Real-Life Emoji And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Liza Nelson

Liza Nelson took the text icons of emoji and created real versions of them. They're weird. Also great.Liza Nelson via designboom

Cat Armor

The year: 2094. Nuclear war has devastated the planet. Felines have inherited the Earth. One rides on into danger.Schnabuble via Design TAXI

Tablet Man

We saw many weird things at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. But we did not see Tablet Man.Megan Garber/The Atlantic

Don't Be A Butthead!

Here's a vintage ad from a national anti-smoking campaign. What a butthead! (You see, the ends of cigarettes are called "butts." Ha.) More anti-smoking stuff here.U.S. National Library Of Medicine

3-D Printed Dragon

A little girl wrote an adorable note to scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation asking for a dragon. So they 3-D printed her a dragon.CSIRO via ABC Australia

Rebuilt Paintings

Using scientific detritus--old pins, magnifying classes, scraps of photos--Michael Mapes recreates beautiful paintings by Dutch masters.Michael Mapes via Colossal
Thomas Zakowski takes gorgeous photos of some very cold lighthouses on Lake Michigan.Thomas Zakowski via My Modern Metropolis

Snow Shark

Kid version of me would probably watch the hell out of a Snow Shark cartoon.Bartz Outdoors via LikeCool

Morphing Blobs

Andy Lomas, a mathematician and effects designer, created a computer-generated blob that gets more and more complex over time. See a video here.Andy Lomas via Creative Applications Network

Everest From Space

This is Mount Everest, as seen from space. Look how small it is! Dumb mountain.NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team, archived on the USGS Earth Explorer.