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Tired of Plain, Boring Starbucks Cups?

Starbucks is asking its customers to channel caffeine into creative cup designs, then tweet their masterpieces using the hashtag #WhiteCupContest. The grand prize? Your design sold on a re-usable cup, 25 of the cups, and a $300 Starbucks gift card. Last call for submissions is May 12th.

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Via BBC News
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The art experiments were produced in 1985 by Warhol under commission from Commodore - creator of the Amiga computer.

Commodore paid the artist to produce a series of works to aid the launch of the Amiga 1000.

A painstaking three-year project was required to recover the images which were saved in an obscure data format.

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Artist Jordan Wolfson collaborated with a visual effects studio to make this weird, undulating robot for the David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in New York City. When reached for comment, the sculpture simply responded:

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Politics Can Be Such a Drag

Artist Saint Hoax has created a series of images of influential figures dressed in drag. He's also given each one a catchy drag name.

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Science is Beautiful of the Day: Perfectly Preserved Aquatic Life Made Beautiful Through Embalming

These photographs were staged by Adam Summers, a University of Washington researcher who used old-school preservation techniques to die the cartilage and bones of his specimens to give them a new life after death. Check them out below!

Hat tip to Wired.

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Japanese Artist Jun Kitagawa has been installing zippers like these all over for the past several years, splitting up ordinary rooms and getting a look into their inner workings. Check out more here!

[Hat tip to Laughing Squid.]

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We've featured the cool works of Li Hongbo before, but now you can check them out up close and in slow motion, with a sweet soundtrack to boot! You've never seen sculptures like these before.

Via BBC
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Maximo Caminero, a Miami-based artist, was named in a police affidavit as the defendant. He told an officer that his act was a protest against the gallery's decision to only display international art.

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Sketching Out Life in Tokyo

Japanese illustrator Hama-House does quick sketches of daily life in Tokyo and photographs them side by side. Each sketch manages to have a personality of its own. Check them out here!

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Out With the Advertisements, in With Classical Art

Parisian street artist Etienne Lavie took garish public advertisements and replaced them with works of classical art, invoking the history of the city and French art culture as a whole. Check them out here!

Hat tip to The Awesomer.

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