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05.06.14 Andy Cush

It was only a matter of time before Oculus Rift would be deployed to some terrifying militaristic end, and Norway may have been the first to do so. The video above shows Norwegian soldiers driving a tank with the virtual reality mask, which takes input from four cameras outside the vehicle to give the driver […]

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02.10.14 Andy Cush

Just wonderful: John Morales, an actor who played McGruff the Crime Dog in Galveston, Texas, was sentenced to 16 years in prison recently for possession of 1,000 pot plants, a grenade launcher, 26 other weapons, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition. During Morales’s sentencing, District Judge Vanessa Gilmore told him “Everything I read about you makes you […]

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06.07.13 Kyle Petreycik

Sometimes you just need a good shank, but who has the time to actually craft one of these unique homemade cutting/stabbing tools themselves? Well… Brooklyn designers Chen Chen & Kai Williams have already began to capitalize on the virtually nonexistent market of shanks and are selling a collection thirty shanks, each as a limited edition, with design materials ranging from […]

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06.06.13 Kyle Petreycik

Chinese artist Liu Bolin‘s recent “gun rack performance” at Eli Klein Fine Art featured the artist in one of his signature camouflage-style disguise, allowing him to hide in the gallery while remaining in plain sight. The performance is meant to be seen as a direct commentary on China’s recently updated weapons policies regarding knifes as […]

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08.28.12 Marina Galperina

For me? You shouldn’t have! Taiwanese artist and sweet prankster Tu Wei-Cheng has set up an entire chocolate shop dealing in arms, hand grenades, machine guns, tiny tanks and teeny fighter jets… all chocolate, packaged in silky pinky boxes, bows and everything. It’s like a softcore and more tasteful and larger-scale version of Stephen J Shanabrook’s Chocolate […]

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10.17.11 Marina Galperina

Montreal artist Jannick Deslauriers builds war machines from translucent fabric. Ghosts of artifacts — tanks, hand grenades, typewriters, pianos, fields of poppies — half-float in her sculptural installations, hosting a “fragile conversation” on human nature. […]

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07.27.11 Marina Galperina

Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre master-carves backbones out of branches, fetus skulls out of bedposts and pianos into hunks of hanging meat. He chisels at a flock of wooden hangers until they look like a cluster of bird wing bones. Maybe the axe is less functional as a weapon with its body turned into a delicate […]

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08.03.10 Marina Galperina

This spray can filled with oil, painted gold and fastened with rubber bands is the new conceptual sculpture We are Fucking Angry by Sebastian Errazuriz. It really is a DIY oil grenade. Onward! May the concept sketch be your blueprint. […]

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07.28.10 Marina Galperina

Some 24-year-old Ru-babe tries to smuggle fancy night-vision rifle fixings in her UGG boots and she’s a “sexy Russian spy” now? Uh, no. […]

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07.22.09 Will Sherman

The varied collection of weapons photographed by Simon Menner share one trait: they were all used to kill. With permission from Berlin police, the German photographer shot the grisly murder weapons: rusty knives, old guns, nail-studded clubs, a brass statue, and other improvised bludgeons. Check the photos above and “Murder Weapons 2009” for the full […]

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