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Dead Drops

Dead Drops

Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drops project gives new meaning to peer-to-peer file sharing. Bartholl embedded five USB flash drives all around New York City that anyone can use to load or copy files.

Burger Grease Painting

Burger Grease Painting

If you thought the burgers your bought at the drive-thru were greasy, you’re right. Phil Hansen makes that point crystal clear when he “paints” the Mona Lisa with the grease from fast-food burgers.

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EXPO Water City

EXPO Water City

One of the videos in Martin De Thurah’s City series shown at Expo Shanghai 2010, Water City is a feast for the eyes, capturing a variety of the forms, textures and tones of water.

Magnificent Fire Photography

Magnificent Fire Photography

Lighters up to the folks over at TechEBlog, who have compiled some very cool examples of fire photography, which due to its nature is a very challenging and frequently chaotic subject.

oops

oops

Chris Beckman’s short film won a Vimeo Award for best Experimental Film. The premise is simple – take clips from people who drop their cameras while shooting and seamlessly stitch them together.

Kill Your Co-Workers (Video)

Kill Your Co-Workers (Video)

Actually, don’t. Instead, watch this music video for Flying Lotus and maybe it will calm you before you do something so drastic. Afterwards, download all the 3D characters and make your own animations.

Marvel x Tron

Marvel x Tron

In anticipation of the upcoming TRON: LEGACY, Marvel will be releasing variant covers featuring Tronified versions of Iron Man, Wolverine and other super heroes. Moon Knight never looked better.

Massive Attack: Atlas Air

Massive Attack: Atlas Air

Directed by Eduoard Salier, the latest from the British trip-hop duo features incredible CGI imagery, with a flying bunny-monster-man and the most massive army of aircraft you’ve ever seen.

Mine Field Furniture

Mine Field Furniture

When departing in the ’90s, the Soviet army burned the explosives out of the mines stored in Mädasadam, leaving multitudes of cases as scrap iron. Mati Karmin repurposes these relics as art.

Doug Boehm Illustration

Doug Boehm Illustration

We’re digging the tender personalities and earthy tones in each of the 4 Monster Mash prints from Doug Boehm, who in addition to these seasonally appropriate fiends has a terrific portfolio of work.

Rockkit Chair

Rockkit Chair

Lutz Pankow’s Rockkit is a pair of aluminum skids that can transform nearly every 4 legged chair into a rocking chair. The skids are screwed onto the legs with rubber mountings and are removable.

Radiohead: House of Cards Code

Radiohead: House of Cards Code

Ok, Radiohead’s video for House of Cards isn’t new, but did you know that you can manipulate the 3D plotting technologies they used to create it on Google code? Inspired, mindbending, cool stuff.

Wall Portraits by Vhils

Wall Portraits by Vhils

London-based street artist Alexander Farto aka Vhils made these amazing layered portraits by painting and etching on walls. Watch Vhils at work here. Check out more of his work on his website.

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Macula: The 600 Years

Macula: The 600 Years

The Macula strike again, this time for the 600th anniversary of the famous Prague Astronomical Clock. The group used the clock itself as the canvas for their stunning historical light show.

Shrink Wrap Performance Art

Shrink Wrap Performance Art

Lawrence Malstaf is an artist who literally shrink wraps volunteers as an art form. The intention is to encourage people to consider the threat to their survival and how they would protect themselves.

Graffiti Utility Backpack

Graffiti Utility Backpack

Sprayground’s Graffiti Utility Backpack is built from tough coated cotton canvas, holds 8 spraycans in a faux-fur lined front compartment and can also hold a laptop, markers, tips and skateboard.

Comic Book Cartography

Comic Book Cartography

A photoblog that features maps and diagrams from actual comic books. Even if you’re not a fan of comics, you’ll find a lot of humor, honesty and Looney Tunes-like simplicity in the drawings.

Urbankind Graffiti Furniture

Urbankind Graffiti Furniture

Urbankind offers a cool collection of one-off furniture pieces (think mid-century mod), made more urban by designs from some of the best UK graffiti artists (think Dan Innes and Mark Hooley).

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

Photographer Phil Hart shot these images of a bioluminescent algae called Noctiluca Scintillas in Australia’s Gippsland Lakes. As you can see, the stuff glows an incredible shade of blue.

The Simpsons x Banksy

The Simpsons x Banksy

Renegade British street artist Banksy goes mainstream (sorta) with these opening credits he storyboarded and directed for this week’s episode of The Simpsons.

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MapCuts

MapCuts

Karen O’Leary’s “map cuts” are a sight to behold; each highly detailed piece was hand drawn and hand cut. We’re more amazed by the process of making these maps than the maps themselves.

Dress The Part Movie Posters

Dress The Part Movie Posters

Moxy Creative’s prints feature just the clothes and accessories associated with films. We love the Top Gun poster, but we’re disappointed that Marty McFly’s vest and kicks isn’t on the list.

Due To Licensing Constraints…

Due To Licensing Constraints…

You don’t have to be an art critic to figure out Paul Mutant’s “This painting is not available in your country” (2010, acrylic on canvas). Maybe he should add “there’s always torrents though”.

Zac Freeman Junk Portraits

Zac Freeman Junk Portraits

Zac Freeman collects junk, found objects and trash which he combines to create portraits. Up close, the pieces look like crap cobbled together; when viewed from afar, the work is quite compelling.

Polaroid Coasters

Polaroid Coasters

Just Noey creates these clever ceramic coasters, inspired by Polaroid instant pics. Each one features the artist’s original images, digitally transferred and coated with a 100% waterproof glaze.

Paul Rand Retrospective

Paul Rand Retrospective

A short film created for Paul Rand‘s posthumous induction into the One Club Hall of Fame. Rand is responsible for many iconic logos, including the IBM, Westinghouse, ABC, and the classic UPS logo.

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