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Watercolor Blade Runner (Full)

Watercolor Blade Runner (Full)

The full version of Anders Ramsell’s Blade Runner: The Aquarelle Edition, a hazy re-cut of the cyberpunk classic made using 12,597 hand painted frames. Made for and by someone who’s seen the film multiple times.

CD Animation

CD Animation

Have some CDs lying around? Don’t just use them as coasters! Revamping a classic form of animation, frames were printed onto 189 discs to produce a very cool and appropriate effect for the video of Life is Music by Japanese band SOUR.

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Liu Bolin in Venezuela

Liu Bolin in Venezuela

Liu Bolin went to Venezuela to perform and paint volunteers in his trademark camouflage style. TotallyCoolPix has some great photos of his performance, including behind the scenes shots, all taken by photographer Jorge Silva.

The Sandman: Overture

The Sandman: Overture

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.

Remember How We Forgot

Remember How We Forgot

(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.

Forever Bicycles

Forever Bicycles

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.

Politically Incorrect Toys

Politically Incorrect Toys

(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.

A Painful Pot

A Painful Pot

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.

Banksy: Sirens of the Lambs

Banksy: Sirens of the Lambs

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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