Tag Archives | Wall-Art

…Infectious ate Popdeck?

Infectious Eats Popdeck

Infectious has always been the place to go for some of the best artist designed iPhone skins, iPod skins, car decals, adhesive wall art and laptop art around, and now they’re the place to go for custom skateboard decks as well thanks to a recent purchase of Popdeck, the former skate deck champion.

Both Infectious and Popdeck are similar to Threadless in that artists can submit designs and then the community votes on the winners, which means each new piece of art is unique and there should be plenty to chose from to match your style.

To get the new and improved Popdeck purchase off the ground, Infectious is also hosting an art contest called the Skate Deck Design Challenge, and if your design is one of the first five to be picked to become a skate deck, you’ll win fabulous prizes that range from $1000 in cold hard cash to a limited edition, never to be sold “Infectious Eats Popdeck” skate deck.

Check them out:

[Infectious]

…Memorial Day weekend is great for projects?

If you have a day off this Memorial Day weekend, or if you are just looking for something to do, why not take on a project? To inspire you, I’ve put together five ideas that are (relatively) simple, (relatively) easy, and (relatively) cheap, and should be doable during the next few days (hopefully).

1) The Twilight Zone

A simple Zippo trick that takes just minutes to master, but is sure to impress.

2) Tic-Tac Rechargeable Flashlight

Tic-Tac Flashlight

This small flashlight is recharged when you shake it, and is a great way to learn about simple circuits.

3) Cheap, Dirty, At Home Screen Printing

Screen Printing

With an old picture frame, some curtains, sun emulsion, a garden hose, and ink, you can screen print out your very own fashion in just hours. Never wear the same shirt again!

4) Create Vector Art

Vector Art

This one requires Photoshop and Flash, but if you’ve got those programs, custom backgrounds are just a vector away.

5) Kinetic Wall Art Clock

Take apart an inexpensive clock and turn it into wall art with a subtly changing moire effect that would make any MoMA proud.

Now stop wasting the day, and get going!

…Model cars belong on the wall?

Drive In

Jellio’s Drive In wall art might not suit everyone’s tastes, but it would be perfect for any car or model car lover’s humble abode. Designed to look like the plastic parts form a 50s era hot rod model car kit, Drive In is a follow up to Turbo, their first piece, made to look like the plastic parts from a 70s era car. The price tag is hefty, so this is probably best suited for the well-heeled car enthusiast, but it is a great throwback idea for those who can afford it to the days of Revell models and gluing your hands together in the process.

[Jellio]

[Via: Autoblog]

…Skateboarders need band-aids?

Band-aid Skateboard

Here’s a cool idea for a skateboard deck that comes with its own irony: A giant band-aid. This hand painted creation is almost more suitable for wall art than skating. Either way, I like it.

[Flickr – Band-aid Skateboard]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]