Art

Awesome, Retro Video-Game GIFs of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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As detailed and vibrant as the set-pieces of Mad Max: Fury Road were on-screen, they look surprisingly good rendered as GIFs that look more like screenshots from a 1990s PC game than a 2015 blockbuster film. Illustrator Evgeniy Yudin and animator Misha Petrick have rendered seven of Mad Max‘s distinctive vehicles in motion, complete with pixelated versions of Immortan Joe, Nux, and Max himself. Click through for the duo’s full repertoire thus far; according to their Behance page, there’s at least three more on the way.
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Creepy, Intricate Dioramas of Libraries and Laboratories

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Marc Giai-Miniet‘s series of dioramas have the feel of a Tim Burton set; as sinister as they are whimsical, the artist’s “boxes” pile books, debris, and machinery on top of each other to create tiny replicas of imaginary buildings. The results look like a collision between the Hogwarts library and a mad scientist’s lab, crammed with details a viewer could spend hours scoping out. Click through for a closer look at Giai-Miniet’s work, which we discovered via Design You Trust.
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“Anything Is a Butt Plug If You’re Brave Enough”: A Conversation About Art, Politics, and Identity With Donald Trump Butt Plug Artist Fernando Sosa

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Donald Trump’s assessment of Mexicans in the United States as being a bunch of “people that have lots of problems” and “rapists” provoked various responses: Republicans were silent, afraid to alienate their base by condemning racism; the Twitter account that allegedly belongs to El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who recently escaped prison for the second time, warned Trump to shut up; Cuban-American rapper Pitbull vowed to boycott Trump’s hotels; Mexican artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez made the festive and cathartic papier-mâché Trump Piñata.
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Underground and Alternative Magazines from the ’70s and ’80s That Capture NYC’s Downtown Art World

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If you wanted to find out the real deal behind the fashion, culture, nightlife, music, art, and film happening in New York City during the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, there was only one place to turn. Alternative and indie publications of the time like Paper Mag, New York Rocker, and Art-Rite captured the diverse intersection of art and life — and the covers of these magazines were just as exciting as the contents within.
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