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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

CD Sea

CD Sea

Artist Bruce Munro (and a crew of 140) created this installation using over 600,000 discarded compact discs to form an enormous shiny “painting”. In two months, all the CDs will be recycled.

London Tube Time Capsule

London Tube Time Capsule

Elevator passageways at London Underground’s Notting Hill Tube Station were sealed to modernize in the 1950’s; recent work at the station has revealed a rich time capsule filled with vintage ads.

Matchstick Sculpture Art

Matchstick Sculpture Art

Self-described Scottish “materials junkie” David Mach creates detailed sculptures using tens of thousands of matchstick heads. Bonus: some pieces are set aflame at art exhibitions.

Doctor Hoo

Doctor Hoo

deviantART member pu-sama created owl versions of all the eleven iterations of everyone’s favorite time- and space traveling alien, Doctor Who. We think the David Tennant owl is spot on.

Minimalist Movie Posters

Minimalist Movie Posters

Brazilian designer Pedro Vidotto strips these iconic Hollywood movies down to their barest essence in his series of modern, minimal poster art. The Toy Story one is our personal favorite.

ALT/1977

ALT/1977

Designer Alex Varanese illustrations envision an alternate version of the disco era, with the assumption he could go back in time with 2010 technology and market it to a whole new audience.

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Jalopy Robot Sculpture

Jalopy Robot Sculpture

Nikola Nikolov’s 6′ tall, 198 lb welded and sculpted Transformer sculpture is the embodiment of the relationship between man and machine, being crafted from his first car, a Lada Samara Diva.

The 501st TK Project

The 501st TK Project

A charity event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation sponsored by the famous costuming organization the 501st Legion, the TK Project calls for artists to create unique Stormtrooper helmets.

Nike Football Man

Nike Football Man

Not to be outdone by Coca-Cola’s giant dude at the World Cup, Nike worked with Ratcliffe Fowler Design to create this incredible hanging sculpture made up of 3000 individual soccer balls.

Jon Han Illustrations

Jon Han Illustrations

We like the connect-disconnect feeling in these conceptual pieces from L.A. illustrator Jon Han, who creates his work by combining sketchy hand-drawn elements with sharp digital edges and flat colors.

Clark Little Photography

Clark Little Photography

Clark Little is known as the foremost shorebreak art photographer, and with good reason: between the adrenaline rush captured in the images and the hyper colors, these photos are insanely good.

Classic Photographs in LEGO

Classic Photographs in LEGO

We are loving the way UK photographer Mike Stimson has reinterpreted some of the most harrowing, joyful and memorable moments in history for his collection, with the help of LEGOS.

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