Christopher Holdorf

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A Massive Inflatable String Jungle Gym by Numen/For Use | Colossal

<p>Created by Croatian-Austrian collective Numen/For Use, String Prototype is a design for an inflatable volume containing a network of cables that can …

Miraculously Ruined Polaroids Made With A Broken Vintage Camera

For <i>Ruined Polaroids</i>, William Miller uses a broken polaroid SX-70 that he stumbled upon at a yard sale; quickly discovering that its decades-old gears …

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo | Colossal

<p>In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was …

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

A series of short films gives the dark-and-gritty treatment to Super Mario Bros.

All of modern pop culture exists on a curve that asymptotically approaches the pure ideal of “dark and gritty.” Do not attempt to fight this …

Retrogaming

Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts in their Homes by Klaus Pichler | Colossal

<p>We’re less than a day past October 31st and it would be reasonable to assume the people depicted in these portraits are wearing Halloween costumes, …

Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez has been posting a fun series of photo illustrations over on his Instagram account. The …

The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek | Colossal

<p>Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His …

The New American: An Abstract Stop Motion Animation Laser Cut onto 800 Blocks of Wood by Nando Costa | Colossal

<p>Created by designer Nando Costa (previously) The New American is a painstakingly crafted motion graphics animation that was laser cut into a series …

The Deep: Animator ‘PES’ Creates a Murky Underwater World with Metallic Tools | Colossal

<p>American director and stop-motion animator PES just released his beautiful 2010 stop motion short The Deep on his official YouTube channel in high …

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Hand-Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary | Colossal

<p>Tennessee-based artist Charles Clary knows a thing or two about patience as evidenced by his structural paper creations reminiscent of biological …

Kylli Sparre’s Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance | Colossal

<p>After years of training to become a professional ballet dancer, artist Kylli Sparre realized it wasn’t the path for her and instead channeled …

A Tornado of Repurposed Wood Sweeps through Art Bogotá | Colossal

<p>Created by Colombian artist Otoniel Borda Garzón, this towering 40 foot (12 meter) torando of scrap wood was installed last year as a centerpiece at …

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac | Colossal

<p>Art director Jonathan Bréchignac of Paris-based design studio Joe & Nathan has been working on a series of drawn carpets using ballpoint Bic pens. …

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion | Colossal

<p>Armed with a scalpel and latest edition of <i>Le Devoir</i> or the <i>International Harold Tribune</i>, Canadian artist Myriam Dion cuts rich textural patterns …

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

The Passage of Time Captured in Layered Landscape Collages by Fong Qi Wei | Colossal

<p>Time can be a difficult variable to visually convey in still photography, both the length of time an exposure takes or a series of photos meant to …

Gary Marcus: Defining Creativity

Kurt Andersen talks with Gary Marcus about what science knows, and doesn't know, about creativity. Marcus is the director of New York University's …

The Neuroscience of Jazz

Charles Limb is a professor of otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Medicine who has a sideline in brain research; he's also on the faculty at the Peabody …

Design For the Real World: The Periodic Table

For chemists, the periodic table of the elements is a hugely coveted piece of real estate. Writer Sam Kean explains the origins of the periodic table …

Body-painted Models Sell Fiat Cars

If you wondered what’s the best way to sell a Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, the answer is painting up a dozen of naked women, of course. You are probably …

Beautiful Illustration Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of art duo Expanded Eye collaborate on beautiful illustration tattoos and have custom designed the tattoos based on …

Wooden Sculptures by Bruno Walpoth

View Gallery<p>Italian artist Bruno Walpoth, who carved these incredibly lifelike wooden sculptures, comes from a long lineage of woodcarvers. Drawing …

Kirsty Mitchell "Wonderland" (2009-2013)

The story behind Wonderland, from Ms Mitchell's site: <i>Wonderland</i> began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for 4 years. It was started in …

Carlo Van de Roer's Photographs Capture the Subject's Aura

Each of these portraits by photographer Carlo Van de Roer uses an AuraCam 6000 to capture not only the subject but the color of their aura. According …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Irene Shkarovska's Lovely Osteology

View Gallery<p>Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator Irene Shkarovska has created some exceedingly beautiful and stylish illustrations for an …