Vesa LehtimÃ¤ki stumbled upon a box of his old spaceship scale models and took pictures of them head on “to capture their character.” The filter and shadows wonderfully combine grit and nostalgia.
Jason Freeny’s latest creation is a mass produced sculpture, puzzle and educational toy in one. The Gummi Bear Anatomy Toy has a transparent body with 41 removable internal parts.
A life-size model of the Aston Martin DBR1/2, which won the 1959 Le Mans. The parts are all functional and mounted kit-style, along with a replica of the Le Mans trophy and an autographed cap.
While the Newton’s Cradle is known for its nearly perpetual motion and clacky metal balls, we rather like this version, created by Yasutoki Kariya using light bulbs in place of steel orbs.
Minimalist posters by Bernie Gross featuring some of the most popular pro wrestlers of the 80s and 90s. Funny how the guy who’s all about death is the only one whose career is still alive.
Own prints of Jed Henry’s hit Ukiyo-e Heroes – videogame characters drawn in the traditional Japanese style. Watch woodblock artist Dave Bull make a sample print here.
By zapping 80,000 volts of electricity through plants, photographer Robert Buelteman captures extraordinary images of nature and science through his painstaking and dangerous process.
James Bit makes jackets that make game cases look like classic Penguin books. You can customize the author, title and colors, but he’ll only send the template; you’ll have to print it on your own.
No mere cash-in, The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy was made by Batman fans for Batman fans. It features interviews and articles by the cast and crew along with tons of pictures.
Inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, artist Ugo Gattoni’s intricate inked illustration measures about 15 feet wide, and depicts a scene of a crazy bicycle race. It’s available in book form for your pleasure.
Freelance illustrator Gavin Aung Than turns inspirational quotes into comic strips or panels. Gavin’s choice of quotes combined with his diverse art style makes each piece compelling.
Artist Jill Sylvia creates incredible models of structures such as the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Treasury and the Capital using sheets of financial ledger books with holes cut out of them.
Zone out for a sec and appreciate the fine work My Dog Sighs puts into FreeArtFriday: a weekly ritual of creating art pieces with found materials and leaving them on the street for passersby.
Assembly produced this live performance which combines music, dance, computers and animation, controlled through a Microsoft Kinect. And yes, the audio is at least partially controlled by the dancer.
These photos weren’t taken at Burning Man. A LEGO forest was installed overnight in the rather barren landscape of Broken Hill, Australia as part of the LEGO Festival of Play. Also done in Sydney.
A stop-motion animated film from the twisted mind of writer Charlie Kaufman being funded outside of the conventional studio system so its creative team has no interference with their artistic vision.
Ryan McNaught used over 200,000 bricks to build a cross-section replica of the world famous Colosseum. The half is further split into its current ruined state and its original form. More here.
Evan Wondolowski uses shreds of discarded old U.S. Federal Reserve notes to create portraits of celebrities and politicians. Each bit is individually glued in place, shadows accented with charcoal.
Stop off in Terminal 1 at the Changi Airport the next time you fly into Singapore to see a ballet of golden raindrops about the dream of flying in the largest kinetic sculpture in the world.
Food artisan Shawn Feeney used a caseload of watermelons and a couple of pineapples to create this amazing, intricate carved dragon which looks good enough to eat (or will it eat you?)
Artful, but reasonably priced speakers which break out of the mold of the ordinary black boxes, replacing them with bold decorative stands covered with works by some awesome indie artists.
Awesome custom, one-of-a-kind chairs featuring images of superheroes (or other characters), created by artist Larry DiMaio. Definitely not your grandpa’s wingchair. (Thanks Amy!)
(NSFW: Language) Tired of playing with the Nic Cage playset? Practice coloring with Thrill Murray! It has 24 images of the accomplished actor and comedian, each made by a different illustrator.
Artist Gregory Euclide teaches high school by day. During his lunch break, he creates temporary paintings on whiteboard using sumi ink. Did we mention his break is only 25 minutes long?
Artist Dan Cretu uses foods to create nifty sculptures that look like everyday objects. We love the boombox made from fruits and veggies, but our favorite has to be the citrus camera.
Artist DuksArts used his creative skills and Photoshop to create this awesome illustration of The Dark Knight in about three hours. Here, we see the whole process boiled down to 3 minutes.
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