Artist Alain Sailor loves blowing stuff up and using high-speed photography to freeze the destruction in time. He explodes, shoots and even electrocutes subjects from apples to cigarettes to produce these surreal looking images.
How would you like to live in your very own nuclear explosion? Sculptor Dietrich Wegner has designed a fort in the shape of a mushroom cloud, the visual associated with the mass destruction of powerful nuclear weapons.
The Twin Towers were enormous buildings and the attacks of 9/11 were of such magnitude that people were able to see the skyline change from neighboring states and camera-equipped satellites were even able to capture the aftermath from space.
When the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the surrounding streets were enshrouded in plumes of smoke and massive clouds of dust.
Artist Xu Bing collected much of this dust and ten years later has used it as material for an installation called Where Does the Dust Collect? Blowing the dust onto the floor of an exhibition space with a leaf blower, he then stenciled a zen poem into it.
These ads take ‘viral’ marketing to a whole new level: To promote the new Steven Soderbergh movie ‘Contagion,’ a group of microbiologists and immunologists were tapped to create a billboard out of bacteria.
When ‘Back to the Future 2′ premiered way back in 1989, its vision of 2015 was exciting: Marty McFly got to enjoy inventions like the hoverboard and self-lacing sneakers. The hoverboard has yet to fully materialize, but we can at least be excited that Nike might be manufacturing those shoes of the future someday soon.
These licorice portraits look good enough to eat. Artist Jason Mercier is known for his celebrity mosaics made of candy, food, pills and make up and even celebrity’s own junk. For his latest project, called ‘Licorice Flix: Edible Movie Mosaics,’ he took scenes from some of his favorite movies and recreated them with pieces of black and red licorice in startling detail.
You no longer need to go all the way to Cloud City to see Han Solo forever frozen in carbonite, now that the brilliant minds at ThinkGeek have created an ice cube tray that makes tiny replicas of the famous image from ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ Plop little Hansicles to in your drink! Make chocolate Han molds and give them to your own Princess Leia!
The best part about winning computer solitaire is the flurry of cards that fills the screen after making the final move. Lars Marcus Vedeler and Theo Tveteras of experimental design team skrekkogle have now translated this iconic moment into a physical 3D sculpture of the jumping cards.
It’s not just a funny title — ‘The Worst Movie EVER’ might actually be the worst movie ever. After opening in one theater in Los Angeles, the movie grossed $11, making it the lowest grossing film of all time.
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