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Art

OMG Who Stole My Ads?

OMG Who Stole My Ads?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had beautiful paintings in urban areas instead of ads? That’s exactly what Etienne Lavie did. The street artist covered advertisements in Paris with prints of classical paintings.

Sticker Cityscapes

Sticker Cityscapes

That’s not bokeh; those are stickers. Yukino Ohmura uses the scrapbook staple along with acrylic backdrops to mimic urban landscapes at night. It takes her two to three weeks to complete a piece. Watch her at work here.

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Bone Vehicles

Bone Vehicles

Artist Jitish Kallat used resin, paint and steel to make what appear to be fossils of vehicle-shaped monsters. According to Designboom, Kallat is referencing his own photographs of vehicles that had been set on fire during riots.

The Sushi Artist

The Sushi Artist

(NSFW) Takayo Kiyota aka Tama-chan talks about her sushi art. Amazingly, she is not a trained chef. The humble and funny artist started her hobby because “very few Japanese know how to make sushi these days.” More here and here.

Butcher Billy’s American Psychos

Butcher Billy’s American Psychos

Similar to Mike Mitchell’s Super series, Butcher Billy’s American Psychos combines Christian Bale’s famous photo as Patrick Bateman with other characters and celebrities. You can get the Capt. America mashup from Society6.

Etam Cru

Etam Cru

Artists Sainer and Bezt teamed up under the name Etam Cru. They make amazing large-scale murals, usually on the sides of multiple story buildings or long segments of walls. You can get a print of the Moonshine mural from Art Whino.

Graphite Portraits of Friends

Graphite Portraits of Friends

Thomas Cian is a Milan-based artist with a lot of great sketches to show but it’s these incredibly life-like graphite portraits that he’s done in his Friendsbook, a moleskine dedicated to drawing friends, that really show the depth of his talent.

Ink & Gold Illustrations

Ink & Gold Illustrations

Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya drew these two pieces using ballpoint pens, gold leaf and shell gold. Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic and Descent of Man are part of her three-piece series Winged, with the third one coming soon.

Futurama Cast Poster

Futurama Cast Poster

deviantART member Unrellius has only a single artwork on his page, but he made it count. Unrellius spent around 14 months drawing this 5056 × 3576 poster, which he claims features all the characters that appeared in Futurama.

C.A.R.L. Project

C.A.R.L. Project

Meet C.A.R.L., a robot ’embodiment’ of loneliness. C.A.R.L. was created by Gemma Fletcher and Studio Boo with retro imaginings of the future in mind and its travels were captured by London-based photographer David Ryle.

Rap Quotes Street Signs 2

Rap Quotes Street Signs 2

(NSFW: Language) After paying homage to New York’s hip hop scene, artist Jay Shells gives a massive shout out to West Coast rap. Animal NY once again followed Jay around as he posted rap lyrics in the areas they referenced.

Realistic MS Paint Santa

Realistic MS Paint Santa

Eclectic Asylum Art spent a total of 50 hours making this realistic portrait of Santa Claus on Microsoft Paint. It’s not as jaw dropping as Kyle Lambert’s iPad finger painting, but come on. It’s freaking Microsoft Paint.

Tiny Trees in Bags

Tiny Trees in Bags

Artist Yuken Teruya is a master at cutting intricate paper shapes. For his latest exhibition Notice – Forest Teruya cut tree shapes out of cheap paper bags and then assembled the trees inside of the bags to a dramatic effect.

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Mikenesses

Mikenesses

A wonderful series by comic book artist Mike Holmes (Bravest Warriors) in which he draws himself and his cat Ella in the style of different artists, cartoons and video games. He’s going to release a compilation soon.

Negative Wolverine

Negative Wolverine

Brian Lai drew a couple of sketches of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, but with a neat twist. Lai drew color negative sketches, which means his “actual” drawing will only be seen on an inverted photo of the sketch.

