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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 >>

Hamsters Become Talented Self-Portrait Artists While Running on This Wheel

As far as pets go, hamsters rate somewhere just above goldfish when it comes to entertainment value. But watching them run for hours inside a tiny plastic wheel is far more satisfying when their miniature treadmills are part of a larger contraption that sketches hamster self-portraits at the same time. Someone put this rodent in a gallery. [Vimeo via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

These Drawings Were Made By the Bad Guys In ‘Legend of Zelda’

The other day I was playing SNES on an emulator and it suddenly struck me: the incredible amount of work that went into creating every single tiny box of light on that screen. It sounds like a simple point, but less so when you glimpse the math and complexity behind 1990s-era video games in action. Read More >>

What are Fractals, and Why Should I Care?

Fractal geometry is a field of maths born in the 1970s and mainly developed by Benoit Mandelbrot. If you've already heard of fractals, you've probably seen the picture above. It's called the Mandelbrot Set and is an example of a fractal shape. Read More >>

Watch Wind-up Toys and Walkmen Create Intricate Mechanical Drawings

Art can happen where you least expect it, which is definitely the case with the work of Echo Yang, who uses small toys and everyday electronics to create detailed drawings. Read More >>

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Watch This Etch A Sketch Tell the Story of Its Inventor

Drawning on an Etch A Sketch is hard. Well, it is if you want to do more than just make a horrible mess of angularity. But the squarish beauty of the line drawing toy is put to great use in this clever little animation that tells the story of André Cassagnes, its inventor. Read More >>

We All Live on the Body of a Japanese Cartoon Girl

If you struggle to accurately draw a map of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, here's a tip. Imagine it's a Japanese cartoon girl with a big hat, floppy dress and angel wings, then draw that instead. That's how the Japanese see us. Read More >>

With One Click, You Can See Every Google Doodle Ever Made

What's better than some Google Doodles? How about ALL of the Google Doodles all shiny and in chronological order. It's simple: 1) Go to or 2) Hit "I'm Feeling Lucky" without typing anything first. 3) Enjoy. [Big ups to Matt Cherette for the link] Read More >>