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Video: Fluid Sculpture

Video: Fluid Sculpture

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!

Acrylic Lexus LF-A

Acrylic Lexus LF-A

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.!

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Superhero Periodic Table

Superhero Periodic Table

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.

Crysis x Blade Runner

Crysis x Blade Runner

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.

Horizonless Manhattan

Horizonless Manhattan

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.

LEGO x Star Wars Poster

LEGO x Star Wars Poster

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.

Gear Box Sculptures

Gear Box Sculptures

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.

Video: LB to SF

Video: LB to SF

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.

Art: You Fade To Light

Art: You Fade To Light

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.

Racy Beer Can Art

Racy Beer Can Art

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.

FIELD

FIELD

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.

T-Shirt Sketchbook

T-Shirt Sketchbook

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.

Star Trek: Countdown TPB

Star Trek: Countdown TPB

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.

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Star Wars x Mario Bros.

Star Wars x Mario Bros.

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.

Wii Spray

Wii Spray

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.

Glyph Cue Clothing

Glyph Cue Clothing

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 Intuos4 Tabet

Wacom Intuos4 Tabet

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.

The Face of Disaster

The Face of Disaster

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.

Dirt From Every State

Dirt From Every State

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).

WWII: Simple Version

WWII: Simple Version

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!

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Video Game Periodic Table

Video Game Periodic Table

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.

Art: Home Slice

Art: Home Slice

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.

Art: Three Robots A Week

Art: Three Robots A Week

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.

Art: Franco Brambilla

Art: Franco Brambilla

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!

Other Vaders

Other Vaders

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.

SF Art: Vitaly Samarin

SF Art: Vitaly Samarin

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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