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Staple Art

Staple Art

Baptiste Debombourg created two wall murals made of nothing but staples. It took him 35,000 staples and 75 hours to complete them. It’ll probably take twice as long to remove them all.

Short Film: I lived on the Moon

Short Film: I lived on the Moon

Sit back, chill out, and let your mind drift as you watch Yannick Puig’s beautiful, poetic animation for French recording artists Kwoon. From the looks of things, the moon is a very strange place.

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Where’s Waldo: Extreme Edition

Where’s Waldo: Extreme Edition

We’ve covered Juan Osborne’s digital art before, but this new image deserves a mention, if for nothing else but how dastardly it is. Just try and find Waldo somewhere in the hi-res version.

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas has two faces – one surreal, and one rigid, to represent the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Pop Culture Sneaker Collection

Pop Culture Sneaker Collection

UK artist Daniel Reese has created a great collection of sneakers inspired by contemporary pop culture using a standard Nike trainer as base, and is now available for commission work.

Stone BMW Z4

Stone BMW Z4

Eric Brum snapped these pics of an incredible masonry sculpture of a BMW Z4 in Beijing, China. It’s a full-size replica of the real deal, with glass windows and an interior made from stone.

The Society of Sinister Simians

The Society of Sinister Simians

The Society of Sinister Simians from Dallas illustrator Chet Phillips is a part Victorian, part steampunk and all evil book and card collection of vicious, mysterious and power hungry primates.

Breakbot: Baby I’m Yours

Breakbot: Baby I’m Yours

This nifty music video for Breakbot’s Baby I’m Yours was created from a series of ~2000 handpainted watercolors by Irina Dakeva. The song is pretty awesome too.

World Cup Coke Man

World Cup Coke Man

This awesome Coke Man sculpture was built for the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg. Built from 2500 Coke cases, weighs 28 tons, and 55 feet tall; they plan on recycling it when the World Cup is over.

37 (or so) Twinkie Ingredients

37 (or so) Twinkie Ingredients

If you thought the list of ingredients in a Hostess Twinkie sounded unappetizing, wait ’til you see the essence of the Twinkie deconstructed into its most basic elements by Dwight Eschiliman.

Lomography Spinner 360°

Lomography Spinner 360°

While most panoramic cameras yield only 120°, the Lomography Spinner takes a 360° viewing angle by shooting 8 panoramas per 35mm roll. It’s equipped with 2 aperture settings and tripod mount.

Flight Patterns Visualized

Flight Patterns Visualized

Aaron Koblin took data from FAA flight traffic control and ran it through a Processing application, After Effects and Maya to produce these incredible images of airplanes’ nerve-like interconnections.

Great Cinema Showdowns

Great Cinema Showdowns

San Francisco artist Scott Campbell has created a playful chronicling of some of the greatest confrontations in film history, presented in ink and paint at his website The Great Showdowns.

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Alfa Romeo Art Collection

Alfa Romeo Art Collection

The Centennial Alfa Romeo Art Collection is a cool journey into the company’s 100 year history, freely interpreted through 100 works by 100 artists, offered in limited editions of 100. (Thanks Ron!)

Casa de Karton Installation

Casa de Karton Installation

Don Lucho’s Casa de Karton, an apartment built entirely with carton and paper, includes furniture and other items found in a typical home. A carton car wreck can be found outside the installation.

May28th Architect Watches

May28th Architect Watches

Disappointed with the scarcity of quirky, yet affordable timepieces, Agni Tilla founded May28th. If her one-of-a-kind Architect watches are anything to go by, we’d say she’s on the right track.

iPhone Bullet Time

iPhone Bullet Time

By sequencing images taken in rapid succession by 9 iPhones, these bloggers from Tokyo managed to recreate the famous Matrix “bullet time” visual effect. Next time, they want 30 iPhone users.

Around the World

Around the World

Would you believe Andrey Gordeev’s amusing (if just a wee-bit stereotypical) point-of-view illustration series Around the World was created for a trucking company’s calendar? Us neither.

Drainspotting

Drainspotting

Remo Camerota’s photo app Drainspotting explores the fascinating art of Japanese manhole covers. Specially made for the iPad, it contains over 100 extra pictures not present in the original book.

1000 YouTube Uploads

1000 YouTube Uploads

Musician Patrick Liddell uploaded, downloaded then re-uploaded the same video to YouTube 1000 times. Turn down the volume and watch what happened over time. (Original video here).

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Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car

Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car

BMW has announced that the 17th Art Car created by Jeff Koons will race where the first art cars did – at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12th and 13th. Koons’ canvas is a BMW M3 GT2.

Video: Let’s Colour

Video: Let’s Colour

If you doubt that color can be powerful and uplifting, you may change your mind after watching the 2 minutes of Let’s Colour, a worldwide initiative from Dulux to spread color all over the world.

A Separate Reality

A Separate Reality

Artist Alex Andreyev’s evocative paintings envision a slightly askew world filled with zero-gravity vehicles, gigantic dirigibles and tentacled creatures. We’re not sure it looks like a fun place to live.

Flat Light Poster Lamp

Flat Light Poster Lamp

Made by UK-based artist Finn Magee, Flat Light has an embedded LED that makes it light up. Originally part of Magee’s Flat Life series, Flat Light is now on a limited edition run at the Moss Gallery.

Folded Paper Art

Folded Paper Art

Cologne-based artist Simon Schubert has perfected the art of paper folding with these highly detailed paper works that showcase intricate architectural details in European buildings.

Polo Shirt Portrait

Polo Shirt Portrait

20 staffers arranged 2,700 polo shirts in 24 different colors to make a portrait of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh as part of a campaign by Japanese apparel maker Onward Kashiyama.

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