Artist makes portraits from DNA found in chewing gum and cigarettes

Have you ever seen a wad of chewing gum on the sidewalk and wondered about the person who spat it out? Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has done more than wonder. She collects errant hairs, cigarette butts, fingernails, and discarded chewing gum from public places and using the DNA she finds, creates 3D portraits of how… »5/04/13 12:00pm5/04/13 12:00pm

Photo portraits of retired ventriloquist dummies are filled with surprising sorrow

Ventriloquist dummies are made to be anthropomorphized, and their not-quite-human appearance is precisely what makes them so unnerving. So when I first heard of celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston's book of dummy portraits, I expected a creepy celebration of the uncanny valley. But so many of these photos,… »2/23/13 2:30pm2/23/13 2:30pm

Take a closer look at the video game caricatures hanging on Wreck-It Ralph's bar walls

When Ralph heads into the bar-themed game Tapper's in Wreck-It Ralph, the animators wanted to replicate the look of the famous New York restaurant Sardi's, which has celebrity caricatures on the wall. But of course, the celebrities of Wreck-It Ralph are video game characters, giving the animators an excuse the cook up… »2/16/13 7:00pm2/16/13 7:00pm

The ladies of Battlestar Galactica, painted in the styles of Klimt, Lichtenstein, and more

The fabulous Megan Lara came to our attention last year with her Art Nouveau illustrations of science fiction heroines. Now she's back with a line of licensed Battlestar Galactica posters, interpreting the series' complex women through the lens of various painters. »7/08/12 1:30pm7/08/12 1:30pm

Laura Roslin in the style of William-Adophe…