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Textile artist and sculptor Shauna Richardson has created an amazing series of realistic, life-sized taxidermied animals which have been handmade using crocheted wool, mohair, glass eyes, fake teeth and claws.
These wood maps collect bottle caps from your favorite beers, turning an empty span of wall into a cool, personalized piece of art. Whether you’re a road warrior, international traveler or like to drink close to home, there’s a map for you.
Christophe Guinet aka Monsieur Plant loves to use plants in his works, such as turning sneakers into flower pots. One of his newest works is this beautiful skateboard made of a single plank of wood with its bark intact.
The art-oriented social network finally has official mobile apps for iOS and Android. The official DeviantArt app matches the website’s overhauled design. Use them to browse galleries, upload art and follow other members.
Illustrator and digital artist Chris LaBrooy made these amazing 3D graphics of trucks that look realistic… except they’re elongated and intertwined. He also made a similar series but with cars. Check out his gallery on his website.
iam8bit’s Sequel is a collection of movie posters for sequels that don’t exist (yet), such as Barbarella 2 and Fight Club: the 2nd Rule. Made by various artists, the posters have an extremely limited print run, so grab what you want ASAP.
(NSFW) Boneface’s art is a graphic mix of 90s anime, comics and video games. He also did the animation for Queens of the Stone Age’s lengthy …Like Clockwork music video. You can buy his prints and merch on Society6.
You might have seen one of these before – a cellular tower disguised as a plant. Photographer Robert Voit frames these strange structures – some more discreet than others – as both silly and ominous in his series New Trees.
Sketchfab member Glenatron made a small interactive virtual diorama that depicts various scenes from Metal Gear Solid, including Solid Snake using the CODEC and teaming up with Gray Fox to battle Metal Gear REX.
A collection of prints from digital pop art specialists Crush Collective. $$$ Machine features remixed images of US dollar bills, shamelessly flaunting the power of the currency with bright and bold graphics.
La Machine’s Long Ma is a 50′ tall dragon horse puppet that expels fire and steam. The French puppeteers recently put on a show in Beijing featuring Long Ma and their other famous puppet, the giant spider La Princesse.
A side project of Tofugu illustrator Aya, Kawaii Baseball Cards features baseball cards of MLB players, complete with stats and trivia, and animated gif versions. She also makes other MLB images as requested by her followers.
Alex Gross’Future Tense series consists of paintings with a shallow and saccharine beauty, expanding upon “themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media” and “our inability to exist in the present moment.”
In 2012 DDB Shanghai made this awareness campaign about Internet and computer addiction. The ad agency made a keyboard-shaped sculpture showing the likenesses of addicts and their loved ones trapped in the keys.
Australian urban artist Michael Pederson sneaks in creepy messages in the nooks and crannies of Sydney. Some of them are humorous, some appear to be cries for help, while others are just plain frightening.
Visarute Angkatavanich takes close-up shots of Siamese fighting fish aka betta fish, which have a variety of scale colors and fin shapes. As Colossal said, Visarute’s photos are so clear it’s as if the fish are suspended in mid-air.
More satirical art from Pawel Kuczynski. These illustrations symbolize the different aspects of Facebook, such as its power to spread and gather information and how it’s become an alternative to real life interaction.
A time-lapse of illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon aka Stonehouse painting portraits of a woman at various stages of her life, from birth to death. The software is Corel Painter 11. The song is Big Screen by Silent Partner.
(NSFW: Language, Crude humor) One person has figured out a way to get us to look at fine art – by imagining what their subjects’ text messages would be like. Apparently most of them are drunk, horny or both.
Roxy Paine’s collection of highly-detailed wooden sculptures based on machinery – the literal and the intangible ones. They rebel against control and uniformity, concepts that have become associated with machines. More here.
Michelle Sugar Art worked through the night to create the world’s first cake billboard. Made for Mr. Kipling, the billboard measured 20′ x 10′ and contained 13,360 cakes, many of which were eaten by passersby. More here.
If Greg Klassen’s glass and wood furniture evoke rivers and lakes, Ben Young’s glass and concrete sculptures evoke oceans. Ben cuts and crafts each sculpture by hand, layer by layer. He also makes pure glass sculptures.
…the Department of Mutant Vehicles, that is. Because of space and safety concerns, the DMV was set up to inspect and grant license to a limited number of “mutant vehicles” prior to entering the arts festival. More here.
Antonio Santin’s ongoing series Rugs is composed of hyperrealistic oil paintings. Antonio distorts the patterns and simulates shadows to make it appear like there’s a body hidden underneath each carpet.
In her Self-Portraits with Men and Self-Portraits with Women series, photographer Dita Pepe poses with other people, changing her appearance to make it look like she’s part of their family. She will release a book on the series soon.
Artist Maico Akiba turns Safari Ltd.’s beautiful animal figurines into walking sekai – the Japanese term for “world.” According to Colossal, Maico uses accessories from model train sets to create the amazing miniature worlds.
There are many talented digital artists, but if you don’t know where to look, Curioos is a great place to start. It has a diverse range of artists, and each of its prints are numbered and signed. Its Explore page is practically an online museum.