Level up your desktop with a giant-sized mouse pad from Inked Gaming. They’re available in 35″ x 16″, 36″ x 18″, and 48″ x 24″ sizes with a smooth polyester mousing surface and an anti-slip rubber backing. With so many colorful and creative designs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one. They also print custom designs.
Cameras can create art but are rarely artful themselves. They occasionally come in colors, but that’s about it. Filmmaker Dave Knop decided to test out his drawing skills using a hand engraving tool on the body of a cheap camera, giving it more personality. Though it did nothing to improve the camera’s awful image quality.
Artist Blake McFarland continues to wow us with his spectacular animal sculptures. His latest is a gorgeous black rhino he made from a large chunk of burled black walnut wood and clear epoxy resin. The piece will be available for purchase soon from the new artist’s platform Ronin.
When is a trash can not just a trash can? When it’s a beautiful work of art. Frank Howarth needed a place to toss the garbage in his family room, so he used his woodworking skills to conceal a plastic pot. He formed its hyperboloid shape by cutting maple into segments, which he glued into rings, then turned on the lathe.
Ben Hoblyn and Ross Montgomery of Dice Ideas make art using D6 dice as their medium. They use the six pip configurations to create shades of light and dark, resulting in monochrome images which reveal themselves the further back you stand from them. Their biggest piece so far is a tiger made from 30,000 dice.
Artist Edson Aurélio Hudson shows off his improvisational abilities by tossing some random hardware soaked in ink onto a sheet of paper, then incorporating those blobs of ink as the foundation for an imaginative illustration. See more of his improvised images in this compilation video.
Yunchul Kim created this kinetic sculpture which looks like some sort of segmented alien robot. The work represents the infinite nature of creation and extinction, with each of its parts made from acrylic, flexible LED panels, and motors. It’s on display at the 59th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy through 11.27.22.
An official LEGO kit inspired by one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works, The Starry Night. The 2316-piece kit lets LEGO artists paint those swirly skies with bricks. The finished piece measures 15″w x 12″h x 5″d and includes a Van Gogh minifigure at his tiny canvas. Drops 6.1.2022 with VIP access starting 5.25.
Not only did artist New Car come up with a design for an original concept car, but they also created a 3D sculpture of it using one of those filament pens that works like a free-form 3D printer. The most time-consuming part of the project was all of the sanding and smoothing.
The YouTube channel for Mr Custom Crafts is loaded with unique works of art created from metal. In this video, they show how they turned a metal rod and nails into the immensely creepy and crawly scolopendra gigantea, aka the largest centipede in the world. If you enjoyed watching that, check out the scorpion they made.
Multimedia artist Kelly Heaton makes these unique synthesizer circuits in the shape of birds. Not only do they look like our fine feathered friends, but the sounds they make are reminiscent of birdsong. Check out Kelly’s Instagram for more of her wonderful electronic projects.
Motion designer Hideki Inaba’s soothing and hypnotic short film FLOW is a tribute to the ever-changing nature of things. Every frame of the animation could be viewed as an individual painting, as colorful organic forms evolve, disintegrate, and coalesce into new patterns. Inaba is creating a series of FLOW NFTs as well.
In addition to making colored pencils and paints, art supply company Arteza makes a variety of great coloring books, each featuring intricate, imaginative, and fanciful designs. They come in 6.4 x 6.4″ and 9 x 9″ sizes, with heavyweight tear-out pages suitable for framing your artistic creations.
Since 1990, artist Theo Jansen has created numerous walking and moving machines. Each year, he heads to the beach with a new one of his Strandbeests and lets it able about along the, powered solely by the wind. This video compilation shows off some of the many amazing and amusing creatures as they march across the beach.
Artist Austin Mackereth makes some of the most spectacular tie-dye patterns we’ve ever seen. By twisting and knotting fabrics while they soak in colorful dyes, he creates amazing geometric patterns that look like they were created by a computer fractal art program. He auctions off his t-shirts and tapestries on his Instagram page.
This amazing art generator uses AI tech to create original images based on a phrase. Simply enter a description of your desired artwork, choose a style, and click “create.” In less than a minute, it produces unique works of art that you can download, share, or print. There’s an NFT minting feature in the works.
LEGO expands its series of pixelated portraits with this three-in-one kit that lets you create images of Batman, The Joker, or Harley Quinn from the same set. Combine two or three of the 4,167-piece sets to create larger wall art pieces by DC Comics artist Jim Lee.
Hong Kong-based artist Alfred Cheng creates incredible black and white portraits using sewing thread and a circle of nails. What makes them even more amazing is that he uses a single strand of thread to create each image. Art Insider explains his painstaking process.
Pop Chart’s 24″ x 36″ art print features tiny, but detailed illustrations of 150 iconic sneaker designs, all in chronological order. Find your favorite designs from Nike, Adidas, Converse, New Balance, and more. For even more shoes, check out their 32″ x 48″ A Century of Sneakers print, showcasing 264 classic shoes.
As we’ve learned before, everything is a remix. In this particular case, digital artist Hayati Evren remixed pieces of classical works and transformed them into a popular meme. The finished image will be part of the Evren’s “Clash of Time” NFT collection on OpenSea.
At first glance, this looks like an ordinary log. But there’s something hiding inside of it. When it’s given a firm shake, a series of castles rise from its surface, much like the opening credits of Game of Thrones. These ones were posted by Ctoom, but you can find similar pop-up sculptures over on Etsy.
Multimedia artist René Patrick Martinez created the work Unraveling Mercedes, a fascinating piece of art that incorporates multiple images of a person from inception through the end of their life. Each stage of their life is revealed through a series of paintings which are peeled off one layer at a time.
Chicago artist Nicholas Berchtold created this incredible piece of furniture for renowned tattoo artist Pony Lawson. Under its glass tabletop is an intricate model of the Windy City, precision machined from wood, laser-cut acrylic, and 3D-printed ABS, finished in a marble pattern. More info available on the artist’s website.
Nixon jams with the Grateful Dead for this watch collection featuring the band’s iconic artwork. Dancing bears, lightning bolts, skeleton hands and roses rock on Nixon’s classic Time Teller watch in three dial designs. 10 ATM / 100m water resistance means you don’t need to worry if the concert gets rained on.