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Photographer FlÃ³ra 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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy Watkins turns her old comic books into eye-popping collages, highlighting the sound effects popularized by her favorite art form. Considering she makes them by hand and with her own comics, these are a freakin’ steal.
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.)
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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?
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.