Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sculpture: Mechanical Bodhisattva

Pensive Mechanical Bodhisattva by Wang Zi Won

Sweets: Gingerbread AT-AT

Gingerbread AT-AT by Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery in Irvine, CA

Link Round-Up: November 30, 2011

Noted comics illustrator and video game enthusiast Bill Mudron illustrated an absolutely gorgeous Game of Thrones poster ($20) inspired by Celtic illuminated manuscripts like The Book of Kells. Click through for more detail on Mudron's Flickr, where you can see tiny skeletal, scenes from the epic novel series playing out in the borders.

Interview: 'V for Vendetta' Creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd Talk Guy Fawkes Protest Masks

Animator James Curran has created an unofficial title sequence for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, "featuring elements from each of the 24 books." Evidently Spielberg likes the work and has offered Curran a job on a future film.

The art form of airline safety cards.

Cthulhu’s Crazy Nightmare Before Christmas

Flavorwire has posted a gallery of Minimalist Posters of Iconic Movie Masks

Stunning aerial imagery from Google Earth, inviting you to guess what you're looking at. Now with multiple choice

When you're the 44th largest university in the UK, how do you set yourself apart and gain some attention in the era of viral video? You release a short film showing an alien invasion and your student body's reaction to it. And, yes, that is the voice of Locutus of Borg (he is the University's Chancellor).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Painting: Spider-Man Kiss

Posters: StarCraft

"We are the blades of Aiur" is a quote from Zealots of Starcraft II. If interested, you can find the 360 degree view on Youtube and a rough tutorial of how this is made here. The design belongs to Blizzard, I've just modeled it in 3D.

Mash-Up: Mario / Harry Potter

Super Hario Potter by Juxtapop
"I finally got around to watching every Harry Potter film.  Never saw them before, never read the books.  Then it hit me.  They have all the same powers as Mario."

Posters: 120 Stars

Short Film: Brush with Death

"Brush With Death" directed by CorridorDigital

After the death of his twin brother via freak paint accident, Niko vows to destroy all art. Good and evil clash in a battle of street art.

Sweets: Super Mario Cupcakes


Super Mario Cupcakes by Hello Naomi

See more of her amazing cupcake designs on her Flickr feed.

Posters: Fifty Goodies

Like the baddies, there's loads of goodies that got left out, but it would have been perverse to have Fifty Goodies without Indy. The impact of that first perfect film had enough energy to carry the rest of the franchise along even though each was a bit worse than the last (Last Crusade is barely a film, more like a random sketch show with some guy in a hat along for continuity reasons).

Installation: Leviathan

Leviathan by Anish Kapoor

Each year, the French ministry of culture and communication invites a leading artist to create a work that responds to the exceptional architectural space of the Grand Palais. As part of a challenge to match the grand scale of the Grand Palais, Kapoor filled it with a massive four-chambered balloon bathed in red lights. The entire installment makes a person feel like they're voyaging through the chambers of the human heart.

Posters: Video Game Addict

Prints available at Society6

Mural: My Precious

Project: Free Humanity

Operating out of Los Angeles, Free Humanity uses stencils and paint to create the best kind of street art: the kind with a message. The project's mission statement is to take back the Humanity stolen from our minds by social manipulation and planting seeds of positivity through art and consciousness. See more photos on Facebook or on Flickr.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Link Round-Up: November 28, 2011

The shop depicts what seems to be a robot repair shop where the owners have left for vacation, leaving robots in various stages of repair, including one peering through the store windows longing for life in the outside world. The scene appears to be set in the future, where robot ownership is commonplace, with a 1950’s aesthetic. Interactive QR codes and a website allow smartphone and internet users a behind-the-scenes view of the creation of the art piece. Those who frequent the area will see the installation change and evolve over the course of the year.

14 Great Examples of Thanksgiving Food Art.

15 Funny Real Life Sci-Fi Road Sign Hacks

Amazing images from the National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 over at The Big Picture.

The Bicycle Animation: "This is a piece created to question whether it was possible to film animation in realtime. ... I developed this project based on what is being done in animation right now as well as a lot of primary research into the history of animation techniques."

"Damn, Nature, You're One Sexy Beast!" -- A catalog of amazing nature photos.

In 1967, artist Ralph Steadman — whose freewheeling design would go on to be synonymous with Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — drew an edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Just like Salvador Dalí, here was an illustrator whose style was a custom fit for Carroll's phantasmagoric fantasy world.

Jabba the Cupcake

Mash-Up: Yoshi / Iron Man

The Mushroom Kingdom has never been the same since Yoshi inhaled Iron Man, absorbing his powers.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Humor: Mystique Smurf

The skulls Papa Smurf!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quick Pic: Shopping Graffiti

Photographed by Unusual Image Photography

This new “Shop ’til you drop” Black Friday stencil appeared on a wall in Mayfair, Central London. The stencil appears to be the work of Bansky, but it has not yet been confirmed that this is an actual Bansky piece.

