This Artist Draws Comics To Blow Off Some Steam During The Coronavirus Pandemic

This Artist Draws Comics To Blow Off Some Steam During The Coronavirus Pandemic

According to Mark Zukor: “Who says you can’t have a little fun during dark times? Certainly not me. That’s why, to blow off some steam during the pandemic, I’ve been making cartoons about my experience. Continue reading »

These Marine-Themed Cakes Are The Coolest Treats We’ve Seen In A While

These Marine-Themed Cakes Are The Coolest Treats We’ve Seen In A While

The Covid-19 pandemic has made vacationing in a tropical island paradise a lot harder this year, but you can satisfy your craving for tropical destinations as well as your sweet tooth with some ultra-realistic paradise island cakes. We didn’t even know something like that even existed, but it turns out some cake masters are so skilled that they can recreate a tropical island setting using regular baking ingredients, food coloring and jelly. Continue reading »

“Mersey Paradise”: Photographer Tom Wood Spent Decades Photographing The Pubs, Clubs And Bus Rides Of Liverpool – And The People Who Inhabited Them

Looking for Love (‘Anyone got any hairspray?’), 1983
"Mersey Paradise": Photographer Tom Wood Spent Decades Photographing The Pubs, Clubs And Bus Rides Of Liverpool – And The People Who Inhabited Them

Between 1982 and 1985, Tom Wood took photographs in the now-demolished Chelsea Reach nightclub in New Brighton. Shooting in the dark on busy nights, Wood evokes the noise and heat of the club through the bawdy, drunken and unselfconscious interactions of the customers. These photographs were only possible because Wood was accepted as a regular who was known to many of the clientele. Continue reading »

Vintage Portraits Of Psychiatric Patients In The Late 19th Century

A set of portraits from an unidentified psychiatric hospital most likely in France or Germany. These were taken some time in the 1880s.

Vintage Portraits Of Psychiatric Patients In The Late 19th Century

When Hugh Welch Diamond photographed psychiatric patients at Surrey County Hospital in the 1850s, he believed the camera was a new technology that could record things beyond human perception. In one way he was right; photographs could capture objects invisible to the naked eye. He was mistaken in believing that abstract ideas would freely offer themselves to the photographer. A photograph of a psychiatric patient was not a photograph of their illness. Continue reading »

Thai Woman Cosplays As Zombie To Sell Dead People’s Clothes Online

Thai Woman Cosplays As Zombie To Sell Dead People’s Clothes Online

A 40-year-old Thai woman has been getting attention on Asian social media for her ingenious strategy of selling second-hand clothes online. Since most of her garments come from dead people, she decided to cosplay as a zombie during online livestreams. Continue reading »

Russian Literature: The Choice Of Asian Girls

Russian Literature: The Choice Of Asian Girls

For some reason, Asian girls like to take pictures of themselves with books. Quite interesting that their choice is very often Russian books – classics, scientific and technical literature… Continue reading »

The Porcelain Figurines Project – The Culmination Of High-Speed Photography

The Porcelain Figurines Project – The Culmination Of High-Speed Photography

Martin Klimas (previously) is a fine art photographer based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Drawing inspiration from photographers and inventors such as Eadweard Muybridge and Dr. Harold Edgerton, Klimas uses the latest technological advancements in high-speed photography to capture a split-second of movement. Continue reading »

South Korean Artist Park Pyeongjun Creates Superb Fantasy And Sci-Fi Illustrations

South Korean Artist Park Pyeongjun Creates Superb Fantasy And Sci-Fi Illustrations

Pyeong Jun Park is a professional Illustrator and Digital Artist, born in South Korea but currently living in Meguro-ku, a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading »

From Amazing To Downright Scary, These 69 Design Decisions In Soviet Apartment Buildings In Lithuania Are Far From Boring

From Amazing To Downright Scary, These 69 Design Decisions In Soviet Apartment Buildings In Lithuania Are Far From Boring

Anyone who’s ever visited a post-soviet country would’ve probably noticed some dull and depressing Eastern Bloc apartment buildings. Designed solely for one purpose—to put a roof over the heads of as many residents as possible, as quickly as possible—these buildings are definitely not the greatest example of charming architecture. Continue reading »

When Dozens Of Whales Arrived In Small Newfoundland Town, This Photographer Took Out A Drone To Take These Aerial Pics

When Dozens Of Whales Arrived In Small Newfoundland Town, This Photographer Took Out A Drone To Take These Aerial Pics

According to Darren Hatt: “On July 22, 2020, dozens of humpback whales arrived in the small town of Sunnyside, Newfoundland. This time of year, it’s common to see them breach the water as they hunt for caplin. It’s less common to see so many arrive so close to town. Continue reading »

“Submerged”: New Underwater Artworks By Jason deCaires Taylor

"Submerged": New Underwater Artworks By Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor (previously) is a sculptor, environmentalist and underwater photographer who places his public artworks at the bottom of the ocean in locations scattered across the globe. Continue reading »

“Dreaming Of Us”: The Superb Digital Cyberpunk And Dystopian Art Works Of Leopoldo D’Angelo

"Dreaming Of Us": The Superb Digital Cyberpunk And Dystopian Art Works Of Leopoldo D'Angelo

Inspired by Cyberpunk and Synthwave culture, Leopoldo D’Angelo, known as Dangiuz, creates post-apocalyptic and dystopian scenarios. The Italian artist deals with Computer Graphics, Digital Art and 3D arts. Continue reading »

