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Concept Art: Massive Black

Concept Art: Massive Black

The house of Massive Black creates art for movies, games, comics, toys and more. Bask in the warm glow of these wondrous creatures and fantastical worlds from their concept art collection.

Antony Gormley Sculpture

Antony Gormley Sculpture

Iron Man indeed: contemporary British artist Antony Gormley uses casts of his own body as the basis for his expressive sculptures of the human body, using materials like lead and steel.

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Disney Characters Drawn to Scale

Disney Characters Drawn to Scale

Remember Juan Pablo Bravo’s Pixar character scale comparison chart? We’ll he’s back. This time he’s got 250 Disney characters over the years – at a whopping 20,779 pixels wide.

Lennie Payne Toast Art

Lennie Payne Toast Art

The neatest thing since sliced bread? British artist Lennie Payne converts tasty carbs into intriguing toast art by blow torching, scraping to achieve different shades, lacquering and soaking in resin.

Sensory Box Installation Art

Sensory Box Installation Art

In this projection-mapped installation by Alcatel-Lucent at the last Mobile World Congress, the public was invited into a cube filled with color and light to witness “transforming the mobile experience.”

Vintage Camera Found Film

Vintage Camera Found Film

John Kittelsrud recently acquired a Kodak Duaflex IV and found that it included an exposed roll of vintage 620 format Kodacolor-X, waiting for someone to process it. These are the results.

Inappropriate Golden Books

Inappropriate Golden Books

Pixar story artist Josh Cooley has created a clever collection called “Inappropriate Golden Books” – drawings in the style of the beloved kiddie books but referencing contemporary movies instead.

Bart Simpson Chalkboard Lines

Bart Simpson Chalkboard Lines

Work Club hired up and coming artist Matt Williams to decorate their blackboard. Instead of something visually stunning, Williams decided to rewrite every single Bart Simpson chalkboard line… in order.

Firefly Interactive Lighting

Firefly Interactive Lighting

Vincent Moreau and Kevin Riou have created Firefly, interactive lighting with behavior similar to an insect cloud. The light alternately disperses, merges and evolves through visitor movements.

Hierarchy Of Beards

Hierarchy Of Beards

What are the three primary beards? Is a Maltese the same as a Claus-esque beard? What the hell is a Queen’s Brigade? All these and more are addressed in the manliest poster ever made.

Dorm Window Light Show

Dorm Window Light Show

Students at Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland converted the dorm windows of their building facade into their 4th entertaining light show complete with music and animation.

Speed of Light: Laser Furniture

Speed of Light: Laser Furniture

Be careful when trying to sit on this furniture – you might just end up with your butt on the floor. While sofas and tables made from laser beams and fiber optics look really cool, they sure aren’t practical.

Tron Legacy Concept Art

Tron Legacy Concept Art

Tron Legacy is still seven excruciating months away. To tide yourself over, you can either watch the trailer for the millionth time or ogle at gorgeous concept art of lightcycles and other vehicles.

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Bastien Grivet Illustrations

Bastien Grivet Illustrations

French concept artist Bastien Grivet delivers a strong illustrated collection of the worlds of tomorrow, full of menace and wonder, that somehow feels as if it was painted in the past.

Art: Batmin and Robbes

Art: Batmin and Robbes

Here’s an unlikely mash-up that we’d nonetheless love to see – everyone’s favorite comic strip duo as the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder. Actually we’d be content with just more Calvin and Hobbes.

Mars Attacks Wall Graphics

Mars Attacks Wall Graphics

LTL Prints has launched a collection of Mars Attacks wall graphics featuring original artwork from the classic collectible Topps trading cards. They’re self-adhesive and available in a variety of sizes.

Jeff Divine Surf Photography

Jeff Divine Surf Photography

California photographer Jeff Divine has been photographing the sport of surfing for decades. All his work is gorgeous, but we especially enjoy the spirited portraits in his 70’s surfers collection.

Only the Good Die Young Chart

Only the Good Die Young Chart

Alexa Edgerton has created a cool rockstar tragedy chart by placing names and ages of over 300 musicians into a shapely pattern made from music rest symbols and colors indicating cause of death.

Juan Osborne Word Art

Juan Osborne Word Art

We’ve all seen image mosaics before, but designer Juan Osborne has written an algorithm that generates art based on the words and frequency of repetition in books, movies, music and tv shows.

Tron Legacy’s Bad Guys?

Tron Legacy’s Bad Guys?

Whether or not these are images of Tron Legacy’s evil villain and henchmen, or just some cool Tron fan art, we’re digging these guys’ bad-ass light-up black outfits and killer frisbees.

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Graffomat Vending Machine

Graffomat Vending Machine

The Graffomat vending machine is fully stocked with graffiti supplies, including spray paint and ski masks, just in case you run out mid-spray while creating a mural in a dark alley at 4 am.

Minimalist Tim Burton Posters

Minimalist Tim Burton Posters

Hexagonall’s stripped-down posters of Tim Burton’s movies preserve Burton’s charm and macabre visual sense. A bit of editing and you’ve got perfect wallpapers for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Documentary: Up There

Documentary: Up There

A short documentary on the dying trade of hand-painted billboard art, Up There is insightful and touching. Directed by Malcolm Murray, the film is part of Stella Artois’ The Ritual Project.

Star Wars on Earth

Star Wars on Earth

Photographer Cédric Delsaux envisions what the world might be like if the Star Wars films took place on Earth. While you might end up getting shot by a clone, it still would be a much cooler place.

Fan Film: Rendevous with Rama

Fan Film: Rendevous with Rama

Arthur C. Clarke’s classic science fiction novel may have had several false-starts as a studio motion picture, but this fan-made Rama film by Philip Mahoney and Aaron Ross will tide us over for now.

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