Installation: Field of Light

"Field of Light" by Bruce Munro

Part of Holbourne Museum’s winter experience which consists of over 5,000 bulbs of light, threaded with fibre optic cables and planted in the grounds of the museum in Bath, England. Acrylic stems are topped by frosted spheres which are threaded with fibre optic cables and lit by a colour projector. The result is quite magical, as both colour and light flow through the bulbs to create a uniquely captivating experience.

The idea for the installation came to Munro nearly twenty years ago, while he was on walkabout in Australia when he saw the barren desert blossom after the rain. Like the desert, Field of Light lies dormant in the day, but after the darkness falls, the bulbs flower with gentle rhythms of light and patterns of color.

Source: Chris Harrison Photography, Photoblog.msnbc, and Rick Breakspear

In the Media: Art PSA

Talk to your kids about art school
Because a mind is a terrible thing to waste!

A clever marketing campaign for the College for Creative Studies.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fresh Take: Home Taping is Dead

Lego Creations: X-Wing

Mash-Up: Muppet Auditions

Where have the Muppets been since we last saw them? Trying out for some of the most popular TV and movies of the past few years. Personally I would have used Bert and Ernie for the Hangover snapshot and posed Sweetie as Hagrid from Harry Potter, but maybe that would have been too spot-on.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Crafts: Robot Matryoshka

Created for the Codename Babushka Show

Crafts: Dalek Matryoshka

These great nesting dolls are handpainted at the alex shepard art studio. The largest doll is around 6" high the biggest dalek is from the season 1 episode "DALEK". A lone dalek survivor of the time war it was imprisoned by Van Statton.

The next is the ironside Dalek from the season 5 episode "VICTORY OF THE DALEKS." Then its dalek Sec one of the cult of skaro. Last seen eveolving into the dalek hybrid. Retro time now! its a classic dalek from the peter cushing film "DALEKS INVASION OF EARTH." The smallest piece is a KALED. The living creature inside the dalek. The ninth doctor described it as "a nightmare."

Video: Wikipedia Promo

While Jimmy Wales maintains that Wikipedia will never place advertising on Wikipedia, I can't help but think that a bit of soft marketing is exactly what the world’s largest online encyclopedia needs to reverse its recent decline. Sure, anytime you run a Google search for anything, Wikipedia pops up at the top of your search engine results, but somehow, the site's sense of community has flagged.

What Doug Chang and his team at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena have created is a beautiful promotion that perfectly captures the sense of wonder that Wikipedia used to inspire.

Mash-Up: Lightning Millennium

Lego Lightning McQueen/Millennium Falcon mashup by Raphael Heusser

Link Round-Up: November 24, 2011

18 amazing storyboards for a Neuromancer film that never happened | Blastr

Download a Free Halo: Primordium Wallpaper

Graphic designer Susan Kare was responsible for much of the look of the original Mac operating system. Now, you can take a peek inside the notebook where she sketched out on graph paper the icons for cut and paste.

The Old Murder House Theater is a comedy troupe in Austin known for doing... shall we say... unusual movie adaptations. Last weekend's show: "Aliens On Ice!"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Link Round-Up: November 22, 2011

Santa’s Toy Monster by Matt O’Brien

Santa’s Toy Monster is meticulously crafted in amazing detail by over 200 different classic toys. Check out Matt’s deviantart to see the entire list of reference material, if you cant guess them all yourself.

8-Bit Marvel Characters

The art of games: Meet Cook & Becker, the next-gen art dealer. Dutch art dealer Maarten Brands doesn’t waste time fretting over the question of whether or not games should be deemed art. He and a handful of partners have launched Cook & Becker, a company which specialises in selling museum-grade prints from the entertainment sector – including videogames – via its Web site.

These Batman Stamps may not be “real,” but these stamps designed by Canadian DeviantArtist koinogenki are totally awesome and should by all means exist in The United States

Is This Is the Best Lego X-Wing Model Ever?

Science Ink: A Taxonomy of Tattoos Inspired by Science

Short Film: Chorebot

Chorebot created by Greg Omelchuck and MoontowerVFX

A near futuristic story about the relationship between a dog and a robot.

Mash-Up: Comic Stormtroopers

Lines by Jon Bolerjack, Colors by JJ Kirby

Jon Bolerjack and JJ Kirby teamed up to bring the Star Wars and comic galaxies together in these awesome mash ups created for the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con.

Mash-Up: Van Gogh's Nightmare

Van Gogh meets the nightmare before Christmas.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Link Round-Up: November 21, 2011

The sculptures will be shown at “Surface to Air,” a solo exhibition of Doyle’s work at the LeBasse Projects gallery in Culver City, November 12 through December 17.

14 Great Examples of Thanksgiving Food Art

Examples of 3D street art from around the world. Plus more from Artist Joe Hill.

