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A 36.7″ x 12.1″ piece by Spanish artist Mario Soria.

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‘The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms’ is an art installation by renown artist Michael Jones McKean, which will be launched at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska.

For 20 minutes, twice a day, a huge rainbow will be artificially created over the roof of the Bemis Center. A decade in the making, this wonderful art installation is a labor of love for McKean, a professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, who has collaborated with numerous experts and scientists for the project.

The installation will use nothing but sunlight, renewable energy and 100% captured rainwater.  The harvested rain water will be stored in six 10,500 gallon tanks around the building, and will be pumped through nine nozzles mounted on the 20,000 square foot roof of the center. At timed intervals, a dense waterfall will be projected over the building, allowing the rays of the sun to create one of the most beautiful optical phenomena found in nature. The atmospheric conditions and the changing angle of the sun will make each rainbow to have a singular and unique quality to it.

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Gizmo Vangogh,” a 18″ x 24″ acrylic painting on canvas by Dave MacDowell.

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A stunning piece by Argentinian artist Julian Totino Tedesco, based on Sandro Botticelli’s iconic “The Birth of Venus” painting. Tedesco created the painting as a variant cover for Fantastic Four #17, as part of the "Avengers Art Appreciation month."

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Artist LifeVersa will be releasing a new screen print titled “The Avengeful” on May 3rd. The 18” x 24” print will be limited to a run of 100, and will be printed on French Speckletone paper. Each print will come hand signed and numbered by the artist.

A portion of the proceeds from the print will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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Artist Phil Hansen’s latest video brings together the ephemeral quality of the whiteboard T-shirt with the culturally ingrained images of action stars.

"Ever since the Twitter age started, I’ve always wanted a shirt that I can update and interact with my environment depending on what I’m doing or where I’m at. It’s the age we are in, I might as well wear it!"

The video is part of PITW, Hansen’s initiative to inspire creativity in people by showing them how to make cool stuff using a variety of processes and materials.

Link to the video on Youtube.

Books Change With You

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A set of promotional outdoor posters for the Mint Vinetu bookstore, which specializes in used books. The posters were created by Lithuanian advertising agency, New!, in collaboration with Berlin-based illustrator Josephin Ritschel.

Using the imagery from Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” and Melville’s “Moby Dick” we tell the difference between reading a book when you’re 15 and 35. And reminding the potential readers, that “Books change with you”. After some years things, scenes, characters in the book suddenly gather quite different meaning.

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Disney’s ill-fated John Carter may have been a massive box office flop, but, arguably, the film’s set and character design were among the best that we have seen in recent times.

Michael Kutsche, an award-winning German artist based in Los Angeles, was one of the character designers who created the wondrous creatures inhabiting the planet of Barsoom in the movie. Check out some of his conceptual sketches and illustrations for the movie, which he has posted on his Behance portfolio.

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Over the years, we have seen many artists reimagine Star Wars’ Stormtroopers as mercenary samurai in feudal Japan. Concept artist Clinton Felker’s fresh reinterpretation gives the (much laughed at) soldiers the gravitas that they sorely lack in the movie series.

T-shirts with this print are available at Nowhere Bad (for a short period of time).

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Poor Mario! Never an easy day at work…

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A digital painting by DA user *Aaroneepap (aka Aaron Campbell), a student of the Vancouver-based Capilano University’s Illustration & Design Program.

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