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Sketchbook Illustrations by Mattias Adolfsson

July 9th, 2014 | Robot, Space

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Mattias Adolfsson is a Swedish artist who created these incredibly detailed pen & ink sketches of surrealist architecture, machines, animals, and spacecraft.  The illustrations are so intricate that I often find myself staring at them for long periods of time and discovering new details each time I look. I have a feeling each piece probably takes several days of back-breaking concentration to complete.

Most of the drawings are stand-alone pieces of art, but he has completed work for The New York Times, Work style Magazine, Amtrak, and Wired.

Mattias has a LARGE collection of work, just type his name into google, and you’ll see the whole gamut (or just check his website).

Also, you can find a cool book of some of his illustrations which are printed onto Moleskin HERE.


Paper Stuff by Bartek Elsner

July 3rd, 2014 | Brain, Robot

Paper Heart

Paper Heart 2

The Paper InternetPaper Fireplace 1Paper Fireplace 2Paper Gun ChainsawPaper Chainsaw

Paper Bomb


Paper Boombox

Bartek Elsner is an art director from Berlin, Germany. He’s made some really pretty impressive sculptures using only cardboard paper and glue.

It’s always inspiring to see someone create interesting works of art with minimal materials. You don’t need marble to create your masterpiece!

You can find more of his work on Behance and his website.


Science Fiction Illustrations by Philippe Druillet

June 27th, 2014 | Robot, Space

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Philippe Druillet is a cartoonist and illustrator from Toulouse, France. He entered the art world as a regular contributor to the French comic, Pilote, in the late 1960′s and 1970′s, and eventually earned the nickname of “Space Architect” by creating massive backdrops featuring buildings inspired by ancient Indian temples and Gothic cathedrals.

Philippe’s work features gritty, dystopian themes filled with cyborgs, alien creatures, and elaborate depictions of war. Throughout the 1970′s, you could find his illustrations in comic books as well as on many album and book covers. Gathered here is just a small sample of the work that he created during his illustrious career.


philippe druillet - SERBIAN FAIRY TALES

philippe druillet - metal hurlant




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If his drawings piqued your curiosity, you can find more from Philippe at his website (although it may be currently down for maintenance).


Upcycled Robot Sculptures by +Brauer

June 24th, 2014 | Robot

Brauer Upcycled Robots - Voltman and Commodor

Brauer Upcycled Robots - Olaf and Eliott

Brauer Upcycled Robots - Lucien and Horton

Bruno Lefevre-Brauer, known as +Brauer, is a graphic designer living in Paris. Over the past 20 years he has designed numerous album covers for French and international artists and pursued his personal artistic expression through painting, photography and sculpture.

The robots seen here are part of a side project in which he creates vintage-style robots from discarded industrial parts. The robot sculptures really come to life at night when the lights come on.

From the artist:

“The beauty of the materials and the venerable patinas express their beauty in the light of day, while at night, it is the turn of the strange, evocative light fittings to reveal their magic. Right from conception, the element of light is an integral part of the artwork: each robot is designed to interact with it’s environment in a different way whether it is turned on or off.”

It’s nice to see these abandoned pieces of machinery repurposed for a creative use. As a future step, I’d love to see these robots animated… maybe in a stop-motion context. It could make for an entertaining short movie.


Kissing Hatsune Miku in Virtual Reality

May 13th, 2014 | Robot

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Kissing Hatsune Miku in Virtual Reality Oculus Rift

It seems we’re getting one step closer to that strange futuristic world portrayed in science fiction. Folks, it’s about to get weird!

The people over at Alcyone in Japan recently developed this virtual tool using a modified Oculus Rift headset and two Wii Remotes to interface with the synthetic lips. It’s really a sight to behold. I wonder if Facebook had this in mind when they purchased Oculus Rift for $2 Billion.

It seems that the sex industry is always quick to adopt the newest technology. Exciting (albeit strange) times ahead!


Pyro Board: Modified Rubens’ Tube made from 2500 Bunsen Burners

April 25th, 2014 | Robot


Behold the Pyro Board: an array of 2500 flames created by Sune Nielsen, a Masters student in physics at Aarhus University in Denmark.

How it Works: As you can observe in the video, the board is an extension of the device known as a Rubens’ Tube.

Rubens Tube

Pressure variations caused by sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas in each of the holes in the Pyro Board. This leads to variations in the height and color of the flames. The magic of the video happens around the 3:30 mark. Fire and music seem to be a very natural fit.


[via Veritasium]

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