Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.
What would the logos of famous superheroes and villains look like if you updated them with modern calligraphy? Mexico-based graphic designer David Milan explores this question with his series of pop culture calligraphic logos.
You’ll want to sink your teeth into studying human anatomy with these delectable diagrams made by Glasgow University student Mike McCormick. Using various candies, he’s able to recreate parts of the human body in the sweetest way possible. For instance, the belly is illustrated by lining it with licorice sticks and gumballs, then labeled neatly to make the study material easier to digest.
Cory Casella wins the prize for the most artistic doodles ever. Because though these may look like they’re drawn the traditional way, Casella actually uses just one line for each illustration.
New Zealand-based designer David Creighton-Pester puts the ‘Super’ in ‘Super Mario’ by illustrating the beloved moustached hero wearing suits inspired by the likes of Batman, Captain America, and other cartoon characters.
Copenhagen-based artist ‘Huskmitnavn’ doesn’t just see a sheet of paper as, well, a sheet of paper. Rather, he sees a medium that can be manipulated in many ways, allowing his anamorphic characters to come alive.
UK-based designer Rob Draper puts the ‘art’ in ‘culinary art’ with his collection of typography works on unconventional canvases. Instead of using paper, Draper chooses other materials like tissue paper, coffee cups, pencil shavings, and most impressively, food.
In his adorable series, Redditor ‘Luke_Hero’, places mouth expressions on his patient and cooperative cat, creating portraits of a feline who can work the camera.
Charlie sure makes for a cute serial killer or psychopath. In his series ‘Run for Your Life, Charlie Brown’, UK-based cartoonist Dennis Davies re-imagines one of our favourite ‘Peanuts’ characters as famous horror genre icons. Illustrating in the style of Charles M. Schulz, Davies transforms Charlie Brown into villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Sadako.
Disney rebooting all of its films with Baymax as the main characters sounds like a great idea! Scotland-based artist Demeria Skye has come up with a series of doodles that imagines Big Hero 6’s Baymax as different Disney characters.
Art that’s sure to perk up your morning. UK-based illustrator Maria A. Aristidou creates paintings of famous characters not with paint but with something more brew-tiful: coffee.
We’ve officially gone overboard, internet. BuzzFeed community member ‘Dannnnnnnnnnnny’, created a parody of the whole ‘Disney Princesses as…’ mashup phenomenon by depicting them as lukewarm bowls of water. Yes, you heard that right.
Think science is just for guys? One illustrator is celebrating the mighty accomplishments of women in science
Science is definitely not a guys-only field. Artist Rachel Ignotofsky knows this all too well and creates a series of imaginative illustrations inspired by the women who changed the course of history through science.
It appears that monsters have their metaphorical monsters to deal with too. In a series of adorable illustrations, artist Teo Zirinis of ‘HandsOffMyDinosaur!’ imagines what it would be like if famous monsters had issues and feelings just like us. Turns out, we’re not too different after all.
We’ve long loved superheroes for the seemingly impossible things they do. Sadly, we’ve also long loved the seemingly impossible bodies they have. The team at Bulimia.com, a website dedicated to helping people with eating disorders, is trying to change that.