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A Maya Tutorial

Animator Nathan Hibberd attempts to teach us how to animate a character in Autodesk Maya, when the animation decides to school him instead. A clever idea, seemingly inspired by a the classic 4th-wall busting of Bugs and Daffy. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Inspirograph

Miss playing with that Spirograph you had when you were a kid? Look no further than Inspirograph, an interactive browser-based Spirograph emulator, designed by Nathan Friend. Say goodbye to your afternoon. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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100 Characters

Finnish illustrator Jaakko Seppäla created this 10×10 grid of cartoon characters, each rendered in their original form, plus nine other interpretations based on the styles of each of the other artists represented. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Hipstory

Israeli Illustrator Amit Shimoni has envisions famous political figures and world leaders as if they were more concerned about their looks and fashion than their impact on society. Prints available from Society6. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Land Rover Urban Windscreen

Jaguar Land Rover’s augmented reality concept includes vehicle pillars that show what’s directly behind them, a ghost car for navigation and various heads up displays such as traffic light timers and parking locators. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Edison Fireworks LED Bulbs

Featuring more dynamic designs than others, these bulbs mimic the style of classic Edison lamps, but using modern LEDs in place of glowing metal filaments. A selection of the bulbs are on sale at Touch of Modern through 12/21/14. Hat Tip Link Price: $30-$36 Continue Reading from the Source

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Golden Era Hip-Hop Stamps Poster

In Public Enemy’s Fight the Power, Chuck D laments, “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps.” Graphic designer Madina made sure that his heroes would receive that treatment. Also on t-shirts and postcards. Hat Tip Link Price: ~$12-$39 Continue Reading from the Source

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Making Paper Mache Creatures

Dan Reeder of Gourmet Paper Mache creates insanely detailed sculptures using paper mache. Watch as he crafts one of his dragons here. Then check out a shark, a minotaur, Danery’s dragon, and the elusive unipossum. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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60-Second Basement

We’ve seen lots of time-lapse videos before, but Ryan Higley’s clip showing his home’s unfinished basement being built out takes the cake. He animated the video using over 1,000 Photoshop layers then sequenced them in After Effects. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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DeviantArt Official Mobile App

The art-oriented social network finally has official mobile apps for iOS and Android. The official DeviantArt app matches the website’s overhauled design. Use them to browse galleries, upload art and follow other members. Link Link 2 Price: Free Continue Reading from the Source

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Odeith: 3D Graffiti

Portuguese muralist Odeith loves to make what he calls “sombre 3D” – graffiti that looks like it’s popping out of the wall. He’s so great at emulating shadows and often extends his paintings to the floor to enhance the effect. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Charizard Game Boy

Video game system customizer Oskunk shows off more of his amazing painting skills as he takes an ordinary Nintendo Game Boy and transforms it into the ultimate Pokémon handheld. Check out his online shop for more awesome artwork. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Vibrations

Propadata Films created this stop-motion animation using over 10,000 hex nuts to paint a picture of manufacturing and the tools of industry. Though we can’t recommend using a flat-blade screwdriver on hex nuts. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Light Barrier

Artists Mimi Son and Elliot Woods of Kimchi and Chips created this incredible light installation which uses countless, precisely controlled light beams to create volumetric objects which appear to float in space. Geek out on the tech here. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Layered Earth Bookends

Artist Garth Borovicka hand makes these beautiful and substantial bookends from layers of wood whose rings symbolize the gradual passage of time on our planet, each topped off by a tiny diorama representing varied ecosystems. Link Price: $193-$275 Continue Reading from the Source

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Tourist: Illuminate

Nicolas Ménard’s hypnotic animated music video for Tourist’s smooth and soulful electronic track takes us back to 1992, in a pre-Google Translate world as a man struggles to understand a series of love letters written to him in Korean. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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DIY Expanding Table

Inspired by the beautiful (and expensive) Fletcher Capstan Table, YouTuber Scott Rumschlag designed and built his own expanding table. The layers on Scott’s tables are exposed from the side, so you can see the parts move as the table turns. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $29 Continue Reading from the Source

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Pedestrian Pong

In 2012 Amelie Künzler, Sandro Engel and Holger Michel thought of making a Pong console for pedestrians waiting to cross the street. Now they have a working prototype and are raising funds to develop it further. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Architect’s Cubes

A set of eight 1.25″ square blocks made from natural and composite building materials including maple, bakelite, cork, granite, EVA, silicone, acrylic, and aluminum. Building a structure out of these could get expensive quick. Link Price: $58 Continue Reading from the Source

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