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The World Can Always Use More Art Based on the Films of Hayao Miyazaki The World Can Always Use More Art Based on the Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Every frame of every film Hayao Miyazaki has ever made is a work of art. So it’s no surprise that so many people love to pay tribute to his films.

Watch This Artist Create a Photo Realistic Portrait of the Iron Spider Using Just Colored Pencils

Wajid Ali, a self-taught artist based in the United Kingdom, creates masterpieces using a medium you probably gave up sometime around the fifth grade: colored pencils. But whereas you struggled to stay in the lines, Ali creates portraits of pop culture icons you’d swear were actually photographs once he puts down his…

The Detail and Variety in This Futuristic Concept Art Is Mind-Blowing The Detail and Variety in This Futuristic Concept Art Is Mind-Blowing

Sometimes you click some art on the internet and just want to get lost in it. That’s certainly the case with the work of Ben Nicholas.

Watch This Robotic Camera Rig Create 3D Animations With Light

Instead of repeatedly standing in front of a camera and waving an LED bulb to create long-exposure light paintings, Josh Sheldon automated the process with an impressive photography rig that takes orders directly from 3D animation software. The resulting animations, made with precise camera moves and robot-controlled…

Hellboy, Waffle Makers, Overwatch Nerf Blasters, and More of the Most Collectible Toys of the Week Hellboy, Waffle Makers, Overwatch Nerf Blasters, and More of the Most Collectible Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things fun, collectible, and frivolous. San Diego Comic-Con is but a distant memory at this point, but thankfully there’s still plenty of toy news to be had. Lego’s still pumping out new sets, Jell-O’s trying its hand at making edible toys, and we’ve got some fun…

Scientists Think These Rare Clouds Inspired ‘The Scream’ Scientists Think These Rare Clouds Inspired ‘The Scream’

When Edvard Munch painted the first version of his magnum opus “The Scream,” he penned an accompanying diary entry where he describes walking along the road with two friends before the sky filled with “blood-red clouds and tongues of fire.” Many think the painting is a representation of the artist’s inner…

Swiss Town Replaces Church Bells With Ringtones, Ushers in Hell on Earth Swiss Town Replaces Church Bells With Ringtones, Ushers in Hell on Earth

While the local catholic church and its bell tower undergo renovations in Lucerne, a small town in Switzerland, the city reached out to students at the nearby university to help find a replacement for the hourly chimes that are now silenced. Their solution? Blast out the sounds of a smartphone’s ringtones instead, the …

Luke's Magical Last Jedi Trick Gets an Equally Magical Poster Luke's Magical Last Jedi Trick Gets an Equally Magical Poster

How does one take both the reality and fantasy of Luke Skywalker’s final moments and display them in a single image? How about glow in the dark? That’s what artist Mark Englert has done in his brand new poster for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi called “I Will Not Be The Last Jedi,” which io9 can exclusively…

How Many Robots Can You Spot in This Awesome Poster? How Many Robots Can You Spot in This Awesome Poster?

Remember that episode of Futurama, “Crimes of the Hot,” where all the robots in New New York are sent to an island to party until they die? That’s basically this poster, except these robots will never die. At least not in our hearts.

New Virtual Reality Art Exhibit Brings Sea Level Rise to Times Square  New Virtual Reality Art Exhibit Brings Sea Level Rise to Times Square 

Real New Yorkers don’t go to Times Square. We avoid its chaotic, tourist-filled streets at all costs. However, some of us might make an exception now that it contains a new art exhibit—featuring virtual reality elements and a 60-foot physical installation—dedicated to climate change.

Hand Stitching Every Pixel in the Original Mac OS Control Panel Took This Master Crafter Six Months Hand Stitching Every Pixel in the Original Mac OS Control Panel Took This Master Crafter Six Months

Instead of a quaint “Home Sweet Home” cross-stitch pattern hanging in her living room, iOS and game developer Glenda Adams has a pixel-perfect recreation of the original Mac OS control panel, which she painstakingly hand-stitched over six months.

Frozone's Wife and Kids Come to Life in This Incredibles Fan Art Frozone's Wife and Kids Come to Life in This Incredibles Fan Art

So far Brad Bird and Pixar have made two Incredibles movies, and both have been great. But a character that never quite gets his due is Frozone, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson. Thankfully, some fantastic new fan art puts the spotlight on him and his family.

USPS Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million After Putting Artist's Weird 'Sexier' Lady Liberty on Stamps USPS Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million After Putting Artist's Weird 'Sexier' Lady Liberty on Stamps

The US Postal Service will have to pay a sculptor who recreated the Statue of Liberty for a New York-themed Las Vegas hotel over $3.5 million after it used his version instead of its much more famous predecessor on Lady Liberty-themed stamps.

The Original Jaws Poster Is Getting the Limited Edition Version It Rightfully Deserves The Original Jaws Poster Is Getting the Limited Edition Version It Rightfully Deserves

There are some great, great posters out there for Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. But really, nothing can touch the original. Roger Kastel’s iconic, terrifying image of a giant shark about to eat a swimmer has captivated the world since 1975, and continues to be the most recognizable (and sought after) image of the film.

Street Artist's Wu-Tang-Inspired Climate Mural Brings Da Ruckus Street Artist's Wu-Tang-Inspired Climate Mural Brings Da Ruckus

Wu-Tang’s probably one of the illest rap groups to bless this planet. When they rhyme, they spit fire. Apparently, they can also conjure up a storm… or even a hurricane.

Artist Envisions The Incredibles' Future, and It's Powerfully Bleak Artist Envisions The Incredibles' Future, and It's Powerfully Bleak

Disney’s The Incredibles series might be about a happy-go-lucky superhero family balancing superhero work, school crushes, and diaper changes, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to stay that way. Comics artist Warrick Wong has created an art series dedicated to his vision of the Parr family’s future, and it’s pretty…

Time to Celebrate One of the Best-Loved Modern Pop Culture Artists Time to Celebrate One of the Best-Loved Modern Pop Culture Artists

You may not know the name Matt Ferguson, but odds are you know his art. Ferguson has made popular art for Marvel, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, every gallery, every big poster company, and so much more. You may have been handed one of his posters if you went to the opening night of a popular movie in recent months…

The Latest Priceless Art Restoration Disaster Is One for the History Books The Latest Priceless Art Restoration Disaster Is One for the History Books

You alright, Spain? In what is most certainly a contender for worst art restoration project, a 500-year-old wooden effigy of San Jorge de Estella in the Spanish city of Estella-Lizarra has been, uh, restored by a “handicrafts teacher,” according to the Guardian. The end result isn’t a pretty sight, and has left some…

You Need These Award-Winning Nature Photos Right Now You Need These Award-Winning Nature Photos Right Now

Amid the toxic wasteland that is daily life, it’s important to step back and remember our world is still a place of wonder. And so I implore you to take a moment and do that with the winners of the Nature Conservancy’s annual photo contest.

Heroes and Villains Go Head to Head in This Action-Packed Pop Culture Art Show Heroes and Villains Go Head to Head in This Action-Packed Pop Culture Art Show

So much great art centers on conflict. Love and pain. Heroes and villains. Good and evil. Black and white. And, in one special case, Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo.

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