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Is This The Worst And Most Hilarious Art Theft Ever? Yes, Yes It Is

Video: Police have released this hilarious security camera video of a young man trying to steal an art piece that commemorates World War I from the Castle Fine Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. Obviously, the gallery’s security staff caught him as he stepped out of the museum.


Waiting For 'Don't Walk' Signs Is More Fun When The Stick Figure Dances

At first glance it seems like just another fun art project, but this dancing traffic light can actually vastly improve safety wherever it’s installed. Because people waiting for a ‘don’t walk’ sign to change to ‘walk’ are far more likely to stick it out when they’re distracted and entertained, rather than just try and walk through a red light when they tire of waiting.


All Of Harry Potter Summed Up In One Giant Comic Strip

If you somehow missed the Harry Potter boat and wanted to read all the books now, you’d have to flip through 4109 pages spread across 7 books. Or if you just want to catch up with the Harry Potter movies instead, you’d have to sit and stare for 19 hours and 38 minutes for all 8 movies. Or you could just read this comic.


Speed Painting Video Shows All The Stages Of A Woman's Life In 4 Minutes

Video: From the beginning to the very end and all over again. From birth to death, here are all the stages of one woman’s life in drawings. You see the drawing morph from a baby to a child to a teenager and adult and so on. The speed painting, done by Stonehouse, is beautiful and it’s summarised nicely in four minutes.


These Tron Concept Designs Still Make Me Dream Of An Awesome Future

If you watched the movie, you have seen Daniel Simon’s amazing work for Tron Legacy on the big screen. I did too, but I don’t get tired of seeing his original concept art and admire his flawless work. A sleek vision of an alternative world that still makes me dream of a far-away future.


Cool Disintegrating Cars Photos Make Me Feel Like A Little Kid

Fabian Oefner is a man of many talents — and great patience. Investigator, artist, photographer, his images are always precisely crafted and beautiful. His disintegrating car series are a great example. I just spent 20 minutes exploring them. He explains how he (painstakingly) made them here.


Make Your Abode Dangerously Cool With The Filmography Of Guns

Movies have given birth to guns of all shapes, sizes and destruction-dispensing abilities, but being able to recall precisely what they look like? Don’t worry, that’s why they invented coffee table books and awesome posters, like those from US artist Cathryn Lavery.


A Clever Front-Loading Picture Frame Makes Swapping Artwork Easy

Have you ever spent a few maddening hours trying to get a photo perfectly centred behind a matboard in a frame? It’s made all the more difficult because you have to blindly arrange the upside-down pieces from the back of the frame. So why has it taken this long for someone to come up with a picture frame that easily loads from the front?


The Dark, Glamorous World Of One Of New York City's Real-Life Mad Men

New York in the years after World War II was a city more prosperous and more modern than anything the world had seen — and it spawned a whole culture unto itself, distributed in newspapers, magazines, and advertisements. This was the era of Madison Avenue Men, and Mac Conner was their illustrator.


Inside The Fantastic World Of Disney's Most Famous Art Director

Walt Disney, for all his vision, was not an artist at heart; he was smart enough to surround himself with talented people. The look that we associate with Disney art came largely from one woman he hired: Mary Blair, the designer and illustrator behind animated films like Alice in Wonderland and the ride it’s a small world.


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