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Sensazioni

Sensazioni

Don’t bother guessing what camera was used to shoot this image. It was hand-drawn by Italian artist Diego Fazio using nothing but pencils and paper. Buy prints of Sensazioni on deviantART.

Silicone Sigourney

Silicone Sigourney

A hyper-realistic silicone bust of Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley from the 1986 movie Aliens. As if it wasn’t amazing enough, sculptor Steve Scott based the bust solely on photographs of Weaver.

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RareInk NBA Art

RareInk NBA Art

Enjoy your B-ball and also prove you’ve got good taste with RareInk’s contemporary collection of limited edition NBA artworks, including Nowitzki, Jordan and great duos like Stockton and Malone.

A Finger, Two Dots Then Me

A Finger, Two Dots Then Me

A man bids farewell to his lover and tells her of his upcoming adventures in the afterlife, all to pass the time while he waits for them to be reunited. Written and performed by Derrick Brown.

Patrick Martinez’s Neon Signs

Patrick Martinez’s Neon Signs

Born and bred in Los Angeles, artist Patrick Martinez is heavily influenced by hip hop culture and graffiti. He uses them to great effect to create mixed media pieces like these neon signs.

Incredible Can Art

Incredible Can Art

Japanese artist Makoan creates intricate sculptures of pop culture icons and other objects by recycling beer and soda cans. He even color-matches his subjects by using a variety of drink brands.

Silhouettes from Pop Culture

Silhouettes from Pop Culture

One of our favorite contemporary artists, Olly Moss created this book, loaded with silhouettes of pop culture icons, ranging from Buzz Lightyear to The Godfather. We had fun trying to figure them all out.

Synchronized Drops

Synchronized Drops

Taking the concept behind Brusspup’s reverse water illusion, and sexing it up, JKD Collective’s Kosai Sekine shot this 60-second ID for Japan’s Space Shower TV in-camera, without post-production VFX.

Moneygami

Moneygami

Graphic designer and origami artist Yosuke Hasegawa folds paper bills in such a way that the person on the bill ends up wearing a headgear. He’s even made trading cards of his moneygami.

Romain Jerome ART-DNA Watch

Romain Jerome ART-DNA Watch

Designed by Swiss artist John M. Armleder, this high-end, limited-edition watch features an imposing skull image on its polished steel dial. Only 10 are being made, each one on different color backdrop.

Giant Spider Projection

Giant Spider Projection

Motion design artist Friedrich van Schoor shot footage of spiders running around a scale model, and then projected the shadows through the windows of an actual building.

Facebook Sharing Visualized

Facebook Sharing Visualized

At first glance, you might think you were looking at some sort of organic lifeform in a petri dish, but these videos are data visualizations of content being shared virally from George Takei’s Facebook page.

Pumpkin Carving Boss

Pumpkin Carving Boss

Villafane Studios claims that it’s “home of the most gorgeous pumpkins on the planet” and from what we’ve seen we believe it. Funny, grotesque and scary, these carvings are a real treat to look at.

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Black & White in Color

Black & White in Color

Eran Amir painted a variety of objects – and himself – gray in order to shoot a black and white video that slowly bloomed with color. Making-of here. The song is Eid Ma Clack Shaw by Bill Callahan.

Human Motorcycles

Human Motorcycles

(BSFW) By painting scantily-clad yoga performers to look like the parts of bikes, then posing them into racy positions, i.d.e.a. and makeup artist Trina Merry created these amazing human sculptures.

Miniature Worlds

Miniature Worlds

Feature film effects artist Catherine Nelson creates wondrous and ethereal new planets by digitally compositing hundreds of individual images into a spherical map. We just love the goldfish planet.

Adam Savage’s No-Face

Adam Savage’s No-Face

Mythbusters host and cosplayer Adam Savage talks about how he made his No-Face – aka Kaonashi from Spirited Away – costume and the amazing experience he had with fellow fans of the movie.

Giant Spider Invasion

Giant Spider Invasion

Marlin Peterson was asked to paint a huge mural on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory and decided to paint giant 3-dimensional spiders on it – perfect for freaking out visitors to the Space Needle.

The Alchemy of Light

The Alchemy of Light

Performance artist a dandypunk created this interactive live production which combines dance and movement with projection mapping as his only source of illumination.

Human Yoda

Human Yoda

Sculptor Andrea Eusebi made a bust of the Jedi master using plasticine, but instead of the usual stiff green skin Eusebi went with a more human appearance. For sale, it is. Buy it, you will want to.

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The Rain Room

The Rain Room

Cameras track objects that enter the Rain Room and the corresponding valves are instantly turned off to keep the foreign object dry amidst the falling water. Made by rAndom International.

Bird’s-Eye View

Bird’s-Eye View

For the Discovery show Winged Planet, filmmaker John Downer mounted tiny cameras onto birds to capture their flights from a unique perspective. Other angles shot with equally special camera rigs.

Breaking Ned

Breaking Ned

deviantART member AKADoom mashed up Breaking Bad’s anti-hero Walter White and the Simpsons’ neighbor-ino, Ned Flanders. Oh, you think Ned doesn’t have a Heisenberg in him? Think again.

MTO

MTO

MTO is a street artist who specializes in using spray paint to create large portraits of celebrities, always with a touch of red as his mark. You can see more of his work here and here.

Paper-Cut Silhouttes

Paper-Cut Silhouttes

David Reeves created these awesome recreations of scenes from movies, comics and video games (including a spot-on version Limbo) using cut-out sheets of paper and incredible compositional skills.

Dr. Seuss x Star Wars

Dr. Seuss x Star Wars

If Dr. Seuss wrote a book based on Star Wars, it’d probably be better written than the entire script of Episode I. Artist Jason Peltz created these amusing Seussism posters, and make more, he must.

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