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Dutch Artist “Peels Away” The Surface Of Iconic Characters, Revealing What’s Really Hiding Inside Of Them

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Stefan Thelen, also known as Super A, is a Dutch artist who uses traditional painting techniques to deconstruct our well-known cartoon, fairy tale and pop culture characters. He created the series “Trapped” in which he “peels away” the surface of iconic personages revealing what’s really hiding inside of them. 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 »

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 »

“We’re Volcanoes Just Waiting to Erupt”: The Superb Collages by Gary Pursell Klatt

Gary Pursell Klatt aka buuutcher is an digital artist based in US. He makes beautiful pop surrealistic collages. Glitches, broken spaces and reflections. 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 »

‘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.

Top Gun

“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 »

The Colorful Conceptual & Pop 3D Artworks by Kota Yamaji

Kota Yamaji is a Japanese digital artist based in Tokyo. Fascinated by computer graphics and video editing, Kota creates his own pop and surreal world. Continue reading »

Artist Reimagines Disney Characters As Famous Classical Paintings And Pop Culture References

Many of us know the most popular classical paintings—well, at least what they look like. Sadly, fewer know the names of the paintings and of the painters who created them. With this in mind, this artist decided he would do something to make people more interested in classic art. 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 »

Care Home Residents Recreate Popular Album Covers

Robert Speker – an activities coordinator at a care home called Sydmar Lodge in England – got creative to cheer up the residents, and came up with an entertaining idea of a photoshoot recreating classic album covers with Sydmar Lodge’s workers and residents. Continue reading »

“Wet Dreams”: The Superb Digital Artworks by XSULLO

XSULLO was formed in 2015 by Nick & his wife Gaby as a creative passion project. Since then the art duo has gathered an internet pressence on social media. Continue reading »

“PURE CHAOS”: The Superb Crypto Pop Artworks of Anna Louise Simpson

Anna Louise Simpson aka Miss AL Simpson, an artist based in Scotland, was making traditional collage art when one of the main crypto art platforms contacted her to see if she was interested in tokenizing her pieces. 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 »

Pop Stars Get ‘Vaccinated’ In Photo Collages by Eisen Bernardo

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According to an artist: “This is to increase awareness and conversations regarding vaccination against Covid-19. I combined pop album/single covers with vaccination photos. The results are funny and tongue-in-cheek collages. 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 »

“False Gods”: The Superb Retro Aesthetic Artworks of Fârzad Borousan

Fârzad Borousan, known as VΞRTIGO; a young and talented Iranian digital collage artist who creates multi-dimensional comic-book inspired surrealist pop-art with a vintage sci-fi aesthetic. Continue reading »

“Unpopular Culture”: Artist ‘Uncovers’ The Disturbing Behind-The-Scenes Of Popular Characters

Pop culture is always changing and never stops evolving. There are different movies, music genres, songs, and characters that shape our culture and they change every year, if not every month. However, certain characters stay with us for a long time. Like Disney, Pokemon, Dragon Ball, and many others. Artist Alex Solis decided to take these well-known characters and add a weird and even disturbing twist to them. Continue reading »