Category: Art

Jun 09 2014

Tetanus, the Lifestyle: Artist Pieces Together Buildings from Found Materials

Cape Town, South Africa-based artist and photographer Justin Plunkett took a bunch of photos of ramshackle structures and living situations and mashed them together into glorious monuments to… something I’m sure. Looks kind of hazardous to me. interesting, and fun to look at, but hazardous. I wouldn’t go close enough to any of these buildings …

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Jun 05 2014

More than a Little Creepy: Doubleparlour Sculptures

Sometimes artists manage to find a niche for their art right at the bottom of the uncanny valley. You know that sinkhole in the bottom of the valley? That’s where the creatures that inspired the sculptures above live. They may have even crawled all the way out of the cave under the sinkhole. Say hello …

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Jun 04 2014

This Watermelon Bites Back: Beautiful Alligator Carved from Watermelon

  Who are these people and why do they get all the talent where it comes to fruit and vegetable carving? I can’t even carve a decent pumpkin without one of those stupid patterns that never turn out how I hope. I think it’s probably a patience thing. I don’t have the patience to wait …

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Jun 03 2014

Available in the Used Meat Department: Tauntaun Butcher Chart

When you’re stuck on the ice planet Hoth and you have to survive a frozen night outside of the base what do you do? Obviously you slice open your recently deceased tauntaun and climb inside. What about if you’re just craving a nice steak and the last of the space cows escaped from the corral? …

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May 28 2014

Do Not Want: Killer Cartoon Characters

Those dutiful followers among you will remember DeviantArtist DanLuVisiArt from a post I wrote about a year ago. Here is more of the same from him. Your favorite childhood characters turned to drug-addled killers. I always kind of figured all my most beloved characters had some secrets. They are movie and TV people after all. …

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May 27 2014

No New Ideas: Marvel and DC Superhero Equivalents

If you haven’t noticed over the last 30 years of weekly trips to the comic book store, a lot of the superheroes from DC and Marvel comics are basically the same. Like a lot, a lot. I could go into reasons why but I won’t waste your time because I know you don’t care. And …

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May 21 2014

Hypotheticals: If Famous Cats Existed as 8-Bit Video Games

You you recognize the cat above? “That’s a cat?” Yes, that’s a cat. In fact it’s your favorite cat named Sylvester. This is Sylvester as he might have looked in an 8-bit video game in the 80’s. He’s not the only one that got this treatment though. An artist has created a whole set of …

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May 20 2014

The Old Switcheroo: Mythical Creatures Re-Ordered

sometimes it’s fun to take an existing idea and turn it on its head. Or to chop its head off and stick it on the other end. That’s where most horror movie come from. Tumblr blogger Charmingly Antiquated did just that with some of your favorite mythical creatures. Specifically they rearranged a centaur, harpie, mermaid …

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May 19 2014

Dystopian Disney: Artist Explores the More Disturbing Side of Disney

Artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros created a set of images he calls DisHollywood that explores the darker, more disturbing side of animated Disney movies. And… he pretty much nails it. The results are pretty disturbing. I always liked to imagine the Disney universe as a happy place full of kindness and sunshine. In this reality …

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May 19 2014

Usefulness Questionable: Imagining a Bad User Experience

When you think of getting a bad user experience do you ever think of anything more that software. I’m gonna guess no because it seems like it’s only software that is becoming less and less useable over time. It absolutely amaze me that companies can put out crappy software and still stay in business. But …

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