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Assassin’s Creed IV Fans to Appear in French Painting
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Ubisoft today announced an unusual offer for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series. The game publisher has commissioned an oil painting from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, France to commemorate the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and some …

Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now) Society6 Not Being Integrated With Other Demand Media Properties (At Least For Now)

Demand Media announced this week that it has acquired artist marketplace Society6 for $94 million. Users worried about changes under new corporate management don’t have much to be concerned about from the sound of it. At least not in the …

Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, best known as the leader of the Catalan Modernism movement. He was born in Reus, in Spain’s Catalonia region in 1852. Today’s Doodle is pretty abstract, as some people who visit the …

Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million Demand Media Acquires Artist Marketplace Society6 For $94 Million

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired Society6, an ecommerce marketplace for artists. “All an artist needs to do is upload their artwork or design and consumers can customize a wide range or products, from iPhones to T-shirts to …

Carpet: $33.7 Million Auction Bid From Anonymous Caller
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A rare Persian carpet sold at Sotheby’s auction house on Wednesday was nabbed by an anonymous caller who dropped $33.7 million to own it. The carpet is from the 17th century and came from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in …

Pinterest Will Soon Allow Nudity, As Long As It’s Artistic Pinterest Will Soon Allow Nudity, As Long As It’s Artistic
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Pinterest, like many other social sites, has had to deal with an unavoidable amount of nudity, porn, and the battle between the two. Is a bare breast considered pornographic? I don’t know, ask Facebook. How much porn is too much …

Wood Carvings So Detailed, They Make Fabric Look Real
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Shop class, that course in high school that was a breeze to get through that you probably didn’t take all that seriously. However, if you were told you would have a chance to end up as talented as Tom Eckert, …

Artist Paints Angelina Jolie Nude Mastectomy Portait
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Swedish artist Johan Andersson found inspiration in Angelina Jolie’s recent admission that she’d had a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she carries a gene that makes breast cancer highly likely. Andersson created what is now a highly-controversial portrait of …

Secret Photos Of Residents Subject Of Art Exhibition
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An L.A. artist is on the receiving end of some backlash this week after his exhibition opened in New York, because the subjects are none too pleased about the way they turned out. Mostly because they weren’t aware they were …

Bea Arthur: Nude Painting Banned From Facebook
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Bea Arthur rose to fame as a strong, take-no-crap woman on sitcoms like “Maude” and “The Golden Girls”, and though her deep voice and severe, no-nonsense haircut were usually regarded as masculine traits, some men found her attitude sexy. One …

Saul Bass Google Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World Saul Bass Google Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

As previously reported, Google has been running a Google doodle honoring Saul Bass in parts of the world where it is May 8th. The doodle has now worked its way over to our neck of the woods in the U.S. …

Do Want: Bioshock, Portal, and Skyrim as Little Golden Books

If there are two things that my future children will be acquainted with at an early age, its Little Golden Books and Bioshock. One artist has put the two together (along with Portal and Skyrim) to create some killer mashups. …

Maria Sibylla Merian Google Doodle Comes To The U.S. Maria Sibylla Merian Google Doodle Comes To The U.S.

As previously reported, Google began showing a doodle in honor of naturalist and illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian in parts of the world where it was already April 2nd. Now that the date has changed in the rest of the world, …

Check Out Nintendo’s Awesome Poltergust 5000 Replica

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon officially kicked off the Year of Luigi this week. To help celebrate the launch, Nintendo partnered with game art community iam8bit to create a replica of Luigi’s Poltergust 5000. Now we just need to strap a …

Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art

Every year, Google holds a contest called Doodle 4 Google that tasks children with creating one of the many doodles that populate Google’s homepage every year. Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind so it’s starting its own art contest, …

3-D Printing Pen Raises Over $1 Mil On Kickstarter 3-D Printing Pen Raises Over $1 Mil On Kickstarter
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I’m not sure what impresses me most about this project: the fact that it began as a $30,000 goal on Kickstarter and went on to raise $1.8 million in just a week, or the fact that the product itself is …

Mary Leakey Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

Yesterday, as the day had already changed in some parts of the world, Google began showing a doodle honoring the 100th birthday of archaeologist Mary Leakey. Now that it is February 6th in the rest of the world, other countries …

Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its home page in the Czech Republic, honoring Czech writer Josef Kajetán Tyl’s 205th birthday. Tyl wrote the country’s national anthem, Kde domov můj. In addition to writing the song, Tyl wrote several novels …

Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day
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Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word …

Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Baseball’s Color Line-Breaker Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Baseball’s Color Line-Breaker

Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player, ending his career with a .311 battling average, 1,518 hits and 137 home runs. For that alone he would have been remembered. But as we all know, Jackie Robinson had a much more …

Minimalistic LEGO Posters Reference Film, Music, and More

The modern LEGO brick, as in the type of brick that will attach to any brick you buy in stores nowadays, was first patented 55 years ago this week. In celebration of this 55-year anniversary, design agency Brad has created …