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Star Wars Valentines

Star Wars Valentines

If you need a V-day card and are lucky enough to be married to a Jedi, James Stowe’s Star Wars Valentines are perfect for couples and friends alike; there are six cards, one per Episode.

Brief History of Everything

Brief History of Everything

Jamie Bell’s Brief History of Everything is by no means comprehensive, but it is epic: the flipbook video was drawn with biro pens and took 2,100 pages, 50 jotter books, and 3 weeks to make.

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Posters: Under the Milky Way

Posters: Under the Milky Way

A treat for both stargazers and typesetters, Ross Berens’ Under the Milky Way collection gives all eight planets (and yes, Pluto) their own unique 13″x19″ poster with facts and figures.

Cards: Pride, Prejudice, Zombies

Cards: Pride, Prejudice, Zombies

Available 2/24/10: if your braaaain found Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a bit too dense, this set of 30 postcards pictorially merges Victorian romance with ultraviolent zombie mayhem.

Video Game Skateboard Decks

Video Game Skateboard Decks

Popping an ollie is no problem for the TMNT, but Mario and Mega Man get in on the action with these Video Game Skateboard Decks by Logan Zawacki; they’re on display at I’M BOARD.

Photos: Strange Worlds

Photos: Strange Worlds

Matthew Albanese’s Strange Worlds photography looks like tilt shift at first, but they’re actually meticulously detailed miniature sets; he uses everything from plaster to paprika to make them.

Pokemon as Japanese Art

Pokemon as Japanese Art

Sorry, Ash, you’re not the first to try and catch ’em all, and you won’t be the last: Squirtle and gang go really old school with this collection of Pokemon as traditional Japanese art.

Art: Mr. Villains Class of 1983

Art: Mr. Villains Class of 1983

He-Man was never the sharpest sword in the armory, which explains this Mr. Villains Class of 1983 “photo”; this fantastic retro poster by Christopher Lee is a must for MOTU fans.

Website: Film the Blanks

Website: Film the Blanks

Film the Blanks is an ongoing project to create abstract, minimalist versions of movie posters by blanking out text and reducing shapes and colors; see how many you can guess here.

Art: My MS Paint World

Art: My MS Paint World

Taking him four years to complete, Jens Gustafsson’s My MS Paint World is the Sistine Chapel of bitmaps; it’s 8883 x 7636 pixels large (8 feet x 8 feet) and takes up a 203 BMP file.

Movies As Cartridge Games

Movies As Cartridge Games

Penney Design is the latest to get in on the retro book cover fad, but they do a triple mashup mixing modern movies, old books, and cartridge games; one copy of 2D Avatar, please.

Poster: Brand Alphabet

Poster: Brand Alphabet

Benson Chou revamps the classic Brand Alphabet with his own 21st-century version that includes everything from Facebook to DC Shoes; download the 11×17 poster free here.

The Third & The Seventh

The Third & The Seventh

Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh is amazing; this full-CG piece is technically a look both through the lens of a camera and aside it, but is best enjoyed abstractly. Thanks, everyone!

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Projections: Night Lights

Projections: Night Lights

Projection art gets interactive with Night Lights; it uses twelve 20,000 lumen projectors to amplify body, hand, and phone movements into 5-story images on the Auckland Ferry Building.

Car Art: Michell Collet

Car Art: Michell Collet

Mitchell Collet’s sculptures aren’t just any old car parts; they’re slices of automotive history, including the side panel from a 1967 Honda R300 or the grille of a 1961 Aston Martin Zagato.

Science Fiction Screen Print

Science Fiction Screen Print

It’ll be 2010 before we can name everything on this Science Fiction Screen Print; it’s a giant 14″x34″ poster with 61 robots, 58 aliens, and 30 icons from sci-fi film, tv, books, and games.

Semi-Realistic Family Guy

Semi-Realistic Family Guy

Kristy Anne Ligones’ semi-realistic portraits of Family Guy actually paint fairly normal versions of Peter, Lois, Chris, and Brian; that said, Stewie and Meg are as creepy as ever.

Picturing The Past 10 Years

Picturing The Past 10 Years

Easily the most rectilinear depiction of 2000-2009 we’ve seen so far, The New York Times’ Picturing The Past Ten Years paints an entire decade with good ol’ rows and columns.

iPhone App: Minipops

iPhone App: Minipops

I’ve got the whole 8-bit world in my hands: Craig Robinson’s famous Minipops are now available on the iPhone/iPod Touch, with 1,000 pixel people and a Guess Who? pop-quiz mode.

Star Wars Steampunk

Star Wars Steampunk

Outland Armour strikes back with Steampunk Star Wars, which debuted at Dragon Con 2009; top picks go to a WWI-styled Vader and an epically armored Boba Fett. (galleries: 1, 2).

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Lightdrawing Robot

Lightdrawing Robot

Nils Volker’s slowly crawling Lightdrawing Robot seems more like the half-shell Da Vinci than the real one; still, there’s something charming about painting with LEDs and long exposures.

Spitfire Sculpture

Spitfire Sculpture

Own a piece of WW2 history with this Spitfire Sculpture; limited to 24 pieces, it’s crafted from the Spitfire engine of an RAF ace who fought in the Battle of Britain; #13-24 sit on engine conrods.

Tesla Christmas Tree 2009

Tesla Christmas Tree 2009

Santa keeps current thanks to Peter Terren’s 30 foot Tesla Christmas Tree; it was shot by rotating a rod atop a Tesla coil while switching color filters (the star is 10 dead flourescent tubes).

Poster: Guitar Lessons

Poster: Guitar Lessons

Maxim Dalton’s Guitar Lessons is a noteworthy performance, with 35 of the world’s most amazing axes on a single 19″x25″ poster; it includes Slash, Hendrix, Clapton, and more.

ThEarlYears T-shirt

ThEarlYears T-shirt

Bob Ross (aka the Mr. Rogers of painting) is a legend for anyone who watched him on PBS growing up; SteveOramA honors the late TV artist and host with this ThEarlYears t-shirt.

Periodic Table of Beer

Periodic Table of Beer

Give the gift that keeps on brewing this holiday season with the Periodic Table of Beer Styles; each “element” includes ABV (alcohol by volume), IBU (bitterness), and SRM (color).

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