Antiheroes is an Instagram photographic project by Spanish artist Susana Blasco that combines vintage photographs with everyday objects to create funny and bizarre portraits. The project was born by accident when Blasco was snacking on some nuts while making a collage out of antique photographs. One fell from her hand and onto the decades-old print, transforming the anonymous subject into a bizarre character, ripped from the pages of a whimsical storybook. The beauty of Blasco’s village of mutants lies in the fact that she never has to physically tear or cut the original prints as is usual in similar collages; she simply sets some object or another onto the surface of the sepia artifacts. Continue reading »
For her Shoplifting project, the British artist Lucy Sparrow had fun recreating the most stolen objects in the stores of Great Britain. Some soft and childish creations made of felt, which illustrate the banal criminality of everyday life. Pregnancy tests, champagne, beauty cream, meat, condoms, alcohol or adult magazines, the Shoplifting installation was presented last November at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London. Continue reading »
Paul Fuentes is a talented graphic designer, photographer and surrealist artist based in Mexico City, who enjoys staging everyday objects into surreal and colorful compositions creating pop mashups. By combining two elements into one, his mash-up is a fun mixture of pop art and surrealism in vibrant colors. Continue reading »
Yahav Draizin is a talented photographer and artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Yahav works in advertising as a deputy c.e.o for JWT Israel. He creates stunning images by combining everyday objects with images on his iPhone, and it’s simply brilliant. “As part of my job, and my passion, I’m constantly looking for inspiration to boost my creative skills and I love doing it by taking photos with a twist,” Draizin explaines. Continue reading »
German artist Martin Roller constructs assemblages of objects in hilarious and astonishing ways in his body of work. Taking found object from the streets of Berlin, he photographs interesting mash-ups of everyday objects and remnants of trash, transforming their original function. Continue reading »
With her series ‘Stop Watch’ artist Tineke Meirink proofs that ‘it’s just more fun to take a closer look’. The Dutch artist takes photos of everyday objects found on the streets that are mostly dull or even invisible to most people but not to her. Tineke Meirink recognizes the beautiful potential in them, revealing it to us by digitally drawing delightful characters on the pictures. That way the photos get a whole different meaning, they come to life. She hopes it makes people realize that everything has its beauty. Continue reading »
English artist, designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox is at it again with a series of bizarrely creative inventions, only this time he enlisted kids for help. He set up an Inventors Project shop in Sunderland and South Tyneside, then asked over 450 children to draw their ideas for inventions. Wilcox then enlisted local makers and manufacturers to bring those objects to life. Continue reading »
Photographer Peechaya Burroughs‘ playfully minimalistic shots contain a contagious amount of positivity. Through Burroughs’ unique lens, a yellow/orange balloon becomes a perfect egg yolk, food is transformed into artistic material, and origami is magically brought to life. No matter what the concept, each image showcases the artist’s imaginative ability to see the extraordinary in everyday items. Continue reading »
With a creative eye, the casual observer can espy characters or faces in the everyday objects all around us. French artist Gilbert Legrand takes this a step further by painting and otherwise modifying totally mundane objects to turn them into cute characters and give them new life.
Legrand lets his active imagination soar by painting small details onto these everyday objects to help us see them the way he does. With the addition of a face and maybe some arms and legs, a paintbrush can become a mangled fox, a hinge can become a shady salesman, and a juicer becomes a woman emerging from a pool.
Hopefully, Legrand’s wildly imaginative creations will help you find the fun characters hidden all around you!
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