19 posts tagged Dinosaurs
19 posts tagged Dinosaurs
Using the long exposure setting on his camera and an LED light, Pasadena, California-based artist Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin (previously featured here), spends his nights creating awesome light paintings depicting a host of wonderful creatures which look like ghosts made of light. Each piece takes between two and five minutes to create.
Artist Larry Moss (previously featured here) and the rest of the Airigami team recently completed this awesome 20-foot-long balloon sculpture of an Acrocanthosaurus, a predatory dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period. It took the team four days to create the giant inflated beast. He was installed in the Virgina Museum of Natural History beside the cast of an actual Acrocanthosaurus skeleton, where he’ll remain for as long as his component balloons can hold their air.
Here’s a fun and delicious way to make the best of a (depending on where you are) rainy or snowy winter afternoon: making awesome dinosaur cookies using cookie cutters that create, not whole dinosaurs themselves, but the separate head, body, legs, and arms that you bake and then assemble into 3D dino treats. Created by Suck UK, you can make a T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and a Triceratops. They’re toys as much as they are treats.
Once you’ve got them assembled, imagine how much fun you could have decorating these little guys? Just get some icing, food colouring, and candy sprinkles and have at it.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Andrew Becraft of LEGO blog The Brothers Brick has created an fantastic series of scenes of Great American leaders on terrible lizards. That’s right, US Presidents and Founding Fathers in LEGO form, riding and fighting - armed, dangerous and awesome - on the backs of ferocious dinosaurs.
Our favourite, of course, is Abraham Lincoln on a Velociraptor aiming at some unidentified foe. Beneath that you see George Washington wielding a rocket launcher whilst riding a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Teddy Roosevelt and his trusty RPG swooping down astride a Pterodactyl to defend our National Park System, and Ben Franklin waving a flag and hoping his trusty triceratops doesn’t get distracted from their mission by the tasty flowers that surround it.
It’s almost too much awesomeness to contain in a single post.
Believe it or not this incredibly awesome mural, featuring dinosaurs who appear to have reclaimed an abandoned urban environment, was created by just one person. Located in Germany and measuring 46 x 26 feet, this mural is artist MadC’s interpretation of Jurrasic Park. MadC is known for creating massive and incredibly detailed concept walls.
She describes the new wall with this phrase from one of the characters from the films - Dr. Ian Malcolm – “once we are extinct, life will find a way.”
Visit Arrested Motion to view more photos of this fantastic mural as well as a sweet making-of video.
Would you look at that, it’s time for all of us to pile back onto a plane and fly over to China again, this time to the Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition and Conference Centre in Hangzhou, China for the interactive and thoroughly awesome 2012 Magic Art exhibition. Visitors to this 3D art show are wholeheartedly encouraged to sit on, touch, pose with, and, you know, interact with the paintings however they see fit.
“According to the International Business Times, the Chinese outsourced the work to “15 South Korean artists, exclusively for the Hangzhou’s Magic Art Special Exhibition, over a period of four months.”
It looks like an incredibly fun time. So who’s going to book our flight?
Visit Juxtapoz to view more paintings from the 2012 Magic Art exhibition.
Derp derp derp. Can you tear your eyes away from this delightful pair of dinos? Nope, neither can we.
That happy little stegosaurus’ face and its short, floppy limbs really remind us of the work of Scott C. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to figure out where this awesome gif originated and who is responsible for it (if you know, please do let us know too), but it was recently posted by redditor Wolfosaurus, who uses it to help them cope with bad days. What a good idea! We weren’t having a bad day, but this gif still makes us feel even better than we already did.