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Kawaii Baseball Cards

Kawaii Baseball Cards

A side project of Tofugu illustrator Aya, Kawaii Baseball Cards features baseball cards of MLB players, complete with stats and trivia, and animated gif versions. She also makes other MLB images as requested by her followers.

Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross’ Future Tense series consists of paintings with a shallow and saccharine beauty, expanding upon “themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media” and “our inability to exist in the present moment.”

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The Keyboard of Isolation

The Keyboard of Isolation

In 2012 DDB Shanghai made this awareness campaign about Internet and computer addiction. The ad agency made a keyboard-shaped sculpture showing the likenesses of addicts and their loved ones trapped in the keys.

Miguel Marquez Outside

Miguel Marquez Outside

Australian urban artist Michael Pederson sneaks in creepy messages in the nooks and crannies of Sydney. Some of them are humorous, some appear to be cries for help, while others are just plain frightening.

Visarute Angkatavanich: Betta Fish

Visarute Angkatavanich: Betta Fish

Visarute Angkatavanich takes close-up shots of Siamese fighting fish aka betta fish, which have a variety of scale colors and fin shapes. As Colossal said, Visarute’s photos are so clear it’s as if the fish are suspended in mid-air.

Pawel Kuczynski: Facebook Series

Pawel Kuczynski: Facebook Series

More satirical art from Pawel Kuczynski. These illustrations symbolize the different aspects of Facebook, such as its power to spread and gather information and how it’s become an alternative to real life interaction.

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life

A time-lapse of illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon aka Stonehouse painting portraits of a woman at various stages of her life, from birth to death. The software is Corel Painter 11. The song is Big Screen by Silent Partner.

If Paintings Could Text

If Paintings Could Text

(NSFW: Language, Crude humor) One person has figured out a way to get us to look at fine art – by imagining what their subjects’ text messages would be like. Apparently most of them are drunk, horny or both.

Roxy Paine: Carcasses

Roxy Paine: Carcasses

Roxy Paine’s collection of highly-detailed wooden sculptures based on machinery – the literal and the intangible ones. They rebel against control and uniformity, concepts that have become associated with machines. More here.

Edible Billboard

Edible Billboard

Michelle Sugar Art worked through the night to create the world’s first cake billboard. Made for Mr. Kipling, the billboard measured 20′ x 10′ and contained 13,360 cakes, many of which were eaten by passersby. More here.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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