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Ciao Piggy Bank

Digital coin banks are nothing new, but the "Ciao Piggy Bank" puts a high-tech twist on it. Simply put, this coin bank does not take actual money, but rather SD cards, as it's essentially a wireless solid state storage device that stores all your SD card data without requiring a computer. When you need to access the data, you can either do so wirelessly, or with a USB cable that connects it to your computer. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Moon Photo Manipulation

Photo credit: Justin Peters via Peta Pixel

Justin Peters, a 22-year-old self-taught digital artist, blends reality with fantasy in his surreal photo manipulations series, starting with the moon melting into Yosemite's Horsetail Fall. "Everything you can imagine is real' by Pablo Picasso is a quote I live by especially when creating my work, which is inspired by the world around me and surreal painters,. I hope that when people experience my work, they discover a new and different world, which they can dive into to prove that everything is possible when you open your mind," Peters told PetaPixel. Continue reading to see more.

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New US Dollar Currency Concept

Photo credit: Andrey Avgust

Let's face it, the US dollar notes could use a new design and definitely some updated security features. Designer Andrey Avgust shows us what the thinks the new currency should look like. These vertical notes are made from several thin layers of translucent, flexible plastic and boast unique QR codes as well as special inks that can only be viewed under UV light. Continue reading for more detailed images showing before and after the notes are placed under UV light.

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National Geographic Illustration

Photo credit: JN Crazy via Bored Panda

A Shanghai-based artist who goes by "JN Crazy" on Behance has created a new series where he takes stunning National Geographic photos and transforms them into whimsical illustrations that wouldn't look out of place in an animated film. Whether it be an owl, whale, monkeys, or even a swimming dog, you'll find it here. Continue reading to see more.

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Draw This Instant Camera

Photo credit: Dan Macnish via Peta Pixel

Australia-based engineer and visual artist Dan Macnish has created an instant camera unlike any other, and it's officially called "Draw This". Once the camera snaps an image with its digital camera, an artificial intelligence neural network and Google data are used for object recognition, and once that's completed, "The Quick, Draw! Dataset" from Google is used to print out the cartoon rendition via a thermal printer. Continue reading for more picture and information.

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Dirty Car Art

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Moswcow-based artist Nikita Golubev specializes in creating masterful works of art on extremely dirty cars, whether it be a truck or a compact. He does not use any special tools, but rather wears a special set of gloves and finger paints. Masterpieces include the two Robocop portraits, several different kinds of animals, and lots more. Continue reading to see some of his most popular pieces.

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Potato Camera

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Niko, creative director at production studio Corridor Crew, has managed to create a functional camera made from a real potato. After finding the perfect specimen, he then crafted a light-sealed chamber with 3D modeling and printing to insert into the potato. Next, he set the lens to f/11 and then used a DSLR to determine the shutter speed length should be at ISO 100. Last, but not least, the film was loaded into the inner potato chamber. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Mushroom Cloud Illusion

Photo credit: Henry Hargreaves

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin wanted to show the threat of nuclear war to the global food system, so they created "The Fallout of the Food System" series. What better way to do so than by creating miniature mushroom clouds using actual mushrooms? Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Typewriter Guns

Photo credit: Ravi Zupa

Artist Ravi Zupa has given new life to old typewriters, in the form of antique gun sculptures. In addition to typewriter parts, he used everyday things, like scrap metal, staplers, and more, to complete each one. "These pieces are constructed from disassembled antique typewriters. Some have stapler components and scrap metal. Everything is held together with welds, bolts and rivots," said Ravi. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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The Canvas Project

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Have you ever been to a museum or art gallery and wondered how some of the characters in classical paintings would fare in the modern world? If so, then Brazilian artist Gabriel Nardelli Araujo has created a series, called "The Canvas Project", just for you. Simply put, he uses high-resolution images of classical paintings and then merged the figures with modern photos using Photoshop. Continue reading for more examples and information.

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