What what what would you do if you could take a ride on a pie coaster or take home a piece of the Aggro Crag? Even if Nickelodeon’s amazing line up of 90′s game shows were still going strong, most of us would probably be too old to participate. But if you’re in the LA area this weekend you can re-live the portion of your childhood you spent glued to the TV watching Nickelodeon at iam8bit’s show It’s the ShizNICK! For their opening night extravaganza this Friday, April 18th, from 7-11pm they will have epic installations, music by DJ Lance, an animated GIF theater, refreshments by Bel-Sit and of course SLIME! RSVP on Facebook to attend this incredible event for all ages! [Read more...]
Unaware that the Pre-Columbian sculptures he spent a lot of money on were fake, Nadín Ospina found a silver lining to the situation. He came up with a brilliant idea to make his own “Pre-Columbian” pieces that are a little more difficult to mistake for ancient. He sculpted famous cartoon characters like The Simpsons, Mickey Mouse, and Snoopy imitating the styles that ancient Aztec, Mayan, and Incan people used. The fusion between mass pop culture and ancient art is as funny as it is ironic, hinting at themes of globalization and corruption. [Read more...]
No matter what you’re going through, there’s always someone out there who has been there before. For every pop culture icon with a problem, Chris Gerringer finds the perfect friend for them to lean on. The series, called I Know That Feel, Bro, shows us that even superheroes have bad days, but you’re never alone. If Beaker gets sad that he’s the only unintelligible Muppet, he can hug it out with Chewbacca, for he really does “know that feel, bro.” Maybe if Kermit the Frog had befriended The Incredible Hulk sooner, the classic song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” would have been a duet. Check out more illustrations by Chris Gerringer on DeviantART.
With nothing more than a lot of scotch tape and some willing participants, Wes Naman transforms normal looking people into cartoon characters! According to edotmag, Naman got the idea for this project last year at Christmastime when his assistant Joe Godfrey used the tape from his present to bend his nose in a silly way. Godfrey was a good sport and let Naman tape up his face in crazy ways for some good laughs and photos. Now, a year later, he has an entire Scotch Tape Series that looks like plastic surgery gone horribly awry. [Read more...]
Japanese culture is famous for its highly unique character design… from the iconic Hello Kitty, to artistic manhole covers and sometimes totally weird product mascots. To many eyes, these characters don’t even make much sense with what they are selling… but that’s a big part of the charm. Taking his cues from this unusual design sense, Argentinian artist Juan Molinet is creating an entire series of fake Japanese characters marketing equally fake products. The colorful figures are quirky and completely spot-on. [Read more...]
What if the whole world was your canvas and everything on the street was free for modification, experimentation and making art? That’s the world that French street artist OaKoAk occupies. For the last few years he’s been modifying elements of the urban jungle, adding his whimsical embelishments and leaving many passer-by with a smile on their face. Unlike most street art, OaKoAk’s work plays off existing urban elements, using their form as inspiration, bringing them to life and adding a playful element missing from most cities. [Read more...]
Multi-talented artist, product designer and animator Jeremyville has some good advice for you… and it’s here in the form of his daily Community Service Announcements on Facebook. Each of the charming drawings has a clever bit of life advice that could really put a smile on your day or if you buy one of his prints, a whole lot longer.
Here are some bold designs by the prolific and varied Dutch artist going by the name, Parra. With works that often start off as simple drawings, made with cheap drawing utensils on regular pads of paper, Parra creates images and characters that are comical, bizzare and often erotic. In recent years he has teamed up with product designers to release his own clothing line, tables, skateboard decks and sculptures, all with his unique touch. See his work at www.rockwellclothing.com or see it all over the people and shops of Amsterdam.