When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course.
The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.
This oooey-gooey delicious skeleton is made from the melted down old carcasses of cassette tapes. Artist Brian Dettmer created these guys for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science, right here in my hometown of Chicago.
Artist Danielle Aubert creates pixelated masterpieces using Microsoft Excel, with surprisingly dazzling results.
About the project, she says, “…the drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.
What better canvas for your creative expression than an old 8-bit NES cartridge? That’s what the recent Famicase art exhibition in Japan was all about.
Satoshi Sagagami, who runs retro game shop Super Meteor, organizes the annual event which asks over 50 designers, illustrators, authors and game creators to create their own imaginary games and artwork using old NES carts.
Got a bunch of old electronic parts lying around? While they might end up in the trash heap for many of us, artist Ann P. Smith sees new life in old junk.
Smith takes broken down electronics and machine parts to create her amazing menagerie of animal and insect sculptures.
Someone called ScreamyGuy built this fractal scene of robots. He says, “I built a robot whose sole purpose in life was to create an even smaller robot just like himself… So much like himself, that this robot endeavored to create yet another tiny robot, ad infinitum.
Actually, despite their size, these styrofoam robots look pretty docile. In fact, you could probably take down an attacking Styrobot with a well-placed karate chop or two.
With the largest of his creations towering overhead at 22-feet tall, Michael Salter’s packing foam robot sculptures are a sight to behold.
These amazing video game images by digital artist RETROnoob take familiar bitmapped sprite characters and marry them to real world photographs.
Through creative and generous application of digital blur tools, each of the images does a brilliant job blending 2-D and 3-D worlds into one.
The last thing you ever want to see on your good old iPod is the sad iPod icon. This usually tells of some sort of nasty failure of your iPod’s software or hardware, and is often a sign that you’ll soon be heading out to the Apple Store to pick up a brand new iPhone or iPod Touch.
With all the buzz surrounding the impending Apple WWDC show, it was only a matter of time before pictures of Steve Jobs and some new i-Things would leak to the ‘net. So I’m happy to bring you this exclusive first look at Apple’s latest breakthrough in miniaturization.
I always wondered what Pac-Man and his entourage did when they weren’t busy chasing each other around that maze. Thanks to the wacky and warped mind of illustrator Scott Campbell, we finally get a glimpse of Pac ‘N Pals outside the confines of their familiar corridors.
If you’ve been searching for fun affordable art that features those convenient shortcut keys, this might be your lucky day. Clever Brooklyn graphic designer Christopher David Ryan has created the Command print series for his online shop, My Little Underground.
Someone (who I’ll dub Crafty McCrafterson) created this charming Grand Theft Auto IV cross-stitch which uses embroidery thread to express that age old chestnut “Only those who die get closure. The living do not.” Awwww. So sweet!
I came across this cool dot-matrix rendition of Mario over on Etsy this morning. Using an original technique the artists refer to as “DOTRIX”, it’s a really unique method for presenting video game (and other pop culture) art.
After spending the last 7 days straight looking at the hyper-real 3D environments of Grand Theft Auto IV, don’t you long for the blocky 8-bit goodness of days gone by? Eh, maybe not when it comes to gaming, but when it comes to retro gaming art, I definitely have a soft spot for the pixelated stuff.
No, Mario isn’t going on an exotic vacation from the Mushroom Kingdom. Instead, his likeness is making the rounds of the art circuit thanks to these most excellent stencil paintings by street artist BilliKid.
Recently sighted in South Beach, Miami, the stencils feature a dayglo backdrop and a bold graphic treatment of Mario that makes him really pop.