Cartoon Characters Re-imagined as Music Stars

Germany based graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang imagines a “collaboration”, a mashup if you will, of famous pop culture icons represented by music stars, with cartoon characters. As the artist says, the attempt was to match the stars and characters in a way that both would have some similar qualities and be as close to their counterparts as a subject like this would allow.

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It’s a Musical Life Wearing the Drum Pants

Wearable Drum Pants kit by Tyler Freeman will allow you to be a one man band, and perhaps create a musical interlude for naughty times. You put the programmable sensors under your pants or other clothing, and a touch to them can create the corresponding sound. They are compatible with Bluetooth and iOS/Android/Mac/Windows, so you could create melodies right on your smartphone or computer while banging your pants for music. To be shipped in May, Drum Pants are currently available for pre-order starting at $100.

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Old Dot Matrix Printer Skillfully Plays Famous Songs

The conventional old dot matrix printer was hardly good at anything, printing included. It was, however pretty dedicated to making loud sounds. It is this quality of the printer that has been harvested, of course with a bit of modifications, to actually create music rather than random sounds. So here we have it, a dot matrix printer playing several fairly complex songs and themes.

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3D Printed Guitars

Electric guitars get a taste of 3D printing with ODD Guitars by Olaf Diegel. The guitar bodies are made out of nylon and they dyed through a two step process for the finished look. As they mention, in terms of construction this is much like any other electric guitar.

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Famous Album Covers Recreated in Lego

Album art has often been remarkably good, and good music seems to go very well with good album art. The blog Lego Albums has a collection of album covers made in Lego. It’s a bit of a damper that these aren’t actually made out of Lego, but digitally created to mimic the effect. Which, we guess is good enough, as creative ideas go.

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