Stunning Vintage Photos That Capture New York’s Subway Since The ’80s

The Travelers. Brooklyn. Early 1980’s

Legendary New York-based fashion, documentary and street photographer Jamel Shabazz has been scanning the scenes of New York City for about 40 years now, reflecting its lifestyles, moods, fashions, and social struggles. Jamel Shabazz’s work goes far beyond photography, it is pure sociological documentation which has immortalized decades of New York City’s culture. Continue reading »

Twisted & Satirical Pop Culture Characters By Dan LuVisi

“A creepy trip down memory lane” …may be the best way to describe the “Popped Culture” series by LA-based concept artist Dan LuVisi where he features the most beloved characters from our childhood, in some unlikely, gruesome, and violent settings. Continue reading »

Makeup Artist Turns Her Lips Into Cute Pop Culture Characters

London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has found a creative way to show her incredible painting and makeup skills to the world. She uses lipsticks and paint to create all sorts of cute pop culture and cartoon characters on her lips, making them a part of the whole artwork. Continue reading »

NSFW Outrageous Pop Culture Graphic Designs That Will Undoubtedly Amuse You

If you’re having a dreary day, the work of Milan-based art director Stefano Fraone could well put an end to this. The self-professed “visual guy between minimal and baroque” creates pop culture-inspired graphic designs, showcased on his Instagram account @_dotpigeon, that will not only inspire you, but also crack you up. Continue reading »

This Guy Continues To Paint Pop-Culture Characters Into Old Thrift-Store Paintings

Dave Pollot (previously) is a US painter who brings new life to old and forgotten art. He buys thrift store paintings and perfectly “enhances” them with pop culture symbols, giving a cool, nerdy spin to what’s dusting away inside cracked frames. Continue reading »

Stripped-Down Pop Culture Tattoos Of Jeremy D

In the contemporary tattoo industry, talent and recognition no longer depend on the number of years of practice. Case in point – Brisbane, Australia-based tattoo artist Jeremy D who’s been practicing his art for just over two years. Continue reading »

This Girl Makes A Pop-Culture-Inspired Pies That Would Be A Sin To Cut

These days food gets photographed so much that it has to be pretty. Especially if it’s pies. Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (previously featured) is a confectionery artist who makes sure this happens – she bakes pies that are too nice to eat! Continue reading »

Artist Wil Hughes Shows How Pop Culture Icons Would Look In Real Life, And It Will Give You Nightmares

Australian digital artist Wil Hughes, who studies animation at Griffith University in Brisbane, has a unique talent; he turns beloved, usually family-friendly pop culture icons into nightmarish demons that look like they clawed their way straight out of Hell. Continue reading »

The Apocalypse Of Pop Culture By Filip Hodas

Filip Hodas, AKA Hoodass, is a freelance 3D artist from Prague, Czech Republic, who does surreal and mind-bending renderings that are truly out of this world. Continue reading »

Cats And Pop Culture – The Lovely Earrings By Catmadecom

When cats meet pop culture, an adorable collection of earrings created by the young Russian designer Rita, aka Catmadecom. From Pokemon to David Bowie through Adventure Time, Totoro or Sailor Moon, Rita transforms her cats into pretty creations. Continue reading »

Cute Cat Culture Goes Too Far With Japan’s Freaky Cat-Theme Masks

Japanese society places a great value on personal hygiene, and that extends to taking care of your skin. But just because the country is serious about grooming doesn’t mean it can’t have fun with the process, as evidenced by the variety of playful themed skin care masks that have gone on sale. Continue reading »

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 reading »

Mike Miller’s Photography Captures ’90s Hip-Hop And Lowrider Culture To The Fullest

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With a first edition print run already dwindling down to below 100 copies left, this might make a great, and perhaps rare gift for the holidays: Photographer Michael Miller’s West Coast Hip-Hop: A History In Pictures is a 200-page 9″ x 12″ coffee table book that collects Miller’s images of many of hip-hop’s most important artists (e.g. Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort etc.) in their ’90s prime. Continue reading »

François Dourlen Blurs The Line Between Popular Culture And The Real World With His iPhone

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The pairing of Instagram and the iPhone led to a lot more creativity than the average selfie. As a matter of fact, people all over the photo-sharing platform are using Instagram to find new ways to make sharing pictures fun again. Instagrammer François Dourlen is a perfect example. The France-based teacher uses Instagram in his spare time to upload awesome, creative images, bringing his favorite cartoon characters and pop culture icons to life. Keep in mind, Dourlen does all of this just using his iPhone and his imagination! Continue reading »

Beautiful Pop Culture Illustrations By Alice X. Zhang

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Alice X. Zhang graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design. Her chief influences are literature, cinema, and television. Likewise, the subjects of her wildly colorful digital paintings are often movie characters. Zhang is currently based in New York. Continue reading »