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FARD (Short Film)

FARD (Short Film)

This animated film by Bricenco and Alapont may be in French, but you don’t need to understand a word to drink in the story – in which the true colors of a black-and-white world are revealed.

The Real Food Chain

The Real Food Chain

A while back, designer Olly Moss created this funny t-shirt that revised the standard food chain diagram by adding zombies. This anonymously upgraded version of the chart is just that much better.

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Bleak Tear Skateboarding Shoe

Bleak Tear Skateboarding Shoe

Talented tattoo artist Jun Cha has created the stylishly minimal Black Tear, a limited edition of 100 pairs of shoes exclusively for the C1RCA skateboarding company, arriving later this month.

The Minimum Wage Machine

The Minimum Wage Machine

This mechanical device by artist Blake Fall-Conroy does one thing and one thing only. It pays you $7.15 an hour by simply turning the crank. Despite the tedium, it’s probably better than your job.

Deluxx Fluxx Arcade

Deluxx Fluxx Arcade

The Deluxx Fluxx Arcade is an enveloping art collaboration between famed street artists Faile & Bast, where game rooms and machines are transformed into an interactive experience.

Aliens Invade Vintage Postcards

Aliens Invade Vintage Postcards

Illustrator Franco Brambilla envisions a world of alien invasions, carefully compositied into vintage postcards. There are a variety of lifeforms in the series, the Star Wars images are classics.

Analog Tetris

Analog Tetris

If your feeble mind can’t keep up with these newfangled digital video games, then perhaps a game of Analog Tetris is for you. You’ve gotta think quick with bricks dropped by a real live human.

Tiny Art Director

Tiny Art Director

Artist Bill Zeman’s chronicle of his often futile attempts to please his young daughter, resulting in hilarious drawings and even more hilarious comments from his Tiny Art Director.

Video Game Renaissance

Video Game Renaissance

Paintings and pixels collide in Worth 1000’s Video Game Renaissance contest, which challenged master Photoshoppers to mash-up their favorite video game imagery with classic artworks.

Art: Harvest by Haroshi

Art: Harvest by Haroshi

Sustainability, style and skateboarding come together in the Harvest collection by Japanese artist Haroshi, featuring beautiful woodcraft and accessories made out of used skateboard decks.

Felt Boombox

Felt Boombox

It may look like a ghetto blaster, but upon closer inspection you’ll see it’s made from fabric. Handsewn by Blythe Church, this felt boombox even has a removable plush cassette tape.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Global graffiti artist Banksy’s premiere film took Sundance by storm. The comedic documentary pulls us into the underground street art world, and attempts to capture the elusive Banksy on film.

Incredible Subways of the World

Incredible Subways of the World

Designboom has assembled a gallery of the unlikely beauty found in subway stations and tunnels around the globe. None of the underground “L” stations here in Chicago could ever compete.

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Painting with Fireworks

Painting with Fireworks

Artist Rosemarie Fiore doesn’t use brushes to create her bold modern works of art. She blows things up. To put a finer point on it, she “paints” by placing lit firecrackers under small cans of paint.

Pixar Characters Drawn to Scale

Pixar Characters Drawn to Scale

Graphic artist Juan Pablo Bravo has put together this amazing drawing which shows off 100 characters from Pixar’s animated films, all drawn in proportion to one another.

McQuarrie Star Wars Concept Art

McQuarrie Star Wars Concept Art

If you have even the slightest fondness in your heart for the original Star Wars movies, you owe it to yourself to check out these beautiful original concept issues by illustrator Ralph McQuarrie.

Biomechanical Metal Sculptures

Biomechanical Metal Sculptures

New York artist Christopher Conte, a former prosthetic limb maker, creates futuristic sculptures from cast components, found parts and exotic materials from the aerospace and medical fields.

Drawing with Flame

Drawing with Flame

Animator Peter Blaskovic’s Flame will pull you in with its initial simplicity, but artists will find themselves completely enthralled by the ethereal works they can create with the little Flash app.

Vintage DC Comic Posters

Vintage DC Comic Posters

Iowa artist Michael Myers has created a richly jewel-toned series of posters, inspired by vintage DC Comics. Be sure to check out his amusingly accurate Lost character illustrations too.

Cool Packing Tape Art

Cool Packing Tape Art

We never tire of admiring the light and shadow in Philadelphia artist Mark Khaisman’s intriguing art, made from packing tape and backlit acrylic panels, and we love his latest series of portraits in red.

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Abandoned Building Photography

Abandoned Building Photography

We like the way Chicago photographer Eric Holubow captures the lost souls of abandoned buildings, and all the decaying and dignified stories that still exist within them.

Desktop Wallpaper Project

Desktop Wallpaper Project

Check out the Desktop Wallpaper Project at art and design blog Kitsune Noir for some of the best wallpapers you’ll ever see, pre-formatted for PCs, the iPhone, PSP and even the iPad.

Obama Looks at Awesome Things

Obama Looks at Awesome Things

While we wish he’d look at some awesome(r) things, Barack Obama does his best to feign interest in slightly more awesome things in these pics by Dean Trippe (aka Bearsharktopus Man).

Burger King Horror Movie Ads

Burger King Horror Movie Ads

It’s not unusual for Burger King to make strange ad campaigns. Remember Subservient Chicken? These posters by Tonic Dubai feature horror movie killers getting a late night fix at the B.K. Lounge.

Artwork: Alexa Meade

Artwork: Alexa Meade

Art crosses over to life with Alexa Meade’s stunning artwork: her subjects are literally painted, turning them into living canvases by using tempera and acrylic on flesh and other objects.

Game Developers Flowchart

Game Developers Flowchart

Games Are Evil’s Game Developers Flowchart also doubles as a surprisingly broad and deep family tree; it’s the end-all, be-all definitive history of video game development studios.

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