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Trespass: Urban Art

Trespass: Urban Art

TASCHEN’s beautiful 320-page hardcover book chronicles some of the most original and creative graffiti and urban art around the world. Get a sneak preview of the book here.

Plastic Utensil Skeleton Art

Plastic Utensil Skeleton Art

British designer Elliott Mariess utilizes plastic forks, spoons and other similar recycled materials to create his amazingly frightening skeletal art, collectively dubbed as Waste. (Thanks Mudit!)

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Paper Effigies

Paper Effigies

Au Yeung Ping Chi’s papercraft items are burned at grave sites to be “delivered” to the dead. For those who died young, Au Yeung makes effigies of gadgets and designer shwag.

Ink Cartridge Art

Ink Cartridge Art

The talented Faith Pearson was challenged with incorporating old ink cartridges into her artwork. She transformed them into geeky, humorous works of art with heavy sci-fi and pop culture references.

Painting with Veggies

Painting with Veggies

Chinese artist Ju Duoqi likes to play with her food, recreating classic paintings using precisely diced and sliced veggies. With such knife skills, she’s our write-in nominee for Top Chef.

Vintage Tokyo Subway Posters

Vintage Tokyo Subway Posters

Japanese subways are filled with posters reminding commuters of proper manners. These posters from the 70s and 80s are done with a variety of styles. Can you guess what they’re saying? More here.

Sentinel Playing Cards

Sentinel Playing Cards

These Sentinel playing cards, a collaboration from theory11 and Hatch, are absolutely gorgeous inside and out, from the original art on the cards to the metallic accents and on the sleek and sturdy box.

Starships

Starships

Bernard Gigounon’s child-like imagination turns seafaring vessels into spaceships simply by use of mirror-images and appropriate backgrounds. This would go well with the Star Wars soundtrack.

Law and Order: Artistic Intent

Law and Order: Artistic Intent

Even though Law and Order has been canceled, we still love these artist interpretations of the one-line episode summaries for the show. Wish we could have seen this exhibition live. (Thanks Kevin!)

The Land Of Giants Concept

The Land Of Giants Concept

Choi+Shine‘s entry in the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition turns pylons into statues. Frankly, we’re more surprised that there’s a pylon design competition.

52 Bad Dudes Posters

52 Bad Dudes Posters

Adam Sidwell draws a pop culture bad dude every week, and all of his work has been wicked so far, from Tyler Durden to Sam Fisher. Buy his posters and inject a heavy dose of bad-ass to your life.

WORDS (Short Film)

WORDS (Short Film)

A beautiful short film made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante for Radiolab’s Words podcast, WORDS plays a game of word association while barely using any spoken language.

DeviantART Muro

DeviantART Muro

The guys over at DeviantART have released this simple, elegant HTML5 painting application which even offers support for Wacom tablets. Start playing now for free, extra brushes cost points.

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The Ultimate Papercraft Car

The Ultimate Papercraft Car

Done a promotional stunt for Epson, this full-scale replica of an Acura NSX race car was made entirely from paper (and maybe a little glue). We’d be more impressed if they could make it drive.

Eyes Up Close

Eyes Up Close

Suren Manvelyan took these close up shots of eyes, capturing their strange and unfamiliar appearance. Beautiful, intriguing and slightly creepy. More pictures at Photography Served.

Kris Kuksi Sculpture

Kris Kuksi Sculpture

Kris Kuksi is an American artist whose distaste for typical American life and pop culture shows in his extraordinary, grotesque sculptures, which focus on the fallacies and fragility of mankind.

Desert Indoors

Desert Indoors

Photographer Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes shot these incredible pics of ghost towns and abandoned properties throughout the Namib desert. The images are at once haunting and beautiful.

Macula: Super Menace

Macula: Super Menace

Urban projection experts Macula used the facade of the Hilton hotel in Prague as the canvas for their hypnotizing light show. Check out more of Macula’s magic on their website.

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.

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