To those who have never been to Australia, our slice of the world might as well be a fantastical place of dangerous creatures, strange tongues and general upside-downness. This amazing map of the country by Polish artist Karol, styled after something out of a Tolkien atlas, only reinforces the idea that if you're going to pay us a visit, best beware of dragons. Well, bearded ones anyway.
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Image Cache: I mean, if everyone from DC Comics to Archie can start having cool biker gang versions of their female characters running around, Star Wars probably could too.
The Defenders is at its very best when it lets go of whatever designs it had on being a serious prestige drama and embraces the fact that it's a pulpy cape procedural about a bunch of toughs taking on a supernatural crime syndicate. The Defenders knows that it's a comic book show and it's stronger for it.
Video: In Julius Horsthuis' short film Recurrence, he takes the audience on a slow descent into a sprawling metropolis he's created. But as you get closer and closer to the city, and try to make out details such as houses and skyscrapers, you start to realise that those tiny details only reveal more of the same, and that your descent is never going to end.
Alien: Covenant may not have met our expectations, but it was undoubtedly visually compelling. The dark sci-fi tableaus sketched out by director Ridley Scott and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski are lush and vivid, regardless of anything that does or doesn't happen in them.
Video: High school is that boring stepping stone in life between primary school (when you have recess twice a day) and university (where you can skip class without getting in trouble). But wouldn't getting your RoSA be far more enjoyable if the minimalist covers on your textbooks were turned into trippy animations you could stare at through every class?
Video: Getting a tattoo is (mostly) a lifelong commitment. So what's more impressive than this Bart Simpson kickflip animation is that tattoo artist Phil Berge somehow convinced 19 different people that The Simpsons was still cool and relevant enough to get random frames of this flipbook inked on various body parts.
Image Cache: Russell Dauterman's work alongside colorist Matthew Wilson makes The Mighty Thor one of the most sumptuous-looking comics on store shelves right now. So when Empire Magazine got Dauterman to draw them a Thor vs. Hela cover for its latest issue, the artist produced something that truly can only be described as Thor-some.
We have a complicated relationship with the posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Some of them have been pretty cool, while others have been a little bit of a disaster. Finally, though, we have one that we can all agree on, unambiguously, 100% without a doubt: this is awesome.
There's a moment in the newest Thor: Ragnarok trailer that suggests something fascinating about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Hela gleefully chokes the life out Thor, she takes a moment to remind him just who and what she is. She is not a queen. She is not a monster. She is the goddess of death.
Virtual Reality is tech's biggest question mark. Could it become a mainstream medium, like movies or video games, or something completely different? A lot of people have tried and failed to answer that question, and while Intel's VR Happy Hour at the New Museum on Tuesday is no exception, roleplaying as a tree and directing a monster is a pretty entertaining way to spend two hours.
The image of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out adorns the racks at gift stores everywhere. But now, one lucky patron of the arts finally owns one of the first prints of the physicist having a grand ol' time — at an auction on July 27, the image sold for $US125,000 ($156,914). The buyer's identity has not been revealed.
This latest season of Game of Thrones is all about bringing all our beloved characters together — you know, before the White Walkers drive them apart again with boatloads of death. One of the most anticipated reunions of the season (if not the series) also ended up being one of its most heartbreaking. And now it's been immortalised.
The debate over whether photography can be truly considered an art takes another weird turn as the winner of a photo contest in Australia took home a $20,000 prize for what is essentially a blank photograph covered in scratches and spit courtesy of her grandmother.