If you think your costume is great, wait until you watch see this Star Wars speeder bike replica cruising the streets of New York. Built by Lithium Cycles over their Super 73 electric bike, this speedster is a ridable prop that could have been in a Star Wars movie. Watch how they made in their making-of video here.
Vintage VHS boxes were an art of their own. They were creepy, grotesque, and quite frankly f*cked up. None more so than the films of the 80s. Just walking through the aisle at your local Blockbuster could give you nightmares. But from the bizarre pictures to the warning labels, everything on the cover was a strategic form of the AIDA Advertising Method.
In Binghamton, New York, there's a carousel that inspired a time-traveling episode of The Twilight Zone. A bronze plaque at the park recognizes show creator Rod Serling and the ride's contribution to one of the best episodes of the series. When the carousel was due for restoration, it got a Twilight Zone-themed makeover.
Shawna Peterson has been making neon signs in Bay Area shop for almost 30 years. From clients like Dolby to a local laundromat, Shawna has done it all. Here she sits done and talks about the process and what motivates her to keep making art in light.
Classic cars aren't the only retro artifacts Cuba has been preserving for decades. The capital has been glowing with the fluorescent hue of neon signs since the '40s and '50s. With his project Havana light, artist Kadir López Nieves is restoring the city's abandoned signs one-by-one and putting the electric art pieces back on display.
It's the biggest, most expensive LEGO kit yet — the massive, 7,500-piece Millennium Falcon. To compete the whole thing could take you days, weeks maybe. But with the magic of time-lapse, it'll only take about 90 seconds.
The history of the Frye Company dates all the way back to 1863 when John Addison Frye opened the first shop in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The Frye John Addison Harness Back Zip Boot remembers the Frye founder in the form of this vintage tanned in the USA leather pair. Rugged and tough, the Addison is fitted with a thick harness ring and rivet detailed strap that wraps around the ankles, round toe, and the signature Goodyear welted construction that ensures these boots are built for the long haul. And at the end of a demanding day, the full back zip allows you to let your guard down and slip off your boots until the next time their services are needed.
Most days call for denim, and some call for denim in a business casual setting. For those occasions Mott & Bow's Twill Denim fits the bill. Each pair is smooth, soft, comfortable and available at an affordable price. They feature 20% stretch Mercer denim for comfort, while giving you all the things you love about premium denim like an ideal fit and a look that transcends your surroundings — whether it's a fancy restaurant or a weekend grill-out. Always comfortable, always stylish, and always the best option for premium denim.
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Instant Instagram-approved selfies — that's the goal behind popup art exhibits like Color Factory. Designed as an interactive art gallery, the installations encourage visitors to photograph themselves in the carefully constructed exhibits, providing the perfect selfie in the age of Instagram.
In Billund, Denmark, there's a house devoted to bricks. The LEGO House is the epicenter of all things LEGO, housing an incredible collection of brickwork and a museum dedicated to those famous blocks. WIRED spoke with Bjarke Ingels, architect of LEGO's very own Mecca, about the inspiration behind his design and his own love of bricks.
One man's trash is another man's treasure. For sculptor John Lopez, that statement is literally true. Lopez takes scrap metal and discarded tools and turns them into intricate, wild west-themed sculptures. Bulls, horses, and other western fauna come to life in a twisted fusion of metal made in the artists South Dakota shop.
Observe, ideation, prototype, test. Four basic, intuitive steps that seem too simple to be so powerful. IDEO designed products — like PalPilots, notebook computers, and a more-affordable mouse for a company called Apple. But now, IDEO designs experiences — the steps remain the same. CEO Tim Brown talked with Vox about the design process and looking for problems that need solving.
Founded by Ernst Leitz in 1924, Leica has been making some of the best optics for almost 100 years. A lot has changed since then — but Leica's commitment to quality hasn't. Go behind the scenes in Leica's factory to watch the painstaking assembly of Leica's M10 camera.
In a converted two-story industrial building in Montreal, the Ateleir Neon Family is keeping the light alive. Gérald Collard and his company create commercial art in neon signs, with complex designs that are more than just a logo or call to eat at Joe's. And when Gérald isn't bending tubes, he's teaching — 25 years at the Espace Verre glass school.
Winter is coming. If fact, it's already here, and the color palette of Game of Thrones has changed with the seasons. Vox broke down the colors of every episode of every season and analyzed them to see how the change — and just like winter, the show is getting darker all the time.
At Big Dog Neon in Lockhart, Texas, Kit Tunningley has been keeping the neon lights on for 38 years. The rise of cheap LED signage has folded many of the other neon businesses, but 500 signs later, Kit is still going strong.
