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Tag: Art

Paper Mario + Paper Clips + Mario Kart = Awesome

Paper Mario + Paper Clips + Mario Kart = Awesome
I love this little Mario Kart sculpture made out of coins, binder clips, wire, and other found office supplies. From the creative mind of Donald Kennedy (aka Kody Koala).

Tetris Machine: the Blocks Get Real

Tetris Machine: the Blocks Get Real
This collaboration between UK mixed-media artist Chrissie MacDonald and photographer Dominic Lee envisions what Tetris might look like on some newfangled 3-dimensional computing platform that uses physical blocks to let you play the classic Russian puzzler.

Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games

Beautiful Bytes: Distellamap Presents Codes of Classic Video Games
There’s geek art, and then there’s geek art. Ben Fry’s creations are to programmers what blueprints are to architects. Here’s a sample of his work, which he calls “distellamaps”. It’s a map of the code for the Atari version of Pac-Man: Ben Fry explains, “Like any other game console, Atari 2600 cartridges contain executable code also commingled with data.

Electro Art Works Makes Ray Guns a Reality

Electro Art Works Makes Ray Guns a Reality
When I was a kid, I really wanted to be Marvin the Martin. No, not because of his stylish scrub-brush headgear or his oversize clown shoes. Nope, it was the awesome destructive power of his ACME Ray Gun that I envied.

Camera Lens Calendar F. Stops in the Year 2038

Camera Lens Calendar F. Stops in the Year 2038
Photographer Sharad Haksar chiseled this unique camera lens calendar from a single block of aluminum. I love the idea, but at $2000 for a calendar that runs out of years in 2038, I don’t know I could justify the $66+ per year price tag.

Aquarium Phone Booth: Fish Gotta Make Calls Too

Aquarium Phone Booth: Fish Gotta Make Calls Too
Spotted on the streets of Lyon, France, where artists Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino transformed an old phone booth into an aquarium – complete with fish. Unfortunately, all of the calls just sound like blurble-blurble-blurble.

Yay for Art!: Cloaca No 5 Machine Literally Produces Pieces of Crap

Yay for Art!: Cloaca No 5 Machine Literally Produces Pieces of Crap
The fifth version of world-renowned artist Wim Delvoye’s sculpture is now on exhibit at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s gallery up until Valentine’s Day. Why should we care? Because his sculpture is actually a machine.

Photoshop and Illustrator Magnetic Photo Whiteboards

Photoshop and Illustrator Magnetic Photo Whiteboards
Do you spend a good bit of your time in front of your computer monitor engrossed in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? Now you can break down that pesky divide between the digital and real worlds with this clever magnetic photo board.

My Floppy Disk Ate My CD: Retro CD Packaging

My Floppy Disk Ate My CD: Retro CD Packaging
Web and graphic designer Adam Faja (“I pronounce it fay-juh”) and his other graphic designer friends swap compilations annually.  Adam created this sweet retro packaging for his 2008 compilation CD: I can’t even remember the last time I saw a 5¼ floppy.

We Love Katamari Paintings

We Love Katamari Paintings
The Katamari Damacy games are beautiful, addictive… and kind of a pain in the butt. You’ve got to get all this stuff, and the King of All Cosmos is so specific, and then there are all the cousins.

Pac-Man Gets the Mosaic Treatment

Pac-Man Gets the Mosaic Treatment
Here’s a piece of art any retro game fanatic would be proud to hang on their wall. It’s a handmade Pac-Man mixed media piece, using teeny ceramic tiles in place of pixels. Perhaps inspired by the oh-so-awesome Ms.

Painting With Real Brushes on the Hp Touchsmart Pc

Painting With Real Brushes on the Hp Touchsmart Pc
So I picked up an HP TouchSmart IQ815 touchscreen computer over the holidays, and discovered something really cool. You can actually use the oversize screen of the TouchSmart PC as a canvas using real paint brushes.

Wooden Wall-E: How Many Trees Had to Die?

Wooden Wall-E: How Many Trees Had to Die?
Disney commissioned UK-based sculptors and a group called Morpheus Prototypes to build this wooden sculpture of Wall-E as a gift for Pixar/Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. Here’s a closer look: I don’t know anything about woodworking or sculpting, so I’ll leave it up to you guys to think of how long it could have taken to build this and how much it’s worth.

Geek Graffiti Hits the Streets

Geek Graffiti Hits the Streets
It’s not only Internet/text shorthand, with its LOLs and OMGs, that’s everywhere; it seems lots of tech-based and inspired memes are creeping out into the world at large, including in graffiti and other urban art forms.

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good

Foldskool Heroes: They’Re Boxy but They’Re Good
Got mad paper, scissor and tape skills? How about a fondness for old school video games and computers? Then have I got a fun afternoon project for you. Graphic designer Marshall Alexander’s cutout characters includes a veritable menagerie fantastical creatures and critters all made from boxy paper cutouts, but his latest series, Foldskool Heroes 3, has got to be my favorite.

Limited Edition Space Invaders Prints Land on Your Wall

Limited Edition Space Invaders Prints Land on Your Wall
As you probably have figured out by now, I’m a big fan of Space Invaders. I know, as a game, it really doesn’t hold up that well over the years, but as a pop-cultural icons its characters are c’est magnifique.

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