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Dell: Art House Laptops

Dell: Art House Laptops

Art is in the eye of the beholder with these Dell Art House (Studio 15″/17″) laptops, but $20 goes to (PRODUCT) RED efforts; it features work from artists including Brooklyn’s Mike Ming.

Art: MWM Graphics

Art: MWM Graphics

Matt W. Moore (aka MWM) has taken the graphic arts world by storm in recent months with his vector-tastic work; he’s currently showing at the Threadless Gallery in Chicago until December 3.

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Custom Star Wars Art

Custom Star Wars Art

Can’t convince your friends you’re a Sith Lord? NovaPop’s custom Star Wars art shows the power of your Dark Side by personalizing Storm Troopers, Palpatine or Boba with your own face.

Book: Pixorama

Book: Pixorama

We’re big fans of eBoy’s pixel art so we’re pretty stoked with Pixorama, a 14-page full-color book with eight of his prints; it’s printed on thick cardboard stock with rounded corners.

Short Film: Khoda

Short Film: Khoda

Reza Dolatabadi’s Khoda looks rotoscoped, but it’s actually 6,000 individual paintings created over the course of two years and compiled into the five minute “psychological thriller” above.

Video: Circular Painting

Video: Circular Painting

Made for the Discovery Channel, this video is a funky time-lapse animation of eight artists expressing the fate of the world on a circular wall in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2008.

Art: Przemyslaw Kucinski

Art: Przemyslaw Kucinski

Przemyslaw Kucinski’s artwork can best be described as organo-metallic, with pieces that are both sci-fi and sensual; he hasn’t updated since 2006, but there’s still over 5 years of work.

Artwork: Nekro

Artwork: Nekro

One look at Nekro’s darkly futuristic pieces and we had to feature him; aka Borja Fresco Costal, this Spain-based artist sticks with a largely monochrome palette with strategic bursts of color.

Star Wars Halftone Art

Star Wars Halftone Art

S. Hafsteinsson’s tongue-in-cheek Star Wars halftone art mixes old photos of Iceland with storm troopers, Nebulon-Bs and AT-ATs; check out Reykjavik Invasion and Troopa De Elite.

Art: Joshua Middleton

Art: Joshua Middleton

Joshua Middleton has a comic artist’s dream portfolio: known for his line work, he’s worked with both DC and Marvel; Superman, Batman and the X-Men are just a few of his “clients.”

Starbucks TIE Fighter

Starbucks TIE Fighter

Likely amped up with a s***load of caffeine, photog Dan Winters crafted this uber detailed TIE Fighter using 216 drink stirrers, 63 cup sleeves and 50 cups; talk about Venti-sized.

Art: Cristiano Siquiera

Art: Cristiano Siquiera

From sharp vector artwork to imaginative photoshop collabs, Cristiano Siqueira has a highly polished style like an amped-up Aeon Flux. See his work on his homepage or on Behance.

Fantasy Pumpkins

Fantasy Pumpkins

If Death Star pumpkins don’t get you in the Halloween spirit, nothing will: check out these geeky pumpkin carvings, which include Diablo II, Optimus Prime and Mars Attacks.

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Live Pinball w/Drums

Live Pinball w/Drums

The art of Tokyo trio Itoken, Jimanica and Yamaguchi is as fun to create as it is to watch; the artists bang drums which interact with animations on screen, including the pinball game above.

Video: Inner Forests

Video: Inner Forests

Created by Michael Kontopoulos, Inner Forests uses your shadow to procedurally “sprout” trees and shrubs from your head and arms; the longer you stay still, the more they grow.

Biomechanical Sculptures

Biomechanical Sculptures

Resembling the previously featured Typewriter Sculptures but more fluidly shaped, U-Ram Choe’s sculptures are based on biological structures; they’re made from metal and electronics.

Adam Haynes

Adam Haynes

Masterful use of color and an exquisite attention to detail are trademarks of Adam Haynes’ creative, comic-style illustrations; his work for Nike particularly makes us green with envy.

Book: Liquid City

Book: Liquid City

Liquid City is a beautifully illustrated urban anthology of comics from artists primarily based in Southeast Asia. Stories vary from charming to post apocalyptic and can be previewed here.

Wallpaper: FluffyFriends

Wallpaper: FluffyFriends

Don’t let the cutesy name fool you: this FluffyFriends wallpaper features OhNo!Doom’s FluffyYukYuk plush rampaging down a city street and hurling city buses while FluffyBadBads scatter.

Strong Stuff Posters

Strong Stuff Posters

Tom Whalen’s cool, re-imagined movie posters have a B-movie look and are printed on 11×14 sheets; he does everything from Dracula and the Mummy to Star Wars and Transformers.

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Website: MaoPost.com

Website: MaoPost.com

For that special commie in your life: MaoPost.com takes your photo and then hand paints it into your choice of 1,500 socialist propaganda posters; they’re real oil paintings on canvas.

Star Wars ABCs

Star Wars ABCs

S is for Sarlacc: these Star Wars ABC posters by Tweedlebop will ensure your mini-geeks are raised with a proper Imperial education. For the love of God, we hope they sell these.

Art: John Berkey

Art: John Berkey

Although he sadly passed this year, John Berkey’s futuristic paintings are photorealistic from a distance but painterly up-close; his works will no doubt inspire future artists.

Real Life Transformers

Real Life Transformers

Best known for Human Tetris, Guillaume Reymond is at it again with these real-life Transformers performances, staged in various cities in Switzerland using vehicles and people.

Concept: Sneaker Fiend

Concept: Sneaker Fiend

We’re digging these kicks by Jim Kim; titled “Sneaker Fiend”, they’re a tribute to classic Nike shoes but completely rendered in Photoshop; if only he’d release wallpaper size pics.

Video: Ionisation

Video: Ionisation

Made by three independent film makers collectively known as Flat-e, Ionisation is a funky, staccato paced video. Note: the sculptures are real and made from bits of clock and metal.

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