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Art

Video: Castle Projection

Video: Castle Projection

We’ve seen public projection art before, but Tetragram for Enlargement is easily our favorite–this because (or in spite) of being projected onto the normally busy walls of a castle.

8-Bit Mini Coopers

8-Bit Mini Coopers

The Cool Hunter’s been busy, with both Transformer and Space Invader skate parks on the way; still, our favorite project is a pair of Mini Coopers decked out in neon 8-bit livery.

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A Castle On The Ocean

A Castle On The Ocean

Folded over the course of four years, Wataru Itou’s A Castle On The Ocean is a papercraft spectacle; it’s on display at Uminohotaru, a service area which is itself situated on the ocean.

A-Z of Awesomeness

A-Z of Awesomeness

Neill Cameron’s A-Z of Awesomeness isn’t false advertising: it’s a purely awesome adventure in alliteration, with a new geeky drawing every day for each letter of the alphabet.

First Cylon War Print

First Cylon War Print

Hung as a painting in Admiral Adama’s quarters, First Cylon War was painted by BSG assistant art director Ken Rabehl and mixes medieval elements with a massive robotic onslaught.

Monster by Mail

Monster by Mail

Similar to RobotsAndMonster.org, Len Peralta of Monster by Mail will draw you a customized monster; supply the name and he’ll send you a 4×6 sketch along with making-of video.

DIY Contemporary Art

DIY Contemporary Art

Don’t let Damien Hirst and BANKSY have all the fun–IARTISTLONDON is selling DIY kits that let you recreate over-hyped, uber-pricey contemporary art pieces on the cheap.

Video Game Pixel Poster

Video Game Pixel Poster

Quite possibly the coolest gamer poster ever, Edge magazine subscribers will get this video game poster; we see everything from Pac-Man and Katamari to Street Fighter and Doom.

Russian Doll Cellphones

Russian Doll Cellphones

Oh, how far we’ve come: Kyle Bean’s Mobile Evolution is a 21st century take on Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls, progressing from the classic brick phone to today’s iPhone.

It Never Stops

It Never Stops

We feel very late 1990s posting about an animated gif, but It Never Stops is like every Rube Goldberg machine combined into a pixelated contraption of colossal proportions.

Twitterverse v0.9

Twitterverse v0.9

Twitterers @BrianSolis and @Jess3 wrangle a nebular glob of Twitter-related apps into a galactic map with Twitterverse V0.9; they’re grouped by purpose into spiral arms.

Wikipedia: The Book

Wikipedia: The Book

It’s already outdated, but Rob Matthews’ Wikipedia Book is a 5,000 page tome that includes Wikipedia’s 2,500+ featured articles; we’re gonna bet that editing is disabled on this one.

Million Dollar Poster

Million Dollar Poster

The poster itself doesn’t cost a million bucks, but is a print of the same site that made its 21-year old creator, Alex Tew very rich in 2005 and subsequently made all of us feel very dumb.

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Draw Yourself as a Teen

Draw Yourself as a Teen

What started out as a simple drawing exercise for LiveJournal blogger davario has snowballed into over 500 submissions; the mission: Draw Yourself as a Teenager, pimples and all.

Spork Venn Diagram

Spork Venn Diagram

Forget about quantum physics and string theory: this Grand Unification of Cutlery diagram shows that the Spork is only one piece of a much larger puzzle, with Knorks, Spifes and Splayds.

Modern Fossils

Modern Fossils

As if dug up by a future archaeologist, Christopher Locke’s Modern Fossils casts game controllers, floppies and other gadgets in concrete; he even gives them a species name in Latin.

Art: Dude-A-Day

Art: Dude-A-Day

We’ve always been a fan of art-a-day blogs, but Andy Helm’s Dude-A-Day really appeals to us with caricatures of famous fictional male characters from movies, TV and comics.

Clock Clock

Clock Clock

It makes our heads hurt thinking about it, but the video helps explain how Clock Clock works; it’s basically an array of analog clocks whose hands combine to show digital time.

Video: Drawing Robot

Video: Drawing Robot

Made with Lego Mindstorms NXT and hung from three pulleys, Nils Volker’s Drawing Robot is more artistic than technical: it tracks visitor’s eye movements to create dot paintings.

MWM “Thus Far” 2009

MWM “Thus Far” 2009

We’re a big fan of Matt W. Moore’s geometric art, but we’re even bigger fans now with his “Thus Far” lecture at OFFF: it shows his early days as a graffiti/mural artist up to his B/W series.

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Projekt PIWO 3

Projekt PIWO 3

Turning a building into a light show is not a novel idea, but Projekt PIWO 3 is among the best; they do everything from Tetris to Michael Jackson in the one hour show above.

Typographic Steve Jobs

Typographic Steve Jobs

The lord of all things Mac gets a typographical makeover with this Steve Jobs portrait by Dylan Roscover; it’s based on Apple’s “Crazy Ones” ads and uses common Apple fonts.

Jackoon Painting Robot

Jackoon Painting Robot

Named after masters of splatter Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Oscar G. Torres’ Jackoon robot actually uses a camera that lets it paint a predetermined image.

Video: Fluid Sculpture

Video: Fluid Sculpture

On display at the 2009 Maker Faire from 5/30-5/31, Charlie Bucket’s Fluid Sculpture is as mesmerizing as it is a bit grotesque; it’s a mixture of mineral oil, water and dye. Thanks, K!

Acrylic Lexus LF-A

Acrylic Lexus LF-A

The design language for cars is usually hoity-toity marketing speak, but Lexus’ “L-finesse” really comes to life with this gorgeous all-acrylic model of the LF-A supercar. Thanks, R.O.!

Superhero Periodic Table

Superhero Periodic Table

If you loved the Video Game Periodic Table, this Superhero Periodic Table at Geekologie is a who’s who of heroes and villains; remember, kids, He is for Hellboy and Lu is for Lex Luthor.

Crysis x Blade Runner

Crysis x Blade Runner

Created by a team of three artists, these jaw-dropping sci-fi SFAMs (scenes from a movie) of Blade Runner, Alien and I Am Legend were rendered using Crysis’ CryENGINE 2.

Horizonless Manhattan

Horizonless Manhattan

First we saw Manhattan 400 years ago, and now it’s horizonless: this poster of Manhattan reminds us of Halo, but it’s actually a curved 3D projection that allows us to see over obstacles.

LEGO x Star Wars Poster

LEGO x Star Wars Poster

Celebrate 10 years of collaboration between LEGO and Star Wars: any order placed at LEGOshop.com on 5/3 and 5/4 will get a free, limited edition poster with 160 minifigures.

Gear Box Sculptures

Gear Box Sculptures

Thank god for kooky artists like Bill Durovchic; his beautiful Gear Box Sculptures have no discernible use, but are fun for not only burning calories but a nice-sized hole in your wallet.

Video: LB to SF

Video: LB to SF

On display at Cal Arts in Valencia 5/2-5/15, LB to SF is an art installation that uses a real bicycle to simulate a ride from Long Beach to San Francisco using a Wii controller and Blender.

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