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Tamiya Conspiracy Kits

Tamiya Conspiracy Kits

The ever-creative ad agency Ogilvy presented several conspiracy theories as plastic model kits in their ad campaign for model hobby manufacturer Tamiya. Hit the link for the full sized pics.

Don’t Scroll Down

Don’t Scroll Down

A word of advice: when The Daily What tells you not to click on a link, for crying out loud don’t click on it, and when they say not to scroll down, don’t do that either. We’re just saying is all.

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Where’s Wall-E?

Where’s Wall-E?

Richard Sargent (no, not that Dick Sargent) created this robot-laden illustration, filled with bots from R2-D2 to Rosie the Robot to Bender to Woody Allen in Sleeper. But we dare you to find Wall-E.

People in Places

People in Places

Artist Ingrid Dabringer discovers hidden forms of people in paper maps. While they’re not always the most realistic human images, each one brings unique character and charm to its locale.

Pixel Animals

Pixel Animals

Artist Laura Bifano creates these surreal portraits using blocky pixels (or technically, voxels) to represent Mother Nature’s creatures in their natural habitats. Bambi – you’re looking a little blocky.

Salsa Invertebraxa

Salsa Invertebraxa

There are some beautiful illustrations in Mozchops’ Salsa Invertebraxa, a vivid odyssey of two invertebrate companions and their journey through a vibrant world of imaginary insects and flora.

Sci-Fi IKEA Manuals

Sci-Fi IKEA Manuals

The guys at Collegehumor drew a second batch of fake IKEA manuals, this time focusing on science fiction objects. And a T-Rex, although we’re not so keen on the last step for making one.

Low Budget X-Men

Low Budget X-Men

Designer Vó Maria has been working his way through the X-Men cast of characters, giving us the cheapest possible costumes the next time we want to dress up as Wolverine, Magneto or Cyclops.

Smoke Art

Smoke Art

Electrical engineer cum talented photography enthusiast Mehmet Ozgur has taken tens of thousands of smoke pattern photos to create a fascinating series of smoke imagery art.

Historical Figure Prints

Historical Figure Prints

History buffs will enjoy Zeb Love’s limited edition series of six woodcut prints which showcase some highly influential folks. The signed and numbered 16″ x 20″ pieces are hand painted and screened.

Squiggle Masterpieces

Squiggle Masterpieces

From chaos comes calm: these disorderly yet exquisite pen and ink drawings of familiar works of art are comprised of thousands of improvised miniature characters by Tokyo artist Keita Sagaki.

Pop-Culture Calaveras

Pop-Culture Calaveras

Inspired by calaveras de azúcar, the sugar skulls that adorn altars during the Day of the Dead, artist Johnathan Koshi has captured the sprit of Dia de los Muertos, but with pop culture icons.

XYZ Blocks

XYZ Blocks

A is for Apple, B is for Boring, Z is for ZZZ, right? Not with Fred’s refreshing XYZ Blocks. Brilliantly illustrated by Christian Northeast, they offer all the traditional play value, with bonus chuckles.

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Dexter’s Victims (Infographic)

Dexter’s Victims (Infographic)

Shahed Syed created this illustration which explains exactly how Dexter has taken down each of his victims throughout show’s five seasons (and even before the show started.). Contains spoilers.

Vectorfunk Rorschach Posters

Vectorfunk Rorschach Posters

Matt W. Moore’s limited edition graphic illustrations are inspired by classic Rorschach Tests, with hyper-colorful and psychedelic twists; we’re curious to know what you see when you look at them?

Superhero Dinosaurs

Superhero Dinosaurs

Much like chocolate and peanut butter, we think dinosaurs and superheroes are one of the greatest combos ever; ergo, we’re pleased to present the inspired illustrations of David Resto. (Thanks Matt!)

Iotacons

Iotacons

16-bit art has seen a resurgence lately, but Andy Rash hearkens back to even earlier (video game) times with Iotacons, extremely low res portraits reminiscent of more primitive 8-bit games.

Learn Something Every Day

Learn Something Every Day

Maybe some of the tidbits are unsubstantiated, but the simple factoids with complementary drawings that we found at Learn Something Every Day had us grinning from ear to ear. (Thanks Chris!)

Oh My God (Video)

Oh My God (Video)

Everything is illuminated in this beautifully constructed music video directed by Roger Haus and Matteo Crinelli for Cocoon. Illustrated using Adobe Flash and animated in After Effects.

Star Wars Alphabet

Star Wars Alphabet

When artist Brandon Peat found out his wife was expecting, they decided to illustrate an charming alphabet of Star Wars characters for the nursery, choosing most characters from the Original Trilogy.

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Typewriter Art

Typewriter Art

Artist Keira Rathbone uses vintage typewriters as a medium to create her work. Typing out letters, numbers and symbols in place of brush strokes and pixels results in these fascinating images.

Gingers!

Gingers!

If you asked us to name a dozen famous redheads, we’d struggle to get past Ronald McDonald. Please refer to this handy wall chart the next time you’re asked to do the same. Say, where’s Murray?

Dr. Seuss x Star Wars

Dr. Seuss x Star Wars

Cartoonist Adam Watson imagines what it would be like if Dr. Seuss wrote Star Wars. Watson’s art is good, but it’s the prose that really ties things together. We hope he turns this into a whole book.

Star Wars Mashup Posters

Star Wars Mashup Posters

Graphic designer Matthew Ranzetta’s poster designs brilliantly combine Star Wars imagery with other classic movies. Yes, Luke did have a cool hand once it was replaced with a mechanical one.

IKEA Instructions for Everything

IKEA Instructions for Everything

If you thought building a desk or a dresser from IKEA was a challenge, these hysterical, hypothetical instruction sheets from College Humor will really put your assembly skills to the test.

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