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  • These 10 Star Wars Propaganda Posters Will Have You Joining The Rebellion

    Montana-based illustrator Russell Walks has worked producing licensed art for such big clients as Paramount, Marvel, Warner Brothers, and Lucasfilm. His original career goals included “becoming bionic and joining the rebellion against the Empire,” which may not be possible, but thanks to his artwork he is able to do the next best thing-produce pieces that make you wish you could join the rebellion, too. These propaganda posters were produced for Lucasfilm and Topps. More of his work can be found at Russell Walks Illustration and on Tumblr.

  • This Korean Coffeehouse Is Shaped Like A Retro Camera [10 Photos]

    A former helicopter pilot has opened a two-story coffeehouse and camera museum just outside Seoul, South Korea. The best part is that the building itself looks just like a Rolleiflex camera. It’s the perfect spot for photographers to grab a coffee, look at some vintage cameras, then capture some shots of the fantastic vistas around the property. For more information, check out their Facebook and blog, but be warned, it’s all in Korean. Good thing Chrome has that auto-translate feature.

  • Illustrating Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus Architecture

    Tel Aviv doesn’t often get the architectural recognition that it deserves. In fact, many people would be amazed to learn that the city is home to the largest number of buildings in the Bauhaus style, made popular in 1920s Germany. Tel Aviv-based designer Avner Gicelter wanted to share his love of his city’s architectural gems, so, following in the style of José Guízar’s “Windows of New York,” he created the “TLV Buildings” blog where every week a new illustration of an actual Tel Aviv building is posted. Over 20 buildings have been digitally represented so far, and Avner is showing no sign of slowing down. Also, be sure to check out more of Avner Gicelter’s work on Behance. 

  • Time Lapse Of Incredibly Detailed Cityscape Drawing [Video]

    Artist Ben Sack draws some of the most detailed cityscapes you’ve ever seen. To illustrate the insane amount of work he puts into his art, he also creates time lapse videos documenting the process. This video is his most impressive yet and will undoubtedly make you feel terrible for your lack of talent. I know I’m much less impressed by the ample-bosomed stick-ladies i tend to draw after viewing this. For more great artwork, visit Ben Sack’s portfolio and check out his other videos on YouTube.

  • If Today’s Pop Stars Were In Retro Ads [21 Photos]

    Celebrities have always been open to endorsing pretty much anything as long as the price is right. It’s a long-standing tradition that still stands today, such as Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres’ line of baby clothes, Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman’s metal detector, and Nelly’s Pimp Juice. But what would contemporary stars look like in classic ads from the 50s and 60s? That’s where Paris-based art director David Redon comes in. His “Ads Libitum,” some of which are featured below, can be found on Tumblr and Facebook. He also has plenty of other projects to check out on Behance.

  • Mind-Blowing Portraits of American Mass Consumption [16 Photos]

    We use a lot of junk in America, and when we’re done with it we just toss it away, never to think about it again. Although it’s easy to forget about our trash once it’s out of our homes, the reality is that it’s all building up somewhere. Photographer Chris Jordan explored the nation’s shipping ports and industrial yards for his collection “Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption.” The destruction he saw as a result of our rampant consumerism sickened him, but being as much of part of the problem as anyone, his aim isn’t to lay blame on others. As an American consumer myself, I am in no position to finger wag; but I do know that when we reflect on a difficult question in the absence of an answer, our attention can turn inward, and in that space may exist the possibility of some evolution of thought or action. So my hope is that these photographs can serve as portals to a kind of cultural self-inquiry. It may not be the most comfortable terrain, but I have heard it said that in risking self-awareness, at least we know that we are awake. For more photos from the more »

  • 3D Paper Dioramas Of Classic Videogames [10 Photos]

    To give his mancave a unique look, Luxembourg-based Flickr user Wuppes creates 3D paper dioramas of his favorite childhood videogames. Everything is done by hand, with the 3D effect accomplished with an X-acto, some contruction paper, and a glue stick. Apparently those skills you learn in elementary school art classes do pay off! For more dioramas, check out Wuppes on Flickr.

  • 36 Portraits Of Your Favorite Movie Characters

    Austin-based artist Mike Mitchell created these instantly recognizable portraits of 36 of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. “The Portrait Show” can currently be seen at Austin’s Mondo Gallery. More work, including mashups of these portraits, can be seen at Sir Mike of Mitchell.

