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The Simpsons Come to Life as Celebrities

Tuesday 01.29.2013 , Posted by

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What if a live-action version of the Simpsons was created? Like the Flintstones and Transformers movies, many cartoons have been adapted for live characters. But, in the case of the famous yellow family in the long running hit from Springfield – who could possibly be chosen to portray such memorable characters as Homer Simpson and friends? Artist Brad Anderson gave the question a stab, photoshopping versions of the family and other famous characters from the show using famous celebrities to fill each roll. [Read more…]

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Manic and Zany: Looping GIF Animations

Tuesday 07.31.2012 , Posted by

Zach Cohen’s short gif animations loop with a manic character all his own, providing us with a glimpse inside his gloriously zany mind. Many of his images seem to spring from normality and through some ludicrous transition in a matter of a few seconds… one moment we are looking at a muscular man, the next he has used those muscles to tear himself into two identical copies of himself, finally he devours his copy and it all begins again. Though only a short few seconds long, each animation holds us happily captive for far longer. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #225> Go Cartoon Crazy

Monday 07.02.2012 , Posted by



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The Illustrated Life Of Christoph Niemann

Tuesday 03.20.2012 , Posted by



Have you ever wondered about the creative mind behind the illustrations that grace the cover of The New Yorker? Who is this vector art genius that continues to push out such iconic work? What is his story? Christoph Niemann is an illustrator and graphic designer whose work has frequently appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, the NY Times, and American Illustration. He has been the soul creator for Abstract Sundays, a NY Times blog, since 2008. [Read more…]

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Au Poil! French Animation Takes It To The Toilette

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

It’s not to often that you find a story with decided toilet humor which keeps you captivated for 5 minutes, but that’s just the case with this new short: Au Poil! The French language animation brings to life a large cast of interesting characters in its brief running time, introducing us to a host of bathroom accessories with attitude and very different levels of hygiene. It’s a battle for privilege and freedom, all wrapped up in one small bathroom. [Read more…]

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ONLINE SUPERHEROES: BATTLE FOR THE INTERNET

Saturday 12.31.2011 , Posted by

From the creative mind of Caldwell Tanner, illustrator of College Humor, writer of his own captivating and hilarious illustration blog, and graphic artist/comedian extraordinaire, now comes “The Internet League of Justice” illustration series! Imagine if the most popular online websites and social media networks were superheroes! What powers would they have? [Read more…]

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IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY, EVEN VADER WAS ONCE A BABY

Tuesday 11.29.2011 , Posted by

Do you have someone in your life who loves Star Wars? Are you looking for something new and amusing for a gift this year? Well, just in time for the holidays Etsy has prints available of some favorite Star Wars characters as little children! [Read more…]

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Charles and Ray Eames: The Art in Teaching

Monday 09.05.2011 , Posted by

Charles and Ray Eames: What many people choose to remember about this mid-century modernist couple are their contributions in industrial and architectural design. Their designs, ranging from the molded plywood chair and Eames lounger to their Mondrian-esque home, are among the most popular, yet the Eameses provided the world with more than beautiful home décor: they were teachers. [Read more…]

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Quirky Cartoons Re-Imagine Famous Websites

Saturday 06.04.2011 , Posted by

What would happen if we took the meanings behind some of our favorite websites really literally? You might end up with the quirky Moleskine sketches of Mattias Adolfsson. His big headed character features in much of his sketches which you can see on behance.net… and for something completely different, check out his Baroque re-imagining of Star Wars.

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An EPA Secret Agenda & Tom Selleck’s Mustache

Friday 06.03.2011 , Posted by

Christoph Niemann is the cartoonist behind the new series, “Abstract Sunday”, which appears in print and online for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Niemann is familiar with paranoia and how it’s become an increasingly pesky aspect of today’s modern society. In this cartoon, Niemann discovers the sinister hidden agenda of the Environmental Protection Agency by deconstructing their logo. [Read more…]

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