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Art

Comic Collage Digital Art Prints

Comic Collage Digital Art Prints

Mike Alcantara has made it even easier to collect his fun collage prints of Superman, Spiderman and other faves by creating an affordable digital collection of his original work.

Excel Spreadsheet Art

Excel Spreadsheet Art

Artist Tatsuo Horiuchi creates intricate nature scenes using the vector drawing tools in Microsoft Excel as his medium. Tatsuo has stated that he finds it easier to use than Microsoft Paint (or actual paint.)

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Micro Flowers

Micro Flowers

Imagine having a bouquet that fits on the tip of your finger. This familiar yet alien looking ‘flower’ is actually one of the microscopic photos taken of the crystals that form as a result of precisely tailored chemical reactions.

Drug Bust Doody

Drug Bust Doody

(Gore) There’s only one name you can turn to when you are looking for gratuitous claymation violence: Lee Hardcastle. This time we see the doody that goes down when a very familiar looking rookie cop goes in without backup.

Color Coffee Art

Color Coffee Art

Barista/drink artist Nowtoo Sugi amps up his intricate latte-foam creations by adding dashes of colored bartender syrups to his creations. Check out some videos of his methodical drink painting process here.

Sorted Books

Sorted Books

A 176-page compilation of some of artist Nina Katchadourian’s funny and poignant photo essays. She goes through book collections both private and public, forming poems out of book titles. Also available from Chronicle Books.

Matchbook

Matchbook

Mumbai designer Shahid Datawala captured images of over 500 unique matchbox labels and assembled them into this compilation of one of India’s more unusual artforms. The book itself looks like a giant matchbox.

Cosplaying the Part

Cosplaying the Part

Polygon’s short feature on Ger Tysk. Tysk immersed herself in cosplaying, from making props to dressing up and now documenting the culture. She reminds us to respect everyone’s right to self-expression.

Team Spirit: MRDR It’s OK

Team Spirit: MRDR It’s OK

(NSFW) The second episode in Brooklyn-based Team Spirit’s music video series by animation duo HannesJohannes picks up with the boys finding themselves in Hell and being forced to play at the celebration of Satan’s Unholy Union.

Pokémon Noir Webcomic

Pokémon Noir Webcomic

Set in the world of Pokémon, Viridian City is a murder mystery webcomic by Ray Bruwelheide. Unlike Game Freak’s eternally kid-friendly treatment of the games, Bruwelheide’s approach is literally and figuratively dark.

Modern Makeovers

Modern Makeovers

The UK history channel Yesterday commissioned this project which asked graphic designers and history experts to imagine how historical figures like Shakespeare and Henry VIII might have looked today. Marie Antoinette is still unlikeable.

Raw Data

Raw Data

Boston-based artist Jake Fried has created a very entertaining, minute long animation with ink, gouache, white-out and coffee, drawn by hand. You might want to watch it more than once – the details are rich and fleeting.

Balloon Dinosaur Sculpture

Balloon Dinosaur Sculpture

Watch the Airigami team assemble one of their latest creations at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. It’s a 20-foot balloon acrocanthosaurus, accompanied by balloon plants and insects. More photos here.

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Liquid Sculptures

Liquid Sculptures

Pierre Carreau is enamored with the shapes of ocean waves. He takes hundreds of images to capture the perfect shot, portraying waves as creations that “mix power and fragility.” Order prints of his images on Clic.

Johan Scherft’s Papercraft Birds

Johan Scherft’s Papercraft Birds

Johan Scherft makes realistic life-size papercraft scale models of birds. He makes templates on a PC then paints the printed templates by hand. He also has a few colored templates on his site and tutorials on YouTube.

Gag Me with a Toon 5

Gag Me with a Toon 5

60 artists re-imagine the cartoons of their youth spanning the 60’s-90’s, ranging from The Smurfs to Squiddly Diddly to South Park in the Gag Me with a Toon 5 exhibit opening 5/4/13, at LA’s WWA Gallery.

Willie Nelson Cutout Art

Willie Nelson Cutout Art

Artist Jeff Nichol pays tribute to the great Willie Nelson with an amazing paper cut portrait in honor of the Red Headed Stranger’s 80th birthday. The track is a chill remix of Willie’s Georgia on My Mind by Worldwide Groove Corp.

Anthropocene

Anthropocene

David Thomas Smith’s series Anthropocene consists of large prints made from Google Maps screenshots. Smith composited the screenshots in Photoshop to create patterns similar to those found in Persian rugs.

Mike Mitchell’s Movie Portraits

Mike Mitchell’s Movie Portraits

Mike Mitchell shows his love of the movies by creating his digitally produced collection of favorite film characters; if you’re in Austin 4/26-5/25/13, check them out in person at Mondo.

DIY Screen Printing Kit

DIY Screen Printing Kit

DIY Print Shop sells kits that contain almost everything you need to make screen printed posters or T-shirts, including a manual and instructional DVD. You’ll have to supply the electronic printer though.

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Intricate Cardboard Sculptures

Intricate Cardboard Sculptures

UK artist Dylan Shields crafts his intricate sculptures out of old potato chip boxes and packing tape. Much of what he creates is rather epic, which fits with his use of biblical themes.

French Fry Package Art

French Fry Package Art

(Some images NSFW) Artist Ben Frost has chosen an unusual canvas for his art – he uses McDonald’s iconic french fry packaging as the backdrop for some of his pop art paintings. Only one question: Where’s Frylock?

Printing with Fire

Printing with Fire

Designed by Lucien Langton, the FireWriter is a dot-matrix printer that uses a torch to burn images into a surface instead of ink. Not only is it highly impractical, it’s a major fire hazard. Still, the ink cartridges are a bargain.

Smeared Skies

Smeared Skies

The sky is nature’s canvas, but Matt Molloy makes these natural masterpieces more mesmerizing. He merges hundreds of images of the same sky together using the lighten blending mode in Photoshop.

City Silhouettes

City Silhouettes

Portraits of city dwellers outline cityscapes in photographer Jasper James’ series. James says, “The images are made in camera with just a basic adjustment in contrast and colours but no retouching.”

Genetic Portraits

Genetic Portraits

Photographer Ulric Collete has created a series of family portraits, by seamlessly combining the images of two blood relatives. The results are both striking and a little bit creepy.

The Human Printer

The Human Printer

A group of art students at the UK’s University of Derby have been creating a series of images using the CMYK halftone technique to reproduce color photos – with one minor difference – they’re drawing every single dot by hand.

Stellavie Constellation Prints

Stellavie Constellation Prints

Steffen Heidemann & Viktoria Klein create these 50 x 70cm (~20 x 27.5″) silkscreened astronomical charts, worthy of display in any home or office. Choose from Northern or Southern skies and various color combinations.

Chewing Gum Architecture

Chewing Gum Architecture

French artist Jeremy Laffon creates spiraling towers and sculptures using the humble material of chewing gum, then documents their decline in video and photographs by applying heat to slump the structure.

Ultimate Deck

Ultimate Deck

Dan and Dave collaborated with design agency Stranger & Stranger to create this gorgeous playing card deck. Each its 54 cards is a unique work of art. Comes packed in a cool embossed and foiled box, sealed with a retro tax stamp.

One Dollar Bill Collages

One Dollar Bill Collages

Artist Mark Wagner creates unbelievably intricate collages using U.S. currency. His diverse portfolio ranges from faces to plants to animals to complex scenes and his 14-panel masterwork – Lady Liberty. More here.

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