Artist Prasad Bhat made this fantastic art series, The Evolution, that tracks the career of famous actors and the iconic roles they’ve played in different movies. It’s great because the expression of each actor never changes (and the expressions are so, so on point), even through all the characters’ costumes and wigs…
Sumo is a sport that is steeped in tradition so it shouldn’t be a surprise that making the Dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, is a painstaking process that requires so many different tools and so many different people and so many different methods. I can’t count how many steps there are in the process of shaping clay and…
In the early 1990s artist Damien Hirst became famous for a series of works featuring dead animals swimming in tanks of formaldehyde. Now a group of chemists claim they have found troubling levels of formaldehyde gas—a known carcinogen—around these publicly displayed artworks.
At just shy of $200 each, these Copycat Art Scratchers are an expensive way for your cat to stay entertained while you’re at work all day. But, relatively speaking, they’re a lot cheaper than your cat destroying an actual priceless piece of artwork like da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
The vibrant colors of many of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings—including his Sunflower series—have been fading over the last 100 years. Now a team of Italian scientists has come up with an explanation as to why the lead chromate dyes favored by the artist when mixing his pigments degrade so much under light.…
It’s getting harder and harder for pinball machines to compete with the cutting-edge graphics on home gaming consoles, and even VR now. But by adding an interactive element allowing players to design their own tables, artists Jérémie Cortial and Roman Miletitch have found a way to make pinball relevant again.
The number of bad ideas on the internet far outweighs the good, and making art by tossing cans of spraypaint into the spinning blades of a running lawnmower falls into that former category. As YouTuber Uncle Rob also discovered, if you’re not careful, your masterpiece might go up in flames before you even have a…
What if H.P. Lovecraft had been around in the Middle Ages? It’s likely that the crusades would have turned out very differently, as seen by these fantastic illustrations from Austrian illustrator, Robert Altbauer.
Don’t bother reading the news this morning, it’s just full of pranks and awful jokes. A much better use of your time would be spending seven minutes watching Ben Tardif’s eight-foot tall marble maze mountain that features 25 different themed sections that connect to create one massive kinetic sculpture.
Update 9:06am: Nope. It turns out the annual nightmare that is April Fool’s Day is no longer relegated to just April 1st. This watch is totally fake, and everything on the internet is officially insufferably terrible.
You might not know the name Charley Harper, but it’s possible that the midcentury artist’s colorful work introduced you to many wonders of the natural world. Now many of his pieces are available as furniture to bring Harper’s flora and fauna into your living room.
Suburban dirtballs of the 1980s are a lost culture, worthy of academic study, that disappeared abruptly, leaving mysterious artifacts for future generations to work over. Think of them as, say, the ancient Mayans, only with mullets.
A Reddit user who goes by the handle Jungsosh has created a surprisingly captivating site called Linify.me that redraws any image or photo you upload using nothing but criss-crossing straight lines. The results are impressive, and watching an image slowly built up line-by-line is unexpectedly relaxing.
The Superman cartoons from the 1940s were animated with a beauty and fluidity not seen before, but they were also hugely influential outside the world of animation.
Mix a little dirt and mud, shape it with your hands, and out pops a beautiful shiny mud ball that’s actually the Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango. It takes so much more work than that, of course, but it really looks like a person is just (skillfully) playing with mud. And then you see the finished product and see the…
Dutch history meets modern energy initiatives in artist Daan Roosegaarde’s latest installation, which uses beams of green light to visualize the movement of the country’s windmills.
It’s a technique that’s used around the world to show off the meals available in restaurants, but artists at a small factory in Japan are absolute masters at making the plastic demo meals look almost more delicious than the real thing. It’s definitely better than looking at faded photos in a printed menu, that’s for…
There’s been dozens of probes that have gone out exploring the solar system since 1959's Luna 2 probe. PopChartLab has gone and noted down each one since in this beautiful poster of the Solar System.