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Song for Rain

Song for Rain

A beautiful animation that tells the tale of a fox encountered by a young boy on a rainy day and the friendship they form. Although it’s fleeting, it opens the boy’s eyes to another world. (Thanks Cradrius)

Stuck in the Sound: Let’s Go

Stuck in the Sound: Let’s Go

French indie rockers Stuck in the Sound are back with another video that’s just as good as its track. The moral of the story for Let’s Go might be to be careful what you work for. (Thanks Hadrian)

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X’mas X-Rays

X’mas X-Rays

Hugh Turvey has pulled off what many of us wish we could do to our Holiday gifts. Turvey specializes in X-ray photography and is a permanent artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology.

Making the Jurassic Park T-Rex

Making the Jurassic Park T-Rex

The craftsmen of Stan Winston Studio – the same studio that made the Aliens Queen – talk about the process of making the full-sized animatronic T-Rex that starred in the adaptation of Jurassic Park.

E.T. x Alien

E.T. x Alien

It’s Steven Spielberg meets Ridley Scott in this short trailer by 2nd year students at The Animation Workshop in Denmark. Remember: In space, no one can hear you phone home.

It’s…

It’s…

Chop Shop offers a nudge and a wink to Monty Python’s Flying Circus with this print loaded with dozens of references to the classic British comedy show. Also available as a t-shirt. Hi-res image here.

Star Wars Sports Logos

Star Wars Sports Logos

David Creighton-Pester turned the characters and creatures of Star Wars into sports team logos. The designs are available as prints, gadget skins and cases, t-shirts, hoodies and more.

Flower Cotton Candy

Flower Cotton Candy

He may not have the swagger and dance moves of this guy, but this cotton candy vendor in Ciqikou, Chongqing, China more than makes up for it by using sugar to create edible art from spun sugar.

The Bottle

The Bottle

The video artists of Poland’s White Kanga have come up with a way to project images onto 3D surfaces and dynamically adjust the projection based on the movement of the objects.

Spaceship Skeletal Surveys

Spaceship Skeletal Surveys

If you think Jason Freeny’s toy anatomy series is awesome, check out Josh Lane’s Spaceship Skeletal Surveys, a series of illustrations featuring bone x-rays of fictional spaceships.

Tardar Sauce Crossing the Alps

Tardar Sauce Crossing the Alps

Look at this amazing illustration by artist Nicolie McEvoy that depicts “our fearless leader Tardar Sauce ‘Grumpy Cat’ Bonaparte directing the cats of the world to face the dog menace.”

The Wire: All in the Game Poster

The Wire: All in the Game Poster

Artist Dennis Culver put 52 primary characters – from the Barksdale crew to the disgusting Carcetti – from all five seasons of The Wire in one 24″ x 36″ poster. High res image here.

Game Over!

Game Over!

Brooklyn-based artist Henry Hargreaves has a stylish series of monochromatic photographs revealing the beauteous forms of classic childhood toys and games like Battleship and Rubik’s Cube.

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Plane Landing Composite

Plane Landing Composite

Inspired by this famous image, photographer Cy Kuckenbacker compressed five hours of landings at SAN down to just 30 seconds, by using the blue sky above to chroma-key each plane into the scene.

Seventies Space Colony Art

Seventies Space Colony Art

Back when the Apollo Missions were still fresh in the mind, NASA’s Ames Research Center was hard at work conceptualizing what the future of space exploration might be. Where’d our imagination go?

Dead End Thrills

Dead End Thrills

Duncan Harris uses mods, tweaks and a discerning eye to capture beautiful high-resolution screenshots of videogames. Great for scouting wallpapers or just marveling at how far games have come.

Indoor Clouds

Indoor Clouds

Berndnaut Smilde creates miniature clouds indoors by regulating the room’s temperature, humidity and lighting then using a fog machine. Images by Onur Dag and Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk.

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

The official video for Tame Impala’s Feels Like We Only Go Backwards was made with 1000+ plasticine clay collages by Becky & Joe. Rather than dump the frames in the trash, the animators are selling them.

Winter Illuminations

Winter Illuminations

An annual lightshow called Winter Illuminations at Japan’s Nabana no Sato covers the grounds and gardens of the park with millions of LEDs. The walk-through light tunnels are truly extraordinary.

Watch Part Scorpion

Watch Part Scorpion

Artist JM Gershenson-Gates of A Mechanical Mind creates various creatures including spiders, dragonflies, and this here creepy, yet awesome metal scorpion using old watch parts. More here.

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Chalktrail

Chalktrail

Attach the Chalktrail to the rear wheel of any bike, and kids (or grown-ups) can draw fun geometric sidewalk graffiti as they ride. Each chalk stick draws a 1.5 mile line. Scooter version coming soon.

Vincent’s Daydreams

Vincent’s Daydreams

Adele Enersen made a book filled with “dream settings” of her baby Mila. Now she’s doing the same with her boy Vincent, using simple but funny doodles that make his sleepy poses more awesome.

Cerealism

Cerealism

Arizona-based photographer Ernie Button’s Cerealism series is a clever collection featuring landscapes and still life pieces inspired by the shapes and textures of our favorite cereals.

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Game of Thrones Sigil Book

Inspired by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, these charming picture book illustrations would be a perfect way for the kiddies of Westeros to learn the house sigils and words.

Bloemencorso Flower Parade

Bloemencorso Flower Parade

Bloemencorso in The Netherlands is a parade that features floats made from flowers. And by floats, we mean gigantic, twisting architectural structures and straight up weird animatronic animals.

Holly Wood Digital Sculptures

Holly Wood Digital Sculptures

Holly Wood is a series of computer-generated wooden sculptures from French artists Tony and Emmanuelle Lugand that features some of our most beloved pop culture, media and gaming icons.

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