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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.

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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.

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.

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall

An incredible feat of engineering by Korean artist JônPaSang, this matrix is comprised of thousands of styrofoam cubes which move in and out to form images. Also serves as a huge projection screen.

Huntington Baseball Co.

Huntington Baseball Co.

Michael Peebles started the Huntington Baseball Co. in hope of bringing the game’s rich history back to life with a series of hand-made, old-fashioned gear including bats, gloves, baseballs and hats.

LOTR Stained Glass Illustrations

LOTR Stained Glass Illustrations

deviantART member Jian Guo depicted five memorable scenes from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as stained glass drawings. Check his gallery for the high-res versions.

Breaking Bad Illustrated

Breaking Bad Illustrated

Illustrator Martin Woutisseth returns with another cool graphic animation, upgrading the opening credits from Breaking Bad with iconic locations and characters from the series, and a new theme song.

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Photoreal Ballpoint Pen Drawing

Photoreal Ballpoint Pen Drawing

This might look like a photograph, but if you can believe it, it was actually drawn using 6 colored and 1 black BIC pen. It took attorney/artist Samuel Silva 30 hours to complete. More drawings here.

Sengoku Avengers

Sengoku Avengers

Artist Alex Mitchell re-imagined the Avengers movie characters as Japanese warriors, gods and demons from the Sengoku Period. He even came up with brief back stories for each of them.

Empire State of Pen

Empire State of Pen

Artist Patrick Vale draws the view of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building. It took Vale about 5 days on and off to finish the drawing. The song is Moanin’ by Charles Mingus.

Hip Hop Playing Cards

Hip Hop Playing Cards

While the time away or gamble with the high rollers of hip hop. Each card has hand drawn art by Japanese artist Sayori Wada, featuring legendary artists or groups of rap and hip hop.

Robot Drummer

Robot Drummer

Blitzkrieg bot! This is StickBoy, a robot drummer built by Frank Barnes. He has 4 arms, 2 legs and a head with bad-ass metal mohawk spikes. He should use his wrists more though.

The Art of Shin-Young An

The Art of Shin-Young An

Artist Shin-Young An paints mundane tasks over collages of newspaper articles about serious issues, evoking either one’s powerlessness to affect or indifference to the effect of the world at large.

Portraits from CDs

Portraits from CDs

Moreno De Turco and Mirco Pagano spent over 200 hours making portraits of 6 dead musicians using 6,500 CDs of the musicians’ greatest hits. The portraits were made for an anti-piracy exhibit.

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Homer Buddha

Homer Buddha

A funny good luck charm from Kid Robot and The Simpsons. Homer Buddha is a 7″ vinyl figurine with a movable head and a tummy that you won’t be able to resist touching. Drops 9/6/12 for $50.

Playing Card Realism Challenge

Playing Card Realism Challenge

Artist Mark Crilley starts out with a torn playing card, and challenges himself to draw a photorealistic rendition of the King of Clubs that’s nearly indistinguishable from the real deal.

LEGO Iron Man

LEGO Iron Man

14-year-old LEGO maniac Evan Bacon is well on his way to being a pro LEGO artist with his second life-size superhero sculpture. His 6-foot-tall Iron Man even has light-up eyes, hand, and arc reactor.

Game of Thrones Playing Cards

Game of Thrones Playing Cards

Jim Tuckwell is working on a deck of playing cards based on Game of Thrones, particularly the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens and Baratheons. Here are the first 3 cards. We can’t wait to see the rest.

Sigils of Westeros Poster

Sigils of Westeros Poster

Unimpressed with available designs featuring the various house crests from Game of Thrones, graphic designer Darren Crescenzi took matters into his own hands and made this sleek poster.

Stitched Illustrations

Stitched Illustrations

Embroidery does not easily elicit our admiration, but these surprisingly detailed and in some cases satisfyingly eerie hand-stitched illustrations from Etsy seller Sam Gibson are a good exception.

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