Category: Art Pedal to the Metal

3D Tattoo Art Will Literally Make Your Skin Crawl

What's depicted here might look creepy at first. This is not an artificial leg. Instead, this picture depicts the latest in 3D tattooing. The details and shadows in the following are so intricate and lifelike that they could make your skin crawl! This art form gives "novelty" a new name. The creativity and artistic talent behind each one is truly inspirational. Source Read more [...]

New York Hosting Tower Made of Fungus Bricks This Summer

This summer, New York's Museum of Modern Art PS1 will play host to a structure built out of self-assembling bricks. Hy-Fi, designed by architect David Benjamin, will open in late June, and be built primarily built from a combination of corn husks and fungus.  Bricks made of the two organic materials will be set in place to create three open towers, before being topped by a smaller set of bricks coated in a reflective film. The blocks are made by mixing chopped-up corn husks and mycelium, Read more [...]

The Best Coin Ever Spent Will Give you Goosebumps!

During the 130th anniversary celebration of Banco Sabadell’s inception, a little girl donates some coins to a street musician and gets the surprise of a lifetime.

Student Builds Micro-home in the Middle of the Desert with Just Enough Room for a Bed

Micro-homes are usually constructed in big cities where space is limited and rents are high.  But one student at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture built his micro-home in the middle of the desert.  Dave Frazee calls the home 'Miner's Shelter' after the abandoned miners shelter he used as the base for the home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Life on a small scale: Dave Frazee, pictured above, built this micro-home in the desert while he was a student at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Read more [...]

15 Awesome Rave Art Flyers from the 90′s

Today's Rave Art Flyers are nothing like what they used to be.  Once an artistic expression of what the rave experience meant to its designer, most rave flyers today are generic and lacking creativity. Let's take a lesson from our past and celebrate the fantastic art that we once used to advertise for raves and dance parties, and let's make our goal to inspire this kind of art once again!  As Terence McKenna once said, "The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind."  Let's bring it back Read more [...]

106 Awesome Banksy Graffiti Drawings

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work was made up of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According Read more [...]

30 Mind-Blowing Space Photos from 2012

30 Mind-Blowing Space Photos from 2012 <--- Music to play while you're viewing. (optional) ;) A brilliant shot of Venus crossing the sun. Hinode spacecraft captured the image on June 6. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured the most detailed infrared image of the Carina Nebula stellar nursery this February. This cloud of glowing gas is about 7,500 light years from Earth and includes several of the brightest and heaviest stars known. This stunning photo shows the moon and Earth’s Read more [...]

Earth From Above: 22 Stunning Images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Aiming to inspire people to think globally about sustainable living, Arthus-Bertrand has been photographing unique views of earth, seen from the sky, since 1994. Icebreaker Louis Saint Laurent in Resolute Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada. [map] (© Yann Arthus-Bertrand) Worker resting on bales of cotton, Thonakaha, Korhogo, Ivory Coast. Cotton crops occupy approximately 335,000 square klilometers worldwide, and use nearly one quarter of all pesticides sold. [map] (© Yann Arthus-Bertrand) Flock Read more [...]