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Art

Art: John Berkey

Art: John Berkey

Although he sadly passed this year, John Berkey’s futuristic paintings are photorealistic from a distance but painterly up-close; his works will no doubt inspire future artists.

Real Life Transformers

Real Life Transformers

Best known for Human Tetris, Guillaume Reymond is at it again with these real-life Transformers performances, staged in various cities in Switzerland using vehicles and people.

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Concept: Sneaker Fiend

Concept: Sneaker Fiend

We’re digging these kicks by Jim Kim; titled “Sneaker Fiend”, they’re a tribute to classic Nike shoes but completely rendered in Photoshop; if only he’d release wallpaper size pics.

Video: Ionisation

Video: Ionisation

Made by three independent film makers collectively known as Flat-e, Ionisation is a funky, staccato paced video. Note: the sculptures are real and made from bits of clock and metal.

RobotsAndMonsters.org

RobotsAndMonsters.org

Not all robots and monsters are bad: for $50, Joe Alterio will draw you an original robot or monster based on three words you supply; the proceeds will then be donated to a charity.

Artwork: James Paick

Artwork: James Paick

Pasadena Art Center graduate James Paick has a fantastic collection of sci-fi inspired imagery; while he does characters and vehicles, his focus is on futuristic environments.

The Design Entrepreneur

The Design Entrepreneur

Have you ever wanted to do more than simply design for clients? The Design Entrepreneur is filled with stories of individuals who took their art and turned it into products.

Light Art Photography

Light Art Photography

Light Art Performance Photography (LAPP) is an amazing collection of single shot, long exposure photos; note: unless you like electronica, turn the music off at the bottom.

J. Rogenes Styrofoam Art

J. Rogenes Styrofoam Art

While most of us toss our styrofoam, Jason Rogenes has turned it into high art–literally. Most of his works hung from ceilings or stacked tens of feet high, with lighting inside to make them glow.

Short Film: The Tale of How

Short Film: The Tale of How

Shown at ResFest 2006, The Tale of How is brilliant yet twisted, with Monty Python-esque animations and a truly trippy soundtrack. So that’s what happened to the Dodo bird…

Interplanetary Travel Posters

Interplanetary Travel Posters

This is the future we thought we’d have: Steve Thomas’ interplanetary travel posters have a fantastic retro look; we’re ready to pack our bags for Crimson Canyons of Mars.

Video: Sprint’s Red Zone

Video: Sprint’s Red Zone

Watching the big game on a cellphone isn’t ideal, but this ad for Sprint’s NFL Mobile Live service has a cool stop-motion meets Transformers style: if only it were the real deal.

Liberation Tee

Liberation Tee

Traditiona’s Liberation Tee continues their line of Asian-influenced designs with a Bengal tiger lithely stalking its prey. It’s one of six sweet new shirts recently added to their shop.

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Wrath Pullover Hoodie

Wrath Pullover Hoodie

Our favorite out of Substratum Apparel’s Seven Deadly Sins collection is this Wrath pullover hoodie; the art is hand-drawn and fresh, but not over done; it’s also available as a tee.

Poster: Height

Poster: Height

Laid out in logarithmic, Height is a hand-drawn poster by xkcd that puts everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Horsehead Nebula in perspective; it measures 28″ and will ship 10/15.

Video: Flock of Mirrors

Video: Flock of Mirrors

Using C++, OpenFrameWorks, and OpenCV, Chris O’Shea and rAndom Int’l created Audience, a funky flock of 64 interactive mirrors at the Royal Opera House in the UK.

Art From Asian Fonts

Art From Asian Fonts

Good artists can create even with simple tools; Font Park’s website has a gallery of pretty sweet art made using only Asian brush strokes. Hint: click “View List” in the upper right.

Art: Rod Hunt

Art: Rod Hunt

London-based illustrator Rod Hunt’s artwork reminds us of Goon City, albeit better drawn and more detailed; this is especially critical when viewing a 50-foot tall bikini-clad woman.

Artwork: ISO50

Artwork: ISO50

ISO50 is the brainchild of San Francisco-based artist Scott Hansen; his retro-themed artwork demonstrates a mastery of nostalgic colorways, yet remains quite contemporary.

Art: Sparth

Art: Sparth

Nicolas Bouvier, aka Sparth, is a consummate sci-fi illustrator with best of breed skills. Check out his vast gallery–there are over 450 sketches and illustrations for you to pore over.

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Art: Simon Dominic Brewer

Art: Simon Dominic Brewer

Simon Dominic Brewer’s art is a gorgeous mix of sci-fi and fantasy with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor throw in. He’s created an impressive portfolio given his four years of experience.

A Tale of Rock

A Tale of Rock

A Tale of Rock turns the “tails” on a mini T-rex, who must duel in a guitar battle with a pretty pissed off caveman. Created by U. of Hertfordshire’s John Godwin and Stevo Payne.

Video: Solar

Video: Solar

Robert Hodgin’s Solar video has already made several rounds on the interwebs, but it’s so amazing we’ll share it again. It’s cued to Goldfrapp’s “Lovely Head” and made with Processing.

Short Film: Vinyls Attack

Short Film: Vinyls Attack

If you love classic 1950s B-movies, check out Vinyls Attack, an animated 3D short by Niko Lesaffre. It’s not all retro, of course; towards the end, it turns into a UFO dance party.

Shin Tanaka’s Papercraft

Shin Tanaka’s Papercraft

We’re really digging Shin Tanaka’s super-fly papercraft models. From multiple versions of T-Boy to shoes, mecha and other vinyls, Sensei Tanaka’s origami-fu is most awesome.

Adobe CS4

Adobe CS4

Adobe Creative Suite 4 has launched, and will finally utilize your video card’s GPU. It will also include Flash SWF support, a cleaner, common interface and 64-bit for Windows users.

Art: Jacob Charles Dietz

Art: Jacob Charles Dietz

Jacob Charles Dietz’s dystopic artwork is a pastiche of dreary skies and soggy, neon-lit streets. It’s a bit of Blade Runner mixed in with real-world Seattle, where he spent much of his life.

Short Film: The Room

Short Film: The Room

The Room is a short film by Vancouver Film School student Christian Smith; it reminds us of Avatar: The Last Airbender with a bit of Portal thrown in. What a cool game this would make!

Photos: Tokyo Twilight Zone

Photos: Tokyo Twilight Zone

Tokyo Twilight Zone is a fantastic collection of photos of the Tokyo cityscape by Sato Shintaro. His shots are all taken of apartment back alleys during 15 precious minutes of twilight.

Art: Dead Star

Art: Dead Star

Made by artist Michel de Broin, Dead Star is an amazing sculpture made with real batteries, urethane and polystyrene. Also: check out Black Whole, Revolutions and Entrelacement.

Big Bad Wolf Nikes

Big Bad Wolf Nikes

We’re really digging these Big Bad Wolf Nike Dunks by YoaKustoms; they remind us of the Spitfires of WW2 with a sick grey-toned camo design and extra ears on the heel tab.

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