Art

Cosplay: Bioshock

Cosplay: Bioshock

It’s not the first time we’ve seen Harrison Krix’s Big Daddy Costume, but these photos at the Georgia Aquarium are almost a perfect rendition of Bioshock–especially with HDR editing.

Light Graffiti Cars

Light Graffiti Cars

Yes, that Jag sitting in your driveway is a trick of the light, but what a beautiful trick: Mark Brown and Marc Cameron’s Light Graffiti Cars create photonic versions of the R8, Morgan Aero, and more.

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Real Exploded Objects

Real Exploded Objects

Exploded t-shirts and diagrams are all the rage, but Adam Voorhes’ Real Exploded Objects literally blows them out of the water: eviscerated Etch-a-Sketches and frog guts, anyone?

Art: Twitter Avatars

Art: Twitter Avatars

Adam Koford’s Twitter Avatars are limited as Twitter’s only 140 character limit, but the results are anything but: he’s done everything from Wolverine and Yoda to Chewie and Link.

Art: Robolamps

Art: Robolamps

Plumbing gets poetic with Robert Matysiak’s Robolamps; made with PVC pipes, light bulbs, and other plumbing supplies, each stands between 6″ and 20″ tall and is positionable.

Art: Invaded Space

Art: Invaded Space

Adam Richardson uses humor and irony to address a politically sensitive topic with Invaded Space; taken at face value, it blends Boston.com’s war photography with 8-bit retro goodness.

Art: Aqualta

Art: Aqualta

New York and Tokyo go the way of Venice in Aqualta, a series of images that depicts the cities after sea levels rise; life goes on, albeit with blimps, ski lifts, catwalks, and gondolas.

Car Parts Sculptures

Car Parts Sculptures

Cash for Clunkers may have a new home with James Corbett; his beautifully detailed metallic sculptures are made entirely from leftover car parts–often, ironically, into tiny cars and bikes.

Stout x Forum Snowboards

Stout x Forum Snowboards

Best known for his over-the-top artwork and posters, Tyler Stout really outdoes himself this time with these Forum Youngblood snowboards; zoom in for ridiculously sweet details here.

The EyeWriter Project

The EyeWriter Project

The EyeWriter Project helps ALS-sufferer and LA graffiti artist Tony Quan to create again; it’s a low-cost ($50) eye-tracking apparatus that uses the PS Eye and open source software.

Video: Shadow Art

Video: Shadow Art

This Shadow Art video puts shadow puppets to shame; using a geometric algorithm, a single 3D sculpture made of LEGOs can cast completely different shadows based on how it’s rotated.

Japanese Barcodes

Japanese Barcodes

Proof that the Japanese have embraced capitalism more thoroughly (and happily) than anyone else: these vanity barcodes are made by d-barcode and are fully scannable.

Star Trek: Art of the Film

Star Trek: Art of the Film

With Star Trek on Blu-ray scoring perfect, Star Trek: Art of the Film is icing on cake: the 160 page book includes never before seen set pieces and details on the reimagining of the Enterprise.

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Man As Industrial Palace

Man As Industrial Palace

Fritz Kahn’s classic 1927 illustration, Man as Industrial Palace, comes to life as a fully animated video; it’s actually a Mac Mini-powered interactive art installation by Henning M. Lederer.

Art: Celebrity Vampires

Art: Celebrity Vampires

Hollywood goes Halloween with Worth1000’s Celebrity Vampires; the red carpet turns a nice shade of crimson by poking fun (and holes) in celebs like Bruce Willis and Scarlett Johansson.

Art: Everyday Science

Art: Everyday Science

Kevin Van Aelst dispenses with charts and spreadsheets; he uses everyday objects to depict scientific principles, with everything from fingerprints as tape to DNA with Gummy Worms.

Comic Strip Mashups

Comic Strip Mashups

Ryan Dunlavey’s Comic Strip Mashups awesomely marry science fiction and weekend funnies; Dark Side and Fantastic Family Circus rock, but there’s no beating Spy vs Spy vs AvP.

Light Art: Alan Jaras

Light Art: Alan Jaras

Alan Jaras’ Light Art is spectacular enough on its own, but most impressive is these are made without any CG: they’re refraction patterns of light passing through transparent objects.

Visual Aid Posters

Visual Aid Posters

Filled with sci-fi size charts, gladiator comparisons, and tie-tying flow charts, Visual Aid’s posters are heaven for infographic lovers; they’re from the two books of the same name.

Video Graffiti

Video Graffiti

It may lack the permanence of traditional graffiti, but that may not be a bad thing: Video Graffiti is part art, part tech demo as it uses rollers with LEDs that are motion-tracked by a projector.

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Video: Cardboard Camera

Video: Cardboard Camera

Kiel Johnson’s giant Cardboard Twin-Lens Reflex Camera looks cool enough as he builds it in the time-lapse video above, but here’s what wowed us: it actually takes pictures.

Haynes Manual Graphics

Haynes Manual Graphics

Volkswagen guts and Spitfire innards make you giddy? Surface View offers Haynes Manual Graphics prints and wall covers; they’re based on the renowned DIY tomes of the same name.

Art: Andy Awesome

Art: Andy Awesome

Andy Awesome’s art is exactly that: technically consistent (it’s all about circles) and relevant to geeks (Star Wars, Simpsons), it’s also freely available as iPhone and desktop wallpapers.

Folk Monster Anatomy

Folk Monster Anatomy

The Japanese own the giant lizard scene now, but their love affair with monsters goes way back: these Folk Monster Anatomy posters explore their grisly (and somewhat tasty) innards.

Video: Hand From Above

Video: Hand From Above

A boon to Monty Python fans everywhere, Hand of Above is an art project in Liverpool which superimposes a giant hand over live crowd videos on a billboard: squish, poke, fling!

Superhero Photography

Superhero Photography

Part playful photoshopping, part social commentary, Indonesian artist Agan Harahap’s Superhero Photographs splice Batman, Darth Vader and others into 20th century wartime images.

Art: WW2 Dieselpunk

Art: WW2 Dieselpunk

Sam Van Olffen’s WW2 Dieselpunk reimagines Allied and Axis leaders with steampunk bodies and armies; Stalinator may be steely, but Churchill Omnicron looks ready to kick Nazi ass.

Art: Stenciled Buildings

Art: Stenciled Buildings

They look like run-down European tenements, but Berlin artist EVOL’s buildings are Lilliputian in size: they’re power and utility boxes that are meticulously spray painted with stencils.

Anatomy of Domo

Anatomy of Domo

After dissecting LEGOs, Dunnys and even Gummy Bears, Jason Freeny takes his scalpel to Domo: we’re still not sure if the fur and teeth are scarier or the blood and guts are.

Video Games IRL

Video Games IRL

Worth1000’s Atareality 5 contest tasks photoshoppers with creating images of video games in real life; much of it is tongue in cheek, but a few (e.g., L4D’s witch) border on creepy.

Graphical Beethoven’s 5th

Graphical Beethoven’s 5th

Beethoven’s legendary 5th Symphony goes graphical with a visual score that serves as a temporal and physical play-by-play: each color represents one of 12 distinct instruments.

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