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Art

Banksy’s Street Stall

Banksy’s Street Stall

How much would you pay for a Banksy? Because last weekend the artist set up a nondescript stall at Central Park, which sold his canvas prints for just $60. Even then it didn’t sell that well. Shows you how we perceive the value of art.

Alternative Limbs

Alternative Limbs

The Alternative Limb Project provides unique and unusual prosthetics made to better blend with the body or stand out as unique pieces of art that express the wearer’s personality and individual sense of style.

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Medusa Lake

Medusa Lake

Lake Natron in Tanzania turns whatever touches its pH imbalanced water into stone. Luckily a photographer named Jason Nick Brandt was brave enough to take these great photos of the lake’s poor victims so we don’t have to get close.

Sign Painters (Trailer)

Sign Painters (Trailer)

(NSFW: Language) Sign Painters is a documentary by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon about an invisible – and slowly dying – artform. Features interviews with sign painters in the U.S. It also has a companion book. More here.

Glitché for iOS

Glitché for iOS

Glitché is a photo editing app for iOS that lets you apply filters that distort and transform images. Its trippy filters include a VHS effect, 3D wireframe and datamosh. An in-app purchase lets you make .gifs and more.

Alternative Movie Posters

Alternative Movie Posters

Matthew Chojnacki’s Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground is about the art of unofficial movie posters. Featuring over 200 posters with commentary from the artists. More on The Verge.

Paper x Moleskine Custom Book

Paper x Moleskine Custom Book

Fiftythree partnered with Moleskine to allow users of the brilliant iPad sketching app Paper to order a printed version of their virtual journals from within the app. Each book costs $40 and will be delivered in 2 weeks. More here.

Box

Box

Believe it or not, those are flat screens. Part performance art, part tech demo, Bot & Dolly made these illusions using two robotic arms and projection mapping software that can align images on moving objects. (Thanks Jeremiah!)

NeverWet Street Art

NeverWet Street Art

Taking advantage of the hydrophobic properties of NeverWet waterproofing spray, artist Nathan Sharratt discovered he could spray stenciled street art that only appears when it rains or gets wet. Instructional video here.

Ink Carpets

Ink Carpets

Jonathan Bréchignac makes large drawings of Muslim prayer carpets using ballpoint pens. It takes him up to 8 months to finish one drawing. Bréchignac told Fast Co. Design that it is his form of meditation; a way to empty his mind.

Jim Golden Collection Series

Jim Golden Collection Series

Photographer Jim Golden worked with stylist Kristin Lane to create a series of still life photographs about massive collections of objects. Each collection took them about 14 hours to arrange. More at Wired.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

A brief documentary by Joey Bania about Blair Somerville, a New Zealander who creates “rustic automata.” His whimsical trinkets, sculptures and installations are made of found items, placed perfectly at the juncture of art and engineering.

Recycled Comic Book Art

Recycled Comic Book Art

Mike Alcantara makes amazing collages by recycling pages from old comic books. He has something for DC and Marvel fans alike. Original pieces and prints are available for purchase on his Etsy shop.

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Sculpted Sweaters

Sculpted Sweaters

Believe it or not, these “clothes” are actually made of marble. They’re part of artist Alex Seton’s Elegy on Resistance, a collection of Bianco Carrara marble sculptures of hooded sweaters and sweatpants.

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

Minneapolis artist HOTTEA livens up urban environments with words and designs made of yarn. On a recent trip to New York he adorned the pedestrian tunnel of the Williamsburg Bridge with a 2,000 thread rainbow. More pics here.

Headless Sightings

Headless Sightings

A photo series by Krocky Meshkin showing bystanders reacting to a headless but otherwise normal person. Apparently Meshkin removed the people’s heads digitally, but the reactions were not staged. So what were they gawking at?

Set Chopin Free

Set Chopin Free

The copyright on Frédéric Chopin’s music has already expired, but recordings of his music are still commercialized or licensed. With your help, Musopen will hire world-class musicians to make public domain recordings of all of Chopin’s work.

Athletes Among Us

Athletes Among Us

Jordan Matter’s upcoming photo book featuring amateur and professional athletes humorously placed in everyday situations. Athletes Among Us is Matter’s follow up to his bestselling book Dancers Among Us.

2013 Red Bull Illume

2013 Red Bull Illume

Some of the best entries in the 2013 Red Bull Illume sports photography contest. You can see the top 250 images and the story behind them on the Red Bull Illume website, Flickr page or on the free tablet apps.

The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

E.B. Hudspeth’s tale of a doctor who became obsessed with mythological beasts. The doctor’s magnum opus is The Codex Extinct Animalia, a book (within the book) filled with anatomical illustrations of fictional creatures. More at io9.

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Star Fox Prints

Star Fox Prints

Adam Sidwell’s Acrobatic Maneuvers is a bad-ass set of limited-edition watercolor-style prints featuring the elite pilots of Star Fox: Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy. Attract Mode also has alternate colors of the Fox and Falco prints.

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

A 144-page, full color compilation of Zac Gorman’s Magical Game Time comic strips, from its inception in 2011 to the July 2013 strips. The comic depicts video game characters in hilarious or touching introspective moments.

Air vs. Water

Air vs. Water

It’s Nerf versus Super Soaker in this awesome diptych by DKNG Studios. Air vs. Water are two 18″ x 24″ six color screen prints featuring the popular summer toys in their respective camps. Sold as a set or individually.

JL8

JL8

JL8 is an absolutely enchanting web comic by Yale Stewart. It features the members of the Justice League and other DC characters as 8-year olds and is filled with lighthearted and innocent moments. Browse by issue here.

Surreal Spray Can Art

Surreal Spray Can Art

He’s not the fastest painter we’ve seen, but give this street artist six minutes and $20 and he’ll give you a jaw-dropping display that culminates in a surreal cityscape so 80s you can practically hear the synthesizers blaring in your mind.

Game of Thrones Season 3 VFX

Game of Thrones Season 3 VFX

(SPOILERS) Check some of the visual effects done by Canadian studio Spin VFX for the third season of Game of Thrones, including Mance Rayder’s camp, the Wall climbing scenes and the shots of the direwolves.

ToysRLikeUs

ToysRLikeUs

Santlov’s ToysRLikeUs features action figures in everyday situations, such as Joker chilling out and a Stormtrooper troubled by bills. You can buy limited edition prints of ToysRLikeUs on Fab until 08/26/13.

Printstant Replays

Printstant Replays

Printstant Replays immortalizes some of the most memorable plays in various American sports leagues, from the ’72 Steelers’ luckiest of lucky plays, to Bubba Watson’s ridiculous hook shot in 2012 to MJ’s last shot with the Bulls.

Porcelainia

Porcelainia

76-year old artist Bobby Jaber is a retired chemistry and physics teacher. He creates mesmerizing sculptures inspired by science and mathematics. Be sure to stick to the very end for a funny scene. Filmed by Dave Altizer.

Superheroes: Past/Present

Superheroes: Past/Present

California-based graphic designer Khoa Ho created this striking series of silhouettes that capture both the incredible strength and humble origins of some of our greatest imagined heroes.

What’s This Bouncy Rubble?

What’s This Bouncy Rubble?

YouTuber Beedy eff teenell and his friend saw a strange bed of rubble in Vancouver. One of them walked on it to point out that it behaved like a waterbed, only to realize that it’s actually a work of art. Oops.

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