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The First Great iPhone App Grows Up

The very first iPhone apps were universally dull. And then Bloom came out. Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers built the app and released it just a few months after Apple opened the App Store in July 2008. It was immediately obvious that something special was happening. The app was interesting on an artistic level, one that made you reconsider the relationship between technology and music. And my God, these two have done it again with augmented reality. Read More >>

Massive Moon Gets the Kids Excited About Church

Children! Laughing and having fun! Excited about being in a church! This impossible scene has been brought to life thanks to the combined foresight of artist Luke Jerram and the operators of Leicester Cathedral, who have come together to put a huge, realistic model of the moon in the front bit of the big church where the boring man usually stands. Read More >>

Why Two Guys Are Building a Massive Island Out of Fat

Just north of Amsterdam’s most famous canals, there’s an island of fat bobbing up and down in the sea by a wharf in a former shipyard. Right now it’s the size of a Volkswagen Beetle and weighs a metric tonne, but its creators, Mike Thompson and Arne Hendricks, say it will be big enough to walk on one day. Thompson and Hendricks are designers by trade, and they’ve been working on their island of fat for years. They call it Fatberg, with a capital “F,” and one day, when it’s big enough to stand on, they hope to tow it the North Pole. Read More >>

Artists Protest Elite Art World With Unauthorised AR Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art

At this point, augmented reality has mostly been too gimmicky or too good to be true. But a group of internet artists just gave the technology what might be its coolest use case yet: a tool to stick it to the man. Read More >>

When Will Las Vegas Finally Look Like This Futuristic Illustration From the ’80s?

The 1985 Master Development Plan for the city of Las Vegas included a cover illustration straight out of Tron. It’s unclear who designed it, but if it wasn’t Syd Mead himself, it was someone who clearly took a lot of inspiration from the legendary artist. Read More >>

This Wonderful Fan Art Imagines a Magical Black Panther Adventure

Artist Michael Pasquale has created the perfect post-script to Black Panther. Read More >>

This Breathtaking Art Is Like Annihilation Contained in a Petri Dish

Annihilation has been dazzling audiences with its exploration of the Shimmer, a world inside our own where life... has found a way. One artist looks to have been channeling that otherworldly shimmer for awhile now, using petri dishes. Read More >>

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One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Fantastic Star Wars Art Exhibit

Man, I feel so guilty for recycling my old books of construction paper. I could’ve been using them to make art. Just kidding, I’d have to actually be an artist to accomplish these feats of shadowed wonder. Read More >>

Northerner Blags Shakespeare Job

Famous northerner Christopher Eccleston has landed himself a decent job down south, but he had to go and bloody make the poshos give it to him. Read More >>

This Artist’s Photorealistic Portraits Are Made From Hand-Stitched Threads Instead of Paint

From afar, the photorealistic portraits that Cayce Zavaglia creates look like they were painted with fine, hatched brushstrokes. But when you get closer you can see that each one is actually made up of thousands of threads, painstakingly embroidered by hand using a needle and endless patience. Read More >>

Crayola’s New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink

Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola’s new Crayon Melter turns colourful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids write on almost any surface imaginable. Can you hear the sound of parents crying in the distance? Read More >>

Science Reveals Hidden Secrets in Picasso Works

Looking at a Pablo Picasso painting could be confusing itself. But scientists using x-rays have revealed secrets behind both paintings and sculptures of the famed artist. Read More >>

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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 >>