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Stop Motion Video of a Creepy Lobotomy Pumpkin Carving (and its Ghastly Ending!)

Thursday 10.31.2013 , Posted by

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Just in time for Halloween – a seriously creepy pumpkin lobotomy time-lapse carving by Chris Soria. He spent 15 hours cutting in the ghastly details of this fantastic 360 degree illustration by Jason Smith. The talented duo teamed up to create a commission for Ford, who created the GIF. Check out the unexpected ending in the video below. [Read more...]

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‘Nice Cup Bro!’ Makes Tea Time Rock: Unique Mugs From Around The World

Friday 10.25.2013 , Posted by

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The coffee mug: the silent accessory to your morning addiction. Mugs become so ingrained in our daily routine that we become simultaneously desensitized and emotionally attached to the ancient vehicle for liquid fuel. Do you have a favorite cup? I do. It brings stability to my life. We all get close to cups. I mean, we pretty much make out with them everyday. So, if you carefully select your significant other than maybe you should carefully select your coffee cup too. After all, there is nothing worse than a jealous, argumentative, ugly cup. Is this really what you want to spend the rest of your life with? Don’t get discouraged, there are a ton of amazing mugs perfectly compatible with your personality. To explore a staggering variety of unique handmade mugs by hundreds of artists head over to the beautifully niche ‘Nice Cup Bro!‘ blog. [Read more...]

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Fantastic Sculptures Made from Common 2 by 4 Lumber

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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Unless you think your home is a work of art, you probably weren’t thinking about sculpting the last time you hit the lumber yard. Artist Morgan Herrin is doing something like that, taking common 2×4 lumber and using it for the most uncommon of purposes: creating fantastically perfect surreal sculptures. His creations are just as bizarre as his material, and equally beautiful too. In one example the bust of a woman is enveloped by sea life; in two others, medieval knights are seemingly dissolving into cave-like stalactites. [Read more...]

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Paper Goes Viral: Cellular Sculptures By Charles Clary

Monday 10.21.2013 , Posted by

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Germs never looked so clean-cut until they met artist Charles Clary. A painter and papercrafting artist originally from Tennessee, Clary uses an Xacto knife to dissect hundreds of colorful sheets, which he stacks to create beautiful molecular reliefs. Resembling delicate microbial colonies that contaminate the walls they touch–while simultaneously evoking sound waves, fractals, and topographical landscapes–his works transform simple two-dimensional surfaces into pulsing, surreal structures.  [Read more...]

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3rd Rock from the Sun: Stylish Fire Pits Shaped Like the Earth

Saturday 10.19.2013 , Posted by

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There’s nothing more beautiful than cozying up by and staring at a blazing fire on a chilly night, except maybe if it’s in one of these incredible fire pits by master blacksmith Rick Wittrig. His Third Rock series features beautifully crafted iron globes of the Earth. An art sculpture you can use- it’s even more stunning with fire gleaming from every continent. An 8ft tall version of this piece made the perfect centerpiece at the 2010 Winter Olympics. [Read more...]

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Kinetic Sculptor Hypnotizes Us with Wind Powered Art (and a Smart Interview Too)

Saturday 10.19.2013 , Posted by

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Anthony Howe’s kinetic wind sculptures have been going strong for a while now on the internet. “It shocked me that my art became somewhat viral online. I never thought the internet could do that,” he says. “The video revolution that is occurring is like a godsend to my work. It moves.” And that’s why we’re bringing it to you today – he’s got an exceptional new video interview out from The Creators Project detailing some of the influences behind his hypnotically moving kinetic sculptures. [Read more...]

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Shoe Fetish: Sneaker Sculptures Made From Cigarette Packs

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

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When you’re young, the objects you covet are often different than when you mature. For Jason Ruff it was the sporty and rebellious combination of sneakers and cigarettes. Now he’s mixed those two “unattainable objects of my youth” in an unlikely combination: sneaker sculptures made from cigarette packaging. [Read more...]

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Artist Duo Transforms Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Painting Into A 3D Printed Sculpture

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve seen how 3d printing technologies have been used to reproduce exact replicas of classical paintings, but now husband and wife duo Rob and Nick carter have taken it to a new level. The London-based artists have teamed up with creative studio MPC to transform Van Gogh’s two dimensional Sunflowers painting into a 3d sculpture, bringing his brush strokes and details into a palpable form. They began with a computerized base mesh model to gather data to comprehend the volume of the work. Once their model was complete, they were ready to bring the piece to life, printing it out on the Projet 3500 with a material called Visijet-x, then casting it in silicon bronze for a final touch. [Read more...]

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Art Wars: Famous Artists Remix the Famous Star Wars Storm Trooper Helmet (Coming to the London Underground)

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

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This Thursday, London’s Regent’s Park Underground station will be ‘turning the dark side into the art side.’ Ben Moore, founder of Art Below has teamed up with Andrew Ainsworth, the original creator of the Stormtrooper, to pay tribute to the iconic soldiers of the Galactic Empire. The project sees stormtrooper helmets left to the creative force of artists including Damien Hirst, David Bailey, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Mr Brainwash, Paul Fryer and Joana Vasconcelos… all putting their signature remix on the iconic form. [Read more...]

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Forever Bicycles: Ai Weiwei Revisits his Impressive Repeating Sculpture at Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche

Friday 10.11.2013 , Posted by

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World renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei recently re-released his impressively repeating Forever Bicycles installation at Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche, an all night arts and culture festival. He previously installed the massive piece at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, that time stacking them on their sides and only using 760 bicycles… yes we said only. The new piece uses a staggering 3000 bicycles lit in such a way that they almost appear to be digital repetitions. [Read more...]

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