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Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Internet of Things let you connected, let you control physical devices, but this Internet of Things here does not. It is not ‘useless’ either. Instead, it has a unique and interesting pitch: it wants to put a digital bird in your house. Aptly called Birdhouse, what makes thing fun is, you can’t see the ‘bird’; you can only hear it and what’s more, this ‘bird’ is not always in the birdhouse. The idea is, it will ‘fly’ from Birdhouse to Birdhouse like a real migrating bird does. It will never know when it will come by; it is random and that’s precisely what makes Birdhouse interesting. You can, however, try to coax it to your home by touching the peg on the Birdhouse. Continue reading Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Artist Turns Regular Dolls Into Mind-blowing Hyperrealistic Figures

You know is it with stock action figures and dolls. They hardly resembles the person they took after. I don’t want to question why manufacturers of these expensive collectibles can’t get the facial features right. But hey, that’s probably a good thing because it leaves a void for exceedingly talented repaint artist like Philippine-born, US-based Noel Cruz a chance to unleash his talents and thus doing justice to the celebrities who the action figures/dolls took the image. How else would you turn ugly Emma Watson doll from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast into like what she supposed to be right? The works of Noel Cruz need no advertisement. The results speak for themselves. Continue reading Artist Turns Regular Dolls Into Mind-blowing Hyperrealistic Figures

The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

This is “The Third Thumb”, a project by designer Dani Clode aim to demonstrate how human body responds to wearable prosthetic technology and it is kind of a revelation for mankind. Because, it suddenly strikes us that maybe, just maybe, we humans really should have an extra digit. I know, it may sounds like an insult to those who are missing them, but imagine what an extra appendage could do. Imagine! Here’s what the project is about straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

Cold War Era Nuclear Shelter Vent Turned Into R2-D2 By Mysterious Artist

The sight of nuclear shelters is actually pretty sad. However, they were necessary evils during the height of the Cold War era and are found in and around Central and Eastern Europe. Clearly, someone is not fond of these relics of the Cold War history and has took it upon himself (or herself, we don’t know) to turn the air vent of one of the two nuclear shelter in Folimanka Park in the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, into the iconic and adorable droid from the Star Wars franchise, R2-D2. The result is pretty surprisingly awesome. Continue reading Cold War Era Nuclear Shelter Vent Turned Into R2-D2 By Mysterious Artist

This “Floating” 3D Zebra Crossing Is Sure To Get Motorists’ Attention

Zebra crossing is one form of pedestrian crossing that is both easy and cheap to implement, but its effectiveness varies. Sometimes the alternating dark and light stripes (typically, white against the black of the tarmac) are not immediately eye catching, which is probably why in countries like Singapore, additional blinking lights are installed at both end of the crossing in some locations. So, when we first stumble upon the 3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk In Ísafjörður Iceland, my immediate thought was: motorists will for sure notice it! I mean, just look at it. How can they not? Continue reading This “Floating” 3D Zebra Crossing Is Sure To Get Motorists’ Attention

Sculptor Creates Life-like Freddie Mercury Figure With Plastic Clay

Some people are just gifted with hands that can turn out amazing work of art which, until today, never cease to amaze me. Sculptor Juliana LePine is one such person blessed with magical touches. Juliana makes tiny sculptures for a living and as show of her flair, she has created numerous miniatures including the likes of Guns n’ Roses frontman and lead guitarist, Axl Rose and Slash, Marilyn Monroe, and more. The 7.5-inch Freddy Mercury figure you see here is yet another masterpiece which she was kind enough to let us in on how it was made. And so, no. The above image is not a graphic; it is really a tiny sculpture of the rock icon of our time. Continue reading Sculptor Creates Life-like Freddie Mercury Figure With Plastic Clay

Design Graduate Created A Minifigure Of Himself, With Packaging, As His CV

Getting a job after graduating is the toughest. More so if you are switching career like Andy Morris. You see, Morris, who have recently graduated from University of South Wales with a degree in Interior Design, is making a mid-career switch from the finance sector to the creative industry. As you can see, the two are vastly different areas of expertise which a person like Andy would find it hard convincing new employers of his artistic and creative capabilities. And being 34 years of age doesn’t quite help either. He knew it will be a tall order even to just make an interview and so Andy did something nobody did before to make himself stand out from the competitions. Continue reading Design Graduate Created A Minifigure Of Himself, With Packaging, As His CV

Artist Tom Galle Turns Recognizable Corporate Logos Into Weapons

NYC-based Internet artist/digital creative Tom Galle has recently started a new project which we are pretty confident it is going to catch on with the Internet. Entitled “Corp Gear,” this new project is a collection of weapons fashioned out of corporate logos. As you can see from the images, Galle has done a brilliant job in turning iconic corporate logos that we are familiar with into weapons. The collection, which only started earlier this month, so far saw Galle turning Nike very recognizable Swoosh logo into a blade (‘Nike Knife’), McDonald’s iconic Golden Arches into a brass knuckleduster (‘McDonalds Brass Knuckles’), Facebook’s blue ‘F’ branding into a crowbar (‘Facebook Crowbar’), and Mercedes-Benz’s pointed star into Shuriken, AKA ninja star (‘Mercedes Ninja Star’). Continue reading Artist Tom Galle Turns Recognizable Corporate Logos Into Weapons

3D Artist Turns Strangers Into Pixar-style 3D Cartoon Characters

These days, 3D animation’s realism is rather over-the-top and by ‘over-the-top’, we do mean in an awesome way. It is so freaking realistic that sometimes, it almost blur the line between what’s animation and what’s not. That is the immersion part doing the trick. Can you imagine a person who looks exactly like Elsa from Walt Disney’s Frozen in real life? I bet it will freak you out. So, nope. However, if you have ever wonder what real-life people may look like in as 3D cartoon characters, well, wonder no more cos’ 3D artist Lance Phan, who specializes in modelling characters, will show you exactly how with Pixar-style 3D cartoon characters based on real people. Continue reading 3D Artist Turns Strangers Into Pixar-style 3D Cartoon Characters

Artist Show You How To Use A Power Drill To Create Interesting Animation

Stop-motion animations are impressive work of art that are tedious to produce. It is surely more difficult to make over the now common CGI animation, but Los Angeles-based curious maker/artist Federico Tobon managed to achieve a simple stop-motion sequence with just a handful of hand drawn images and a power drill. What he did was putting together a sequence of images he drew into a reel of sort and slapped it into the chuck of a power drill. By triggering the power drill, the once motionless series of hand drawn images come to live. Continue reading Artist Show You How To Use A Power Drill To Create Interesting Animation