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Amazing dioramas of NYC storefronts

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Artist Randy Hage began photographing the wonderfully shabby storefronts in New York City's SoHo in the late 1990s as they began to vanish. Then he started bringing those photos back into three dimensions in the form of incredibly intricate 1/12th scale dioramas.

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Artist turns neglected potholes into ice cream treats

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Tired of the ugly and burdensome potholes that clutter the streets of Chicago and Jyväskylä, Finland, mosaic artist Jim Bachor decided to do something about it. Using hand-cut pieces of glass and marble, Bachor fills the wretched holes with whimsical mosaics of popsicles and ice cream cones. Any mosaic artists looking for a project here in pothole-strewn Los Angeles?

Xeni chats with All In's Chris Hayes about appropriation artist Richard Prince's Instagram screenshot art

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Xeni made some great points about appropriation artist Richard Prince's Instagram screenshot art tonight on All In. Prince's biggest (and perhaps only real) crime, said Xeni, is that his latest show is terribly boring. “[It’s] like watching your dad try to rap”

Just look at this guy with bananas all over his head


Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro's Autorretrato Sensorial ("Sensory Self-Portait") is a series of photos in which he poses with all manner of objects wrapped around his head, from bananas to an octopus.

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Eric Shit is a portrait of Eric Schmidt painted in an unorthodox medium

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt, famous for weirdly off-kilter mockery of the privacy his company exploits for its billions, has been immortalized in shit.

Artist Katsu selected "Eric Shit" as the second in his series of portraits created using his own excrement. The first was of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Techcrunch's Kim-Mai Cutler interviewed Katsu, who explained that his process is born in a fascination with the artistic possibilities of human-produced materials…

… But it’s really about bio-data. These titans of the cloud, are like, basically in competition to control every bit of granular data about individuals. That’s what makes their companies so powerful. They understand that human data has this immense value and they’re shielding and hiding that from the public. Maybe feces is the last thing that they could possibly control.

Here's a video of the artwork (demonstrating its LED-flashing frame) posted by alexaspace (via The Verge's James Vincent). ericshit

Epic doodling

I’m a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch.

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Exotic eyeball jewelry and housewares


Stefano Prima is not content to make rings and stalks sporting everyday taxidermy eyeballs -- rather, his pieces sport fanciful reptile irises, vertical goat-slits, terrifying basilisk pupils and even square pupils.

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Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book: THING EXPLAINER


Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common English words.

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Cool ad campaign reimagines famous self-portraits as selfies

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Artists have always been interested in capturing their own form. So instead of judging other people’s selfies (or your own), why not see them as a continuation of a long legacy of self-expression?

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Condolence cards designed by a cancer survivor

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If you want a card for a friend or family member who has cancer, Emily McDowell -- who survived Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24 -- has created the best I've seen: Witty, warm, and acerbic.

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Kickstarting scenes from Star Wars cut from a single sheet of paper


Marc Hagan-Guirey's best known for his Horrorgami paper sculptures that reproduce buildings from horror movies from painstakingly cut, single sheets of paper.

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What's the most pretentious movie you like?

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Niall Beard's Pretentious-O-Meter performs an accurate measure every movie's pretentiousness, determined simply by subtracting viewer ratings from critic ratings. Deliciously clever!

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VISUALIZE: Daily routines of accomplished creative people


This chart summarizes data from Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, providing that rarest of treasures: an infographic that actually improves the legibility of information.

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Iridescent insect sculptures from ewaste


UK artist Julie Alice Chapell's Computer Component Bugs sculptures are iridescent, intricate assemblage sculptures made from ewaste.

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Humble Last Gasp Bundle!


Pay what you like for DRM-free ebooks featuring Basil Wolverton, pop surrealism, Hi-Fructose, Ron English and many more quality titles from our favorite underground press, Last Gasp.

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Arcology: cutaways of the future city-hives that never were

Paolo Soleri's Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is a techo-hippie dream of deep mid-century modern futurism. Read the rest

FILFURY reimagines sneakers as animals, weapons, and anatomy

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FILFURY (aka UK artist Phil Robson) takes design elements from famous shoe brands and reshapes kicks into other objects. Check out how everyday waffle soles, flyknit, leather, and laces can be transformed below.

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