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Dan Shearn’s Movie Posters & Pop Culture Illustrations

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Dan Shearn is a graphic designer from the UK who draws inspiration for his work from legendary pop culture icons from the 1980s and 1990s. Continue reading »

Amy Coleslaw’s Love Affair with Needle Felting and ’90s Pop Culture

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Amy Coleslaw started needle felting in 2017 after a trip to Vancouver, Canada. While visiting Granville Island Market, she encountered a needle felt artist and was astounded by the work. She knew instantly that it was something she wanted to try. Continue reading »

Exploring the Wide-Ranging Influences in Gabi de la Merced’s Artistry

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Born in Madrid, Gabi de la Merced pursued traditional animation studies at the Madrid School of Film (ECAM). Alongside his work as a colorist for films and commercials, Merced also worked as an illustrator. Continue reading »

A Visionary Odyssey into Asian Heritage Through The Artworks of Nalta

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Nalta is a forward-thinking visual artist hailing from Indonesia. Nalta’s art career has been significantly influenced by a profound respect for Asia’s extensive cultural legacy, specifically the Nusantara. With a deep comprehension of and respect for Asian decorative art, Nalta produces mesmerizing works that honor the various ethnic customs of this area. Continue reading »

Time Travel through Sculpture: Where Pop Culture Meets Faux Archaeology

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Joshua Goode is a modern artist who crafts whimsical sculptures drawing inspiration from iconic pop culture figures. His pieces are more than mere eye-candy; they dive headlong into the depths of history and archaeology, unearthing whimsical narratives through faux artifacts, simulated digs, and spoof documentaries. Continue reading »

This Artist Merges Laughter and Design in Pop Culture Parodies

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Meet Rafael Jurado aka Raffiti. He’s a 33-year-old illustrator hailing from Granada, Spain, and presently calls Barcelona his home. Raffiti’s designs are printed on merchandise, primarily t-shirts, by companies across the globe. Continue reading »

The Artistic Magic of Margaret Scrinkl: How Paper Meets Pop Culture

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Margaret Scrinkl is a talented paper artist who has found inspiration in the world of entertainment. In her own words, she describes herself as a “huge fan” of movies and TV shows, and she often immerses herself in various genres while crafting her unique paper art pieces. Continue reading »

Consumerism Transformed: German Studio Foreal’s Digital Art Project

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German studio Foreal has created a unique digital art project that aims to draw attention to our society’s consumption habits. By transforming everyday items and packaging into imposing robotic figures, Foreal highlights the impact of consumerism on our daily lives. Continue reading »

Exploring the World of Pop Culture through the Eye of Victor Garcia

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As an avid fan of pop culture myself, I am constantly in awe of Victor Garcia’s talent as a concept artist and character designer. His digital paintings are a feast for the eyes, with their vibrant colors and attention to detail. Continue reading »

Artist Created Heart-warming Tribute Illustrations Of Those We Lost In 2022

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According to Martin Bruckner: “We lost so many amazing people in 2022. I do tribute portraits for a living so when someone in the public eye passes, I do my very best to do an illustration to honor them. Below are some of my memorial portraits from 2022. They will all be deeply missed. And I know I missed a few, but I did my best to do as many as I could.” Continue reading »

A Carpet Enthusiast Has Created Rugs Featuring Popular Anime and Cartoon Characters

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It’s incredible to think that carpets can now be made in any shape or form. Whether you want a carpet shaped like an avocado or one featuring a popular meme, it’s possible thanks to the talents of this Tennessee-based artist known on Instagram as carpet.nerd. With over 200,000 followers, this artist creates rugs featuring beloved cartoon and anime characters. Continue reading »

The Baby Superstar: An Artist Has Used AI to Imagine Famous Pop Culture Characters as Babies

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California-based designer Gil Finkelstein uses his imagination and AI to transform iconic characters into babies. Gil adds a touch of humor to his creations by exaggerating certain features and adding comical expressions to these little versions of music, film, and political legends. Continue reading »

Life Before iPods: 26 Vintage Photographs Show the Heyday of Boombox in New York City From the 1980s

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Those of us who lived in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s can testify to the very serious quality of life issues – graffiti covered subways, vandalism, garbage, crime, noise, drugs. The streets were minefields of dog poop just waiting for the next victim, those unfamiliar with the terrain or seasoned New Yorkers who had a momentary lapse of attention to the sidewalks. It was a very rough time and not the promised land at all. Continue reading »

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 »