  • George Takei Responds To Anti-Gay Protesters In The Most Delightful Way Possible [18 Photos]

    With news of George Takei, known for his iconic role as Sulu on Star Trek and more recently for his commanding presence on social media, being tapped to host Saturday Night Life following support from several online petitions we take a look back at one of his finest moments on the web. Back in March 2013 protestors gathered outside the supreme court to march against the Prop 8/DOMA hearings. BuzzFeed asked the protestors to express their opinions on a pad of paper and George being George responded in the best way possible.

  • Hudson Project Festival Lineup Announced

    Announced last month, the inaugural Hudson Project is a music and art festival that will be held in Saugerties, NY from July 11 through 13. The official lineup was just announced with big-name headliners such as the Flaming Lips, Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, and Moby set to appear. More than 85 artists will perform across 4 stages, including popular acts like Capital Cities, !!!, and Dr Dog. The event is being held at the same Saugerties farm as the famous Woodstock ’94 festival. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 AM. For more info on the festival and the full lineup, check out the Hudson Project.

  • Brilliant Neon Portraits Taken In The Dark [17 Photos]

    Where as most photographers embrace light, since it is so essential to their art, Portugese photographer Hid Saib learned to light up the darkness with his series titled “Neon.” Hid Saib used glow-in-the-dark paint on his models then captured them in the dark, creating brilliant neon scenes. The radiating paint specks appear as galaxies and celestial bodies all over the models. More of the series and other work can be found on Hid Saib Fotografia and Flickr.

  • X-Ray Art Gives You Inside Look At Fish [12 Photos]

    Biologist Adam Summers conducts research that applies physics and engineering principles to animals to understand the evolution of complex behaviors like feeding, movement, and reproduction. He also embraces art as a way to teach about marine biology, as is the case with these photos. Utilizing two dyes to highlight different tissue, the fish are bleached with hydrogen peroxide to remove dark pigment, then the flesh is dissolved using s digestive enzyme. The collagen that holds the skeleton and skin together is left intact and glycerin immersion makes the fish clear. Then the clear fish with visible innards is photographed. The entire collection, “Cleared,” can be seen at the Seattle Aquarium. For more information on the science behind the photos, visit Picturing Science.

  • Illustrated Guide to the Cyclists of New York

    Illustrator Kurt McRobert has created a guide of NYC’s cyclists which includes 12 types of cyclists you will 100% see if you walk a block in any direction. Whether one “has no time for bs,” or another who is “the newest hazard to everyone on the road,” each illustration is highlighted with clever descriptions.

  • These 15 Hypnotic GIFs Are Works Of Art

    Micaël Reynaud is a videographer, photographer, and doodler based in the south of France. His incredible, high quality GIFs are like hypnotic short films that elevate the ubiquitous animated file extension to an art form. His talents as a stop-motion animator are also apparent, with the GIF format a perfect medium for his unique visions, Many more of Reynaud’s work can be found on dunun and his frequently updated Google+ profile. 

  • Sculptor Spends 2 Years Constructing Globe Out Of Matches [16 Photos]

    New York-based sculptor Andy Yoder has spent the last two years constructing a giant globe out of thousands and thousands of matches. According to his son, who shared these photos on Reddit, the 42″ diameter globe has a frame of foam and cardboard inside a plywood skeleton. Each hand-painted match was then glued into place using wood glue. Then the entire globe was covered with flame retardant. The detail of the finished product is incredible, especially the inclusion of Hurricane Sandy. Title “Early One Morning,” the globe will be exhibited at by Winkleman Gallery at the New York Contemporary Art Fair May 8-11, 2014. For more info and other work, check out Andy Yoder and the Winkleman Gallery. 

  • Stanley Kubrick’s Dramatic Photographs of 1940s New York City

    Yes, you know Stanley Kubrick as arguably the best director of his generation, with a rumored IQ around 200, Kubrick was a highly visual person to say the least. The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey made Kubrick a household name, but when he was just 17-years old his extremely advanced eye captured the attention of LOOK magazine and commissioned him to be their youngest staff photographer in history. In this collection hand selected to print by VandM, Kubrick’s eye captures Broadway actress Betsy Von Furstenberg studying her lines, prizefighter Walter Cartier in the corner between rounds, Dwight Eisenhowerwhen he was Columbia University’s president, and performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

  • Famous Renaissance Paintings As Contemporary Models [15 Photos]

    Austria-based artist Dorothee Golz takes classic paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” and places the subjects in contemporary settings. It’s incredible to see how all those pale, mopey, funny-hat-wearing folks seamlessly fit into present-day settings. They just look like quirky American Apparel models! For more from the series and other work, check out Dorothee Golz.

