SpaceX’s Travel Posters Will Make You Want to Visit Mars

It may be a while until you can catch a quick flight to the red planet, but SpaceX is hopeful that option may be in our future. The commercial spacecraft company, whose spacecraft will be used to support the majority of U.S. scientific missions, is determined to enable people to live on other planets someday. (Yes, that is the company’s official mission.) To keep that dream alive and offer us some entertaining inspiration, SpaceX released three throwback travel posters last week. Who’s up for an intergalactic road trip?

A Gigantic 3D-Printed Zoetrope Based on Ruben’s Gruesome Painting, ‘Massacre of the Innocents’

British artist Mat Collishaw (previously) has built a huge 3D-printed zeotrope called All Things Fall. The highly detailed circular sculpture is populated by 350 different figures, environmental elements and architectural pieces which animate when the carousel is spun in front of a synchronised strobe light. In motion, a shockingly grisly scene is revealed.

Blockheads, Bubbleheads, & Other Deformations: Lee Griggs Turns Faces Into Art

Although we have a huge variety of facial features in this diverse world of plenty, it’s likely you’ve never seen any like these! Digital artist Lee Griggs uses the 3D software Arnold to create facial deformities that are out of this world. In his latest series Deformations, Griggs takes normal faces and shades and lights them in creative ways that he’s not even sure about until he arrives at a finished product. He loves experimenting with the tool and has created some of the most bizarre looking faces you’ll never see in real life.

Safe for Consumption: The Gluten Free Museum Removes Bread and Cake from Classic Artworks

Bread has been a main staple of society since prehistoric times, and as soon as art and writing appeared, it was part of it. You’ll find bread featured on the walls of ancient Egyptian pyramids, Dutch paintings hanging in museums, and even a long held place as the main food group on the food pyramid. Now, times are changing. With a new focus on gluten intolerance, many people are leaving conventional bread behind in search of a healthy lifestyle… The Gluten Free Museum is here to re-write history to match.

Journey Through an Ever Evolving Fractal Forest

Juilius Horthuis takes us on a journey through a lush and evolving forest made of fractals. His video experiment, Where Forests Are… continues a series of exploratory work inspired by the natural world. Horthuis calls his poetic work “a fractal haiku.”

Bizarre and Beautiful Architecture Collages Feature Parts from Many Buildings

Take a series of old world buildings, chop up their best bits, and rearrange them with an eye for the surreal and fantastic. That’s the basic recipe behind German graphic artist Matthias Jung’s bizarre collages of fictional architecture. Sitting in a peaceful, pastoral world, each unusual structure strikes a surprising contrast to the natural beauty that surrounds.

This is What an Animation Looks Like if You 3D Print Each Frame.

3D animation is pretty normal, but taking every frame from your animation and making it tangible with a 3D printer is pretty different. That’s what the crew at Job, Joris & Marieke did with their latest animation “FREEZE!” Using all 100 frames from their looping CGI creation they’ve recreated an entire digital event in one frozen sculpture

More Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations from Erik Johansson

The world is not as it seems in Erik Johansson’s mind-bending photograph manipulations (featured previously). Here is a world where mirrored ‘M.C. Escher stairways’ really exist, where land flows like water, and where small towns float on the sea in glass bottles. Each illustration is a detailed masterpiece to behold.

Architectural Typography Animated with Miniature People

For design lovers, it doesn’t get better than this. German creative firm Deepblue Networks just worked with illustrator and graphic designer Florian Schommer on a promotional campaign which hits just about all the right spots. They’ve combined bizarre architecture, animated GIFs, typography and even logo design into just one project. Here are 8 animated illustrations, each realized as a towering building in the form of one letter in the name ‘DEEPBLUE’.

Retrowave: A Stunning 80s Animation Combines ‘Tron’ with ‘Back to the Future’

It’s part Back to the Future vehicles, part Tron surrealism. German animator Florian Renner has produced a overload of ‘80s goodness with his latest short, called Retrowave. The neon wrapped buildings of his futuristic city are seen through a greased lens. And down on the streets a time-traveling Delorean races through 88 mph and time itself. It’s a fitting vision for this 30th anniversary of the now legendary film.