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Honest Slogans Show the “Truth” Behind Famous Brands

Thursday 04.17.2014 , Posted by
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What’s that you say? AXE body spray isn’t getting you all the ladies?? These “honest slogans” are exactly what the ad execs at big corporations don’t want you to think. They spend countless hours pondering how to make their often common brand stand out from the crowd – giving us any possible reason to remember them – and then Clif Dickens comes along to squash it all… or at least make us say “yep, that’s about right.” [Read more...]

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Get a Sniff of this Street Art from Plastic Jesus

Tuesday 03.25.2014 , Posted by
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Is that a huge pile of cocaine, a rolled up twenty dollar bill and an American “Excess” card? It’s not hard to understand why people are bowing down to LA street artist Plastic Jesus and his wonderfully satirical brand of subversive art. His pieces have been springing up around the world, winning him plenty of praise, and doing something truly special: making people laugh and think. [Read more...]

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Forget Expensive Costumes: Here’s Some Low Cost Cosplay

Monday 03.17.2014 , Posted by
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So here’s the situation: you badly want to hit up Comic-Con, but you’re a few bucks short of a fully molded, hyper-real Ironman costume… like, $3200 short. The truth is, that’s not even a problem! Enter Thai cosplay enthusiast Anucha “Cha” Saengchart and his Facebook page Low Cost Cosplay.

You’ve got a bath towel and a pillow? Mirror mirror, now you’re the Evil Queen from Snow White. [Read more...]

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“Stuff Being Thrown at My Head” is the Literal Title of This Photo Series

Sunday 03.09.2014 , Posted by
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Apparently, photographer Kaija Straumanis has unbreakable eyeglasses. How do we know? Because it appears she’s had lots of things thrown at her head. This New York-based artist’s whimsical series sees her with glasses askew and various objects pelting her in the face. Yes, the concept is that simple… and it’s simply great. [Read more...]

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“I Could Have Painted That” – This “Children’s Book” is a Perfect Satire of Modern Art

Friday 02.28.2014 , Posted by
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If there’s one thing in need of good satire, it’s the modern art museum. Thankfully writer and artist Miriam Elia was up for the task, and she’s created an absolute gem. Her book, We Go to the Gallery, mirrors the famous Ladybird Book line published as children’s books in Britain from the ‘40s to the ‘70s… but this edition might be a little more suited for adults… [Read more...]

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What if Your Favorite Adult Movies Became Children’s Books?

Thursday 02.27.2014 , Posted by
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Are you tired of reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Red Fish Blue Fish endlessly to your kids? Are you a cinephile dying to share your love of good film with your young progeny? Then Josh Cooley’s new book Movies R Fun could be just right for story time! [Read more...]

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This Guy Recreated Famous Movie Romance Scenes With His Boss’s Dog

Wednesday 02.26.2014 , Posted by
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Chris Naka has been reenacting famous romance movies with his boss’s dog. Yeah, we know that sounds suspect… but the results are hilarious, and hilariously awkward.

“My boss brings her dog Wrigley to work every day, and for the past month we’ve been reenacting romance scenes from movies. It all started with a stupid Titanic photo, but things escalated quickly…”

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Figure Skaters Spinning Gracefully

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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Oh, high speed photography… how you make this world a fascinating place. With the figure skating events almost completed for this Olympic season, it’s time to reflect on the beauty of the sport… with all its high speed twirling, spinning, throwing, and stopping. Yes, much like Beyonce’s much lauded dance pics from the Super Bowl, these images capture something beautiful happening at very high speed. [Read more...]

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Tineke Meirink Makes The World A More Enjoyable Place

Monday 02.17.2014 , Posted by
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Dutch illustrator Tineke Meirink sees the world a little differently. To her, it’s a place filled with fun characters playing around in industrial vents, popping out of bicycle lights and sitting on top of buildings. In her series Stop:Watch, she digitally illustrates on top of photographs, making her reality visible for all of us and giving the world a lot more charm in the process. [Read more...]

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Boba Fett Goes to the Ball: Geeky Additions To Thrift Store Paintings

Monday 02.17.2014 , Posted by
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Wandering through the aisles of your local thrift store can be a great time. From finding stylish vintage threads, to rummaging through piles of books to find that hidden gem, there’s always a lot to see… but there’s often an overlooked pile of old paintings too. Those amateur works of art haven’t escaped the eye of New York artist Dave Pollot – or his paintbrush for that matter. He’s been giving old paintings a truly geeky makeover, adding characters like ‘Bender’ from Futurama and the ‘Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’ from Ghostbusters to the recycled canvases. As he puts it, his work is “art with a sense of humor.” [Read more...]

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