November 23

Amazingly Intricate Papercraft Microbes

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Yes, that image above is PAPER. Artist Rogan Brown specializes in paper sculptures that explore (in his words) “patterns and motifs in the natural world.” And you must check out his portfolio, because the pieces are incredibly intricate, detailed, and breathtakingly beautiful.  You can see up-close, detailed photos of the above piece on Makezine.com (where I found the image above), but definitely check out his portfolio to get a sense of the breadth of this artist’s work too.  I can hardly believe it’s paper.  What do you think about the unusual medium and subject matter? Let us know in the comments!

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July 30

PixelBrite: Programmable Pixel Light Panels

PixelBrite by LeoneLabs

I’m getting used to being in total awe of some of the creativity, innovation, and pure genius displayed by people all over the Internet. The Geek collective especially seems to be amply blessed in all three departments, and this Instructable inspired by the wonderful Close Encounters of the Third Kind, posted by LeoneLabs, is no exception.

Admittedly, this isn’t your easy-to-recreate kind of geekcraft. You’ll need to get your head around electronics, microcontrollers, a bit of code, and it looks like you’d need a fair bit of patience to do all of the optimising and stuff that LeoneLabs goes into in the later steps. The components and materials also cost in the region of $550, but when you look at the results (and there are more awesome images to drool over if you follow the link), it looks like $550 well spent!

Personally, I have nothing further than GCSE (10th grade) electronics knowledge, and probably even less experience wth microcontrollers. So I will just sit back and marvel at the greatness that is PixelBrite, and wish I had one. Or four.

July 27

To Infinity and Beyond!

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Deviant Art user, DanLuVisiArt, has posted a series of his work called “Popped Culture.” I think his best one so far is his portrait of
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Dan even has a story to go along with each portrait. Here is Buzz’s story:

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July 11

Geek Glass

Hm. Geek-themed stained glass seems to be much more common than I’d previously suspected (see previous GC posts here, here, here, here, and here). But I have to add the work of stained glass hobbyest-turned-artist Judy Mascolo to the pile. She began creating Nerd Glass at the urging of her son, a videogame designer, and will no doubt be swamped with commissions now that she’s been featured on Boing Boing. I love the adorable, perfect Peashooter from Plants vs. Zombies, but I think my personal favorite might be Bender. Or maybe the Planet Express ship. It’s hard to go wrong with Futurama-themed stained glass in my book.

June 3

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

I have this obsession with typography. It is one of the coolest forms of art there is. I continue to try my hand at it, and sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Then there are those times where I come across people who have this amazing talent for it and I’m just flabbergasted.

Skahfee Studios is one of those people. Ranging in geeky typography from Star Wars to World of Warcraft to Doctor Who. All of these pieces of art are amazing. Each made out of quotes or lines from famous TV shows and movies, all constructed to make beautiful pictures.

May 20

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

This weekend my daughter, husband, and I checked out the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! convention in Kansas City. Spectrum publishes an annual art book featuring “a regular showcase for the best fantasy, science fiction, horror, and otherwise uncategorizable artwork”. This is the first year they have also hosted an art fair/trade show “for those who take delight in the worlds of What If?…”

According to the show guide book, “Fantastic art can be a slightly skewed, off-kilter view of reality or a full-blown creation of imaginary lands and the people–and creatures–that live there.”  Given that definition, the art fair definitely provided examples of the fantastic – from fairies to the macabre, there was a little something for everyone.

Click on any of the images to go to the artist’s site.

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