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Bike Wheel Zoetrope

Bike Wheel Zoetrope

Katy Beveridge wanted to know if it was possible to create a zoetrope-style animation effect and capture it on a rotating bicycle wheel as the bike is in motion. The answer: a resounding yes.

Address is Approximate

Address is Approximate

A lonely toy takes a journey through the great outdoors, thanks to a little help from his friends, his owner’s iMac, Google Street View, and a sense of imagination from The Theory.

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Fleet Foxes Animated Video

Fleet Foxes Animated Video

Sean Pecknold’s animated clip for The Shrine/An Argument off of Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues is beautifully done. Are we the only ones who secretly wish animals really looked like this?

Street View Cinemascapes

Street View Cinemascapes

Aaron Hobson scoured through countless images collected by Google Street View cameras, and found some real gems, including these beautifully composed and artful still photographs.

XXIT

XXIT

With impressive visuals like these, it starts out looking like a Blade Runner clone, but Stargate Studios short film eventually turns into an action-packed thriller on the streets of San Francisco.

Paper People

Paper People

Artist Nick Georgiou uses discarded newspapers and books to create humanoid sculptures and paintings, each with a personality all its own. Each one is sort of a memento to the gradual death of paper.

Poly

Poly

There’s not a bezier curve to be found in this iPad app by Jean-Christophe Naour, which helps you make polygonal artwork using only your fingertips by tracing and color sampling underlying images.

Keep Drawing

Keep Drawing

Doodling is one of mankind’s ultimate forms of personal expression. Korea’s Studio Shelter reminds us in their short film that no matter what might come your way, Keep Drawing.

ROSA

ROSA

After a long wait, Jesús Orellana’s animated science-fiction short ROSA can now be seen in its entirety. A visually stunning short film, especially given its budget of… zero dollars. A true labor of love.

Anthropomorphic Animals

Anthropomorphic Animals

Berkley Illustration is the same team that gave us Strelka the Space Dog’s portrait. Their other portraits are not based on real animals, but they’re awesome nonetheless. Badass cheetah is badass.

Sprung Steel Wheel Bicycle

Sprung Steel Wheel Bicycle

Designer Ron Arad created this stunning bicycle with sprung steel wheels for the WOW Bikes charity auction. But it doesn’t just look cool – it actually rides – and pretty smoothly at that.

It’s Alive!

It’s Alive!

In celebration of 80 years of Frankenstein’s monster, artists created 80 of their own unique takes on the iconic creature. On exhibit through Nov. 15 at City Arts Factory in Orlando, FL.

Sexy Sweaters

Sexy Sweaters

(Link NSFW) A blog of photoshopped designs for neo-90’s sweaters, filled with faded pastel palettes and large graphics of art, artists and memes. We want the ones with the animated gifs on them.

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Proposition One

Proposition One

Max de Esteban disassembled gadgets then separately photographed their parts. He then layered the pictures to create an X-ray like image. Head to the Klompching gallery to purchase the prints.

eBoy Collection Wallpapers

eBoy Collection Wallpapers

Brighten up your walls with these wallpapers from pixel art group eBoy with supersized versions of their isometric cityscapes and eye-popping patterns. Contact Wallpaper Republic to order.

LomoKino 35mm Camera

LomoKino 35mm Camera

For the first time ever, you can shoot your very own 35mm movies without professional-grade equipment. Lomo’s latest shoots short, grainy analog flicks with this hand-cranked camera.

Corpse Corps Skateboards

Corpse Corps Skateboards

Really emphasize your skate-or-die lifestyle with one of these coffin-shaped decks from Corpse Corps. They come in a 9″ standardized design or a handcrafted 10″ featuring limited-edition artwork.

Dice Sculptures

Dice Sculptures

German artist Tony Cragg has created these amazing flowing organic sculptures, using thousands of individual plastic dice as his primary medium. Just don’t try to roll them – it won’t work.

BEAT

BEAT

We have a hard time believing this wonderfully choreographed animation is Or Bar-El’s “first attempt at 3D animation.” Sure, the shapes are primitive, but the storytelling is masterful.

Red Vines Portraits

Red Vines Portraits

It’s not the only edible medium ever used, but we’d rather eat Jason Mecier’s paintings made from licorice ropes. Though we’re only eating the Red Vines, and leaving the black licorice behind.

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B-Boy Photo Experimentation

B-Boy Photo Experimentation

It doesn’t matter that these breakdancers are speaking Portuguese. The incredible slow-mo, multi- and long-exposure images require no translation (and captions just get in the way.)

Phantom Water Edit

Phantom Water Edit

Chris Bryan used a Phantom HD Gold in a custom underwater housing to make the ocean water look like it was made of liquefied gems, vibrant and glittering. Be sure to watch it in full screen and HD.

Euphorie

Euphorie

Husband and wife, and amazing artists SupaKitch and Koralie are back with new mixed media wall art, their steady hands and bright palette working magic once again. Video by Raphaël Hache.

Renaissance Photography

Renaissance Photography

These images capturing 21st century Egypt in the style of a 17th century Spanish painter from photographer Miguel Angel Sanchez have got us second-guessing our priceless works of art.

Android Dreams

Android Dreams

Photographer Samuel Cockedey’s title pays tribute to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, with a time-lapse of Tokyo, set to the sounds of Blade Runner, the film Phillip K. Dick’s book inspired.

Light Paintings

Light Paintings

We dig the squiggly lines in these light paintings, made with photographic techniques by Brian Matthew Hart; this series was conceived, arranged and drawn in collaboration with Dena Pickering.

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