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 »
Evgeny Filatov is a multidisciplinary designer & art director based in Moscow, Russia. Let’s take a look at his successful and creative attempt to transform famous classic album covers into modern outlined icons. Continue reading »
LA-based artist Jeff Victor illustrates the evolution of iconic pop culture characters with an ‘adorkable’ twist. Today, he is back with a spin-off illustration series called Mini Evolution that shows our favorite characters before and after they went through a change. Whether it’s a secret superhero identity, character development, or different versions of the same character—you’ll surely enjoy a geeky recap of pop culture’s finest in Victor’s own cute style. Continue reading »
BurpZine is an Instagram series created by pastry chef Erik Vernieuwe, in cooperation with photographer Kris De Smedt, in his spare time. The series is exactly what you think it is – sausages dressed as celebrities, art pieces, and cartoon characters. Continue reading »
Anthony Rondinone is an artist born and raised in the Bronx. He works with multiple different mediums two of the main ones being Oil and Ink. Continue reading »
In an ongoing series entitled, “Icons Unmasked”, artist and illustrator Alex Solis imagines what the true identities of famous characters in tv and film might be. The Wisconsin-based artist uses a wacom tablet to draw his digital illustrations and he has amassed a huge following online for his entertaining artworks. Continue reading »
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 »
A classic of the genre is taking iconic figures of yesteryear and updating them in today’s fashion. We had a previous post that did just that, taking icons of art history and making them into hipsters. Now we are back with a similar concept, this time from UntitledSave, an artist based in Porto, Portugal. 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 »
What if the Mona Lisa got tired of her old silk robes and decided to trade them in for a trendy jumpsuit? That’s exactly the kind of scenario Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka specialises in bringing to life, and he does it with pure wit. Continue reading »
One accident inspired painter Aja Kusick to create a wonderful series that mashes up pop culture elements with expressive van Gogh’s style.
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 »
Revival is a collaboration between illustrator Libby van der Ploeg and Brooklyn based shop Dusty Rose Vintage. the illustrated series depicts 10 inspiring women whose style and thinking has had a lasting influence on our culture; including Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Debbie Harry, Bettie Page, Julia Child, Josephine Baker, Bjork, Joan Rivers and Lauren Bacall. Continue reading »
When you think of enchanting images of Hollywood stars — Marilyn Monroe wrapped up in silk sheets, Audrey Hepburn flashing a knowing grin — do you wonder about the person behind the camera? And how they possibly captured that delicate moment?
For the past 50 years, photographer Douglas Kirkland has found new angles on the world’s most familiar faces. The Fort Erie transplant still surprises himself with stories from the field; like that time Elizabeth Taylor agreed to let him photograph her after a prolonged break from the public eye.
Douglas Kirkland was born in 1934 in Fort Erie, Ontario. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look’s 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine. Continue reading »
Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Don’t Speak Its Language
George, Steven and Florian, are three friends that got together to create a t-shirt that makes it easier to communicate in a foreign language when you are traveling. It all started when one of the friends was traveling by motorbike in rural Vietnam, and their motorbike broke down. Continue reading »
“After a huge success that we had with Ugly Birds for Twitter we have decided to continue development of icons that our users could use for Twitter. This time we’ve decided to cover all possible styles and implement them on the same bird’s shape. This is what we’ve come up with so far, but it is work in progress and we would like to extend this list, so if you have ideas for other interesting styles that we haven’t covered yet, do send us a tweet @designcontests and we may include it into the next release.” Continue reading »