Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Event: Harry Potter Art Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus has released a flyer for its upcoming Harry Potter show

Hot off the digital press! Our Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition flyer is officially completed and ready for print! Designed by Nucleus's very own, Ben Zhu, this flyer seems to capture just about every iconic presence that is Harry Potter!

Posters: Fifty Baddies

Can you name them all? Ball has 50 of these posters for sale. 40cm x 50cm Giclee print on 330gsm Somerset Velvet. Price: £25

Mash-Up: Firefly / Muppets


‘Firefrog’ (Firefly / The Muppets) by James Hance
I’m adding background beasties and all manner of Muppety goodness now. Thank you, everyone, for your support and suggestions. I appreciate everything! :D You’ll be able to buy prints at http://www.jameshance.com later this week and super awesome exclusive, limited run prints at upcoming Can’t Stop The Serenity events very soon with all proceeds of those going to charity http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Papercraft: Paper-cut Silhouettes


Paper Cuts
A solo show from Olly Moss

Video: SNES Style Doctor Who Intro

SNES-ized Doctor Who theme by Doctor Octoroc
Download the track here
A Super Nintendo style recreation of the newest "Doctor Who" intro sequence. I arranged the track in FL Studio using SNES soundfonts from Chrono Trigger, A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy IV and F-Zero. If you're wondering how I got that wizzing sound in the beginning, it was a combination of "Lavos" sound effects from Crono Trigger :-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 26, 2011

For the 2011 Nazareth Adult Soapbox Derby I wanted to design a car that people would like and made me feel heroic. So I decided I would model it after one of the most important vehicles of our nation's history: the T-65 X-wing fighter. Source: Instructable via Gizmodo

Short Film: The Silent City

The Silent City is a short film from the Oscar Nominated Director that brought you Fifty Percent Grey, Ruari Robinson.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mash-Up: Doctor Who / Snoopy

Link Round-Up: May 25, 2011

Steampunk Speudo-Spider Robot from Catherinette Rings

Artist Scott Blake is known for making art from QR codes and bar codes. Each code can be individually scanned and linked to the person who is being portrayed. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sculpture: Jack Sparrow Metal Sculpture

Jack Sparrow Metal Sculpture from Kreatworks

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Metal Jack Sparrow is 9 feet tall and weighs over 1,000 lbs, being constructed from scrap metal from old cars and machines. You can even parlay a deal and purchase your own, savvy?  It’s currently selling for a whopping $7,700 (USD) over on Etsy.

Mash-Up: Pirates / Star Wars

Star Wars / Pirates of the Caribbean by Adam Carlson

Link Round-Up: May 23, 2011

The singing turrets were one of my favourite parts of Portal 2. The other day while replaying the test chamber that they're in I noticed a can of beans had been left near the grating where the turrets are stored, so this is the inevitable outcome of that. Doug Rattmann: the singing turrets' biggest fan?

100 Gorgeous iPhone 4 Wallpapers to Beautify Your Favorite Device

Google Maps & Label Readability: Why Do Google Maps’s City Labels Seem Much More “Readable” Than Those of Its Competitors?

Long Exposure Shots of Airline Takeoffs and Landings

R2-D2 / Captain Jack Sparrow mash-up

Upside Down House in Germany

Friday, May 20, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 20, 2011

This is the 3 Man Chess Variant, played on a round board  It's not quite as exotic as Sheldon's Three Person Chess from The Big Bang Theory, but it's easier to remember the rules.  The rules fairly simple.  Most of the additional rules are border control rules and guidelines regarding how to deal with the circle in the center of the board, which basically boil down to “just ignore it.”

Posters: Rapture Central Computing

Illustrations for Rapture Central Computing from Bioshock

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 19, 2011

Artist Damir G. Martin challenged himself to design 55 unique 3D dragons in a month. The result is the The 55 Dragons Design Project

Cross Section Views of Leica Lenses

Now THIS is How Steampunk is Done

Perfectly Timed Photos is a collection of Pics taken at just the right (or wrong) moment.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Short Film: The Silent City

The Silent City is a short film from the Oscar Nominated Director that brought you Fifty Percent Grey, Ruari Robinson.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mash-Up: The X-Muppets

21 years today without Jim Henson

Video: Minecraft Ghibli World

Minecraft modders at Oz Studios recreated Studio Ghibli films, including Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Howl’s Moving Castle, in Minecraft bricks. Even if you don't know the movies, the sheer scale and dedication involved here makes the clip worth a watch anyway.

If you're a Minecraft player, you can grab the map here.

Via: Kotaku

Link Round-Up: May 17, 2011

Clay Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as a S’more by SirCreate

Awesome Artwork Made with Sharpies

Born like an Artist.  Evolve like an Artist.  Bloom like an Artist.

Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype’s utopian visions for the future of farming are both beautiful and completely self sufficient. His synergetic design is a floating permaculture, comprised of many green systems including wind power

How to Steal like an Artist (AND 9 OTHER THINGS NOBODY TOLD ME)

Incredible Vampire Hunting Kit From The 1800’s

The Information Sage: Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Short Film: Avatar Days

This is short film directed by Gavin Kelly. What makes this one special is the fact that it was filmed, vfx'ed and comped all in just 4 days. It was made as part of the "4 day Film" catagory in the Darklight Film Festival. It follows 4 MMORPG players taking about their online persona's. As they tell their stories we see them go about their everyday lives against the mundane backdrop of city life...but as their Avatars.

There was a team of people on this with director Gavin Kelly leading the troupe. I worked on the 3d characters along with John O' Connell and Will Sharkey.

Short Film: Entre La Lumière

Entre la lumière from ad on Vimeo.

Sweets: Iron Man Cake

Link Round-Up: May 12, 2011

Made in loving memory of my best friend, the Companion Cube. And by best friend, I mean only friend. It turns out no one likes me and I have an annoying voice.

10 Crocheted Science Fiction Figures

Fandomania has posted a gallery of Thor Fan Art

Infographic Of The Day: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Plotted

A series of photographs displaying supermarket products divided per color. Per Color is a project realized during my residency at JACA, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Link Round-Up: May 16, 2011

Star Wars version of Twitter’s iconic “Fail Whale”

Nathan the Nerd offers an excellent chart tracing the Time Line of Doctor Who, series 1 - 6. The full sized version is here.

The Negative Space artwork of  Tang Yau Hoong

Obi-Wan Kenobi is Dead, Vader Says

Pixelated Fashion by Kunihiko Morinaga of Anrealage

The School of Visual Arts MFA Design program created this phobia-centric 18 hole mini-golf course

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quick Pic: Mario Math Function

Via Reddit

Posters: Portal 2 Propaganda

If you haven't had the PLEASURE of playing portal OR portal 2... YOU ARE MISSING OUT MY FRIENDS. Anyways, I was so enamored with the 50's portion of this second installment that I had to make some designs. Should I play through the game again? YES.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 13, 2011

10 Video Games That Revolutionized the Industry

20 Bizzare Modded Toys

Fractals may have become a cliche in modern computer graphics, but they have a long and rich history in art.

Frederik and Gerrit Braun, energetic twin brothers with no shortage of dreams, have just finished construction of the world’s largest model airport. With 40,000 lights, 15,000 figurines, 500 cars, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches, 300 buildings and 40 planes, Knuffingen Airport is both a wonder to behold as well as a technological tour de force. The best part of Knuffingen is that it’s alive. Forty planes and 90 vehicles move about autonomously. All told, it cost $5 million to construct.

Video: Left 4 Dead Horror Short

A promo for the Worldwide Short Film Festival that re-imagines “Charlie Bit My Finger” as a Left 4 Dead-themed horror short.

Music Video: Angry Birds Theme

Angry Birds Theme covered by Pomplamoose

Crafts: Companion Cube Sweater

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 12, 2011

32 Examples of Awesome Star Wars Graffiti

Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever Photo of the Night Sky

Ben Greenman’s Museum of Silly Charts. He found making graphs to be like eating potato chips -one just leads to another and another. 

Casualties of War - Green Army men with PTSD

The fastest and funniest Lego Star Wars prequel summary.

Long exposure photographs of Atari games.

National Geographic maps out the Universe in this beautiful poster

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crafts: Model Portal Turret

Yes that's a real laser. No fancy Photoshop work here.

So now that Portal 2 has come out, I'm sure many of you have noticed that there were some significant changes made to the design of the Turret. As a result of this my Turret with be designated Version 1.0 or Classic and be representative of the design from the original game.

Papercraft: DIY Escher

Source: Flickr via Make

A model of M.C. Escher's "Relativity" lithograph cut and folded in paper from a single piece of 8.5"x11" cardstock by Bryan Peele, without use of glue or other adhesive.  Download the template and make your own.

Mash-Up: C3PO / Iron Man

"Wondered what it'd look like if C3PO stole some IronMan tech... or vice versa."
Created by erusackas
Source: Imagur via Reddit

Monday, May 9, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 9, 2011

EVOL is a berlin based street artist that transforms banal urban surfaces, into miniature architectural surfaces

Frank Miller 'Dark Knight Returns' Page Now Most Valuable Piece of US Comics Art Ever Sold

Is Design School Actually Worth it? 

When Old Taps Drip Liquid Light

Sweets: Comic Cakes

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, is home to one of the finest comic book collections in the world.  The most famous part of the collection is a case with some of the most valuable comic books in the world.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Posters: Keep Calm and Carry On Testing

Mash-Up: Totoro / Portal

Humor: Wile E. Coyote

Armed with the Acme Portal Device, Wile E. Coyote becomes a Super-Test Subject.

Sweets: T-Rex Cake

T-Rex Cake from Charm City Cakes

Friday, May 6, 2011

Crafts: 3D Printed Portal Turrets

Michael Curry and Luis Rodriguez displayed 3d printing awesome-ness at RoboGames 2011, as well as recruiting for Maker Faire: KC.

