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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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Natron in Tanzania turns whatever touches its pH imbalanced water into stone. Luckily a photographer named JasonNick Brandt was brave enough to take these great photos of the lake’s poor victims so we don’t have to get close.
(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 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.
Matthew Chojnacki’sAlternative 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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Adam Sidwell’sAcrobatic 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.
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.
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 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.
He’s not the fastestpainter 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.