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Impeccable Celebrity Portraits Made from Scribbles

Wednesday 06.19.2013 , Posted by

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If you pick up a pencil and scribble, scribble, scribble… you don’t always end up with the most amazing art on your desk. That’s not how it seems to work for Vince Low though. This Malaysian artist has created a series of celebrity portraits composed almost exclusively of swirling lines, with his careful overlapping of each creating the fine shading and linear elements to give us a highly accurate representation. [Read more...]

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I Am Arnold: Visuals from the Governator’s AMA

Thursday 01.17.2013 , Posted by

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On January 15th, 2013, the Governator — armed with nothing more than an iPad, his razor sharp wit, and the confidence that comes from being in one of the greatest movies ever made, “Twins” — stormed the Internet to take part in Reddit’s hugely popular IAmA = “I Am A” subreddit, asking users to AMA = “Ask Me Anything”. This section of the popular social news site allows users to submit themselves to the community, giving people the chance to ask them any question they’d like. Arnold’s AMA was hugely popular, garnering 35,700 up votes in the first three hours of his submission. One of the coolest aspects of his AMA is that he came armed with technology, and a willingness to draw. [Read more...]

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What if Classic Movie Stars had Tattoos?

Wednesday 01.16.2013 , Posted by

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In our current era, the idea that tattoos are wild, rebellious or even counter culture is quickly becoming passé. Your friends have them, respected celebrities have them, maybe even your grandma has them; but what if they had been more common in the past? Jason Hill asked that question and brought it to reality by creating a series of classic movie divas fully inked. [Read more...]

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Everyday People? Celebrities Enjoying Their Free Time

Tuesday 10.16.2012 , Posted by

Even celebrities need to look normal sometimes. Michael Lewis is a photographer based out of Los Angeles and New York City whose work chiefly revolves around editorial and advertising clients. Through his portrait series’, he has built a reputation for doing photo shoots of TV and movie celebrities, taking shots of them in causal day to day settings. Through his work a viewer can imagine what these famous people like to do in their free time, when they are not in front of the camera… video camera that is. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #277> Spy With A Vintage Eye

Saturday 09.22.2012 , Posted by



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Mugshot Doppelgänger: Old Mugs Get Celebrity Faces

Friday 09.07.2012 , Posted by

We’re used to seeing the mugshots of celebrities on everything from TMZ to the latest grocery store tabloid covers… and whether we want to know or not, the stories of their problems seem to trickle down to us from the television, the paper or the the water cooler gossip at work. But, what if those familiar stories were removed from the context we are used to and placed in a past much like our own current era. These images take the familiar mugshot expressions of modern celebrities and place them on the mugshots of moonshiners, prostitutes and thieves from the 1920s. The vintage images have the effect of making us look at these modern miscreants with a new eye, perhaps reevaluating their humanity or even reimagining their storied pasts. [Read more...]

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Triangulation: Angular Celebrities Drawn with a Pen

Monday 08.20.2012 , Posted by

Like a web of cross-hatching gone wild, 20-year old English artist Josh Bryan creates fantastically cool celebrity portraits using just a black pen. That’s right, this isn’t computer illustrated work. His portraits, which he appropriately calls Triangulations, see well-known people – like Marilyn Monroe, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Knoxville and even Albert Einstein – represented using his linear, web-like style. [Read more...]

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The Prepaid Card Mine Field

Thursday 05.31.2012 , Posted by

Seriously, who doesn’t want a prepaid card sponsored by the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” Lil’ Wayne, the hip-hop and clothing mogul Russell Simmons, or the internationally acclaimed personal finance expert Suze Orman? With these celebrity endorsements, prepaid cards have become big business – but are they really a solid investment? Most people think all they have to do is put money on the card, spend the money until it’s gone and then refill the card when you get around to it. But we know better than to think it’s really that easy, right? [Read more...]

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Letter Heads of the Famous Past

Tuesday 01.31.2012 , Posted by

We are now past the days of long, hand-written letters, post marked with stamps you had to lick and sent with the care that said “this is a paper based expression of me.” But just how expressive can a small piece of paper be? In the case of these vintage letterheads, very. These personal designs of the past were a tangible expression of the person sending it, designed with the knowledge that soon it would be held in the hands of a friend or fan and possibly cherished for years to come. The letterheads we bring you here, found on the phenomenal and extensive site Letterheady.com, include examples from entertainers, writers and even inventors, from Groucho Marx to Thomas Edison, all showing their distinctive choice of how to represent themselves. [Read more...]

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Pencil Portraits Bring Celebrities to Life

Monday 04.25.2011 , Posted by

Randy Atwood makes picture perfect drawings of his favorite celebrities with detail that could jump off the page. Working most frequently with graphite pencil, this 21 year old is offering a great low price for commissioned works on 11 by 14 paper. Is it time for your own celebrity treatment?

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