Michel de Broin creates art to challenges your assumptions, often (but not always) on a large scale.
When xkcd declared “FUCK GRAPEFRUIT,” the Ermanian Network replied, “YOU DECIDE WHETHER TO FUCK GRAPEFRUIT OR TO PRAISE IT.”
“Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?“
The New York Times is host to one of the most stunning interactive visualizations I’ve seen in years. Unsurprisingly, this visualization has caused a bit of a stir.
Hip Hop’s lack of reliance on instrumentation makes it prime material for repurposing, sometimes with hilarious results.
This gorgeous conversation piece seems at once brilliant and obvious, one of those bits of design that makes you say, “Damn, I should have thought of that!”
The cream of the animation crop over the years. Perhaps the strangest and most technically impressive is the surreal Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase, achieved pre-digitally using a unique “clay paint” technique.
Who is the man rocking the house on crystal glassware? Some have opined that it is Petr Spatina. Or perhaps he’s a reincarnation of Ben Franklin.
Turns out between writing epic tales of adventure, Wells loved to overtake his floor with miniature wars.
WOWIO’s business model is interesting: you can download entire books for free, but the first and last few pages are ads. The ads pay the authors directly for the content. In other words, it’s a way for you to get free books and support authors, but in a way that is still for profit.
Shoddily manufactured, haphazardly arranged, and overtly racist, The Secret History of Mankind is a 1935 pulp coffee table book that unintentionally shines a light onto the xenophobias and xenophilias of the early 20th century.