Can You Name These 20 Internet Events From 2013?

Your two week long hangover may have prevented you from realising this but... it's 2014 now. That means 2013 is over and done with and like any other year, needs to be wrapped up nicely in one lovely drawing. This drawing, commissioned by Syzygy and created by Brosmind, sums up all that has happened on the internet in 2013. Read More >>

This Entire Awesome Star Wars Poster Was Illustrated From Memory

Let's do a little experiment. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and, without doing an internet search, draw C-3PO and R2-D2. We all know what those droids look like, but how close can you get without peeking at a pic? John Hendrix has been sketching the Star Wars universe since he was a kid; now, as a grown-up illustrator, he's put that practice to good use for a visual love letter to the movies. Read More >>

A Beautiful Illustration of the Evolution of Audio Equipment

A lot's changed in the world of audio over the last 170 years. Gone are the days of cranking a handle to make noise, replaced instead by silicon and circuity to pump out digital tunes. This beautiful illustration walks you through how and when those changes happened. Read More >>

These Adorable GIFs Are Like Tiny Moving Picture Books

Only a handful of individuals have succeeded in making the GIF into a piece of art. We can definitely add artist and designer Guillaume Kurkdjian to that list, because his collection of lovely, child-like animations are dioramas of whimsical delight. Read More >>

10 Extreme -- and Extremely Pretty -- Close Ups of Bacteria and Plants

Bacteria has the virtue (and sometimes the vice) of being able to grow at incredible speeds — some strains can double in cell count in as little as four minutes. Fernan Federici, a postdoctoral student at the University of Cambridge, is pioneering the art of capturing the split-second process. And the results are absolutely beautiful. Read More >>

Intricate, Ultra-Accurate Blueprints of Botanical Life

Illustration and science have always gone hand in hand. If you want to understand something, drawing it is a good place to start. Macoto Murayama, a 29-year-old botanist and designer, goes even further: he carefully dissects and models flowers using 3D drafting software. Read More >>

image cache
Where's Wally GIF: The Best Thing to Happen to Both Wally and GIFs

While all those volumes of Where's Wally books sit in a dusty cardboard box in your attic, the spirit of Wally lives on in a remarkable bit of GIFage by Redditor Swiftapple. Wally is alive and well. And bobbing. Read More >>

image cache
These Glorious Illustrations Will Make You Hungry

Chilean artist Oscar Ramos has made these awesome Escherian (Escherist? Escherish?) colour illustrations in which bacon turn into apples or fishes into flowers. They are very detailed, and simply beautiful. Read More >>


Don't have a Gizmodo UK account?