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Blockheads: Pop Culture Halloween Acrylic Artworks by Dave Burke

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“Blockheads” is a series of spooky three-dimensional artworks by California-based artist Dave Burke. These acrylic on thick canvas paintings are experimentations in trompe l’oeil, an attempt at depicting dimensional illusion. You can reach out to Dave directly if you’re interested in buying one of his pieces. Continue reading »

This Artis Creates Attractive Hay Sculptures of Pop-Culture Characters

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According to Jean Marie Smith: “I absolutely adore Halloween! Ever since I was a kid it has always been my favorite holiday. I was lucky enough to get in on the ground floor of a local Halloween event 16 years ago and went from face painting to sculpting and painting hay bales. Continue reading »

Gold Portraits: Pop Culture 3D Artworks by Mohamed Halawany

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“Gold Portraits” is a series by Mohamed Halawany featuring famous cartoon characters and superheroes covered in 3D gold. Continue reading »

Pop Culture Posters & Illustrations by Tomasz Majewski

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Polish illustrator and graphic designer Tomasz Majewski combines traditional techniques with digital work to produce cool pop culture creations. Continue reading »

Illustrator Shows The Cultural Difference Between The East And The West

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Berlin-based designer Yang Liu creates illustrations that show the cultural difference between the East and the West. Yang Liu was born in 1976 in Beijing. After studying at the University of Arts Berlin, she worked as a designer in Singapore, London, Berlin, and New York. Continue reading »

Ethno Photographer Anna Senik Captures the Cultural Heritage of Ukraine

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Anna Senik is on a mission to capture Ukraine’s cultural heritage before it’s lost forever. In her series of portraits, she showcases the traditional clothing of Ukraine’s various regions and ethnic groups. Continue reading »

The Pysanka — Ukrainian Easter Eggs with Strength

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Thousands of years ago, agrarian people living in the area now known as Ukraine depended on the sun for survival. It gave them light, warmed them and made their crops grow. Not surprisingly, they came to venerate the sun as one of their most-important gods and created rituals to honor this deity. Pagan spring rituals celebrated the return of the sun after a long, dark winter and the humble egg played a central role in this celebration. Continue reading »

Naughty, Heroic, Mysterious and Fascinating Asian Girls in Superb Illustrations by Zeen Chin

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Zeen Chin is a concept artist from Malaysia who draws pretty girls in a crazy, punk setting mixed with bizarre images from traditional Asian cultures. The resulting eclecticism is amusing, though a little frightening. Continue reading »

Twins Show What Pop Culture Characters Would Dress Like In Real Life

Ever feel like you have nothing to wear even with a closet full of clothes? Yes, us too. Although who would’ve thought that it’s possible to look for outfit inspiration in famous pop culture characters – even the animated ones. Continue reading »

Artist Gives A Comically Exaggerated Representation Of Popular Characters And Phenomena In His Paintings

Painting has been considered high art. Thinking about paintings, one usually imagines big museums filled with thousands of exhibits and tourists sympathetic to art. Probably the vast majority of people find paintings very expensive and made for rich people or the elite to understand and enjoy. However, Travis Chapman might change your mind about this form of art because his artworks offer funny approaches to famous images borrowed from pop culture. Continue reading »

Artists Combine Classical Paintings And Halloween Pop Culture

Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s excited to see some spooky and scary things. There is no exception for all the digital designers and artists out there. Many of them are already participating in Inktober 2021 and doing all kinds of other creepy, cool projects. Continue reading »

John Thomson’s Remarkable Photographs of China from the 1870s

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John Thomson (1837-1921) created work that was ground-breaking and pioneering. Far more pioneering than an innovative coiffure or a teen’s product placement on YouTube. Continue reading »

Artist Hilariously Reveals What’s Happening Outside The Frames Of Famous Music Album Covers

The covers of the most famous music albums are iconic in their own right. The images are often very powerful and game changing, and become associated with the artist, the music, and the era itself, and the most original ones of them all dictate the trends for decades. Some of these images are even considered perfect. Which is why nobody in their right mind would want to add something a little extra to them, you know, to make it better… right? Continue reading »

