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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.

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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.

Video: Metamorphosis

Video: Metamorphosis

The amazing Metamorphosis is the work of Glenn Marshall, who used Processing.org, an open source animation and interaction language. It’s set to music by Scottish group Boards of Canada.

Transformers Papercraft

Transformers Papercraft

This Transformers papercraft model of Bumblebee makes our paper football look like such weak sauce: it’s made with food cartons and KFC bucket lids and actually articulates.

Keith Thompson’s Art

Keith Thompson’s Art

Keith Thompson is one of our favorite sci-fi/fantasy artists; not only is his work awesome, but he takes the time to write background stories. Spend an hour here; we sure did.

Software: Video Copilot

Software: Video Copilot

Video Copilot is a collection of tools that lets you create snazzy visual effects. Founder Andrew Kramer worked on the opening for J.J. Abram’s Fringe, which premiered this past Sunday.

Destroyer Tee

Destroyer Tee

Designed by Chris “Devious” Gliebe, known for his graffiti-style robot art, this Destroyer t-shirt features a hand-drawn design with splotches of neon; available in green or charcoal.

Greg “Craola” Simkins

Greg “Craola” Simkins

Greg “Craola” Simkins has a surreal style which isn’t easily forgotten (we love the Cadillac UFO above). Once a graffiti artist, he’s worked with Vans, Kid Robot and Disney. Thanks, Ben!

Habitat Machines

Habitat Machines

Opening 9/25 at Le Gallery in Toronto, David Tratrimas’ Habitat Machines are architectural compositions made from household objects such as coffee pots and waffle irons.

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Website: Goon City

Website: Goon City

We’ve seen pixel cities before, but Ryan Allen’s Google-maps based Goon City is special because Something Awful forum members are helping out, ensuring plenty of wackiness.

The Fleet of Doom

The Fleet of Doom

Voltron meets Exxon with The Fleet of Doom, a social commentary on the gas prices and the oil industry. It’s available at Palehorse as a 13″x19″ limited edition, archival quality print.

Yoda Skateboards

Yoda Skateboards

No, not Jedi Yoda–these awesome Yoda Skateboards are the work of Portuguese artist David Carvalho, produced in conjunction with Pop Cling. To preorder, email David here.

Video: Shakerboys

Video: Shakerboys

Shakerboys is a hypnotic video by West London based artists Viewmanoid that makes you want to take the day off and chill; it’d be perfect as an iTunes Visualizer plugin.

Pictures: Retrofuturism

Pictures: Retrofuturism

Design You Trust has a collection of 84 retro-futuristic images available as a RAR file. They’re mostly collected from German magazines; several are perfect as desktop wallpapers.

Analogue Miniatures

Analogue Miniatures

Dan McPharlin’s Analogue Miniatures have us awestruck; made with framing matboards, most of his models are musically themed, mixing dials and sliders with keyboards.

Website: BigMan

Website: BigMan

Ad agency BigMan’s website is one of coolest we’ve seen; the interface is dominated by a Big Man (of course) and lots of flashing, sliding bits of text: kinda like Times Square on crack.

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Legacy of Defeat Posters

Legacy of Defeat Posters

Check out these sweet silkscreen posters by Hydro74; they’re actually an uncut promo print that includes nine of his favorite illustrations on 14″x21″ French Paper. Limited to 40.

Paint My House

Paint My House

Temporary graffiti isn’t so bad: Jaybo aka Monk recently “painted” the Berliner Dom in Germany with a sea of cartoon hands; it was powered with Skudi Optics projectors.

Wallpaper: 3D NES Games

Wallpaper: 3D NES Games

We’ve seen Justin Buonvino’s 3D Super Mario Bros. scene before, but we had no idea he’d created more. He’s got over a dozen here, including scenes from Duck Hunt and Excitebike.

Esquire E-Ink Cover

Esquire E-Ink Cover

It’s just a bit cheesy and reminds us of a flashing banner ad, but the E-Ink cover on Esquire’s 25th anniversary issue is a technological milestone. Click here to see it taken apart.

70 Awesome Business Cards

70 Awesome Business Cards

If you need inspiration, Fubiz has an excellent post up with 70 creatively designed business cards, with everything from smoked plastic and metal cutouts to wood tokens.

The Art of Rodrigo Braga

The Art of Rodrigo Braga

Rodrigo Braga’s artwork is creatively disturbing; based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he’s worked for companies such as Chevy but does quite a few club flyers. He’s also a DJ, too.

Lockwasher’s BeertooD2

Lockwasher’s BeertooD2

Lockwasher is a prolific artist who creates robot sculptures with found objects. Our favorite by far is BeertooD2, although we do wonder if it’s as helpful as the Bud Light Bot.

Book: Transit Maps

Book: Transit Maps

Transit Maps of the World is perfect for map lovers; it contains every urban transit map on Earth and makes an excellent coffee table book. Our fave: a fictional world transit map.

Xray Photos

Xray Photos

To say Nick Veasey has an obsession with x-ray photos would be an understatement; he’s imaged over 4,000 objects including an airliner, a bus and even an apartment building.

Giant Robot Spider

Giant Robot Spider

The French really know how to put on a show: this gigantic 50′ spider is the work of La Machine; it’s currently running amok in Liverpool with its many operators at the helm.

Deckpeck Skateboards

Deckpeck Skateboards

This is one deck you won’t thrash: DolceQ’s sexy skateboards are actually printed by Deckpeck. They allow artists to create their own custom decks and wheels as well as sell them.

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