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The Feminine Side of American Football

Monday 01.26.2015 , Posted by
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Football is never usually thought of as a feminine sport, quite the opposite in fact. But German artist Asja Jung has taken these manly athletes and added colorful femininity to their form. With colorful swirls and designs, she tries to show the players as a whole person, not just a rough exterior. Based in NYC, Jung is primarily an artist, with some tour guide and modeling gigs on the side. Her works have been on display in the VIP section of the Jets Stadium and in the National Art Museum of Sports! [Read more…]

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The Animals Made Famous By Rock ‘N Roll: An Illustrated Guide

Saturday 01.24.2015 , Posted by
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We have illustrated animal books to help children learn the alphabet, why not teach people about Rock & Roll the same way? These adorable illustrations by Tracy Worrall were commissioned by Dorothy, a UK design firm based in Manchester as a Rock ‘N Roll Zoo. Featuring 77 animals who have been made famous through Rock ‘N Roll Lyrics, the adorable collection can be purchased as one big print, individually, or in themed sets of 4. If you’re a Beatles fan, maybe you’d prefer the 3 piece set which features Rocky Raccoon, the Walrus (I am the Walrus), and Blackbird all in a 12″ record sleeve. [Read more…]

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“Back to the Future II” Was Supposed to Happen in 2015. How Close Did It Get Today?

Thursday 01.15.2015 , Posted by
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Two major milestones have been reached in 2015. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, and the year Marty McFly traveled to in the sequel, Back to the Future II. This has a lot of people asking one thing: “just how accurate did the second film get our current year?”

As with most future predictions, it’s a mixed bag. We’ve more than surpassed communication technology with smart phones (and thank goodness they’re not awkwardly strapped to our wrists)… but where’s my hoverboard?? [Read more…]

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Glamourous Cadillac Ads from the Height of The Great Depression

Friday 01.09.2015 , Posted by
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Things couldn’t get much more dismal for auto makers than the year 1931. Unemployment was nearing its all time high during The Great Depression leaving car buyers with empty pockets and manufacturers struggling to make ends meet. Most companies played it safe on expenditures, but Cadillac doubled down with a multitude of sleek models and better advertising than ever. They went to Europe and hired French illustrator Léon Bénigni to create a large collection of ads that were positively dripping with glamour. [Read more…]

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Cartoonists Respond to the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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By now you’ve heard about the tragic shooting at the office of cartoon-filled, satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, leaving 12 dead and 3 suspected gunmen on the loose in an apparent militant Islamist attack. As the world comes to grips with the violent event, people have rallied together in solidarity with the cry of Je suis Charlie (“I am Charlie”), and #JesuisCharlie on Twitter. Most appropriately, cartoonists around the world are picking up their pens and pencils to show support for their slain colleagues. Here is a selection of their heartfelt responses to the ongoing events. [Read more…]

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Portraits of World Leaders as Hipsters

Monday 01.05.2015 , Posted by
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Artist Amit Shimoni often found himself thinking about the motivations and beliefs of the world’s leaders, past and present. Then he wondered, how did they compare to the millennial generation? Taking particular notice of a millennial’s consideration for fashion and style, and decided to create a series of some of these famous leaders from the past in “hipster” fashion. [Read more…]

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New Age Psychedelic Rock Poster-Style Paintings by Ryan Kerrigan

Sunday 01.04.2015 , Posted by
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I first came across the amazing works of Ryan Kerrigan at Joshua Tree Music Festival. Before I even spent a moment in his little art shop at the fest, I had already admired his work earlier, as he designed the poster for the event. With a unique style that was inspired by the psychedelic rock posters of the 60s and 70s, the Berkeley-based aritst brings a colorful, trippy, unique element to all that he paints. From nature to mandalas to band flyers and music posters, everything Kerrigan creates appears to be dissected apart, yet seamlessly flowing together. [Read more…]

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Red Ink Meets Pencil As Teacher Adds More Than Just Marks To Student’s Tests

Wednesday 12.31.2014 , Posted by
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While many teachers look down upon doodling on tests and quizzes, this eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok fully encourages it. Aside from grading his student’s test answers, he also added on to their illustrations, often taking them in a completely different direction. This brought the class doodling up to an all time high as it was a great way to connect with their teacher and test his creativity! [Read more…]

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Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons to Stranger’s Instagram Photos

Friday 12.26.2014 , Posted by
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London-based, Brazilian-born illustrator Lucas Levitan has a humorous ongoing project. He’s been grabbing stranger’s images off Instagram and adding his own characters with funny and awkward results. His additions often transform rather benign photographs into something altogether ridiculous and unexpected – like beachgoers being vacuumed up by a gigantic woman, or a man playing harp with the cables on a bridge. [Read more…]

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Mosaic Faces Accompany A Spread For Psychology Today

Wednesday 12.24.2014 , Posted by
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For a magazine spread about love, fear, and change, Antonio Rodrigues Jr. re-edited some of his early illustration work. The unique portraits have mosaic features in swirls of nature. Birds, butterflies, and flowers swarm the portraits and text in a special style. The article asks three questions. Who do we love? Why do we change? What do we fear? [Read more…]

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