Pop Culture Characters Organized by Color

Linda Bouderbala - Green

French illustrator Linda Bouderbala did a fun exercise where she gathered some of her favorite characters from geek and pop culture and organized them by color.


Linda Bouderbala - Orange Linda Bouderbala - White Linda Bouderbala - Red Linda Bouderbala - Blue Linda Bouderbala - Yellow Linda Bouderbala - Pink Linda Bouderbala - Black Linda Bouderbala - Violet


Her Instagram has plenty of other fun mashups, too:

Linda Bouderbala - Homer, Scooby, and Shaggy

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teamLab’s Borderless exhibition is a must see in Tokyo Japan

Borderless Exhibition

In Tokyo teamLab’s Borderless interactive exhibition at the Mori Building digital Art Museum is a must see. The 10,000 square meter space has about a dozen very large experiential spaces. The different spaces combine light, sound, and 3D design to create pocket universes. A true magical experience.

teamLab, the creator of the exhibit, was founded in 2001, and it describes itself as “an art collective, an interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world.” They succeeded with Borderless!

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Elemental, where beautiful ocean photos become stunning cinemagraphs

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Hypnotic film of iridescent crystals growing

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Kewl Backgrounds

Kewl Background

Cool Backgrounds generates beautiful, abstract, geometric images perfect for use as backgrounds on your computer or mobile gadgetry. There are four different styles, many color scheme options, and a feed of nice free photos.

While finishing up a gradient generator project CSS Gradient (which launched earlier this year), I unexpectedly noticed the popularity of wallpaper and background images. Digging a bit deeper, I found this huge community of online sites that were curating wallpaper images from the eclectic Deviant Art crowd to the more modern creative commons image sites. While free static images are great, what was missing was a tool that enables non-technical folks to use all the emerging javascript libraries to create unique images of their own. So Cool Backgrounds was born 💥.

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This art piece generates a wall of big bubbles

This is really fun. With Japanese artist Rintaro Hara‘s latest piece, visitors can make giant bubbles simply by pulling on a rope. By doing so, her Projection Wall raises a grid of ropes that have been dunked in a soapy solution. Then, as it’s rising, eight fans blow through to create a rainbow-y wall of extra-large bubbles. And, who doesn’t love a wall of bubbles?

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Programmer/artist creates algorithmic portraits composed of a single line

line art

LinesLab is “an experimental design studio established by Sergej Stoppel that explores algorithmic art and robotics.” Among his cool works are these single-line portraits.

line art

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Latte artist takes it to the next colorful level

latte artist


Most latte art is a monochromatic palette of rich browns and creams. Korean art professor Kangbin Lee has taken his Creamart works into the rest of the spectrum.

latte artist

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Rise and Fall of some Famous Asset Bubbles

Bitcoin comparison bubblesThis view comes courtesy Howard Wang, co-founder of Convoy Investments, who charted bitcoin’s massive gain against other famous periods of speculation, notably the Dutch tulip mania in the 1600s, which had previously reigned as history’s biggest.

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The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. Now, the 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate digital masterpieces of the Japanese landscape, all on the free graphing software.

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