The Star Wars prequels will forever be a point of contention. Some love them as their Star Wars trilogy. Others find them mindless and painful. But even people with opinions as opposing as those would agree, these new posters by Eric Tan are the best of what those films offer.
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Video: Here's a nice little portrait of artist Alan Williams and how he turns random metal parts like the keys of a typewriter or a bicycle pedal into these intricately designed sculptures of animals. It's cool to see him work and transform recycled man-made machine parts into creatures that exist in nature. You get to see how his art connects one world with the other.
One of the many reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in both book and movie form, is so good is the characters. Each hero, villain and everything in between is simply memorable and captivating. Everyone has their favourites and if your favourite is Gandalf, this is going to knock your socks off.
Unless you're an Olympic athlete (you aren't), the company table tennis table is just one of those fairly sterile, standard office perks. Like a SodaStream or chalkboard. There's no excitement. No danger. But Google's Asia HQ stepped it all the way up and delivered a table tennis table that triples as part game board, part artistic installation and part demented mulitasker's fevered wet dream.
Video: Artist John Edmark has done it again. With the clever use of a strobe light, he's created sculptures that move like weird computer animations but are actually real, 3D printed objects that physically exist. It's a bit hypnotising but so, so cool, because they move and grow and essentially come alive in such a bizarre way.
Video: Meet Wilfrid Wood. He's an artist who specialises in sculpting heads and figures. His sculptures are never boring, because they go far beyond the safe and traditional look many of us are used to seeing. Wood's sculptures are often wacky, definitely fun and always wildly expressive, like he's managed to capture a person's very specific reaction and emotion and feeling in each piece.
Video: This immersive laser beam installation seems like the perfect place to stare at some lights, cleanse yourself from sin and, like, maybe even just leave your soul behind. The room is so huge and the lasers come from everywhere that it must be a hell of an experience. Like, you're trapped inside a machine. Or the future. Or another dimension entirely.
There are two types of people in this world. People like Adam Hillman, an artist who sees colourful patterns and gradients in random objects, and the rest of us dull schmucks who just see Post-it notes, lollipops and breakfast cereals without ever imagining them to be something else. Thankfully, Hillman is generous enough to share his artful vision with us and it looks really, really cool.
Video: Wenting Zhu mixed together paint, alcohol, water, soft drink and ink remover in weird combinations, stuck them under a microscope and ended up with awesomely mesmerising effects. Sometimes it's beautiful and feels like you're watching a kaleidoscope take focus, or seeing a star burst in a distant galaxy. Other times it can feel icky, like when you start seeing scales grow or too many dots clumping up. But whatever it is, it's kind of hard to pull your eyes away. The dance of colours is too fascinating.
Image Cache: We are visual beings: Our perception of the world is intrinsically tied to our ability to perceive light. But what about the places where light doesn't fall? Do places in shadow still encode information for the visual cortex to process? Can shadows actually tell us something meaningful about the landscapes they darken?
Music production isn't the only area in which smartphones and tablets can help those with no experience (or talent) push out something slick and professional. Here are the best apps for creating eye-catching works of art, whether or not you've ever put digital pen (or paintbrush) to virtual paper before.
Vantablack is an incredible material. It's so dark it reflects nearly no light. This has made it appealing to black light fans, scientists and very clever artists. But a disagreement over which artists should have access to the pigment started a war in February. Over the weekend, two of the main players in that battle got into an e-exchange that highlighted how heated — and silly — the whole debate really is
In these wonderful videos by Glass Distortion, you get to see the creative process of filmmaking: you can read what was written in the script, peek at what was imagined in the storyboards, and see the finished scene that was filmed for the movie. It's the whole sausage making of turning words on a page into visual art laid out right in front of you.
I was ready for 2016 to be over as soon as it started so excuse me if I pretend that this last stretch just doesn't exist so I can jump on the heck over to 2017 already. Artist Niv Bavarsky summarized the best and worst of what happened this past year for Beutler Ink in a re-imagined and updated drawing of Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights.
The new Ghost in the Shell movie is not without its controversies, but one of the universally-praised aspects of it from what we've seen so far is that the film totally nails its future cyberpunk aesthetic — and we've got an exclusive look at a book that will be all about bringing that world to the big screen.