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Signal Strength

Filmmaker Chris Shimojima and composer Ljova coordinated a group of nine street musicians, located in various wi-fi enabled subway stations in New York City, using computers and smartphones to lead their remote orchestra. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Inside I Won’t Let You Down

If you’re curious about how OK Go created their video for I Won’t Let You Down, Damian and Tim explain the secrets behind the video. Those funky scooters are Honda UNI-CUBs, and the overhead shots were done with actual people, not CGI. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Crayon the Grids

Stephen Von Worley’s Crayon the Grids is a series of beautiful interactive maps of various major cities with the streets and roads colored according to their orientation. London and Chicago prove to be extreme opposites. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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StickBoy Animation Montage

GiantAnt’s extraordinary animation serves as a backdrop for StickBoy, a multimedia performance currently being staged by the Vancouver Opera. Shane Koyczan’s spoken word about bullying is equally as moving as the visuals. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Evil Vinyl Figure Concepts

Animation studio A Large Evil Corporation has designed an ongoing series of vinyl toy mockups based on pop culture characters. Since they’ve gone viral, the studio is seriously considering turning them into actual figures. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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WriteBoard

A concept for an electronic whiteboard. The WriteBoard is a 27″ 1080p LCD touchscreen that comes with a marker-sized stylus. Anything you write on it will be sent to other WriteBoards as well as to connected mobile devices. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $299+ Continue Reading from the Source

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Psych-O-Lantern

Artist Yuliya Tsukerman spent weeks painstakingly carving dozens of pumpkins, then mimicking the composition and edits to replicate the classic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Side-by-side comparison here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Mate Wall Chess Set

Mate puts a complete chess set on your wall, and doubles as a playable work of art. The square pieces hold neatly in their wood cubbies, and can be ordered in a variety of colors. Measures 23.5(h) x 18.5″(w) x 2.25″(d). Link Price: $150+ Continue Reading from the Source

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Geek Art: An Anthology

Thomas Olivri compiled this amazing book featuring over 750 images of pop culture inspired artworks from talented creators around the globe. It also includes website and contact info for each artist, so you can buy their works. Link Price: $40 Continue Reading from the Source

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Crush Collective: $$$ Machine

A collection of prints from digital pop art specialists Crush Collective. $$$ Machine features remixed images of US dollar bills, shamelessly flaunting the power of the currency with bright and bold graphics. Hat Tip Link Price: $99-$489 Continue Reading from the Source

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Cubic Rubber Bands

Not only do Nendo’s cubic rubber bands just look plain cool, they’re easier to find in a drawer, and will never get tangled up with others. Sadly, they’re only available in Japan for now, and cost about 10 bucks for a pack of three. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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La Machine: Long Ma

La Machine’s Long Ma is a 50′ tall dragon horse puppet that expels fire and steam. The French puppeteers recently put on a show in Beijing featuring Long Ma and their other famous puppet, the giant spider La Princesse. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Altered States of America

Chop Shop’s Altered States of America is a collection of prints, cards and pins featuring characters and items from various sci-fi, horror and fantasy stories set in the US, from Twin Peaks to The Walking Dead. More here. Hat Tip Link Price: $3-$70 Continue Reading from the Source

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Il Capo (Excerpt)

As part of his 2010 film Il Capo, artist Yuri Ancarani captured this footage of the work that happens every day in an Italian marble quarry, as the chief on the job site directs construction equipment like the conductor of an orchestra. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Impermanence

Artist Seung-Hwan OH created the ongoing Impermanence series by taking photographs, then introducing microorganisms which very slowly devour the film’s emulsion, resulting in haunting and ethereal portraiture. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Kawaii Baseball Cards

A side project of Tofugu illustrator Aya, Kawaii Baseball Cards features baseball cards of MLB players, complete with stats and trivia, and animated gif versions. She also makes other MLB images as requested by her followers. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Pejac: Window Silhouettes

Spanish artist Pejac’s simple acrylic paintings creates illusory silhouettes that use windows as frames and the view outside as the background. The painting is completed when it’s photographed in certain angles. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Floating Building

Designed by Alex Chinneck, Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder appears to be a stone building with its upper half suspended in mid-air. The polystyrene structure is actually supported by a thin steel frame at its corners. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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GotG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Vinyl

You can already get Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on vinyl, but Mondo’s variant comes with Tyler Stout’s sweet sleeve art as well as a screen-printed handbill. Still have your Walkman? Wait for the literal mixtape. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $50 Continue Reading from the Source

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Hanksy’s Surplus Candy

(NSFW: Language) Parody street artist Hanksy puts his notoriety and knowledge of street art to good use in The Hundreds‘ documentary series Surplus Candy, where he takes us on a tour of the graffiti scene in various cities. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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