Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes takes anonymity to a whole new level-by painting herself into the background.
She cleverly matches the background patterns and paints them onto her
Link --via DesignTAXI
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Superstar rapper, actor and all around fly individual Ice Cube has come a long way from his days in the gangsta rap group N.W.A., or has he?
Turns out this boy from tha hood once studied Architectural Drafting, to perhaps design his own hood some day, and he found inspiration in the husband and wife design team Charles and Ray Eames.
The Eames' have created everything from furniture to toys to architecture, and Ice Cube has chosen to celebrate the style and simplicity of the Eames House as part of the series PacificStandardTime: Art In L.A. 1945-1980 .
He's got a lotta love for the Eames' and the City of Angels, so haters need not apply.
If you're tired of the zombie-less, cinematic cutscene instead of visceral gameplay direction that the Resident Evil video game series has been heading in over the years, then you're in for a treat when the newest incarnation (#6) is released in spring 2012.
Taking the series back to it's roots promises to be a horrifying experience, full of zombies, giant genetic monstrosities and hardcore combat. Personally, I blame the movies for the direction that the games have been going in since their release, and this trailer shows that the game designers aren't content with letting their zombified series turn into schlocky Hollywood drivel without a bloody battle.
I can't wait to get my hands on this one and start splitting some heads, even if that split head grows fangs and bites back!
--via Topless Robot
YouTuber keef70 decided to use 3d and visual effects software to spice up his surf videos, and in my opinion he did a great job! Here's what led to making this ambitious short:
I wanted to learn more about digital filming, formats, and editing and since I surfed, the GoPro seemed like a natural place to start. I figured after filming and editing a few vids I could move up to something like a Canon 7d, 5d, or the Nikon equivalent.I got the idea for this after looking through all my footage and I've always been curious how effects artists match CG with filmed footage...
I could see this becoming a new trend in extreme sports videos, because nothing says extreme like explosions in the sky!
--via Geeks Are Sexy
This is what the eleven incarnations of Doctor Who would look like if they came from a feline alternate reality. My, those little kittehs sure are sharp dressers! This purrrfect illustration brought to you courtesy of science illustrator Jenny Parks, who obviously has much love for both the most well known alien doctor ever, and for all things furry. Link --via i09
First motion pictures went talkie, then everybody got on board the color train, leaving those black and white gems to gather dust because later generations found the lack of color "uncool".
This video shows a side-by-side comparison of the black and white original versus the colorized version of "Smile Darn Ya, Smile" Here's how this Merry Melodies short got it's color:
...in 1992, Ted Turner paid to colorized a batch of black and white Merrie Melodies from 1931-33. This was back before computers were employed to add colors, so the cartoons were shipped to South Korea, traced frame-by-frame (well, almost), new cels were inked and painted and shot under the camera – creating a “color” cartoon from a “worthless” black & white print.
I can't believe they would go through so much trouble just to add color, and the end result looks a bit too wonky to me. But what do you guys think-with digital colorization available now, should we colorize black and white films or not?
--via Cartoon Brew
Hudson Urban Bicycles decided to try out something interesting in New York's SoHo neighborhood-chain up a bike, take a picture of it every day and see how long it takes to disappear, piece by piece.
The findings were surprising at first (it took nearly six months for the first piece to be stolen), then slipped rapidly into familiar territory (only took another 30 days or so for the bike to disappear completely).
Hey, at least the thief (or thieves) waited almost six months before snatching the bike up piece by piece, that has to be a world record!
If you've ever found yourself wondering "What's the deal with cosplayers?" (hopefully in an internal voice that sounds like Jerry Seinfeld), then you should find this video informative and enlightening.
And, while the girl featured in the video can only speak out of personal experience, the sentiments expressed seem to be echoed by her fellow cosplayers, at least according to their comments and posts across the Interwebs.
So, did this video give you a better understanding of cosplay culture, or simply make you dislike the whole thing even more?
--via Geeks Are Sexy
This 8 year old girl is about to change the world of heavy metal forever, by bringing some refreshingly new subject matter to the scene-household pets.
Watch as Juliet gets hardcore singing about how much she loves her goldfish, and her dog, don't even think about messing with her dog, or she'll jump off the trampoline and stomp you out! Warning- this video is seriously cute!
Watching this cool kit-car Cobra get turned into a pile of scrap metal probably would have looked a lot cooler from the outside, but at least you get to see how crazy a crash like this is from the drivers perspective! Here's how he describes the incident:
On the front straight doing 130mph, something breaks. The cobra veers hard right and off track. The car leaves a 6O foot gash in the asphalt as it veered before leaving the track and continued for an additional 500 feet off track to its resting point. I received only minor injuries to my left knee and bruised ribs.
Why he records himself driving around the track is anyone's guess, but I bet he was happy the camera was rolling the day he almost died!
Musical nerdery doesn't get much more epic than this performance by Bit Brigade, where they play the soundtrack to Mega Man II while the entire game is being played on a screen behind them.
And when I say the entire game I mean THE ENTIRE GAME, this video weighs in at an impressive 44 minutes and, to top it all off, they're actually a really good band, so the show isn't all gimmick and flash, it totally rocks!
--via Topless Robot
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