Ultimate Deck

Ultimate Deck

Dan and Dave collaborated with design agency Stranger & Stranger to create this gorgeous playing card deck. Each its 54 cards is a unique work of art. Comes packed in a cool embossed and foiled box, sealed with a retro tax stamp.

One Dollar Bill Collages

One Dollar Bill Collages

Artist Mark Wagner creates unbelievably intricate collages using U.S. currency. His diverse portfolio ranges from faces to plants to animals to complex scenes and his 14-panel masterwork – Lady Liberty. More here.

Burgerdoodles Wallpaper

Burgerdoodles Wallpaper

Encourage your kids – or your inner child – to doodle with Burgerdoodles color-in wallpaper. It’ll take you a while to fill in the 394″ x 20.5″ sheet. Want to start from scratch? Check out these special paints instead.

LEGO City of Odan

LEGO City of Odan

Made by Mike Doyle, this fictional alien city measures 5′ high and 6′ wide. It’s made of over 200,000 LEGO pieces and took him over 600 hours to complete. You can buy plans, prints and DIY kits of parts of the city on Kickstarter.

Woodies Custom Kicks

Woodies Custom Kicks

Woodies takes Converse Chucks or Vans Slip-Ons and prints their own designs or your custom creations directly onto the shoes. No artistic vision? Their graphic design team will help ensure you have the coolest kicks on the block.

C-3PO Junk Bust

C-3PO Junk Bust

Given how Anakin built C-3PO, it’s only appropriate that artist Gabriel Dishaw make a bust of the helpful robot using scrap from computers, calculators, adding machines, printers and typewriters.

Angles Mirror

Angles Mirror

Artist Daniel Rozin’s latest interactive creation uses 465 motors and spokes to create geometric shapes, wavy lines, and replicates the movements of those who stand in front of it. Available through Bitforms Gallery NYC.

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Sugar Skull Wallpaper

Sugar Skull Wallpaper

Give your walls an elegant and edgy boost by covering them with memento mori; these iconic (and stylish) golden Sugar Skulls represent Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

Massive Soil Portrait

Massive Soil Portrait

Terrestrial artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created this gigantic portrait of a woman’s fierce gaze the size of two football fields to help Dutch feminist organization Mama Cash promote the protection of women’s rights around the world.

Batman Head Sculpture

Batman Head Sculpture

You might put an eye out with the extra pointy ears on this awesome 3D printed bust of The Dark Knight, created by artist Metin Seven, and available from Shapeways. Measures ~4.7″ tall, and available in a variety of materials.

Bicycle Building Kit

Bicycle Building Kit

Artist Jurgen Kuipers built a 1:1 scale model kit of his award-winning bicycle, the Sawyer. The bicycle’s unique plywood frame and drivetrain gives it the profile of a lowrider motorcycle.

Rap Quotes Street Signs

Rap Quotes Street Signs

(NSFW: Language) Artist Jay Shells made more than 30 official-looking signs with rap lyrics that called out streets and other areas in New York. Animal followed him around as he posted the signs in the referenced locations.

Star Wars Episode VII Fan Poster

Star Wars Episode VII Fan Poster

Illustrator Adam Schickling drew and painted this awesome poster by hand. It shows the lead characters as they look like today but in the style of the iconic Star Wars posters made by artist Drew Struzan.

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Bradley Hart’s imaginative pixel portraits are created using ordinary syringes and bubble wrap; he injects each individual bubble with acrylic paint in an elaborate and time consuming process.

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WET (Short Film)

WET (Short Film)

A blustery day in Chicago turns out to be more stormy for one young man who must decide whether he is destined to live on land or in the sea, in WET, produced by Rubbish. (Thanks Brad!)

Flying Houses

Flying Houses

Laurent Chehere’s Flying Houses photo series is a surreal collection of buildings, shelters, and homes which have been miraculously “removed” from their original locations and perched floating in the sky.

Jazz That Nobody Asked for

Jazz That Nobody Asked for

You’ll identify with this great animated short by Benny Box if you’ve ever found yourself mentally humming a tune you can’t stand because you were the unfortunate victim of an ear worm.

Geometric Sand Sculptures

Geometric Sand Sculptures

Artist Calvin Seibert creates sandcastles with wondrously smooth surfaces, comprised of squares, spheres, cylinders and other shapes influenced by both traditional and modern architecture.

Marbled Paper Paintings

Marbled Paper Paintings

Ebru or paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design. Oguz Eygur shares some captivating footage of a truely professional ebru artist, his father Seyit, practicing the ancient and beautiful art.

Toys of War

Toys of War

(Gore) Flickr member nolnet juxtaposed LEGO minifigs and the iconic toy soldier design with horrible scenes of war – the violence, consequences and the people who make a living selling weapons.

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