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Burnt Toast Mona Lisa

Burnt Toast Mona Lisa

The fact that an artist named “Toastman” has been making giant artworks out of burnt toast for the last 10 years is awesome enough, but his latest, da Vinci’s classic, is a true masterpiece (of toast).

Pencil Tip Sculpture

Pencil Tip Sculpture

Dalton Ghetti is an insanely talented artist who makes detailed sculptures using the graphite tip of pencils. Odd Stuff Magazine has more pictures as well as an interview with Ghetti.

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Paintable Android Figurines

Paintable Android Figurines

Show your loyalty to Google’s mobile OS as well as your creativity with one of these blank Android mini-collectibles. Each one is the perfect canvas for your ideas. Design ideas courtesy of Gizmodo.

Cartoon Perspective Sculptures

Cartoon Perspective Sculptures

These unassuming sculptures of popular cartoon characters were made by artist John Hopkins. They’re actually made of several disproportionate parts. See more of Hopkins’ work here.

Rolling Roadshow Movie Posters

Rolling Roadshow Movie Posters

Artist Olly Moss created these wicked retro movie posters for the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow, a nationwide tour of famous movies in famous places. Check out the rest of ’em here.

Wireframe Motorcycle

Wireframe Motorcycle

This isn’t a 3D graphic rendered on a computer. Chinese artist Shi Jindian made this sculpture by crocheting steel wire around an old Chiangjiang 750 motorcycle, then somehow removing the bike.

SMSlingshot

SMSlingshot

Berlin’s VR/Urban put together this strange contraption: a slingshot, which when fired, sends an SMS message through the air and lands it on a big screen. Weird, but cool when you see it.

International Space Station Images

International Space Station Images

Nikon and NASA have created a gorgeous collection of photos taken aboard the International Space Station with Nikon gear, including a consumer market quality D3S DSLR.

Robert Burden’s Toy Box

Robert Burden’s Toy Box

Robert Burden makes amazing tapestry-style paintings of the action figures he loved as a child, from G.I. Joe to Voltron to Hulk Hogan. Print versions of his paintings are for sale at his website.

Rice Paddy Art

Rice Paddy Art

For almost 20 years now, the farmers of the town of Inokodate in the Aomori prefecture in Japan have been making amazing illustrations using only different colored rice plants.

Rubber WMD Sculpture

Rubber WMD Sculpture

New Zealand-based artist Brett Graham explores cultural and historical themes in his sculptures of near full-scale weapons of mass destruction, mainly made from MDF, steel and rubber tires.

If Star Wars Was Real

If Star Wars Was Real

We are truly enjoying the talents of the folks over at If Star Wars Was Real, who curate quirky Photoshop images that seamlessly blend familiar characters from the movie with old timey photos.

Jell-O San Francisco

Jell-O San Francisco

Liz Hickok creates scale models of urban sites (like San Francisco here) entirely in Jell-O. Luminously glowing, the fragile medium bears odd similarities to the city’s uncertain geological landscape.

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Nomadic Sound System

Nomadic Sound System

This musical performance art piece consists of nine people wearing self-contained audio systems, moving together or individually to create an ever-changing, human surround-sound system.

Haters Gonna Hate Print

Haters Gonna Hate Print

We grinning at the looks of this guy expressing himself on this handmade limited edition print from Omar Noory. It’s letterpressed on heavy paper stock and hand painted with a light ink wash.

Threadless x Dell

Threadless x Dell

Dell Design Studio has partnered up with Threadless to create a series of cool artist-designed netbooks and laptops. 11 designs are on the way, but the first few are already available.

Carlos Ramos x Kubrick

Carlos Ramos x Kubrick

Storyboard artist Carlos Ramos, who’s worked on shows like Dexter’s Laboratory – created these whimsical images as an homage to the films of Stanley Kubrick. At Copro Gallery 7/10-7/31.

Concrete Chesterfield Sofa

Concrete Chesterfield Sofa

Gray Concrete created this sofa with a mold from a real Chesterfield to make a glass textile casting; the padding inside the cushions was replaced with a rigid foam modeled to make “bum prints.”

Inspiration Pad

Inspiration Pad

If you love using notepads to draft your poems, sketch your designs or just plain doodle, you’ll probably love Marc Thomasset’s concept, a notebook with unconventional and playful lines.

“Handsome Guy” Mask

“Handsome Guy” Mask

We thought the weird looking dude in this video was a CGI effect, but it’s an insanely hyper-real silicone mask from the guys at SPFXMasks. If we saw this guy on the street, we’d run the other way.

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BevShots: Booze as Art

BevShots: Booze as Art

These prints aren’t works by the latest abstract artist. You’re looking at microscopic images of alcoholic beverages from BevShots. Tequila, beer and cocktails all could be hung on a gallery wall.

The Steampunk Monster

The Steampunk Monster

Created by Richard Sabatini, The Steampunk Monster is a clever piece of art, a huge robot collage made up of pictures of machines that store or run on steam, like locomotives and gas silos.

Randy Regier’s Toys

Randy Regier’s Toys

Randy Regier creates wonderful retro style toys and packaging. Although they may look like they’re from a bygone era, Regier’s works are actually attempts to reflect modern American culture.

Lori Nix Photography

Lori Nix Photography

Photographer Lori Nix works with miniatures and models to create beautifully disastrous scenes and landscapes; her project The City depicts eerie abandoned buildings in a post-apocalyptic world.

3D Castle Projection Mapping

3D Castle Projection Mapping

Shoot to kill, play to thrill: it’s AC/DC vs. Iron Man in this cool architectural projection mapping project on the front facade of the Great Keep at Rochester Castle, which warps and tumbles before your eyes.

Smirnoff Red + Vitalic

Smirnoff Red + Vitalic

Vodka maker Smirnoff is rolling out this limited-edition triple-distilled batch, packaged in an vibrant bottle in collaboration with French electro-DJ Vitalic. As long as it gives us a good buzz, we’re good.

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