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Instruments from Inside

Instruments from Inside

The text in these posters for the Berliner Philharmoniker reads, “Closer to Classical Chamber Music”, a tagline visualized by expansive shots of the interiors of musical instruments.

Shattered Figurines

Shattered Figurines

Photographer Martin Klimas dropped porcelain figurines and snapped pictures of them as they hit the ground, turning these static figures into dynamic martial arts fight scenes.

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Steampunk Corkscrew

Steampunk Corkscrew

Rob Higgs knows how to open a bottle of wine like a boss. Using hundreds of bronzed metal springs, gears and other parts, he built this incredible machine to uncork and pour a bottle of wine.

Cobwebs

Cobwebs

Arachnophobes look away! Cyriak fills our screens (and worst nightmares) with an endless barrage of animated spiders crafted from circuit boards, human heads, and other stuff. Get the Raid!

Toy Shining

Toy Shining

Kyle Lambert used his iPad to storyboard Toy Story 3 characters into classic scenes from The Shining. Awesome enough to get an invite from Pixar to bring them to the studio. (Thanks David!)

Coffee Cup Stain Painting

Coffee Cup Stain Painting

We’ve seen OhiseeRED use a basketball to paint. This time she uses a coffee cup, making ring-shaped stains to paint a portrait of Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou. It took her 12 hours to finish it.

The Story of ‘Keep Calm…’

The Story of ‘Keep Calm…’

The tale behind the WWII poster turned meme, straight from the horse’s mouth. Made by Nation and Temujin Doran for Barter Books, the bookstore where the poster was rediscovered in 2000.

Seeing in Circles

Seeing in Circles

You’ve probably never thought about attaching your camera to the end of a power drill. That’s okay. Oscar Lhermitte has you covered, with this hypnotic, kaliedoscopic look at life sent spinning.

Fresh Guacamole

Fresh Guacamole

A clever stop motion short that plays on idioms and homonyms. PES made Fresh Guacamole for Showtime’s Short Stories as a follow up to his award-winning short Western Spaghetti.

Dreamcast Graffiti

Dreamcast Graffiti

French custom artist Oskunk gives us a peek of his workflow, using Sega’s last console as his canvas. Dude’s got some steady hands. Check out more of his art on his website and on his Flickr page.

Exposure

Exposure

You may recall Antony Gormley’s sculptures. Turns out he supersized things in 2010, erecting an 85 foot-tall metal man in the Dutch town of Lelystad. We wonder how tall he’d be if he stood up.

Nine Eyes Photo Project

Nine Eyes Photo Project

Jon Rafman’s Nine Eyes of Google Street View website is a offbeat, ongoing project that publishes the strange scenes that the nine automated Google Street View car cameras capture. (Thanks Max!)

Mitch Hedberg Wood Etchings

Mitch Hedberg Wood Etchings

In tribute to the late, great surreal comic Mitch Hedberg, artist Kiersten Essenpreis created these hilarious wood etchings with quotes which make us wonder if Mitch was Philosoraptor’s father.

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Yolk

Yolk

Similarly to his unpeeled tangerine painting, artist Duane Keiser makes omelettes art from his broken egg in this progressive, time-lapse painting, shot one day at a time, then animated.

Spreepark Abandoned

Spreepark Abandoned

There’s just something so surreal about abandoned amusement parks, and this defunct park in Berlin might be our favorite yet, with its fallen dinosaurs and creepy mustachioed car.

Magnificient Map of Rap Names

Magnificient Map of Rap Names

Pop Chart Lab took their ballin’ Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names to the next level and freshened it up with bling. The 39″x27″ Magnificent Map of Rap Names contains a whopping 636 rapper names.

Love is Making Its Way…

Love is Making Its Way…

The music video for Love Is Making Its Way Back Home, a track from Josh Ritter’s new EP Bringing in the Darlings. The video was made by Prominent Figures using photographs of 12,000 paper cutouts.

3D Pixel Animation

3D Pixel Animation

Animator What Pixel You On takes the retro pixel art style and breathes new life into it by popping it into the third dimension. If our old Nintendos could have done this, we’d probably still be playing them.

The City of Samba

The City of Samba

Jarbas Agnelli and Keith Loutit invite us to enjoy the daytime scenery and nighttime spectacle that is Rio de Janiero’s Carnaval celebration through the lens of their tilt-shift cameras.

Snow Drawings

Snow Drawings

We are loving these big twirly drawings that were made with footprints in new snow by artist Sonja Hinrichsen and 5 volunteers at Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado. Watch a gorgeous vid of it here.

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The Art of Tim Burton

The Art of Tim Burton

A collection of over 1000 personal drawings and concept images from his films. This 430 page hardcover book would do any coffee table proud. Deluxe Edition ($299) includes a signed lithograph.

The New Kind (Teaser)

The New Kind (Teaser)

250 VFX artists – including some from Hollywood – are contributing time to this Anime series about two lovers who have never physically met – yet are connected psychically. Help fund production here.

Vanishing Cultures Project

Vanishing Cultures Project

Photo enthusiasts will be intrigued by the Vanishing Cultures project: to build a 35′ traditional film camera that creates 4.5′ x 6′ negatives and then document subjects on the road. (Thanks Sancho!)

IPaint

IPaint

No, it’s not a new Mac app. This short film shows artist Thijme Termaat creating works for his IPaint Project. The stop-motion and his skill makes real life seamlessly flow into his paintings and back.

The Between Spaces

The Between Spaces

(NSFW: Nudity) We wish we could give these killer graphite drawings from artist Melissa Cooke’s current project The Between Spaces (and the rest of her work actually) a closer look.

Pantone Album Art

Pantone Album Art

Graphic designer and artist David Marsh uses Pantone swatch graphics in Adobe Illustrator to produce these nifty looking recreations of classic album covers. Follow the link for more.

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