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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Great Job Greeting Card

Great Job Greeting Card

A hilarious greeting card from Sycamore Street Press. It can be a silly but sincere show of love between bros, or used sarcastically. Be sure to get one for yourself as well for buying a great card.

Game of Thrones: Season 2 VFX

Game of Thrones: Season 2 VFX

(SPOILERS!) A look at some of the effects made by Pixomondo for the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The show bagged the Outstanding Visual Effects at the 2012 Emmy Awards.

Flat Time Wall Clock

Flat Time Wall Clock

Another piece from designer Finn Magee’s Flat Life series. Like the Flat Light, the Flat Time poster contains an illustration of an old LED alarm clock that is actually functional.

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Sad Keanu Figurine

Sad Keanu Figurine

This is just plain wrong, but we can’t stop staring at it. Little Sad Keanu Reeves is a 3D printed figurine made by Shapeways member neuralfirings. It comes in two sizes, both of them sad.

aFrame Audio

aFrame Audio

Hiding high-end speakers and amps inside wall art, TruAudio’s aFrame acoustic artwork offers hundreds of prints you can hang on your wall to let your sound be heard and not seen.

Xckd: Click and Drag

Xckd: Click and Drag

Randall Munroe made a huge illustration – 46ft wide if printed at 300dpi – filled with diverse sights. You can see the entire thing here, but it takes away the exploration and discovery.

Love Story – in 22 Photographs

Love Story – in 22 Photographs

The story of EOD soldier Taylor Morris and his love Danielle is poignant and preternaural, especially knowing that it’s told exclusively through the camera lens of his friend Tim Dodd. (Thanks Mort!)

Impersonators

Impersonators

Nicolas Silberfaden got a few celebrity and superhero impersonators in LA to pose for portraits while expressing genuine sadness. The results are striking, but to be honest Aquaman had us giggling.

Sand Mandala Time-Lapse

Sand Mandala Time-Lapse

Buddhist monks spend days creating an intricate mandala using colored sands. Once complete, they destroy their masterwork in seconds, symbolizing the impermanence of life. More here.

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