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.
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.
A few examples of incredible paintings, engravings, carvings, and even sculptures made of leaves. The carvings in particular are jaw-dropping. More here, here and here.
Jamie Margary, known for his realistic takes on video game characters, made this creepy sculpture of Pac-Man, which he calls Pakku Rotundus. He even made a depiction of its last days.
Alain Delorme’s pictures treat Chinese porters and their unbelievable piles of goods as living symbols of urban expansion, consumerism, and the transformation of China into the world’s factory.
A long, long time ago, in a country far, far away… Steve Bialik rendered Star Wars characters in Edo Period-style art. These limited edition lithographic prints measure 11″ x 27″ each.
After dissecting the likes of Domo and Gingerbread Man in 2D, Jason Freeny now takes his brand of adorable gore to 3D, with anatomical sculptures of Mario, Nemo, and even a certain little pony.
Nothing in any of these van Gogh works has been added, removed or had its proportions changed, but they’ve taken on a new dynamic through Serena Malyon’s tilt-shift photo manipulation.
When we first saw the works of Alexa Meade, we thought they were paintings on canvas. On closer inspection, we realized they were models covered with paint. Minds officially blown. More pics here.
Like peanut butter and chocolate, we are enjoying the combo of typography with iconic pop culture references from Jerod Gibson; it’s also a great way to remember your movie quotes. (Thanks James!)
Haunting imagery from 1945 to 1962, when the US military was detonating hundreds of nuclear bombs in the atmosphere; photographers struggled to document the destructive effects of the explosions.
Artist Kim Pimmel created this cool light show using stop-motion techniques, shooting individual long-exposure photos, coordinated with electronically-controlled lights. More photos here.
Open your brain tanks, because Kirby Ferguson is about to drop in some premium grade knowledge about the “folk art” of remixing, its origins, and some early examples. More info here.
David Alvarez used over 14,000 individual dice, carefully arranged to form a halftone-like effect to produce these massive 8-foot by 5-foot portraits of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. Snake Eyes!
Dentsu London and BERG used iPads and carefully choreographed, motion-controlled 3D animations to generate incredible long-exposure light paintings. Simply amazing stuff.
Freaking Aweso.me is a new art line created by The Awesomer founder Sion Lee. Their first piece is this awesome zombie poster, loaded up with 978 references to undead movies, books, and games.
One of the more dramatic installations at Burning Man 2010, Ein Hammer is a metal tower which can belch massive jets of fire as 3 workers below smash sledgehammers to trigger the flames.
Photographer Dan Eckert shot this amazing reel of time-lapse imagery throughout California and Arizona, and it’s truly stunning. The more ambitious shots required Dan’s custom-built camera rigs.
We’ve all seen incredible photos shot using HDR (high dynamic range) techniques, but this cool video shows what happens when you shoot HDR video, using a pair of Canon 5D Mark II dSLRs.
London-based Laurie Lipton has developed her own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. Insane, haunting, and inspired.
79-year old Philip Warren started making matchstick versions of the Royal Navy’s ships when he was just 17, way back in 1948. So far he’s made 432 ships. More pics here and here.
Made by Tonio de Roover, East meets West are a couple of sofas made of steel, plywood, velcro and Persian carpets. We’re wondering how comfortable they are to sit on – or if they can really fly.
We often assume Pixar can do no wrong, but every once in a while they get all human on us and fail. newt was in the works for a while, and never made it to the screen. More concept art here.
Chewbacca plays Winnie in James Hance’s mash-up of Winnie the Pooh and Star Wars. Han Solo is Christopher Robin and R2D2 is Piglet. Guess who (or what) plays Eeyore. More art here.
Think plush toys are too sappy puke puke cute? We believe you’ll reevaluate that conclusion after checking out these bloody and subversive ones handcrafted by Berlin-based artist Patricia Waller.
Dewey Nicks’ dynamic photo series for the New York Times celebrates the athleticism and beauty of female tennis players with spectacular slow motion video and stunning photography.
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