Built with top quality components and thoughtful construction, you can't go wrong with a made to measure gray or blue suit from Indochino's Premium Collection. All their suit jackets are half canvassed, with fully fused fronts, for greater versatility and excellent shape for your body. Each jacket also features fully canvassed lapels, bullhorn buttons, lightweight shoulder pads and high-quality collar felts. Just choose your fabric, customize your suit, and submit your measurements. The result is an investment-quality suit that's far more attainable than bespoke options and fits better than off-the-rack options. You can wear them year round, and you get the most bang for your buck as Black Friday sales are already running.
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Designed with the everyday fighter in mind, the York Athletics Featherweight Knit Trainers are both strong and lightweight at the same time. The performance trainer is made from a custom-engineered knit that is durable enough to stand up to any training session. Its flat weave construction won't stretch out with wear, while a hot melt coating provides an additional layer of strength to the more flexible areas. Made from a single piece of material, the upper is free of seams and overlays, creating a comfortable, slipper-like fit. Available in gray, black, and red.
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Picasso was a painter. Newton was a scientist. Thorpe was an athlete. They were all artists, working in different mediums. The lowly MS Paint gets a rap for being a basic art program, good only for crude meme handwriting and blocky pixel art. But as Vox shows you, even crude tools can create masterpieces.
For the first 150 years, photography saw only incremental changes. Cameras still used film and lenses, and it took a darkroom and chemicals to process the images. But in the 21st century, the world of photography saw two major shifts — from film to digital, and the decline of bulky, purpose-built cameras to the camera-equipped smartphone. But where does photography go from here? COOPH looks at where photography is, and where it could be going.
While writing by hand might be a dying art in our digital world, good penmanship is one of the finest arts around. If you've ever looked at an architectural drawing or schematic and wondered how to write in that distinctive style, look no further. How to Architect shows you how to easily get that super-precise look to your handwriting.
Hollywood stunt doubles are no secret. Aside from a rare few, actors have been pawning off their dangerous action stunts for years. With advancements in CGI, digital doubles allow close-range action shots are more real than ever. While working on Logan, visual effects studio Image Engine reveals how they morphed Hugh Jackman and his stunt double to create the ultimate Wolverine.
Two years ago, Henning M. Lederer had an idea: What if all those abstract academic book covers you came across in the library had animated covers? Henning found another trove of material, and has set another series of covers in motion.
Drones — a photographer's best friend — can capture shots that are unattainable by humans. Their aerial angle allows for a new perspective on action shots and scenic landscapes. They can even make something as simple as a backyard barbecue more interesting. If you're new to drones or just looking to expand your portfolio. here are seven great tips for capturing summer moments from above.
Motorcycles and tattoos — two things that have a history so intertwined you can't separate them. Former motocross racer Carey Hart knows all about tattoos and bikes and has partnered with the Indian Motorcycle Company to produce a very special ink. Indian Motorcycle Ink is made from carbon collected from a burnout Carey did on his Indian Super Hooligan. Bikes and tattoos have never had so much in common.
2017 is the fourth year of National Geographic and Dronestagram's Drone Photography Contest. Thousands of photographers gave their view of the world from the top, and the winners are in. Here's the best of the best from this year's entries.
Artist Tetiana Galitsyna works in an unusual medium — sand. For the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones, the artist went through the main cast of characters, creating and then erasing them in real-time, making an amazing animation.
Bright colors. Crazy Patterns. These bold graphics are what define '80s design and they can all be contributed to The Memphis Group. After their first show in 1981, the Milan-based design studio inspired a decade with their Postmodern furniture made from asymmetrical shapes and vibrant colors. Although their furniture never made it into anyone's homes, their influences can be seen throughout the era in everything from fashion to music.
Art supplies are expensive. But do you really need a $400 pencil to draw an awesome picture? Of course not. Peter Draws got a composition book, some No. 2 pencils, a sharpener and erasers from a fan — and set about proving you don't have go broke to be an artist.
Anna Rubincam is rare among artists. Anna is a stonecarver, creating works from massive, heavy pieces of stone — the last of a dying craft. Eyes & Ears followed with Anna while she created a portrait from start to finish, working a raw chunk of rock into an amazing human likeness.
There's been so much death in Game of Thrones that it's a wonder anyone is still alive. And while we've all seen the many death compilations, HansoArt has taken it to the next level: Hand-drawing every major character death over the entire series.
Kings, queens, even the Pope — the wrappings of royalty hardly compare to the ornate dress of the matador. Antonio Lopez Fuentes has been handcrafting matador dresses for 55 years, cloaking those who make a living facing down 1,300-pound beasts. It takes months of preparation and mounds of material, but as Antonio says, if you're facing a charging bull, you ought to be well-dressed.