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A Dog’s Life: Exploring Your Everyday Canine with Illustrator Gemma Correll

Friday 10.04.2013 , Posted by

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It’s a dog-gone good life, and Gemma Correll knows it! She’s been illustrating the intricacies of dogs for a while now, waxing poetic and wacky on what it’s like from the canine perspective. Her newest book, A Dog’s Life, explores “all Fido’s moods from perky scamp to loyal, obedient protector” in her fun doodled style. Perhaps you’ll find out how “mans best friend” manages to coax us into so many belly rubs, an unending supply of kibble… and even on-demand poop pickup duty. [Read more...]

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Trees With Tresses and Fancy Coiffures: An Illustration Project by Jonny Glover

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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A new haircut can completely transform someone, making them unrecognizable at a glance. These hairstyle drawings are so amazing, you might not even realize they’re on trees! Well I guess that’s pretty obvious, but what a clever concept by illustrator Jonny Glover. From pigtails to dreadlocks, bowl cuts to bobs, afros, and everything in between, this London, UK-based artist has come up with a series as hilarious as it is well-executed. When leaves become locks, Glover will have you imagining new hairdos every time you see a tree. [Read more...]

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Alex Solis Combines Simple Illustrations With Everyday Objects to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Sunday 09.29.2013 , Posted by

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Come along for a fantastic voyage into the creative mind of Alex Solis. The Chicago-based graphic designer not only makes detailed, colorful designs that you will love to cover your Pinterest board with, but he also shows his simpler side mixed with a clever sense of humor on his Instagram page. From spoons spooning to leafs leaving and rulers ruling, it seems he can look at any everyday object and find humor in it. He’s also quite handy with his hands, using them as props for his drawings and even to create the facial structure of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [Read more...]

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Ridiculous Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson

Thursday 09.26.2013 , Posted by

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Think you’ve got facial hair? Nope. I thought I had a mustache until I saw these absolutely ridiculous portraits from the 4th Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans. There are up-do’s, out-do’s, loop-d-loops… well, I don’t know what to call them. It’s basically face-based sculpture, it’s bizarre and wacky. We’re thankful Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson was there to capture the majesty of these growing works of art. [Read more...]

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Drawing on Instagram Cats with Purrfectly Charming Results

Tuesday 09.17.2013 , Posted by

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We all know that every cat has an exceedingly unique personality. Was your feline friend intended for something greater than leaping great heights or shredding curtains… perhaps being an astronaut or demolition expert? Sometimes these things are obvious, and sometimes we need a little help. Amanda Coffelt and her cat Bob are here for us, setting out to enhance the feline world on Instagram, one picture at a time. Their project idraw_on_cats has seen Bob and many of his friends transformed into their alter egos with just the touch of a pen. [Read more...]

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People from Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle

Saturday 08.24.2013 , Posted by

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Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s new book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People reads like a veritable who’s-who of hilarious talent. He’s got 130 portraits ranging from classic icons like Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett, to today’s breakout stars like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell. As you can see, Hoyle doesn’t stick to one type of comedy or comedian. There are stand up artists, viral video successes, late night TV hosts, and film stars… anyone who has devoted their life to being funny. [Read more...]

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Beard Magic: When Your Facial Hair Has a Life of Its Own, and Also Gives You Vegetables

Wednesday 08.21.2013 , Posted by

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Beards are awesome, in the old sense of the word. Like when you can hardly breath it is so awesome. Like when you might faint, fall over and land on the dog from the pure awesomeness. Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin knows this and just released an absolutely fantastic and wacky stop-motion video called Magic Beard. He did the whole thing using the iPhone app Stop Motion Studio, and that’s all we’re going to tell you about it… take a safe seat and watch to the end! [Read more...]

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Brilliant Use of Vine App: Guy Uses #Magic to Make Things Disappear, Including His Son

Wednesday 08.14.2013 , Posted by

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Using a mirror, his son and a cell phone, Toronto-based Vine user JehReh is about to make some waves with his series of mirror magic tricks.

Twitter’s Vine app has undoubtedly opened the floodgates for creatives to enjoy a new non-stationary medium to express themselves. Using the ambiance of the mirror and a normal bedroom, JehReh flicks his wrist to make his son appear and disappear. This particular piece of content has already been Tweeted over 3,000 times and has raised some serious awareness to an overall spectacular, must-follow Vine account.

Here’s a look at his son disappearing, as well as some other choice videos from the new-media auteur [Read more...]

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Menswear Dog Will Keep You Up on the Latest Fashion Trends

Tuesday 08.13.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever looked through a male fashion magazine and wondered, what would that outfit look like on a real, down-to-Earth individual rather than that manorexic model who takes himself way too seriously? Look no further because Menswear Dog has exactly what you’re looking for- style, grace, charm, handsome looks, and the confidence to pull off every outfit he tries on. Menswear Dog presents the latest mens fashions for every occassion along with links to purchase all of his favorite clothing and accessories. [Read more...]

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A Day In the Lives of Houseflies: Art by Flychelangelo

Monday 08.05.2013 , Posted by

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With an average lifespan of 15 to 25 days, houseflies know they need to seize the day. “YOLO” they say as they hop around from food to tasty piles of dung, buzzing around your picnics, but there is a part of their lives they like to keep secret, which artist Flychelangelo has brought to life. Using dead fly corpses, he places them in humorous scenes like waiting in line for the restroom, running track, fly pyramids, sunbathing, and public urination. [Read more...]

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