Celebrities are placed in vintage ads by David Redon

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 10 April 2014

We all love a great vintage ad, but Paris-based art director David Redon has taken it a step further. What he’s done is taken modern day celebs and placed them into clever vintage ads. Stars such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Rihanna, and even Beyonce are used in his project. Redon says of his work: […]

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Your favourite celebs as teens (bad hair, denim-on-denim and all)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Thanks to AnOther magazine, we’re treated to celebs as you’ve never seen them before: pre-teeth straightening, pre-hair stylists and pre-cool. Yes, it’s celebs as teens. There are quite a few fun snaps in this collection, including a somewhat plain-looking Angelina Jolie, a denim-on-denim Christian Bale (we’ll forgive him), a great portrait of teenaged Steve Buscemi, […]

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Well known celebrities as Star Wars characters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Saturday 14 December 2013

Empire Peaks is a fun series created by Seattle based artist Michael Leavitt, depicting all your favourite celebrities, politicians and dead historical figures as, what else, Star Wars characters.

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Celebrities with manga makeovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 25 September 2013

We don’t even recall how we got here, but these manga-inspired images of celebrities are pretty cool. Who knew, for instance, that Scarlett Johansson could look right at home as a pink-haired manga babe with emerald green doll-like eyes?

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Celebrities with Lana Del Rey’s lips

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 16 September 2013

Of all the numerous things that have eclipsed the wide, wide world of pop culture in the past year or so, none are quite as curious as Lana Del Rey’s enormous lips. Which makes it fittingly entertaining to look at these priceless photoshopped images of celebrities with their lips Del Rey-ed — to the extent […]

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Dito Von Tease recreates iconic characters with fingers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 28 August 2013

You’ve got to love Italian artist Dito Von Tease. First of all, what a cool name (Dito Von Tease? Dita Von Teese!). Dabbling in what he calls ‘ditology’, he creates finger portraits that are so good, it almost makes us ashamed of the dull lives our thumbs have led to date.

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Celebrity selfies: Neil Gaiman, Tilda Swinton and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 7 August 2013

So, selfies, these ubiquitous self-portraits that everyone takes on their cellphones. It’s such a huge phenomenon that The Guardian asked some celebrities to share their take on the selfie. Looking at Tilda Swinton’s selfie, it looks like she may well be an avid Instagramer.

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Brazilian kids correct celebrities’ grammar on Twitter

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Celebrities have been known to exhibit the worst behavi… we mean, grammar. Seriously, just look at their tweets. So Red Balloon, an English school in Brazil, hit upon the idea of having their 8 to 13-year-old students tweet back at celebrities like Paris Hilton, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, to correct their grammatical errors in their […]

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Incredible scribble portraits of celebrities by Vince Low

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low has a portrait style all his own. His series of celebrity portraits look like elaborate doodles with a remarkable realism to them. You can see the smooth, fluid motion in each stroke, and his drawings almost look effortless.

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Pictorial collection of passports of famous people

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 18 July 2013

We are loving this pictorial collection of passports that belong to some ridiculously famous high-flying individuals like Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, David Bowie, Muhammed Ali, Rene Magritte and Marilyn Monroe. Yes, famous folk move in famous circles, but even so, they need this humble piece of paper identification to get around anywhere.

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Musicians make the oddest backstage demands

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 18 July 2013

Harry Hargreaves‘ recent photography series revolves around the strange backstage requests made by some of the world’s biggest music names. Just so you know, Marilyn Manson really likes gummy bears, while Prince likes coffee and tea with honey, lemon, sugar, cream, fresh ginger root… plus a physician at hand for vitamin B12 jabs. Then there’s […]

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Hollywood star charts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 1 July 2013

UK-based collective Dorothy — or Ali, Phil, Jim and Tich — are beckoning us to go on another round of film class following their terribly cool Film Map.

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Mashups of famous faces from past and present

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Toronto-based graphic designer and photographer Marc Ghali cleverly mashed up faces of famous personalities from past and present in the most freakily seamless way with his Then & Now project. James Dean somewhat lives on in Brad Pitt, while Princess Diana somewhat lives on in Kate Middleton — it’s like whoever lived in the past […]

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Bob Dylan goes to summer camp

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 17 June 2013

Ah yes. It’s summer again and all the children are heading off to have adventures at summer camp. It’s a glorious, old tradition that almost everyone has experienced at some point. Check out these photos of famous icons at summer camp. There’s Bob Dylan at Herzl Camp,  Natalie Portman at drama camp, Leonard Cohen at Camp […]

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Portraits of celebrities by Carmine Bellucci

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By Carmine Bellucci in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 May 2013

To do a portrait of a person is to dig deep into his or her soul, to understand what they do and why they do it, and then make it visible. When this person is a celebrity, the job is harder because they’ve already gone through many interpretations. Still, you have to find something new. […]

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