1.21 Gigawatts of Awesome

‘Star Wars’ meets Steampunk

Here at What The Flux, we love steampunk. But what makes it even better? Star Wars of course.  Illustrator Björn Hurri produced this amazing collection of steampunk style Star Wars characters, creating retro-futuristic illustrations of the characters Leia, Luke, Yoda, 3PCO and the likes: Source: Design...

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0-20,000 Subscribers in Hours: Power to the Internet!

The internet can be a cruel place (especially on high traffic forums) but on occasion, these communities band together to bring happiness to people. The latest on this growing list of paying it forward is “stanleyrr” on YouTube. Before the power of the internet took hold of this distinguished gentleman’s YouTube page, his staggering 170 videos only had about 20 views each. Once news of this spread on sites such as 4chan and reddit, his page views, subscribers, likes, and comments shot up exponentially. And it’s not out of pity or just to make someone’s day: the gentleman is genuinely interesting and deserves to be shared. He enjoys movies, makes reviews, has opinions about politics, and translates it all into something that is easy and entertaining to watch. Do your part to make someone’s...

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Apple vs Samsung – FIGHT!

This hasn’t been the first time Apple has filed lawsuits against its strongest competitor, Samsung, but now the battle has been taken to a new level: a complete ban on selling the Galaxy 10.1 in most Europe nations (cnet article). For a full recap and all the gloriously witty comments included, check out our friends at...

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The Dark [Chocolate Cake] Side

These cakes (and sweets) are not a lie — they are epic. Indulge your sweet tooth today with these totally awesome Star Wars inspired...

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In your walls, Invading

Spotted in a design school’s stairwell — defend your...

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Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising

contributed by Leroy James Have you ever wanted to ‘generate content for major brands’? Have you ever found an ‘interstitial’ really, really ‘dope’? Perhaps you’d love to find out if your ‘user experience’ is living up to a corporation intentions. Then this is the site for you: Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising!...

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Typography Jokes, We Has Them

Ever since I saw a shirt that said “Kern This Motherf*cker,” at one year’s Creative Summit, I’ve been searching for more typography puns without avail—that is until I found the designs submitted on MySoti. If you’re a type nerd (or a type of nerd, hurhur), then you’ll love these well designed...

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dA Featured Artist: *rodolforever

On a hunt for Art Deco inspired artwork on dA, I stumbled across artist rodolforever and was so captivated by his incredibly designed Art Deco posters, that this post transformed into a featured artist highlight. rodolforever is a graphic designer and illustrator from Mexico City, with a clear passion for comics and movies. His highly stylistic versions of conceptual posters are prime examples of using Art Deco in modern settings. Here are several excellent examples from his dA gallery; and definitely check out his other work on his profile — you will not be disappointed. DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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Art is a Tool: James Victore

Controversial, offensive, incredible, and powerful — just a few of the words that can be used to describe James Victore’s work. He’s a fan of doing things by hand with paint, ink, and even using people as canvases. As a thanks to the awesome-sauce that is James Victore, we’re featuring some of his most prominent pieces. (Read the interview...

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dA Spotlight: Steampunk Gear

Steampunk: it’s what happened when Goth Kids grew up, discovered the color brown, and married a steam ship from the Victorian Era — and then it turned into awesome. Mixing science fiction and history, the people who create the costume gear for this rapidly growing costume play are in an entirely different league from your average con-goer. The craftsmanship behind each piece of hand-worked leather and metal easily stands out above a commercial built product. Since there are too many spectacular accessories to show at once, today we’re displaying 10 Incredible Pieces of Steampunk Gear. Abe Lincoln Costume by StudioCreations Goggles, redux by robpowell Goggles number 2 by AmbassadorMann Monogoggle 10-4 by AmbassadorMann Steampunk half arm by Skinz-N-Hydez Steampunk wristgun 3 by Hexonal Steampunk Arm by Skinz-N-Hydez Steampunk Mechanic by aternox Steampunk Leg by Skinz-N-Hydez Steampunk Helmet by TomBanwell DeviantART is a place for artists of all kinds and contains a vast fortune of hidden gems around every turn. Each week we are choosing 10 pieces to share with you for inspiration, appreciation, and admiration. In return, please support the artists by visiting their respective sites. All art thieves will be hunted down by our ninjas. Want to be considered? or want us to consider someone? Send us a note on our DeviantART page: —...

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