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Artsy Stuff

Refrigerator Panorama
categories: Art, Pics

The inside of a fridge is a pretty boring place unless you purposely locked a cat inside, but this is the first 360 degree panorama I’ve ever seen and that almost makes up for the subject matter.

Drum Machine Flash Animation
categories: Art, Music, Videos

When I found this I thought it would be, you know, a Flash-based drum machine. It turned out to be something entirely more awesome… and much less interactive.

The Sheep Market
categories: Art

The sheep market is a collection of 10,000 sheep created by workers on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Each worker was paid $.02 (US) to “draw a sheep facing left.”

It all makes perfect sense once you look at the site. Perfect nonsense.

Eiffel Tower Lookout Panorama
categories: Art, Pics

This amazing Quicktime VR image from the second level observation deck of the Eiffel Tower means you’ll never have to go to France. Thank goodness! You can choose from more panoramas in the upper right corner, but I don’t have time for that. I have freedom fries to eat.

Rejected Cartoons
categories: Art, Funny, Videos

In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned animator Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network. The cartoons were completed in five weeks. The Family Learning Channel rejected all of them upon review, and they were never aired…

Flash Animation Fights Back
categories: Art, Videos

Gary Slossen was in the process of creating another mediocre Flash animation when suddenly, and completely inexplicably, the animation came to life and tried to escape the confines of his monitor! Did Gary manage to destroy the animated horror, or was he devoured alive? Watch and find out.

Things look better from above
categories: Art, Pics

In these aerial photographs taken by Jason Hawkes, everyone looks like ants… Ants waiting to be crushed by my indomitable spirit!

Cartoon Character Skeletons
categories: Art, Geeky

Michael Paulus has rendered the skeletal systems of some popular cartoon characters as he imagines “they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass.”

Before you click the link, leave a guess of whose skeleton that is in the comments!

Stereo Images
categories: Art, Pics

This is a pretty cool technique for making 3D images that don’t require you to wear goofy cardboard glasses or cross your eyes until your head hurts. For the paranoid or prude, watch out, there are a couple of ‘nudes’ in these pictures. Including a naked penis if you look closely. Uh… not that I looked closely or anything. Someone else told me actually. I don’t look for stuff like that.

categories: Art, Pics

So cool. So gross.

categories: Art, Geeky

Draw a sketch, submit it, and have some random person’s sketch sent back to you. It’s pretty fun! And because the submitted sketches are moderated you don’t get sketches of penises, boobs, or ‘FaCKs YOUz LoOS3R’s like you would expect from your fellow ‘humans’ on the internet.

Sidewalk Chalk Guy II
categories: Art, Pics

I’ve posted a link to this guy’s work before, but here is a gallery with lots more pictures and some extra information.

Julian Beever creates ‘anamorphic illusions’, drawn in a special distortion to create the impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.

Model World
categories: Art, Pics

It’s often hard to convince people that Olivo Barbieri’s aerial photographs are real. They look uncannily like hyperdetailed models, absent the imperfections of reality. He achieves this distinctive look by photographing from a helicopter using a special tilt-shift lens.

Simpson Maker
categories: Art

The Simpsomaker lets you design your own Simpsons character. The guy to the left is based off of me. Not surprisingly he turned out to be the coolest, cutest, best Simpsons character there has ever been. Fancy that!