On display at the 2009 Maker Faire from 5/30-5/31, Charlie Bucket’s Fluid Sculpture is as mesmerizing as it is a bit grotesque; it’s a mixture of mineral oil, water and dye. Thanks, K!
The design language for cars is usually hoity-toity marketing speak, but Lexus’ “L-finesse” really comes to life with this gorgeous all-acrylic model of the LF-A supercar. Thanks, R.O.!
If you loved the Video Game Periodic Table, this Superhero Periodic Table at Geekologie is a who’s who of heroes and villains; remember, kids, He is for Hellboy and Lu is for Lex Luthor.
Created by a team of three artists, these jaw-dropping sci-fi SFAMs (scenes from a movie) of Blade Runner, Alien and I Am Legend were rendered using Crysis’ CryENGINE 2.
First we saw Manhattan 400 years ago, and now it’s horizonless: this poster of Manhattan reminds us of Halo, but it’s actually a curved 3D projection that allows us to see over obstacles.
Celebrate 10 years of collaboration between LEGO and Star Wars: any order placed at LEGOshop.com on 5/3 and 5/4 will get a free, limited edition poster with 160 minifigures.
Thank god for kooky artists like Bill Durovchic; his beautiful Gear Box Sculptures have no discernible use, but are fun for not only burning calories but a nice-sized hole in your wallet.
On display at Cal Arts in Valencia 5/2-5/15, LB to SF is an art installation that uses a real bicycle to simulate a ride from Long Beach to San Francisco using a Wii controller and Blender.
You Fade To Light is an array of interactive OLEDs, effectively digitizing the shapes and movements of passersby; it was commissioned for Phillips and uses software by Chris O’Shea.
NSFW: Russian designer Ramm ND has an aptly suggestive name, as his racy beer can art is some of the strangest yet smartest we’ve seen; the pantyhose can is pure genius.
Consider us en-light-ened: Richard Box’s FIELD is an array of 1,301 fluorescent tubes that draw their power from the electromagnetic fields generated by overhead transmission lines.
It’s only a concept, but Burak Kaynak and Cem Has’ T-shirt Sketchbook is pure genius: the handy shirt shape lets designers easily jot down ideas whenever inspiration strikes them.
We’re leery of movie tie-ins, but Star Trek: Countdown helps to establish continuity with the last Trek movie (Nemesis); all four comics are combined in this trade paperback edition.
On display at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, these acrylic paintings by Misha bring together two of geekdom’s most revered franchises: Super Mario Brothers and Star Wars.
The Wii’s artistic offerings have thus far been limited, but Wii Spray promises to shake things up a bit; it allows you to do virtual graffiti using a spray can with a Wii Remote inside.
MWM’s Matt W. Moore has been on a roll lately; he’s partnered with lifelong friend Kristofer Wilfert to release a hand-screened t-shirt line called Glyph Cue with bold, symbolic art.
Wacom’s new mid-range Intuos4 tablet offers a host of improvements over the Intuos3: ambidextrous design, OLED ExpressKeys, a new Touch Ring and 2,048 pressure levels.
This hand-printed silkscreen by illustrator Andy Smith puts a dark humor spin on these trouble times; titled The Face of Disaster, the 33″x23″ poster has a limited run of 20 pieces.
It’s not the most glamorous of materials, but H. Mathis’ Dirt From Every State project is a collection of geographically-shaped soil from the 50 states (plus DC and Puerto Rico).
Sure, it’s a bit rough around the edges, but Angus McLeod’s WWII: The Simple Version is a funny illustrated primer for anyone who needs to bone up on their history. Thanks, Brian!
I Heart Chaos’ Periodic Table of Video Game Characters is one that we could get lost in for a good half hour; they’ve managed to pair (by letter) a character with each real life element.
Known for his quirky steampunk art, we’re devouring all the details in Scott Campbell’s Home Slice exhibition; it’s composed of funky cutaways of rockets, whales and other objects.
Artist Chris Grine is working on an ambitious but very cool project: three new robots each week for an entire year. He’s on #13 but already has several winners, including Warm Tender Heart.
From robots to UFOs to giant monsters, Franco Brambilla takes classic sci-fi staples and mixes them with near-photorealistic imagery; some giclee prints are available here. Thanks, Rick!
Darth Vader never mentions Other Vaders, and with good reason: twang-speakin’ Uncle Garth and bare-butt Barth embarrass the Dark Lord–with the exception of Flavr Vader, of course.
Siberian artist Vitaly Samarin’s work is a fantastic blend of digital and traditional pieces; he specializes in sci-fi and fantasy themes with a leaning towards post apocalyptic scenes.
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