Link Round-Up: May 6, 2011

Via: Society6

12 Coolest Bedroom Designs from Oddee.com

Atlas and P-Body action figures from Portal 2 by Chris Hooton 

The Stolen Scream. In 2006, photographer Noam Galai posted a handful of dramatic self-portraits to Flickr. Unbeknownst to him, his screaming face slowly took on a life of its own (often as a symbol of unrest or protest), appearing in countless permutations the world over. In this mini-documentary, Noam is surprisingly pragmatic about his accidental fame, and the fact that he only got paid once for the legal use of the picture. 

Sword & Sworcery EP is "a brave experiment in I/O cinema with an archetypical video game aesthetic." To put it more simply, it's an arthouse adventure game with unique pixel graphics, available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Featuring music by Jim Guthrie, S&S is inspired by the Legend of Zelda, Carl Jung, Tim Schafer, and David Lynch. Trailer.

Worth 1000 Words has posted a gallery of Modern Renaissance Paintings

Posters: Portal 2 Movie Poster

"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No, Ms. Chell. I expect you to test."

Quick Pic: Chalk Portal

Lego Creations: Arrival of the Emperor

When Jay Hoff decided to create a diorama of the Emperor’s arrival (from the beginning of Return of the Jedi), he wasn’t messing around.

Hand-built to Minifigure scale, this mind-boggling scene is comprised of over 30,000 LEGO pieces, and includes 388 Star Wars minifigs. Most impressively, it’s built to Minifigure scale. The brilliance is in the details: the Imperial Shuttle, the gleaming black floor with red carpet path (comprised entirely of bricks turned sideways), the intricate hangar bay walls, the perfectly-placed Stormtroopers, the open bay doors with star field beyond... All built for Science Discovery Day at Berkeley Preparatory School Tampa.

Video: Halo Portal Level

Now you're thinking with portals!

Event: Enchanted Forest

On May 13th, the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin will present The Enchanted Forest group show, featuring forest inspired imagery.  The show benefits the WWF and is being presented to celebrate the United Nation’s International Year of Forests.  Artists on exhibit will include Luke Chueh, Mia Araujo, Travis Lampe, Lindsey Carr, Tom Bagshaw and many more. Here's more info on the piece above.

Mash-Up: Wild Things / Star Wars

Where the Star Wars Wild Things Are by Jim Jeroo

Check out this super cute mashup of Star Wars X Where The Wild Things Are! This little masterpiece was created by JimJeroo and brings together two of my favorite childhood things.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Artist: Liam Brazier

Via: Society6

Video: Portal 2 Speed Painting

If you can't solve a puzzle, draw your own!

Tutorial: Scott McCloud on Lettering

In these two ten minute videos, McCloud covers some basics of lettering to create polished-looking word balloons. Though the videos are a bit software-specific, some basic fundamentals of lettering could help anyone looking to pump up their comics.

Posters: Minimalist Thor

To celebrate the release of this new batch of Marvel movies I have decided to release a set of posters, one for each of the next 5 Marvel films, starting with Thor. This 24x18 inch poster will be limited to a run of only 10 copies, signed and numbered. Each future Marvel poster print will also be limited to a run of 10, so overall only 50 posters will be produced, spanning five films.

Mash-Up: Predator versus Ewoks

I would totally buy this comic. After the Empire, I think the little guys would make short work of the Predator.

Presh writes: "I was talking to a buddy of mine the other day about the new Predators movie. I think it looks pretty cool and I'm looking forward to it.

So that led to me talking about an idea I had about a Predator landing on Endor and he gets his ass handed to him. I mean, sure some of the natives will get killed, but in the end these teddy bears took down an EMPIRE! So one Predator is not going to be enough.

Dark Horse should do it! And yes, I did come up with this idea on April Fools... but it has potential..."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Link Round-Up: May 4, 2011

Source: DeviantArt via Reddit

100 Awesome Star Wars T-Shirts to celebrate Star Wars Day

Download this Portal dual screen wallpaper

Download your own Duke Nukem Forever paper toy

Every Guyed offers The White Knight / Black Hat Guide to telling the good guys and bad guys apart through all the shades of grey.

Impressions of a corporate life is a great new Dilbert-esque webcomic.

Twelve manga artists, including Rieko Saibara, donated their time and artistic skills to more than 2,000 residents and evacuees recently affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor issues in Japan's Kawamata, Fukushima prefecture last week.

Posters: Portal 2

Humor: Star Wars Deleted Scene

Fresh Take: Geek Zodiac

Video: Star Wars Day Prequel Recap

Once again, that same kid with the ultimate LEGO Star Wars collection is back to tell the story of Star Wars Episode I-3 in the only way he knows...FAST!!!!

May 4th is celebrated around the galaxy as Star Wars Day not because it’s when the original STAR WARS opened (that would be May 25, 1977) but because it’s a pun on “May the Fourth Be With You.”

In the Media: New New Banksy In London?

An unverified Banksy stencil has shown up in London next to his infamous “One Nation Under CCTV” piece.

Source: Kathy Bragg's Flickr Stream via Arrested Motion
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