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Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book

Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book

Philippe Halsman always asked the famous personalities that he took pictures of to jump on camera. The jumpers featured in the book include Nixon, Ed Sullivan and Marilyn Monroe.

Mouse Movement Art

Mouse Movement Art

Very cool abstract images generated by using Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov’s IOGraph application, which tracks the movements of your mouse while you work and surf during the day.

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Ephemicropolis: City of Staples

Ephemicropolis: City of Staples

By breaking 100,000 staple strips into various sizes to create a mini city in a 10′ x 20′ area, UK artist Peter Root touches on fragility and impermanence with his Ephemicropolis art installation.

Dragon’s Lair Wall Graphics

Dragon’s Lair Wall Graphics

Relive the “good old days” of arcade gaming with these wall graphics from the 1983 classic Dragon’s Lair, featuring Dirk the Clumsy Daring, Princess Daphne and of course, Singe the dragon.

The Art of Marc Johns

The Art of Marc Johns

Canadian artist Marc Johns believes that truth can be found through humor, which is realized through the witty, less-is-more illustrations he creates with ink and watercolors. He has a book out too.

Sand Sculptures Around the World

Sand Sculptures Around the World

Here’s a look at some imaginative sand sculptures from around the world. Why is it that the ones we make with our plastic buckets and sticks at the beach never look like these when we are finished?

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Around the World in 80 Seconds

This stop-motion video by Romain Pergeaux and Alex Profit takes us on a rapid-fire journey to cities around the globe. The video was shot using a Sony HX5V still camera, then edited together at 8-fps.

TV & Movie Home Blueprints

TV & Movie Home Blueprints

Mark Bennett makes blueprints of homes from retro TV shows and movies. With the right architect, you could build Wayne Manor. Ironically, Mike Brady’s blueprints are nowhere to be found.

Video: Every MoMA Painting

Video: Every MoMA Painting

Would you like to see all of the paintings in the Museum of Modern Art? Got two minutes and five seconds? Watch this video for a warp-speed tour of MoMA’s wondrous collection.

Matt Taylor Illustrations

Matt Taylor Illustrations

We like the contrast of the bright and earthy color palette with the softer, somber vibe from the subjects in these works from Brighton-based illustrator and designer Matt Taylor.

Photoshop CS5: Painting Tools

Photoshop CS5: Painting Tools

Photoshop expert John Derry shows more cool CS5 tools – natural brushes and paint that act like the real deal. It can’t compete with ArtRage, but it’s about time Adobe added these features.

Gigantic Mosquito

Gigantic Mosquito

This huge insect was made from old cars and bulldozers, and can be found alongside the road in Noyabrsk, Russia. The guy who made it was paying homage to the flying pests in nearby swamps.

Art By BattlePeach

Art By BattlePeach

The anime-inspired illustrations of Jonatan Cantero aka BattlePeach look like screenshots from an animated film, with plants, animals, monsters and yes, farting ninjas in all sorts of wild scenarios.

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Stained Glass Transformers

Stained Glass Transformers

These robots are most definitely in disguise – they’re hiding in stained glass. Handmade by Timothy Miller, his works include Optimus Prime, Unicron, Shockwave, and of course, Bumblebee.

Night of the Living Dead Print

Night of the Living Dead Print

Zombify that bare wall with this most excellent Night of the Living Dead illustration by Florian Bertmer. The limited-edition 24″ x 35″ screen print goes up for sale later today (4/20) at Mondotees.

Dr. Seuss Unorthodox Taxidermy

Dr. Seuss Unorthodox Taxidermy

See what happens when the unusual creatures of the Dr. Seuss universe get stuffed and mounted as wall art. Time to replace that moose your dad shot with a Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast.

Google Maps Manipulated

Google Maps Manipulated

Artist Christoph Niemann apes the style of Google Maps in his clever cartographic illustrations in his Abstract City column in The New York Times. We’ve been down all these roads at some point.

Retro Ultra Monster Posters

Retro Ultra Monster Posters

We are enjoying the hyper-saturated colors and dynamic perspectives in these vintage monster movie posters by Japanese artist Takayoshi Mizuki. He created this work between 1965 and 1972.

Carved Leather Art

Carved Leather Art

Using only a few knives, scalpels and some special waxes, talented artist Mark Evans painstakingly and patiently transforms simple pieces of leather into extraordinary large scale works of art.

X-rays of Toys

X-rays of Toys

Get to know some of your favorite toys more intimately in this series of photographs taken by Brendan Haley, who felt compelled to do it because he works at a museum with an x-ray machine.

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Plush Chainsaw

Plush Chainsaw

If you happen to be at this weekend’s C2E2 in Chicago, Steff Bomb will offer her cheeky plush chainsaw for just $30 bucks. Expect to spend an extra $20 for the cuddly severed hand to go with.

Amazing iPad Scribbles

Amazing iPad Scribbles

From the expertly agile fingers of Japanese anime artist Yoshitoshi ABe comes this very cool video of him scribbling sketches on the iPad, fingerpaint style, using the LiveSketch HD app.

Pushpin Portrait Art

Pushpin Portrait Art

Applied one by one, Michigan artist Eric Daigh uses over 11,000 pushpins to create a single portrait in his collection. Despite the deep range of tonality in the pieces his color palette includes only 5 colors.

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

We are digging the retro style in this series of arcade propaganda posters for beloved 80’s arcade games from illustrator Steve Thomas. The series includes Donkey Kong, Joust, Dig Dug, and Frogger.

Lost – Star Wars Comic Mashup

Lost – Star Wars Comic Mashup

Portland storyboard artist Graham Annable has deftly combined Star Wars and Lost in an amusing mashup comic. It kind of makes you wonder if the Dharma Initiative is a subsidiary of the Empire.

Science Experiment Photography

Science Experiment Photography

A true marriage of art and science: the starkly beautiful, dramatic collection of science experiments captured on film, from Maine photographer Caleb Charland. Outstanding.

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