Watching this guy recreate famous logos by hand is utterly relaxing

When I see British designer and calligraphist Seb Lester work I picture myself sitting quietly next to him just watching him do his job. I'm sure calligraphy is a very relaxing thing to do, this video—where he skillfully recreates famous logos by hand—proves that it's also a mesmerizing thing to watch. » 4/01/15 12:49am Today 12:49am

10 of the craziest nuclear bomb explosions in movie history

There have been over 2,000 nuclear explosions in real life but if we believe the movies, it seems like every other action movie drops one in for added color. And I totally get it. I hope to never see a nuclear bomb go off in person but I wouldn't mind seeing more explosive mushroom cloud visuals in my movies. They… » 3/31/15 2:32pm Yesterday 2:32pm

Guy invents an 8-Bit instant camera gun that prints images on receipts

This 8-bit instant camera gun might be useless but it's definitely cool. His inventor, the Moscow-based media-artist and musician Dmitry Morozov, put it together using and old Game Boy, a camera, a thermal printer, and Arduino. » 3/26/15 2:41pm 3/26/15 2:41pm

Feast your eyes on these cool geometric infinite loops

This video is proof that Tokyo is the most unique city in the world

Japan can be both traditional and effortlessly modern, but most of all it's unique. The chaos and quirks and creativity and energy of Tokyo all combine to create a city filled with things that exist nowhere else. Tokyo is an original and this video by Takuya Hosogane does a fantastic job capturing that. » 3/25/15 10:28pm 3/25/15 10:28pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. » 3/24/15 1:26pm 3/24/15 1:26pm

USS Ross guided-missile destroyer looks like it has its own force field

Here's a really cool photo of guided-missile destroyer USS Ross ripping through the Mediterranean while under high wind conditions. To me, it looks like the warship has activated a force field around it and is impenetrable to everything. In reality, however, the destroyer is drenched. » 3/23/15 11:34pm 3/23/15 11:34pm

Video: The crazy story of hand making skateboards from trash

The frenetic editing of this video highlights the out of the box thinking that enabled Mac Premo and Sanford Shapes to create skateboards out of trash. It's a fun story that resulted in them repurposing leftover plastic buckets into perfectly awesome skateboard decks. The materials all come from the dumpster. » 3/23/15 12:53pm 3/23/15 12:53pm

Pilot scares his friends in insane acrobatic flight

Pilot Sebb Stratta put together this video showing every time his friends joined him in one of his insane acrobatic flights. Their scared faces and uncontrolled reactions are hilarious. Check them out: » 3/20/15 9:30pm 3/20/15 9:30pm

How that crazy city of Knowhere in Guardians of the Galaxy was made

One of the reasons I enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy so much was because I got to explore a world in which I had no expectations. Take that crazy city Knowhere, which is inside a giant Celestial head, I didn't even know it existed, let alone know what it "should" look like. Here's the VFX reel showing how the city… » 3/19/15 9:01pm 3/19/15 9:01pm

This dancer in a light suit is totally breaking reality

Damn. This video of a dancer in a light suit is like staring into a future that us humans chained to the present aren't supposed to see. The dancing is fun to watch, of course, but there's something about that black and white light up suit moving in those ways that is just jarring and completely warps my view of… » 3/18/15 11:07pm 3/18/15 11:07pm

The perfection of jet takeoffs from aircraft carriers in one photo

Fighter jets and aircraft carriers and fighter jets taking off of aircraft carriers are some of our favorite things in the world for so many reasons. One of them is just how perfect each launch has to be. Just look at how the wheels of the jet reach the end of the aircraft carrier as the fighter jet achieves lift off. » 3/18/15 5:51pm 3/18/15 5:51pm

Gorgeous silk lamps bloom like flowers when you turn them on

Studio DRIFT made these lovely lamps that feel alive because they've been designed to bloom like a flower. It's a beautiful idea that's even more gorgeous when you see it happen, I would love to walk into my living room and have these ethereal lights dance for me as they descend and shine up the room. » 3/18/15 12:33am 3/18/15 12:33am

This car parade of DeLoreans is the coolest thing

A prediction about the future that I'm pretty confident in making: this picture will be the best thing to come out of St Patrick's Day 2015. The photo, showing a line up of DeLoreans and a BTTF DeLorean caboose, was taken by BruceK and shows the DeLorean portion of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Toronto. » 3/16/15 7:55pm 3/16/15 7:55pm

Eagle flies above Dubai from the Burj Khalifa and nails target landing

Watch as an eagle takes off from the Burj Khalifa and flies high up above Dubai in this incredible video that shows you the stunning view from the eagle's point of view. It's fun to see it calibrate itself at 2700 feet in the air and then recognize its landing target and take an immediate dive toward its trainer. » 3/16/15 5:02pm 3/16/15 5:02pm

These crazy ice crystals forming on a window make my imagination go wild

There are some pretty nutty patterns that pop up in this time lapse of frost and ice crystals forming on Brenda Loewen's kitchen window. They almost look like the surface of a different planet or a topographical map of miserable wastelands or a microscopic look at creepy organisms. Whatever your imagination sees, it's… » 3/15/15 8:57pm 3/15/15 8:57pm

Scientists reveal the hidden structure and size of our galaxy

Our galaxy is not what we thought it was. According the paper Rings and Radial Waves in the Disk of the Milky Way—published in the Astrophysical Journalwe should call it the Corrugated Cardboard Galaxy, as shown in the diagram above. Even more surprising: It's 50-percent larger than previously thought. » 3/14/15 1:21pm 3/14/15 1:21pm

You can remotely control this huge robot arm to sculpt a cube

Designers Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar have reprogramed this robotic arm so anyone can control it online. They claim the robot will cut a cube in the shape you desire. If you want to try it just go to robochop.com. You can make furniture, create abstract forms, or forget about all that and enjoy this cool video. » 3/13/15 2:40am 3/13/15 2:40am

The best GIFs of 2015 according to the Internet 

I love animated GIFs. I make them as part of my work here in Sploid, I drool when we see one that is a perfect infinite loop, and I think it's a great medium to tell stories. That's why I like the GIFYS. An award show devoted to honor the best animated GIFs on the Internet. » 3/12/15 10:42am 3/12/15 10:42am