“Before I Forget”: The Colossal Pop Culture Artifacts From the Future Past by Ruben Kos

Rbnks is the motion graphics & animation studio of Ruben Kos, based in the centre of Utrecht. Continue reading »

Artist Shows Us What Famous Characters Would Look Like In Real Life

Cartoon characters are far from being realistic and most of us can’t even imagine what they would look like if they existed in real life. That’s when artists come to the rescue and show us what famous characters would be like if they were more human. Continue reading »

Hilarious Dictionary of Finnish Language And Culture

Instagram account @SuomiDictionary collects funny and clever Finnish words and sayings and translated them to English language. Check out some of our favorites below, and don’t forget to follow them for more! Continue reading »

‘80s Pop Culture Icons as McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s launched the Happy Meal across the US in 1979, and it will forever feel very ‘80s. (Especially if you grew up in the 1980s.) Like so many ‘80s icons, the Happy Meal’s combination of tasty concept and slick packaging make it a design classic. The Toy Zone, a toy retailer, worked with CGI artist Jan Koudela to cook up imaginary Happy Meal toys and boxes in the style of our favorite and most iconic ‘80s screen heroes.

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“Sometimes serving your country and quietly believing yourself to be “the best of the best” is not enough. Sometimes you want a trophy that says TOP GUN on it, too. When you’re casting that kind of arrogance, only one man will do: The Cruiser!” Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Thought-Provoking Illustrations About Modern Day Issues

FadiToOn (Fadi Abou Hassan) is a widely published and award-winning freelance cartoonist. He lived as a refugee in Syria until the uprising in 2011, and is known for his many cartoons commenting on the everyday life and political events in Syria and the Middle East in general. His cartoons focus on human rights, women’s rights, and political violence taking place in the country. He is very critical of the political elite in Syria. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Hilarious Combinations Of Popular Characters In Iconic Scenes

Many fans get excited when movies or TV shows feature characters from different franchises or even universes. These mash-ups are intriguing: the characters interact with each other in really unique and interesting ways, the fandoms get to mingle, and many more plot possibilities open up. Continue reading »

The Beauty Ceremony of the Traditional Kosovar Wedding Face Painting


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A Kosovar Bosnian bride Sellma Demirovic has her face painted by Aziza Sefitagic on her wedding day for a traditional ceremony in the village of Donje Ljubinje, Kosovo. Continue reading »

Artist Mixes Up Paintings With Pop Culture, and It Makes Us Want to Look Twice

According to Ertan Atay: “There are collages in anachronism, neo dada and surrealist styles in my works. I can say the main theme is pop art collages. I like to bring different objects together. And I like to combine unexpected things with the simplest and humorous language by blending my work with both emotional and humorous language. I can say I’m happy as long as I create. Other than that, I love creating special feelings that bring people together. I am happy to make many people from different countries of feel the same thing.” Continue reading »

Artist Classified Pop Culture Characters By Species And Here Are What 11 Teams Look Like

According to Linda Bouderbala: “This is what inspired me to create this new series, in which I classify all these characters with their fellow creatures of the same species as if we were doing a big family photo. Here are my first teams, I hope you will like them!” Continue reading »

The Crazy Hair of Mexican Cholombiano Subculture in Photographs by Stefan Ruiz

Featured below are photos of Mexican urban teens by photographer Stefan Ruiz. These weird hairstyles and distinct outfits are a part of Cholombiano subculture which they represent. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Creates Sinister Parodies of Retro Pop-Culture Pictures

Instagram account BubblePunk alters vintage pop-culture pictures through the mighty Photoshop, adding the text in order to give them a different meaning with a comedic effect. Warning: not for the easily offended people! Everyone else: scroll down and laugh! Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Beautiful Polish Folklore Costumes In A Painting-Like Style

According to a photographer Anna Węcel: “My name is Anna Węcel, and I show the beautiful Polish folklore in a painterly way. I’m a children’s photographer from Poznań, who created a “Painterly folklore project”. The project aims to show how beautiful, varied, and colorful folk costumes from different regions of Poland are. Continue reading »