The next time NASA releases spectacular footage from a flyover of a distant planet or moon, you’ll have good reason to wonder if what you’re watching actually came from a spaceship, or from a microscope in a studio filming oil, paint, and liquid soap all mixed together.
If you crossed a Super Soaker with a paintball gun, you’d get this wild creation from our friend Mark Rober: a crazy weapon that shoots out streams of paint like a Super Soaker would shoot out water.
Because the globs of paint are mirrored to create a symmetrical effect and because it looks like the paint is mixing itself on its own without a palette knife, it’s sort of a trip to watch it all get thrown together, like if it was just magically plopping itself on top of each other in some sort of mesmerizing magical…
You worked hard today, and deserve to relax. Open up a bottle of wine, light up some reefer, and let your eyes be entertained by beautiful colors merging into something magical, perfectly viscous paints smoothly coming together. A beautiful union.
I’m not sure what impresses me the most in this video of workers painting the street. Is it the perfect angles drawn free hand with a tool that’s essentially a stick with an open box at the end? Is it the dude dropping the hot thermoplastic into that box, while his partner is drawing the letters? Or is it the…
Van Gogh’s The Starry Night can be recreated in real life in two ways: one of them is to be on drugs, and the other, apparently, is to swirl paint on water like artist Garip Ay. It’s sort of illegal to do the first thing, but you can watch how Ay recreates Starry Night in the video below. Check out how the colors…
Painting a wall is boring because it takes so much time and requires so much preparation to not get paint everywhere. But what if it could be exciting and done quickly and the point was to get paint everywhere? Like what if you blew up some paint buckets to see if the explosion of colors could paint a room?
We’ve seen the space oddity of mixing colors and paint together before. What makes this one especially fun to watch is the soothing sound of the liquids merging and the bubbles popping. It’s really easy to lose track of time when you’re watching the colors and shapes go by.
Put paint and oil and milk and soap together and what do you get? A lot of pretty. Thomas Blanchard continues his series of mixing paint and shooting it up close to create worlds of emotion and beauty through color. What’s especially cool is how alive it all feels.
It’s like a beautiful, colorful ballet. The Slow Mo Guys dipped a power drill in different colors of paint and then captured in spinning in glorious slow motion and to see all the colors whip around like string is pretty great. It’s like a Jackson Pollock painting in moving 3D.
Have you always wanted to leave your mark on buildings, box cars, and overpasses but were too self-conscious of your non-existent graffiti skills? The SprayPrinter is a clip-on accessory that turns cans of spray paint into handheld dot matrix printers that can perfectly reproduce almost any design.
It sounds backwards but this video is completely in black and white but it was shot in color. As in, everything that you see in the video is actually black and white in real life and was captured to express the real colors in the colorless colors. And it works! Black and white ‘in color’ pops so much more than it…
Thomas Blanchard made this lovely video, The Colors of Feelings, using paint, oil, milk, honey and cinnamon as a sort of analogy for feelings like love and joy and sadness and so forth. The work is mesmerizing and verges on feeling like you’re in a dream. I can watch this type of thing (watching paint mix is so much…
What about the color of software? Or the web in general?
Pour a dog some paint and it might just give you a Jackson Pollock painting in return. This slow motion video that’s supposed to help awareness for dog adoption shows dogs splattering paint onto the walls by shaking themselves dry. It’s kind of funny to see the colors leap off the dog.
Here's a nice way to have fun without doing drugs: pour different colors of paint on top of other colors of paint on top of a wooden block. The layers of paint will stack on top of each other and the colors will expand and you'll get a super psychedelic art piece that looks like the world has melted down.
When artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn visited the favelas of Rio De Janeiro, they wondered how they could help the wider community. Turns out, the answer was a simple lick of paint.
Last year a company called Darkside Scientific wowed us with an electroluminescent paint known as LumiLor that was completely invisible under lights, but glowed with a bright intensity in the dark. And now the company has revealed an even cooler application of LumiLor: Giving a Tesla S \ an animated, glowing paint job.
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but in this case it's more like tons and tons of the latter. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a sort of "sensing skin" that can make it easier to detect faults and damage in concrete structures before they fail and need serious…