Fight Like A Gentleman: The Art Of Self Defense, ca. 1940s

Fight Like A Gentleman: The Art Of Self Defense, ca. 1940s
The Square America Archive

While we’re all cooped up inside we might as learn how to protect ourselves from knife wielding villains. Here’s a small series of photos instructing you how to deal a knife wielding fiend. Continue reading »

These Incredible Sand Sculptures By Andoni Bastarrika Are The Ultimate Childhood Dream

These Incredible Sand Sculptures By Andoni Bastarrika Are The Ultimate Childhood Dream

Remember when you were little and you were building sandcastles on the beach? In your mind, they were tall, abundant, rich, but in reality, there were…well, not that great. These incredible sand sculptures by Andoni Bastarrika are so lifelike and cool, that I wish I had him around when I was a kid playing in the sand. Continue reading »

“Unnatural History”: Pop Culture Icons Undergo Taxonomic Studies With Vintage-Style Illustrations

"Unnatural History": Pop Culture Icons Undergo Taxonomic Studies With Vintage-Style Illustrations

Austin-based artist Chet Phillips offers a new spin on some of the most iconic movie characters of our time. In his latest artistic installment, the illustrator depicts pop culture icons as vintage, taxonomic pieces in his series entitled, “Unnatural History.” Continue reading »

This Awesome Vending Machine Offers Short Stories And Poems Instead Of Snacks

This Awesome Vending Machine Offers Short Stories And Poems Instead Of Snacks

A small start-up company in Grenoble, France has conceived and executed an awesome idea: the Short Edition vending machine! Continue reading »

“Let The Water Be Your Guide”: The Ultra-Realistic Watercolor Paintings Of Marcos Beccari

"Let The Water Be Your Guide": The Ultra-Realistic Watercolor Paintings Of Marcos Beccari

Marcos Beccari is a watercolor painter and philosopher. He was born in Sao Paulo, December 26, 1987. He has a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of São Paulo, MSc in Design and graduated in Graphic Design, both from the Federal University of Paraná. He currently works as Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Paraná, lecturing in the Graphic Design Course and in the Postgraduate Program in Design. Continue reading »

An Illustrated Police Equipment Catalogue From 1891

An Illustrated Police Equipment Catalogue From 1891

This Catalogue of Bean’s Patent Police Equipments from 1891 features a range of weaponry and apparatus for keeping the peace, enforcing the status quo and cracking the heads of anyone deemed criminally deviant. Produced in Boston by John P. Lovell Arms Co., this is a policeman’s ‘how-to’ guide. Continue reading »

“Back To The Nature”: Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

"Back To The Nature": Artist Combines Everyday Objects With Plants To Create Intriguing Sculptures And Installations

Christophe Guinet, known as Monsieur Plant, is a French artist who creates intriguing and unique sculptures and installations of plants and other organic materials. He masterfully brings them together with everyday objects, making unique works of art. Guinet was born in Paris, but spent his adolescence between the city and the countryside, where he developed a strong interest in the world of plants, which became his passion and work. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants

Thomas Jefferson (Left), 1800 And Shannon Lanier (Right) Sixth Great-Grandson Of Thomas Jefferson
Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants

Fueled by his passion for history, photographer Drew Gardner recreated portraits of some of the world’s most famous historical figures, featuring their direct descendants as models. Continue reading »

Offensive Plates To Insult Your Guests With Class

Offensive Plates To Insult Your Guests With Class
StudioFroezel

Social norms might restrict you from revealing to people how you feel about them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get around it. We have created a collection from various Etsy sellers of delicate series of not-so-subtly insulting plates “for the lady who speaks her mind”. Continue reading »

Pageboy: One Of Iconic Women’s Hairstyles Of The 1970s

Pageboy: One Of Iconic Women’s Hairstyles Of The 1970s

The pageboy is a modern hairstyle named after what was believed to be the “pudding-basin” haircut of a late medieval page boy. It has straight hair hanging to below the ear, where it usually turns under. There is often a fringe (bangs) in the front. Continue reading »

Artist Shows How Cartoon Characters Would Look In Real Life, And The Result Is Scary And Disturbing

Handsome Squidward
Artist Shows How Cartoon Characters Would Look In Real Life, And The Result Is Scary And Disturbing

Cartoon characters from popular TV shows usually remind us of some warm memories from childhood. Remember when you used to sit on the sofa on weekend mornings and watch cartoons on mute before your mom caught you not sleeping? Continue reading »

“Eighth Wonder Of The World”: The Sacred Orthodox Rock Church Of Saint George In Lalibela, Ethiopia

"Eighth Wonder Of The World": The Sacred Orthodox Rock Church Of Saint George In Lalibela, Ethiopia

The Church of Saint George was carved downwards from a type of volcanic tuff. This is the sole architectural material that was used in the structure. It has been dated to the late 12th or early 13th century AD, and thought to have been constructed during the reign of King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, of the late Zagwe dynasty. Continue reading »

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

The Incredible Psychedelic Paintings Of Yoko d’Holbachie From The Other Side Of The Rainbow

Yoko d’Holbachie was born in 1971 in Yokohama, Japan. She studied Art and design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has worked as a freelance designer for advertisements, books, magazines, and video games. Continue reading »