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 »

Cute Cookie Shots With Pop Culture Characters Come Filled With Milk Or Cream

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Tustin, California-based luxury cookie boutique The Dirty Cookie bakes adorable shots filled with milk or cream. Toast to your friends with cookies fronted by Star Wars, Baymax or Mickey Mouse characters. Continue reading »

Bring The Beat Back: Youth Culture And Energy Of The 80s New York

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Born in Brooklyn in the 1960s, Jamel Shabazz wanted to be the witnesof his generation, its culture, its lifestyle. He begins the photography at the age of 15, by documenting the streetlife of the African American community of New York. His fantastic images capture the energy, love and unity in the New York of the 80s as no any others ; these became the icons of Big Apple over the last 40 years. His work immortalized a whole generation exposed to the civil rights movement and to the Vietnam War, a generation which gave birth to the graffiti and the hip-hop. Continue reading »

Soviet Youth Culture: Goths, Punks And Metalheads Of The USSR

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Rapid development of youth subculture 1970s and 1980s generated lots of different trends which still exist in one form or another. The Soviet Union was not the exception; goths, punks, rockers and metalheads of the late USSR are remembered by their radical self-expression and the extravagant style.

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France, Often Late To U.S. Culture, Had A Great Reaction To Getting “Game Of Thrones” On Time

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To promote French cable provider Canal+ airing the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere at the exact same moment it debuts in America on HBO (that’s 3 a.m. on April 25 for those en France), agency BETC created a clever outdoor campaign. Continue reading »

Barcelona Floors: Photographer Inspires Us To Look Down And Discover City’s Culture

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While visitors to Barcelona are craning their necks towards the top of Sagrada Família, or looking out to sea at Barceloneta Beach, they might be missing one of the city’s most overlooked treasures — its floors. To tell the story of the historic Catalonian capital from the ground up, German photographer Sebastian Erras collaborated with Pixartprinting on the series Barcelona floors. The photographic report takes viewers on a visual journey through the city’s streets and landmarks, uncovering the intricate mosaic patterns and vibrant tile motifs native to the culture and community of the place. Continue reading »

Inspired By The Pop Culture: The Explosive And Colorful Paintings Of James Rawson

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The paintings of the British artist James Rawson, defined as a postmodern pop artist, who mixes painting and collage to create explosive and colorful compositions, filled with references to movies, brands, comics or iconic objects. James Rawson revisits the pop culture of the last 50 years, but also the societal problems like over-consumption, poverty, junk food or the omnipresence of advertising. Continue reading »

Surreal Art By Tony Futura Makes Fun Of Consumerism And Pop Culture

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Tony Futura, a digital artist based in Berlin, creates surreal art that seems to poke fun at the materialism and pop-culture focus of modern Western life. His light-hearted and funny digital art is often charged with sexual energy. Continue reading »

Hillary White Puts Pop Culture in Classic Art

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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird

We look at a lot of pop culture mashups here, but there’s just something about the mashups of illustrator Hillary White, probably because they show a clear knowledge of art history and technique. And then they use that knowledge to put Muppets, Star Wars, Voltron, and Silent Hill characters and more in famous paintings, like Domenichino’s The Maiden and the Unicorn. Continue reading »

Vivid Color Photographs Show Iconic Beach Culture of Miami Beach in the Late 1970s

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Throughout the 1970s, a young photographer named Andy Sweet documented the personalities of Miami in vivid color. In 1977, Sweet returned to the area after completing his studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and set out to document South Beach’s vivid old-world culture. Continue reading »

Roller-Skating Culture in USA

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Roller skaters dance to the music under a banner of U.S. President Barack Obama at “The Rink” during an evening session in Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2015. A handful of decades-old skating venues put Chicago at the center of a vibrant African-American subculture of urban roller skate dancing that stretches from Atlanta to Detroit and from Los Angeles to New York. While mainstream roller skating has been on a long decline, a new generation of skaters travel a circuit of rinks around the country to compete and show off their moves. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)
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November 29 – December 5: The Week in Arts and Culture, Part 1

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Jerel Rodriguez, left, 23, and Monique Bell, 22, both of Miami, look at wall art by Ron English, Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Wynwood Walls in Miami. Art Basel Miami Beach, the contemporary art fair that doesn’t officially begin until Thursday has already has overtaken parts of Miami. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)
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