Darkly Humorous NSFW Paintings Critique Society’s Relationship With Technology

After resisting technology’s pull for a long time, artist John Jackson gave in to buffering, dwindling memory, and social media, which inspired a series of nude figurative paintings that, in turn, interrogate society’s obsession with all things tech. The Nashville-based artist produced this Technology Series, and it features things like Apple’s spinning wheel painted onto a landscape, Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring holding a pearly cell phone instead, and, in Facebook Sunset, a couple on a beach who may be thinking about their News Feed, or instead actually on Facebook thinking about the beach. Continue »

Street Artist Martin Whatson Incorporates Grayscale Characters Into His Colorful Murals

Martin Whatson is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention. Continue »

Women Bathe Themselves In Gliter And Pose For An Empowering NSFW Photo Shoot To Selebrate Bodies Of All Shapes And Sizes

Nude photo shoots are a popular and increasingly common way to spread empowering and inspiring body positive messages to women of all shapes and sizes. And one group of women from Brisbane, Queensland, have added a colourful twist to the trend by taking part in a shoot covered head to toe in lashings of rainbow glitter. Continue »

Women Selling Booze: The Ladies Of Vintage Alcohol Advertising

Allow me to boil down the entire marketing strategy for nearly every alcoholic beverage company in the 1960s-1980s: Babes Sell Booze. Whether it was beer or tequila, the selling tactic of choice was almost always this: have a hot model in the advertisement – end of story. This sex-sells strategy continues to this day, but there was something special about the simplicity of the approach and the sheer number of times it was used in decades past that makes these old advertisements so wonderfully interesting to look at today. Continue »

Illustrator Repaints Disney Princesses In Her Unique Style

If you spend your days surfing the never-ending Instagram feed, you might’ve already heard of a freelance illustrator called Isabelle Staub, who rocked the platform with her fresh reimaginings of classic Disney Princesses. What you might not know, though, is that this series also helped the artist to get out of a serious creative block. Continue »

Sumo Wrestlers Enjoy Cherry Blossom Season

Even the best sumo wrestlers can’t spend all his time in the dohyō (the sumo ring). Sometimes they’ve just got to go out and (bend the tree branches down with their super strength so they can) smell the flowers. Continue »

Traveler Leaves Hilarious Graffiti Hidden For Hotel Guests In Rooms He Has Stayed In Over The Last 11 Years

Tucked behind picture frames, inside bedside bibles and on top of toilet cisterns – one traveller is letting hoteliers know exactly what he thinks of their establishments. Self professed ‘comedian and hotel graffiti artist’ David Bussell has spent 11 years leaving his mark on rooms on his travels across the country and world. Continue »

This Instagram Account Gives Celebrities The Best Weed Beards And Mustaches

An Instagram themed around making marijuana beards on magazine portraits started as a joke while getting high. Michy, one of the two Vancouver natives behind the budding page PeopleIRollOn, took the cover of Maxim’s July 2015 issue and began taking pictures of Taylor Swift’s face with a mustache she made of weed. Continue »

Artist Ben Evans Brings Weed Smoking Into His NSFW Art To Make It More Colloquial And Less Stand-Offish

When he was younger man, illustrator Ben Evans, AKA Ben Is Right, spent a lot of time sneaking bong rips in friends’ bedrooms. That’s why when he goes to draw one of his colorful weed smoking portraits, he starts with small studies of interior settings like bedrooms and bathrooms which he says, “have an inescapable rawness about them that feels like an extension of the figures themselves… There’s so much time and life that we put into our personal spaces and the places we feel most comfortable within. Continue »

Animals Etched Onto Dirty Cars By Russian Artist Nikita Golubev

Over the last few weeks, Moscow-based artist and illustrator Nikita Golubev has taken to the streets to etch images of animals onto the sides of completely filthy vehicles. The reductive process involves creating “clean” spots by wiping or scraping his images onto the gritty surface of each car. Continue »

Pop Culture Icons Invade Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Painting In Adorable Series

One accident inspired painter Aja Kusick to create a wonderful series that mashes up pop culture elements with expressive van Gogh’s style.

Snoopy and Charlie

Everything started when an education blog mistakenly shared Aja’s painting of the Eiffel Tower as Van Gogh’s. However, the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 and Van Gogh died in 1890, having spent his last years in the south of France, so it’s very unlikely that he even saw the iconic tower. Continue »

Artist Ted Chin Creates Stunning Dreamlike And Surreal Photo Manipulations

Ted Chin is a talented photographer, digital artist and filmmaker currently based in San Francisco, California. Ted received his BA in Computer Art from the State University of New York College at Oneonta and Master’s Degree in Animation from The Art Institute of California-San Francisco. He creates mesmerizing composites that seem to stem from another world where everything is possible. Continue »

This Campaign Promotes Pet Adoption Through Brilliant Optical Illusion Photos

We all know that photography can be a powerful tool for sending a message. A recent campaign from an animal shelter in India is a beautiful example how photography conveys a strong message and calls to action.

A series of photos created for ‘World for All’ shows that there’s always room for a pet in a family, and these pictures show it in a very smart and unique way. They resemble the double meaning optical illusions; only they were made through photos, not drawings. Photographer Amol Jadhav took photos of families and used background, shadows, and lights to create a blank space shaped like an animal. Continue »

Delicious Food Crowns Self-Portraits By Lauren Hom

Lauren Hom is a talented artist, illustrator, designer and letterer who was born in California and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her California-based design studio, Hom Sweet Hom, has done work for clients such as Starbucks, AT&T, YouTube and TIME Magazine. She focuses on “branding, typography, and everything funny/yummy/pretty”. Continue »

Fashion In Early Photography – Glamorous Photos Show Female Models In Victorian Era

Clothing for women in Victorian era was utterly feminine, and was designed to emphasize the much-admired small waist. Ladies wore as many as seven petticoats under their voluminous skirts, and bodices were high necked, long sleeved, and tightly fitted to the body. Continue »