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Gale-Force Portraits

Gale-Force Portraits

Photographer Tadao Cern has been shooting a series of ridiculous portraits entitled “Blow Job,” in which individuals are captured while being hit in the face with gale-force winds.

Avengers Art Show

Avengers Art Show

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures assembled a team of earth’s greatest artists for an Avengers-inspired tribute show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. Some pieces are still available to buy.

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The Adventures of Mr. Fly

The Adventures of Mr. Fly

Photographer Nicholas Hendrickx shot these whimsical macro pics of his pal Mr. Fly set into tiny real life situations, ranging from skateboarding to riding a tiny fly Vespa to playing the fly-iano.

Cardboard Apartments

Cardboard Apartments

German artist EVOL creates unbelievably realistic illustrations of apartment buildings using cardboard, spray paint and complex stencils. Check out more of his work on his website.

Photographic Specimens

Photographic Specimens

Artist Michael Mapes creates mesmerizing portraits and scenes using hundreds of tiny photographic cut-outs pinned to a display and stored in vials, like butterflies in an entomologist’s collection.

Henrique Oliveira Art

Henrique Oliveira Art

Using found materials from the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, artist Henrique Oliveira creates amazing installation pieces. Some are like caves of wonder we would love to explore. (Thanks Trina!)

Doodle Music

Doodle Music

YouTube mathematician Vi Hart’s latest video is her most confusing yet, but it’s the most entertaining one as well. Watch and listen as she demonstrates friezes, 2D patterns that repeat in one direction.

Sock Portrait

Sock Portrait

We’re enjoying the parade of everyday items Malaysian artist Hong Yi uses to create her work; here, she carefully pins 750 pairs of socks together for Zhang Yimou’s portrait. (Thanks Jasmin!)

1902 Canoes and Kayaks

1902 Canoes and Kayaks

An amazing scene captured from above by photographer Nancie Battaglia – as 1902 individual canoes and kayaks crowded into Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks for the “worlds largest raft” record.

Star Wars Identities Posters

Star Wars Identities Posters

Louis C. Hébert made portraits of Star Wars characters out of smaller illustrations. Part of an ad campaign for the Star Wars Identities exhibition. View the full posters on Behance.

Papercraft Bugatti Veyron

Papercraft Bugatti Veyron

While most of us will never be able to afford the $2 million+ dollar pricetag of an actual Veyron, we can live vicariously through this intricate paper model you can cut out and build for yourself.

In Bed with Invader

In Bed with Invader

Raphael Haddad spent a night with street artist Invader in the winter of 2011, filming the urban artist as he plastered his trademark pixel art all over Paris. Music by ToBy Screamer.

Bullet-Time Light Painting

Bullet-Time Light Painting

Photographer Richard Kendall uses a 96-camera rig to take light painting to a whole new level, combining it with The Matrix “bullet-time” effect – bending light, time and our minds simultaneously.

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Inflatable Stonehenge

Inflatable Stonehenge

While it’s not as mysterious as the actual Stonehenge, you can safely bounce off the rocks in this 1:1 interactive sculpture from Jeremy Deller, on display at Glasgow’s Int’l Festival of Visual Arts.

Sensu Capacitive Brush

Sensu Capacitive Brush

Similar to the Flow brush, Artist Hardware’s Sensu works great with the iPad or any device with a capacitive touch screen. It also has a rubber stylus nib on the other end, making it more versatile.

Mesh Wire Portraits

Mesh Wire Portraits

Using cut up layers of wire mesh, artist Seung Mo Park creates these huge and hauntingly beautiful portraits. In case you’re wondering, here’s a video of his meticulous process.

Cutout Paper Art

Cutout Paper Art

It’s amazing what artist Patrick Gannon is able to accomplish with textured and carved paper. Each work pieces together a beautiful land filled with the creatures of his fantastic imagination.

Sleepwalking Artist

Sleepwalking Artist

Despite having no real interest or desire to express himself creatively in his waking life, artist Lee Hadwin has a natural talent for producing fairly interesting works of art in his sleep.

Vintage Roller Skate Bookends

Vintage Roller Skate Bookends

Artist Breck Armstrong seems to have a knack for breathing new life into found objects. Like he did with these 6 lb roller skate bookends that will look good and keep your big reads from getting away.

Bending Coke Bottles

Bending Coke Bottles

Digital filmmakers KORB created this unofficial Coca-Cola promo for a competition, taking the drink’s iconic glass and liquid-filled bottle and playing with its form through sound.

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Breaking Bad Cup Art

Breaking Bad Cup Art

Artist Cheeming Boey loves Breaking Bad, and decided to treat himself to some art for his B-day with these cool pointillist drawings of Hector, Gus and Tuco. More cup art here. (Thanks Gwen!)

One More Kilometre

One More Kilometre

One of the exhibited pieces on Screen, an online art gallery set up by Swedish art center Kulturhuset. So what’s it about? You tell us. We watched the whole thing though. It was awesome.

The Theater Bookstore

The Theater Bookstore

The El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Built in 1919, the 21,000 sq.ft. theater was converted into a music and book shop in 2000.

Bumblebee Sculpture

Bumblebee Sculpture

Keep Decepticons off your front lawn with this amazing 7.5 foot-tall sculpture of Bumblebee, handmade from various scrap metal parts by ScrapSculptures. Get Optimus Prime here.

Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words

Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words

To promote his rolling papers, Snoop Dogg teamed up with Pereira & O’Dell to create Rolling Words. Its pages are filled with song lyrics and double as rolling papers. The spine acts as a match striker.

Google White House Virtual Tour

Google White House Virtual Tour

Wander through the public spaces of the White House and explore its artworks from the comfort of your computer, thanks to Google’s collaboration with President Obama and the First Lady.

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