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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
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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.

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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.

Game of Thrones Subway Maps

Game of Thrones Subway Maps
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(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
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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.

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe Ink & Slide

Adobe solves the iPad pen dilemma. The Ink is a elegant aluminum stylus with a precise tip and pressure sensitivity, and Slide augments on-screen drawing with a tactile ruler for drawing lines and other shapes. Full review on Technabob.

Sliced Glass Paintings

Sliced Glass Paintings

Loren Stump makes murrine – glass artwork made by layering different colors of molten glass and then stretching them into a rod. When the rod cools, the intended pattern will be seen in the rod’s cross section.

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Google Street Art Project

Google Street Art Project

Part of the Google Cultural Institute – yeah, we didn’t know that existed either – the Street Art Project is a curated collection of over 5,000 images and 100 exhibits, including those that have already been taken down.

Bobby Causey’s Wax Sculptures

Bobby Causey’s Wax Sculptures

Believe it or not, that’s not a photograph of Heath Ledger as Joker. It’s a wax sculpture of the late actor made by self-taught sculptor Bobby Causey, who specializes in making realistic celebrity sculptures. More here.

Popped Culture Characters

Popped Culture Characters

(Gore) Artist Dan Luvisi decided to take popular characters from cartoons and animation and send them into a dark and disturbing alternative universe as characters in violent R-rated and just downright warped new settings.

LEGO Masters

LEGO Masters

Ad agency Geometry Global’s Hong Kong branch put together this series of classic artworks recreated using LEGO blocks. We had no idea that you could get bricks in so many subtle shades. We suspect they fudged things a bit.

Circa 1948

Circa 1948

An immersive art installation and story in the form of an app, Circa 1948 transports you back in time to post-war Vancouver, BC and allows you to take in the history of the then developing city by eavesdropping on long lost conversations.

X-Mans

X-Mans

Brandon Bird asked his fellow artist friends to make art based on the amateurish sketches in an X-Men coloring book that he found at a dollar store. Amy Dixon’s Jean Grey is the bomb, but all the Cyclops pieces are top notch as well.

Faig Ahmed’s Carpets

Faig Ahmed’s Carpets

Azerbaijan artist Faig Ahmed combines the Middle Eastern style of carpet making with urban art and digital media, creating pieces that look like they’re just altered images but are actually purely embroidered.

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Wax Nostalgic

Wax Nostalgic
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Hoang Tran creates detailed miniature sculptures by carving crayons. He often add extra colors to a piece by melting other crayons. He also accepts custom orders. You can see more of his work on his blog.

Line Segments Space

Line Segments Space

Put on your headphones, turn down your lights and go full screen to experience a tangle of geometric filaments fluttering to life at the speed of light in this installation by Mimi Son and Elliot Woods. Where’s an oculus rift when you need it?

Dream Cars Exhibit

Dream Cars Exhibit

From 5/21 to 9/7, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will be hosting Dream Cars, an exhibit of various concept cars from 1932 up to the present, as well as related media. If you can’t make it there, you can check out the gallery.

Ceramic Drawings

Ceramic Drawings

Katharine Morling specializes in creating sculptures that look like tangible ink sketches. She uses clay and porcelain to sculpt and then paints and traces their outline with black stain to create the illusion.

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Another neat stop-motion video from chalk artist Chris Carlson. Watch as the classic mobile game Snake comes alive. Can you believe we only had this and Space Impact before, and now we have freakin’ XCOM on our phones?

Ripple Moving Lights

Ripple Moving Lights

By creating a set of mouth-blown glass fixtures which turn on motorized bases, then illuminating them with halogen light sources, Poetic Lab produced a stunning lighting effect reminiscent of light bouncing off of slowly rippling water.

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