Pop culture nail art that also comes in 3D

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Everything’s in 3D nowadays, even your nail polish! Netherlands-based artist Nina Van Oordt creates nail art that will drive any geek girl crazy. Included in her long list of designs are characters from ‘Pokemon’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Flabby Bird’, and ‘Monsters Inc.’

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Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone finally gets a video and it’s interactive

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Forty-eight years! We waited forty-eight years for Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone to release a music video! Credit belongs to (apart from Mr. Dylan himself) Vania Heymann, a 27-year-old Israeli ‘viral video whiz’ who’s created commercials for the likes of Pepsi and American Express. So why will this become viral? It’s because the music […]

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Dan Meth’s Pop Culture charts really make maths fun

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Who can make math fun? Illustrator Dan Meth can, that’s who. Hs pop culture charts makes maths fun. Be it Venn diagrams, bar charts or flow charts, these drawings help to show the things we love, in quantifiable terms. From film trilogies, to New York City sitcom maps, to a handy size chart for sand […]

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Coins with pop culture alter egos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Here’s a secret: The guy engraved on the dime, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is actually Merman from Spongebob Squarepants. Actually, many of the people you see in coins are superheroes and pop culture characters. What we once thought of as political and historical figures are actually the heroes and villains that we see in comics and […]

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Masterpieces of superheroes: illustrations by Olly Moss

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Illustration on Thursday 3 October 2013

UK-artist Olly Moss fascinates with his posters and illustrations which are mostly focused on superheroes. He creates outstanding pieces that sometimes appear as ‘simple’ as a paper cut but always impress with their richness of detail.

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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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Pop culture icons, happily ripped apart

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Monday 12 August 2013

Genova-based digital artist and illustrator Rubens Cantuni really likes his colors. For his colorful Happily Melting Portraits series, he paid tribute to pop culture icons by ripping their famous mugs right across the face.

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Pop culture characters “Simpsonized”

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Brussels-based artist ADN decided to take celebrities and characters from popular television shows and reinterpret them as if they were in The Simpsons. It’s a simple but funny idea, and the characters are completely recognizable in their Simpsonized state.

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Imaginative pop culture icons drawn by Fabian Ciraolo

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

I love everything about Fab Ciraolo’s artwork: the hues, warped placement, and his imagination. In particular, I dig the way he magically portrays characters and pop icons (Ms. Monroe, The Exorcist, Dorothy, Mother Teresa, Edward Scissor Hands and Aaliyah, to name a few). It’s seductive, you can’t ignore it.

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Pop culture condoms: Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 17 July 2013

So, that Daft Punk song that has been the source of much, er, sonic intercourse. It’s not much of a stretch that Get Lucky condoms — official Daft Punk merch at that, mind you — are the real deal and will be available later this year.

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Clusters of crowds as pop figures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 18 June 2013

I chanced upon Indonesian artist Syaiful A Rachman’s 153 x 153 cm portrait of Michael Jackson at OdeToArt gallery recently, and it was amazing to zoom in on the acrylic painting and see how crowds of tiny little anonymous people make up the big picture. Rachman has used a similar approach and point of view […]

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Remaking pop culture icons as religious idols

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 22 February 2013

Cross pop culture with religion, and you’ll get Soasig Chamaillard’s Apparitions series, which includes the Virgin Mary restored as pop culture icons like My Little Pony (unsurprisingly dubbed My Little Mary) as well as Super Mario (that ‘stache!). We also love how Chamaillard also turns the table on these pop culture characters, and remakes them […]

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Fun Switcher: tons of great sound clips just waiting to be flipped on

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Thursday 14 February 2013

It’s time to turn up the fun! The Fun Switcher is awesome website that has tons of great sound clips just waiting to be flipped on. Choose from thousands of famous pop-culture references all cued up to just the right moment. Anything from the viral hit song Gagnam Style, the Facebook chat alert, or the […]

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Mangled depictions of pop culture by Ryan Trecartin

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By Kim Talon in New Art on Monday 28 January 2013

Iʼm obsessed with video artist Ryan Trecartin, or rather, his awe-inspiring and mangled depictions of popular culture. There is no way to really explain the way he consumes and re-expresses the media as a whole. You just have to watch it for yourself. I saw some of his work as part of the Andy Warhol […]

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Is Gary Jones the next Banksy?

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By Kyle Renwick in New Art on Monday 28 May 2012

Artist Gary Jones combines mainstream media events with references to art history. The end result is a genuine rival to Banksy. Well, at least, we think so.

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