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Art

The Pixel Painter

The Pixel Painter

97-year old Hal Lasko makes very detailed digital paintings using Microsoft Paint, which was introduced to him in the late 90s. Despite being partially blind and deaf, Hal still paints up to 10 hours a day. Buy his prints here.

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

While we still ponder how we managed to draw a cube that one time in art class sophomore year, Chris Carlson impresses with this 3D chalk art time lapse of Donkey Kong versus Escher; bonus stop-motion scene included.

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Periodic Table of Social Issues

Periodic Table of Social Issues

We’re not sure why you’d want to, but if you ever needed a comprehensive yet compact list of humanity’s ills, check out this table by UK-based art studio Dorothy. It tabulates “85 of the worst elements of humankind.”

Daily Dishonesty

Daily Dishonesty

While most typographic posters are of inspirational or motivational quotes, Lauren Hom honors the little lies and excuses we make every now and then. Buy prints and merch on Society6. Find out how she makes them here.

Anime Makeovers

Anime Makeovers

(Link NSFW) Phil Mimms aka HMN ALNS likes to draw popular anime characters in flashy street clothes. He’s drawn characters from Naruto, Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball Z. You can buy his merch on Red Bubble.

Return to the Sea

Return to the Sea

We’ve already featured a few of Motoi Yamamoto’s unique and intricate saltworks. Now here’s the artist at work. You can watch him make more art in person at the Monterey Museum of Art until 8/25/13.

The Disciples

The Disciples

A coffee table book by James Mollison. From 2004 to 2007, Mollison went to concerts and requested the attendees who emulated the look of their idols to pose for pictures. A few more shots at All That is Interesting.

Game of Thrones Simpsonized

Game of Thrones Simpsonized

Adrien Noterdaem’s latest entries on his Draw the Simpsons series are the characters from Game of Thrones. Though we have to say Samwell and Homer Hodor still look the same. He also Simpsonized George R.R. Martin.

Life Size T-Rex

Life Size T-Rex

Philippe Pasqua’s giant Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture is contributing to the contemporary art that sits along the Seine River in Paris, France. The 12′ tall, 21′ long structure is composed of 350 molded chromed aluminum bones.

Breath Animation

Breath Animation

Breaths from the band members of Travis bring a projected animation to life in this entirely appropriate video for Moving, the second single off of their upcoming album Where You Stand. The album drops 8/19/13.

Super Mario Bros. HD Art

Super Mario Bros. HD Art

We’ve seen what Super Mario Bros. is like in 3D, but what if the game’s graphics were replaced by high definition illustrations? That’s exactly what João Victor G. Costa did. The awesome end result looks a bit like Braid.

Liking Isn’t Helping

Liking Isn’t Helping

Similar to UNICEF’s ad campaign, these advertisements made by Publicis Worldwide for Crisis Relief Singapore are a bit harsh, but they do have a point: causes need donations and volunteers, not just a second of our time.

Wind-Powered Kinetic Sculptures

Wind-Powered Kinetic Sculptures

Sculptor Anthony Howe made a series of hypnotizing kinetic sculptures. They’re made so that even a slight breeze would make them move and reveal their true form. They’re like alien beacons of peace. More on YouTube.

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Binary Prints

Binary Prints

Alex Trochut made unique posters of famous electronic musicians, including James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Four Tet. Each poster has two images: one that appears in light and another that appears in the dark.

Korean Time-Lapse Drawing

Korean Time-Lapse Drawing

A time-lapse video by Art Animation showing illustrator Kim Jung Gi creating a poster from scratch – no sketches or outlines – to commemorate the Korean independence movement.

Cassette Prints

Cassette Prints

Neil Steven’s poster collection was inspired by 80s cassette tapes, with their sober typography and color palettes mixed with indecipherable marketing blurbs that only engineers would appreciate. Brings you back, doesn’t it?

Scribble Portraits

Scribble Portraits

If you think you’re a great doodler, check out artist Vince Low’s Faces. It’s a series of celebrity portraits that Low made out of seemingly random swirls and lines that overlap to form detailed faces.

OMG Jellyfish

OMG Jellyfish

One of the more unusual Kickstarter projects out there, OMG Jellyfish aims to make 5-foot-tall bouncy, illuminated puppets inspired by the awe-inspiring sea creaturs, but made from lycra and nylon with LED lighting inside.

AMMO

AMMO

Cross-section images of bullets and other ammunition. Photographer Sabine Pearlman was intrigued by the beauty that can be found within these destructive items. Keep an eye on her Facebook page for limited edition prints.

Do-It-Yourself Doodler

Do-It-Yourself Doodler

David Jablow was given a doodle pad with each page containing a suggestive outline of a woman. Instead of feeling constrained, he took it as an opportunity to be creative. More here. He’s also selling some of the original sketches.

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Shogun Warriors Posters

Shogun Warriors Posters

Get your late 70’s giant robot fix on with this fun poster series from the Boiling Point Creative Group. Unlike the original toys, these pieces aren’t spring loaded and won’t smack you in the eyeball.

Airline Cockpit Photographs

Airline Cockpit Photographs

Dubai-based airline pilot Karim Nafatni shares his passion for photography to our delight, with these stunning wide-angle HDR shots from the cockpit. Check out his rooftop series too.

Mondo Man of Steel Posters

Mondo Man of Steel Posters

Talented illustrators Martin Ansin and Ken Taylor made two brilliant alternate movie posters for Zack Snyder’s Superman movie. Both posters will have alternate variants. Check them out in high-res on Mondo’s blog.

Sofles: Infinite

Sofles: Infinite

Graffiti artist Sofles lets loose in an abandoned and dilapidated building as the equally talented Selina Miles of Unity Sound & Visual documents his work in progress. One of the most creative time-lapse videos we’ve ever seen.

The Vein: Magma

The Vein: Magma

Barcelona-based art direction collaborative Dvein have used their talents to create a surreal and stunning animated liquid landscape for Magma, the new single from The Vein.

Real Life Models

Real Life Models

Photographer Flóra Borsi always wondered what the models behind abstract paintings must have looked like. So the Hungarian artist sat down with Photoshop to envision these odd looking subjects. Editions and prints available here.

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

If you’re near San Antonio, check out Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock’s Ballroom Luminoso, a series of six chandeliers made from custom structural steel, LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, installed in a cement underpass.

Tower Music

Tower Music

Composer Joseph Bertolozzi is working on a composition created by harvesting sounds made by using the varied surfaces of the Eiffel Tower as percussive instruments. He also hopes to coordinate a live performance at some point.

Tetris Printer

Tetris Printer

Michael Birken made a software algorithm that creates pixel art while also being a form of pixel art unto itself. Using a modified version of Tetris, the algorithm draws images while actually playing the game. More here.

Modern Mantra

Modern Mantra

A series of illustrations by Swedish artist Thomas Broomé, Modern Mantra depicts living spaces where words take the shape of objects. His It’s Only Words project does the same but with a portrait.

John Merritt’s Wood Carvings

John Merritt’s Wood Carvings

John Merritt loves to make odd wooden trinkets in his spare time. Some of his works include a chain made out of a toothpick and the mind-blowing balls-within-boxes-within-a-box that he carved out of a single piece of wood.

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