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