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Art

Saucerbot Lightpainting

Saucerbot Lightpainting

We’re totally digging these fantastic lightpainting photos by artist Andy Hill, who makes and sells retro sci-fi Saucerbots from LED lights, leftover CDs, DVDs and hard drive platters.

Video: Interstellar Sugar

Video: Interstellar Sugar

Art director and 3D animator Emmett Feldman’s Interstellar Sugar is fantastic in monochrome; the visual style seems perfect for a remake of the classic shooter Asteroids.

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Wallpaper: Citylight

Wallpaper: Citylight

Citylight is a trippy, sci-fi meets aurora borealis meets urban graffiti wallpaper by Polish graphic designer Kamil Kotarba. Click here to download the wallpaper (it’s a RAR file).

Video: Madrid Underground

Video: Madrid Underground

This innovative ad by Miami-based production company Peliculas Ponder shows how a city would look if the ground became transparent; it’s an ad for Madrid’s subway system.

Change The Thought Posters

Change The Thought Posters

These sweet limited edition Change The Thought posters by Chris Cox have a 70s/retro style; they’re printed on thick 100 lb. A3 paper and are signed and numbered by the artist.

3,038 Photos in 3 Days

3,038 Photos in 3 Days

Robbie of Boston shot 3,038 photos over the course of 3 days with his Canon 5D, and compiled them into a video. It’s a simple idea but we found ourselves mesmerized anyway.

BMW Kinetic Sculpture

BMW Kinetic Sculpture

On display at the BMW Welt conference hall in Munich, this undulating kinetic sculpture is composed of 714 steel balls suspended on strings; it gets wild about 50 seconds in.

Photos: Lightmark

Photos: Lightmark

Anyone with a camera that can adjust shutter speeds has goofed around with lighting effects at one time or another; Lightmark elevates this to the level of high art.

Boosted Tin Can Speakers

Boosted Tin Can Speakers

Available September 1, these Boosted Tin Can Speakers add a bit of style to your desktop; the cans feature art from artists Mint, Serf and Mainframe; they’re battery powered.

Photos: Symmetry Explorer

Photos: Symmetry Explorer

Symmetry Explorer is a Flickr mashup that takes images (based on any search term) and arbitrarily reflects them on the fly. Above is our super bendy MacBook Air.

Video: Heathrow Cloud

Video: Heathrow Cloud

Situated in Terminal 5 of London’s Heathrow Airport, Cloud is a kinetic sculpture with 4,638 flip dots. They’re so mesmerizing that folks are liable to miss their flights.

Death and Taxes Poster

Death and Taxes Poster

Simultaneously scary yet enlightening, Jess Bachman’s revealing Death and Taxes poster for 2009 shows ever more accurately and beautifully where US tax payer dollars go.

Singing Ringing Tree

Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree is a sculpture in northwest England whose numerous tubes create a strange, haunting sound that would be quite at home in a sci-fi horror flick.

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Story of The Elano Tee

Story of The Elano Tee

We’re not sure what The Elano is or what story it has to tell, but it sure as heck makes a cool tshirt. Designed by Rayi Wicaksono of Indonesia, you can see more of his work at deviantART.

Sci-Fi Cosplay Gallery

Sci-Fi Cosplay Gallery

Juxtaposition has never been quite as fun or geeky as these photos of various Star Trek and Star Wars fans. They’re photographed by Steve Schofield; PS: there’s a Wookie in the kitchen.

Video: The Ronin

Video: The Ronin

It’s over a year old but we’re still digging this motion graphics reel by The Ronin. It’s a motion graphics and design studio based in England, founded in May 2000 by Rob Chiu.

Dizel&Sate Prints

Dizel&Sate Prints

Dizel&Sate mixes graphic urban and photorealistic art to stunning effect; they sell everything from limited edition posters and t-shirts to jaw-dropping wallprints (sold by the square meter).

C. Gilmour’s Cardboard Art

C. Gilmour’s Cardboard Art

Using nothing more than cardboard and glue, Chris Gilmour creates life-size replicas of familiar objects. We’re amazed at the complexity of some of his pieces, including the trike (above).

Citizen Cube

Citizen Cube

It looks like a primitive Borg Cube, but we’re sure the Citizen Cube won’t be doing any assimilating: it’s the work of artist Brenda Guyton, who creates sculptures from found computer parts.

Ms. Pac-Man Poster

Ms. Pac-Man Poster

Inspired by retro memorabilia of the 80s, Jonathan Ball crafted this super cool Ms. Pac-Man poster with Blender. It’s the same open-source package used for Big Buck Bunny.

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Zombie Hunt Lego Diorama

Zombie Hunt Lego Diorama

Nothing beats an old fashioned zombie attack to get the blood pumpin’: this Zombie Hunt Lego diorama by Justin Vaughn is inspired by Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z.

Wallpaper: Earth Inversed

Wallpaper: Earth Inversed

Available at Vladstudio.com, Planet Earth Inversed is one of those wallpapers that has you poring over the creative details. The neutral color scheme is easy on the eyes, too.

Video: Dirty Car Art

Video: Dirty Car Art

Scott Wade takes one-of-a-kind art to extremes with his dirty car art, which he brushes onto dusty car windows. To get the dirt to stick, he rubs almond oil onto the windows. His latest gallery is here.

Rainbows Tee

Rainbows Tee

Rainbow-colored shirts aren’t our thing (tye dye gives us headaches); thankfully, White Bread’s Rainbows tee is blue and shades of grey. Thumbs up for the hand-drawn look.

Photos: Michael Karcz

Photos: Michael Karcz

Artist Bekijk Michael Karcz’s creepy manipulated photos are some of the best we’ve seen. His mastery of composition and use of atmosphere borders on supernatural.

PatternTap.com

PatternTap.com

PatternTap.com is a boon to web designers; it compiles examples of common website parts (borders, comments, backgrounds). It’s a great place to get ideas and inspiration.

Simpsons-style Superheroes

Simpsons-style Superheroes

Springfield Punx is a pet project of artist Dean Fraser; he does an amazing job creating Simpsons styled versions of popular superheroes and celebs. Our fave: The Dark Knight‘s Joker.

Eboy Tokyo Pixel Poster

Eboy Tokyo Pixel Poster

We have dreams (nightmares?) like Eboy’s Tokyo Pixel Poster, which makes this a must-buy. Sure, the giant robots are cool, but I bet you didn’t see the naked chicks on rockets.

Olympics Opening Ceremony

Olympics Opening Ceremony

Just in case you haven’t had a chance to catch the 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing: Boston.com has a fantastic collection of photographs here.

Smoke Art

Smoke Art

We generally think of smoke as the byproduct of some other process, but these photographs highlight the seemingly chaotic wisps and curls. The result is intimate, artistic, and awe-inspiring.

I Love Boxie Tees

I Love Boxie Tees

Boxies Tees are ideal for folks who don’t like commercialized, mass-produced tees. In short, they’re anti-tees: each one imperfect, with incomplete messages and smudges.

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