Tumblr blog “If Paintings Could Text” refreshes classic paintings with humorous text messages. It imagines what the people in these paintings would say if they could send text messages to each other, revealing the subjects’ ‘true’ feelings in modern day contexts.
US-based artist Robert DeJesus has been accepting commissions by strangers to draw Japanese anime-inspired portraits of themselves based on photographs they submit. Using pencil, DeJesus incorporates the typical visual characteristics of an anime character—like large eyes, big hair and exaggerated expressions—into his drawings.
London-based creative agency Human After All has created an illustrated movie-themed deck of playing cards, called the ‘Cult Movie Cards’. The illustrated deck is a celebration of cult movies, featuring 52 characters from well-known films such as The Shining, Pulp Fiction, and Fifth Element. These characters are masterfully hand-drawn by award-winning illustrator and the agency’s creative director Paul Willoughby.
When Brazilian illustrator Rafael Mantesso divorced with his ex-wife, she took all of the furniture with her, leaving behind an empty house with white walls. All he had was Jimmy Choo, his bull terrier. Mantesso started painting and drawing again, which is when his buddy Jimmy lent him a paw by posing for some silly illustrations.
The “Skateographie” series of French-based graphic designer and illustrator John Rebaud shows some of the most famous skate tricks in pretty posters like the Ollie, Kick Flips, Nose Grinds or the Hand Plant.
While her minuscule, detailed paintings are some no bigger than a thumb nail, there’s nothing small about Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots’ talent. And with her new project, 365 Postcards for Ants, we get to see a bit of it every single day. The intricacy in her paintings contradicts their size, so we’ve included their measurements to show how incredibly tiny they actually are. Lorraine says she enjoys working on such a small scale because she really has to pause and get close to the piece to see it clearly. She says that the whole idea behind the project is to dedicate an hour a day to making a tangible version of any tiny detail that would normally go unnoticed.
“It all began with two porcelain parakeets on the windowsill of the house next door. I got even more intrigued when I noticed that there were days when the parakeets would be looking out of the window, and there were days when they’d be facing the room. I couldn’t figure out what the birds were trying to tell me, my imagination was drawing its own pictures, but one thing was clear to me: the birds belonged to an old lady. Since then every time I was out on the street I would look up and notice more and more windows with budgies in them. Pretty soon I noticed other recurring patterns – skeletons, dogs, comic book characters, and human figures. I began classifying them. These “signs of life” provided very personal information about other people’s lives and the worlds unknown to me.” – Daniel Zakharov
New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck seeks to capture the thrill and beauty of surfing in his gorgeous images of crashing waves awash with the glow of natural sunlight. Transporting the viewer right into the depths of the ocean, the dynamic photos bring time to a breathtaking standstill. Enormous waves, frozen right in their instant of breaking, appear as pristine and clear-cut as glass, rendered in incredible shades of blue, turquoise, emerald, and gold from the rays of the sun.
Scott C has definitely become a main actor of the pop culture art. With his Great Showdowns, he confronts the best characters from the best pop culture movies in a talented, funny and cartoony way.
Sports-inspired athletic brand Hall of Fame continues their Fall 2014 campaign with the second delivery for this season. The lookbook was shot on location in New York City with calisthenics workout team BarStrazz, and features illustrations by The Social Trust.
Christian Borger a Boston based photographer is exploring New York in a different way.
Tumblr blog ‘tindermatches’ was started by Martins Zelcs to showcase his illustrations of his favorite Tinder matches. Using the profile photos displayed by the Tinder users, Zelcs created uncanny illustrations of them.
Photography student Tomas Januska brilliantly captured the “temporary state of weightlessness” and the endless fun experienced in jumping through his aptly named photo series, ‘Gravity’. For his photo series, Januska asked his subjects, a mix of people unfamiliar with dance or sports, to make between 150 to 600 jumps in front of his camera, leaving them to create their own poses.
Toronto-based designer Ben Johnston was asked to create a mural for the new Sierra Nevada brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. It was created over 3 weeks and showing the process of beer making. The size of the mural was 1600 sq ft and created using only Sharpie China Markers with the aid of scaffolding.
An anonymous man who goes by the moniker ‘Naked Handstander’ seems to be on a mission to capture as many photos of himself doing naked handstands in various places around the world. On his website, the Naked Handstander posted photos of himself doing handstands in his birthday suit at various landmarks in 17 countries. So far, he has visited places like the Great Wall of China, and the Brighton Beach in United Kingdom.