Lucid Stead

Lucid Stead

Phillip K. Smith III turned a 70-year old dilapidated cabin into a light-based installation that embodies the word reflection in more ways than one. By day it mirrors the desert, by night it shines with LEDs. More here.

Photorealistic iPad Finger Painting

Photorealistic iPad Finger Painting

Artist Kyle Lambert used the Procreate app on his iPad to make an incredibly realistic painting. It’s a replica of a photographed portrait of Morgan Freeman taken by Scott Gries. It took Kyle over 200 hours to finish the portrait.

Disintegrating

Disintegrating

Composite photographs by Fabian Oefner showing exploded views of detailed scale models of classic sports cars. Fabian painstakingly disassembled the models then took a picture of each part separately. More here and here.

Face-o-mat

Face-o-mat

Artist Tobias Gutmann travels around the world with his portrait-making booth. The cardboard booth has levers that people can move to indicate the style of their portrait, then Tobias draws it Face-o-mat prints it out. More here.

Sofles: Limitless

Sofles: Limitless

As we already know, an abandoned building, graffiti artist Sofles and videographer Selina Miles make for an awesome time-lapse video. Also featuring artists Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench. The songs are by DJ Butcher.

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3D Printed Voice Sculpture

3D Printed Voice Sculpture

Gilles Azzaro used a desktop 3D printer to make this voice print of a portion of President Obama’s 2013 inauguration speech about a new industrial revolution. Regardless of the audio, the sculpture looking like a cool alien landscape.

Girls Who Read

Girls Who Read

(NSFW: Language) Poet and professor Mark Grist reveals his taste in women, explaining it with such clarity and sincerity that posers would be daft to cite this performance in their favor. Presented by Roundhouse London.

Watercolor Blade Runner (Full)

Watercolor Blade Runner (Full)

The full version of Anders Ramsell’s Blade Runner: The Aquarelle Edition, a hazy re-cut of the cyberpunk classic made using 12,597 hand painted frames. Made for and by someone who’s seen the film multiple times.

CD Animation

CD Animation

Have some CDs lying around? Don’t just use them as coasters! Revamping a classic form of animation, frames were printed onto 189 discs to produce a very cool and appropriate effect for the video of Life is Music by Japanese band SOUR.

Liu Bolin in Venezuela

Liu Bolin in Venezuela

Liu Bolin went to Venezuela to perform and paint volunteers in his trademark camouflage style. TotallyCoolPix has some great photos of his performance, including behind the scenes shots, all taken by photographer Jorge Silva.

The Sandman: Overture

The Sandman: Overture

For the 25th anniversary of his legendary comic book series, Neil Gaiman worked with artist J.H. Williams III to make Sandman: Overture, a 6-issue miniseries that reveals the events before the main storyline. More here.

Remember How We Forgot

Remember How We Forgot

(NSFW: Language) Shane Koyczan and Hannah Epperson deliver a rousing performance. A listener got so pumped up he probably fought for freedom or at least staged a comeback victory at a sporting event later that night.

Forever Bicycles

Forever Bicycles

The latest iteration of Forever Bicycles by artist and activist Ai Weiwei was made using 3000 bikes stacked side by side. The trippy installation was part of Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche art festival and will stay up until Oct. 27th.

Politically Incorrect Toys

Politically Incorrect Toys

(NSFW, Offensive Humor) An amusing and cringe-inducing collection by David Humphrey. The images are of old children’s toys that are insanely inappropriate by today’s standards, but were considered harmless at the time.

A Painful Pot

A Painful Pot

Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang loves to push the limits of ceramic art. One of his latest pieces is A Painful Pot, an incredible vase being constricted by a dragon. You can see work in progress shots on his website.

Banksy: Sirens of the Lambs

Banksy: Sirens of the Lambs

As part of his guerrilla art show in New York City, Banksy hired a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with squealing puppet livestock to go around the NYC Meatpacking District. Learn more about it in the hilarious audio guide on his site.

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