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Ordinary Batman Adventures

Sunday 12.09.2012 , Posted by

We all know what Batman looks like when he’s fighting villains and saving Gotham City, but what about on an ordinary day? Artist Sarah Johnson offers some suggestions with her hilarious GIFs of Batman doing mundane tasks like scooping up kitty droppings, eating breakfast, and using the men’s room. Her inspiration to pursue illustration came from her adoration for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at age 11 and she has been doing it ever since, receiving a degree in Animation & Film from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. See the entire hilarious collection on Sarah J’s Ordinary Batman Tumblr and why not check out some of her other fun animations while you’re at it? [Read more...]

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Punchy, Paper Cut Action Silhouettes

Tuesday 10.09.2012 , Posted by

From scenes of western bar brawls to trigger-happy zombie hunters delivering headshots, the silhouette art of David Reeves covers broad-spectrum action scenes. Halifax-based artist / designer / photographer David Reeves re-creates action landscapes borrowed from movies and video games using paper, an x-acto knife, some clever lighting techniques and his trusty Cannon camera. [Read more...]

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Cosplay Characters with a Playful Twist

Wednesday 08.15.2012 , Posted by

When it comes to worshiping your favorite characters from books or film, few go so far or have so much fun as those in the world of cosplay. The costumes are often highly imaginative and even more often, completely accurate in portraying each tiny detail of the famous fictional characters. These portraits by photographer Kevin Knight capture the essence of cosplay well, but they also do much more. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #250> Hipsters Save Lives

Sunday 08.12.2012 , Posted by



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Minimalist Dark Knight Character Posters

Friday 07.27.2012 , Posted by

As the Christopher Nolan Dark Night Trilogy has come to an end, graphic designer David Ryan Andersson has created a series of minimalist posters to highlight it’s key players. Each poster features a shadowed figure of each on a solid colored background along with a quote representative of each character. See your favorite hero along with the villains from Nolan’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises in a minimalistic fashion. David Ryan Andersson is a Chicago native currently attending the University of Illinois for advertising. [Read more...]

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Like a Sir: Superheroes Go Super Classic

Tuesday 07.17.2012 , Posted by

Just take a look at these classically themed superhero portraits! It’s hard to imagine the protagonists of our favorite comic books and cinema looking any more dapper: surrounded by ornate gold frames and dressed in elegant suits, complete with frilly dress shirts from days long gone. There is a pocket hankerchief here and there, at least one monicle, and wait… is Batman sporting a daring mustache? Yes he is, yes indeed. [Read more...]

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Rockin’ Reddits- Re-Styling Your Favorite Characters

Wednesday 06.13.2012 , Posted by

It’s always fun to see a cartoon character re-vamped by an artist in a way that you’d never expect. Wilma Flintstone as a pin-up girl, Smurfette as a sexpot, Iron Man Pixar style, and the Nightmare Before Christmas’ Jack & Sally as realistic people are just a few of the clever pieces that you’ll find in our Sub-Reddit of the week AlternativeArt. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #189> Vintage Fun

Wednesday 05.16.2012 , Posted by



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Visit Your Favorite Superhero’s Hometown

Monday 05.14.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wanted to travel to Metropolis or Gotham City? Now, thanks to the artwork of Dave Ault, you can get that vintage travel poster feel — and the inspiration to go — from the comforts of your own home. [Read more...]

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Freaky Realistic Movie Sculptures Bring Stars to Life

Monday 05.07.2012 , Posted by

Forget wax museums, these latex sculptures of Hollywood stars are so real they’re completely freaky! Can you imagine walking into a room where Jack Nicholson’s very realistic bust is wielding an axe at you? How about Heath Ledgers Joker giving you a demented stare? The details on these figures are so precise it’s astounding: individual hairs are visible, eyes are wet and focused, you can practically see them breath… and a few of these are only 1/6th scale, only becoming obvious when you notice the size of things next to them. [Read more...]

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