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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.

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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.

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.

Adventures of the Eyes

Adventures of the Eyes

Takanori Aiba’s collection of miniature structures were inspired by his earlier experiences in making bonsai and illustrating mazes. The detailed beauty of each work is mind-boggling.

Shattered CD Sculptures

Shattered CD Sculptures

With shattered bits of old CDs, Sean Avery creates intricate sculptural animals, insects and birds, making fur and feathers from the shards. Where was this guy back in the AOL days?

L.E.D. Surfer

L.E.D. Surfer

Filmmaker Jacob Sutton hit the French Rhône-Alpes slopes to shoot snowboarder William Hughes, wrapped in a custom LED suit, and capturing the nighttime action with his Red Epic camera.

Vimeo Festival + Awards

Vimeo Festival + Awards

Because we love film too, we’re excited to hear that submissions are still being taken through Feb. 20 for Vimeo’s Festival + Awards event in June. James Franco and other cool talent will be judging.

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Underwater Dogs

Underwater Dogs

These images from photographer Seth Casteel capture dogs diving underwater to catch, swim and frolic – turning man’s best friend into both menacing fiends and ridiculous clowns.

Interactive Starry Night

Interactive Starry Night

Digital artist Petros Vrellis took Van Gogh’s classic post-impressionist painting and turned it into a moving work of art, complete with touch, gesture and sound-based interactions.

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall paints images of loves lost and found. Her art can be found in New York’s subway trains, in her book Missed Connections inspired by Craigslist, or in poster form on Etsy.

Niki & The Dove: The Fox

Niki & The Dove: The Fox

Sit back, put on your headphones, and let your eyes and ears drink in this ethereal animated music video by WINTR for Swedish alt-pop artists Niki & The Dove. Get the track here for free.

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

There’s a reason that a pair of Louis Vuitton’s can cost you a pretty penny as Youtuber leicax70 shows in this mesmerizing clip recorded at the Fiesso d’Artico workshops in Venice, Italy.

Paper Cross-Sections

Paper Cross-Sections

Lisa Nilsson’s Tissue Series are surprisingly realistic cross-sections of the human body made only using rolled and shaped strips of paper, a technique also known as quilling. More here and here.

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

Constitutions of Classic Cocktails

68 cocktails with corresponding diagrams, mappings of spirits, garnishes, and more adorn this clever signed and numbered, limited edition guide to classic cocktails poster from the Pop Chart Lab.

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The LED Cathedral

The LED Cathedral

Recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium, Luminarie De Cagna added this awe-inspiring structure, illuminated by 55,000 colorful LEDs to the center of town.

Basket of Skulls

Basket of Skulls

Looking for that finishing touch for your room? Check out these creepy, yet awesome baskets and buckets filled with porcelain skulls by Minnesota artist Cyrus Swann. Single skulls start at just $20.

Carved Tire Art

Carved Tire Art

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye took thick rubber car and truck tires, and carved intricate patterns into their sides and treads, creating stunning works of art from otherwise discarded junk.

Basketball Painting

Basketball Painting

Using only a basketball and bucket of red paint, artist OhiseeRED paints a rather impressive likeness of Yao Ming – though she doesn’t have enough paper to render all 7 foot 6 inches of him.

Painting Light and Shadow

Painting Light and Shadow

Artist Rashad Alakbarov creates paintings – but not in the traditional way. Instead, he creates sculptural works, which cast painterly images onto the wall when hit with a light.

Still Life

Still Life

We can’t think of anything more boring in the art world than a still life painting of fruit. But digital artist Scott Garner livens things up a bit with his interactive version and its motion sensing frame.

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