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A Reverse Listening Device, and other Variations on Normal, From Dominic Wilcox

Monday 01.27.2014 , Posted by
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Dominic Wilcox has a vivid imagination, and a sketchbook chock full of ideas to prove it. Like some nutty professor, he conjures up devices to make the world a better, more interesting place… never mind how impractical, bizarre or utterly crazy they may be. In his recent window display for London’s famous Selfridges department store and their Festival of Imagination, he’s taken 14 pages from his sketchbook and brought them to life – the results are stopping foot traffic and entertaining minds. [Read more...]

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Tangled Graffiti Paintings Depict Erotica and War

Monday 01.20.2014 , Posted by
'BA KE MONO Bomb-Rotic Kaotica' by CJ Hungerman

What is the relationship between sex and war? Chicago painter CJ Hungerman explores this question using erotic imagery as vehicles for destruction. As ‘silly’ as these complex narratives visually appear the artist intelligently offers an approachable context, sex and humor, from which to dissect important contemporary issues like technology, politics, and freedom. [Read more...]

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We Have a Winner: Steve Kardynal’s Chatroulette Performance of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Wednesday 12.25.2013 , Posted by
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In case your Christmas needs a few more laughs, here’s Chatroulette like you’ve never seen it… and that’s saying a LOT. Steve Kardynal, known as a Chatroulette Performer decided to vamp it up for the unsuspecting masses of the internet, performing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” [Read more...]

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Coolness Graphed: Charting Life with Bar Graphs and Humor

Wednesday 12.18.2013 , Posted by
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Coolness Graphed has been charting life and its relative coolness or ‘uncoolness’ for the past two years. RC Jones began the project as a creative outlet to counterbalance a boring day job, and within three months of publishing on tumblr, the project was receiving attention from national media including Forbes and MSN.

Earlier this year, a collection of graphs was published in a book that seems perfect for geeky gifting. In the announcement of his book deal, Jones shares, “Less than a year ago I got an email that I could tell was very important because it contained the phrase “you had us at ‘sporklift.’” [Read more...]

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Cats are Male Models, and Here’s Proof

Tuesday 11.19.2013 , Posted by

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Did you ever think there was more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? Yeah, neither did we. If there’s one segment of our society that knows it best, it’s muscle ripped male models. I mean, look at those poses! Giving a little lip bite; doing a little stretch; standing in the pouring rain… there isn’t a single place these dudes can’t look good. But, it’s come to our attention that they’ve got competition – and it wouldn’t be the internet if it wasn’t from cats! [Read more...]

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Pucker: Capturing a Baby’s First Lemon Experience

Tuesday 11.05.2013 , Posted by

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All by itself, eating a lemon can be a truly shocking experience… but what if that lemon was the first you’d ever encountered? Photographers April Maciborka and David Wile teamed up to create their recent series Pucker. In each instance babies were handed their very first lemon and encouraged to take a bite. Just looking at their images will make your lips twitch. [Read more...]

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Star Wars’ Imperial Forces Invade the Quaint Paintings of Thomas Kinkade

Saturday 11.02.2013 , Posted by

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There are few art critics who would label themselves as fans of Thomas Kinkade’s idyllic paintings, but you’d be surprised who the new enemies of his painterly cottages and mountains have become: the Star Wars Imperial Forces. In a brilliant mashup, Jeff Bennett has been inserting tulip stomping AT-ATs, bird frightening Imperial Star Destroyers, and arsonist Storm Troopers into the famously bucolic works. The countryside will never be the same. [Read more...]

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Classic Books Retitled Like They Were Blog Posts

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

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Ok, if I was going to title this article like the “click-bait” titles that are everywhere on the internet, it would probably have been “You won’t believe these classic books retitled as blog posts!!!. It seems that every title that we click on is something “you won’t believe” or “you’ve never seen before”, but that’s today – what about yesterday? This imaginative and fun series from College Humor re-imagines book titles from history (and not so long ago) giving them all the buzz worthy titles that would have you plucking them off the shelves (or at least of the internet). [Read more...]

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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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Logical Fallacies Explained With Fun Animal Illustrations: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Wednesday 09.18.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever found yourself on the losing side of an argument you couldn’t even understand? It’s likely that that argument was one of the many examples in the recently released online guide, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. This absolutely endearing read, authored by programmer Ali Almossawi and illustrator Alejandro Giraldo, uses fun animal illustrations to demonstrate logical fallacies; like being guilty by association or appealing to someones ignorance. [Read more...]

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