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Watch This Human Inkjet Printer Create a Portrait in 300 Hours With 3 Million Hand-Drawn Dots

There are a lot of reasons to be impressed with David Bayo’s beautiful Astrée portrait created using a painstaking stipple technique. But what’s more staggering to me than hand-drawing 3 million individual dots is somehow finding enough spare time to dedicate 300 hours to a single work of art. I can’t even find the time to do laundry. Read More >>

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This Star Wars Mural Is Massive and Mindblowing

We’ve all seen a lot of Star Wars fan art over the years, yes? Well, you’ve never seen anything like this. This is basically all of it put together in one big, beautiful image. Read More >>

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This Artist Drawing an Incredibly Detailed Mechanical Crab Is Like a Human Printer

Watching this timelapse footage of artist Steeven Salvat drawing a cutaway illustration of a mechanical crab, revealing its impossible inner workings on one side, will make you marvel at his patience and incredibly steady hand. If the art thing doesn’t work out, Salvat could easily find work as a surgeon. Read More >>

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Watch This Artist Reveal His Invisible Calligraphy Using a Few Drops of Ink

We’ve featured Seb Lester’s remarkable calligraphy talents before, but in this video, instead of hand-lettering iconic corporate logos, he’s seemingly performing calligraphic magic by making beautifully stylised letters appear right before your eyes with just a few drops of ink. Read More >>

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This Trippy Music Video Is Made of 3D Fractals

What you’re watching isn’t organic, but a computer-generated visualisation of complex mathematics. It’s a three-dimensional fractal. Read More >>

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Michelangelo (the Ninja Turtle) Visits Michelangelo (the Artist) at the Met

New York's Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - is currently housing an exhibition of Michelangelo's work. Running until 12th February, what better way to celebrate one of the greatest artists of the western world than by having a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle namesake pop along to take a visit? Read More >>

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Here Are 13 Gorgeous Pieces of Shape of Water Art

It’s pretty rare when the film leading all nominees at the Academy Awards is a genre movie, but that happened this year. Guillermo del Toro’s beautiful movie, The Shape of Water, got 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and it’s cause for celebration. Read More >>

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Of Course Peter Thiel Is a Green-Skinned Villain in This Board Game Attacking Techno-Libertarianism

Last month in an art gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, I stood in front of Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s likeness cast in plastic, as a tiny board game figurine raising a shield and arrow in battle with democracy, portrayed as a snarling dragon. Fair elections, depicted as a fierce lion, was coming at him, too. This little plastic Thiel, who is so often depicted in news coverage as a villain and a foe of democracy, was dressed in a cape and thigh-high boots and looked a little like an extremely buff, green Daniel Craig. Read More >>

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These Post-It Notes Slowly Transform Into Beautiful 3D Art As You Use Them

Now this is the revolution in sticky notes we've all been waiting for. Once you've depleted your stack of post-its, all you're left with is a sad, plain backing card. That's no longer the case with Triad Inc.'s "Omoshiro Blocks", which, note-by-note, turn into amazing pieces of 3D art. Read More >>

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UK Borrows Posh Bit of Knitting From France

The UK is about to announce something positive to do with Europe, it seems, with sources suggesting a crack team of negotiators has wangled a loan of the Bayeux Tapestry for a future generation of British school children to trudge along and look at. Read More >>

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This Talented Artist Makes Character Models Out of Babybel Wax

When you've tucked into a bit of Babybel cheese, you probably don't give much consideration to the red wax other than tossing it into the bin. For Mitchell, a talented Newcastle man though, the wax is the most important part: he uses it to make incredibly detailed models. Read More >>

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The Google Arts and Culture Selfie Doppelganger Tool isn’t Available in the UK Yet

Over the weekend, you've probably seen a buzz around Twitter and the internet at large about an update to Google's Arts and Culture app. The app, which lets you discover works of art and curates interesting articles about arts and culture, now has a new feature: upload a selfie, and it'll give you a list of portraits you resemble. There's only one catch: the update hasn't reached the UK yet. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Smart Vibrator Data is Being Used to Create Art

There are some weird uses of technology out there in the world, but this one seems to take it to the next level. Lioness, creators of a smart vibrator, are using data from its devices to create an art installation over at CES. Read More >>

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It’s Totally Magical Watching This Sculptor Turn a Lump of Clay Into the Hulk

If the most impressive thing you’ve ever sculpted from Play-Doh was a snake that people still misidentified, watching a talented sculptor like Steve Richter turn clay into an incredibly lifelike bust of the Hulk isn’t going to make you feel any better about your lack of artistic prowess. Read More >>