Nobotty – Homeless Robots by David Emmite |

The Morgan Library Black Hours, one of the world's most beautiful and striking illuminated manuscripts, has been digitized in its entirety. Richly decorated in blue and gold on black vellum, it is one of a surviving handful of such manuscripts produced in late 15th century Bruges. (Poorer quality, but still interesting, images of another such work, the Black Hours of Charles the Bold, are also online.

Sculpture: Bennett Robot Works

I’m sure you’re thinking these found-object robot sculptures by Gordon Bennett are very cute, but scale these up a hundred times, give them super-powerful positronic brains, and arm them with billion megawatt deathray lasers and suddenly they’re not quite so cute anymore.

Sculpture: Custom Metalwork

Custom Sculptures by Tom Samui

Tom Samui from Switzerland makes these custom sculptures out of recycled car and motorcycle parts. He and his team have been perfecting these sculptures over the last ten years. Once a month they go to a junk yard and cart away a truckload of old car and motorcycle parts. The pieces are cleaned and sorted by type; nothing is thrown away. All pieces are welded together, polished and varnished with special anti-rust lacquer. It takes about 400 hours of work to complete a large sculpture. The details and the quality of the work can be seen especially on the deer and the American Indian on the horse by clicking on the images (below).

Whether you have a drawing, a photo, a model, an idea; he can make almost any object in any size between 3 feet (1 meter) and 26 feet (8 meters). If the sculpture is smaller than 3 feet (1 meter) the minimum order is 20 pieces. The larger pieces can be taken apart into up to 10 pieces and can be transported to almost anywhere in the world. Production time for custom pieces is two to three months.

Short Film: T Is for Toilet

T Is for Toilet directed by Lee Hardcastle

This is the Freaky Claymation Horror Short that won the "ABCs of Death" Anthology Director Contest. Be warned it's a bit disturbing, and definitely not for children. It tells the story of a little boy who is a bit uncomfortable about using the toilet.

For more info on the highly-antici[pated anthology project, check out the reports at the official ABCs site and from our pals at Film School Rejects.

Crafts: Time Lord Clock

The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Tardis Clock. Cut out of birch wood and painted blue with a metallic gold backing, and absolutely no numbers because what fun would that be?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quick Pic: Post-It Piranha Plant

Post-It Piranha Plant by Larry Wentzel

Posters: Spoilers Propaganda

Stop the Spoilers Propaganda Posters by BadTVBlog

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Link Round-Up: November 18, 2011

Via: Behance

Wii are not amused.

Interview with Neca toy sculptor Chris Gawrych.

Thrilling Paper Sculptures That Make A Lasting…

Twitter hash-tag themed wrapping paper.

What better way could there be to express your nerd love than with a Poké Ball Rose? Transit writes: "Sarah and her boyfriend’s two year anniversary is coming up on the 11th and she asked me to paint this for her. This took me two hours and was definitely fun."

You know that lady who shoots those photos of babies dressed asflowers? Well, here's a photo of her camera kit. The monster.

Quick Pic: Life-Sized Mario Kart

Showen at the Los Angeles auto show

Project: Reebok Guinness Record

Street art illusion by 3D Joe and Max for Reebok.

Reebok and CrossFit continue their mission to empower people around the world to be fit for life by attempting to break two World Records -- the Largest 3D Painting and the Longest 3D Painting -- on the global Guinness World Records Day. To achieve this, Reebok CrossFit has teamed up with London-based street artists '3D Joe and Max' to create a spectacular, jaw-dropping outdoor workout experience.

Fresh Take: Dalek and Tardis of Labels

Tomasz Stasiuk has created a Tardis and a Dalek composed entirely of labels.  From a distance you might overlook the fine details, but a closer inspection reveals that all the smaller labels have meaning too.

Fresh Take: Occupy Mordor

Because one ring should not be allowed to rule them all.

Sweets: Minifig Cupcakes

Star Wars Minifig Cupcakes by Cake Central member Rachelinauk

They aren't just Star Wars cupcakes, they're Lego minifig cupcakes! The minifig page is just the icing on the cake. (Pun intended.) The cupcakes feature the full range of Star Wars characters: Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Chief Chirpa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3P0, Boba Fett, Imperial Royal Guard, Darth Vader. R2-D2, Yoda, Princess Leia, and a Storm Trooper.  The Chewbacca is especially good.

Merchandise: Cthulhu Cthalender

2012 Cthulhu Cthalender by David Clayton James Gassaway

Gassaway has crafted a calender to inspire madness all year round. Each month features a photograph of a nightmarish Lovecraft-inspired clay sculpture hand-tinted with ink and dramatically lit. Hey, if the world’s going to end in 2012, you may as well be prepared for the horrors that await.

Short Film: The Search

A lonely man's search for the existence of life outside our universe takes a remarkable turn when he connects with a recently bereaved family. This is a genuine human story of a troubled family, a piece of technology meant to find life on other planets, and a reminder that we’re not alone.

Merchandise: Portal Cookie Cutters

Price: US$19.99

Quick Pic: As it Should Be

Photographed in Gateshead, Northern Britain

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