For a technology that’s still largely in its infancy, you can do some things with 3D printing that are pretty much impossible with any other technique. Take, for instance, these intricate 3D-printed mobiles.
I always admire these guys who can take junk parts and scrap metal and turn them into cool robots. I’ve made some very basic robots out of junk before, but nothing like these guys. The latest inventor to build himself a scrap parts robot is Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli.
Many people associate BitTorrent with piracy, and with good reason. But the revolutionary protocol can also be used for legal purposes. For instance, it’s a cheap way to host and distribute large files. Now the company behind the protocol and the first ever torrent client is also pushing for BitTorrent to become a way for artists to hawk their products.
Sloths have already made their way to Disney Studios, so it was only a matter of time before they crossed over to Hollywood.
The Poke decided it was time to release remakes of hit movies and cult classics with a slothy twist by asking its readers to replace most of the leads with – you guessed it -sloths!
How is your break room at work? Pretty sucky right? I bet it could use some art. And not that overpriced commercial stuff from some stuffy gallery, or worse yet, so stupid motivational posters. What your break room needs is something like this chalk drawing of Iron Man and Tony Stark looking through his HUD.
What good is a portrait of a chair when your legs are weary and are in need of rest? Tons of good, apparently, if it happens to be one of the portraits by YOY. That’s because aside from being a striking piece of art, each painted seat doubles as an actual piece of furniture.
I love a good art exhibit as much as the next guy, but sometimes it can get a little boring just staring at all the static paintings on the walls – never mind the humiliation of getting chastised by the museum security for standing to close to them, like what happened to me a MoMA a couple of months back.
‘Sloth’ is defined as a person having a ‘reluctance to work or make an effort.’ It could also be referring to the ‘slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from tree branches.’
Seemingly combining these two definitions is artist Phillip Light with his unique series which crosses the great Disney Princesses over with the ever-lovable sloth.
Some parents make sure their kids eat right by packing their lunches for them. Others go the extra mile to make sure they actually eat it (or have fun with it) by packing the food in bags that just demand for their kid’s attention, like dad-slash-graphic designer David LaFerriere.
Some of us are such video game addicts that we sometimes imagine the world as a sort of video game, IRL. That’s exactly what it looks like the artist behind this poster was thinking when he created this Tetris world map.
The Empire had one last shot at destroying the Rebel Alliance, having built up an army of hundreds of thousands of ships and Destoyers with which to attack Rebel scum. Unfortunately for the Empire, the Alliance had discovered a rare species of Space Kraken.
Have you met the Block Man? He’s a life-sized non-person who has two eyes, a nose, a mouth, a pair of arms and a pair of legs, just like you and me. The only thing is, he’s not alive, because while he has the same body parts as you and I, he’s made up of nothing but ink and cardboard.
I remember that it caused quite a stir when Mattel decided to manufacture Barbie dolls with more realistic bodies. By that, I mean an average-sized chest, a slightly wider waist, and with a couple more inches (doll-inches, that is) added to her hips.