  • Nike’s First National Broadcast Ads, Found and Released After Being Lost For Decades

    Archived files thought to be lost forever were uncovered recently by Wieden + Kennedy digital librarian, Phoebe Owens, Nike historian Scott Reames. The files were two of Nike’s first three nationally broadcasted ads to hit the airwaves. The ads, which aired on October 23rd, 1982 during the New York City Marathon are titled “Nike Evolution”, “Trophy”, and “Co-Op All Sports” and were thought to have been lost forever until recently uncovered and re-released.

  • Incredible NYC Street Art [Video]

    Watch and be amazed as this incredible artist creates a sci-fi inspired cityscape in minutes using only spray paint. And he’s doing it on the sidewalk in New York City. I have enough trouble concentrating enough to send a text message when I’m walking down the street and this dude is churning out original artwork like it’s no big deal. Does anyone know where he is? I’d really to check this out in person.

  • Kids From Around The World Photographed With Their Toys [20 Photos]

    Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s  latest project, “Toy Stories,” is a collection of photographs from all over the world of children with their toys. As to be expected, the difference in the amount and cost of the toys is apparent when comparing children from first and third-world countries. What’s even more interesting is how Galimberti described the differences in how the subjects acted when he met them: “The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys, and I would need more time before they would let me play with them…In poor countries, it was much easier. Even if they only had two or three toys, they didn’t really care. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.” Socioeconomic commentary aside, if there’s anything else to get form this series, it’s don’t mess with little Italian boys. Look at that kid’s collection of slingshots and rocks! For more photos from “Toy Stories” and other equally interesting collections, be sure to check out Gabriele Galimberti.

  • Michael Jackson Invented Anti-Gravity Shoes

    Everyone knows of Michael Jackson as the “King of Pop” whose singing and dancing made him the greatest entertainer in the world. But did you know he was also an inventor? When Jackson released the epic video for “Smooth Criminal” as part of his “Moonwalker” anthology film, his gravity-defying lean on the dance floor took the world by storm. Being a video, the stunt was done using wires but what if Jackson wanted to perform the extreme lean live on stage? Ever the consummate entertainer, Jackson, along with two designers, developed special footwear that dancers could lock into the stage to perform the signature lean. The patent, seen below, is now on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” exhibit. So the next time your performing a gravity-defying lean on-stage, give a little thanks to the man who made it all possible, Michael Jackson.

  • Art That Transforms Beloved Childhood Characters Into Nightmares

    Digital artist Dan LuVisi has a knack for taking your favorite childhood characters, such as Kermit or Yoshi or Fozzie, and placing them in violent situations that forever change the way you look at them. And he delights in his nightmarish creations. Of his version of Ernie, LuVisi states “May he rot your dreams.” Thanks, buddy. Check out more of Dan LuVisi’s incredible digital art on DeviantArt.

  • Wu-Tang Will Release One Single Copy of Their New Secret Album

    With dwindling sales and bootlegs taking over the music industry, artists needed to figure out a new avenue for turning a profit. The Wut-Tang clan may have just gracefully found a solution. They’re releasing one single copy. A limited (to say the least) one of a kind release of their new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin will be sold to the highest bidder. The 31 track two disc set will be case in a virtually priceless hand carved nickel-silver box designed by the British Moroccan artist Yahya, whose works have been commissioned by royal families and leaders across the globe. A brilliant take on music identified as art. The reason why tangible art is so valuable is because of it’s exclusivity and rareness. Limit the release of a product and up the value. Case the product in a one of a kind box forged in the mountains of Marrakech, Morocco and you have yourself a priceless work of art. The price tag is already buzzing around the million dollar mark and as the hype builds so will it’s value. The trick is keeping the secrets of the album contained. Once the buyer has it, it’s up to them to keep it for more »

  • Pharrell’s “Happy” Works Surprisingly Well On Trombone [Video]

    If there’s one thing Christopher Bill’s 130 YouTube videos prove, it’s that he knows his way around a trombone. From classical to jazz to pop, he can do it all. And he doesn’t even need a band. His latest video is a cover of Pharrell’s infectious hit “Happy” made up entirely of trombone loops. What may seem like a goofy novelty is actually an amazing cover that you’ll want to hear more and more. Just listen to that rich timbre! And good news for all you fellow tromboners: Christopher’s arrangements are available on his website.

