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Comprehensively addressing the stupid, intellectually dishonest critique of Anita Sarkeesian

Whenever the feminist games-critic and survivor of countless outraged misogynist stalkers Anita Sarkeesian's name is invoked, there follows a flood …

Ukiyoe-fied Star Wars, Super Mario, and anime stars, by Takao Nakagawa

Takao Nakagawa,<br>Ukiyoe Character series 7: STAR WARS Darth Vader," 2014<p>Japanese illustrator Takao Nakagawa reimagines iconic science fiction, anime, …

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal

<p>Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into …

Bounce Below: A Giant Network of Trampolines Suspended in an Abandoned Welsh Slate Mine | Colossal

<p>If you’re afraid of heights, caves, the dark, suffer from claustrophobia or vertigo, this might not be for you, but if not, a small Welsh town has …

Vases Constructed from Hundreds of Pencils by Studio Markunpoika | Colossal

<p>Amalgamated is a new series of vessels by studio markunpoika constructed from assembled pencils. Taking advantage of the pencil’s unique hexagon …

Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls | Colossal

<p>Cannibalism never tasted so good. These anatomically accurate chocolate skulls are life-size because, well, they were cast from a mold taken from a …

Incredible Giant Living Sculptures at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The largest living plant sculpture exhibition ever displayed in the United States has just begun! From now till October 31, visit Atlanta Botanical Garden to see <i>Imaginary Worlds, a New Kingdom of Plant Giants</i>. 28 living sculptures are scattered throughout the garden including nine never-before-seen …

Sculpture

Amazing Metallic Sculpture Appears to Endlessly Melt

<i>Melter 3-D</i> appears to be a continuously moving sphere of liquid metal but, in fact, this amazing sculpture is actually an optical illusion developed by digital artist Takeshi Murata. Recently revealed at Frieze New York 2014, the small chrome sphere sits alone in the corner of a dark room, …

Art

Colorfully Illuminated Cranes Produce a Dancing Light Show

Award-winning architectural lighting design firm Skira specializes in innovative lighting solutions. Recently, the firm collaborated with Uljanik Shipyard–one of the oldest working shipyards in the world–to create <i>Lighting Giants</i>. Located in Pula, Croatia, the installation of colorful cranes dance …

Design

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

Perfectly Balanced Stones Amazingly Suspended in Mid-Air

For many years, Australian-based artist Ken Unsworth has made viewers hold their breath with his timeless work entitled <i>Suspended Stone Circle II</i>. The installation was first completed in 1974 and produced again in 1988, and is awe-inspiring in both its fragility and volume. Unsworth used 103 river …

Art

Intriguingly Surreal Portraits of Women Inspired by Nature

Emily Flint is a Lynchburg, Virginia-based artist whose paintings are inspired by the natural life that thrives along the James River and Blue Ridge Mountains. Her portraits of women are completed with acrylic paint and graphite on birch panels. The soft application of this media allows for the …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Exquisite Macro Photos Reveal the Miniature World of Insects

Like Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who captures whimsical images of snails, Indonesia-based photographer Nordin Seruyan uses photography to unveil a tiny world that often goes unnoticed by human eyes. Using a macro approach, he zooms in on the diverse and flourishing insect life of Southeast Asia, …

Miniature

Retro Posters Redesigned to Feature Contemporary Musicians

French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled <i>Ads Libitum</i>, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don't quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many …

Hilarious Coloring Book Images Corrupted from an Adult’s Perspective

The world of children's coloring books is a happy place filled with smiling animals and flowers, cuddly toys, warm sunshine, and playing children. The new site Coloring Book Corruptions puts a new spin on those images, reimagining the innocent pictures as dark but hilarious scenes.<p>These “corrupted” …

Books

Cute Marshmallow Cats Float and Dissolve Inside Coffee Cups

How sweet is this? Imagine looking down at your cup of hot chocolate and seeing this! Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow shop Yawahada is the creator of CafeCat, an adorable package of floating marshmallow cats! For 860 yen (that's about $8 US dollars), you get two cats and four cat paw prints, two in …

Soymilk

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape

In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the <i>Invisible Barn</i>, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition (sponsored by the …

Architecture

Kelpies Timelapse: Watch the Construction of Andy Scott’s 100 Ft. Steel Equine Statues | Colossal

<p>Although major construction on Andy Scott’s imposing ‘Kelpies’ sculptures near Falkirk, Scotland ended last November, this new timelapse from the …

Hearing lips and seeing voices

This video explains the weirdness of the McGurk effect, a perceptual illusion demonstrating that understanding speech is not just about what we hear, …

The Great Abyss: Artist Shares the Sole Reason Why He Creates

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

<p>Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled …

Famous Inventions Showcased in Stylish Vintage Blueprints

If you're intrigued by how things are made, then Oliver Gal Artist Co.'s recreated vintage blueprints are a treat. The collective of artists scoured patents of old products and designed them into stylish and educational prints meant to hang on your wall. Some of the inventions include things as …

Inventions

Massive Paper Installation Feels Like You’re Walking Inside a 3D Painting

This may be the closest you'll ever come to stepping <i>inside</i> a painting. Showing at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles until June 8 is one massive installation that consists of thousands of thin paper sheets hanging beautifully in mid-air. Artist Jacob Hashimoto combines traditional …

Get Creative In London: Alternative Craft Classes

London is many things to many people, but not everyone will realise what a hub of art and craft activity it is, beyond the famous galleries. It's not …

The Beauty of Japan’s Artistic Manhole Covers | Colossal

<p>Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I’m talking, …

Stunning High-Rise Tower Mimics a Tree with Branches

The second architectural folly of the 21st century is upon us. Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisn Associs and Oxo Architects, have crafted an imaginative structure named <i>White Tree</i> in Montpellier, France that dazzles us with its unusual stair-step shape and how it fans into the open sky. For something to …

Architecture

A Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape | Colossal

<p>Created by artist Alyson Shotz, this reflective picket fence is made entirely of mirrors and has been installed in several locations since 2003. The …

Clever Mash-up Posters of Movies We Wish Were Real

We have the creative genius of some Redditor to thank for these fantastic movie mash-up posters. Using Photoshop, clever wordplay, and lots of imagination, famous movies such as <i>Harry Potter</i>, <i>Black Swan</i>, and more were blended together to create the ultimate mash-up movie posters.<p>You wouldn't think …

Dad Illustrates The Hilarious Things He's Said to His Kids

As teachers, parents, and Bill Cosby can attest to, kids really do say the darndest things. Father of four Nathan Ripperger found himself responding to the odd and often hilarious things that his brood said and did. Recognizing that he had stumbled upon comedic gold, He began illustrating the words …

Bill Cosby

Charming Animal Illustrations Paired with Clever Phrases

London-based artist Mister Peebles creates adorable drawings where animals, sometimes wearing human clothing, exude playful personalities. He begins with a pencil drawing and then fills in the form with colorful watercolor pencils and ink until the final creature has emerged on the page.<p>He uses a …

Posters