These are getting painful to watch
I want to know the product they were actually selling because fails like this happens virtually never.
Indiana artist Gabriel Dishaw (previously featured here) has created another awesome upcycled Darth Vader sculpture for his ongoing Star Wars series. This time Darth Vader’s unmistakable helmet has been mounted onto a tank to create Tank Vader:
"My passion for Star Wars and one of the baddest villains of all time has carried over to my upcycled art. This piece was created using recycled materials from a toy tank, vintage model pieces, computers, adding machines, typewriters, wire and airplane parts."
He might be shorter and smaller than the real thing, but something tells us you still don’t want to upset this armored vehicle version of the dreaded Sith Lord.
Instructables play editor and community manager Mike Warren created a tutorial for transforming plastic toy animals into awesome corn cob holders. Mike even cleverly designed his holders to firmly reconnect, so they can also be displayed as cute toys when they aren’t in use.
Tiananmen Square, or The June Fourth Incident (in Chinese)
Le champ large est une perspective intéressante sur image classique
For an art installation entitled Ballroom Luminoso, artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock created and hung six awesome chandeliers from a concrete underpass in San Antonio, Texas. The chandeliers were custom-made using structural steel, recycled bicycle parts, and custom LEDs that project a field of silhouettes of sprockets, gears, and other shapes onto the blank slate of an otherwise unremarkable industrial surface.
From the artist’s statement about the project:
“Ballroom Luminoso references the area’s past, present, and future in the design of its intricately detailed medallions. The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement. The medallions are a play on the iconography of La Loteria, which has become a touchstone of Hispanic culture. Utilizing traditional tropes like La Escalera (the Ladder), La Rosa (the Rose), and La Sandía (the Watermelon), the piece alludes to the neighborhood’s farming roots and horticultural achievements. Each character playfully rides a bike acting as a metaphor for the neighborhood’s environmental progress, its concurrent eco-restoration projects, and its developing cycling culture.”