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Unraveling the Legend of Polybius, the Most Dangerous Video Game of the 1980s

For several decades, a creepy urban legend has circulated in the darker corners of online forums devoted to vintage video games. The tale goes that …

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Marvel Cinematic Universe chronological viewing order and movie timeline so far

With Avengers: Infinity War hitting cinemas in April the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally reaching the point it's been building to since Iron Man …

Marvel Universe

Free Art History Coloring Pages

01<p>of 06<p>Mona Lisa Coloring Page<p>Famous Works of Art to Print and Color<p>On each of the following pages you will find an image of one famous work of art …

Art

The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s

Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon’s surface to the longest rivers.<p>Have you ever wondered what the tallest active volcano …

8 free apps for picking a colour scheme

As a visual creative, colour is one of the most important tools at your disposal. But how do you go about creating the perfect colour scheme for your …

Graphic Design

The Intriguing Backstory of Darth Vader's Castle in Rogue One

The idea that Darth Vader had a home somewhere in a galaxy far, far away isn’t a new one. <i>Star Wars</i> concept designer Ralph McQuarrie came up with the …

Star Wars fans are remastering X-Wing in Unity, and it looks fantastic

PC classic gets a breathtaking makeover<p>A group of modders is remastering Star Wars’ classic space combat sim <i>X-Wing</i> in the Unity Engine, and it looks and sounds <i>great</i>.<p>See and hear for yourself above — the soundtrack isn't much of an upgrade from the original game's MIDIs, but man does this capture …

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Star Wars

10 Extraordinary Projects That Turn Tree Stumps Into Art

You could just take a tree stump, bring it in your home and call it a stool or a side table. It would look nice and charming but it wouldn’t really …

Furniture

POV Sketches Put Viewers in the Drawing Seat

Thomas Cian hits the road with sketchbook in hand.<p>A unique worldview and clear vision can uplift an artist’s work, but sometimes it’s hard to separate a stunning final product from its development. In a series of sketchbook drawings, Italian artist Thomas Cian offers a peek behind the curtain and …

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Videos: Han Solo: A Smuggler's Trade - A Star Wars Fan Film

This is a Star Wars fan film that was recently released called <i>Han Solo: A Smuggler's Trade</i>.<p>This impressive fan film is about Han Solo and follows him …

These Incredible Soothing Illustrations Were Made With a Freaking Pencil

Filled with effortless grace, the fine-lined works of Marsi van de Heuvel deftly modernize Impressionism.<p>Fine-tipped flowers blend with fineliner pens in the soft, soothing tableaus of one visual artist's floral-focused, two-dimensional works. The Cape Town-based artist weaves the delicate nature …

Art

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

Infographics

Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking

Research professor Kate Canales believes design is crucial to disrupting higher education, and the timing has never been better.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you end up where you are today? Did you go directly to academia or did you jump into design first?</b><p><b>Kate Canales:</b> I started my early professional …

Design

The scariest horror films, according to everyone

Our attempts to crowdsource reviews of movies in general (IMDb lists, Meteoritic user polls) aren’t always that successful because dramas, thrillers, …

The 23 best horror movies on Netflix for Halloween

There are so many to choose from, so to make the rest of your October movie-watching easier, here are the 23 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix right now.<p>Grab a friend and come on in.<p><i>Brett Arnold contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Horror

Here's The Empire Strikes Back Despecialized Edition's new preview

Take a sneak peek at the 'unaltered' version of Star Wars Episode V<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> released in 1977 no longer exists. The same is true for the sequel, <i>Empire Strikes Back</i>. Fans should know that there’s a way to view the original trilogy as it was initially released, and some say it looks even better …

Be a Star Wars Pilot! Check Out the Rogue One: Recon Virtual Reality Experience

<b>Pick up PEOPLE’s special issue, Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, on newsstands now — including a special Star Wars virtual-reality bonus with</b> …

How To Find Great Design Online: A Complete Shopping Guide

The best design destinations the web has on offer.<p>Clicking “add to cart” may never be as pleasurable as browsing in a beautiful store, but in the age of overnight shipping and endless products at our fingertips, shopping for high-quality design online has never been easier. Design museums–like …

Design

Boy, Mjolnir Sure Had Some Weird Powers

In Drawing Crazy Patterns, I spotlight at least five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff …

Robert Rauschenberg: ‘He was just something to be around’

From his paint-spattered bed to a stuffed goat, the artist broke boundaries. On the eve of a major retrospective, his friends recall a generous spirit on his island hideaway<p>Matt Hall vividly remembers his job interview with Robert Rauschenberg. A mutual acquaintance had approached Hall, then sous …

Art

Hearing Chewbacca Speak English on the Empire Strikes Back Set Is So, So Weird

All we ever get out of Chewbacca in the <i>Star Wars</i> movies is grunts and growls, his shyriiwook language untranslatable to us but understood by Han and …

Star Wars

Images: A Collection Of Star Wars Infographics That Breaks Down The New Timeline, Every Jedi, And The Prequel Costumes

Here is a collection of <i>Star Wars</i> infographics to get your day going.<p>It includes one from OuterPlaces that breaks down the new canon for where …

Infographics

A Brief History of Doctor Strange and His Relationship with Tibet, Occultism, and Buddhism

In 1963, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced Marvel's Doctor Strange, a "different kind of superhero" who practiced Occultism and held quasi-Buddhist views that he learned from an "Orientalized" figure named the Ancient One.<p>What can a half-century's worth of this odd superhero's comic books tell us …

Hinduism

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Graphic, Novel: 8 Horror Comics to Keep You Up All Night

Cullen Bunn cut his horror comic teeth with the occult western <i>The Sixth Gun</i> (also well worth your time), but <i>Harrow County</i> is where his twisted …

A reader’s guide to 50 years of ‘Doctor Strange’ comics

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe enters its third phase, we delve deeper into some lesser-known corners of Marvel canon—beginning with Doctor Strange …

Comics

'Pollock was not a good drunk': secrets of the abstract expressionists

In 1952, a young man named Irving Sandler, who had served in the US Marine Corps during the Second World War, arrived in New York City, intent on becoming a “bohemian”. “It just seemed logical,” says Sandler, who is now 91 years old, speaking by phone from his apartment in Greenwich Village. “The …