Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It's full of incredible vistas, strange aliens and wonderful locales — and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we have an exclusive glimpse at some of that amazing work.
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Japanese artist Thumb Tani may have negotiated some deal with how gravity works on Earth for his coin sculptures. Or maybe he is somehow channelling Magneto's superpowers. No way could he just be carefully placing these coins on top of each other, because I struggle with making a a coin stand up straight.
Video: Mark Verge makes balloon animals, but his creations aren't limited to just tiny poodles and flowers like some Yellow Pages birthday clown. As YouTube's Coolest Thing channel reveals, he instead builds mammoth creations using nothing but balloons, including a life-size version of a T-rex skeleton.
Video: Watching two crash test vehicles meet their demise in a head-on collision always makes for some exhilarating footage. But when two fluffy clouds collide, the destruction that ensues is so gentle and peaceful it somehow ends up being incredibly relaxing and soothing.
Video: Evil Mad Scientist's new AxiDraw V3 personal drawing machine can use any pen or marker to print or write on your behalf if your penmanship is awful. But simply watching the machine draw ultra-precise doodles and complex patterns is so satisfying you might be able to justify its $US475 ($637) price tag as just a relaxation tool.
Say the word "Amblin" to film fans and instantly they will get a picture in their heads. It's a picture from the 1980s, of kids, fantasy, wonder, aliens, and more — the tone Stranger Things recently aimed to capture. Now take that feeling and put it in a single room. That's what you get at Amblin 35.
When a 5m tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI's Miami field office in 2015, the US government thought it was getting a great deal. The General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the work and estimated that it was "likely worth more than the $750,000 the government paid." But it's currently sitting in storage in Maryland. Why? The sculpture got over a dozen FBI agents seriously sick.
It's long been known that screenwriter Max Landis pitched his own take on a Power Rangers reboot, before we eventually wound up with the movie we're getting next year. Although it's unlikely we'll ever see Landis' take come to life, we now have a glimpse at what might have been — at least for its villain.
Video: Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer James Mongrain makes it look as easy as playing with Play-Doh as he turns a solid blob of molten glass into an intricate dragon sculpture.
Video: Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most famous paintings in history. The centre panel of the triptych showcases a bunch of naked people enjoying themselves in the most hedonistic ways possible at the time (or I guess, any time). Studio Smack updated the painting a bit with a modern spin and added a whole lot of other kind of weirdness — cloud cows, tentacle towers, undulating sacs of human faces, a spider made of human legs doing the can-can and giant headless chickens showing signs of leprosy.