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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
TextaQueen (TQ) takes felt tip markers to a whole new level. They are used to create larger than life portraits full of detail and complexity. TQ’s series of movie posters titled We Don’t Need Another Hero, references a pop cultural format, using humour to comment seriously on the effects of colonialism on Indigenous and other people of colour.