Even if you've never played Dungeons & Dragons you may have marveled at the fantasy paintings on the cover or leafed through the Monster Manual to look at the illustrations. From the TSR originals to the latest editions from Wizards of the Coast, art and Dungeons & Dragons have had a close relationship. The Art of Dungeons & Dragons profiles D&D artists, former TSR employees, game designers, authors, and some of the backstories behind the tabletop RPG's most famous pieces.
The opening round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship is just over a week away, and that means teams are shaking down their new cars. After several rough years, McLaren is looking to break into the top of the F1 pack with their new MCL34. Driver Carlos Sainz took McLaren's top car around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain for the first test of the season, and a camera mounted on the rear wing captured all the action.
Born in Hawaii, the OluKai ʻAlapa Li Sneaker embodies the island lifestyle. The shoes feature breathable mesh uppers with waterproof leather details. Paired with a wet-grip outsole and an easy-off drop-in heel, they're basically made for long days at the beach. If surfing isn't on your itinerary, their lightweight, moisture-wicking footbed supports any activity. Just like all of their shoes, each pair is hand-crafted and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Ama OluKai Foundation.
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Whether you prefer eggs, pumpkins, or the original cups, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. They're basically already perfection but Claire Saffitz is on a quest to make gourmet versions of everyday food items. For her latest mission, the pastry chef uses her skills to whip up a batch of homemade peanut butter cups.
The Greatest of All Time. From Louisville, Kentucky, to the pinnacle of sports, Muhammad Ali was one of the most inspiring and polarizing figures in American history. From his success in the boxing ring to his stance on politics and racial injustice, Ali left no question as to where he stood and had no regrets about his place in public life. HBO's two-part documentary on the Champ, What's My Name, is coming May 14, 2019.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer Scott Reinhard combines vintage maps with elevation data to create stunning pieces of art. Reinhard uses a chromogenic process to create each print, which takes traditional color photography development and integrates 3-dimensional data with paper maps for a result that is so visually appealing, you'll be tempted to reach out and feel what looks like 3D texture. The process brings the maps to life, creating a 2D print that is vibrant and detailed giving you a unique work of art that blends history and modern technology. In addition to the topographic maps, Reinhard creates compelling digitally rendered maps and has even adopted his technique to the surface of the moon.
In collaboration with some of the world's best photographers and picture archives, Sonic Editions makes limited, high-quality framed photo prints of some of the greatest musicians, film stars, and cultural icons the world has known. Using the same printing techniques as fine art galleries, each photo is hand printed to order on Fuji crystal archive paper, numbered and certified, and comes encased inside a hand-made solid wooden frame that's ready to hang.
You may never see the creatures in the Netflix sensation Bird Box, but there was plenty of subtle effects that you might not have noticed. The best visual effects are the ones that you don't see, and Industrial Light and Magic digitally inserted everything from birds to entire sets. This effects reel shows what you might have missed and how close to reality effects are getting.
What if Superman was evil? Brightburn, the latest film from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, tells the story of a man and wife in Kansas who witness a meteor crash into their farm and find an infant boy. When he begins to realize the powers he possesses, he uses them for anything but the betterment of mankind. Brightburn releases May 24, 2019.