  • People Posing With All The Food They Eat In A Day [6 Photos]

    Award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel examines the differences in diet the world over in his latest book, “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.” The book features both those who are active with healthy diets and those who lead a more sedentary existence and may not make the best eating choices. The dichotomy is a striking way for the reader to recognize the huge effect of diet and maybe make some changes in their own life. Along with the 80 profiles of people from 30 countries are calorie totals of their daily diet and essays form experts discussing the effects of diet on our personal health and the health of the planet. “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets” is available now form Amazon for $30.

  • De La Soul Releases New Album As Free Download

    Last month, De La Soul offered a free download of their entire discography available for a short time in honor of their 25th anniversary, reigniting interest in the hip hop pioneers. Now the trio has released their new mixtape as a free download on BitTorrent. “Smell the Da.I.S.Y.” is a joint effort between De La Soul and deceased producer J Dilla. Instead of writing new lyrics, the group took some of their most classic lines and mixed them over 11 J Dilla tracks. The collection is sure to please old fans and, as a free and legal download, is a great chance for new listeners to get into De La Soul. Now go download your copy of the mixtape at BitTorrent.

  • Iconic LIFE Magazine Photos of Skateboarders in 1965 New York City [30 Photos]

    Although the lords of Dogtown changed skateboarding forever, finding solace in the empty pools of southern California, New Yorkers were having their own fun down the crowded city streets and parks in 1965. In the 49 years since the photos were taken by Bill Eppridge for LIFE magazine, skateboarding has become a sport recognized by even the most extreme traditionalists. A sport that takes great agility, strength and precision to complete a trick or even ride for that matter. in the 60′s the streets of the city were filled with kids, teens and even adults alike trying their luck on a new fun toy. Bill Eppridge and LIFE Magazine were there to capture it all.

  • These Hyper Realistic Masks Are Frighteningly Real [10 Photos]

    Artist Landon Meier first gained worldwide fame with his award winning baby head masks, portraying extremely detailed and oversized happy, crying, and disgusted baby faces. Then his hyper realistic masks of famous people, such as Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson, and Bryan Cranston as Heisenberg solidified his fame. His most recent mask is an eerily lifelike Stephen Colbert that will undoubtedly flatter the egocentric late-night host. All of Meier’s work is incredible and you can see more at order your own baby head mask at Hyperflesh.

  • Australian Bachelor Pad Hovers Over The Beach [18 Photos]

    Originally built in 1978, Australia’s iconic “Pole House” on the Great Ocean Road was really showing its age when the current owners purchased the property in 2005. After 13 months of renovation by Melbourne’s F2 Architecture, the house has reopened, with no signs of the Berber carpeted walls or light fixtures made from green wine bottles. From the outside, the house looks very much the same, but inside it is sleek and modern. The only hint of its age is the 1960s-era floating fireplace, which would have been foolish to remove. The entire house is basically one big, open room looking out onto the ocean. The supporting pole and bathroom are concealed in a burnt ash timber wall. And the best part? The house is available for vacation rentals through Great Ocean Road Holidays. You’ll be sure to get plenty of Sheilas, mate.

  • Lollapalooza 2014 Line-up Announced

    Eminem, Kings of Leon and Outkast will headline of this year’s Lollapalooza festival at Chicago’s Grant Park. Other highlights of the line up include Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, The 1975, Fitz & The Tantrums. The festival takes place August 1-3 and tickets are on sale now so jump on them while you can.

  • Quiznos House Of Cards/Game Of Thrones Parody Makes For Strange Ad [Video]

    Quiznos was never known for their conventional advertising, as you may remember from those “we love the subs” commercials, and this current ad is no exception. Is it even an ad? Quiznos is mentioned briefly in one scene, but it’s mostly just a pretty good parody of House of Cards and Game of Thrones. With the troubled sub shop recently filing for bankruptcy, is this the sort of move that will turn them around? Who knows! But if the sandwich business doesn’t work out, they seem to have a good handle on producing funny videos.

  • Minimalism and Famous Quotes Make Quite the Couple [12 Photos]

    Toronto based designer Ryan McArthur has fused two things people love into a symbiotic series of posters. Minimalistic posters joined with quotes from some of history’s most brilliant minds done correctly is a true thing of beauty. McArthur illustrates each piece by hand before tracing in vector, adding some subtle grungy graphics and a red monotonous speech bubble citing the authors name. Although this isn’t the first and will definitely not be the last time an artist expresses famous quotes in their own likeness, McArthur’s style and minimalistic silhouetted approach is the key to his success in this series. Check out more of McArthur’s work on his blog DesignDifferent.ca Prints of these posters are available for purchase on Etsy.