Age of Empires Main Menu Done in Paint

Age of Empires II, the game we loved so much, and its glorious menu to start your glorious campaign. What makes it even better is that artist Jean Bohlen made this in MS Paint, which should be like one of the most difficult things to use for actual art. It took the artist roughly 24 hours to complete this piece. This was submitted to Reddit, where it got some well deserved attention. The discussion on Reddit included this comment by user KarlPilkingtonsBrain, which is just too good to pass up:

“AoEII Valentines Poem:
Roses are red Wololo Roses are blue”

Project F Concept Car Has a Look, And It Loves to Show It

Project F Concept is a study based on the Ferrari 458 Italia. Created by Ugur Sahin Design (previously), the concept focuses on organic lines inspired by nature. The concept is heavily dependent on the appearance, living on top of the already well curved Ferrari.

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Mario Warfare – Part 7

Mario Warfare gets a bit more serious this time with Peach fighting Wario, and Mario taking on Waluigi. Well, it did have a bit of fun with Snake showing up at the start and summing up Metal Gear Solid for Luigi.

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Good Old 16th Century, And Its Love For Rocket Powered Warrior Cats

The 16th century was seeing warfare get revolutionized. Gunpowder had shown up on the scene and changed warfare from the way humans had been accustomed to fighting forever. With every drastic change, come new strategies, and a good number of them are likely to be wacky; like these illustrations from a 1530 war manual that advocates using animals to deliver weapon payloads.

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Concept Makes the iPhone 6 Holographic

Projections are so the next thing! For the past few years, they have become a symbol of the future, and sure, things do seem headed the right way. A brand new concept from Italian designers Set Solution imagine the upcoming iPhone 6 with the capability of holographic projection. According to the concept, this would allow the phone to show extended displays along its length, effectively giving it two additional screens. It could also be used for gaming, and well, for several other applications novel developers could put it use to.

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Vintage Style Blueprints For Famous Inventions

REVOLVING FIRE ARM – 1881

Artist collective Oliver Gal have gotten their hands on patent blueprints of famous inventions, and to general pleasure converted them into these very fine prints. The prints are fairly well executed towards the originals, and include life changing applications like the first Wright Brother’s flying machine, and well, arguably equally important though in a different category altogether, the beer bottle.

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This Parrot – He’s a Woman!

By all accounts, the photograph here is a bright Macaw Parrot sitting majestically in his habitat. A closer inspection should reveal that this happens to be a woman body-painted masterfully by artist Johannes Stötter. The skill of the artist is amazing, but so is the patience and perseverance of the model. It would be incredibly difficult to hold the position while the artist painted over her, and then pose for photographs.

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Drug Addict ’90s Cartoons Are Terrifying

Cartoons we so adored in the ’90s are now past their prime. Sure, we may miss them and remember them with nostalgia, but the characters are mostly out of work. With that kind of fall comes the trouble of addiction, and it seems several of the favorites didn’t quite well manage their climb down from fame. Artist Paul Ribera‘s illustrations present a view of those cartoon characters as strung-out drug addicts. It’s really weird… but mostly terrifying.

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Iconic Movie Cars Reimagined as Transformers

Artist Darren Rawlings has created a series where popular cars are reimagined as Transformers, another favorite in the automobile/giant robot genre. The illustrations are part of a series named If They Could Transform and present beloved, non-Transformer cars in their Transformer avatars. And we got to say, most of these transformations keep their badass characteristics running. Ecto-1 as a ghost busting Transformer? Hell yeah!

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ISKCON Plans a 70 Story Skyscraper Temple For Krishna

ISKCON Skyscraper Temple of Krishna Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is building the world’s tallest temple in Vrindavan, India. Named the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the skyscraper temple will be one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Upon completion, the temple will stand 210 meters (700 feet) tall and include a built-up area of 540,000 square feet.

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