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David Kassan WIP →
First pass on a painting of David’s dad. Oil on panel, lifesized. Work in progress.
Flower Pot Fridge! →
I thought this was incredibly cool, you can actually make an icebox by using a couple of flower pots, some sand, some water and a towel.
Ezra Shaw captured unique images of divers con torted faces.
landscapes and scenery photo manipulation →
Vikas Ghodke has posted a great roundup of landscapes and scenery photo manipulation at acrisdesign.
Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum →
One of my favorite painters, Frans Hals.
Irma Gruenholz →
Irma Gruenholz is a clay artist currently living in Madrid, Spain. She specializes on using clay and other materials for creating nice illustrations with volume and texture.
A robot that flies like a bird →
Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. I think its just a matter of time before skynet takes over.
When Patents Attack →
Planet Money’s Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Laura Sydell co-reported this week’s episode of This American Life. I just finished listening to it, its very interesting and a great podcast.
Can You Pass Harvard's 1869 Entrance Exam? →
A New York Times education blogger recently uploaded to the web an 1869 Harvard entrance exam in a post reminiscing on the days when college was “a buyer’s bazaar.” Long before attending college was a cutthroat affair, so eager was Harvard to get qualified applicants that it would boast in its ads of the ease of the application exam. Click through to see if you think it’s...
Goodbye to genius, Lucian Freud →
Lucian Freud, whose stark and revealing paintings of friends and intimates, splayed nude in his studio, recast the art of portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art, died on Wednesday night at his home in London. He was 88.
FontBook app →
If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook is the worlds most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 typefoundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. Use the FontBook app to look up and view fonts by name, style category, typographical subclassification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication, or by similarity of design. Compile your...
Another spiderman origin movie →
The new spiderman trailer is out and guess what- its yet another spiderman origin story, so its the same movie from 9 years ago. Is there anyone who doesn’t know how peter parker becomes spiderman? Is hollywood really that bad at coming up with original stories? I smell total failure /end rant
The Ultimate Lens Buying Guide →
This post from expertphotography is designed to give you the best available information, to help you in your lens buying future
Bible Inspired Poster Designs →
Jim LePage designs posters for each book of the bible, and about individual topics he finds most interesting.
30 Mini Wonders From Christopher Boffoli →
Christopher Boffoli’s Disparity series takes the art of Macrophotography and spices up his subjects by adding in tiny miniature people doing various activities.
Recreate Calvins Funny Face Portraits →
Heres a fun photo project you can try: recreate each of Calvins funny face photographs from Calvin and Hobbes.
Frozen Bubbles →
Frozen Bubbles- thats crazy!
Beyond Painting the Town Red →
A collection of fantastic colorfully painted homes and businesses that give locations a dramatic feel.
Sixty Six Portraits by Molly Crabapple →
Molly Crabapple, a New York City based illustrator & the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School created a capsule of some people she adores, and who awe her. via laughingsquid
Amazon introduces Kindle textbook rentals →
The Kindle just became a little more student-friendly with a new textbook rental program.
Bringing light to the poor, one liter at a time →
A bottled liter of water with a few teaspoons of bleach is proving to be a successful recipe for dwellers in the light-deprived slums of the Philippines.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore →
Ex-Pixar designer William Joyce, with his cohorts at Moonbot Studios, he created an interactive book-app around the story and a standalone animated film — so you can experience “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” however you like.
After-Capture Techniques for Close-Ups →
At adorama.com, Allen Rokach and Anne Millman suggest some key after-capture steps that address the unique issues that come with close-ups, in the order that they should be taken.
Nader Mikhail →
Award-winning copywriter also knows how to sell himself. Check out his new online portfolio. Available for ad agencies and birthday parties.
35 Examples of Digital Art and Photo Manipulation →
Acrisdesign.com presents some of the coolest collection of photomanipulation and digital art over internet.
Disastro Ecologico →
Artist Alberto Sevesto captured these spellbinding images by taking high-speed photographs of ink mixing with water.
Tools for for Easier CSS Development →
speckyboy has a great post about 20 New Tools for for Easier CSS Development that will greatly improve your work-flow.
Discovery flight deck 360VR →
Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight deck during decommissioning in the Orbiter Processing Facility
Google Plus, the Fine Print BEFORE You Post Images →
Correction in the comments. Thanks for everyone pointing out the error. /edit By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
It is beautiful animated Gif artworks, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg call Cinemagraph.
How to Develop Film with Coffee and Vitamin C →
The title says is it all, develop traditional film with instant coffee and vitamins.
photography cheat sheet →
Great cheat sheet to print out and keep handy.
google webfonts v2 →
Google has launched google webfonts v2, very impressive.