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Meet the Real-Life Peter Griffin

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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Rovert Franzese hit New York Comic Con last year with a cosplay that will have you in stitches. He’s the Real-life Peter Griffin, and you’ll believe it too.

Not only is Franzese absolutely perfect at imitating the Family Guy patriarch, but he can also do other voices and impressions perfectly. Somebody give this guy a better job! [Read more…]

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The World Is A Yoga Mat: Urban Yoga in New York, Paris, Madrid and Ljubljana

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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Yogi, architect and artist Anja Humljan encourages us to re-observe our busy cities, seeing them as world to deeply interact with, and even a place to de-stress. For her collaborative project and upcoming book, The Urban Yoga, she traveled to world cities, exploring their concrete and steel environments and how they interact with the human body. [Read more…]

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This One Picture Will Make You Realize How Big The Universe Actually Is

Tuesday 01.06.2015 , Posted by
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We’ve all heard the universe is a very big place, but this image from Alex Grossman really drives that concept home.

The question: How far has humanity’s influence reached?

The very first thing created by humanity that left our tiny planet wasn’t a satellite or space ship, it was the broadcasts from a world obsession with radio. This image shows how far radio broadcasts will have reached in our galaxy, the Milky Way, by the time that technology is 200 years old. Considering we only started broadcasting in 1880, this map actually represents our reach in 2080. [Read more…]

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Reclaimed Wood Transformed into Immersive Geometric Installations

Monday 01.05.2015 , Posted by
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Using discarded housing materials as her medium, Australian-American artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels creates large-scale geometric installations that you can climb inside. Predominantly made from the wood lathe found in old plaster walls, her work plays with the uniform structures of a crystal, repeating layered triangles that link together into a human enveloping whole. [Read more…]

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Pixel: Dancers Collaborate with Interactive Projection Mapping

Saturday 01.03.2015 , Posted by
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Pixel is an astounding dance performance in both virtual and living worlds. Energetic dancers work with interactive projection mapping that spans the stage at Maison des Arts de Créteil, where the show premiered last year on November 15th. The performance combines technically challenging digital illusions with the poetry of human motion in ways rarely explored. [Read more…]

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What to Wear in 1906: A Street Fashion Photographer From Edwardian Engand

Friday 01.02.2015 , Posted by
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Over a century before The Sartorialist was stopping fashionable people to capture their unique sense of style, photographer Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) was documenting the street fashion of Edwardian England. Sambourne worked as chief cartoonist for the English magazine Punch, and as an illustrator. When he first picked up photography, it was to use as reference to improve upon his other arts, but soon it turned into an obsession. [Read more…]

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Amy Bennett Builds Miniature Worlds, Then Paints The Life of the People that Inhabit Them

Friday 01.02.2015 , Posted by
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If you’re wondering how artist Amy Bennett achieves the unusual appearance of her paintings, it’s because she has an incredibly unusual technique. Bennett creates expansive 3D models using cardboard, foam, wood, paint, glue, and model railroad miniatures, then photographs the tiny worlds and paints the results in oil on panel. [Read more…]

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84-Year-Old Grandpa Welds a Death Star Fire Pit for Christmas

Friday 01.02.2015 , Posted by
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That’s no moon… it’s a fire pit. For Christmas this year, Redditor Jennifer Allison (aka Bandia5309) got a gift that would warm the heart of any Star Wars fan. Her 84-year-old grandpa, Kenneth, took the round ends off a propane tank, connected them to form a sphere and cut out just the right bits to turn it into a very toasty version of the Death Star… including that pesky ventilation shaft. [Read more…]

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Flowing Maps Explore the City’s Impact on the Local Environment

Wednesday 12.31.2014 , Posted by
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Digital artist and illustrator Istvan has created a series of maps which artfully imagine the affect of cities and their human inhabitants on the local environment. His colorful images aren’t scientific in nature, but rather a personal exploration of what it might look like if the energies of the metropolis flowed out of the city itself. [Read more…]

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The Boxtrolls’ End Credits Shows How Much Work Goes Into Stop-Motion

Tuesday 12.30.2014 , Posted by
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A stop-motion movie might not be the typical platform for a philosophical discussion of determinism versus free will, but the end credits for The Boxtrolls handles it in very funny fashion. The short clip also highlights the massive amount of work that goes into creating a stop-motion film, showing a time-lapse animator repositioning each character a countless number of times to produce just this short sequence.

For an idea of how long this took, note the changes in the animators outfit as the days pass.

“It’s just too much…” [Read more…]

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