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This short film shows how the paper marblers at Cockerell and Son used to make their hypnotic, beautifully crafted patterns.

Hitching a Ride on the Phantom Train

Thursday February 23, 2017

Take a ride on Australia’s abandoned railway lines with this hypnotising short film. 

Some bright spark has illustrated all 96 pages of the iTunes Terms and Conditions document in the style of classic cartoon strips. Learning has never been this much fun.

The “dystopian document thriller” puts you in the shoes of a border agent charged with deciding who enters the fictional country of Arstotzka.

The writing wasn’t always Pulitzer-worthy, but the artwork adorning old sci-fi books deserves a place in the annals of art history.

They look like something Ansel Adams might have taken, but these landscape photos are actually taken from hacked surveillance cameras.

The Art of (Fake) Facial Hair

Thursday February 02, 2017

Can’t grow a beard? No worries; this decorative wooden one from Russian craftsman Alexander Kanygin is all the manly you need.

Paper Engines

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Wipe the oil off your hands: these working origami engines are things of tiny, impractical beauty.

David Bowie's Stamp of Approval

Friday January 27, 2017

The Royal Mail pays tribute to the Thin White Duke with a range of oddly shaped postage stamps.

Imagining Iconic Movies as Houses

Monday January 23, 2017

Federico Babina takes your favourite films and turns them into buildings. Because why the hell not.

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