Daft Punk isn’t the only musical group who packs its hits full of obscure and eclectic samples. Gorillaz have been borrowing funky beats and catchy rhythms from other artists for over 16 years now, and YouTube’s Kirima Nagi has found the source of almost every last one in this comprehensive quarter-hour video.
Have you ever found yourself listening to some classic 70s funk, rock, or disco and suddenly recognized a portion of the song you swear you’ve heard elsewhere? As YouTube’s Daftworld reveals, it was probably in a Daft Punk track, given the duo’s almost bizarrely impressive ability to turn classic samples into electro…
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown that it’s possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in famous artists by analyzing subtle changes in their brush strokes over time. The technique could eventually be used to flag Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in artists before they’re diagnosed.
I enjoyed this portrait of pop-up book artist Matthew Reinhart because, well, pop-up books are awesome and will never stop being amazing no matter how old I am, or how far technology advances. But also because he explains the technical aspects that go into making a pop-up book, like the v-folds he uses to make…
Medicom has been creating Daft Punk figures for a while now, including versions of the secretive duo as they appeared promoting their latest album, Random Access Memories. But the toymaker is now introducing versions of the figures dating back to their 2001 album Discovery, which for the first time will include…
Ankur Patar is an artist with a talent for recreating famous paintings. His forgeries wouldn’t fool a child, let alone an art expert, but they’re still absolutely remarkable pieces of art unto themselves because they’re painstakingly assembled in Photoshop using nothing but stock photos.
Darwyn Cooke is best known to DC fans for his seminal miniseries DC: The New Frontier, his redesign of Catwoman (still in use at DC today), or in general for his vivid art deco inspired style. Tragically, the Cooke family has announced that the artist has begun receiving palliative care following a cancer diagnosis.
Hikaru Cho is an amazing body painter who bends reality and breaks eyeballs with her art. Here's an old favorite where she essentially makes her neck disappear and creates a floating head only to re-attach it later. It's done completely through body paint with no Photoshopping whatsoever.
Here's a neat series artist David Schwen made with The Daily Share: he deconstructed pizza, cheeseburgers, tacos, sandwiches and hot dogs and then placed each of their ingredient separately on lunch trays. The comfort foods look almost surgical under this sort of layout. And, well, they also look like a slightly…
Wes Anderson's quirky characters are always memorable and leave an impression on me even long after I've watched the movie. Artist Alejandro Giraldo memorialized them in these illustrations, capturing the essence of each character in his drawings.
Lobulo Design is a team that specializes in making awesome designs and illustrations with paper. This video gives you a glimpse of what they do on a daily basis and it basically looks like an awesome arts and craft class for professional artists. Imagine never having to grow up and just playing with scissors all…
Artist Natalie Fletcher masterfully blends people's bodies into the surrounding landscapes with body paint. I love her work because she sometimes leaves the head or eyes of the model untouched which creates a jarring image of a floating body part. Every other body part is painted so well it fades into the background.
The Universe is an incredible place that defies belief. We take it for granted because the distances and scale is so alien to our little tiny pale blue dot that our brains can't even process them. Maybe that's why Italian artist St. Tesla turns galaxies and nebulae into tiny precious jewels.
Artist David Cerny's moving statue of Franz Kafka would make sense to anyone who has read the stories from the great Czech writer—it's a literal representation of what Kafka does to his readers: It twists their minds in the most unexpected and fascinating ways.
Former White Stripes frontman Jack White is going all out on his upcoming album. The vinyl version of Lazaretto contains a number of unprecedented features, including two different intros for the same song and the appearance of a holographic angel while it spins.
Kinda gives hope to all the up-and-comers out there, don't it?
Two years ago, Pip Taylor suffered serious bruising to her brain after tripping and cracking her head on a flight of stairs — an injury that now appears to have endowed her with an incredible ability to draw.