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Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art (Book Trailer)

From Pop artist Brandon Bird, this activity book is bursting with pages of coloring, stickering, and connect-the-dots fun!

Featuring activities and portraits inspired by (and parodying) popular artists and televisions shows—including Law & Order, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Walken, Mr. T, Ghostbusters, and more—Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art offers endless entertainment for adult children of all ages.

Brandon Bird is an artist most known for his tendency to paint figures from history and pop culture in absurd situations. He lives in Los Angeles.

(vía Amazon)

Book Domino Chain World Record

The Seattle Public Library launched the 2013 Summer Reading Program by setting a new world record for the longest book domino chain!

The books used to make this domino chain were either donated or are out of date and no longer in the library’s collection. They are now being sold by the Friends of Seattle Public Library to help raise money for library programs and services.

No books were harmed during the filming of this video.

Filmed by Playfish Media: playfishmedia.com

Check Out First Look of ‘The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia’ [Entertainment Weekly EXCLUSIVE]

Great news for those of you who love Adventure Time and are looking to spend more time in the Land of Ooo.

The brand-new Adventure Time Encyclopaedia will tell viewers everything they need to know about the post-apocolyptic magical land and its inhabitants. Narrated by the Lord of Evil and written by Martin Olson (who voices the Lord of Evil on the Cartoon Network show), this companion book will take readers inside The Fire Kingdom, The Candy Kingdom and so much more behind-the-scenes intel from the show.

(vía Entertainment Weekly)

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars [HD 3D]

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ‘Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations—William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

quirkbooks.com/ShakespeareStarWars

The Single Comic Book Page That Sold For $660
It was just one page from a comic book, torn out. It was ungradeable, CGC gave it a NG classification.
But it still sold for $660 on eBay. 
It just happened to be the first appearance of The Joker from Batman #1, 1940.
(vía Bleeding Cool)

The Single Comic Book Page That Sold For $660

It was just one page from a comic book, torn out. It was ungradeable, CGC gave it a NG classification.

But it still sold for $660 on eBay.

It just happened to be the first appearance of The Joker from Batman #1, 1940.

(vía Bleeding Cool)

Star Wars X-Wing Book Sculpture

Commissioned project. My client was wonderful and sent me a book to use. It was a collection of three Star Wars books in one. The ship ended up being a bit larger than I originally planned, so it was nice to have that thicker book to offset the ship and provide a little it more stability. And, if he ever gets tired of having the book laying on a shelf, the ship looked really cool by itself. He could always snip the wires and hang it over his bookshelf. The ship is attached in five places to the book with wire. The wings are wired through the body of the book, which has a cardboard core to hold its shape. The torpedoes are also wired.This piece is taken, but commissions are open. For info or visit my shop: etsy.com/shop/wetcanvasart

(by *wetcanvas)

Star Wars X-Wing Book Sculpture

Commissioned project. My client was wonderful and sent me a book to use. It was a collection of three Star Wars books in one. The ship ended up being a bit larger than I originally planned, so it was nice to have that thicker book to offset the ship and provide a little it more stability. And, if he ever gets tired of having the book laying on a shelf, the ship looked really cool by itself. He could always snip the wires and hang it over his bookshelf.

The ship is attached in five places to the book with wire. The wings are wired through the body of the book, which has a cardboard core to hold its shape. The torpedoes are also wired.

This piece is taken, but commissions are open. For info or visit my shop: etsy.com/shop/wetcanvasart

(by *wetcanvas)

Can Dungeons & Dragons Make You A Confident & Successful Person? [Idea Channel | PBS]

There are some deeply ingrained stereotypes about Dungeons & Dragons, and those stereotypes usually begin and end with people shouting “NERD!!!” But the reality of the D&D universe is a whole lot more complex.

Rather than being an escape from reality, D&D is actually a way to enhance some important real life skillz! It’s a chance to learn problem solving, visualization, interaction, organization, people management… the list could go on and on. Plus, there are some very famous non-nerds who have declared an affinity for D&D, so best stop criticizing and join in if you want to be a successful at the game of life.

Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)

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