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Ben Young Sculpture

Ben Young Sculpture

If Greg Klassen’s glass and wood furniture evoke rivers and lakes, Ben Young’s glass and concrete sculptures evoke oceans. Ben cuts and crafts each sculpture by hand, layer by layer. He also makes pure glass sculptures.

Maddox: Spider-Woman’s Butt

Maddox: Spider-Woman’s Butt

(NSFW: Language) Maddox presents counterarguments to the outrage about Milo Manara’s now infamous comic book cover for Spider-Woman #1, the Hawkeye Initiative and sexualization in general. More here.

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Burning Man’s DMV

Burning Man’s DMV

…the Department of Mutant Vehicles, that is. Because of space and safety concerns, the DMV was set up to inspect and grant license to a limited number of “mutant vehicles” prior to entering the arts festival. More here.

Antonio Santin: Rugs

Antonio Santin: Rugs

Antonio Santin’s ongoing series Rugs is composed of hyperrealistic oil paintings. Antonio distorts the patterns and simulates shadows to make it appear like there’s a body hidden underneath each carpet.

Dita Pepe: Self Portraits

Dita Pepe: Self Portraits

In her Self-Portraits with Men and Self-Portraits with Women series, photographer Dita Pepe poses with other people, changing her appearance to make it look like she’s part of their family. She will release a book on the series soon.

Maico Akiba: Sekai

Maico Akiba: Sekai

Artist Maico Akiba turns Safari Ltd.’s beautiful animal figurines into walking sekai – the Japanese term for “world.” According to Colossal, Maico uses accessories from model train sets to create the amazing miniature worlds.

Curioos

Curioos

There are many talented digital artists, but if you don’t know where to look, Curioos is a great place to start. It has a diverse range of artists, and each of its prints are numbered and signed. Its Explore page is practically an online museum.

Rap Quotes Street Signs 3

Rap Quotes Street Signs 3

Jay Shells went to Philadelphia for the third batch of his site-specific hip hop homage. Some of the artists he cited included Philly natives Will Smith, Black Thought and Meek Mill. You can get replicas of his signs at Gallery 1988.

Art and Craft (Trailer)

Art and Craft (Trailer)

Art and Craft is a documentary about Mark Landis. For 30 years, Mark forged hundreds of paintings. But instead of earning fame or fortune, Mark would pretend to be a philanthropist and donate his forgeries to museums.

Miniature Marble Interiors

Miniature Marble Interiors

Fueled by his lifelong fascination for stone architecture, historian Matthew Simmonds trained to become a stone carver. Some of his sculptures are miniatures of classical structures carved out of single chunks of marble.

Game of Thrones Subway Maps

Game of Thrones Subway Maps

(SPOILERS) Graphic designer Michael Tyznik’s transit maps for A Song of Ice and Fire‘s Westeros, as well as the whole Known World. The destinations, connections and status of certain lines allude to events in the series.

The World’s Most Beautiful Subway

The World’s Most Beautiful Subway

Stockholm’s cavernous stations are adorned with paintings, sculptures and other works of art. But some citizens treated them merely as a means to get around, until a photographer named Alexander Dragunov made them look.

Lunar Landings Print

Lunar Landings Print

As part of its new Space series, City Prints has created this stunning lunar image which maps out the landing sites of all of NASA’s lunar missions. Available framed, matted or in custom sizes or printed on custom substrates.

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Game of Thrones Season 4 VFX

Game of Thrones Season 4 VFX

(Spoilers) Mackevision shows off some of the visual effects it did for the fourth season of Game of Thrones. It’s like half of the things we saw on the show were enhanced or didn’t exist at all, from entire cities to wisps of smoke and fog.

Aakash Nihalani: Landline Series

Aakash Nihalani: Landline Series

Aakash Nihalani used tape, fluorescent paper, corrugated plastic and magnets to make colorful bars that appear to pass through people, symbolizing “both the isolation and community” that he feels living in Brooklyn.

eBoy & the Perfection of Pixels

eBoy & the Perfection of Pixels

A companion piece to The Verge’s profile of eBoy, arguably the world’s most popular pixel artists. Watch the Berlin-based trio talk a bit about their backgrounds, their arduous dot-by-dot process and their sources of inspiration.

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe solves the iPad pen dilemma. The Ink is a elegant aluminum stylus with a precise tip and pressure sensitivity, and Slide augments on-screen drawing with a tactile ruler for drawing lines and other shapes. Full review on Technabob.

Sliced Glass Paintings

Sliced Glass Paintings

Loren Stump makes murrine – glass artwork made by layering different colors of molten glass and then stretching them into a rod. When the rod cools, the intended pattern will be seen in the rod’s cross section.

Google Street Art Project

Google Street Art Project

Part of the Google Cultural Institute – yeah, we didn’t know that existed either – the Street Art Project is a curated collection of over 5,000 images and 100 exhibits, including those that have already been taken down.

Bobby Causey’s Wax Sculptures

Bobby Causey’s Wax Sculptures

Believe it or not, that’s not a photograph of Heath Ledger as Joker. It’s a wax sculpture of the late actor made by self-taught sculptor Bobby Causey, who specializes in making realistic celebrity sculptures. More here.

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Popped Culture Characters

Popped Culture Characters

(Gore) Artist Dan Luvisi decided to take popular characters from cartoons and animation and send them into a dark and disturbing alternative universe as characters in violent R-rated and just downright warped new settings.

LEGO Masters

LEGO Masters

Ad agency Geometry Global’s Hong Kong branch put together this series of classic artworks recreated using LEGO blocks. We had no idea that you could get bricks in so many subtle shades. We suspect they fudged things a bit.

Circa 1948

Circa 1948

An immersive art installation and story in the form of an app, Circa 1948 transports you back in time to post-war Vancouver, BC and allows you to take in the history of the then developing city by eavesdropping on long lost conversations.

X-Mans

X-Mans

Brandon Bird asked his fellow artist friends to make art based on the amateurish sketches in an X-Men coloring book that he found at a dollar store. Amy Dixon’s Jean Grey is the bomb, but all the Cyclops pieces are top notch as well.

Faig Ahmed’s Carpets

Faig Ahmed’s Carpets

Azerbaijan artist Faig Ahmed combines the Middle Eastern style of carpet making with urban art and digital media, creating pieces that look like they’re just altered images but are actually purely embroidered.

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