People spend years mastering the tools of Photoshop. They labor arduously to create seamless images with no trace of manipulation. Lucas Blalock labors arduously as well. But in his art, the artifacts of cutting, duplicating, and transforming become the very backbone of the finished product.
If you grew up in the suburbs, you know the windy labyrinth of roads and driveways all too well. In these digital drawings, artist Ross Racine has constructed visions of a world where housing tracts truly know no bounds.
A few months ago, a pair of French hackers teased a new project called Windows 93. It was a wonderfully weird web-based operating system, some sort of spoof on Windows 95, packed to the gills with insidery internet jokes. And late last night, the digital artists released the full version. It's still wonderfully…
Kids shouldn't be allowed to play on the stairs. (Too dangerous!) Adults, on the other hand, just need a good reason. This interactive Skeeball-style game played with bouncey balls and flashing lights might just be the reason you need.
Digital artist Sarah DeRemer has come up with a series of utterly unnerving animal mashups that are just begging to be gawked at. She replaces the beaks of birds with the giant maws of other animals, teeth and all. The results are wonderfully horrifying.
We all know that the modification, retouching, and compositing of photographs is utterly commonplace. But few actually realize the extent to which some advertising imagery is conjured from so many disparate elements. These GIFs prepared by Russian compositor Ashot Gevorkyan reveal the crazy path from reality to…
Remember a couple years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging fuckups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they're works of art—especially when they wiggle.
Marvel at these excerpts from Pixel, a modern dance performance that looks like it's taking place inside the computers of Tron. It's so simple, and yet it's utterly captivating.
Drew Tyndell's latest series of digital works — made by painting each frame in Photoshop — could very easily double as hypnosis tools. There's enough going on here, that you could literally miss the rest of this sentence trying to see them all.
We thought they might be operating on the same principle as decorator crabs, but how does it get all of that on its back without arms that reach its back?
Today, thanks to computer graphics and digital drawing tablets, we see tons of artwork that has been made with the help of a computer. Computers and art have long gone hand-in-hand, and here you can see some of the earliest pieces of computer-assisted art.
All seemed peaceful on the day they appeared, but the large aperture in the middle of their faces are so menacing. No one builds things like this for peace, do they?
Illustrator and digital artist Oliver Wetter photoshopped Kaiju and other big beasts into classical landscape paintings, mimicking the artists' styles . He nails the lighting, brush strokes and mood, all hand drawn with a stylus—a skilled tribute to the original painters as well as the cult icons he added.
It's brought whole new meaning to the phrase "Butterfly Effect."
Dana Keller is a colorizer. He takes old black-and-white photos and applies his digital paintbrush, transforming them into a new work of art. Colorization of old photos isn't new, but it's becoming increasingly popular on forums like Reddit's r/ColorizedHistory, where people share their colorized creations. But how do…
The blog Signs from the Near Future imagines the traffic signs, advertisements, alerts, and warnings that we might see just a handful of years in the future. What new signs will accompany 3D-printed meat, driverless cars, and slime mold-powered computers?
Retro-geeks and artists alike were abuzz last month with the news that the Andy Warhol Museum had recovered digital works of art created by Warhol himself some thirty years ago on a Commodore Amiga computer. A new documentary produced by the Carnegie Museum of Art traces the process of digital archeology that revealed…
J.R.R. Tolkien's hand-drawn maps of Middle Earth have long fueled readers' imaginations about the land of Hobbits, wizards, and Elves, and a group of fantasy cartographers are imagining what the world's terrain might look like in 3D.
These images look like miniature models of familiar galaxies and nebulae, the grand structures of space made small. But they are in fact real pieces of space porn digitally manipulated to look like tilt-shift photographs.
Once Upon a Time has cast real actors as characters from their princess movies, but one artist has tried to translate the cartoon characters directly into real life in a series of digital manipulations. Can you guess who is who?